The United States Equestrian Federation has named the U.S. reining team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Game after the final competition in Oklahoma City, Ok, last week:
Shawn Flarida/41/Springfield, Ohio/ Fancy Step/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/ Buffalo Ranch
Tom McCutcheon/43/Aubrey, Texas/Gunners Special Nite/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Turnabout Ranch
Craig Schmersal/37/Overbrook, Okla./Boom Shernic/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/The Boom Shernic Syndicate
Tim McQuay /58/Tioga, Texas/Hollywoodtinseltown/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/David & Bonnie Silva
Flarida is the National Reining Horse Association's all-time leading money earner and the first $3 million rider. He has five NRHA championships and has won the All-American Quarter Horse Congress eight times.
McCutcheon is an NRHA $1 million rider who won the WEG test event at the Kentucky Horse Park earlier this year.
Schmersal has won numerous American Quarter Horse Association and NRHA Open world championships and was part of the gold-medal team at the 2002 World Games in Jerez, Spain.
McQuay has won numerous championships, including being part of the gold-medal winning team at the 2006 World Games in Aachen, Germany, where he also won an individual silver medal.
The following horse-and-rider combinations have been named in the following ranked order as substitutes:
Craig Schmersal/37/Overbrook, Okla./Mister Montana Nic/12/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Mister Montana Nic Syndicate
Andrea Fappani/33/San Marcos, Calif./Custom Legend/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Steven Simon
Shawn Flarida/41/Springfield, Ohio/Wimpys Little Chic/6/Quarter Horse/Mare/Arcese Quarter Horses, USA
Casey Deary/29/Weatherford, Tenn./ Rootin Tootin Dunit/6/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Wolf Stern Partnership
Andrea Fappani/33/San Marcos, Calif./Einsteins Revolution/8/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Wagner and Vandorp
Randy Paul/51/Scottsdale, Ariz./Smokeelan/8/Quarter Horse/Stallion/Jill Smiekel-George