US Equestrian has named a group of up-and-coming athletes to the U.S. teams for the 2017 SVAG Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders, to be held Aug. 9-12 in Givrins, Switzerland. Platinum Performance will serve as the title sponsor for the junior and young rider teams at the inaugural championships.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce the return of the Collegiate Judging Contest at the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show.
During the Wild Card Reining Challenge 4-Year-Old Futurity Open, Gabe Hutchins rode Ladi With A Gun to a 219.5 from the 21st draw. The score topped the Level 4 Open and seemed like it would hold for the win, but then Legends West and Andrea Fappani marked the same score from the 32nd draw. There was a tie.
The second edition of the Wild Card Reining Challenge, held May 24 - 27 at the South Point Hotel and Casino, drew reiners of all kinds to Las Vegas. In addition to a full slate of ancillary classes, the event featured a 4-year-old futurity.
Tying for the Carolina Classic Derby Level 4 Open win in 2016 was a great achievement for Lil Dreamin Magnum and Jeremy Gates, but the team refused to settle. They returned to the show this year with their eyes on the prize, and that focus was rewarded with all the glory from the Level 4 Open Championship.
The partnership between Tracey Pearson and Gun Code may be new, but spectators at the Carolina Classic in Williamston, North Carolina, most likely couldn’t tell. The duo quickly hit their stride and rode the wave straight to the top of the Derby Non-Pro, held May 12.
Holly Maq Gun has made the finals at several major reining events, like the 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the 2015 High Roller Reining Classic and the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic. But the gelding (Hollywoodtinseltown x Gunners Doll x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) fell short of taking home a Championship.
There was a chill in the air on April 28 at the Best Little Derby in the West, but it didn’t take long for things to heat up at the Ford Idaho Horse Park.