Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WEG Reining Preview

Reining (25-30 September)
Reigning WEG champions: USA (Team) and Duane Latimer/Hang Ten Surprize/CAN (Individual)

 This is sure to be the most exciting World Equestrian Games yet for Reining with so much emerging talent. The discipline is keen to show the world the progress and expansion that has been made in the sport over the last eight years. The Americans are strong favourites for team gold having won in Aachen in 2006, but Canada so narrowly missed out that day - losing by just 0.5 points - and are likely to return with something to prove.

 South American reiners have been working long and hard to step up their game along with many of the other well known reining nations, including Germany, Italy and  Australia.  In  the  Individual  Championship,  Rudi  Kronsteiner  (AUT)  will  be looking  to  put  in  a  great  performance  with  his  consistent  partner  Einstein’s Revolution, but there will be plenty of strong opposition. This year really is an open playing field, and it will take steady nerve and strong horse power to reach the top of Reining’s 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ podium.

(Courtesy FEI)

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