Aachen 2015: Switzerland Announces Reining Team
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Only 34 more days until Aachen – the countdown is on for the 2015 FEI European Championships Reining. Switzerland is the first nation who announces their team:
Jennifer Schleiniger, Matzendorf (SO), and Masked Gunman The 32-year-old occupational therapist has been a part of the Swiss national squad since 2013. Her show record includes: NRHA CH Champion Green Reiner 2011 and Rookie 2011 und 2012, CS Classic Int. Non Pro 1st place, Bronze medal Swiss Championship Non Pro 2011 and 2014, 2014 European Derby Finalist Non Pro and Swiss Derby Champion Non Pro Level 2 and 4. In Aachen, she will ride the 7-year-old AQHA stallion Masked Gunman (Colonels Smokin Gun x Starmax RM).
Sabine Schmid, Oberwil (BL), and Gunwork The 41-year-old architect became part of the national squad this year. Sabine was NRHA CH Year End Champion Rookie 2014, IRHA Futurity Finalist and French Futurity Champion Level 1 and 2. In Aachen, she will ride Gunwork, a 7-year-old AQHA stallion by Shotgunner out of Its Another Footwork.
Daniel Schmutz, Langenbruck (BL), and BH Cielo Dry The 38-year-old trainer became part of the Swiss national squad in 2012. Last year, he was Swiss Champion Reining. Daniel is a multiple Bronze Trophy Champion and was NRHA CH Open Year End Champion in 2012 and Ltd. Open in 2014. His horse for Aachen is the 9-year-old AQHA stallion BH Cielo Dry (Cielo Dry x Its a Broadway Girl).
Adrienne Speidel, Hombrechtikon (ZH), and Chexylution The 33-year-old decoration designer who operates her own training facility, represented Switzerland during the last WEG aboard her 7-year-old AQHA gelding Chexylution (Einsteins Revolution x Chexymatic) – the horse she will ride in Aachen as well. Adrienne was 2012 Swiss Champion Non Pro and is a multiple NRHA CH Champion of the Year as well as Bronze Trophy Champion.
From August 11 until 23, 2015, the renowned Aachen Soers facility will host the FEI European Championships in five disciplines for the first time including reining. The team competition and first individual qualifier is scheduled for August 14, starting at 8.30 a.m. The second individual qualifier will follow on August 15, starting at 6.15 p.m. On August 16, the top riders will meet again for the individual final which will start at 10 a.m. All disciplines are covered lived by TV teams from ZDF, ARD and WDR.
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