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After her bridle broke, Ms Dreamy finished her career in style, carrying Dan Huss through the remainder of their pattern bridleless. • Photo by Shane Rux

Voting Open: Reiner Ms Dreamy Candidate For U.S. Equestrian Horse of the Year

Ms Dreamy recently wowed fans when she and trainer Dan Huss completed a bridleless reining pattern after an equipment malfunction at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show. Now, she’s one of five horses in an online vote for U.S. Equestrian National and International horses of the year.

Her biography on hailed the Ms Dreamy’s accomplishments at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games in North Carolina, as well as her past exploits as the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship and AQHA Amateur Reining World Championship.

Each year, US Equestrian names a National Horse of the Year and an International Horse of the Year from the Horses of Honor roster. Winners are determined based on the results of online voting, which is open now through midnight, Thursday, Jan. 3. The 2018 National and International Horse of the Year will be awarded Saturday evening, Jan. 12 at the Horse of the Year Awards presented by AON during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Ms Dreamy (Magnum Chic Dream x A Gal With A Gun x Colonels Smoking Gun[Gunner]) made headlines in September when she and Huss earned Individual silver and Team gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. She retired with an Equi-Stat record of $171,764.

Owned by Frederick Christen, Ms Dreamy was bred by Jana Leigh Simons, of Aubrey, Texas.  

Anyone can vote in the USET awards. Voting is at

Other nominees for the USET awards, called Horses of Honor:

• Eddie Blue, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (show jumper).

• Verdades, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding (dressage).

• Cobra, a 2004 Mustang gelding (Western dressage).

• Karsten, a 2011 Friesian stallion (breed champion).

• Private Practice, a 2010 Holsteiner gelding (hunter).

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