Read on to learn more about the USA reining squad that was chosen by US Equestrian for the 2018 World Equestrian Games held in Tryon, NC.
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 (Weatherford, Texas) will ride Heavy Duty Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Hilldale Farm
- Dan Huss (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will ride Ms Dreamy, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare owned by Frederick R. Christen
- Jordan Larson (Valley View, Texas) will ride ARC Gunnabeabigstar, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by HDC Quarter Horses USA LLC
- Cade McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) will ride Custom Made Gun, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tim and Colleen McQuay
- Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) will ride The Wizster, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Turnabout Farm, Inc.
The following are the reserve combinations, listed in alphabetical order:
- Emily Emerson (Elbert, Colo.) will ride Wind Er Up Wimp, a nine-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Susan Geiger
- Jeremy Gates (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) will ride Lil Dreamin Magnum, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Kathy Biesecker
- Gabe Hutchins (Joseph, Ore.) will ride FM Shine N Tag Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tamarack Ranch
- Cameron Meissner (Manhattan, Mont.) will ride Gold Flash Whiz, a 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Ardyce Swain
- Matt Mills (Scottsdale, Ariz.) will ride Wimps Cool Breeze, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Janice Dickson
For complete selection procedures for the U.S. Reining Squad for the 2018 WEG, click here.
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