Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. teams for the 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, July 9-13 in Givrins, Switzerland. Jeff Petska will serve as the chef d’equipe.
U.S. Junior Reining Team
Sarah Armenta (Whitesboro, Texas) and Gun Smoke Dennis, Julia Kraetschmar’s 14-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
Mattie Gustin (Weatherford, Texas) and Guns R Spooky, her nine-year-old Quarter Horse gelding
Emma Lane (Gates, N.C.) and Gunner Gump, Bundy Lane’s 11-year-old Quarter Horse gelding
Raeanna Thayn (Tioga, Texas) and Coded N Karma, Robbin and Robert Thayn’s eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding
U.S. Young Rider Reining Team
Dani Latimer (Marietta, Okla.) and Crime Wave, Letizia Tosetti’s 10-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
Cade McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and Smart Little Dunnit, Turnabout Farm, Inc.’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion
Taylor Zimmerman (Springfield, Mo.) and Wimpys Dolled Up, Vaughn Zimmerman’s eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare
*Sam Flarida and Footwork Revolution have withdrawn from the competition.
Charles Owen, the USEF’s Official Helmet Supplier and Safety Partner, has provided Ayrbrush helmets for the Junior Team members. The U.S. Junior and Young Rider Teams also will compete in shirts from Ariat, the USEF’s Official Footwear and Apparel Partner.
The 2019 SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors will run concurrently with the SVAG FEI Reining European Championships for Senior Riders. The U.S. teams will compete in the team competition on Friday, July 12, performing pattern 5. The competitors will move on to the individual competition on Saturday, July 13, performing pattern 9.
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