One of the most anticipated shows of the year, The Reichert Celebration, is currently under way in Fort Worth, Texas.
"We wait for the Reichert all year long--it's the best horse show of the year," says Courtney Archer, who was Reserve Champion in the Ron Reichert Memorial Three and Over Non Pro Limited Horse Western Pleasure. "The numbers are always big, the prizes are great and the horse show staff is amazing. With the breed shows and the futurity classes it gives everyone a chance to show. There is no other show around where I can pick up enough points to almost be qualified in the Amateur Pleasure for next year and the next day go in and be Reserve in a Signature class and and win some money. The Reichert is one show we will never miss."
Up-and-coming trainer Tara Eubank of Nashville, Tennessee says that this is her first time at the Reichert and she told GoHorseShow that so far her experience has been great. Eubanks tied for first in the 2 Year-Old Limited Hunter Under Saddle Reichert Stakes Class with Lovin Honor. Vicky Holt will be showing the two year-old in the Open Hunter Under Saddle Reichert Stakes Class on Friday.
"The show seems bigger this year and I'm seeing a lot of new faces!" says Jenna Dempze who has been racking up the wins with her two year-old, Gotta Certain Touch, and new three year-old, KM Million Dollar Baby. "Besides the heat, we are having a great time. The sale starts today so there is a definite buzz going around about what the yearlings are looking like; everyone is trying to pick their next winner. The Equine Sports Medicine Class is tomorrow, that always draws a big crowd. I'm excited to see who rides to the top this year!"
Stay tuned for the results from the premier event, The Equine Sports Medicine Two Year-Old Challenge on Saturday night.