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Individual gold medalists What A Wave & Bernard Fonck • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska

Belgium’s Bernard Fonck Grabs Reining Gold

Tonight’s Individual Reining finals at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) more than delivered on the expectations of reining fans at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. What A Wave carried Bernard Fonck to a 227 to bring home the gold medal for Belgium.
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It’s Another WEG Gold Medal for Reining’s Team USA

Stormy days, flooding at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Hurricane Florence aiming for one of the performance horse world’s biggest events couldn’t keep Team USA down during the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2018 Tryon Team Reining competition. Camaraderie and a close partnership with each rider’s horse were on display as Casey […]

In The Blood: ARC Gunnabeabigstar—WEG Part 1

On May 18, the United States Equestrian Federation named the horse-and-rider teams that will represent the U.S. on the reining squad at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games. The plan calls for “In The Blood” to look at the pedigrees of the five horses over the next few installments.

Wimpys Littlecolonel Back in Action at NRBC

Wimpys Littlecolonel took home big wins from Friday night’s National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open Reining Night, presented by Kimmel Reining Horses. He was first in the draw and scored a whopping 226, which held up through 30 horses and won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $25,000-added Open, the NRBC Classic Open Challenge and the […]

ARC Gunnabeabigstar Shines at High Roller Reining Classic Derby Open

The High Roller Reining Classic wrapped up Sept. 16 with the Lucas Oil Derby and the Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. With 142 horses and riders competing over Friday and Saturday, there were bound to be some big runs and even bigger competition. ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Jordan Larson did not […]

High Roller Reining Classic Crowns Futurity Champions

The High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, kicked off on Sept. 8. Over the weekend, ancillary classes were held along with Arabian and Half-Arabian futurities. The non-pro and open futurities took place Sept. 12-13. On Sept. 12, the non-pros and their futurity horses strutted their […]

The Stars Have Aligned!

If the reining industry had royalty, well, ARC Gunnabeabigstar would be KING! This stellar 2011 palomino stallion – by the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) leading sire, Gunnatrashya, and out of the No. 1 NRHA horse of all time, Wimpys Little Chic – is indeed the definition of greatness. There’s never been a stallion like […]