2004 FEI World Reining Masters Series: Fredrik Thomsson wins CRI in Falsterbo
National Reining Horse Association Press Release
On July 11th, Sweden held its second qualifying CRI competition for the $ 100,000 FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) World Reining Masters Finals. Among 13 competitors, Fredrik Thomsson not only won this event riding CC Top Whiz with a score of 140, but also placed second, third, and fourth with his other three horses. Altogether Thomsson won 3300, kr prize money which put him unofficially in first place in Sweden in the current standings of the FEI World Reining Masters Series - an event which is to take place during the NRHA Futurity & Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 2, 2004. Rick Lemay, who did not show in Falsterbo, led previously with 1570, kr and is now ranked second. Waldemar Wass and Peter Ljungberg, are third (1256, kr) and fourth (314, kr) respectively. . Since the last Swedish CRI will be held in October, the final placings will not be possible until then.
The FEI World Reining Masters Series is organized for the first time this year. The presenting sponsor behind this remarkable reining project is NetJets, the world's leading provider of fractional aircraft ownership. The company owns more than 500 aircrafts worldwide with experienced service and crew, guaranteeing top availability of latest-aircraft techniques. NetJets has now applied its motto 'Leave nothing to chance' to the reining industry.
Along with NetJets as the presenting sponsor, AQHA, NRHA, RHSF, and Classic S Ranch have generously donated funds to make the FEI World Reining Masters a premier event.
NRHA is proud to host the first-ever $100,000 FEI World Reining Masters Finals presented by NetJets, which will be held in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity & World Championship Show, November 25 - December 4, 2004. The world's best reiners will meet in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to represent their countries in this historic and much anticipated International event.