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The 2019 Americana show in Germany will feature added money reining, cow horse and cutting competitions. • Photo by Slide Or Die.

Americana To Offer Added-Money Championships For European Cutters, Reiners

The 2019 Americana horse show will offer lucrative added-money events for cutters, reiners and other Western riding disciplines at the event slated for September in southern Germany.


The show, which is slated for Sept. 4-8 in Augsburg, will showcase the continent’s cutters in the €12,000 ($13,643)-added European Championship Cutting Open and the €6,000 ($6,822)-added Non-Pro European Championship. In 2017, Italian Martina Annovazzi claimed the Open aboard Highbrow Time (High Brow CD x One Time Soon x Smart Little Lena).


Reining is expected to be top-notch at the show, which in recent years, Americana has featured the stallion What A Wave performing in front of thousands of spectators during his National Reining Horse Association Open World championship-winning campaigns.

In 2019, the show will feature a €40,000 ($45,482)-added  Bronze Trophy Open as well as a €7,000 ($7,959)-added Intermediate Open. There also will be a €10,000 ($11,371)-added Non-Pro,  €7,000 ($7,959)-added Intermediate Non-Pro, €5,000 ($5,685)-added Maturity Open and €4,000 ($4,548)-added Maturity Non-Pro.

Reined Cow Horse

Although reined cow horse competitions are not often seen in Germany, the discipline has long been a part of the Americana show. The first European Reined Cow Horse Association (ERCHA) Futurity was held at Americana, and has since been held at the show every two years.

This year, the Futurity will offer a €17,000 ($19,328)-added purse. The show also will have a €9,000 ($10,233)-added ERCHA Nation’s Cup featuring team and individual rankings.

Other classes

In 2019, the Americana will also offer added-money events in trail and ranch riding. It also will, for the first time, offer a non-pro ranch riding class. Additional details about the schedule and classes will be posted online at

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