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Givrins, June 21 — The 2023 World Reining Championship is proud to announce that the inaugural NRHA-approved international team and individual competition, open to horses 5 years old and up, will be welcoming 14 countries in Givrins, Switzerland, this coming July 3-8.


Making their way to CS Ranch, host to many prestigious international competitions including World and European championships, will be riders representing Austria (3 combinations), Belgium (16 combinations), Czech Republic/Slovakia (9 combinations), France (21 combinations), Germany (18 combinations), Great Britain (6 combinations), Hungary (1 combination), Italy (29 combinations), Luxembourg (1 combination), the Netherlands (1 combination), Poland (10 combinations), Switzerland (10 combinations), and the USA (2 combinations).

The 127 horse-rider combinations competing for European nations and North America will be showing in the following categories:


Junior Riders

30 entries, 7 countries, and 6 teams

Young Riders

29 entries, 8 countries, and 6 teams

Amateur Senior Riders

32 entries, 9 countries, and 6 teams

Open Senior Riders

27 entries, 9 countries, and 5 teams


The top 20 scoring combinations in each category will qualify for the final individual competition. Winners in all categories will be crowned “World Reining” Champions!

World Para Reining Championship 2023

Bringing even more excitement to the inaugural World Reining competition is the World Para Reining Championship 2023 which currently counts five nations, nine riders, and three teams: Denmark, a Franco-German combination, Great Britain, and Italy.

Clean Sport

The organizing committee, highly experienced in hosting top-level competitions, will enforce animal welfare and medication rules in order to ensure clean sport and the best environment for the horses and riders proudly representing their country.

About CS Ranch

CS Ranch is the biggest and most modern private reining facility in Switzerland. Owner Corinna Schumacher, with careful attention to detail, is constantly striving for CS Ranch to remain the best environment for reining horses. Since 2006, the state-of-the-art facility has been host to prestigious reining competitions including the Swiss Slide and, since 2009, the renowned SVAG CS Classic.


Show manager Eric Obrecht and his ambitious CS Ranch team are always making a huge effort to make improvements in order to comfortably accommodate riders, horses, officials, and spectators at the CS Shows.

This summer, the renowned SVAG CS Classic Reining Shows stages two great events:


July 3-8, 2023

World Reining Championship

July 10-15, 2023

NRHA European Affiliate Championships

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Photo by Tom Hautmann

World Reining Media Contact:

Simona Diale/International Horse Press

Cell: +39 3405354629

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