Cody Sapergia becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Rider

 

By Hayley Lewallen –  Oklahoma City, Okla. – With two successful runs, one aboard Nu Chexomatic and the other on Gotta Gold Chain, at the Reining International de Lyon Cody Sapergia earned enough to unofficially become the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) newest Million Dollar Rider.

Originally from Canada, Cody now resides in Austria. Some of his most notable show accomplishments include:

2001: USET Champion team member aboard SR Cotton Candy

2004: North American Affiliate Championship Open Champion aboard SR Sweet N Low

2005: top ten at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Open on JD Whizkey

2006: NRHA Futurity Open finalist and Canadian Reining Breeders Classic Futurity Open Champion aboard Whizter Chic

2007: American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show Senior Reining third place aboard Whiz N Tag Chex, NRHA Futurity Open finalist on JDS Shining Image and Dun Playin Tag, top ten at the NRBC Open on Whizter Chic

2008: NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion on The Great Tag and finalist aboard Smart Kachina Olena, NRHA Open Derby finalist aboard Dun Playin Tag and Peppy Dun Hollywood, top ten at the NRBC Open on Dun Playin Tag

2009: Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Open Champion on Leonard Tag, NRHA Derby Open and NRBC Open finalist on Dun Playin Tag and The Great Tag

2010: Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Futurity Open Reserve Champion on Mizzen Crome, IRHA Maturity Open Champion on Star Spangled Whiz, Austrian Reining Horse Association (ARHA) Western Star Futurity Open Reserve Champion on Mizzen Crome and finalist aboard Ms Solano Whiz

2011: ARHA Western Star Futurity Open finalist on Blue Collar Tag, Whiz Pop Gun and Ebony Spook; IRHA Derby Open finalist aboard Mizzen Crome, Spin N Wimp and Thechexkeepmestylin

2012: NRHA European Derby Open finalist on Nu Chexomatic and Ruf And Lucky

2013: third place at the IRHA Futurity Open with This Wimps So Fly, first place in the Category 1 Open at the SVAG CS Classic and 23 Classic on Nu Chexomatic, NRHA Germany Breeders Derby Open L4 Champion on Shining Tinsel, NRHA European Futurity Level (L) 4 Open finalist on Gotta Gold Chain and Tari Whizzin, NRHA Open World Champion on Nu Chexomatic

2014: Austrian Maturity Open L4 Reserve Champion on Nu Chexomatic, ARHA Western Star Futurity finalist on JP Great Lil Wimpy and SL Wild Spook, NRHA European Derby Open L4 finalist on Gotta Gold Chain and Tari Whizzin, member of Team Canada at the Alltech Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games

 

Photo Credit: Andrea Bonaga

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