A Tribute to Remember: Freestyle Reining Makes History
Fredrick Win was born without a partial right leg. It’s a fact of life, not an excuse. Better yet, it inspires a drive to win.
Win was born in Burma, a country in Southeast Asia, and started to ride when he was 6-years-old. Traditional Trick Riding was his sport. It represented Burma’s military history going into battle.
When he was 18, Win decided to Jump competitively. At 23, he moved to the United States and to attend Law School. “I stopped riding when I was in school, but education came first.” Win missed riding so as soon as he was financially able, he got a horse. “I was ready to ride again.”
He started competing in Dressage and participated in FEI Dressage. In 2013, AQHA invited Win to ride at the World Championship Show to demonstrate Para Reining. “I thought it would be boring,” remembers Win. Reiners are so small and I wasn’t used to that.”