NRHA Sire & Dam Program Continues to Reward Stallion Owners

By Hayley Lewallen – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Sire & Dam Program continued to put money back in enrolled Sire & Dam Program sire owners’ pockets by paying out Sire Awards totaling $9,000 in addition to awarding NRHA Lawson trophies to the winning sires in three division at the 2014 NRHA Derby. Below is a listing of the winners:

                                                              

Level 4 Open division:

  • $1,500 to Einsteins Revolution, owned by Wagner & Vandorp, for Revolution Is Dun placing second
  • $750 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables; and Custom Crome, owned by Steve Simon for Gunners Tinseltown and Cromed Out Chic respectively tying for fifth
                                                            

Level 3 Open division:

  • $1,500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Colonels Splashy Gun placing first
  • $1,000 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Gunners Tinseltown placing second
  • $500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Guns R For Shootin placing third
                                                           

Level 4 Non Pro division:

  • $2,500 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Made By Magnum and Taris Dreamer for tying for first
  • $500 to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables, for Check Out My Guns placing sixth

Started in 1966, the NRHA Sire & Dam program continues to provide significant benefits to both stallion and mare owners. Stallions who participate in the program are eligible for NRHA Futurity and Derby awards, while mare owners have the opportunity to purchase breedings to the top stallions in the industry at reduced rates. Sire & Dam offspring are eligible for reduced entry fees for the NRHA Futurity and Derby, a savings of over $4,000 as well as later entry deadlines for both events.

If you are interested in participating in the program or would like to learn more about it please contact Hayley Lewallen at hlewallen@nrha.com or (405)946-7400.

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Photo Credit: Einsteins Revoultion – John Brasseaux, Gunner – Tristan Dark, Magnum Chic Dream – John Brasseaux

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Student Equestrians Ride to IEA National Championships

From the Interscholastic Equestrian Association – 166 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians competed at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 26-28, 2014. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) student-riders competed in the Western discipline during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. The NRHA and the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are alliance partners of the IEA and sponsored the event. The finalists represented 40 teams from seven zones throughout the United States. Individuals and teams participated in multiple competitions during the 2013-2014 regular season shows and zone finals to qualify for the IEA National Finals competition.

Riders competed in reining and horsemanship contests. The IEA format requires that riders compete in unfamiliar tack on unfamiliar mounts; therefore, each rider draws a horse the day of competition and enters the show arena with no opportunity to familiarize themselves with their mount.

In the individual competition Shelby Derr, 18, who rides for the Hancock Horseman team of Findlay, OH, was named the IEA Champion Western Rider by accumulating the highest number of points in the Varsity Open Division.

In the fourth annual High School Reining Championship among the top four youth riders of the IEA and the top four NRHyA riders, the winner was Paisley Roberts of Plain City, Ohio, riding for the NRHyA. Roberts is also a current IEA member.  Alex Johnston (IEA) of Brentwood, Tennessee, who rides for the Natchez Bend took second place.

In the IEA upper school team competition, KM Equestrian of Findlay, Ohio, earned the Championship title. Autumn Rose Equestrian Team of Plain City, Ohio, was the reserve champion team. In the middle school competition, Autumn Rose Equestrian Team of Plain City, Ohio, received the championship title. Central Carolina Equestrian Team from Pinnacle, North Carolina, finished as the reserve champion.

The IEA holds the trait of good sportsmanship among riders and coaches to the highest regard. For this reason, two awards are given to recognize rider-members displaying exceptional sportsmanship. In conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Jessica Brobst of the Stonehaven Equestrian Team from Temperance, Michigan, won the IEA National Sportsmanship Award.  Micah King of the Autumn Rose Equestrian Team from Plain City, Ohio, was awarded the NRHA Sportsmanship Award for displaying exceptional sportsmanship during the 2014 Western National Finals.

The IEA High Point Crossover Rider Award was given to Grace Cope from the Last Lap Ranch of Maryville, Tennessee-for being the highest ranking individual to qualify for both the individual Western and Hunt Seat National Finals in 2014.  The Team Spirit Award was given to the Dare Equestrian Team of Hilliard, Ohio-for their great attitude and participation throughout the Finals event.

Each year the IEA recognizes an exceptional horse that participates in the Finals competition. This year, the 2014 Outstanding Western Horse Award sponsored by NRHA was presented to Pica Peppy Doc donated by Torpey Performance Horses from Princeton, Kentucky.

“Our IEA riders were just spectacular in and out of the show arena during the Finals.  Weare so fortunate to have such talented youngsters in our Association.  These kids can really ride.  The staff of our alliance partner, the NRHA, was terrific as well. Their assistance and facilities provide an environment that is very special to IEA competitors.   Our members, parents and coaches are overwhelmingly pleased with the support of the NRHA management and staff. We are especially grateful to the owners/trainers that supplied the high-quality horses,” said Roxane Lawrence, IEA co-founder/executive director.

Gary Carpenter, NRHA commissioner, stated, “The IEA riders are an impressive group of young people.  It’s amazing that these 11-19 year olds are so adept at reining.  The NRHA High School Reining Championship featuring the NRHyA top four youth riders versus the IEA top four youth riders is among the highlights of Derby week.  It has become an event even our adult members look forward to watching. Certainly, our youth groups compliment each other and we look forward to enhancing our alliance with the IEA.”

Founded in 2002, the IEA has more than 10,000 middle and high school student-riders across the United States.  The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more information, please view the IEA website at:  www.rideiea.org.

For additional information, contact: Myron Leff, IEA
co-founder/COO at Myron@rideiea.org or Jennifer Eaton, IEA Membership Marketing Coordinator at 508-395-1187/Jenn@rideiea.org

Photos by Waltenberry

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SVAG CS Classic Update & Results

 From Simona Diale (CS Classic)

2014 SVAG CS Classic & SVAG FEI European Championship Reining Young & Junior Riders

1-5 July, Givrins, Switzerland

FOR MORE DETAILED NEWS ANS RESULTS, PLUS PHOTOS AND QUOTES FROM THE RIDERS, VISIT THE CS RANCH WEBSITE.

July 5 Update: $30,000-added SVAG CS Classic NRHA Open: Ludwig & Gwhiz Im Smart are the Open Champions

Sixteen fantastic horses and riders left their mark in the CS Ranch show pen this evening! The past editions of the SVAG CS Classic  Open have been fundamental in the making of the NRHA Open World Champions and this year, in the winners circle, was Grisha Ludwig riding Gwhiz Im Smart, a previous consignment to the NRHA/Markel Insurance Futurity Sales, for owner Antonina Geisendorf.

Draw second to enter the arena with the 5-year-old stallion by Smart Spook and out of Whizards Baby Doll (by Whizard Jac) between the reins, the German professionals’ powerful performance was paid back by the judges with a 224.5.

$5,000-added SVAG CS Classic NRHA Intermediate Open: Guglielmo Fontana & The Genuine Rooster Win!

Run class-in-class with the Open, the Intermediate Open was won by yet another ‘team 23’ trainer: Guglielmo Fontana – assistant trainer for Ann and Bernard Fonck at 23 Quarter Horses of Italy owned by Manuel Bonzano.

Astride The Genuine Rooster (Ricochet Rooster x Genuine King Glo x Genuine Doc), Guglielmo closed his winning run with a score of 216.5. The Genuine Rooster is a 6-year-old stallion owned by 23 QH.

The 20,000-added SVAG CS Classis NRHA Non Pro: Tina Kuenstner-Mantl & Cashn Rooster and Vanety Korbus & GR Hug A Jewel

This afternoon, in the CS Ranch arena, 27 horse-rider  combinations, ready to battle for the title of SVAG CS Classis NRHA Non Pro Champions, performed to the highest levels. Two riders, with a score of 218.5, tied for the co-championship: Tina Kuenstner-Mantl riding Cashn Rooster (Gallo Del Cielo x Booming Cash x Boomernic), owned by Jac Point Horses, and Vanety Korbus, accompanied by her GR Hug A Jewel (Solanoswarlee Boy x Hug A freckle x Colonel Jay Bar).

Establishing themselves in first place in the SVAG CS Classic Intermediate Non Pro class was the Swiss duo composed by Adrienne Speidel and her Chexylution (Einsteins Revolution x Chexymatic x Bueno Chexinic). With a score of 216 the pair took the lead in a field of 29 competitors today.

Youth CS Trophy: Nanina Staub & Golden Jac N Win

The “reiners of the future” opened the day at the CS Classic facility.  In the $100-added Youth 13 & Under CS Trophy, with a score of 205, young rider Nanina Staub took the lead riding Golden Jac N Win (Jac O Rima x Peppys Dry Creek x Dry Doc), an 8-year-old palomino owned by Sabine Staub.

In the $100-added Youth 14-18 CS Trophy, Gina Maria conquered all the podium! The championship went to Captain Igloo (Frozen Sailor x Sandy Whiz x Topsail Whiz), owned by Sky Chanay Management, with a score of 210.

July 4 – It’s Individual Gold for Enrico Sciulli & Partree 2008 – Silver for Eric Ranieri Volpe of Italy and Bronze for Gina Maria of Germany

Once the SVAG FEI European Championship Junior Individual competition came to a close in the beautiful CS Ranch arena, taking the lead and the FEI Gold medal in a field of 18 contestants was Enrico Sciulli and the flashy sorrel mare, Patree 2008, owned by Maurizio Ambrosini. The two closed their run with a score of 216.

Giovanni Masi conquers the sixth consecutive Gold medal for Italy!

The FEI competition in Givrins closed with the Individual Young Riders competition which counted 15 horse-rider combinations.  Claiming the Gold medal once again was Giovanni Masi De Vargas and his faithful horse, Remins Remedy, a beautiful bay stallion owned by Luca Zeni.  Last to enter the pen, the pair closed their run with a 218.5.

July 3 - SVAG FEI European Championship Reining Young & Junior Riders: The Team Competition

Junior: It’s Gold for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for The Netherlands

Young Riders:  Gold for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for Austria

In the Junior Team competition, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands participated with full teams.  Belgium, Germany and Italy were also represented in the individual competition.

Taking home the Gold medal with a total score of 639 points was Team Italy.  “I am really proud of our Junior riders,” said Roberto Cuoghi, president of the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) Reining committee. “Every year our junior riders change, yet they always ride to the top notch in international competitions.  This goes to show that Italian reining is going in the right direction and that the future of these young athletes is bright.”

Young Riders Team Competition: Two-peat for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for Austria

Austria, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands were represented by full teams and by individuals in the Young Riders competition. Joining the individual riders were competitors from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands.

Team Italy took their second FEI Gold medal of the day by closing with a total of 639.5 points.  Sliding the Italian Team to the highest step of the podium were Elena Kompatscher & Dry Steps owned by Saverio De Filippis (0), Alessia Simoncini & Top O Spanish (209), Sara Ambrosini & Arc Think A Gunfire owned by Maurizio Ambroisini (210) and Giovanni Masi De Vargas & Remins Remedy owned by Luca Zeni (217.5).

July 2 – Ready to Go, Givrins!

Opening the show were the non pros where it took a 214 to win and was posted by Ewald Rifeser riding his Napoleone SG. The 6-year-old gelding is by One Gun and out of ARC Breakin N Blazin (by ARC Oak Enterprise), and was bred by Silvia Gandolfi.

In a field of 32 entries, winning the Jackpot Open, with a score of 216.5, were Annika Friesecke and RS Mcjac Hglo (Mcjac Flash x Harlan Glo x Duncans Candy Man), a gelding born in 2000 and owned by Ursula Niklaus.

 

For further information log on to the CS Ranch website: http://www.cs-ranch.eu/en/svag_cs_classic_en/index.html

Follow the action livescore on: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=328 and livestream on: http://www.mpvideo.de/livestream/

Photos: Courtesy of Andrea Bonaga (www.andreabonaga.it)

Media Contact:  Simona Diale (simonadiale@gmail.com)

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NRHA European Affiliate Championship is Approaching Fast

By Simone Diale (NRHA of France) – For the very first time, the NRHA European Affiliate Championship (EAC) will be held in France from July 9-13. Hosting the event will be Le Petit Far West facility, located in Le Pin, close to Paris. The event is already a success with close to 170 riders representing Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands getting ready to compete in the championship.
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In order to compete, riders had to qualify in their respective countries and once in Le Pin, they will be vying for the European Affiliate Championship Open, Intermediate Open, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Open, Limited Non Pro, Rookie, Rookie Professional, Youth 13 & Under and Youth 14-18 titles.

A full slate of NRHA ancillary classes will also be offered and include the $10 000 added Open and the $5 000 added Non Pro. Adding more excitement to the show will be the NRHA approved $300 added Snaffle Bit Open and Snaffle Bit Non Pro. In view of the upcoming Alltech World Equestrian Games, the last CRI*** offered in France will be held.

About the location Le Petit Far West :
Located less than 30 minutes from Paris and 15 mn from the renowned EuroDisney amusement park, Le Petit Far West is host to many NRHA of France competitions. The facility includes a large covered arena 40×80 m, a covered warm up arena 35×70 m, a warm up arena for the pre-check 20×50 m, a restaurant and a club house.

Kader Ikhlef and his team look forward to welcoming reiners, horses, owners and fans in the great French facility. Get a taste of where you need to be on July 9-13 by visiting Le Petit Far West website at http://www.parcequestrefrancilien.com/

For the latest information, follow the 2014 NRHA European Affiliate Championship on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/1416009135312994/

For more info visit www.nrha.fr

A special thank you to all the sponsors that are supporting the prestigious event : Bob’s Saddles, Classic Equine, Montana Silversmiths, Reiner Magazine, Guidolin Wafer Fioc, Cowboys Magazine, King’s Valley Quarter Horses, Blue Fox Boy, Agricow, Alexandre Véron Maréchalerie, SER Sud Est Restauration, DP Western, KEK Distributions, Artiges Reining Horses, Ride For Emotion, Guerreiro

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U.S. Reining Team to wear Adequan® Brand at 2014 World Equestrian Games

U.S. Reining Team to wear Adequan® Brand at 2014 World Equestrian Games

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From Adequan – Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Luitpold Animal Health, the manufacturers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will be the title sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Reining Team, set to compete at this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, August 23 through September 7, in Normandy, France. Luitpold Animal Health will also provide Adequan® i.m. for all eight disciplines and the horses competing for Team USA in the 2014 WEG.

“The United States Equestrian Federation is honored that Luitpold Animal Health has chosen to sponsor the 2014 Adequan® U.S. Reining Team and supply product for the entire U.S. Team,” said USEF CEO Chris Welton. “Adequan® i.m. has a long track record of safety and strong efficacy in the treatment of equine joints. We could not think of a better partner than Luitpold Animal Health and look forward to and appreciate their continued support of the USEF.”

The partnership marks the third consecutive Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games that Adequan® will be the title sponsor of the U.S. Reining Team. The 2014 Adequan® U.S. Reining Team will look for a repeat showing of the 2010 Team’s spectacular performance at the WEG, when it won the Team Gold medal. The 2010 Adequan® U.S. Reining Team of Tim McQuay, Criag Schmersal, Tom MucCutcheon and Shawn Flarida all gave electric rides to take the U.S. to a large winning margin.

“We have been very fortunate to have had the 2006 Aachen U.S. Reining Team and the 2010 Lexington, KY U.S. Reining Team wear the Adequan® brand,” states Allyn Mann, Director of Global Sales at Luitpold Animal Health. “Both teams won the Gold Medal as well as individual Silver and Bronze medals in Aachen and individual Gold and Silver medals in Lexington.” The 2014 U.S. Reining Team competing in Normandy, France this year includes Shawn Flarida, Andrea Fappani, Jordan Larson, Mandy McCutcheon, Tom McCutcheon and Tom Heikes. The Team veterinarian, Dr. John Newcomb and the Chef d’Equipe, Jeff Petska, have been involved with the U.S. Reining Teams competing at the World Equestrian Games since Reining was introduced as a WEG Discipline at the games in 2002 in Spain.

Due to the rigors of competition, many performance horses suffer from joint disease. Adequan® i.m. is designed to help treat the underlying cause of the problem and break the cycle of damage, while reducing pain and inflammation. There is only one FDA approved source of this active ingredient, polysulfated glycosaminoglycan and it is available as Adequan® i.m.
Remember, there is no generic Adequan® i.m.

Adequan® i.m. Brief Summary:
For the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Adequan® i.m. brand Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan in horses. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses. Each 5 mL contains 500 mg Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan. WARNING: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
SEE PRODUCT PACKAGE INSERTS FOR FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION. Adequan® is a registered trademark of Luitpold
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ©LUITPOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Animal Health Division, Shirley, NY
11967. AHD034, Iss. 6/2014

 

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this posting. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests, or questions.

 

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Watch to Win and Learn About Equine Stomach Ulcers

Watch to Win and Learn About Equine Stomach Ulcers

Merial By Merial – Horse owners, trainers and veterinarians have a chance to win prizes while educating themselves on equine stomach ulcers. And with prizes that help address everyday challenges like safe travel, monitoring stalls and measuring heart rates, learning has never been more rewarding.

Check out the educational videos about equine stomach ulcers at http://watchtowin.ulcergard.com/ including:

  • Why Equine Stomach Ulcers Happen
  • Preventing and Treating Equine Stomach Ulcers
  • Why Most Equine Stomach “Ulcer” Products Aren’t Worth the Gamble

Why watch? Besides being eligible to win prizes, learning more about equine stomach ulcers is important for anyone who works with and shows horses because two out of three competitive horses suffer from ulcers.1 These ulcers can ultimately result in:

  • Changes in eating and drinking behavior2
  • Weight loss2
  • Change in attitude (for the worse)2
  • Recurrent colic2
  • Dull hair coat2
  • Less than optimal performance2

“All disciplines and breeds have very competitive show circuits,” says Beckie Peskin, senior equine product manager, Merial. “A comprehensive feed and health care plan, including the prevention of stomach ulcers, lays the groundwork for horses to perform at their best,” she says.

The “Watch to Win” promotion runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Prize packages include:

For horse owners:

USRider® Equestrian Motor Plan

Roadside assistance benefits, including coverage of horse vans, tow vehicles and trailers. Read more at http://www.usrider.org. Along with the plan, each winner will also receive a $1,000 gas card.

For trainers:

StallWatch Equine Surveillance Kit

A portable video surveillance system, StallWatch allows you to keep an eye on your horse 24 hours a day with a live, real-time video feed that comes straight to your smartphone or tablet. Go to http://mobile.stallwatch.com/

for more information. Trainers can also win a prize package including ULCERGARD® (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product for the prevention of equine stomach ulcers.3

For veterinarians:

AliveCor™ Veterinary Heart Monitor

This handy device snaps onto the iPhone 4, 4s or 5 like a case and wirelessly communicates with the app on your phone to provide instant electrocardiograms (ECGs) on horses, dogs and cats. Go to http://www.alivecorvet.com/

to learn more. Veterinarians may also win a prize package including

GASTROGARD® (omeprazole), the only proven and FDA-approved product for the treatment of equine stomach ulcers.4

 

About Merial

Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,200 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with close to $2 billion of sales in 2013.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Caution: Safety of GASTROGARD in pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined.

ULCERGARD can be used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares has not been determined.

®ULCERGARD and GASTROGARD are registered trademarks of Merial. ©Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. EQUIUGD1424 (06/14)

1Mitchell RD. Prevalence of gastric ulcers in hunter/jumper and dressage horses evaluated for poor performance. Association for Equine Sports Medicine. September 2001.
2Equine Gastric Ulcer Council. Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), Equine Vet Educ. 1999;11:262-272.
3ULCERGARD product label.
4GASTROGARD product label.

 

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this posting. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests, or questions.

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Our Loss – Bob Anthony

NRHA is saddened to hear of Bob Anthony’s passing last night. Anthony was involved in the creation of NRHA, and his influence helped to bring forth the reining horse industry that we love today. He was recognized by his peers for this and was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 1992.

Anthony won the distinction of NRHA World Championship six times with High Proof (1975), Benito BarJoe (1976), Ima Fool (1977), Mr Doin Good (1979) and Mr Mui Twist (1981 and 1982). He also was an instrumental piece in the development of NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Joe Cody. He brought the foundation sire to C.T. Fuller’s Willow Brook Farm in 1957 when he worked there. Subsequently, Fuller also was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame.

NRHA sends it condolences to his family and friends. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Update July 2, 2014: There will be a celebration of life for Anthony at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 13, in the big red barn at the Bar C Ranch (6022 Old Lloyd Road, Monticello, FL 32344).

Jean Anthony’s address for condolences:
1433 Reita Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32311

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Not Ruf At All and Vanlandingham Win NRHA Derby Open

By Christa Morris – The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby concluded tonight with the $428,000-added open finals at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. The NRHA Derby Show is NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying out approximately $961,000 to owners and nominators of open and non pro finalists.

During the open go-round, 571 entries competed for a spot in the finals with 75 of the top-scoring horse-and-rider teams invited back to Saturday night’s event. Until the very end of the finals, thousands of reining fans, watching in-person and online, were treated to exciting leader board changes. Many fans were anxious to see if one of the two past NRHA Futurity Champions (Not Ruf At All and Americasnextgunmodel) would follow-up with another major NRHA event championship. In the end, 2013 NRHA Futurity Champions Not Ruf At All (A Sparkling Vintage x All Ruffed Up, $220,500 NRHA LTE) and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham (Whitesboro, Texas) bested the field by three points for the win with a score of 229.

Vaughn Zimmerman’s stallion, nominated by Petra Zeitler Connor, won $60,000 for the L4 open championship ($57,000 to the owner and $3,000 to the nominator). Level 4 open division awards included an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $300 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads and Vetericyn.

Prior to his successes in the show arena, Not Ruf At All was consigned to the 2012 NRHA / Insurance Futurity Sales.

Colonels Splashy Gun and Honstetter – Level 3 Open Champions
Colonels Splashy Gun (Gunner x BH Splash) with NRHA Professional Arno Honstetter (Scottsdale, Ariz.; $386,900 NRHA LTE) held onto the lead they established in the first section. After nearly 30 runs in the L3 open division, they claimed the championship honors and a check for $23,475. Story Book Stables is Colonels Splashy Gun’s owner and nominator.

In addition to the sizable check, they also won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads and Vetericyn.

Gun Affair and Schmidt – Level 2 Open Champions
During the first section, Gun Affair (Gunner x Memorable Affair, $14,216 NRHA LTE) and Joe Schmidt (Pilot Point, Texas; $158,800 NRHA LTE) earned a score of 222 from the judges to lead the L2 open division. They stayed in the top position winning the championship including the $10,660 owner paycheck and the $560 nominator incentive. The 2009 mare is owned by Lil Equine, LLC and was eligible to enter the NRHA Derby thanks to nominator Victoria Lambert.

The L2 open division champions also won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a pair of Classic Equine Legacy boots, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads, Vetericyn and a gift certificate from Shorty’ Caboy Hattery.

What A Lucky Hit and Edgmon – Level 1 Open Champions
What A Lucky Hit (Hit The Lights x My Lucky Moonstone) and NRHA Professional Tell Edgmon (Weatherford, Texas; $26,300 NRHA LTE) set the pace for the finals from draw 9 in the first section with a 224.5. Their bid was more than enough to claim the L1 open division championship and $5,370, including the 5% nominator incentive. Gary and Sandy Vickrey own the 2008 mare that was nominated by Adair Reiners LLC. Before tonight’s finals, she had earned more than $49,200 in NRHA competition including a fifth place finish at the NRHA Derby with Craig Schmersal.

The L1 open division champion also won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a pair of Classic Equine Legacy boots, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads, Vetericyn and a gift certificate from Shorty’ Caboy Hattery.

NRHA Sire & Dam Program Awards
The following NRHA Sire & Dam Program stallion owner awards were presented during the awards ceremony:

  • $1,500 and an NRHA Sire & Dam bronze to Einsteins Revolution, owned by Wagner & Vandorp, for Revolution Is Dun placing second in the L4 open division
  • $750 to Custom Crome, owned by Steve Simon, for Cromed Out Chic tying for fifth in the L4 open division
  • And the following to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stables:
    • $1,500 and an NRHA Sire & Dam bronze for Colonels Splashy Gun placing first in the L3 open division
    • $1,000 for Gunners Tinseltown placing second in the L3 open division
    • $750 to Gunner for Gunners Tinseltown tying for fifth in the L4 open division
    • $500 for Guns R For Shootin placing third in the L3 open division

Congrats to NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales Connections
Congratulations to these NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales connections the qualified for the finals:

  • Easy Reloaded, owned by Martin Brisebois
  • Custom Smart Juice, owned by Jackie Redish
  • Bravehearted Steps, owned by Bob & Melissa Shearer
  • Tagged With Rush, owned by Jon Sather
  • Freckles Got Ashiner, owned by Dealer Auctions Inc. & Vincent/Lynn Maffucci
  • Footwork Revolution, owned by Brian Bell
  • Mr Electric Spark, owned by Reining Partners LLC
  • Not Ruf At All, owned by Vaughn Zimmerman
  • Americasnextgunmodel, owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA

To relive the highlights of the NRHA Derby Show, check out nrhaderby.com and visit NRHA on Facebook and Twitter. NRHA posted the top three runs of each day from the NRHA Open Derby and NRHA Non Pro Derby go-rounds and finals. Complete results for the NRHA Derby and ancillary classes can also be found at nrhaderby.com.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors:

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.


Photo by Waltenberry.

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Thompson and Jordan Tie for the Championship

By Christa Morris – The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby featured the finals in non pro competition on Friday: the $78,000-added level (L) 4; $60,000-added L3; $32,500-added L2; $15,000-added L1 and $5,000-added prime time divisions. Out of the original 217 horses and 650 entries, the top 56 horse and rider teams qualified to compete in the finals at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. This year’s Derby finals were the richest ever paying approximately $322,000 to owners and nominators.

Thompson and Jordan – L4 Non Pro Co-Champions
After tying for sixth place in the non pro go-round with a 218 on Taris Dreamer, Ron Thompson turned up the heat and reined to a score of 223.5 in the finals. He held the lead until draw 29 when Lyndsey Jordan and her Made By Magnum laid down an identical score. Thompson and Jordan agreed to share the honors and to be NRHA Derby Non Pro Co-Champions. Both of their mounts were sired by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream.

The level 4 non pro co-champions split the following awards: an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads and Vetericyn.

Thompson, of Whitesboro, Texas, owns the 2009 gelding that has earned nearly $140,000 in NRHA competition. Together, they have won an NRHA Futurity Prime Time Non Pro Championship, a National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) L4 Non Pro Championship and two NRBC Prime Time Non Pro Championships. In 2011, the gelding was a consigned to the NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale. Tonight, they won $15,343.93 in the L4 non pro division and $2,660.40 for winning the prime time non pro division.  Werner Hermus nominated Taris Dreamer (Magnum Chic Dream x Taris San Cutter) and earned the $807.58 nominator incentive.

Jordan and Made By Magnum – L3 and L2 Champions
In addition to the L4 honors, Jordan took home the L3 and L2 non pro division championships. Jordan, of Georgetown, Ky., owns the 2010 stallion by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Ready Make Cowboy. Made By Magnum, also nominated by Jordan, has earned nearly $30,500 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings including a third place in the L2 open division at the 2013 NRHA Futurity with Robin Schoeller. Jordan has won $46,300 in NRHA competition, an Adequan North American Affiliate Championship, a Limited Non Pro World Championship, plus an NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship. Their derby paycheck amounted to $39,415.83, including the 5% nominator incentive.

Jordan won the following prizes for the L3 and L2 non pro divisions: two NRHA Lawson trophies, a $5,000 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, two saddles from Bob’s Custom Saddles, two Montana Silversmiths buckles, a $400 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, two pairs of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, two Classic Equine pads, two pairs of Classic Equine skid boots, a $600 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $200 gift card from Kyle Tack, two pads from Center Back Pads, Vetericyn and a gift certificate from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.

Medows and Surprizentheprincess – Level 1 Non Pro Champions
With a score of 220.5, Jack Medows (Cuba, Missouri; $41,800 NRHA LTE) and Surprizentheprincess (Jerry Lees Surprise x Princess In Diamonds, $95,600 NRHA LTE) clenched the L1 non pro division championship. They placed third in the L2 and L3 non pro divisions, as well as fourth on the L4 non pro division. Amy Medows owns the 2009 mare that was nominated by Clinton Anderson.

Medows won $27,706.41 including the 5% nominator incentive for Clinton Anderson. The prizes the won include: an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $200 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a Classic Equine pad, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $300 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads, Vetericyn and a gift certificate from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.

Shifrin and Bella Juice – Youth Non Pro Champions
The youth non pro championship was determined in the go-round earlier in the week. The championship honors went to Genevieve Shifrin (Aspen, Colo., $39,425 NRHA LTE) and Bella Juice (Smart Like Juice x Bella Conquistador, $21,300 NRHA LTE) for owner/nominator Cache Performance Horses, LLC. For her ride, Shifrin won an NRHA Lawson trophy, a $2,500 gift certificate from Twister Trailer, a saddle from Bob’s Custom Saddles, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, a $100 SmartPak gift card, Purina feed, a pair of Anderson Bean boots, Platinum Performance CJ, a pair of Classic Equine Legacy boots, a pair of Classic Equine skid boots, $100 gift card from Pard’s Western Shop, a $100 gift card from Kyle Tack, a pad from Center Back Pads and Vetericyn.

NRHA Sire & Dam Awards
NRHA congratulated Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for the performance of his offspring, Taris Dreamer and Made By Magnum, in the non pro finals. Magnum Chic Dream earned $2,500 and an NRHA Sire & Dam bronze for their efforts tonight. Gunner was also recognized for Check Out My Guns’ finish and was awarded $500 from the NRHA Sire & Dam Program.

Congrats to NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales Connections
Congratulations to these NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales connections the qualified for the finals:

  • Ms Revolution
  • Taris Dreamer
  • Wimpys All Jacked Up
  • Diamond Oak
  • Jac Bee Whiz

For the Latest News
For the latest news from the NRHA Derby Show, be sure to follow NRHA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Score updates, event reminders and video will be posted daily to keep reiners around the world informed as the news develops. Visit nrhaderby.com daily to watch the runs at your convenience 24/7.

NRHA Derby Show Supporters
The NRHA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show: Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardinal Reining Horses, Center Back Pads, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, Kyle Tack, Markel Insurance Company, Merial, Miller International – Cinch / Cruel Girl, Montana Silversmiths, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pard’s Western Shop, Platinum Performance, Purina, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company, Schmersal Reining Horses, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and Xtra Quarter Horses.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors

  • Arenus, Business Link, Equine Oasis, Fowler Dodge, Icehole Performance Coolers, KO Trading, Port-A-Cool, Sandbur Productions, Santa Hill Ranch, Scott Cleaners, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery and Vetericyn.

For more information on the NRHA, or the sport of Reining, please visit nrha.com or call (405) 946-7400.

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NRHA Germany Derby Results

Provided by Ramona Billing / NRHA Germany. Photos by Art & Light Photography

6/28/14 - Grischa Ludwig and Gwhiz Im Smart claim NRHA Breeders Derby Open Championship, Ewald Rifeser and Golden Iron Jac Non Pro

The NRHA Breeders Derby Open 2014 ended with an exciting final where the top riders of the go round also dominated the final. In the end it was the best of the go round who also won the final: Grischa Ludwig rode Gwhiz Im Smart for owner Antonina Geisendorf to a score of 223.5 claiming the Open Champion title. NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner and Dr Lee Hook (owner Glis Ranch) took second place honours scoring a 222.5.

“This final was tough work, but I‘m so happy,” said 2013 Breeders Futurity Champion Open and FEI European Champion (team) Grischa Ludwig. „I had three horses in the final who were all great, so I had to lope for about three hours before this run. When I rode GWhiz down the first rundown I had to take a deep breath and pull myself together for this final effort. This time it was this great horse who helped me to our success – he has got a heart as big as the world.”

The 5-year-old AQHA stallion is by Smart Spook out of the famous Whizards Baby Doll. Grischa rode Gwhiz Im Smart to third place at the Breeders Futurity and won the 2014 Masters in Bitz with him. „He is simply sensational,“ Grischa said. „But without my great team and my sponsor and friend Lope In we could not have done it.“ Grischa Ludwig also rode  Pistol Silhouette to 3rd place and Dont Spook Around to 5th place.

Limited Open Champion and fourth place in Open was 24-year-old Austrian Valentina Sagmeister aboard SZ Gunners Newcomer (Gunner x Cowboys New Comer, owner Gottfried Kuegerl), who scored a 218. Valentina works at Wiener Neustadt . She got the gelding as a 2-year-old and trained him herself. “He is an incredible horse, and what a success – I still cannot believe it. I’m so happy,” she sais. Valentina already was Austrian Futurity Reserve Champion, AustrianQHA Futurity Champion and NRHA European Res. Champion Ltd. Open.

Ewald Rifeser and Golden Iron Jac win Non Pro Derby

With a score of 216.5 Ewald Rifeser and his 5-year-old palomino stallion Golden Iron Jac (Jac O Rima x Wranglers Skylark) won the NRHA Breeders Derby Non Pro. Two riders tied for second place thus becoming Limited Non Pro Co-Champions as well: 17-year-old Austrian Clemens Hefel aboard Rio Juice and Katharina King aboard Antarismartin, who scored a 212.5 each.

“I am so happy,“ Ewald smiled after his ride. “Golden Iron Jac and I are an excellent team. He is such an honest horse.“ With Golden Iron Jac, Ewald Rifeser was AustrianRHA Futurity Champion (4-year-old) and NRHA/IRHA Maturity Champion Non Pro Level 4 2013. Ewald who is at home in Brixen, Italy, is among Europe’s best Non Pros. He is a multiple NRHA Breeders Futurity and IRHA Futurity Finalist Non Pro, Americana Futurity Champion Non Pro, NRHA European Futurity Reserve Champion Level 2 and 1, 2011 IRHA NRHA Futurity Champion Non Pro Level 3 and IRHA NRHA Futurity Res. Champion Non Pro. He also claimed the Non Pro Trophy at the Breeders Derby.

For Clemens Hefel and Rio Juice (Smart Like Juice x Tari What), this show was a new milestone. He is a multiple Year End Champion Rookie / Youth and FEQHA European Reserve Champion Reining Youth and won the NRHA Youth -18 at the Breeders Derby. With Rio Juice, whom he has got for four months now, already won two  Bronze Trophies. “I am very happy, although Rio Juice can do a lot more,” said Clemens. “He is a great horse, so willing and calm.“ The young Austrian started his reining career two years ago with Uli Kofler, then bought a horse from Bernard Fonck. Since then he spends some time in summer at Bernard’s place but mostly trains his horses himself.

Katharina King and her Antarismartin (by ARC Antares Surprise) were NRHA Breeders Derby Reserve Champions the year before and also IRHA /NRHA Futurity Non Pro Level 2 Champion and Reserve Level 3 and 4. “I’m so happy,“ she said. „Especially as we had bad luck in the go round and almost missed the final. Antarismartin is such a good horse – very consistent and always with me.“

 

6/26/14 – Michelle Maibaum dominates Non Pro Derby Go Round

Both the Non Pro and the Limited Non Pro NRHA Breeders Derby Go round were dominated by 15-year-old Michelle Maibaum and her father’s AQHA gelding Chics Lil Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Dun It By Chic). The two scored a 213 in a field of 42. Michelle is among the best young reiners of Germany. She was 2013 NRHA European Futurity Non Pro Level 3 Third and NRHA Germany Year End Champion Youth -18. Aboard Chics Lil Revolution, she won the Non Pro at the 2014 Bitz Country Spring. The gelding was 2012 NRHA European Futurity finalist  with Grischa Ludwig in the saddle, and 2013 NRHA Germany Year End Champion Bronze Trophy with Dominik Reminder.

Nina Zinsli (SUI) aboard Quotacrome and Sarah Ehrenreich aboard One Juicy Dude tied for second place in the Non Pro Go round scoring a 211.5 each.

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