Europe has another top reining event – the High Class Reining, a $120,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)-approved event at Weikersdorf, Austria, scheduled for July 22-25. The main sponsor is Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel’s KL Performance Horses, who also support other renowned NRHA events like the NRHA European Futurity in Kreuth, Germany, and the NRHA European Derby in Italy.
For years, Weikersdorf has been the location of the Austrian Quarter Horse Association Championships and the Austrian State Championship. In 2013, Elli and Jorg Preimesberger bought the facility and founded the High Class Horse Center – a beautiful facility specialized on the needs of show horses and their riders. Today, it is one of Austria‘s main centres for Dressage and Western riding. It is also the home of Austrian reiner Markus Morawitz, who claimed team bronze at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. View a video of the facility online.
The High Class Reining includes three events: the $90,000 plus 50-percent added money High Class Reining Maturity for 5- to 8-year-old horses, the $20,000 plus 50-percent added money High Class Reining Stakes for 4-year-old horses and a $10,000 plus 50-percent added money NRHA Ancillary Show. The event is a qualifier for the 2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championships. The High Class Reining 2015 will be judged by five international judges. Deadline for entries is July 1.
livescoring, as well as a livestream via RHV Video.The riders will find an excellent show facility with two indoor arenas and an outdoor arena, which will get a roof for the event. The facility provides 100 box stalls in their stables. There will be VIP areas, as well as exhibition space and a big restaurant tent, which is taken care of by the facility’s excellent Rider’s Lounge. There will be