U.S. WEG Reining Team to be Determined at Battle in the Saddle

The U.S. Equestrian Federation National Open Reining Championship and official United States Equestrian Team Selection Trial for the Adequan U.S. Reining Team will take place July 10 during the Battle in the Saddle at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The Battle in the Saddle special reining event will decide who qualifies to represent the US in competition at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the official reining breed sponsor of the World Equestrian Games.

"AQHA is very proud to have Battle in the Saddle be such an important part of the World Equestrian Games and host the reining team selection trials for the United States," said Don Treadway Jr., executive vice president of the AQHA.

In the Battle in the Saddle, horses and riders will compete for their share of the $130,000 in added money and more than $300,000 in estimated purses that will be up for grabs. The event will take place July 5-10 and will showcase five Western disciplines: reining, working cow horse, roping, cutting, and ranch horse competition. The ranch horse competition is open to all ranches meeting the criteria of the AQHA Best Remuda Award. All other events are open to all breeds.

For complete details on Battle in the Saddle, visit www.battleinthesaddle.com.

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