(Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 3, 2016) – The 2016 Tulsa Reining Classic concluded Friday evening with the Adequan United States Equine Federation Reining Championships sponsored by Markel. Following the opening ceremonies the 2015 USA Reining champions were recognized inside the ring.
According to Weaver, President of USA Reining, the Board made the decision to recognize the champions in late July. He noted, “We’ve been in the process of re-structuring and this is one of our priorities – recognizing those who competed for year-end awards last year. It took a while to recover all the records and audit standings but we’re now up-to-date and verified for both 2015 and 2016 standings and they are on the website at www.usareining.us.”
Those 2015 USA Reining champions were: Open Champion, Shane Brown; Reserve Open Champion, Casey Hinton; third place Open finisher, Andrea Fappani; Amateur Champion, Catherine Crandon; Reserve Amateur Champion, Anne-Marie Burns; third place Amateur finisher, Tamra Kyle; Youth 19-21 Champion, Amanda Hurd; Youth 19-21 Reserve Champion, Kyle Edmonds; Youth 14-18 Champion, Katelyn Davis; Youth 14-18 Reserve Champion, Alexandra Johnston; third place Youth 14-18 finisher Kenleigh N Wells; Youth 13 & Under Champion, Reed Harris; Reserve 13 & Under Champion, Skyler Deshotels; third place finisher Bo Van Duys; Para Reining Champion, Cole Jacobs; Para Reserve Champion, Holly Jacobson, third place finisher Frederick Win. Taking the USA Reining Champion Horse title was Cache Of Jewels, Reserve Champion was Solanos Saskadoo, and third place finisher was Gunner Git Ya Dun.
USA Reining embodies youth, amateur and para riders, as well as open competitors. A key priority is to educate and provide a pipeline for reiners to progress through the various levels on their way to the FEI international level of competition. USA Reining represents its members as the fully compliant USEF-recognized affiliate for reining, advocating fair sport and horse welfare as key values of the organization. For information on USA Reining, visit the website at www.usareining.us or call 580-759-2400.