FEI World Reining Masters Series Standings Available
NRHA Press Release
The National Reining Horse Association is pleased to announce that FEI World Reining Masters Series' current standings are now available at www.nrha.com. Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the United States are all represented. Countries around the world are in the process of holding qualifying shows for the history making and much anticipated FEI World Reining Masters Finals, which are scheduled to take place Thursday, December 2, 2004, during the NRHA Futurity & World Championship Show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Finalists will be determined based on money earned in Concours de Reining Internationals (CRIs) organized by their respective countries. Each country that earned a final's berth in Reining's team competition at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, may send two riders, while other countries can send one representative. The qualifying period ends on October 15, 2004. Those countries that are eligible to send two riders are the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Great Britain.
Volker Schmitt and Steffen Breug top the German list. For Italy, Marco Ricotta and Dario Carmignani lead their country's standings while Richard Lemay and Waldemar Wass lead Sweden's standings. For the United States, Todd Sommers and Todd Crawford are the top two contenders.
To see the current standings, visit the official NRHA Web site www.nrha.com and click on FEI World Reining Masters Standings.
NRHA is proud to host the first-ever FEI World Reining Masters Finals in 2004. The Finals will be held in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity & World Championship Show, November 25 - December 4, 2004.
The National Reining Horse Association is the governing body of the sport of Reining, responsible for promoting the sport, working to ensure the highest standards of competition. With corporate support from Cinch, Cowboy Central, Horse & Rider magazine, Markel Insurance, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Quarter Horse News, Kiser Arena Specialists, Houston Embryo Transfer Center, Classic Equine, Bloomer Trailer Mfg., Cowboy Tack, John Vance Auto Group, LaQuinta Inn and LaQuinta Inn & Suites, and EQ Solutions, the NRHA continues to educate its members and the public about Reining. For information on the NRHA or the sport of Reining visit www.nrha.com or call 405-946-7400.