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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!

Mandy McCutcheon Into the Lead!

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 30, 2014, 4:08 PM EST

Mandy mcCutcheon & yellow Jersey are guaranteed a medal!.With a 227 score and only two riders left they are in the lead.

Heikes Scores 220.5 in Individual Reining Final

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 30, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

Troy Heikes & Lil Gun Gunit were the first Americans up today in the Individual Reining Championship Final and they've earned a 220.5 score.

Heikes on Top in Reining Second Individual Qualifier - Full Report

by Mark Coley | Aug 28, 2014, 3:55 PM EST

Adequan U.S. Reining Squad member Troy Heikes (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Lil Gun Dunit, owned by Denise Bixler and Steve Tarani, competed in today’s Second Individual Qualifier and secured a spot in Saturday evening’s Individual Reining Final at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Earning a score of 220, the pair improved on its performance in Monday’s first round. Pleased with his ride, Heikes said, “It was much better than the other day. I kept showing him and he...

Heikes Earns Spot In Individual Reining Final

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 28, 2014, 10:37 AM EST

Troy Heikes was the only American competiting in the 2nd Individual Reining Qualifer in Normandy today. He & Lil Gun Dunit scored a 220. That was the best score of the competition and earned them a spot in the Individual Reining Final . Heikes qualification means that every U.S. rider and horse are qualified to compete for individual medals on Saturday.

Adequan U.S. Reining Team Defends WEG Gold Medal - Full Recap

by Mark Coley | Aug 26, 2014, 7:03 PM EST

The Adequan U.S. Reining Team kicked off the opening week for the United States with a spectacular performance at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games earning the Team Gold medal. Andrea Fappani riding Custom Cash Advance, Shawn Flarida riding Spooks Gotta Whiz, Jordan Larson riding HF Mobster, and Mandy McCutcheon riding Yellow Jersey all gave electric rides to take the U.S. to a large winning margin, earning a team score of 677.5. Today's FEI Reining World Championship was the...

Tom McCutcheon Punches Ticket to the Individual Reining Final

by Andrew Minnick | Aug 26, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

Not to be lost in the excitment of the Team Gold Medal is the individual effort from Tom McCutcheon and Dun Git A Nicadual. Riding for a spot in the Individual final on Saturday, and watched by nervous wife and fellow reining superstar Mandy, Tom overcame an early bobble to score 221 and finish in the top ten! He'll join the four Team members on Saturday and try for an individual Medal.