Gabe Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex, a 7 yr old stallion, have been announced as the substitutes for Tom McCutcheon (Aubrey, Texas) and The Wizster. The Wizster, an 8 yr old AQHA gelding, sustained a minor injury in training and has been withdrawn from the The U.S. Reining Squad at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 competition. Hutchins and FM Shine N Tag Chex were named as a reserve combination when the U.S. Reining Squad was announced in May.
The Wizster sustained a minor injury during a training session, but is expected to make a full recovery. After evaluation from the U.S. team veterinarian, and with the best interest of the gelding in mind, McCutcheon has chosen to withdraw The Wizster and not move forward with competing at the WEG.
Competition for the U.S. Reining Squad begins Wednesday, September 12.
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