$2,000-Added Ranch Riding Set for Americana

Europe's western horse and trade show is debuting a landmark ranch riding special event September 3 in Germany.

From Americana

Americana offers classes in reining, cutting, working cow horse, western pleasure, trail, western riding, freestyle reining and horsemanship. (Credit: Figure-Eight Photography)

For the first time, the relatively new and very popular western discipline of ranch riding will be part of Americana. Europe’s premier western event will offers the $2,000-added Way Out West Ranch Riding – the biggest purse of Europe so far in this discipline. Title sponsor, Hartmut Schenck of Way Out West, will also sponsor a beautiful trophy saddle specially designed for ranch riding, which will be awarded to the champion September 3 during the Thursday night show.

Ranch riding (formerly called ranch horse pleasure) is becoming more and more popular. 

"I think ranch riding is great for the horse and very attractive to a lot of riders," says sponsor Hartmut Schenck. "I think that this discipline has a lot of potential for the future."

Way Out West has been sponsoring Americana for many years. 

"Americana is the European western event," says Schenck. "Also, the new show management team is highly motivated and kind – it’s a pleasure to support people and an event like that." 

The Way Out West Ranch Riding final is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, September 3 – right before the evening show. The saddle will be awarded during the evening show with judge Ricky Bordignon explaining ranch riding to spectators. 

Run for Evening Shows
The evening shows at the last Americana were almost fully booked – and this should be the same again this year. Actually, at the moment, a lot more tickets have already been sold for 2015 Americana than for 2013 Americana by this time of year. So visitors who would like to see the evening shows should hurry now. All the Americana tickets can be ordered online at www.americana.de.

About Way Out West

Way Out West is Europe’s biggest distributor of western saddles and trail saddles. The company designs saddles that are built almost exclusively in Germany. 

"We sell saddles, driving to customers all over Germany with our three trucks," Schenck explains. Our three salesmen are experts in saddles as well as horse osteopathy. We are working with equiscan and other measuring systems. The pressure on the horse’s back is measured by computer  – not only at the standstill but also when the horse is moving. In each truck we have about 70 saddles as well as the various saddle trees."

About Americana

There are many horse shows, but there is only one Americana. Europe’s premier western event is a unique combination of show, international fair, fun and lifestyle. It's no no wonder that the event attracts 50,000 visitors each time. The 2015 Americana offers a highly attractive program again. More than 300 exhibitors will present their products – from saddles, tack, bits and horse care products to barn equipment, western clothes for everyday use and show as well as trailers, pick-ups and much more. This is what western horse lovers are waiting for each year, and many of them save their money for another two years until the next Americana. 

Americana is not only the ideal shopping place, but also the place to go if you want to know more about horse training and showing, health and horse care.

Americana offers competition for all walks of western riders. Americana World Cups and Congress classes are offered in reining, cutting, working cow horse, western pleasure, trail, western riding, freestyle reining and horsemanship. There are no qualifications, but go-rounds are offered in different classes to qualify for the finals.

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