Local horse reiner qualifies for nationals in Kentucky

27th March, 2016 by

By John LaConte

EAGLE — Local Charlie Sue Pates, 15, is headed to Kentucky, where horse reining will take center stage at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals.Reining, known for its thrilling descents down the arena to graceful sliding stops, is among the fastest growing and most popular Western equine sports around the world. A judged event, reining is designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch-type horse within the confines of a show arena. The general description and judging rules state, “To rein a horse is not only to guide him but also to control his every movement. The best reined …

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