Field Now Set For the Kentucky Reining Cup

Sean McBurney (right) recieves his DuBarry boots from Danny Hulse of DuBarry.(Shannon Brinkman photo)
Sean McBurney (right) recieves his DuBarry boots from Danny Hulse of DuBarry.(Shannon Brinkman photo)

Lexington, KY — A field of 25 horses is ready to contest the Kentucky Reining Cup on Friday night, April 26 at the Kentucky Horse Park. All the horses jogged before the ground jury and veterinary delegate in this afternoon’s first horse inspection, who unfortunately did not accept one horse for competition, Magnums Pretty Patti.

DuBarry Boots also presented a pair of their fashionable all-weather boots to the best-dressed female and male riders at the first horse inspection. Canadian rider Lisa Coulter, of Vernon, British Columbia, won the female award, and fellow Canadian Sean McBurney, of Arlington, Wash., won the male award.

The Kentucky Reining Cup, which is running alongside the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, features an international Three-Star Reining competition and the incredibly popular World Freestyle Championship. Action begins on Friday night, April 26 with the CRI3* with riders guiding their horses through prescribed turns, sliding stops and flying lead changes.

Lisa Coulter (left) receives her DuBarry boots from Danny Hulse.(Shannon Brinkman photo)
Lisa Coulter (left) receives her DuBarry boots from Danny Hulse.(Shannon Brinkman photo)

On Saturday evening, April 27, riders seek the title of World Freestyle Champion as they entertain spectators with choreographed musical performances that have electrified the Alltech Arena crowds during the Championships’ first two years.

USEFNetwork.com presented by SmartPak will present live coverage of the Kentucky Reining Cup.  The broadcast schedule is available under the Live Broadcast Schedule tab at USEFNetwork.com. Times are subject to change.

For the third consecutive year, the American Quarter Horse is the “Official Breed of the Kentucky Reining Cup.”

The Kentucky Reining Cup is produced by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event which quickly evolved into what is today the only Four Star three-day event in the western hemisphere, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. EEI started producing the Kentucky Reining Cup in 2011.

Full results and further information on the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup is available on line at www.KentuckyReining.com.  

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