SUMMER OF REINING
This year, the CS Ranch will be the location for a premiere in Reining sports, when for the first time ever the SVAG FEI Reining World Championships Young & Junior Riders will be on. 'Summer of Reining' will be again our motto, since at the same time we will be hosting the SVAG FEI European Championships for Senior Riders.
All events will be covered, as usual, under the ”umbrella“ of our well-established SVAG CS Classic. Thus, the SVAG CS Classic 2017 will celebrate another highlight in the Reining sport, and we look forward to sharing more summers of reining in the coming years together with you.
Entry for all our shows is free; we are looking forward to welcoming all of you.
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.
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 putting a big effort in and try to impress riders, officials and spectators with our SVAG CS Classic.
CS Ranch is proud to have Höveler as partner, one of the biggest horse feed manufacturerers in Europe, with its competence and quality recognized worldwide.
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.
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.
Although part of a sporting lifestyle closely linked to the spirit of the Wild West, 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.
Reining originated from moves that a cattle horse makes in performing its duties and was first recognised as a sport in 1949 by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (French: Fédération Équestre Internationale, FEI) is the international governing body of equestrian sports, founded in 1921. The FEI headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland. An FEI code of conduct protects the welfare of the horses from physical abuse or doping.
The FEI recognizes seven disciplines under global governance in both regular and para-equestrianism competition: dressage, combined driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping and vaulting.