KHP to Host USEF Youth Reining Championship

The Kentucky Horse Park will host the inaugural USEF Youth Reining Championship at Fiesta in the Park, August 23-28. The event will be a prelude to the USEF Open Reining Championship.

April 19, 2005 — In a bold move to expand the sport of reining starting at the grassroots level, the first-ever United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Reining Championship will be featured at Fiesta in the Park at the Kentucky Horse Park, August 23-28. The 2005 championship will be sponsored by the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary practice and Markel Insurance.

The 2005 USEF Youth Reining Championship will be a prelude to the USEF Open Reining Championship, and will afford future stars the opportunity to compete alongside the most skilled riders and trainers in the sport.

Youth riders will be able to qualify from January 1 through July 15 in a variety of approved reining competitions throughout the United States. After advancing to the championship in August, titles will be awarded in three age groups: 13 and under, 14-18 and 19-21. The champion in each division will be awarded a ribbon and a custom reining saddle.

For criteria, the current schedule of qualifiers or information about how to become a qualifier, visit USEF Reining.

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