Articles: Press Release
First FEI Nations Cup Reining Competition Held in U.S.
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The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that the first
International Equestrian Federation (FEI) sanctioned reining competition
(CRIO) in the United States was held June 22-24, 2001 at Gladstone, NJ.
Four nations competed; Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States with
riders from Germany and Japan on borrowed horses.
Following the first day of competition, Team Canada member, Jason Grimshaw
on Listo Pollito Lena owned by Robert Thompson turned in a score of 223.5 to
lead the way into the second go-round with Team USA members in second, third
and tied for fourth. Few points separated Team USA from second place Team
Canada going into the final day.
Following a close and exciting conclusion to the Nations Cup, Team Canada
earned the gold medal with 1304 points followed by Team USA on 1299. Team
Germany came in third with 1231 and Team Japan finished on 982.5.
In the individual competition Jason Grimshaw (CAN) turned in two impressive
runs to take him to the top of the podium with 445 points. The silver medal
went to Craig Johnson (USA) with 433.5 and the bronze to Pete Kyle (USA) on
a score of 433. Kimberly Horn was the first female to represent the USA in
an international reining competition.
The judges for this inaugural event were Clark Bradley (USA), Carol Rose
(USA), James Davison (USA), Jeff Delaet (BEL), Brad Kelsall (USA), and
Filippo Masi (ITA). FEI Veterinary Delegate was Dr. Ray Randall (USA) and
the FEI Steward, Eric Straus (USA).
For more information on the CRIO Gladstone and the first FEI Course for
Reining Stewards held at Gladstone, please visit our website at www.ahsa.org
and click on International.
| Jason Grimshaw (Listo Pollito Lena) |
Shawna Sapergia (Pretty Much Eagle)
Lance Griffin (Moon Stone Chex)
Cody Sapergia (SR Cotton Candy)
Chef de Equipe - Molly Sapergia
| Clint Haverty (Jumping Jack Whiz) |
Craig Johnson (Smokin Chic Olena)
Kimberly Horn (BH Back Splash)
Pete Kyle (Dun It The Hard Way)
Chef de Equipe - Rocky Dare
| Kay Wienrich (Doc Char Sport) |
Steffen Breug (Ima Lucky Freckalena)
Martin Steck (Scootin Little Lady)
Grisha Ludwig (Peppy Sol Anson)
Chef de Equipe - Paul H. Kratschmer
|Tetsuro Kawashima (Whoa Fritzie Whoa) |
Yuko Sakashita (Moca Pep)
Toshiharu Yamada (Bobby Dough Badger)
Yocchi Takahashi (Texalena Paleface)
Chef de Equipe - Midori Pace
For more information, please contact Christine E. Stafford, Director of
Communications on (859) 225 6923 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The American Horse Shows Association, as the National Equestrian
Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World
Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of
equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization,
the AHSA has over 70,000 members and recognizes more than 2,600 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who
officiate at these shows.