U.S. Equestrian Team Wins Silver Medal At CRIO Kreuth Reining Championship

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Gladstone, NJ -Team USA brought the Silver Medal home from CRIO Kreuth (Germany) August 30 - September 2. This competition marked the first time the United States Equestrian Team (USET) sent a Reining team overseas. The only team at the competition using borrowed horses, Team USA bested seven other teams and one individual. Team Italy won the Gold Medal in a dominant fashion and Switzerland took home the Bronze.

Team USA, consisting of Clint Haverty, Dell Hendricks, Craig Johnson, and Scott McCutcheon and chef d'equipe Jim Kiser, showed a real "Team effort" and proved that riders from the United States possess great knowledge and skill, as this Silver Medal finish is the best placing ever by a team using borrowed horses. Other countries competing were France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Austria, and one individual from Luxembourg.

Volker Schmitt of Germany won the individual Gold Medal with Chex Enterprise, Dario Carmignani of Italy took Silver with Frozen Sailor, and Adriano Meacci of Italy won Bronze with Billy All Dun. The USET's Dell Hendricks was fourth on Little Gump.