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U.S. Reining Team

“Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse in the confines of a show arena. In Reining competitions, contestants are required to run one of several approved patterns which are divided into seven or eight manoeuvre groups. Each pattern includes small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, rollbacks over the hocks, a series of 360 degree spins done in place, and the exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.” - Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

Reining became an FEI discipline in 2000. Since the discipline’s inception at the 2002 WEG (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain) the U.S. Reining Team has won the gold medal at all four Games. The U.S. has won a total of nine individual medals, three gold, four silver, and two bronze, and has made an appearance on the podium at all four of the past WEGs, as well.  

U.S. Reining Goes Two-Three as Huss and Ms Dreamy Claim Silver, McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun Steal Bronze in Reining Individual Final at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2018, 9:39 PM EST

Photo by US Equestrian/Taylor Penced Mill Spring, N.C. – An electrifying crowd and highly competitive runs from 22 combinations proved to be just the atmosphere needed for U.S. reiners Dan Huss and Cade McCutcheon as they fought for their spot on the podium Saturday evening in the Individual Reining Final at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Fresh off their gold-medal finish with the U.S. Reining Team on Wednesday evening, Huss (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and McCutcheon (Aubrey,...

News Flash: Dan Huss & Ms Dreamy Earn Individual Silver, Cade McCutcheon & Custom Made Gun Earn Individual Bronze at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2018, 5:56 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - In an exciting Reining Individual Final at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, it was Dan Huss and Ms Dreamy who claimed the individual silver medal.Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun collected the individual bronze medal following a run-off. Bernard Fonck and What a Wave from Belgium earned the individual gold medal. More news and photos to follow. The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF...

U.S. Reining Earns Fifth Straight Team Gold Medal at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 12, 2018, 11:44 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Reining Team turned in an epic performance to start the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on a high note for the U.S. contingent. Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska, 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 clinched the fifth consecutive team gold medal for the U.S. with a score of 681.0. The U.S. Reining Team, 2018 WEG team...

U.S. Reining Team Clinches First Gold Medal of FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 12, 2018, 7:40 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – Following an exciting day of world championship-caliber performances under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska, the U.S. Reining 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 scored the team gold medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Belgium won the team silver medal with Germany collecting the team bronze medal. More news and photos to follow....

U.S. Reining Team Sets Out to Defend World Champion Title at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 11, 2018, 2:56 PM EST

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...

US Equestrian Announces Substitution of Combination for the U.S Reining Squad

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 8, 2018, 9:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian announced today that Gabe Hutchins (Joseph, Ore.) and FM Shine N Tag Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tamarack Ranch, will step in as a substitute combination for the U.S. Reining Squad at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018. Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex were named as a reserve combination when the U.S. Reining Squad was announced in May, and will now serve as substitutes for Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and The...

Update: US Equestrian Names U.S. Reining Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 18, 2018, 10:08 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Reining Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Following the USEF Selection Trial, 10 athlete–and-horse combinations were recommended to the US Equestrian Board of Directors for consideration to be named to the Nominated Entry List, from which the following five horse-and-athlete combinations were selected for the U.S. Reining Squad, listed in alphabetical order: Casey Deary...

USEF Names U.S. Representatives for SVAG FEI World Reining Championships

by USEF Communications Department | May 24, 2016, 4:32 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the athletes and horses who will represent the U.S. at the SVAG FEI World Reining Championships in Givrins, Switzerland, August 11-13, 2016. The U.S. will be represented by the following combinations (in alphabetical order): Shane Brown (Elbert, Colo.) with Susan Geiger's Wind Er Up Wimp, a 2009 Quarter Horse stallion Troy Heikes (Scottsdale, Ariz.) with Denise Bixler and Steve Tarani's RSD One Hot...

U.S. Sweeps Medals in Reining Individual Championship - Full Recap

by Mark Coley | Aug 30, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

Caen, France - The United States upped its medal count by three today in the FEI Reining World Championships at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. In the Individual Final, the Adequan U.S. Reining Squad swept the podium with combinations putting in amazing performances. A field of twenty one riders hoped to top the leaderboard in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Caen Exhibition Center but leading the way was Shawn Flarida who claimed the Individual Gold medal, Andrea Fappani...

Fappani Takes Over The Lead!

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 30, 2014, 4:19 PM EST

Andrea Fappani & Custom Cash Advance have scored a 229 to take over th lead and guarantee that Americans will be Gold and Silver medalist!