Articles: Press Release
Shawn Flarida and Rowdy Yankee Take Gold at Adequan/USEF Open Reining
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, KY - Shawn Flarida and Rowdy Yankee took Gold in the
Adequan/USEF Open Reining Championship Qualifier at the National Reining
Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, TX, on April 21, 2006. The pair marked
a 226.5 to win the qualifier as well as the NRBC's $25,000 Added Open on
Friday evening. Rowdy Yankee is a 12-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
owned and bred by Keith Crawford. He was the 1997 National Reining
Horse Association (NRHA) Non-Pro Futurity Champion and the 1998 NRBC
Brian Welman riding the seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion Brennas
Golden Dun It, took the Silver by marking a 225. Tim McQuay received
the Bronze while riding the eight-year-old Quarter Horse stallion Dun
Gotta Gun, with a 224.5.
Flarida's record speaks for itself. He won the Individual Gold medal at
the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. He also won the 2004
NRHA Open Futurity and the 2005 NRHA Open Derby on Smart Spook. Last
year, he won the 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining
Futurity and the 2005 NRHA Open Futurity on KR Lil Conquistador.
The NRBC was the third and final qualifying competition for the 2006
Adequan/USEF Open Reining Championship. All riders that have qualified
by riding at one or more of the 2006 qualifiers will be invited to
compete at the 2006 Adequan/USEF Open Reining Championship at the
Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, during the Clayton Woosley Hall of
Fame Reining and Brownwood Farm Derby on June 24, 2006.
The U.S. Reining Team for the 2006 World Equestrian Games will be
selected at the USEF championship. The top four riders from the
championship will be selected to represent the U.S. in Aachen, Germany,
September 1 and September 3.
For further information, please contact Jeannie Putney, National
Marketing Manager, at email@example.com or
(859) 225-6974. USEF press releases are available on our web site -