USET Reining Semi-finals Aired on GMC's America's Horse

As reining competitors are celebrating the sports acceptance by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), “GMC America's Horse” is doing its part to make sure individuals worldwide recognize the athletic talent it takes to be competitive in the sport of reining.

On Wednesday, June 7, “GMC America's Horse” will take viewers to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Reining Semi-Finals.  The show will air at 1:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Oklahoma City is the last stop before the $100,000 Cosequin/USET Reining Championship presented by Bayer is held in Gladstone, New Jersey June 22-24.  Viewers can watch as qualifiers from preliminary rounds compete for the right to go to Gladstone.

AQHA and USET along with the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) have been working toward greater acceptance of the sport on an international level.

In April FEI, which is the international governing body of equestrian sports, approved reining as its newest discipline. This was a major advancement in what hopefully will make the event an Olympic sport.

To learn more about the sport of reining or how to start showing, visit or call 806/376-4811.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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