FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Having begun January 1, 2017, the FEI qualifying period is in full swing until August 13, 2018. During this period, the FEI*3 reining athlete must complete three different CRI*3 competitions, scoring a minimum average of 70 at two, during the qualification period. One must be completed in 2018 (excluding the championships), and all must be completed with no elimination, disqualification, or withdrawal.
The rider must be at least 18 years old, and the horse must be at least 7. The rider must have current USEF and USA Reining memberships, and a current FEI registration. The horse must have current USEF Lifetime and USA Reining Recording, and have a valid FEI Passport with FEI Registration.
The US Team Selection Trial will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina on May 11-13, 2018 in conjunction with the WEG Reining Test Event. However, before the selection trial, riders must have completed the following:
– Application of Intent (Due April 1, 2018)
– A minimum score of 70 at one of two different CRI*3 competitions between January 1, 2017 and May 11, 2018
Director of Reining, Eventing Programs Bryn Wells said “We are looking forward to the 2018 World Equestrian Games coming back to our home turf at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. It’s going to be an exciting September with the action kicking off in May when the qualified US Reining Riders will compete at the US Team Selection Trial for the chance to represent the US, which will also be at Tryon.“
The World Equestrian Games will take place September 11-23, 2018 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. The World Equestrian Games have been held every four years since 1990; however, WEG 2018 will only be the second to take place on American soil. The first time was in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010 which also marked the first time that the games were not held in Europe.
For more information, visit USEF.org/reining, or contact Bryn Wells at PBWells@usef.org.
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