US Equestrian Announces Substitution of Combination for the U.S Reining Squad

From the US Equestrian Communications Department – Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian announced today that Gabe Hutchins (Joseph, Ore.) and FM Shine N Tag Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tamarack Ranch, will step in as a substitute combination for the U.S. Reining Squad at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018.

Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex were named as a reserve combination when the U.S. Reining Squad was announced in May, and will now serve as substitutes for Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and The Wizster, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Turnabout Farm, Inc.

The Wizster sustained a minor injury during a training session, but is expected to make a full recovery. After evaluation from the U.S. team veterinarian, and with the best interest of the gelding in mind, McCutcheon has chosen to withdraw The Wizster and not move forward with competing at the WEG.

Competition for the U.S. Reining Squad begins Wednesday, September 12.
Click here for a complete reining schedule and for tickets to the WEG.

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The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

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McQuay Dispersal Sale

Provided by Legacy Reining Breeders and Consignment Sale – McQuay Stables has been a household name in the Reining industry for decades, breeding horses that have earned an impressive $3.7 Million over the course of their career. Equally as incredible, stallions owned by McQuay Stables have produced earners of over $20 Million. As owners, Tim and Colleen McQuay shift their focus and near their retirement years, Legacy Sale attendees will have the unique opportunity to own a piece of Reining History by purchasing horses from the legendary McQuay Stables breeding program. These stallions and broodmares have been hand-picked by breeding experts Tim and Colleen, and have been a part of arguably one of the greatest breeding programs in Reining history. A great selection of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and finished horses will also be available for attendees to purchase. The Legacy Sale partners appreciate your faithful patronage of their sale over the years, and look forward to sharing these important moments in history with you!

Special thanks to Robin Glen Pedigrees for tracking statistics for us!

2018 Legacy Sale Schedule

Friday, September 28:
9 am – Yearlings Available to Preview
10:30 am – McQuay Dispersal & Consignment Riding Horses to be Ridden at Cardinal Ranch
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – McQuay Dispersal Sale begins, followed by Consignment Sale

Saturday, September 29:
9 am-12 pm – Yearlings Available to Preview
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Legacy Breeders Sale begins

Full list of consignments at www.legacysale.com.

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NBC Sports Presents Nearly 65 Hours Of FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Coverage Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12

Content Presented Across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA & Streamed on NBC Sports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com & the Olympic Channel app

Record 57 Hours of Live Coverage Begins Sept. 12 with Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix at 2 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA & Continues with Endurance Team & Individual Ride Events at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Live Coverage Culminates with Jumping Individual Third Competition Sun., Sept. 23 at Noon ET on NBC

For Immediate Release

Tryon, NC USA – September 6, 2018 – NBC Sports presents nearly 65 hours of FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 coverage, including a record 57 live hours, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, from Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, presented across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Live coverage begins with the dressage team and individual grand prix Sept. 12 at 2 pm. ET on Olympic Channel Home of Team USA, and continues with the endurance team and individual ride at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event culminates on Sunday, Sept. 23, with live coverage of the jumping individual third competition at Noon ET on NBC, followed by the driving cones test at 1:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ are held every four years in the middle of the Summer Olympic cycle. World champions will be crowned across eight disciplines, including the three Olympic events (Jumping, Dressage and Eventing). Rio bronze medalist Laura Graves is expected to headline the Americans in Dressage, while three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward should highlight the Americans in Jumping.

Randy Moss calls the event on NBC and NBCSN, joined by analyst Melanie Smith-TaylorKenny Rice will report from Tryon International Equestrian Center.

NBC SPORTS APPNBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, PlayStation and Xbox.

The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which, provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.

Following is NBC Sports’ FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 television schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time Event Network
Wed., Sept. 12 2 p.m. Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 12 8 p.m. Endurance Team & Individual Ride (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 13 2 p.m. Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 4 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 13 7 p.m. Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 14 2:30 p.m. Dressage Individual Grand Prix Special: Session 2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Sept. 14 9 p.m. Dressage NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 15 Noon Eventing Cross-Country Test (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Sept. 15 11:30 p.m. Eventing NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 16 3 p.m. Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 16 4 p.m. Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE) NBC
Tues., Sept. 18 1:30 p.m. Vaulting Individual Female Compulsory Competition (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Tues., Sept. 18 4 p.m. Vaulting Squad Compulsory Competition (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Tues., Sept. 18 6 p.m. Vaulting Individual Male Compulsory Competition (LIVE) NBCSN
Wed., Sept. 19 9 a.m. Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 1 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 19 1:30 p.m. Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 19 6 p.m. Vaulting Nations Teams Freestyle: Individual & Squad (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., Sept. 20 9 a.m. Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 1 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 20 1:30 p.m. Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 20 6 p.m. Vaulting Pas de Deux Freestyle (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 21 1:30 p.m. Jumping Team Medals (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Sept. 21 11:30 p.m. Jumping Team Medals NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 22 11 a.m. Driving Marathon Test (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 23 1 a.m. Driving Marathon Test NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 23 Noon Jumping Individual Third Competition: Round B (LIVE) NBC
Sun., Sept. 23 1:30 p.m. Driving Cones Test Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA


To learn more about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visitwww.Tryon2018.com.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the WEG, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

Click here to watch the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 promo video!

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visitwww.tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Gayle Telford at gayle@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.

About the Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.

About the FEI World Equestrian Games™
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

 

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.

The Tryon 2018 Games offer qualifying slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.

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Time To Ride® Launches New Website

Pittsford, NY – Time To Ride®, the equine industry initiative created to encourage and champion the growth of the U.S. horse industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Designed for smart phone, tablet and desktop use, TimeToRide.com features an approachable, friendly look and feel with updated colors and graphics.

The purpose of Time To Ride is to attract new people to horses and horseback riding. TimeToRide.com serves to connect “non-horsey” consumers with equine professionals. Horse people can register their businesses and events on TimeToRide.com using the newly simplified process and are welcome to use marketing materials and tips found on the site, all for free. Registration includes a map listing so that consumers looking for horse-related activities can search by zip code or other criteria for equine facilities and activities in their area.

For consumers, the business search and map features have been streamlined to enable them to connect with horse businesses and events in their area more quickly and easily. Consumers will also find expanded general horse information on the new site to help them prepare for their first equine encounter.

The Time To Ride Challenge, which rewards equine professionals for attracting newcomers to their facilities, remains the cornerstone of Time To Ride. All registered businesses are encouraged to host Challenge events and list them on TimeToRide.com. The 2018 Challenge runs through November 15, so there’s still plenty of time to host events.

“Making the Time To Ride site more user-friendly was one of our top priorities,” said Molly O’Brien, Time To Ride Program Manager. “We were able to build on the excellent work done earlier and create an inviting site that’s simple and straightforward for equine professionals and consumers to use.”

Since 2014, Time To Ride has introduced over 100,000 newcomers to the benefits and joys of horses. To learn more please visit www.TimeToRide.com, email info@timetoride.com, or call 512-591-7811.

About Time To Ride

Time To Ride is managed and funded by the American Horse Council Marketing Alliance. The Marketing Alliance was founded by a consortium of equine-related corporations and organizations to encourage and support the growth of the U.S. horse industry. Current members of the Marketing Alliance include: Active Interest Media, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Horse Council, Boehringer Ingelheim, Farnam, Morris Media Network, The Right Horse Partnership, Platinum Performance, Purina, US Equestrian, and Zoetis. Additional support is provided by Absorbine, American Paint Horse Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Equibrand, Horse Illustrated and Young Rider, and National Reining Horse Association.

For more information contact Molly O’Brien, Time To Ride Program Manager:  molly@timetoride.com; 512-591-7811.

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Abby Lengel Wins Tulsa Reining Classic Open Derby

Abby Lengel

The Tulsa Reining Classic Open Derby took the spotlight on Sunday at The Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square. Big stops, smart maneuvers and stylish reining horses were shown in the open derby in the Ford Truck Arena where 83 entries battled for top honors.

Abby Lengel rode ARC Gunna Mark Ya to claim the Level 4 Open Derby championship, as well as the Level 3 Open Derby championship with a score of 226 – the highest marked score of the show.

Lengel had a big day in Tulsa with the win aboard the 2012 mare by Gunnatrashya out of Shiney Miss Marker that she’s ridden to other big titles such as the NRBC Level 2 Open championship and great success at the NRHA Derby. One of the things Lengel feels most proud of is how the mare has matured with her.

“She’s felt so good. At home she’s been riding better than she ever has,” Lengel said. “She’s totally different in the show pen and that’s been one of the hardest things her – that she’s so much different when you’re showing her than when you’re riding her, but she’s felt so good [lately].”

Lengel picked up a total of $11,576. “She turned the best she ever has, didn’t have any penalties and she stopped really, really good,” Lengel said. “It’s hard to find a place to complain. She was with me the whole time. ”

Lengel said she feels blessed to get the win with this mare In the last year of her derby career .

“I had the attitude of she only has a couple of shows left, so I’m not holding anything back. I’ve worked hard on her and I just wanted to get the most out of it,” Lengel said. “She just let me show her and God has blessed us with her and these runs have been pretty amazing.”

Debbie Brown

Debbie Brown rode Spooks Lil Princess to the Tulsa Reining Classic Open Derby Level 2 and Level 1 championships with a score of 221 for owner Teresa Grier. The duo has only been partnered for a couple of months while Brown prepped the 2014 mare for the Tulsa Reining Classic.

“She was really good,” Brown said. “The biggest thing I wanted to get done today was to trust her in her run. She’s been riding good all week and so I wanted to make sure I trusted her and showed her [correctly].”

Brown said she was proud of the 4-year-old mare by Smart Spook out of Slide By Shiner for showing up in top form and was pleased with their success together in the pen. The duo picked up $2,483 for their efforts in Tulsa.

Jason Vanlandingham

Jason Vanlandingham and Gunna Spark (Gunnatrashya x Roylenas Spark) scored a 221.5 to win the Novice Horse Open Derby Level 4 championship, worth $3,551 for owner Rosanne Sternberg.

Vanlandingham has had the 4-year-old stallion since he was a yearling and taken him through his training until Sternberg purchased him. Now Vandlandingham and Gunna Spark are having success in the show pen.

“She showed well, there’s a few things we have to work on; I wish he would have had a little more cadence in his turns, but other than that the run was great,” Vanlandingham said.

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