One of the most prestigious reining competitions in the world will return to Oklahoma City this year. The Fèdèration Equestre Internationale (FEI) just announced that the 2007 FEI World Reining Masters will take place Nov. 22-Dec. 1, during the 2007 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show at the Oklahoma State Fair Park.
The NRHA and Oklahoma City played host to the inaugural FEI World Reining Masters in 2004. The best reiners from 16 different countries traveled across oceans, continents and around the world to compete for a purse of $100,000 in addition to gold, silver and bronze medals in both open and restricted divisions.
NRHA Executive Director Dan Wall says he’s honored the FEI chose the NRHA to host the World Reining Masters.
“It is such an excellent opportunity,” Wall says. “We have already begun planning.”
Reining is the only western discipline to be recognized by the FEI. The FEI has 135 affiliated National Federations around the world.