As the only western discipline in the FEI World Equestrian Games, reining showcases the movement of horse and rider as if they were herding cattle. Spectators can witness fast circles, flying lead changes, sliding stops, and 360 degree spins. Five horse and rider teams were selected to represent the USA. They’re some of the best in the industry!
Horse must be at least 7 years old
Riders must be at least 18 years old
Appropriate western attire must be worn
Training sessions can only be 90 minutes long per 12 hours
1. Casey Deary (Weatherford, Texas) and Heavy Duty Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
2. Dan Huss (Scottsdale, Arizona) and Ms Dreamy, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare
3. Jordan Larson (Valley View, Texas) and ARC Gunnabeabigstar, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
4. Cade McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and Custom Made Gun, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
5. Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and The Wizster, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding
The Rules of Reining
These teams will be subject to the scoring of five judges. They will receive penalties based on mistakes made.
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