Gallery: British Reining Championships come to Stag's Holt farm

FAST-paced exhilarating action rode into town, when the British Reining Championship Show was hosted in Fenland The event was held at Horse Creek Farm at Stags Holt, March and ran over the weekend.There were around 50 competitors taking part in the event

FAST-paced exhilarating action rode into town, when the British Reining Championship Show was hosted in Fenland

The event was held at Horse Creek Farm at Stags Holt, March and ran over the weekend.

There were around 50 competitors taking part in the event, which has been likened to a Western form of dressage.

During the competition the riders took part in a number of reigning categories, which involved them riding in set patterns, which included slow and fast circles, rollbacks, spins and the manoeuvre which reigning is best known for, the sliding stop.


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There were also some synchronised reining classes which were performed to music.

This is a new class, which British Reining has included in their show for the first time.

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Throughout the year members compete in British reining classes at all the shows and build up points.

Buckles are presented for the highest point winners. The sport itself is growing in popularity.

There is a host of categories in which riders, young and old take part in, from rookie level to the open classes

The British team has shown it is going from strength to strength and recently just missed out on a bronze medal at the World Reining Championships in Italy, however they were placed fourth in the world.

Among the riders was March man David Deptford who came third in a 47-strong field.

Andrew Finding, chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation, said the team was the "best British team ever".

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