National Reining Horse Association is pleased to announce that FEI
World Reining Masters Series' current standings are now available
at www.nrha.com. Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the United States are
all represented. Countries around the world are in the process of
holding qualifying shows for the history making and much anticipated
FEI World Reining Masters Finals, which are scheduled to take place
Thursday, December 2, 2004, during the NRHA Futurity & World Championship
Show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Finalists will be determined
based on money earned in Concours de Reining Internationals (CRIs)
organized by their respective countries. Each country that earned
a final's berth in Reining's team competition at the 2002 World
Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, may send two riders, while other
countries can send one representative. The qualifying period ends
on October 15, 2004. Those countries that are eligible to send
two riders are the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and
Volker Schmitt and
Steffen Breug top the German list. For Italy, Marco Ricotta and
Dario Carmignani lead their country's standings while Richard
Lemay and Waldemar Wass lead Sweden's standings. For the United
States, Todd Sommers and Todd Crawford are the top two contenders.
To see the current
standings, visit the official NRHA Web site www.nrha.com
and click on FEI World Reining Masters Standings.
NRHA is proud to host
the first-ever FEI World Reining Masters Finals in 2004. The Finals
will be held in conjunction with the NRHA Futurity & World Championship
Show, November 25 - December 4, 2004.