AQHA Professional Horsemen, Phil Rapp and Craig Schmersal, will be available January 7 from 1:30-2:30 p.m CST to answer all of your horse-related questions.
2006 AQHA Junior Cutting World Champion with Dual Smart Rey
About Phil: Phil Rapp is the National Cutting Horse Association's all-time leading money earner with $4,8 million in earnings. A former American Quarter Horse Youth Association world champion (in cutting), he was a finalist in junior cutting at the 2005 AQHA World Show. Rapp also serves on the NCHA Executive Committee.
Why He Likes Cutting: "I like to watch horses that are so strong and commanding become so graceful and agile in a mere moment. It is just the most exciting sport."
2006 AQHA Senior Reining World Champion with Mr Dual Rey
About Craig: Craig Schmersal was a member of the gold medal winning Team USA at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (reining's international debut) and is a National Reining Horse Association Million Dollar Rider (earnings in excess of $1 million). Craig earned a world championship in senior reining at the 1996 AQHA World Show and also was a gold medalist at the 2005 FEI World Reining Masters in Manerbio, Italy.
Why He Likes Reining: "The control. It beats anything I've ever felt. No other equine event has so much control going fast."