Summer of Reining
The SVAG FEI Reining European Championships and the SVAG FEI Reining World Championships for Junior and Young Riders will come back to our CS Ranch, and we are super-proud to again welcome the World’s Reining Elite.
This is going to be another highlight for everybody loving our great sport. As in previous years, we will have our well-established SVAG NRHA CS Classic just the week before which makes for another Summer of Reining in 2019. We look forward to welcoming all of you. As always, there is free entry.
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The CS Ranch is the biggest and most modern private reining facility in Switzerland, ideally situated and equipped for professional reining lessons. Owner Corinna Schumacher is constantly striving for the CS Ranch to remain the best environment for reining horses. The roofed horse-riding arena measures 95x50 metres and can accomodate more than 1400 spectators. Visit our website at www.cs-ranch.eu
Head Horse Trainer of CS Ranch is Cira Baeck from Belgium. Since 2006, CS Ranch has made its mark for hosting professional reining shows such as Swiss Slide and from 2009 the famous SVAG CS Classic. Showmanager Eric Obrecht and his team from CS Ranch are always making a big effort to impress riders, officials and spectators with our SVAG CS Classic.
Reining is one of nine disciplines of western riding, considered by some as the ”dressage“ of the western riding world. It is the only western riding discipline recognized by the FEI. It originates from the working movements of horses and riders when herding cattle.
Reining became an FEI discipline in 2002 and is designed to show the athletic ability of ranch-type horses in the confines of a show arena. Contestants are required to run one of 10 approved patterns, divided into seven or eight manoeuvres, including small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins and what is generally considered the signature move of the reining horse, the sliding stop.
Reining is growing in popularity around the world. Despite the seemingly relaxed attitude of both horse and rider and the loose reins typically used, Reining demands high levels of concentration and riding skills with smoothness, finesse, attitude, quickness and authority all being closely watched.
Scoring will be on a basis of 0-Infinity, with 70 denoting an average performance. There will be 5 judges scoring each ride, with the top and bottom scores dropped to give an average final score. In the event of a tie, the scores from all 5 judges are added for the three counting Team Members.
Riders will receive a score of zero if:
- Use of more than index or first finger between reins.
- Failure to complete pattern as written
- Performing the maneuvers other than in specified order.
- Backing more than two strides
- A turn of more than 90 degrees
A judge is required to penalize a horse 1/2 of a point for a delayed change of lead by one stride, where the lead change is required by the pattern description and deduct one point for over or under spinning up to 1/4 of a turn.