Reining champion coming to Ponoka

Equine enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on watching the Reining Alberta clinic Feb. 16 and 17 with Jordan Larson.

Equine enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on watching the Reining Alberta clinic Feb. 16 and 17 with Jordan Larson. This is an annual event that has invited some of the top reining trainers to Alberta with this being the first time in central Alberta.

Larson has several NRHA titles under his belt, including winning the prestigious 2010 National Reining Horse Association Futurity riding Spooks Gotta Whiz owned by Michell Anne Kimball. There he took home over $125,000 in winnings alone. He was also the 2010 Co-Reserve Champion in the Open National Reining Breeders Classic on Stop Like A Dream owned by Gilberto Leal, as well as the $25,000 Open Champion on Out Shinin Wimpy owned by Dorminy Plantation.

This year he also defended his world championship title at the American Paint Horse Association World Show on Dolled Up Gunner, and was also the SWRHA Open Futurity Champion on Mr Jerry Lees Surpriz owned by Heritage Farms.

Larson has been the youngest rider on the NRHA’s Top 20 riders list for the past five years and in 2011 reached the Million Dollar Rider milestone. He also holds his NRHA judge’s card and does a limited number of clinics every year worldwide.

The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Calnash Trucking Ag Event centre in Ponoka. Details are also posted on the Reining Alberta website www.reiningalberta.net.

For more information, contact Dorothy Williams-Reich dwilliamsreich@gmail.com or Beryl Jarrett ra_staffsecretary@yahoo.ca.

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