• Eventing Nation Watch the replay of @DuttonEventing and Mr Candyman's winning performance @PlantationField on @USEFNetwork https://t.co/iWpPfxJTO4 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/24/2016 12:54:37 PM
  • USEF Network Watch Olympic Bronze Medalist @DuttonEventing ride Mr. Candyman to win the CIC3* @PlantationField!… https://t.co/xDh1jLOUg1 9/22/2016 5:00:16 PM
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  • USEF Network .@DuttonEventing and Mr. Candyman win the CIC3* @PlantationField! https://t.co/jBkb2yuw9j 9/18/2016 4:09:22 PM
  • USEF Network Ryan Wood and Powell over the big shelter at 5 and open oxer at 6 @PlantationField https://t.co/0Nmw46iJsF 9/18/2016 3:02:10 PM
  • USEF Network .@DuttonEventing and Z through the keyhole @PlantationField! Watch live https://t.co/i8tJDp1FIR https://t.co/yjve4hPjVY 9/18/2016 2:15:33 PM
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  • Eventing Nation The @PlantationField CIC3* cross country has been moved to 1:00 p.m. EST. Watch live on @USEFNetwork! https://t.co/WKAyY8BF1Y Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/18/2016 12:33:17 PM

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Flarida Captures Early Lead in the 2014 Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad

RELEASE: April 25, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Helen Murray

Shawn Flarida & Spooks Gotta Whiz (Alleyan Evans for Shannon Brinkman Photo)
Shawn Flarida & Spooks Gotta Whiz (Alleyan Evans for Shannon Brinkman Photo)
Lexington, Ky
.- The 2014 Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad kicked off Friday evening at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena with the first of two rounds of competition.  A field of 35 international veterans went to task in the CRI3* competition which is being held in conjunction with the Kentucky Reining Cup.

Leading the way in National Championship and Selection Trial competition is former National Champion and U.S. Team Gold medalist from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Shawn Flarida. Riding Michell Kimball’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion Spooks Gotta Whiz, Flarida (Springfield, Ohio) executed a polished performance that was highlighted by solid transitions to score 225.

“He warmed-up really well, and showed really sweet,” said Flarida, who looks for another solid round from Spooks Gotta Whiz on Sunday. “I hope he shows as pure again and I’ll let things fall where they do.”

Lying in second place after round one on Friday is Mandy McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and her father Tim McQuay’s Yellow Jersey. The 10-year-old Quarter Horse stallion demonstrated why he is so highly regarded in the U.S. by scoring 224; just a single point separates him and McCutcheon from first place.

Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, A.Z.) and Silver Spurs Equine’s seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion Smoking Whiz stand third heading into Sunday’s final round on a score of 223.5.

Following the second and final round of competition for the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad, the top six combinations will be named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Squad.

Learn more about the 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup here.

Follow the U.S. Reining Team here.

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