Articles: Press Release
Jordan Larson, Craig Schmersal Represent U.S. in 2008 FEI World Reining
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November 26, 2008
Lexington, KY- The top reiners in the world face off at the 2008 FEI
World Reining Masters December 4 in Oklahoma City, OK as part of the
National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan(r) North
American Affiliate Championship Show. This year, 18 riders from 15
countries will compete for two titles, the $75,000 added Open and the
$25,000 Restricted Open.
Representing the U.S. in the $75,000 added Open division will be Jordan
Larson riding Lena Gallo and Craig Schmersal aboard Mr. Dual Rey. Both
pairs competed in September at the 2008 FEI World Reining Championships
in Manerbio, Italy. Together, they won the Team Silver medal and Larson
took the Individual Gold medal and Schmersal tied for the Individual
"We have two solid horse and rider combinations going into the Masters,"
said USEF's Director of Reining Programs Courtney Barnett. "Both riders
have been highly competitive at the International level. I look forward
to watching them compete under the U.S. flag."
In order to compete, all of the riders qualified according to a points
system through their National Federation. At last year's FEI World
Reining Masters, there was a three-way tie between U.S. riders Gabe
Hutchins and Casey Hinton along with Austrian Rudi Kronsteiner which
brought the crowd to its feet. Kronsteiner took home the Masters title
and also became the first reiner outside of the U.S. to win the FEI
World Reining Masters.
For more information, contact Courtney Barnett, USEF's Director of
Reining Programs, at (859) 225-6919 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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