Bernard Fonck Secures First Reining Gold for Belgium at Tryon 2018

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Tryon, NC USA – September 15, 2018 – Belgian’s Bernard Fonck and What A Wave started a sliding development in the Johnson Control Reining of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Saturday. Scoring 227 at his fourth WEG, Fonck bested two of USA’s team gold medalists, with Daniel L. Huss taking the Silver medal and Cade McCutcheon securing Bronze. Fonck’s medal is the first Individual Gold for a Reining competitor from Europe.”I wanted to show what such a small country can do in the sport,” the 45-year old professional said.Daniel L, Huss premiered at the WEG-level to ride Ms Dreamy to Individual Silver, scoring 226.5. Reining is a “mind game” for the 58-year-old residing in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Daniel L. Huss and Ms Dreamy

“I visualize the pattern at least 20 times before I go in the arena”, he explained as he described his success over the course of the past week.While the top two medals were decided clearly, it took a nail-biting run-off to decide for third place.Brazil’s Joao Felipe Andrade CS Lacerda and Gunner Dun It Again had put in a score of 225.5 early on in the competition. As the last rider out, 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon rode Custom Made Gun to the tie. With amazing coolness, the third-generation youngster from the USA’s “first family of reining” kept his nerves to put in a pattern worth 228 points, pipping Lacerda by one point.The McCutcheon family, hailing from Aubrey, Texas, now hold eight WEG-medals after Cade took home Team Gold with the team on Wednesday.

Cade McCutheon and Custom Made Gun

Individual Gold tops the collection of three WEG Reining Team Silver medals for Belgium. Fonck had part in all of them, together with his wife, Ann Poels who placed 13th at Tryon 2018. A World Champion in 2016, Fonck used the opportunity to praise familial support.”She is very special. She is left and right from me and in front and behind me, supports me in every way. She is the best,” he said as he credited his wife of 16 years before the medal presentation.

Bernard Fonck, Daniel L. Huss, and Cade McCutcheon in their presentation ceremony after the Johnson Controls Reining Individual Final at Tryon 2018.

The run-off was a family affair of horse breeding as well since both stallions have the same father, Quarter Horse stallion Colonels Smoking Gun. Altogether five of his offspring qualified for the Individual Final, which hosted nearly 20 entries.For more information on the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and to view start lists and results, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.To purchase tickets or for more information about the WEG, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

Click here to watch the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 promo video!

Media Inquiries
For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit www.Tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Gayle Telford at gayle@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.

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U.S. Reining Goes Two-Three as Huss and Ms Dreamy Claim Silver, McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun Steal Bronze in Reining Individual Final at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

By US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2018, 9:39 PM EST

Photo by US Equestrian/Taylor Penced

Mill Spring, N.C. – An electrifying crowd and highly competitive runs from 22 combinations proved to be just the atmosphere needed for U.S. reiners Dan Huss and Cade McCutcheon as they fought for their spot on the podium Saturday evening in the Individual Reining Final at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018.

Fresh off their gold-medal finish with the U.S. Reining Team on Wednesday evening, Huss (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) were the final U.S. runs of the night, going back-to-back as the home crowd waited in anticipation to see if the U.S. would claim not one, but two medals.

Huss and Ms Dreamy, Frederick R. Christen’s eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare, laid down a competitive run and the home crowd cheered them on. They needed a score better than 225.0 to land a spot on the podium. With easy precision and smoothly executed lead changes, the athletic, sorrel mare and Huss slid into a score of 226.5 to sit in the silver-medal position. With just McCutcheon to follow, Huss and Ms Dreamy had secured at least a medal in their first individual competition at a WEG.

Huss and Ms Dreamy (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)

“I loved the reining here,” said Huss about his first experience at the WEG. “The enthusiasm and support you get from the audience and your fellow countryman, and also your teammates, it’s a feeling you don’t get a lot of. Our team members, we make it easy for one another.”

McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun (Photo by Erin Gilmore for Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Eighteen-year-old McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun, Tim and Colleen McQuay’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, followed just behind Huss and his mare. Having led the team event with a score of 229.0, the combination loped into the show pen looking to lay down another flawless run. However, with a few small mistakes in the circles, McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun scored a 225.0, tying them with Brazil’s João Felipe Andrade C S Lacerda and Gunner Dun It Again for third. A run-off of the same pattern would determine the bronze medal.
McCutcheon was second to go after watching Lacerda lay down a clean run that earned them a score of 227.0. With the home crowd behind them, McCutcheon and the palomino stallion entered the covered arena to a thunderous applause from U.S. fans. The cheers of support seemed to propel the combination as they executed nearly a flawless pattern, tipping their hat as the crowd roared and a final score of 228.0 sealed the bronze-medal victory.

“I was a little disappointed in my first run, but I just had to flip the page, have a short-term memory, and go try again,” said McCutcheon. “I didn’t do anything different with [Custom Made Gun]. I just tried to let him catch his breath, head into the arena, and be safe in spots. I talked to my dad a lot, because he was in the same situation in 2002 and he helped me. Pretty much everyone around me had a word of advice for me. I took it all in and it helped me.”

Earlier in the evening fellow U.S. reiner Casey Deary (Weatherford, Texas) and Heavy Duty Chex, Hilldale Farm’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, would put in a solid performance, earning them a score of 219.0. Jordan Larson (Valley View, Texas) and ARC Gunnabeabigstar, HDC Quarter Horses USA LLC’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, put on a show for the home crowd with their last ride together before the stallion’s retirement, earning a score of 215.0.

Complete Results

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Huss on Ms Dreamy: “Your better mares, even though they are a little more sensitive, they’ll have some grit to them. They will step up there and compete with the boys. This mare, she does that. She has probably taught me more than I have taught her, so it has been a great experience.”

McCutcheon on turning professional: “I’m looking at it. It would have to be at the right time. I’m not really trying to plan it. I’m going to keep going and try to get better as a non-pro and when I feel ready, I’ll go to the open.”

Stay up to date on the U.S. Reining Team at WEG by following USA Reining on Facebook and US Equestrian on Twitter and Instagram, featuring a daily Instagram Story. Use #USAReining and #Tryon2018.

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Reining Reigns Supreme at FEI WEG as the Johnson Controls Individual Reining Competition Finalists Are Determined

Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 13 September 2018

By Simona Diale

The Johnson Controls Reining Team Competition and first Individual Qualifier at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 today offered an amazingly high level of competition. The athletic ability of the great reining horses competing was superbly highlighted by riders representing 20 National Federations. Team USA clinched the gold, led by the talented 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon who posted a 229-top score on Custom Made Gun. It was silver for Team Belgium and bronze for Germany. In the first Individual Qualifier, the top 15 placed horse-rider-combinations officially claimed their spot in the finals which will be held on Saturday, September 15. Once the competition was over, an impressive 221 score, or higher, was needed to qualify.

Today, the second Individual Qualifier, presented by Johnson Controls, counted the 19 riders — representing 13 National Federations — who had posted a 217 or higher on Wednesday. The battle for the opportunity to compete in the Individual Competition was on as soon as the first competitor made his way into the TIEC Indoor Arena. Australia’s Warwick Schiller set the pace, and put the pressure on, by performing to a 220. The enthusiastic fans in the stands soon found out that the score would not be enough to make it to the finals as, six horses later, Italy’s Pierluigi Chioldo and Gun At The Gate (owned by Antonio Zagaria) raised the bar. After nailing all the maneuvers requested by pattern #5, the duo scored a 222.5 which was equaled by young Axel Pesek of France riding his mother’s Uncle Sparky. The two riders gained their spot to vie for the FEI individual medals and were joined by Mirko Midili of Italy aboard his ARC Sparkle Magnetic, who closed with a 221.5, as well as Uruguay’s Gabriel Diano riding Magnum Starlights (owned by Antler Ridge Ranch LLC), and Italy’s Mirjam Stillo riding Ruff Spook for owner Shannon Reid who both posted a 221.

Leaving the best for last was Martin Mühlstätter. The Austrian rider, last to perform, entered the show arena determined to post a 221 or higher, the score necessary to join his fellow-qualifiers. With Michael Garnett’s 2010 sorrel Amercian Quarter Horse stallion Blo Gun between the reins, he painted his circles, showed off his horse’s amazing ability to spin fast, and set the dirt flying in his stops. His performance was paid back by the judges with a 223, the top score of the day. “The humidity here was the biggest issue, but it was hard for everyone and without a doubt this is a great place to be,” said Mühlstätter who also represented his country in the Team Competition. “In the first qualifier my horse was good but I was not ‘on’. Things just didn’t click but today everything was flowing better. My horse has a big big heart; he gave me everything he had and I apologized to him that he had to give me one more run. I honestly did not expect such a high level of competition here and I am proud to be part of this great group of athletes that is showcasing our discipline at this level.”

On Saturday some of the world’s best reiners will be leaving their mark in Tryon fighting for a spot on the equestrian world’s most prestigious podium!

Austria’s Martin Mühlstätter congratulates his stallion Blo Gun after an amazing performance to qualify for the final of the Johnson Controls Individual Reining Competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 with top score of the day. (FEI / Liz Gregg)

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New NetPosse National Disaster Website for Horse and Pets

Free disaster lost and found listings for individuals and groups!

Provided by NetPosse – SHELBY, NC September 13, 2018: Hurricane Florence is about to hit land in several southern states with all of her furry. We would like to announce our new resource, developed by Stolen Horse International, Inc., also known as NetPosse, a nonprofit organization that has been bringing horses home for 21 years this month.

Our NetPosse National Disaster Lost and Found database website is for horses and pets, who are affected by any natural disaster. And we are doing this for free! We do not have extra funds to give to relief efforts but we do have expertise and tools that we can donate for public use. It is our way of giving back to those who have supported our mission to reunite horse and owners when the worst happens. We are paying it forward.

This brand new FREE resource is meant to bring disaster rescue organizations and victims together in one place, making it easier to search through the multitude of pages and groups on Facebook. Listing on the webpage is not only free, but it is easy and quick. We will be sending out our NetPosse Alerts to our vast NetPosse network for those who list on the website.

Both individuals who are looking for lost animals and groups that are saving them can post their information in the Hurricane Florence section, with descriptions, contact info and links back to your group or personal page.

Keep in mind that this is a new website manned by volunteers who are standing by to help victims with their listings. The NetPosse National Disaster Lost and Found database website has been working as a beta testing site in the past, working out kinks and training volunteers during real disasters.

We are ready to make a difference in someone life with your help! We do not have an advertisement budget. All of our funds are put to use in our Victim’s Services and Educational Outreach programs. We know word of mouth travels fast and far. Once upon a time Stolen Horse International was one person, one stolen horse and a few helpful strangers. Look were we are today.

Share our information to your page and send the info through your mailing list and newsletters. You can find more information on our informational (not listing) Facebook page, NetPosse National Disaster Database for Horse, Dogs and Pets at https://www.facebook.com/netpossenationaldisasterdatabase/.

© 2018 – Stolen Horse International Public Relations – Pictures are available upon request.

For more information on Stolen Horse International and its programs, visit the website at www.netposse.com. Stolen Horse International is a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to it are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

Contact: Debi Metcalfe
Phone 704-484-2165
Website www.netposse.com
debi@netposse.com

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McCutcheon Steals The Show As United States Retain Reining Team Title

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Tryon, NC USA – September 12, 2018 – The United States underlined their domination of Johnson Controls Reining competition by taking Team Gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Wednesday, September 12. The American team, led by the brilliant 18-year-old Cade McCutcheon on his grandfather’s horse, Custom Made Gun, claimed a comprehensive victory from Belgium in second and third-placed Germany. It was Team USA’s third successive FEI World Equestrian Games™ Gold medal triumph as they claimed the Johnson Controls Reining crown on a team score of 681 points.

Belgium, meanwhile, completed a hat trick of silver medals, while Germany’s bronze was a Reining first for them at WEG.

Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun

For Cade, who was joined in the team by Casey Deary, Daniel L Huss and Jordan Larson, it continued the family’s remarkable connection to WEG success, given that his father won Individual Gold in 2010 and his mother Mandy claimed silver four years ago.

“I was real nervous, but all the guys really helped me and that made a huge difference,” Cade said. “My grandfather owns my horse and he’s trained it as well. He is a pretty good owner to work for.”

And Deary added, “Cade did an amazing job. He showed all that he had and we are all extremely proud of the job he did.”

Team USA takes home the first Team Gold medal of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 in the discipline of Reining.

Reflecting on another second-placed finish, Belgium’s Bernard Fonck said, “I think everybody did everything that they could do with their horses and although it was a strong competition, I think Belgium was also pretty strong.”

With the crowd adding to a memorable atmosphere by getting fully involved in the action, there was also plenty for Germany to celebrate as they completed the podium places.

“This is the fifth WEG I have been a competitor at,” said Grischa Ludwig. “All the other competitions we’ve always been fourth and fifth, we’ve been beaten so many times by a half point and one point and now we’ve beaten the others (Austria) by a half point, which makes this feel even sweeter.”

“I did not think that it takes five FEI World Equestrian Games to get a medal! But, in the end, we really deserve it. This team really deserved it. We’ve been consistent. We had no low score and we were really fighting for the medal.”

 

For more information on the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and to view start lists and results, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the WEG, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

Click here to watch the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 promo video!

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit www.Tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Gayle Telford at gayle@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.

Photo Credit ©Sportfot. These photos may be used once in relation to this press release with proper credit.

 

About the Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.

 

About the FEI World Equestrian Games™

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.

 

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C.T. Fuller Memorial Reining

Memorial Reining and Outdoor Arena Dedication

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A Look Back at the 2018 Pan American Cup

From ANCR Brazil – The second annual Pan American World Cup in Brazil welcomed teams from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the United States. The full week of reining included the inuagural Youth Pan American Cup, Brazilian Futurity, National Championship, and the Cardinal Ranch Youth Cup.

Learm more about ANCR Brazil and their efforts to expand reining globally:

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NRHA Professional Kole Price Moves to Pilot Point

Kole Price, NRHA Professional Horseman of Price Performance Horses, moves to Liberty Ranch in Pilot Point, TX! Price specializes in Aged Events horses, and Non Pros are always welcome. Kole was 30th on NRHA’s Top Professionals list in 2017. He also coached 4 Non Pro’s on the 2017 NRHA Non Pro Top 25 list! We are now accepting outside horses for training!

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US Equestrian Announces Substitution of Combination for the U.S Reining Squad

From the US Equestrian Communications Department – Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian announced today that Gabe Hutchins (Joseph, Ore.) and FM Shine N Tag Chex, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tamarack Ranch, will step in as a substitute combination for the U.S. Reining Squad at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018.

Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex were named as a reserve combination when the U.S. Reining Squad was announced in May, and will now serve as substitutes for Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and The Wizster, an eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Turnabout Farm, Inc.

The Wizster sustained a minor injury during a training session, but is expected to make a full recovery. After evaluation from the U.S. team veterinarian, and with the best interest of the gelding in mind, McCutcheon has chosen to withdraw The Wizster and not move forward with competing at the WEG.

Competition for the U.S. Reining Squad begins Wednesday, September 12.
Click here for a complete reining schedule and for tickets to the WEG.

Stay up to date on the U.S. Reining Team at WEG by following USA Reining on Facebook and US Equestrian on Twitter and Instagram, featuring a daily Instagram Story. Use #USAReining and #Tryon2018.

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

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McQuay Dispersal Sale

Provided by Legacy Reining Breeders and Consignment Sale – McQuay Stables has been a household name in the Reining industry for decades, breeding horses that have earned an impressive $3.7 Million over the course of their career. Equally as incredible, stallions owned by McQuay Stables have produced earners of over $20 Million. As owners, Tim and Colleen McQuay shift their focus and near their retirement years, Legacy Sale attendees will have the unique opportunity to own a piece of Reining History by purchasing horses from the legendary McQuay Stables breeding program. These stallions and broodmares have been hand-picked by breeding experts Tim and Colleen, and have been a part of arguably one of the greatest breeding programs in Reining history. A great selection of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and finished horses will also be available for attendees to purchase. The Legacy Sale partners appreciate your faithful patronage of their sale over the years, and look forward to sharing these important moments in history with you!

Special thanks to Robin Glen Pedigrees for tracking statistics for us!

2018 Legacy Sale Schedule

Friday, September 28:
9 am – Yearlings Available to Preview
10:30 am – McQuay Dispersal & Consignment Riding Horses to be Ridden at Cardinal Ranch
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – McQuay Dispersal Sale begins, followed by Consignment Sale

Saturday, September 29:
9 am-12 pm – Yearlings Available to Preview
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Legacy Breeders Sale begins

Full list of consignments at www.legacysale.com.

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