Greatest increase since 2017: Chile with +15 horses
Major events in 2018:
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FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Tryon
Reiners thrilled fans in Tryon with 63 horse-and-rider combinations representing 20 National Federations laying down impressive runs which were rewarded by great scores from the judges. The team competition counted 12 full teams and, cheered on by the enthusiastic home crowd, USA clinched its fifth consecutive team gold medal. Belgium took silver and the bronze went to Germany.
The individual final was filled with great performances and big scores as the world’s best athletes battled it out for gold. Dream team Bernard Fonck and his powerful American Quarter Horse stallion What A Wave claimed gold for Belgium by executing a perfect pattern. USA’s Dan Huss and his double-registered American Quarter Horse and American Paint Horse mare Ms Dreamy set the crowd alight as they burst into the arena to clinch silver. The talented 8-year-old Ms Dreamy is the first mare to earn an individual medal in Reining at the FEI World Equestrian Games™.
A run-off was needed to decide the bronze as both Cade McCutcheon (USA), riding Custom Made Gun, and Joao Felipe Lacerda (BRA) aboard Gunner Dun It Again, scored equal marks. In the end it was McCutcheon who secured the bronze.