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New Highlights for Reiners: Shows in Bremen and Dortmund now approved as CRIs (FEI Reining)

The International western shows at Bremen and Dortmund are now even more interesting for reining competitors. Yesterday, Michael Stone (FEI) approved both shows as "Concours Reining International" CRI Cat. B. This means the 'Triple Crown' in reining for these two shows. Besides the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy and the qualification for the German Championship Reining (FN), Bremen and Dortmund now offer the chance of qualifying for the $ 100.000,-- World Reining Masters 2004 in Oklahoma City.

As already reported, there will be a World Reining Masters for the first time this year. This super event was created to find the best individual reining rider of the world. It will take place annually from now on, alternating between the U.S.A. and Europe. This year, the finals will take place during the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Each country sends its best reining rider, meaning the one with the largest prize money. Competitors must qualify in their countries in international FEI events, called CRIs. Those countries which came into the WEG 2002 finals are allowed to send two riders each (USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Italy).

The first two CRIs will be in Bremen and Dortmund now. Both shows are therefore qualifying shows for the World Reining Masters. All international NFs have been invited.

Schedule CRIs:
Kampmann Pferdesportfestival, Bremen, February 27 and 28, 2004 (CRI: Friday, Feb. 27, approx. 6 p.m.)
Internationales Reitturnier, Westfalenhallen Dortmund, March 12-14, 2004 (CRI: Friday, March 12, approx 6 p.m.)

Nominations for CRIs must be made on the official FEI forms and can be sent to the show office (Sylke Stemme), who will forward it to the DOKR. The fee for the CRI, which includes the DM qualification ist EUR 75,-- plus EUR 8,-- FEI charge.

Nomination Forms and Schedules:


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