• USEF Network Tori Colvin has the lead at Talent Search Finals East, see the full results and tomorrow's starting order: http://t.co/5K8PS6MMzg 10/3/2015 10:53:09 PM
  • USEF Network .@StreamHorseTV Candice King and Chrystine Tauber are the designers and judges for all phases. 10/3/2015 1:24:30 PM
  • USEF Network .@StreamHorseTV They are going in reverse order of placing from flat work, we haven't received the actual order list though 10/3/2015 1:11:18 PM
  • USEF Network Live now with Phase II - Gymnastics from Talent Search Finals East: http://t.co/rWn0vVUS3L 10/3/2015 1:09:53 PM
  • USEF Network Phase II - Gymnastics is scheduled to begin at approx. 1pm ET at the @platinumperf /USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East. 10/3/2015 9:38:44 AM
  • USEF Network Are you watching Talent Search Finals East? We are live all weekend from @USETFoundation Headquarters: http://t.co/rWn0vVUS3L 10/3/2015 9:34:42 AM
  • USEF Network Vote for @JohnMaddenSales (Beezie Madden) as @TeamUSA Female Athlete of the Month: http://t.co/0Gu2YRkegZ 10/2/2015 10:23:39 AM
  • USEF Network Watch Paso Finos today and tomorrow - Show Jumping Talent Search Saturday and Sunday! http://t.co/JvOBllIb77 10/2/2015 10:17:09 AM
  • USEF Network Live this weekend: the @platinumperf/@USEquestrian Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East. Tune in starting Sat. AM! https://t.co/3HrtM35KAJ 10/1/2015 2:11:56 PM
  • USEF Network If you can't make the trip to the @KyHorsePark - watch the action live: https://t.co/qqtKMRoR2t https://t.co/Kp5qL133XY 10/1/2015 2:03:36 PM

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The modern reining horse’s roots date back to the bygone era of the Old West where horses were a vital part of every working livestock ranch. Horses needed to be sturdy, quick, responsive, and agile to be able to herd and move cattle and other livestock across the range.[...] A reining competition essentially shows off the skills and athletic abilities necessary in the working ranch horse, but does so within the confines of a show pen and the movements you see in competition today have become extremely precise and highly refined.

There are a total of 10 approved official reining patterns, and horses exhibit individually-performing, compulsory movements which include small slow circles, large fast circles, flying changes of lead, roll-backs, quick 360-degree spins, and the ever-exciting sliding stops which have become the hallmark of the reining horse. Probably due to its exciting, fast-paced action and its accessibility for any breed of horse, coupled with its enriching programs for riders of all experience levels, the discipline of reining has enjoyed one of the fastest rates of growth, experiencing a 40% increase in worldwide participation in the last 10 years. There are currently over 700 approved reining competitions held annually, up from 265 just a decade earlier. To learn more about the Western discipline of reining, visit the United States Equestrian Federation at

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USA Reining

USEF International Discipline Association

From youth and amateur activities to open competition, USA Reining is the national governance organization for the western horse sport of reining within the USEF structure of equestrian sport. USA Reining works to provide an access point for interested fans and athletes, to educate, promote and develop the sport in the United States and to actively support the success of U.S. teams.

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Reining questions? You can email or call Will Connell, Director of Sport. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

908 326 1154

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