international competition, the Western International will feature
400 horses from 20 countries competing for more than $250,000
in prize money. The World Reining Masters event also is expected
to draw up to 60,000 attendees, including more than 3,000 international
guests. Along with the Stallion Select Futurity, the six-day event
includes the $100,000 World Reining Masters Finals, NRHA Mountain
US Regional Affiliate Finals, $10,000 Mile High Derby and $10,000
Challenger’s Cup Freestyle Reining.
the fastest growing equestrian sport in the world, and is under
consideration to be included as the fourth equestrian discipline
to the Olympic Games, along with stadium show jumping, dressage
and three-day eventing. The sport would be the first western discipline
at the Olympics.
Western Stock Show and Phillips Run, a California-based production
company with an active interest in equine sports, have partnered
to manage and produce the 2006 World Reining Masters event. For
more information, visit our website at WesternInternational.us.