I just returned home from judging a show in Italy and doing a clinic afterwards. My last trip to Italy was several years ago when I did several clinics for Belgium and Italy.
I was stunned at how far the Europeans have come in training their horses. I really enjoyed judging the non-pros and open riders. During the clinic, I had the opportunity to ride several horses I would love to show here in the States. I also had a chance to visit one of my all time favorites, What A Wave, on whom I was the NRBC Derby Open Reserve Champion. It was a great trip!
Reining horse professional Craig Schmersal is the 4th all-time leading rider, with earnings of more than 3 million dollars!. Over the last decade, Craig has won almost all of the major reining events, often taking all three of his entries into the finals.