Bökeberg, Sweden, will be the host city for the inaugural Fédération Equestre Internationale World Reining Finals, on May 22. The World Reining Finals are a reworking of the FEI World Reining Masters, and will feature $100,000 in prize money. This is the first time the annual individual final has been held outside North America since 2005.
“We are pleased and proud to be the host venue for the 2011 World Reining Finals and look forward to welcoming the world to Bökeberg,” said Christer Andersson, owner and operator of the Bökeberg facility, near Malmö, where the event will take place.
“Following a very successful reining championships at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, ‘Malmö 2011’ will be a terrific opportunity to bring elite-class reining to a world audience once again. We look forward to this new tradition and the opportunity to develop the sport globally as part of the FEI family,” said Bob Thompson, chairman-elect of the FEI Reining Committee.