November 14, 2013
By Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
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Thirteen horses passed the jog inspection November 14 to qualify to compete in the CRI* at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show.
“We had 13 jog and 13 pass the jog,” said Brad Ettleman of USA Reining, which organizes FEI-level reining in the United States.
Rick Weaver was president of the ground jury that determined soundness with a veterinarian delegate and a veterinarian apprentice on the ground jury. AQHA’s David Avery was the FEI steward on-site, and AQHA’s Tom Persechino was president of the organizing committee for the World Show CRI*.
The competition is scheduled for November 15 after the preliminaries in senior reining.
A para-reining demonstration clinic at 4 p.m. November 14 will feature three cross-over dressage celebrities, and a para-reining demonstration class November 15 will include the celebrities plus an additional para-reiner, Brad said.
The reining CRI* is a preliminary to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Para-reining is not yet a U.S. Para-Equestrian discipline, and the para-reining competition at the World Show is the first of its kind in the United States.