The $85,000-added 2015 Belgium Futurity kicks off!

2015 Beglium Futurity Logo$85,000-added 2015 Belgium Futurity

22-27 September,  Llyda Stables, Schipgrachtstraat 4, 9070 Destelbergen (Belgium)

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The Belgium Futurity kicks off!

Destelbergen, September 24 – Close to 200 horses made their way to Llyda Stables in Destelbergen, Belgium, for the 2015 edition of the Belgium Futurity. The first class offered, the National Open, officially opened the show on Wednesday with Jurgen Pouls riding Steadys WR Diamonds (Steadys Dude x Arc Oak Diamonds) for Indy Henrard to first place with a 72.

Today, the  Snaffle Bit/Hackamore 3 and 4-year-old Open opened the in gate to 30 horse-rider-combinations. With a score of 215.5, multiple past NRHA Open World Champion, Ann Fonck, rode Spook N Perla (Smart Spook x Shine On Ruff), a 3-year-old mare owned by Golden Paint Ranch with over $9,500 LTE, to top honors.  In second place, 2 points behind, was Czech Lukas Brucek aboard Topsail Pop. The 4-year-old stallion by Remin Whiz and out of MM Lollipop, is owned by Petr Lamich/Lama, and boasts over $20,800 LTE.

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Ann Fonck & Spook N Perla, photo by Andrea Bonaga

In the Snaffle Bit/Hackamore 5 & Under Non Pro, L.G. Freriks posted a 209.5 aboard her 5-year-old stallion, Ready For Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Royal Paula Quixote). Steve Vannietvelt and his 5-year-old mare by Master Snapper and out of Good Time Show Girl, Snappy Showgirl, settled for second place a half a point behind the winners.

Closing the day was the $1,000-added NRHA Intermediate Non Pro where Belgian Ingrid Vermeiren rode CB Custom Junior (Custom Berry x Prescribed Solano), owned by Marc Andries, to first place with a 141.5. A point behind, Elena Lagendijk rode Arcletic Turbocat (ARC King Cody x Mtd Catalunya Smoke) to second place.

Friday Action

An action packed day will thrill reining enthusiasts on Friday – click here full the Schedule: http://www.belgiumfuturity.com/Program_2015.pdf

Before the Freestyle Open that will end the day, the much awaited for Snaffle Bit/Hackamore 3-year-old Open Futurity will take place and will offer the $ 9.440-added Level 4, the $ 5,900-added Level 3, the $ 3,304-added Level 2 and the $ 1,180-added Level 1.

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Alfredo Ciabattoni and Dun It After The Rain win the Open Level 4, 3 and 2 European Open Derby!

2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity

Alfredo Ciabattoni and Dun It After The Rain win the Open Level 4, 3 and 2 European Open Derby! 

Alfredo Ciabattoni & Dun It After The Rain

Alfredo Ciabattoni & Dun It After The Rain

Manerbio, September 19 – Provided by Simona Diale – It was truly an amazing night at the Palasturla facility in Manerbio! Winning the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) European Open Derby Levels 4, 3 and 2 championships, with an impressive score of 222.5, was Alfredo Ciabattoni and Dun It After The Rain (Frozen Sailor x Pap Little Sol x Sure Slide Solano). For the Italian NRHA professional, who has been promoting the sport of Reining for the past 30 years, winning three titles with the talented 6-year-old mare, owned by Florenzo Barbonetti and nominated by Fabrizio Bevilacqua, was ‘three times’ as special. “This is the most emotional night of my life,” said Alfredo. “I truly believed that we could do it, and we did! The crowd was impressive and thanks to this little mare, I can dedicate this victory to my dad…”

Cira Baeck & Shine N Whiz

Cira Baeck & Shine N Whiz

Earning the reserve championship in the Level 4, with a 221, was Cira Baeck.  It was thanks to Shine N Whiz, a 5-year-old stallion by Topsail Whiz and out of Spark N Pretty (by Shining Spark), owned by Chanay Sky Management, and nominated by Sandra Friesenbiller, that the Belgian professional made it to the second step of the podium. “I got this horse in training six weeks ago and I couldn’t be any happier,” she said. “He’s the sweetest horse ever, really nice, very good, and very quiet. It’s a great result for us!”

Winning the Level 3 reserve championship, with a 218, was Pierluigi Chioldo aboard Spook O Lena (Spooks Gotta Gun x Lonesome Sally Lena x Doc O Lena). The talented 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare is owned and was nominated by Ambrosini Quarter Horses ASD and Davide Rossi. “This is a once in a lifetime mare and I could not be any happier. She deserves to be in the limelight!”

The Level 2 reserve championship, with a  216, went to Francesco Barbagli aboard Smart Whiz Delmaso (Easy Otie Whiz x Playin Dress Up x Smart Chic Olena). The 7-year-old Quarter Horse stallion is owned by Stefano Scardina and boasts $21,900 LTE.

Francesco Fabbri and Junior Nics are the Level 1 Champions

Francesco Fabbri & Junior Nics

Francesco Fabbri & Junior Nics

With a 213.5 Francesco Fabbri and Junior Nics (Einsteins Revolution x Nics Whiz x Topsail Whiz),  a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Francesca Simi and nominated by Prospect Breeder, took home the Level 1 championship of the NRHA European Open Derby.  “This is all pretty amazing, especially considering the fact that this gelding has always been shown by his 12-year-old owner!” said Francesco who placed both of his mounts in the finals. “This is the third time that I’ve shown her and I finally made it to the winners circle. I cannot thank the owners enough for trusting me with their horse and giving me the opportunity to achieve this result.2

Earning the Level 1 co-reserve championship, a half a point behind the winner, was Sebastiano Valtorta and LTA One Chich Melody (OT Taris Melody x Keteer Sugar Chic x Sonitas Sugar Chic), a 7-year-old gelding owned by Giorgio Romanotto, and Nicola Sergio riding Ruf Little Chex (Lil Ruf Trouble x Nu Dynamite Chex x Nu Chex To Cash). Nicola’s 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding is owned by Ferruccio Bucci and was nominated by Luigi Parise.

“This was truly a great event,” said NRHA President, Rick Clark. “It’s my first time in Italy and I cannot but compliment the team that put this event together. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to coming back to Europe to assist this great NRHA owned event.”

For more information and complete results, please visit:  www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com 

Photos are by Andrea Bonaga (for editorial use only)

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Sevenchextocash and Bernard Fonck win the European Open Pre Futurity

2015 NRHA EUROPEAN DERBY & PRE FUTURITY

Sevenchextocash and Bernard Fonck win the European Open Pre Futurity

Bernard Fonck & Sevenchextocash

Bernard Fonck & Sevenchextocash

Manerbio, Saturday 19 – Provided by Simona Diale – The 2015 NRHA(National Reining Horse Association) European Open Pre Futurity was held on Friday morning prior to the much awaited for European Non Pro Derby finals. Draw 9 in a field of 45 horse-rider combinations, Bernard Fonck riding Sevenchextocash for owners 7 Heaven Horses set the pace with a 218. His score held until the very end and along with the gelding by Big Chex To Cash and out of Lil Chic Peppy (Lil Ruf Peppy), he was crowned 2015 NRHA European €1.125-added Pre Futurity Open Level 4 champion.

“I’ve always really liked this horse and today he was simply great,” said the NRHA Million Dollar Rider and multiple NRHA Open World Champion about his mount. “It’s wonderful to see them turn from babies to show horses, and he is truly a show horse!”

The reserve championship went to Pierluigi Fabbri. Riding GFC Surprise For Me (Dualin For Me x ARC Surprise Onstage x Surprise Enterprise), a stallion owned by Piero Pollarini, the Italian professional posted a 216. “I’ve only been riding this horse for a month and he’s always been easy, even though a little green,” he said. “I can’t wait to show him in the IRHA (Italian Reining Horse Association) Futurity, especially after he did so well for me here.”

Andrea Bonadomane & Please Have A King

Andrea Bonadomane & Please Have A King

Winning the €750-added Level 2 championship was Andrea Bonadomane aboard Maurizio Ferrarol’s Please Have A King. The stallion by Let Me Out Please and out of Dry Peppy King (by Salvatus), rode the Italian professional to a 210. “I’ve had this horse in training since January and he truly is an amazing horse and really kind. Because he is so gentle he will probably be shown by Maurizio’s young daughter.”

The reserve championship in the Level 2 went to Italian Alberto Villani riding GD Jacs Remedy 86 (Remins Remedy x Jacs Doceta x International Jac) owned by Nicola Zambaldi. “I broke this gelding last year and this is our second show together,” said the Italian Professional who also broke Bonadomane’s mount. “He’s a really good horse and was very easy to train. I couldn’t be any happier.”

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Anna Lisec and This Wimps So Fly win the 2015 NRHA European Non Pro Derby

2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity

Anna Lisec and This Wimps So Fly win the Non Pro Derby

 Manerbio, September 18 – Provided by Simona Diale

Anna Lisec & This Wimps So Fly

Anna Lisec & This Wimps So Fly

It was truly a special night for Anna Lisec of Austria in Manerbio. The talented young rider took home all four levels of the 2015 edition of the NRHA European Non Pro Derby riding the 5-year-old palomino gelding by Wimpys Little Step and out of Fly Flashy Jac owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel.

Draw 4 in the second section, Lisec set the bar by scoring a 219 and her score remained unbeat until the end: “It was so cool… I can’t tell you how happy I am right now,” she said. “He was just amazing, he was so nice and he listened to me all the way. Not everything perfect, but he was really nice and I’m so thankful to have him.”

This Wimps So Fly, nominated by Melissa Vandorp, has close to $31,400 LTE.

Thanks to the NRHA European Nomination program, the total purse in the 2015 edition of the European Derby increased immensely and paid off €19,000 in the Level 4, €14,220 in the Level 3, €10,000 in the Level 2 and €4,640 in the Level 1.

Susy Baeck & Pop Gun Cash BB

Susy Baeck & Pop Gun Cash BB

Taking the reserve championship in the Level 4 division was Susy Baeck of Belgium and Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck’s Pop Gun Cash BB. Aboard the 7-year-old palomino gelding by Nu Chex To Cash and out of Sugar Pop Gun, Susy scored a 218. The pair had already claimed the European Derby Level 4 Non Pro championship in 2013. “I’m really happy with the way this show went especially because this will be my last run with Popgun Cash,” said Baeck. “I’m little bit disappointed with myself cause I didn’t ride him well to the last stop and that definitely lowered my score. In any case, I am happy with the reserve championship!”

Pop Gun Cash BB boasts close to $47,500 in NRHA competition and was nominated by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck.

Earning the reserve championship in the Level 3, with a 212, was Tullio Mascarello with his Remin Lilly Whiz between the reins. “My horse was great for me tonight and did everything I asked her to,” said the Italian rider about the 4-year-old mare by Remin Whiz and out of Precocious Lil Chic, nominated by Daniele Mascarello. “I’ve had her ever since she was a yearling and my trainer, Beppe Prevosti, prepared her really well for me!”

In the Level 2 and Level 1 divisions, reserve honors went to Marie Baralon and her Chicken Sandwich. The duo scored a 214.5. The young French rider had left her mark at the NRHA European Affiliate Championship, where they took the championship in the Youth 13 & Under title, and represented France at the 2014 WEG in Caen with Ann Sophie Guerriero. The talented 7-year-old mare by Ricochet Rooster and out of Ms Sanditch Whiz was thrilled with her two titles: “I just love my mare who I’ve had since the beginning of this year,” said Marie. “This evening she felt really good and I knew that we could do well, even though you cannot afford to ever be distracted when you’re showing!   I would like to thank my parents for giving me this opportunity and my trainer, Ann Sophie Guerriero, who has always believed in me and my mare.”

The fifth edition of the NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity will come to a close tomorrow. Europe’s most successful Derby, open to 4-5-6 and 7-year-old horses, will offer the NRHA Youth, Limited and Intermediate Open classes as well as the NRHA Non Pro class.

Closing the day will be the NRHA European Open Derby. Log on to www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com for any information you may require. You will also be able to follow the event livestream.

Photos are by Andrea Bonaga (for editorial use only)

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The September Digital Reiner is Ready!

Have you looked at the September Digital Reiner yet? If not, you’re missing out on a lot of exciting information! Competition coverage includes highlights from the 2015 NRHA European Affiliate Championship and show pen happenings at the 2015 Breeders Derby, CSRHA Energy City Classic and Derby and the Minnesota Pink Slid’in.

The NRHA Reiner went out to find you the best trailer accessories to have handy when on the road or at a show but we didn’t stop there. Also covered in the September issue is Fall Horse Fashions; making the best of bad weather.

And who can forget America’s Sweetheart, This Whiz Shines or better known as “Smokey.” Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah’s escort captured the hearts of America with his dashing looks and calm attitude.

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Anna Lisec and Gotalotta Cash sweep the European Non Pro Pre Futurity

2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity

Anna Lisec & Gotalotta Cash

Anna Lisec and Gotalotta Cash sweep the European Non Pro Pre Futurity

September 16, Manerbio – Provided by Simona Diale – The first champions were crowned today in Manerbio, Italy, following the NRHA European Non Pro Pre Futurity.

Held during the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) European Derby, the Non Pro Pre Futurity, open to 3-year-old horses, saw Anna Lisec and Gotalotta Cash, owned by Sabine Lisec, take top honors in both the Level 4 and Level 2 divisions. Aboard the pretty mare by Big Chex To Cash and out of Gotta Lotta Grace (by Topsail Whiz), the young Austrian rider posted a 210. “I truly and honestly did not expect to win so this is twice as special,” said Anna. “Especially sweet is the fact that we’ve had her ever since she was 2. My step-father, Chuck Klipfel, rode her and the reins passed on to me in June this year. I’ve been riding and training her since, so I’m pretty proud of her!”

Manuel Bonzano & Dealin The Cash

The reserve championship in the Level 4, a half a point behind the winners, went to Italy’s Manuel Bonzano and Dealin The Cash – yet another mare by Big Chex To Cash, but out of Raise The Dealer (by Dealin Dirty), owned by 23 QH Azienda Agricola S.S and bred by Manuel Bonzano. “This is the very first show for my mare and I’m really happy with the way she went and with the result,” said the past NRHA Non Pro World Champion.

In the Level 2 division taking the co-reserve championship was Fabio Colantoni with BF Feona In Whiz (RS Great Jac Feona x Pretty Bubbles Whiz x Topsail Whiz) and Davina Perini riding her Dualina Hope (Dualin For Me x Hope And Surprise x ARC Sparkle Surprise). Both scored a 208.


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Fabio Colantoni & BF Feona In Whiz (left), Davina Perini & Dualina Hope (right)

The NRHA European Level 4 & 2 Open Pre Futurity will be held on Friday18.

Open & Non Pro Derby Finalists are determined

Opening the third day of competition were the Non Pro and Open Consolation runs. The following horse-rider combinations will join the Open finalists following the Consolation run:

Consolation Derby Ltd Open Level 1

1 345 DF FIRE FOX PRIDE ANTONIO FIORENTINO ITA DOMENICO FIORENTINO S QH 7 206.0

2 257 JUNIOR NICS FRANCESCO FABBRI ITA FRANCESCA SIMI G QH 5 202.5

Consolation Derby Ltd Open Level 2

1 347 SPAT SAILOR LENA MARKUS SCHOPFER ITA JEANNETTE KRAEHENBUEHL S QH 6 212.5

2 276 LTA ONE CHICH MELODY SEBASTIANO VALTORTA ITA GIORGIO ROMANOTTO G QH 7 208.0

Consolation Derby Int Open Level 3

1 330 ULTRA SPOOKIN MANUEL CORTESI ITA KATE SZUMANSKA M QH 5 218.5

2 110 SMART WHIZ DELMASO FRANCESCO BARBAGLI ITA STEFANO SCARDINA S QH 7 216.5

Consolation Derby Open Level 4

 1 189 WHIZASUNNYSAILOR BB CIRA BAECK BEL RUEDIGER DIEDENHOFEN S QH 7 221.5

2 210 MADE IN WALLA CODY SAPERGIA CAN SABINE LISEC CHUCK KLIPFEL G QH 4 219.0

3 160 JAC WHIZ FABIEN BOIRON FRA PHILIPPE CASTEL G QH 6 218.0

 

The following horse-rider combinations will join the Non Pro finalists following the Consolation run:

Consolation Derby Ltd Non Pro Level 1

1 187 CJ WHIZ BO BRUTSAERT BEL KOEN BRUTSAERT S QH 6 215.0

2 282 READY TO SPOOK ALESSIA SIMONCINI ITA ALESSIA SIMONCINI M QH 6 213.5

3 206 REMIN LILLY WHIZ TULLIO MASCARELLO ITA TULLIO MASCARELLO S QH 4 212.5

3 115 FROZEN TROPICAL MINOU GEURTS NED MINOU GEURTS G QH 7 212.5

Consolation Derby Ltd Non Pro Level 2

1 187 CJ WHIZ BO BRUTSAERT BEL KOEN BRUTSAERT S QH 6 215.0

2 206 REMIN LILLY WHIZ TULLIO MASCARELLO ITA TULLIO MASCARELLO S QH 4 212.5

2 115 FROZEN TROPICAL MINOU GEURTS NED MINOU GEURTS G QH 7 212.5

Consolation Derby Int Non Pro Level 3

1 187 CJ WHIZ BO BRUTSAERT BEL KOEN BRUTSAERT S QH 6 215.0

2 206 REMIN LILLY WHIZ TULLIO MASCARELLO ITA TULLIO MASCARELLO S QH 4 212.5

2 115 FROZEN TROPICAL MINOU GEURTS NED MINOU GEURTS G QH 7 212.5

Consolation Derby Non Pro Level 4

1 187 CJ WHIZ BO BRUTSAERT BEL KOEN BRUTSAERT S QH 6 215.0

2 228 JAC LITTLE STEP ANDREA BIANCHINI ITA ANDREA BIANCHINI G QH 4 212.0

 

For further information, log on to www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com

 

Photos are by Andrea Bonaga (for editorial use only)

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2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity Day Two

2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity Day Two

Gina Schumacher & Gotta Nifty Gun

Gina Schumacher & Gotta Nifty Gun

Manerbio, September 14 – Provided by Simona Diale – The fifth edition of the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) European Derby & Pre Futurity went into the second day of competition today. Making their way in the Palasturla arena today were 80 horse-rider combinations entered in the €37,000-added Non Pro European Derby.

Open to 4-7 year old horses, the European Derby is run in a qualifying go-round and clean-slate finals. All 4-6 year old horses must be nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program.

Laura Dalla Gassa & MR Sailin Gas

Laura Dalla Gassa & MR Sailin Gas

Go-round leaders in the four divisions:

Gina Schumacher and Gotta Nifty Gun scored a 218 to lead the Level 4 division. The 5-year-old Quarter Horse stallion by Dun It Gotta Gun and out of Custom Nifty Nic (by Custom Crome) is owned by Chanay Sky Management. Posting the second highest score, a 215, was Great Britain’s Francesca Sternberg aboard her 7-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, Ten Reasons (Hangten Surprize x Hotrodding Catalyst x Taris Catalyst).

Marie Baralon & Chicken Sandwich

Marie Baralon & Chicken Sandwich

Leading the Level 3 division is Italy’s Laura Dalla Gassa riding Diego Dalla Gassa’s 6-year-old Quarter Horse Stallion, MR Sailin Gas (Sailin Ruf x Covert Enterprise x Be Aech Enterprise). The duo scored a 213.5 which also put them in the lead in the level 2 division along with 15-year-old Marie Baralon of France and her 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare, Chicken Sandwich (Ricochet Rooster x Sanditch Whiz x Topsail Whiz). Marie and her mount also lead the level 1 division.

Facts and figures:

Non Pro level 4: 45 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 12 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 2 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 207.5.

Non Pro level 3: 52 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 15 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The top 3 scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 207.

Non Pro level 2: 67 entries. Top 20 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 15 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 3 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 207.

Non Pro level 1: 52 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 15 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 2 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 207.

On Wednesday morning, Open and Non Pro Derby riders who did not qualify for the finals may still have a chance to join the finalists through the Consolation run.

Closing the day will be the NRHA European Non Pro Pre Futurity Level 2 and 4.

Follow the action live:

Reining enthusiasts world-wide may follow the fifth edition of the NRHA European Derby livestream and livescore. Log on to the www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com website and follow the links!

For further information: www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com

Photos are by Andrea Bonaga (for editorial use only)

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2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity Day One

2015 NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity Day One

Fonck and Masi de Vargas tie to lead the Level 4 Open Derby qualifier

Bernard Fonck & Smart N Sparkin

Bernard Fonck & Smart N Sparkin

Manerbio, September 14 – Provided by Simona Diale – The NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) European Derby & Pre Futurity officially started today at the Palasturla facility in Manerbio, Italy.  A clean-slate finals included 94 entries in the €87,500-added Open Derby.

Tying to lead the go-round with a 219 were NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck aboard Smart N Sparkin and Giovanni Masi de Vargas riding Dance Little Spook. Bernard and his mount, owned by Seven Heaven Reining Horses, had already claimed the European Derby Open Level 4 championship in 2013. Giovanni and his ride, owned by Quarter Dream, a little less than a month ago were on the Italian gold medal team at the FEI European Reining Championship in Aachen, Germany. The duo also went on to win the individual gold!

Giovanni Masi de Vargas & Dance Little Spook

Giovanni Masi de Vargas & Dance Little Spook

Yet another young Italian rider, Manuel Cortesi, took the lead in both the Level 3 and 2 divisions. Cortesi, riding Paolo Muccini’s MP Gun It To Go Mars, scored a 217. Two riders posted a 214.5 to lead the Level 2 division: Nicola Sergio riding Ferruccio Bucci’s Ruf Little Chex and Francesco Fabbri riding his own Frizzys Blue.

Open to 4-5-6 and 7-year old horses, the European Derby is run in a qualifying go-round and clean-slate finals. All 4-5 and 6-year-old horses must be nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program. The second day of competition will host the Non Pro European Derby qualifying go-round.

Facts and figures:

Open level 4: 53 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 15 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The top 3 scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 215.5.

Open level 3: 43 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 11 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 2 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 210.

Open level 2: 49 entries. Top 15 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 14 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 2 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 207.

Open level 1: 27 entries. Top 11 scores plus ties advance to the finals. The next 6 scores plus ties show in the Consolation. The 2 top scores plus ties from the Consolation will join the finalists. The ‘bubble score’ was a 206.

Follow the action live:

Reining enthusiasts world-wide may follow the fifth edition of the NRHA European Derby livestream and livescore. Log on to the www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com website and follow the links!

For further information: www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com

Photos are by Andrea Bonaga (for editorial use only) 

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Schmersal Ranch and Silver Spurs Equine Partner On The Stallion Pale Face Dunnit

SCHMERSAL RANCH AND SILVER SPURS EQUINE PARTNER ON THE STALLION PALE FACE DUNNIT

September 14, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ: Craig and Schmersal LogoGinger Schmersal are excited to announce the partnership of their stallion Pale Face Dunnit (Gold Digger) with Silver Spurs Equine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pale Face Dunnit will now stand in Scottsdale, Arizona at Stallion City USA. “We have had plenty of opportunities to sell Gold Digger over the years, we chose not to because we truly believe in this stallion and his offspring. His first couple of foals are showing now and have been money earners each time out. When we moved our training business to Arizona last fall we felt we had left a major component behind in Oklahoma when we left Pale Face there. We were comfortable knowing Dr Troop would take the best care of him and our mares.

SScity_USAwhiteWhen Michael Miola approached me about partnering with him we felt having him here in Arizona would allow us to continue to ride him on the off season and more importantly be more involved in the day to day operations of his breeding career. Craig and I are very excited to have Mike and Michelle as partners. They are very generous sponsors to the sport of reining. Having Pale Face Dunnit stand at Stallion City USA allows him to be in the company he deserves, he is among his peers. When people shop for a stallion this is more than likely where they are going to go. We are excited to have him join several other stallions that we trained Boom Shernic, Mister Montana Nic and What It Takes. We will enjoy being able to see these exceptional athletes daily.

CraigandGoldDiggerSays Michael Miola of Silver Spurs Equine, “Michelle and I are proud to partner with our longtime friends Craig and Ginger Schmersal to stand this magnificent stallion. Standing Gold Digger further demonstrates our continuing commitment to the reining industry to provide the best stallions at the best prices.”

To celebrate the arrival of Pale Face Dunit to Stallion City USA we are pleased to announce that he will participate in Silver Spurs Equine’s early booking discount program. For the first 75 mares booked to Pale Face Dunnit his regular breeding fee of $2,300 will be discounted to only $1,500 which includes a free breeding to any of Silver Spurs junior stallions and all the other benefits that come with breeding at Silver Spurs. We are also pleased to announce that all breeder’s that have bred to Pale Face Dunnit in past breeding seasons will receive an additional $100 discount to welcome them to Silver Spurs Equine – Stallion City USA.

For more information contact Ginger Schmersal at (580) 222-9561 or Michael Miola at (480) 563-1966 x 3

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Good News for the Big Bob Classic!

Oklahoma City, Okla., September 10, 2015 - Due to an isolated technical glitch, it was found that the Big Bob Classic, hosted by NRHA Corporate Partner Santa Hill Ranch, was not listed as a Top Ten event.  This is untrue and the glitch has been fixed.  Competitors vying for Top Ten awards can rest assured that the Big Bob Classic event is in fact Top Ten eligible.

NRHA apologizes for this error and is steadfast at maintaining the accuracy of its data integrity to prevent errors like this in the future.

For information about this event and to enter, please contact the show directly.  More information is available at santahillranch.com/BigBobClassic.html

Have a great rest of your week and safe travels if you plan to attend this event in New York.

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