2019 Global Youth Reining Cup

April 10, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, 2019 the inaugural NRHA Category 11 approved Invitational Global Youth Reining Cup will be held during the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby. CremonaFiere will once again be host to the IRHA Derby held in conjunction with the Salone del Cavallo Americano.

The invitational competition is open to riders ages 12-18 holding an NRHA Youth Membership and is open to horses any breed/any age.

Each country will be represented by one youth rider and each affiliate shall govern its system for rider qualification and will submit the name of the youth rider representing his/her country by April 30, 2019. Competitors from outside Europe will ride horses generously made available by owners and the draw — in order to comply to the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) rules and regulations — will draw a horse 10 (ten) days prior to the competition.
Horses will be available for non- European competitors to ride on May 22.

"I am thrilled to see this dream come true for so many youth riders around the world ," said Joao Marcos of Cardinal Reining Horses. "It is a wonderful opportunity for our sport and we look forward to hosting youth from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, USA and possibly Australia, Canada and Japan. I would like to thank Roberto Cuoghi [IRHA and NRHA European Council president] for his collaboration and support."

Italy has been host to many an international competition organized by IRHA and, for Cuoghi, the Global Youth Reining Cup is yet another event that will make history. "It is an honor to be able to host the Global Cup  in Italy and I look forward to welcoming youth from around the world to Cremona," he said.

By Simona Diale - International Horse Press