Rain is expected Sunday at Rolex, but we were indoors on Saturday night for the Kentucky Reining Cup, where eventers Bobby Costello, David O’Connor, Sinead Halpin, and Allison Springer tried their hands at reining. Apologies to Bobby for missing his rides, but David’s, Sinead’s, and Allison’s videos are below. Enjoy!
I give Allison extra props for riding in a helmet and without spurs. Allison did finish with the best score of the eventers I believe, although her horse was by far the best and, from what I can tell, in reining the horse makes all the difference. Go reining.
Update: Here’s an email from one reader of this post, published without comment [sic].
“I just read the post on the website about eventers trying their hand at Reining last night. I was shocked and sadden by the writer, John’s comment…..,” from what I can tell, in reining the horse makes all the difference.”Really John???? Come on, as a “horseman ” you should know better than to make a comment that sounds so completely ignorant of horsemanship, competing and riding in general. The same could be said by someone unfamiliar with our sport —- in eventing the horse makes all the difference. If you are going to cover and post a story about another horse sport, please do so with some respect.I almost posted this on the evening nation face book page – but decided to give John the opportunity to post an apology. This was the only email address I found. I really hope this makes it to John – whoever he is, and we see an apology posted.”