World Development Group International To Build Equestrian Community and Facilities in Aegea

wdg-blackFrom Investor Relations – NORTH PALM BEACH, FL (Marketwire - November 5, 2013)AEGEA, Inc. (OTCQB: AEGA) (the “Company”), a planned mega-resort destination and international community in Florida, announced today it has signed a letter of intent with World Development Group International (“WDGI”), a construction company that specializes in designing and building high-end equestrian complexes and residences.  The letter of intent would allow WDGI to become the exclusive development partner of AEGEA’s planned equestrian homes and world-class sporting facilities, including a first ever designed indoor polo stadium, racetrack, 60,000 seat indoor equestrian stadium and arenas to accommodate the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing, hunter/jumper, driving, reining as well other equestrian disciplines, tournaments, shows and activities.  With these venues, AEGEA and WDGI intend to attract national and international equestrian competitions.  Also planned for the equestrian area are a state of the art veterinary hospital, animal sanctuary, university, convention center, aquarium, museum, training center, restaurants and hotels.

According to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), equestrian sport has seen record growth worldwide, and the number of competitions at all levels and on all continents is expected to continue increasing.  The number of equestrian events in the seven FEI disciplines has grown by 33 percent from 2008 to 2012, with more than 3,200 events taking place on seven continents last year.  Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, FEI is the world governing body for horse sport, establishing regulations and approving equestrian programs at Championships, Continental and Regional Games as well as the Olympic Games, promoting equestrianism in all its forms, and encouraging the development of the seven FEI equestrian disciplines throughout the world.

A 2012 study published by Alltech called “The State of the Equine Industry” shows the annual economic impact of equestrian-related commerce in the U.S. is approximately $135 billion, supporting a total of 1.6 million full-time jobs.  There are an estimated 9.9 million horses in the U.S.  The economic impact of the equestrian industry in Florida is $5.1 billion, providing 104,700 direct and indirect full-time jobs, according to the American Horse Council.  Florida has the third largest horse population of any state, at over 500,000.

 

“WDGI is proud to become a development partner with AEGEA in creating an exclusive, world-class equestrian community with unmatched facilities and amenities.  Our community will be specifically designed for the equestrian lifestyle, with riding trails throughout, and spacious homesites with a wide selection of luxury villas, homes and private estates,” commented Carl Ragosta, Director of World Development Group International.

 

“We are fortunate to have found a company as experienced and well-respected as WDGI to design and develop the equestrian component of AEGEA.  The letter of intent with WDGI demonstrates our commitment to building the finest equestrian community and sporting venues in the world,” said Keith Duffy, President and CEO of AEGEA.

 

About WORLD DEVELOPMENT GROUP INTERNATIONAL

With over 25 years of global industry experience and teams of licensed experts who provide full service commercial, retail and residential property development, World Development Group International delivers the highest standards and consistently exceeds expectations.  Since its inception in 1978, World Development Group International has provided construction and land services to a broad range of clients and projects, from public to governmental agencies.  World Development Group International’s scope of expertise includes the development of equestrian communities and equestrian-themed resorts worldwide, with innovative architectural and engineering designs for its commercial show complexes. In 2011,WDGI has completed the Global Dressage Complex is Wellington, Florida, which consisted of one of the largest clear span covered arena’s in the world, Large styled horse barns housing several hundred horses, and all others structures making this facility a world class International equestrian event center. Presently, WDGI is the development partner of the newly designed Palm Beach Horse Park also located in Wellington, Florida. This completely western themed facility shall consist of a 5,000 seat indoor equestrian event center, two seven story hotel/condo towers, Retail village consisting of more than 75,000 sq. ft. of retail condo components including multiple restaurants, VIP club, nightclubs, equestrian/veterinary research school/hospital including student housing. Other residential components shall include a gated equestrian townhome community, exclusive amenity filled RV resort and multiple equestrian training/showing facilities. WDGI is also building other facilities around the country including a reining training/housing facility in Columbus, Ohio and an Equestrian community in Jasper, Tenn.  WDGI is in discussions with other groups for developments in Qatar, Italy, Brazil, Belize and Asia.

About AEGEA

AEGEA, Inc. is developing a spectacular experience for guests and an idyllic lifestyle for residents by blending world-class entertainment with culture and timeless architecture, introducing its Entertainment Living™ brand. AEGEA is committed to building a sustainable and environmentally conscious community. AEGEA’s mission is to pursue innovation, increase shareholder value, and strive to better the lives of its visitors and residents. AEGEA’s plans include luxury hotels, residences, restaurants, cultural experiences, an Olympic-style sports complex, themed attractions, an equestrian village, vast blue water lagoons and waterways, and authentic, timeless architecture selected from around the world. While similar in some respects to other large-scale, multi-purpose destination properties, AEGEA’s design will be unique in that the sprawling complex will include a mix of residences and hospitality, entertainment and culture inspired by an advanced civilization dating back 4,000 years. Located within the state of Florida, AEGEA enjoys the distinct advantage of a massive nearby resident and visitor population base from which to draw attendance and ownership.

 

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Contact Information

Investor Relations
Scott Gordon
President
CorProminence LLC
377 Oak Street
Concourse 2
Garden City, NY 11530
631 703 4900 (Mobile)
516 222 2560 (Office)
scottg@corprominence.com
www.corprominence.com

 

AEGEA Inc. Corporate

772 US Highway 1, Suite 200
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561 287 5422 (Corporate)
IR@aegea.com
www.aegea.com

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New NRHA Corporate Partner: Center Back Pads

 

For Immediate Release – November 11, 2013 – By Christina Brezack – Oklahoma City, Okla. – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce that Center Back Pads has become an official NRHA Corporate Partner. Many of their designs have graced the backs of NRHA Champions.

Since 2008, Center Back Pads has strived to produce “a great blanket at a great price.” With the uniquely, colorfully designed 100% wool show blankets, each design is created to enhance the horse and rider’s total look in the show ring. Center Back Pads was established with the help of a true cowboy, Marshall Kyle, and an admitted saddle-blanket fanatic and NRHA Lifetime member, Carlee Mahajan, who saw there was a need for a good looking, high-quality saddle blanket at a price that didn’t break the bank.

In 2010, Center Back Pads designed and made the show blankets for the United States Equestrian Federation Gold Medal Reining Team. The “Stars and Stripes” design really showed well at the World Equestrian Games under the bright lights. The U.S. Reining Team wasn’t the only team sporting Center Back Pads, but other countries as well.

Owner Carlee Mahajan says, “Center Back Pads is very excited to join the fine line up of NRHA Corporate Partners. We are honored to have our name linked with NRHA and the outstanding list of Corporate Partners. Center Back Pads will be awarding gift certificates from first to third place winners in all levels at the NRHA Futurity, Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships and NRHA Derby, including first through tenth place for the Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year winners.”

“We are thrilled to have Center Back Pads come on board as a new NRHA Corporate Partner. Our reining competitors will be happy to learn that Center Back Pads will be awarding top-quality show pads at the Futurity and Adequan® NAAC as well as the Derby. We appreciate Carlee, who continues her lifetime investment and support in Reining, personally and in her business venture. Her show pads, like her incredible personality, are full of quality and color,” Todd Barden, Sr. Director of Sponsorship states regarding the new partnership.

For 2014, Center Back Pads will be introducing 11 new show blankets sporting not only the bright colors many reiners enjoy, but also eye-catching new classics. Please visit them at centerbackpads.com for your next show look. A new website will allow you to “try on” a Center Back Pads show blanket on different colored horses, complete with a saddle, to better help achieve the look you want.

NRHA has over 850 NRHA-approved shows worldwide with nearly $14 million in competition purses annually. Center Back Pads will be an official NRHA Corporate Partner of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show and NRHA Derby.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

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Photo Credit: Center Back Pads & NRHA

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Einstein Becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Sire

Einstein Head  12926 RT -¬CamEssick (167x250)For Immediate Release – By Hayley Lewallen – Oklahoma City, Okla. – November 8, 2013 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce the newest member to its Million Dollar Sire line up, Einstein (AQHA Great Resolve). Einstein is the 26th stallion to become an NRHA Million Dollar Sire, putting him alongside the likes of Smart Spook, Gunner, Nu Chex To Cash and many other greats.

Sired by Great Red Pine out of Cow Patty (AQHA Silversnow Pinestep) by Greyhound Step, the 1997 AQHA stallion was bred by Randy Hamilton, owned by Bridgette Lanham. During his successful show career he accumulated NRHA Lifetime Earnings of over $139,000. Highlights of his show career include:

  • 2000 NRHA Futurity Open finalist ridden by Tim McQuay
  • 2001 NRHA Derby Open finalist ridden by Tim McQuay
  • 2002 NRBC Open finalist ridden by Duane Latimer
  • 2002 NRHA Derby Open finalist ridden by Duane Latimer

His top earning offspring include:

  • Einsteins Revolution (out of Fly Flashy Jac): $352,700 NRHA LTE, owned by Wagner & Vandorp; 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Open finalist, and NRHA Futurity Open finalist, 2006 NRBC Open Champion and NRHA Derby finalist, 2007 NRBC Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion and NRHA Derby Open Intermediate Reserve Champion.  Einsteins Revolution was the first horse to go over the $300,000 NRHA earnings mark.
  • Great Sun Burst (out of Docs Sun Burst): $342,300 NRHA LTE, owned by 23 Quarter Horses; 2006 NRHA Futurity Open finalist,  2008 NRBC Open finalist and NRHA Derby Open finalist, 2009 NRBC Level(L) 4 Open finalist and NRHA Futurity L4 Open finalist, 2010 and 2011 NRHA Open World Champion, 2012 NRHA Non Pro World Champion
  • Kaystein (out of Kays Freckles): $81,200 NRHA LTE, owned by Susa Sauer; 2009 NRHA Futurity L4 Open finalist, 2010 NRHA European Futurity L4 Open Champion and Americana NRHA Open class finalist

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Photo Credit: Cam Essick

 

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Boehringer Ingelheim Introduces new XP line from Vetera® vaccines

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New line features an updated equine influenza strain to provide most relevant respiratory protection to horses.

From Boehringer Ingelheim – ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Nov. 6, 2013) – Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), introduces the new Vetera® XP line of vaccines, the only vaccine line that contains the most relevant strains of equine influenza virus (EIV) that affect horses today.

By protecting horses against Richmond/07, Ohio/03 and Kentucky/95, VETERA XP vaccines meet both the U.S. and worldwide guidelines for equine influenza protection.

“We know the havoc equine respiratory disease can have on horses,” says John Tuttle, DVM, senior associate director, equine professional and technical services, BIVI. “By updating our flu strains, we are offering veterinarians the ability to protect their patients against the newest and most relevant strains of equine influenza.”

The VETERA XP line is the only vaccine line that meets the World Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza recommendations and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) guidelines. The XP indicates that the vaccine now offers protection against disease in the Clade 1 family (Ohio/03) and Clade 2 family (Richmond/07). Horses in the U.S. may be at risk of infection from Clade 2 isolates of equine influenza (Richmond/07) due to exposure from comingling or travel.

“It is imperative that when we think about the risk of exposure to Clade 2 EIV, such as Richmond/07, we don’t just assume that performance horses are the only ones at risk,” says Tuttle. “If a horse lives in a pasture next to a horse that travels or is comingled, then that horse is also at risk due to the contagious nature of equine influenza. It only takes one horse to infect many.”

VETERA XP is manufactured using Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica’s proprietary purification technology, Ultrafil®.  Ultrafil Purification technology eliminates most of the extraneous proteins to allow the horse’s immune system to focus only on the relevant antigens.

Veterinarians should look for the XP on the VETERA vaccine label to find the most progressive EIV protection.

“With this update, we’ve renamed many of our vaccines,” says Monica Porter, brand manager, equine biologicals, BIVI. “All VETERA vaccines that contain EIV have been updated to include the new flu strains, and we’ve included EHV-4 protection as well. So in addition to having new names for the variety of combinations we offer, we’ve denoted whether the vaccine has been updated by including XP as part of the product name.”

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Overall, the XP indicates a progressive change in the VETERA portfolio of vaccines.

“We are really trying to provide the best medicine,” says Tuttle. “By offering the most comprehensive equine influenza protection for horses in the U.S. with Clade 1 (Ohio/03) and Clade 2 (Richmond/07), we are providing protection against the EIV as recommended by the World Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza.

For more information on VETERA XP vaccines, contact Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica at 800-325-9167, or visit www.bi-vetmedica.com.

About Boehringer Ingelheim
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 140 affiliates and more than 46,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

Social responsibility is a central element of Boehringer Ingelheim’s culture. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.

In 2012, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about 14.7 billion euro. R&D expenditure in the business area Prescription Medicines corresponds to 22.5% of its net sales.

For more information please visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.com.
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Para-Reining at AQHA World Show – Featured Cross-Over Riders

From USA Reining – By Brad Ettleman - USA Reining, together with the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) are pleased to announce that several established and well-known Para-Dressage athletes have signed on to cross over to the sport of Reining for the inaugural Para-Reining event at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, November 14 & 15.

Included in the ranks are a two-time Paralympian, an American disabled veteran and a host of other dedicated riders, all hoping to give Reining a try as the sport works for full inclusion in the Para-Equestrian movement.  Additionally, seasoned western riders from the NRHA and AQHA ranks will step into the stirrup for the discipline of Reining at this kick-off event.

First among the featured riders, Rebecca Hart was born with a rare genetic disease called Familial Spastic Paraplegia (FSP).  As an adult, it primarily affects her muscles and joints from the waist down, causing partial paralysis and severe spasticity.  As a child, it caused her to have difficulty gaining strength in her upper body and slowed her motor development.  Rebecca began riding at the age of ten.

Rebecca is a multiple USEF National Para-Equestrian Champion and was a member of the United States Paralympic Equestrian team, competing in Hong Kong with her horse, Norteassa, and taking 4th place in the freestyle.  In 2010, she and Norteassa competed at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, KY.  Rebecca retired Norteassa after the WEG.  She rode Jessica and Missy Ransehousen’s Lord Ludger (LoLu) for the 2012 show season.  The pair was named as a member of 2012 United States Paralympic Team, competing in London.  Rebecca was the Team Captain and highest scoring U.S team member at the 2012 London Paralympics.

Next among our featured riders, Frederick Win was born with a congenital birth deformity.  In his native Burma (also known as Myanmar), Frederick Win started riding at age six for fun. By eighteen, he was taking part in jumping competitions as a selected member of the Myanmar Equestrian Federation, jumping up to four feet. He also performed Burmese traditional trick riding routinely, doing headstands or hanging upside down on the side of a galloping horse. Since he was a teenager, he was always fascinated by American cowboy life and American justice. He decided to go to USA to study law and to learn western horsemanship.

With hard work he obtained a Jurist doctor in Law. Fred currently practices law in the state of New Jersey defending people’s liberty and rights.  In 2011, Fred started learning dressage and successfully competed at the United States Dressage Federation national level and FEI international level shows.  Fred is honored to join the ranks at the first ever Reining demonstration.

Also featured, Derrick Perkins is a U.S. Air Force veteran who was injured in 1988 while on active duty. After his initial physical rehabilitation, he was stabilized as a tetraplegic with significant loss of use in all four extremities. Since then, he has become a member and volunteer of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Texas Chapter and began participating in various wheelchair sports for recreation, physical rehabilitation, and the thrill of competition. Derrick has competed annually in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and has a closet full of medals. He was recommended, by friends, for the SIRE – Houston Therapeutic Equestrian Centers program in 2008. During his years of riding with SIRE, Derrick has seen unbelievable improvements in balance, strength, and coordination.

Derrick has multiple awards, titles and championships from top events and organizations and is an FEI-rated international rider, and is currently competing for a chance to represent the United States in the 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2016 Paralympic Games. To be featured at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK, Para-Reining will include a clinic and educational seminar on Thursday, November 14, and a first-ever Para-Reining demonstration class on Friday, November 15.  This demonstration marks the maiden Para-Reining event ever to be held within the US Para-Equestrian system and a launching of efforts to bring the discipline online as a fully recognized sport in 2014.  USA Reining and USPEA together with the AQHA and NRHA are proud to welcome an American hero to our ranks of Para-Reining competitors.

National Reining Horse Association’s Involvement
The National Reining Horse Association, partnering with their supporting entity, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), is proud to implement an Adaptive Reining Program beginning in 2014. As the standard setting-body for the sport of Reining world-wide, NRHA will approve and recognize Adaptive Reining classes and bring the sport to reining enthusiasts of all ability levels. The program’s standards, rules and policies will ensure NRHA’s ability to offer an inclusive, safe and fun environment for para-equestrians worldwide. RHSF will support the program in the form of scholarships and NRHA Affiliate grants that may be used to award prizes for Adaptive Reining classes. NRHA is proud to partner with the American Quarter Horse Association, the United States Para-Equestrian Association and USA Reining to champion the cause of para-equestrians.

For more information about attending the USA Reining/USPEA Para-Reining Clinic and Demonstration Class at the AQHA World Championship Show, including schedule, entry form and more, email:  Brad@HPowerInc.com

For more information about USA Reining, click on www.USA-Reining.com.

For more information about the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show: http://www.aqha.com/Showing/World-Show/Schedule.aspx.

Hart and Win photos provided by Lindsay McCall, Perkins photo provided by Derrick Perkins.

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Yurman to slide into OKC for the RHSF “Slide to Remember”

By Chris Dennis - For the last 30 years David Yurman has used his talents as a luxury jewelry and timepiece designer to help others accentuate their style but on December 6th he will slide into Oklahoma State Fair Park for his chance to shine. Yurman will compete in the Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s “Slide to Remember” benefiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The event will be held with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show which runs November 28 – December 7.

Yurman will join seven-time Formula One™ Yurmanracing World Champion Michael Schumacher, singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett and actor Ted Levine as they compete in front of judges for the highest score. David, along with the other celebrity reiners will face off as team captains as they compete with NRHA Hall of Fame representatives, freestyle reiners, cross-over riders from other equestrian disciplines, as well as Oklahoma City area firefighters and police officers.

David Yurman  is an artist and jewelry designer with a lifelong passion for design and innovation. He and his wife, Sybil, founded the David Yurman brand in 1980, which has become America’s premier jewelry company, with stores throughout the US and abroad. Yurman’s designs capture the essence of relaxed American luxury. His collections are inspired by classical art and architecture, nature, and equestrian motifs—his Buckle Collection and Thoroughbred designs takes their cue from his love of horses. Yurman has received multiple awards in recognition of his commitment to excellence and innovation in jewelry design, and has been lauded for his charitable and humanitarian efforts.

Both David and Sybil have always held a commitment to giving back. This unwavering dedication was formalized in 2001 with the establishment of The David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian Foundation. David’s passion for horses and philanthropy has led to the brand’s support of many equine charities. Organizations including the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Palm Beach County, Florida and the Equicenter in Mendon, New York both of which provide individuals with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to enjoy horse therapy and recreation to enhance their lives. The physical activity involved in riding horses has proven to be a very effective tool for improving muscle stimulation, strength, coordination, flexibility, posture and balance. Additionally, the Yurman’s have supported Bedford Riding Lanes Association that maintains and develops the historic system of trails and dirt roads in upstate New York used for trail riding.

Today, riding has become an essential part of David Yurman’s life whose career as an artist, designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist has been further enriched by his experience riding horses. Twice a week, David takes time out to ride with his ex-reining, now trail horse, Scooter. David Yurman lives and works in the New York City neighborhood of Tribeca with his wife Sybil and around the corner from his son, Evan, and his family.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND GET TICKETS

The RHSF “A Slide to Remember” is Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fair Park’s Jim Norick Arena (Coliseum). General admission ($11) and box seat ($21) tickets are available online at www.okstatefair.com. Members of the military receive buy-one, get-one-free admission with valid Military ID, and children age 10 and under get in free.

Avid fans who want a chance to meet their favorite celebrities “up close and personal” can attend the RHSF After Party at the conclusion of the competition. Admission to the party  is free and American Idol Finalist Kristy Lee Cook will be performing. There’ll be opportunities for autographs and photographs, so come prepared.

RHSF

The Reining Horse Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and enhancing the sport of reining worldwide. The RHSF accomplishes this through their five core programs: NRHA Hall of Fame, Crisis Fund, Research, Development & Education, Youth Programs and International Development. For further information about the Foundation, contact rhsf@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 125, or visit rhsf.com.

OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive learning museum that tells the story of those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. By the use of more than a dozen computers and two hours of video, and more than 300 artifacts the Memorial Museum tells the story of one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. Since opening, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial has hosted more than 4.4 million visitors and the Memorial Museum has had more than two million visitors.

About the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show

 It’s the most elite reining event in the world with more than 3,000 entries competing for more than $2 million in cash and prizes. More than 1,300 horses will compete and visitors from nearly 20 countries will attend to watch the excitement unfold. During its 10-day run, the show contributes more than $67 million to the overall Oklahoma City economy. Go to nrhafuturity.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show Supporters

The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Anderson Bean Boot Company, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Schmersal Reining Horses, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.
In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show Event Sponsors

  • Platinum Futurity Sponsors: KO Trading, RAM, Sandbur Productions LLC and Scott Cleaners
  • Gold Futurity Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Soft Ride
  • Silver Futurity Sponsors: Avila’s Pro Shop, E-Z Go, Forewheeler Golf Cars and Heat-A-Zone
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The November issue of the Digital Reiner is ready!

While we are sure everyone is packing and getting ready to come to OKC for the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show, take a break and check out the latest issue of the Digital Reiner!

A feature in this month’s Reiner discusses how to determine reiner november coverif your saddle and saddle pad fit properly. Be sure to check out the NRHA Corporate Partners who will have a saddle and saddle pad to fit you and your horse’s needs.

An interesting article for November features the Horse Rhythm Foundation, which uses equine therapy to help veterans of the armed forces and first responders. Based out of Glendale, Ariz., the Horse Rhythm Foundation, along with NRHA Professional Bryant Pace, answer “A Higher Calling” and help Foundation participants cope with psychological and physical challenges.

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Kyle Tack joins NRHA Corporate Partner Family

 

For Immediate Release – November 4, 2013 – By Christina Brezack – Oklahoma City, Okla. – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce Kyle Tack has become an official NRHA Corporate Partner.

A family-owned and operated business with a permanent retail store located in Whitesboro, Texas, on HWY 377; Kyle Tack’s full service tack store, saddle repair shop and custom leather shop focuses on U.S. manufactured leather goods and products. Taking great pride in custom-made products, Kyle Tack caters to western horse enthusiasts and beginners who are looking for affordable high-quality merchandise. Kyle Tack also represents many high caliber western tack manufacturers.

“We are so excited to be in a position to further support the NRHA and all our riders from the pros down to the short stirrups who are the future of Reining. We proudly partner with the NRHA in their goal of spreading the sport of Reining to as many people as possible,” Marshall Kyle, the owner of Kyle Tack, expressed regarding the new partnership.

In December 2000, Kyle Tack opened its doors as a joint venture between brothers Marshall and Pete Kyle. Today, Kyle Tack is still owned by Marshall and wife Phyllis, and the management of the company has passed to their daughter, Lainey. With over 50 years of combined experience, Kyle Tack offers a well-rounded selection of services and products for the discerning horseman. You can always catch Marshall and Phyllis at the top horse shows including the NRHA Derby, NRHA Futurity and the National Reining Breeders Classic. With a smile on their face and a story to tell, Kyle Tack brings high-quality products to horse enthusiasts across the nation.

Kyle Tack also is prevalent in the global wholesale market, offering leather and strap goods to dealers made from the highest quality Hermann Oak leather. Kyle Tack Wholesale offers training equipment such as reins, headstalls, curb straps, cavesons and much more. Despite worldwide success, Kyle Tack has stayed true to its blue-collar roots, maintaining a small, family-oriented staff that personally sees to every customer’s needs.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome the Kyle family’s expanded role with NRHA. As a long time event sponsor, and now as a Corporate Partner, Kyle Tack has been a loyal supporter of NRHA for many years. We look forward to working with such a storied family and company!

NRHA has over 850 NRHA-approved shows worldwide with nearly $14 million in competition purses annually. Kyle Tack will be an official NRHA Corporate Partner of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show and NRHA Derby.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body for the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit nrha.com.

Photo Credit: NRHA – Dawn Baxstrom

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Para-Reining to be Featured at AQHA World Show

From USA Reining Release – By Brad Ettleman - USA Reining, the official sport affiliate for the western discipline of Reining within the international structure of horse sport, announces together with the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) as well as partners: the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the introduction of Reining into the Para-Equestrian movement.

To be featured at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK, Para-Reining will include a clinic and educational seminar on Thursday, November 14th and a first-ever Para-Reining demonstration class on Friday, November 15th – marking the maiden Para-Reining ever to be held within the US Para-Equestrian system and a launching of efforts to bring the discipline online as a fully recognized sport in 2014.

Both affiliates of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in the United States, USA Reining and USPEA are striving to ensure Para-Reining rules and competitions are in line with events hosted at stakeholder shows. Those stakeholders are chiefly USA Reining founding partners AQHA and NRHA. AQHA will add Para-Reining into its existing and thriving Equestrians with Disabilities Program, and NRHA will work to do the same with a newly launched Adaptive Reining program. Once complete, the integration will allow any Para-Reining event to be multi-approved by any or all of the interested groups, allowing athletes a virtual smorgasbord of options for competitive development.

The role of USA Reining and USPEA are vital as they provide the key pipeline to high performance competition at the international level.  A main goal of the effort, Para-Reining athletes could one day earn a spot to represent their nation at international Para-Reining championships.

The goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian disciplines.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide Para-Equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), USA Reining and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

National Reining Horse Association’s Involvement
The National Reining Horse Association, partnering with their supporting entity, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), is proud to implement an Adaptive Reining Program beginning in 2014. As the standard setting-body for the sport of Reining world-wide, NRHA will approve and recognize Adaptive Reining classes and bring the sport to reining enthusiasts of all ability levels. The program’s standards, rules and policies will ensure NRHA’s ability to offer an inclusive, safe and fun environment for para-equestrians worldwide. RHSF will support the program in the form of scholarships and NRHA Affiliate grants that may be used to award prizes for Adaptive Reining classes.

NRHA is proud to partner with the American Quarter Horse Association, the United States Para-Equestrian Association and USA Reining to champion the cause of para-equestrians. “I’m very excited to be able to expand the access to the sport of Reining. The thrill of experiencing Reining is amazing. NRHA is very happy to provide an avenue in which we can welcome para-equestrians with the Adaptive Reining Program,” said NRHA President Beth Himes.

For more information about attending the USA Reining/USPEA Para-Reining Clinic and Demonstration Class at the AQHA World Championship Show, including schedule, entry form and more, email: Brad@HPowerInc.com.

For more information about USA Reining, click on www.USA-Reining.com.

For more information about the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show: http://www.aqha.com/Showing/World-Show/Schedule.aspx.

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Reining International de Lyon Results

Story by Simona Diale – Photos by Andrea Bonaga

November 3 – Heza Sure Whiz & Tina Kuenstner-Mantl win the Gran Prix Non Pro by Lambey in Lyon
Lyon, 3 November – The $17,500-added Grand Prix Non Pro counted 30 entries with riders representing eight Nations.  Leaving the best for last was draw 30, Heza Sure Whiz and Austrian Tina Kuenstner-Mantl.  The pair closed their run with a 222.5 for the win.  The 13-year-old stallion by Topsail Whiz and out of Im Not Blonde is owned by Jac Point Quarter Horses of Austria and boasts over $100,000 won in NRHA competition.  Tina and her stallion are also past NRHA Non Pro Reserve World Champions.  “This is my first win in Lyon and I’m really happy for my horse and all my team,” said Tina following her run.

Draw 3, Katharina King and her five-year-old gelding Antarismartin (ARC Antares Surprise x Tarismartin) closed their performance with a 221. Their score held until the very end, but once the curtain fell in Lyon they settled for reserve honors. In third place, with a score of 220.5, were the 2012 NRHA Non Pro World Champions Great Sun Burst and Manuel Bonzano.

The Markel NRHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity

The morning opened with the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity by Markel.  Two riders tied to win the Level 4 after scoring a 220:  Sigried Weber riding Gallo Del Whiz for owner CDs Quarter Horses and Rudi Kronsteiner riding RH Legacy Whiz for owner Jennifer Nixdorf.

Weber and her mount also won the Level 2 Open Championship.

November 2 – Reining International de Lyon $37,000-added Grand Prix Open Equidia

Colonels Shining Gun and Cira Baeck score big and take home the win!
Lyon, 2 November 2013 – The $37,000-added Grand Prix Open was thrilling to say the least.  In a field of 23 horse-rider-combinations, Belgian NRHA Professional Cira Baeck, riding Katarzyna Roleski’s Colonel Shining Gun, closed her performance with an amazing 231.5.  “This is just a phenomenal horse and I could not be happier,” said Cira about the six-year-old stallion by Gunner and out of Shining Little Peach (by Shining Spark).  “Since the beginning of the week he’s just been getting better and better and today he was superb. I really look forward to showing him in the $100,000-added Shootout in Oklahoma City now!”

Claiming second place honors was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck aboard Dany & Mireille Cerato’s Sail On Top Whizard.  The pair, who had claimed the NRHA Open World Championship last year posted a 229.  “I couldn’t be happier,” said Bernard about the eight-year-old stallion.  “This is an amazing horse and today he proved it yet again.”

Equidia Open (23 entries)
1. Colonels Shining Gun (Katarzyna Roleski) Cira Baeck 231,5
2. Sail On Top Whizard (Dany & Mireille Cerato) Bernard Fonck 229,0
3. GR JFB BOY (Dominik Reminder) Dominik Reminder 228,5
4. Gunna Be Majestic (Quarter Deeam) Bernard Fonck 227.5

Equità Lyon Western Horse Show Wrap-up
Making the competition even more prestigious was the FEI Euro10,000-added CRI***.  Aboard Whizoom, owned by Jennifer Nixdorf, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner slid to the highest step of the podium after scoring a 227.

Winning the CRI*, after scoring a 207, was Charlotte Tardrup aboard Magnum Licorice Chic.
The 3 & 4-year-old Futurity Dominik Reminder riding Uwe Gerbig’s Cashworthy took the lead in the Open  Level 4 after scoring a 222.

Riding Thomas Till’s Arc Captain, Philip Haug won the Open  Level 2 scoring a 216.5.
Winning the Futurity Non Pro Level 4, with a score of 213.5, was Barbara Jenzen with Mc Oleaner between the reins.

Taking the Non Pro Level 2 division with a score of 214 was Viktoria Seekircher riding her KN Miss Lenas.  The Non Pro Snaffle Bit 3-year-old Futurity saw Piet Mesdagh ride his Shaza Spook Lil Step to the win, after posting a 216.5, in the Level 4. “This win is particularly sweet because we bred this horse!” said Piet.

In the Level 2, Jennifer Nixdorf and her RH Legacy Whiz took the win after scoring a 208.5.
The Equità Lady’s Cup counted eleven entries with Gina Maria and Gunners Enterprise taking the lead after scoring a 215.  Half a point behind the winners were Charlotte Reynaud and A Flashy Rooster.

Ancillary Action
Opening the competition was the Any Horse Any Rider won by Belgian Bernard Fonck riding Quarter Dream’s Gunna Be Majestic. The pair scored a 72.

The Novice Horse Open Level 2, with a score of 72.5, was claimed by German Grisha Ludwig riding SSR Custom Shines owned by Natalie Schaffner Hirschi.  Winning the Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2, with a score of 71, was Ingrid Vermeiren riding CB Custom Junior.

Winning the $5,500-added Intermediate Open by HBP Associés was Quentin Galliere riding RS Spat Man O War for owner Piet Mesdagh.

Following a three-way tie, after each scoring a 143.5, Anne Sophie Guerriero of France took the win in the Limited Open aboard Chicken Sandwich owned by Eric Defouilhoux. Tying for second place were Klaus Lechner and KH Hes A Smart Jac and Henry Kuehnel riding Trudy Sailor Bar for owner Dorothee Herzner.  The three horse-rider combinations tied for second place in the Intermediate Open.
Winning both the Intermediate and Limited Non Pro by Gaillard was sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reyanaud aboard A Flashy Rooster, owned by her father, Dominique.  The young French rider took the double win after scoring a 215.5.

In the Youth Competition, Mick Betsch and RS Esplendidos Olena won the 13 & Under.  Laura Pouzol and Bar Honny Enterprise won the 14-18.

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