This year’s competition is at the CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, where riders from 10 countries will compete for the team competition FEI medals.
Today sees the start of the senior riders’ team competition and individual qualifiers with the consolation run on Friday, which will give the athletes who didn’t qualify for the individual competition, a second chance to ride for a spot on Saturday afternoon when individual medals will be determined.
The sport of reining has grown since 2000 when the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) adopted reining as its first western discipline. By 2002, reining had made its debut at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain and in 2008, the first FEI World Reining Championships for Seniors event was held in Manerbio, Italy.
Young and Junior Riders will also be proving their worth along with the SVAG FEI World Reining Championships for Senior Riders in Givrins. Their team competition will be held on Friday and the individual will be held on Saturday.