Ariat Signs Reining Legend Tim McQuay

Newsdate: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 - 02:46 pm
Location: UNION CITY, California

Ariat International, the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and accessories, today is announcing its sponsorship of Tim McQuay, premier Reiner, trainer and breeder.

Nearing the Three Million Dollar Rider mark and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famer, Tim McQuay is a true ambassador to one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the world. McQuay was the first rider to reach $2 million in career earnings and lead the list of NRHA All-Time Leading Money Earners for 11 years.

He's won every major NRHA-sanctioned event, including the NRHA Futurity, the NRHA Derby, NRHA Superstakes, and the National Reining Breeders Classic.

“We are thrilled to have Tim join the Ariat team,” said Susan Alcala, Ariat’s vice president of partnership marketing. “He is a legendary athlete that is committed to both the sport of Reining and to the equine industry. Tim complements the Ariat values and it is an honor to have him represent our brand.”

“I am delighted to have joined the Ariat Pro team,” said Tim McQuay. “My wife Colleen and I have used Ariat products for many years. We are both big fans. Ariat is a brand I admire and joining this team is an ideal fit for me.”

Most recently, McQuay competed in the 2011 National Open Reining Championship Title during the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic and rounded out in the top six. At the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, he and horse Hollywoodstinseltown owned by Dave & Bonnie Silva, won gold with the US Team and finished fourth individually.  In 2008, McQuay won the coveted NRHA Futurity Championship on horse Shining N Sassy owned by Carol Rose.

In addition to competing, McQuay owns and operates McQuay Stables, a state-of-the-art Reining and Hunter & Jumper training, sales and breeding facility located in Tioga, Texas.

About Ariat International, Inc.
Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and belts. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort,

Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world. For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800.899.8141 or visit:



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