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Top Reiners Slide into Tulsa for Adequan/USEF National Open Reining
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2012
By Melissa Bauer-Herzog
Lexington, KY - Many of the top reiners in the United States are headed to
Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to take part in the Adequan/USEF National Open
Reining Championship on August 31. The Championship class will be run as a
CRI3* and held in conjunction with a CRI2* and CRI*, all held during the
Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic.
The Championship will feature a rematch between Shawn Flarida and Tom
McCutcheon, who finished first and second respectively in April's Ariat
Kentucky Cup CRI5*. The two riders were teammates at the 2010 Alltech FEI
World Equestrian Games where they won Team Gold as part of the U.S. Team.
Other notable entries in the championship class include Pete Kyle, Jarvis
Anderson, and Casey Hinton.
Championship events start on August 30 with the FEI Horse Inspection taking
place at 3 p.m. CDT. On Friday, August 31 at 2 p.m. the competitors will
ride into the ring for their chance at the Championship title. Rick Weaver,
Lee Foster, and Debbie Cooper will judge the class.
In addition to the Championship, the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic will also
have a full schedule of reining events for all ages. For more information on
the event, visit Tulsareining.com.
USEFNetwork presented by SmartPak will be streaming the event live from
Tulsa all weekend.
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for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.