FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships

JuniorTeamReiningReining Results – Provided by FEI – As it did during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010, the Reining Championships took place in the air-conditioned Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park and excitement was at fever-pitch throughout the competitions. This was a two-way contest all the way between USA and Canada and team medals were equally shared, with USA clinching Junior team gold and Canada topped the Young Rider podium.

(Photo: Team Junior Gold Medal for USA in Reining, Victoria Cartillar, James Michael Phillips and Matthew Verser at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. By StockImageServices.com/FEI)

JamesMichaelPhillipsUSAGoldIt was a sensational US Junior team victory as they pulled it off with just two riders when Gimme Major Bucks, ridden by Victoria Cartillar, didn’t pass the veterinary inspection. Against the odds, Matthew Verser and James Michael Phillips riding Sunrise in Hollywood and Shining Shoes respectively really rose to the occasion with scores of 206.5 and 213 to win it. Chef d’Equipe, Dell Hendricks said, “they had huge hurdles to overcome with only two horses to show, but they kept fighting their way through. That’s the real fun of being on a team – when you come through even though you’re not supposed to!”

(Photo: Individual Junior Gold Medal in Reining, James Michael Phillips (USA) and Sunrise In Hollywood at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. By StockImageServices.com/FEI)

The Junior silver team medals went to Canada’s Emily Wilson (Miss Cielo Chex), Maxine Whiteside (Sailors Good Sackett), Hannah Sted (Lil Cat n Gun and Haley Franc (Jacs Shy Boy).

YRTeamReiningIn Young Riders the Canadian gold medalists Pearl Aebly (Ms Smart Holywood), Stephanie Thomson (Jacs Docsan) and Madison Steed (Jumpin Jack Trash) were all first-timers at the NAJYRC. Steed said “we went in with a plan to have a good, easy, calm round and show the judges that Canada is here. It means a lot, to be able to represent your country at an event like this. To come here and get the gold, with us being beginners, was awesome!”

Young Riders Reining Team silver went to USA South Central’s Jonathan Stepka (Sweet Mega Brown), Jake Letner (A Genuine Diamond) and Jamie Erickson (Rock Mountain Whiz).

(Photo: Gold Medal Canadian Young Rider Reining Team, Emily Wilson, Hannah Steed, Maxine Whiteside, Haley Franc and Wendy Dyer (Chef) at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. By StockImageServices.com/FEI)

Madison-SteedCanada’s Madison Steed and Jumpin Jac Trash took the Young Rider Reining Individual gold medal, showing with great confidence and skill to secure an emphatic five-point win over the USA’s Jamie Erickson and Rocky Mountain Whiz whose US team-mate, Jonathan Stepka, took bronze with Sweet Mega Brown. Steed said of her victory “it all goes back to my horse. He doesn’t stop, he has so much try in him. He’s a cool horse that way. You can push him as hard as you want. I really owe it to him”. Erickson, also 16 years of age, was only competing in his fifth show with Rocky Mountain Whiz and said “each time we ride, we’re always improving.”

(Photo: Individual Gold Medal Reining Young Rider, Madison Steed (CAN) and Jumpin Jac Trash at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. By StockImageServices.com/FEI)

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Quebec Reining Association – Izzy Starlight Derby Show

Provided by Quebec Reining Association – Gaëtan Laroche

AQR SHOW

The Izzy Starlight Derby Show had another smashing success in Sorel-Tracy (Québec, Canada) from July 18 – July 21 with exhibitors from 4 States and 3 Provinces.

 

PERFORMANCE-QUÉBEC DERBY & AQR DERBY

Matthew Hudson and Its All About Smart came on top of the Saturday night finals with a fantastic 149½ score in the Level 4 Open Division for owner Equine Plus. A total of 67 horses showed on the first go on July 18.  Reserve champion was Dany Tremblay with Check This Dually owned by MG Reiners.

Paolo Lafortune was the Level 4 Non Pro Champion aboard Kidorima with a 143.0 score while Francis Langlais grabbed the reserve championship with Thispeptosgunnerbgood.

Level 2 Open Champion was Sophie Laverdière riding Miss Bellalena Chic with a 146.0 score: Owner is Raynald Laverdière. Alain Allard and The Last Whizard were reserve champions for new owners Serge Primeau and Rachel Therrien. With a 143.0 score, Vicki Tzournavelis and Wiz Ib A Star made it on top of the Level 1 division.

Finally, Maryline Gionet and Kachina Whiz Olena won both level 2 and 1 non pro divisions with a score of 145.0. Gabrielle Martel and Give Me A Pistol were the reserve champions.

 

AIREAU 3-YR OLD PRE-FUTURITY

A super 150½ performance of Dany Tremblay and The Wizster (MG Reiners) was the highlight of this event in Open Level 4. Spooks Little Step and Alain Allard were declared Reserve Champions for owner Odette Brisebois.  This last duo also claimed the Level 2 Championship while Sophie Laverdière and Who Wiz Dat Chic got the Level 2 Reserve Championship for owner MG Reiners.

André de Bellefeuille and Im All Yankee marked 143.0 to claim the Level 4 Non Pro Championship.  Reserve Champion was Todd Sherrer with ‘Wiz Be Wimpy’. In the level 2 non pro division, Melia Blakely and Lenas Twisted Chic were declared Champions and Benoit Nadeau (RR Gundun) made it to the reserve spot.

 

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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Affiliate Designations Due August 1

A FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM NRHA:

Is your NRHA Affiliate Designation up-to-date so you can qualify for an NRHA Regional Affiliate Finals?

Designations and changes MUST BE RECEIVED at the NRHA office by AUGUST 1. Postmarks will not be accepted. To access the designation form or check your affiliate standings, click on the links below:
Reminhick & Brian Welman - 2012 Adequan NAAC Open and Novice Horse Open L2 Champions (By Waltenberry)

If you have questions about the designations, your affiliate standings or NRHA Affiliate Programs, please contact the Affiliate Department at (405) 946-7400 ext. 122 or email smegel@nrha.com.

Good luck to all affiliate competitors! We look forward to seeing you at at North American Regional Affiliate Finals and the Adequan North American Affiliate Championships.

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Taris Little Vintage is NRHA’s All-Time Leading Dam

With results of the 2013 NRHA Derby now official, the Association is pleased to announce that NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Taris Little Vintage has become NRHA’s All-Time Leading Dam based on offspring earnings. Her progeny have earned $672,900 in NRHA competition.

Taris Little Vintage (Peppy San Badger x Taris Vintage x Doc Tari) has NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of $48,700 and was third in the 1994 NRHA Futurity Open with NRHA Million Dollar Rider Dell Hendricks. She is the only mare to have produced two NRHA Futurity Champions: Hollywood Vintage (by NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Hollywood Dun It) and Taris Designer Genes (by 1998 NRBC Champion Mr Boomerjac). She produced 10 other NRHA money earners including Taris Modern Design (by Mr Boomerjac, $87,000 NRHA LTE), Vintage Boom (by Mr Boomerjac, $80,800 NRHA LTE) and Taris Favorite Trick (by Mr Boomerjac, $55,700 NRHA LTE).

Taris Little VintageThe 1991 mare’s most recent money earners include FS Vintage Sidekick and Taris Little Whiz. FS Vintage Sidekick, a 2008 gelding by Starbucks Sidekick, qualified for the 2013 NRHA Derby Non Pro finals with owner Rita Harris. Taris Little Whiz (by NRHA Nine Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Topsail Whiz) added more money to the total after being shown by Dell Hendricks at the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup held during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The 2007 mare is owned by Crew Reining Horses, LLC.

In 2011, Loren Booth of Booth Ranches purchased Taris Little Vintage from Bill and Patty Fingland. When asked about the accomplishment, Loren said, “At Booth Ranches, it is all about the mares! Tari is such an example of this statement. Bred to different stallions, she continues to produce offspring that are competitive in today’s world of reining. She was a talented performer herself and a gritty mare that made it look easy. She passed those traits on, again and again. What an honor for all of us at Booth Ranches to own her, be able to spoil her at this stage in her life and to be a part of her legend!”

Loren continued, “Congratulations to Taris Little Vintage from your family at Booth Ranches. Thank you to all of those who have helped her achieve such success along the way, and specifically to those who had great success on her offspring. Randy Paul, Tracer Gilson, Andrea Fappani and Dell Hendricks have all ridden Tari’s offspring to great success to help her reach this honorable title. We are so proud of your accomplishment.”

In the number two spot on the list of producing dams is another NRHA Hall of Fame inductee, Collena Chic Olena (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Smart Chic Olena x Collena Freckles) with offspring earnings of $667,800. Though deceased, her legacy continues via her offspring’s successes. Her last recorded owner was Monica Watson’s Double Run Farm, Leland, N.C. Collena Chic Olena’s show career included a top ten finish at the 1998 Futurity and earnings of more than $7,400.

She is the dam of three money-earning offspring: NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA Highest Money Earner Wimpys Little Chic (by NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Step) – $514,800 NRHA LTE; 2006 NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion Collenas Finest Tafy (by Footworks Finest) – $133,000 NRHA LTE; and a 2006 gelding, Collenas Little Wimp (by Wimpys Little Step) – $20,000 NRHA LTE.

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Coming Soon: NRHA Loyalty and Demographics Surveys

As part of NRHA’s continuing effort to gain direction from its membership, NRHA is taking a critical look at the association and has engaged The Prasino Group to help identify opportunities for continuous improvement through two member surveys.

Surveys will be emailed to NRHA members in good standings only, and will require an up-to-date email address. To check to see if NRHA has your current email address, check the Member’s Only section of NRHA.com under “Change your Member Information.” If it is not current, please email cbrezack@nrha.com with your NRHA Member number to ensure you receive the survey. If you change your email on the NRHA website, that will not guarantee you will receive the survey.

The Loyalty Survey will be sent July 22 and remain open until August 5, 2013. This survey will help identify member satisfaction levels and how NRHA can improve.

The Demographics Survey will be sent out in August. This survey will help NRHA understand key demographic characteristics and the make up of the membership to help NRHA meet its members needs.

All information gathered by the surveys will be kept confidential and aggregated to ensure responses are separated from their sources. Please be candid and know that your association greatly appreciates you taking about 10 minutes to complete the surveys.

To show our appreciation for your participation, NRHA will randomly select participants to win many wonderful prizes from NRHA Corporate Partners such as:

  • Anderson Bean Boots
  • OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau Portable DVD Players
  • $100 Pard’s Western Shop Gift Certificates
  • $100 SmartPak Gift Certificates
  • Platinum Performance CJ Gift Certificate
  • Classic Equine Saddle Pads
  • Classic Equine Polo Wraps
  • Classic Equine Legacy Boots
  • Cinch & Cruel Girl Jean Certificates
  • Downunder Horsemanship DVD’s
  • Purina Feed Certificates
  • A Gift from Markel Insurance Company
  • Stall at the 2013 NRHA Futurity
  • Complete Series of NRHA Inside Reining Training Secrets Vol. 1 – 7
  • NRHA Cooler Backpack Picnic Set

NRHA appreciates your participation!

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Brezack at cbrezack@nrha.com or 405-946-7400.

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Purus Wins NRHA High School Reining Championship

By Marie Klimova – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby hosted the High School Reining Championship for NRHA and Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) members. At the end of the class, Julia Purus won the championship with a score of 148.5 aboard Spook Goes Hollywood donated to the competition by Matthew Armenta.

By WaltenberryPurus, a high school senior from Purcell, Okla., qualified to compete in the championship through her involvement with NRHA. After high school, she plans to attend Oklahoma State University and be a member of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Team.

Benjamin Beckett, a junior from Dublin, Ohio took second place on Crank Up The Band scoring 146.5 donated to the competition by Brett Walters.

The championship class brought together the top four riders from the Individual Open Reining at the IEA National Western Championship (held during the NRHA Derby) and the top four riders from the 2013 NRHA 14-18 Youth World Championship standings in an exciting “catch ride” competition where riders show unfamiliar horses graciously donated by supporters.

Riders included:

  • Ben Beckett
  • Monika Ernenwein
  • David “Ryan” May
  • Holly Phillips
  • Julia Purus
  • Caroline Robinson
  • Tristen J. Rowland
  • Morgan Sykes

The NRHA and National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHYA) would like to thank the following horse owners who donated their horses for the High School Reining Championship:

  • Kirk George – A Smokin Enterprise
  • Blair Thompson – Boggies Gun Phire
  • Brett Walters, Walters Equestrian Center – Crank Up The Band
  • Clark Reining Horses, LLC – Rowdys Pistol
  • Kim Oldham – San Juan Whiz
  • Matthew Armenta – Spook Goes Hollywood
  • Mindy Truex – Streakin Catalyst
  • Torpey Performance Horses – Wunder Bread

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere.

IEA was formed, in 2002, and 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, and 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.

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, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, 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, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors: Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, LLC., Cool-A-Zone, The New West, Business Link, Fowler Dodge and Santa Hill Ranch.

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.

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Lantz is NRHA Collegiate Reining Champion

By Marie Klimova – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby hosted the North America’s top collegiate riders in the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship. The championship consisted of 12 riders: four from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), four from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and four selected by NRHA.

By WaltenberryOne entry rose above the rest of the field to win the championship title: Mckenzie Lantz and Spook Goes Hollywood donated to the competition by Matthew Armenta. They marked a 148 for the win. Lantz will be a senior majoring in sports management at the University of Georgia this coming fall. A native of Fremont, Mich., Lantz represented NCEA in the Championship.

Rebekah Irish (University of Findlay) placed second in the championship scoring 146.0 with Brilliant Guns owned by Charley Thiel.

This year, the riders selected from the pool of collegiate NRHA members were Rebecca Murray (Texas A&M University), Lauren Tieche (University of Georgia), Jenna Blumer (Oklahoma State University), Austin Griffith (The Ohio State University).

The NCEA sent its top four reiners from the 2012-2013 season to the championship: McKenzie Lantz (University of Georgia), Katy Krshka (Oklahoma State University), Indy Roper (Auburn University) and Laura Dunlavy (South Dakota State University).

IHSA was represented by riders who placed in top four places in Open Reining at the IHSA Finals: Rebekah Irish (University of Findlay), Blair Childress (North Carolina State University), Leah DiGioia (State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill) and  Caleb Roberts (Ohio University Southern).

NRHA and the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) would like to thank the following horse owners who donated their horses for the NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship:

  • Matthew Armenta – Spook Goes Hollywood
  • Charley Thiel – Brilliant Guns
  • Brett Walters – Crank Up The Band
  • Mindy Truex – Streakin Catalyst
  • Clark Reining Horses, LLC – Rowdys Pistol
  • Traci L McDavitt – Per Capita Chex
  • Gina B Cherry – Jessiesstarlights
  • Joey B Andrews, Donette Bammann – Smooth Talkin Dan
  • Torpey Performance Horses – Wunder Bread
  • Lipps Horse Training – “Joe”
  • Frank Costantini – Wranglers Derby Dayz
  • Bill (William M) Bradley – Squeeze Me Lightly
  • Miller Wade Smith – Hickador

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, Arenus, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Classic Equine, Darling 888 Ranch, Downunder Horsemanship, Horse&Rider, John Deere, Kiser Arena Specialists, 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, Silver Spurs Equine, SmartPak, Twister Trailer and World Development Group International.

In addition, NRHA thanks NRHA Derby Event Sponsors:Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Scott Cleaners, KO Trading, Sandbur Productions, LLC., Cool-A-Zone, The New West, Business Link, Fowler Dodge and Santa Hill Ranch.

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.

 

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NRHA Reiner Receives General Excellence Award

By Carol Trimmer – At the recently held 2013 American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Banquet, held Saturday, June 22, at the organization’s annual seminar in Colorado Springs, the NRHA Reiner was recognized for work completed in and dated 2012 in the print category.

Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest, considered the “Oscars” of equine publication awards, provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing. A total of 104 AHP members entered a total of 758 entries for this year’s awards, and 177 awards were presented to 63 finalists for first, second, third place, or honorable mention.

The NRHA Reiner was awarded the:

GENERAL EXCELLENCE ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION CIRCULATION UNDER 15,000.

Winner Sept 2012 Reiner Cover

Carol Trimmer, Editor

National Reining Horse Association, Publisher

Bucky Harris and Jana Thomason, Art Directors

Martha Haglund, Graphic Designer

Lindsey Stier, Assistant Editor

September 2012 and November 2012NRHA Reiner excelled in bringing its readers both association news and reining/horse care information. Layouts are excellent.

“The NRHA Reiner staff is extremely proud to earn this award.  We are dedicated to putting out the best product possible and have never strayed from that goal. As the Official Publication of the National Reining Horse Association, we do our best to promote the association, its members, Western lifestyle, family atmosphere and the sport of Reining.  We’d like to thank the judges and AHP for honoring our efforts in such a wonderful way,” said Trimmer.

 

Additional AHP awards included:

PUBLICATION STAFF SINGLE ADVERTISEMENT (PRINT)Make It Yours

2nd Place

“Make It Yours”

Jana Thomason, Manager of Editorial Production and Design

Christa Morris, Senior Director of Marketing

December 2012 – This entry has a bold design and typography with a nice use of limited palette especially in ghosted words. Descriptive words complement the energy of photo.

 

EVENT COVERAGELil Joe Cash Cashes In

Honorable Mention

“Lil Joe Cash Cashes In”

By Gavin Ehringer

January 2012 – The lead made me want to hear more about these fairytale stories. The story was very well written with good flow and the personal story involved in the coverage of this event was enjoyable. It was great to feel the writer’s excitement about the story lines.

 

SERVICE TO THE READER SINGLE ARTICLE PRINTCrisis What Crisis

Honorable Mention

“Crisis? What Crisis?”

By Annie Woodhouse

July 2012 – Great, great stories that transport the reader to life-changing days for several people. Terrific storytelling.

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Results from NRHA European Affiliate Championship

Provided by Ramona Billing – For further information, live scoring and live stream, please refer to www.nrha.at or read these issues of “The Score.”EAC 2013

The Score 1_2013

The Score 2_2013

The Score 3_2013

 

NRHA European Affiliate Championship Class Results

7/11/13

Hengge_Wimpy-Snapper-EC_webBarbara Hengge and Wimpy Snapper – European Championship Rookie Professional – The EC Rookie Professional was the first of the 2013 NRHA European Affiliate Championship shows, and the winner came from Austria: in a field of eight riders, Barbara Hengge scored a 211.5 aboard Romana Erblich’s Wimpy Snapper (Wimpys Little Step x Shania Snapper). Tiara Van Dongen (Belgium) placed second aboard Don John Escapes BB (owner Eifel Gold Ranch) scoring a 207.5, with Tim Van Nueten and Be A Reckless Chick (owner Nicky Nietvelt Van Tendeloo) following on third place (207).

Barbara Hengge, whose achievements include the Austrian State Championship, rode the 5-year-old AQHA gelding Wimpy Snapper to the Level 2 Open Reserve Championship and Level 1 Open Championship at the 2012 ustrian Reining Horse Association Western Star 4 Year Futurity and placed 9th at the NRHA Breeders Futurity Bit Open. Also she won the  Roleski NRHA Limited Open at the 2013 NRHA European Futurity. The horse was bred by Morey Fisk who also started the gelding. Romana Erblich bought him as a 3-year-old and trained him herself with the help of trainer Barbara Hengge. “Wimpy is a horse you can absolutely rely on,” says Barbara. “he stands at a facility in Thuringen where Romana is now working and comes to our place for three months each year for training. Romana won e.g. the Rookie Level 2 at the European Futurity with him.”

Yesterday, Tiara Van Dongen won the Ancillary show NRHA Rookie Professional aboard Pop Gun Cash BB. Cira Baeck’s assistant  trainer was 2013 NRHA European Futurity Open Level 1 Finalist. The  Austrian Futurity Champion Don John Escapes BB (Don Quixote Escapes x Soft Whizpers) was 2011 Reserve Futurity Champion Non Pro Level 2  in Belgium and Third at the NRHA Breeders Futurity Bit Non Pro with Susy Baeck in the saddle.

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Doug Allen and Ten Reasons – NRHA European Championship Intermediate Open – The Score: 222 – “A little horse with a huge presence in the arena and the biggest heart you can imagine,” this is how Francesca Sternberg described Ten Reasons exactly one year ago, when the American Quarter Horse stallion and her husband Doug Allen (Great Britain) became FEQHA European Champion Junior Bit Open. And it were exactly these qualities which  Ten Reasons (Hang Ten Surprize x Hotroddin Catalyst) showed again in the EC class Intermediate Open. After a brilliant run the two left the arena with a score of 222  – this was the NRHA European Champion Int. Open. Petra Van Ede (Belgium) and Wimpys Wound Up (owned by de Bruin Reining Horses) became Reserve Champion scoring a 220. Two riders tied for third place scoring a 219.5: Alois Kompatscher aboard Fritz Stoll’s ARC Lime N Chocolate and Markus Morawitz aboard Dun It Whiz Jerry (owner Hubertus Seberger).

Ten Reasons  was bred by Judy Mc Ivor and started by Jesse Beckley who rode the stallion into the Level 3 Open NRHA Futurity dinal and into the Top Ten at the High Roller Reining Classic in Level 4 and 3 Open. „Doug was looking for a horse to replace his Jacs Little Sunrise,“ said Francesca Sternberg. “He saw Ten Reasons at the Futurity and fell in love with this horse immediately. This stallion is so easy to handle and has such a big heart!”

The achievements of this ‚ Winning Combination’ include the Reserve Champion title Level 2 at the 2012 NRHA European Futurity, 3rd place at the Belgian  Futurity Level 2 and the Level 2 Reserve Champion title at the French Futurity.

Wimpys Wound Up is a 6-year-old AQHA stallion by Wimpys Little Step out of Docs Twinkie Jac, who was 2010 DRHA Reining Fever Snaffle Bit Champion, 2010 Western star Futurity Reserve Champion (Level 2 and 3) and AMERICANA Futurity finalist.

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NRHA European Champion Intermediate Non Pro – Piet Mestdagh and RS Spat Man O War – What another fine success for Piet Mestdagh (Belgium) who started the 2013 show season by becoming NRHA European Futurity Non Pro Champion: in a field of 17 riders, he and his bay AQHA stallion RS Spat Man O War (Spat Olena x Rs Hollywood Hglo) scored a 220,5 claiming the NRHA European Championship Int. Non Pro. Also this was show highscore so far. Austrian Alexander Nestelberger and Shining Step became Reserve European Champion (216), with Hubertus Seeberger and Dun It Whiz Jerry following on third place (215).

Piet Mestdagh bought his bay stallion from his breeder Claudio Risso last year. Only four months later, he won the IRHA Non Pro Futurity 2012 Level 4 and Level 3 with this horse.

Shining Step (Wimpys Little Step x Spark N Pretty) was bred by Sandra Friesenbiller and is owned by the Schlager & Nestelberger Partnership. With Markus Morawitz in the saddle, the gelding was AustrianRHA Futurity and Derby Champion, NRHA Breeders Futurity 5th, IRHA Futurity Level 3 Open Champion and European Futurity Finalist. Alex Nestelberger, was was a member of the Austrian Young Riders team at the 2011 FEI European Reining Championship, trains with  Rudi Kronsteiner.

7/12/13

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NRHA European Champion Youth 13 & Under – Zoey Kant and Its Dun Time – Zoey Kant did it again: In a field of 16, the 14-year-old girl from The Netherlands and her 14-year-old AQHA gelding Its Dun Time (Hesa Sonofa Doc x Miss Sin San) scored a 215 and became NRHA European Champion Youth 13 & under once more. Actually, it was the third time at this show that Zoey and her gelding won a class after earning first place in the Ancillary Shows NRHA Youth 14-18 and Limited Non Pro.

The Reserve European Champion title was claimed by Gilles Huyghe (Belgium) aboard his Docs Lil Gun (by Colonels Lil Gun) who scored a 214, followed by Michelle Maibaum (Germany) aboard BT Smartest Dude (211,5).  15-year-old Gilles and Docs Lil Gun had won the NRHA Unrestricted Youth the day before. Their achievements include the Markel Non Pro Derby Level 2 and 4 in Paris 2013 as well as the Limited Non Pro at the 2012 European Affiliate Championship.

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NRHA European Champion Youth 14-18 – Michelle Maibaum and Sailcommander – Scoring a fantastic 218.5, Michelle Maibaum (Germany) and her Sailcommander (Sailin Ruf x Oaks Silver Doc) took the lead in a field of 18 in the NRHA European Championship Youth 14-18. Alissa Leloux (The Netherlands) and her Wimpys Short Stepp BB earned Reserve Champion honours scoring a 216. Anna Lisec and Whizable placed third (211).

The European Champion title was another milestone in an already great show season for 14-year-old Michelle, who was the youngest finalist of the 2013 NRHA European Futurity Non Pro. There she rode Chic A Boom BB (inspite of a penalty in the last stop) to an impressing third place in Level 3 Non Pro and 12th place in Level 4. This year, she also won the CRI Junior Division and the NRHA Youth 14-18 at the NRHA Germany Easter Show. Also Michelle was the first reiner to receive the Reiner of the Future Trophy.

Alissa Leloux was 2011 NRHA European Champion Youth 14-18. Aboard  Wimpys Short Step BB (Wimpys Little Step x Short Rooster) she won the NRHA Snaffle Bit / Hackamore 5 & under Non Pro at the 2012 NRHA European Championship. The Palomino who was bred by Eifel Gold Ranch was 2011 NRHA Breeders Futurity Limited Open SBH Champion and IRTHA Futurity Finalist with Cira Baeck in the saddle.

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Jennifer Nixdorf wins after run-off in European Champion Rookie Level 2 – The EC Rookie Level 2 ended with a tie on first place between 214,5 Jennifer Nixdorf (Austria) aboard Whizoom and Zoey Kant (The Netherlands) aboard Its Dun Time. Both had scored a 214.5 in a field of 24. In the run off, Jennifer Nixdorf had the better ride (214.5). Zoey Kant became Reserve (213.5). Dries Verschueren and BA Superjac followed on third place scoring a 214.

Whizoom is an 8-year-old bay AQHA stallion by Topsail Whiz out of Dun It The Hard Way, who was e.g. 2009 NRHA European Futurity Ltd Open Champion and 3rd in Level 4, 2011 Americana Maturity Champion and among the Top 15 of the IRHA Futurity. Jennifer, who trains with Rudi Kronsteiner,  won the NRHA Rookie at the 2012 European Championship, the Youth at the EquitaLyon in France and was 5th in Novice Horse Non Pro at the IRHA-NRHA Derby.

7/13/13

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Bernard Fonck and Sail On Top Whizard – Open NRHA European Champions – With a fascinating NRHA European Championship Open class, the 2013 NRHA European Affiliate Championship ended. Nine horse-rider-combinations had been entered, and one fine run followed the other while scores climebd higher and higher. In the end it was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck aboard Danny and Mireille Cerato’s Sail On Top Whizard who became NRHA European Champion Open after a brilliant run scoring a 227. Grischa Ludwig (Germany) and Crome Dont Corrode (owner de Bruin Reining Horses) became Reserve Champion scoring a 221.5, followed by Rieky Young and Brady Chex  on third place (221).

With the now 8-year-old AQHA stallion Sail On Top Whizard (Whizard Jac x. Miss N Sis) Bernard Fonck was the first NRHA European Futurity Champion Open Level 4, but that was just the beginning of a remarkable career for this outstanding stallion, whose acheivements include multiple Bronze Trophies and the 2011 IRHA Derby Open Co-Championship. His NRHA LTE are over $ 200,000 now and it was Sail On Top Whizard with whom Bernard earned his third NRHA World Champion Open title.

Crome Dont Corrode (Custom Crome x Maggie Chex) was bred in the USA where he won the Congress Reining Futurity Non Pro. Grischa Ludwig showed him in the Breeders Derby Open, and presented a great run here in Wiener Neustadt. Grischa Ludwig was German Reining Champion twice and represented his country many times in FEI competition. He is a multiple Bronze Trophy Champion, NRHA Breeders Derby Reserve Champion Open and Limited Open Champion and  multiple FEQHA European Champion. At the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, he placed 5th in individual competition being the best European Competitor.

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NRHA European Champion Non Pro – Claudio Risso and Spat A Blue – A winning combination did it again: Claudio Risso (Italy) and his Spat A Blue claimed the 2013  NRHA European Championship Non Pro scoring a 220. Tina Künstner-Mantl (Austria) and her Heza Sure Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Im Not Blonde) placed second scoring a 218.5, with last year’s Champion Non Pro Manuel Bonzano and his Great Sun Burst following on third place with a score of 218.

Claudio Risso is not only one of Europe’s leading Non Pro riders, but also one of its best breeders. Six times he was awarded the NRHA Germany Breeders Award and earned the IRHA ‘Best Breeder’ Award. Claudio has won every major Non Pro show in Europe at least once. He was an NRHA European Futurity Champion Non Pro, multiple NRHA Breeders Futurity Champion Non Pro, multiple IRHA Futurity and Maturity Champion Non Pro and multiple Bronze Trophy Champion. Twice he won the EquitaLyon Grond Prix, and in 2011 he was NRHA World Champion Non Pro. A lot of these achievements including the World Champion he earned with his flashy and brilliant stallion with whom he won the European Championship now: Spat O Lena. The 11-year-old bay is by Spat Olena out of ARC Joy Surprise and was bred by Claudio himself. “He is an incredible horse.” Claudio said. “He surprises me time and time again.”

Another very exceptional horse is Reserve European Champion Heza Sure Whiz with whom Tina Künstner-Mantl earned many of her achievements including the Reserve World Championship. The beautiful 13-year-old stallion is one of Topsail Whiz’ best sons in Europe. His achievements include:  EquitaLyon Grand Prix Res. Champion, 23 Classic Non Pro Champion and Reserve Champion, NRHA European Champion and Res. Champion Non Pro and many more. “You can absolutely rely on him in the show pen,” Tina said. “He has got such a big heart and the desire to win. He is simply a horse you can go to war with!”

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Tiara Van Dongen claims European Champion title Limited Open for Belgium – In the Limited Open, the new NRHA European Champion is Tiara Van Dongen (Belgium) aboarrd Don John Escapes BB (Don Quixote Escapes x Soft Whizpers). The two scored a 214.5. Matas Gobert (Belgium) and Koen Brusaert’s Amarillo Crome (Custom Crome x Docs Little Beauty) placed second scoring a 213. 5, with Quentin Galliere (France ) and ND Smart Pleasedunit (owner Pascale de Decker) placing third with a score of 213).

During 2013  NRHA European Championship,  Tiara won the NRHA Rookie Professional aboard  Pop Gun Cash BB and rode Don John Escapes BB to the Reserve European Champion  titleRookie Professional. Both horses were bred by Eifel Gold Ranch, where  Tiara is working as an Assistant Trainer of Cira Baeck. Don John Escapes BB was an  Austrian Futurity Champion and with Susy Baeck in the saddle, 2011 Reserve Futurity Champion Non Pro Level 2  in Belgium and NRHA Breeders Futurity Bit Non Pro 3rd.

Matyas Gobert is a multiple Belgian Champion and earned team silver at the 2009 FEI European Championship as well as Bronze in Junior Division at the 2011 European Championship.

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European Champion Limited Non Pro – Nuith Linthorst and Just Miss Enterprise – Two days before, Nuith Linthorst (The Netherlands) and her 5-year-old AQHA mare Just Miss Enterprise (Surprise Enterprise x Jiggs Partner) had won the Ancillary show NRHA Intermediate Non Pro scoring a 217.5  – now they did even better: with a score of 219.5, the two claimed the HRHA European Championship Limited Non Pro in a field of 22. Nuith Linthorst’s achievements with Just Miss Enterprise include the DRHA Summer Slide Non Pro Champion title and the  DWRF Non Pro Reining Trophy.

Jurgen Eeckeloo (Belgium) and his Pine Black Bandit placed second scoring a 214.5. The 8-year-old AQHA stallion by Little Banty Rooster out of  Break The Law has been shown very successfully bei Jurgen in Belgium and won the NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro at the 2013  European Championship.

With only ½ point behind, Judith Ernst (Austria) and her Jac That Out followed on third place (214).

Ancillary Results

7/10/13

Bert Coeckelberghs (BEL) and Br Wimpy Little Whiz – NRHA Youth 13 & Under – The Ancillary class NRHA Youth 13 & Under was the first class of the 2013 NRHA European Affiliate Championship. In a field of six promising young riders, Belgian Bert Coeckelberghs took the lead scoring a 208 aboard his  9-year-old chestnut AQHA mare BR Wimpy Little Whiz. BR Wimpy Little Whiz is by Wimpys Little Step out of the Topsail Whiz mare Fashions Last Whiz. With this mare, Bernard Fonck was 2007 French Futurity Open Champion. With this horse owned by Steven Coeckelberghs, Bert won the Beginners Youth at the 2012 International Western Event in Belgium and the Youth 13 & under at the 2013 Step up Show.

Scoring a 206, Ramona Levai (Austria) placed second aboard her two horses Smart Fantasy Drima as well as Gin Whiz Orima. Smart Fantasy Drima is an AQHA mare by Smartin out of the Jac O Rima mare Jacs Star Surprise which was bred by Helmut Schulz. Dennis Schulz was ARHA Futurity Reserve Champion with this horse. Gin Whiz Orima (Laredo Whiz x Okka Hollywood Jac) is another mare bred by Helmut Schulz which was shown successfully by Dennis Schulz. Ramona, whose achievements include Senior Reining High Point in Slovakia, has been showing both horses successfully in various events.

Zoey Kant and Its Dun Time – NRHA Youth 14-18 – In the NRHA Youth 14-18, the winner was 14-year-old Zoey Kant (NED). In a field 25 riders, the young reiner and her AQHA gelding Its Dun Time (Hesa Sonofa Doc x Miss Sin San) scored a 211.5 after a fine run. Michelle Maibaum (GER) and her Sailcommander (Sailin Ruf x Oaks Silver Doc) placed second scoring a 210.5.

With her 14-year-old gelding, Zoey Kant was 2012 NRHA European Affiliate Champion Youth and Rookie. The two also won the Youth 13 & under at the 2013 NRHA European Futurity.

14-year-old Michelle who was the youngest NRHA European Futurity Non Pro finalist this year (3rd in Level 3 an d 12th in Level 4) and her 9-year-old AQHA gelding Sailcommander won the CRI in the Junior Division and the NRHA Youth 14-18 at the NRHA Germany Easter Show. They also received the first Reiner of The Future Trophy last year at the IRHA/NRHA Futurity.

Unrestricted Youth Champion: Gilles Huyghe and Docs Lil Gun – The Unrestricted Youth was won by 15-year-old Gilles Huyghe (Belgium) and his Docs Lil Gun who had scored a 208. Bo Brutsaert and Soulas A Cinch placed second (201.5).

Aboard Docs Lil Gun (von Colonels Lil Gun) Gilles Huyghe won the 2013 Markel Non Pro Derby Level 2 and 4 in Paris. Last year the two topped the Limited Non Pro at the  European Affiliate Championship. Bo Brutsaert and Soulas A Cinch (Soula Jule Star x Tinas Nu CD) were secomd in Youth 14-18 last year here in Wiener Neustadt.

Tiara Van Dongen and Pop Gun Cash BB – Rookie Professional – The NRHA Rookie Professional was won by Tiara Van Dongen for owner Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck in Belgium. Aboard Pop Gun Cash BB (Nu Chex to Cash X Sugar Pop Gun) she scored a 213.5. Tim Van Nueten and Hesa Tuff Jac (Hesa Tuff Chic x Enterprise Winder) placed second (210.5).

Pop Gun Cash BB was bred by Eifel Gold Ranch. With Susy Baeck, the  AQHA stallion was 2012 NRHA European Non Pro Futurity champion Level 2 and Level 3 as well as co-champion Level 4. Tiara started working as Cira Baeck’s assistant trainer in 2012. This is her first year, she is showing horses for the Eifel Gold Ranch in Rookie Pro and Limited Open. Aboard Little BH Peppy BB she was a 2013 NRHA European Futurity Open Level 1 finalist.

Tim Van Nueten and Yvette Saad operate Monray Reining Horses in Belgium. Tim started his career as a stunt rider and later on worked for Ann and Bernard Fonck. In 2010 he opened Monray Reining Horses. Aboard Henkjan Weernink’s Hesa Tuff Jac Tim won the Rookie Pro at the 2012 International Western Event Belgium and claimed gold in Junior Reining at the Belgium Quarter Horse Show of The Year.

Sandra Friesenbiller and Susy Baeck Co-Champions in Snaffle Bit Hackamore (5 & under) Non Pro – The NRHA Snaffle Bit Hackamore (5 & under) Non Pro ended with a tie on first place between Sandra Friesenbiller (Austria) aboard her Shine N Whiz and Susy Baeck (Belgium) aboard Walla Escapes BB. Both scored a 208 becoming Co-Champions in this class. Austrian Andreas Lukner and Falkorima placed third (206.5).

Shine N Whiz is a 3-year-old sorrel AQHA stallion by Topsail Whiz out of the top producing mare Spark N Pretty, who is one of the leading dams in European reining (her progeny earned almost $ 120,000 NRHA USA and over € 18,000 NRHA Germany money. Sandra Friesenbiller bred the horse herself. She is a multiple NRHA Bronze Trophy Champion Non Pro and was 2009 NRHA Affiliate Circuit Champion Non Pro as well as 7th in NRHA Non Pro ranking.

Walla Escapes BB is another fine horse bred by the Eifel Gold Ranch. The sorrel AQHA mare is by Don Quixote Escapes out of Walla Walla Sunshine. Susy Baeck was 2012 NRHA European Futurity Champion Non Pro Level 2 and 3 as well as Co-Champion Level 4.

Nuith Linthorst and Just Miss Enterprise – NRHA Intermediate Non Pro – Scoring a 217. 5, Nuith Linthorst (The Netherlands) and her 6-year-old AQHA mare Just Miss Enterprise (Surprise Enterprise x Jiggs Partner) took the lead in the NRHA Intermediate Non Pro. This was the event’s highscore so far. Dries Verschueren and BA Superjac placed second scoring a 211.5 with Nancy Schmidt and Magnum Chic Whiz placing third (210).

It was not the first success for Nuith Linthorst and her Just Miss Enterprise. The achievements of the two include the DRHA Summer Slide Non Pro and the DWRF Non Pro Reining Trophy Championship. And Dries Verschueren and BA Superjac are a successful combination now as well. BA Superjac is by McJac Flash out of High Brows Chick and was bred by Fonck-Poels. He already won the Belgian Futurity. With Dries, he was a  multiple Beginners Champion and Rookie Champion last year.

Jeannette Krähenbühl – Intermediate Open – A winning combination did it again: scoring a 217.5, Jeannette Krähenbühl (Switzerland) and Dr Lee Hook (owned by Glis Ranch / Michael Kolbe) won the NRHA Intermediate Open in a field of 26 riders. Alois Kompatscher (Italy) and ARC Lime N Chocolate (owned by Fritz Stoll) placed second scoring a 216.5. Petra Van Ede aboard Wimpys Wound Up (owned by de Bruin) and Dave R. Young aboard his Custom Sabra of Sun tied for third place scoring a 216 each.

The success story of past NRHA World Champion Non Pro Jeannette Krähenbühl and Dr Lee Hook (Ray Gay Quixote x Chickaduasha) started in 2012 with the two becoming NRHA European Futurity Level 2 Open Champion. Their latest success was the Limited Open NRHA Breeders Derby Co-Championship 2013 and the NRHA Breeders Derby Res. Co Champion Open. The flashy stallion was trained by Rudi Kronsteiner.

ARC Lime N Chocolate (Chic Please x Im In The Limelight) and Karin Stoll were Reserve Champion Non Pro at the 2012 Italian. With Alois Kompatscher, the horse was Italian Maturity Open Level 2 Champion.

7/11/13

Anna Lisec and Whizable – NRHA Rookie Level 2 – With 31 entries, the NRHA Rookie Level 2 was the biggest Ancillary Show so far at the 2013 NRHA European Affiliate Championship. The class ended with another success of Anna Lisec (Austria) and her 8-year-old AQHA mare Whizable (Topsail Whiz x Dunit It The Hard Way; owner Sabine Lisec). The two won this class scoring a 211 after a fine performance. Bo Brutsaerts (Belgium) and Soulas A Cinch placed second scoring a 210.5, Jurgen Eeckeloo and Pine Black Bandit third (207.5).

17-year-old Anna Lisec who trains with Chuck Klipfel won the Youth 14-18  at the 2013 NRHA Breeders Derby only a few weeks ago. Last year, she was third in Youth 14-18 at the NRHA European Affiliate Championship and placed 11th at the NRHA European Derby Non Pro Level 2.

Bo Brutsaert and Soulas A Cinch (Soula Jule Star x Tinas Nu CD) had placed second as well in  the NRHA Unrestricted Youth yesterday.

7/12/13

Jurgen Eeckeloo wins NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2The first three places in a field of 23 riders in the NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 went to Belgium, the winner being Jurgen Eeckeloo who scored a 212 aboard his Pine Black Bandit. The 8-year-old AQHA stallion by Little Banty Rooster out of Break The Law was already shown successfully by Jurgen in Belgium and placed third in NRHA Rookie Level 2 at the 2013 NRHA European Championship.

Steve Vannietvelt rode his Im Smart And Wimpy on second place in this class and also placed third with his second horse Steppin Stud Muffin (209). Im Smart And Wimpy is a 5-year-old AQHA stallion by Wimpys Little Step out of Smart San Pep, with whom Steve was 2012 Belgian Champion Amateur and 4th at the Austrian Futurity Non Pro Level 3 resp. 5th in Level 4.

Great Sun Burst & Manuel Bonzano win NRHA Non Pro – What an extraordinary reining horse: In the NRHA Non Pro, the 10-year-old sorrel AQHA stallion Great Sun Burst (Great Resolve x Docs Sun Burst) once more proved his outstanding class and talent. With his owner Manuel Bonzano (Italy) in the saddle, he scored a 222.5 winning the class. Piet Mestdagh (Belgium) uad BH Most Wanted (Mr BH Most Wanted x Tuckers Missy) placed second (220) with Fenna Elsinga and Smoking Kills following on third place (219,5)

Great Sun Burst has been incredibly successful in the show arena. With Bernard Fonck, the stallion was 2010 and 2011 NRHA European Champion Open as well as NRHA World Champion Open. In 2012 he was NRHA European Champion Non Pro and NRHA World Champion Non Pro with Manuel Bonzano in the saddle. So far, his NRHA LTE are more than 320,000.

Piet Mestdagh and his BH Most Wanted were 2012 IRHA Derby Reserve Champion Non Pro and Co-Reserve Champion in the  ARCESE Non Pro at the 2013 European Futurity. The AQHA gelding was bred by Henry Bolleboom. His NRHA LTE ware almost $ 50,000. With Roy Van Der Hoeven he was ARHA Western Star Derby Ltd Open Champion, with Bernard Fonck Level 4 Open Reserve Champion at the IRHA Derby and the  IRHA Maturity 2012.

Cody Sapergia & Nu Chexomatic win NRHA Open – What a fine new success for Cody Sapergia and Nu Chexomatic (Nu Chex To Cash x Tejons Texie Lena, owner Jacpoint QH, Austria): just about one week after their winning the $ 30,000 Openat the SVAG CS Classic in Switzerland, they now also took the lead in the NRHA Open at the NRHA European Championship. The gelding’s brilliant run earned a  227 – a score not even Bernard Fonck (Belgium) aboard Danny and Mireille Cerato’s Sail On Top Whizard (Whizard Jac x Miss N Sis) could top. With a  223.5 they placed second. Two riders tied for third place: Rieky Young aboard Brady Chex and Bernard Fonck aboard Cattlemans Cash (222.5 each).

Nu Chexomatic was trained by Bernard Fonck. Tina Künstner-Mantl / Jacpoint QH bought the horse as a 4-year-old from Grischa Ludwig. With Tina in the saddle, the gelding was Reserve Champion at the 2011 Europeaqn Futurity and IRHA/NRHA Derby Non Pro Champion. With Cody Sapergia, who trains at Jacpoint QH, Nu Chexomatic won the SVAG Open as well as the 23 Classic Open.

With Sail On Top Whizard, Bernard Fonck earned his third Open World Championship. With this horse, Bernard won the 2009 NRHA European Futurity Open Level 4, the NRHA Open at the 23 Classic and was 2011 IRHA Derby Open Co-Champion.

7/13/13

Cira Baeck – Novice Horse Open – The NRHA Novice Horse Open was won by past NRHA World Champion Non Pro Cira Baeck aboard Pop Gun Cash BB (Nu Chex to Cash X Sugar Pop Gun)  who scored a 212. Barbara Henge (Austria) aboard Wolfgang Hufnagl’s RS Nic placed second scoring a 211, followed by Miroslav Baniari and Steppin With Class (owner. Sophia Lukacikova) – the Score: 208.

Cira Baeck whose NRHA LTE are over $ 470,000 now, was 2012 NRHA European Futurity Open Level 3 Champion and NRHA European Affiliate Champion Int. Pop Gun Cash BB was bred by  Eifel Gold Ranch. With Susy Baeck, the  AQHA stallion was NRHA European Non Pro Futurity Champion Level 2 and Level 3 as well as Co-Champion Level 4.

At the 2013 European Championship, Barbara Hengge was European Champion Rookie Professional and also won the NRHA Limited Open. RS Nic is a 4-year-old SAQHA stallion by Tinsel Nic out of Its Not All Dun, wgo was bred by Rosanne Sternberg and is owned by Wolfgang Hufnag. Barbara Hengge was 2012 AQHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion with this horse.

All photos by Christian Kellner.

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Deadline Reminder – Austrian RHA Futurity

2013 Austrian RHA Futurity & NRHA Show in Wiener Neustadt:

Next deadline for entries: July 16, 2013

Wiener Neustadt/Austria, August 14-17, 2013

Provided by Ramona Billing - The next deadline for entries of the  $ 80.000 added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show 2013 is on Tuesday, July 16. Simply register at www.showmanager.eu, log in and off you go. Here is the direct link to the Austrian Futurity entry: http://www.showmanager.info/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fUsersOnly%2fInscriptionEntry.aspx%3fshowID%3d273&showID=273. The final deadline is August 11, 2013.

The Austrian RHA Futurity & NRHA Show 2013  is scheduled from August 14 until 17, 2013. Besides the $ 68,000 added Futurity classes, there is an NRHA Ancillary Show. The Austrian Futurity is open for all 3- and 4-year-old reining horses. There will be four Levels ind the Open Futurity classes, and three in the Nonm Pro Futurity classes. All classes are NRHA approved. The event is also a qualifyer for the 2014 NRHA European Affiliate Championship. The show is judged by Filippo Masi/ITA, Eugenio Latorre/ITA, Maik Bartmann/GER, Dean Latimer/USA  and Pierre Ouellet/CAN, the bit judge being Dr. Hilde Jarc/AUT.

Information and entries:

Gerda Langer  -  ARHA  Team, ARHA – Austrian Reining Horse Association, A – 2392 Sulz im Wienerwald, Raitlstraße 154, Phone +43-2238-8484 cell phone +43-664-4534726, Fax +43-2238-8545, office@nrha.at, www.nrha.at

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