Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Reining Team will take on the world’s top teams at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 tomorrow, September 12. Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska leads the team of Casey Deary and Heavy Duty Chex, Dan Huss and Ms Dreamy, Jordan Larson and ARC Gunnabeabigstar, and Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun, with Gabe Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex competing as an individual combination, as they set out to defend U.S. reining’s title as World Champions. Competition will get underway at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Meet the Team
Casey Deary from Weatherford, Texas, riding Heavy Duty Chex, Hilldale Farm’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion. Follow Deary on Facebook (@Deary-Performance-Horses) and Instagram (@dearyperformancehorses).
Jordan Larson from Valley View, Texas, riding ARC Gunnabeabigstar, HDC Quarter Horses USA LLC’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion. Follow Larson on Facebook (@Larson-Performance-Horses) and Instagram (@larsonreining).
Cade McCutcheon from Aubrey, Texas, riding Custom Made Gun, Tim and Colleen McQuay’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion. Follow McCutcheon on Instagram (@cadecutch00).
Last Time Out
Deary and Heavy Duty Chex competed at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event, placing in the top five on a total score of 444.0 points.
Huss and Ms Dreamy competed at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event, tying for first place on a total score of 450.0 points.
Larson and ARC Gunnabeabigstar competed at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event, tying for first on a total score of 450.0 points.
McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun competed at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event, placing third on a total score of 446.0 points.
Deary: Over $1.5 million earned; 2018 FEI CRI3* reserve champion at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC); 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Level 4 Open Derby champion
Huss: 2018 USA Reining Open reserve champion at the NRHA Derby; 2017 Level 4 Derby Open Champion at the Tulsa Reining Classic; 2017 FEI CRI3* top five at the Wild Card Reining Challenge
Larson: Over $2 million in lifetime earnings; WEG Normandy 2014 team gold medalist; 2008 FEI World Reining Championships team silver medalist
McCutcheon: Youngest competitor to win the Level 4 NRHA Non-Pro Derby at 15 years old; 2017 Platinum Performance Young Rider Team member and highest placing U.S. rider at the SVAG FEI World Reining Championship for Juniors and Young Riders
Meet the Individual Competitor
Gabe Hutchins from Joseph, Ore., riding FM Shine N Tag Chex, Tamarack Ranch’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion. Follow Hutchins on Facebook (@Gabe-Hutchins-240083039403687).
Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex most recently competed at the USEF Selection Trial and WEG Reining Test Event, placing in the top 10 on a total score of 442.0 points. Over the course of his career, Hutchins has over $550,000 NRHA lifetime earnings. He has had a strong 2018 so far, winning the FEI CRI3* at the Cactus Reining Classic with FM Shine N Tag Chex. They also placed in the top five in the FEI CRI3* at the NRBC.
Competition will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Wednesday, September 12, at 9 a.m. EDT and will be streamed live on FEI TV.
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