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2017 SVAG FEI World Reining Championships Junior and Young Rider Team Named

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NRBC ChicsDreamOfDiamonds JMedows 17KBPJack Medows at the 2017 National Reining Breeders Classic, where he showed Chicsdreamofdiamonds to the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. • Photo by Kristin PitzerUS 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.

NRHA Collegiate Judging Contest returns for 2017

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nrha photoThe Collegiate Judging Contest will return to the NRHA Futurity and Adequan NAAC Show this year.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.

Fappani and Hutchins Tie for 4-Year-Old Futurity Open Championship

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LadiWithAGun GHutchins 17KBPLadi With A Gun & Gabe Hutchins • Photo by Kristin PitzerDuring 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.

Tish Fappani Triumphs in Las Vegas

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WC TFappani FunSized 17KBPTish Fappani & Fun Sized • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 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.

Carolina Dreamin

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LilDreaminMagnum JGates 051317Lil Dreamin Magnum & Jeremy Gates • Photo by Kelsey PecsekTying 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.

Tracey Pearson Shines in Carolina

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GunCode TPearson 051217Gun Code & Tracey Pearson • Photo by Kelsey PecsekThe 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.

Derby Open Champions Crowned in Nampa

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HollyMaqGun MarcoRicotta webHolly Maq Gun pictured at the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic with Marco Ricotta • Photo by Kelsey PecsekHolly 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. 

Coreena Carr Sweeps Derby Non-Pro in Nampa

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BLDlogo webDerby Non-Pro Champions were crowned at the Best Little Derby in the West.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.