Manerbio, Italy – September 11, 2008 – The Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) and the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) are proud to welcome the world’s best horse and rider combinations to Manerbio, Italy. The Palasturla facility is home to the FEI World Reining Championship that are about to take place for the very first time. 

The $70,000 Team Competition will be held on Friday 12th at 2 p.m. – following the opening ceremony – where sixteen Nations from the five Continents will be represented.  The best twenty competitors, including ties for 20th place, will then go on to compete for the $30,000 Individual Competition to be held on Sunday 14th at 2p.m.

Today, following the FEI Vet Check,  the order of go for the Team Competition will be drawn during the Riders Welcome Party at 6 p.m.

Make sure to log on to the Italian Reining Horse Association website – www.itrha.com – to take a look at the competitors who will be vying for the much coveted for FEI medals.  Tickets for the event may also be bought online.

For further information, visit:

FEI World Reining Championship – Includes LIVE Webcast information                                                                                      

National Reining Horse Association NRHyA Blog from the Event

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