The Numbers of the 2014 NRHA European Futurity

2014 NRHA European Futurity ~ Kreuth, March 30 – April 2014

By Simona Diale – Over 250 horses are expected to make their way to Kreuth, Germany, where the sixth edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity will be held. Open to 4-year-old horses, nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program, both the Open Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity are run in a qualifying go-round and a final.  To date, more than 150 horses are entered in the Futurity.  A full-slate of NRHA approved classes will also be offered including a €10.000-added Open and Arcese €5,000-added Non Pro.

Riders representing fifteen nations (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, USA) will be leaving their mark in the beautiful Ostbayernhalle arena, from the grass root level to the elite level.

The Futurity:

The NRHA European Open Futurity will feature the  €92.000-added L 4, the €35.000-added L 3, the €15.000-added or more  L 2 and the €7.500-added or more L 1.  Once again, listed among the entries, are riders that have their names written in the NRHA history books having reached the million dollar milestone:Latimer WEB

– NRHA Million Dollar Rider Duane Latimer from the USA is a multiple AQHA World Champion, an Individual Gold Medalist and Individual Bronze Medalist as well as Team Canada Silver medalist at the FEI World Equestrian Games, an NRHA Futurity Winner, a 2-time NRHA Derby Winner and NRBC Champion.  Latimer will be coming to Kreuth to show Luga Quarter Horses’ Gotta Nifty Gun.  In the very first edition of the NRHA European Futurity, Duane had sfw-Bernard-Fonck-Sail-On-Top-Whizard-BNG_3393sridden Luga Quarter Horses’ Spark N Whiz to the L 4 Open Reserve Championship

– NRHA Million Dollar Rider and multiple NRHA Open World Champion Bernard Fonck of Belgium, now based in Italy, won the first edition of the NRHA European Futurity aboard Sail On Top Whizard (owned by Dany and Mireille Cerato). Fonck will ride back to vy for the title215	Finest Copyshot and Rudi Kronsteiner WEB

– NRHA Million Dollar Rider and past NRHA Open World Champion, Rudi Kronsteiner of Germany, a two-time winner of the NRHA European Futurity, in 2010 aboard Kaystein and in 2011 aboard Finest Copyshot. Rudi will also be back

– In 2012 Morey Fisk won the L 4 Open Championship riding Chic Dreamn Whizard.  Last year he did it again aboard Shiners Morey Fisk - Shiners Party Dress BNG_3771 smParty Dress.  This year the Canadian professional based in France will return to defend the title.

Champions will be coming back to the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity that offers the €36.000-added L 4, the €11.000-added or more L 3, the €6.400 or more L 2 and the €3.200 or more L 1.  A full-slate of NRHA ancillary classes also will be offered.  Among these, the Roleski €10.000-added Open and the Arcese €5.000-added Non Pro.

Two-time NRHA Non Pro World Champion and 2012 NRHA European Futurity L 4 Non Pro co-champion Manuel Bonzano will be back in the pen along with 2012 European Futurity Non Pro L 4 co-champion and 2013 European Derby L 4 Non Pro Champion, Susy Baeck.  Joining the past champions are past NRHA Non Pro World Champions Claudio Risso and Non Pro reserve World Champion Tina Kuenstner-Mantl.  Risso, winner of the very first NRHA European Futurity Non Pro, took the L 4 Non Pro futurity championship last year and Tina claimed reserve honors. Piet Metsdagh of Belgium joined the NRHA World Champions honor roll after taking the reserve non pro title last year.  Piet will also be showing in the Non Pro Futurity in this edition.

Offering the highest added money outside the U.S., the NRHA European Futurity will give more talented reiners the chance of  having their name written next to one of NRHA’s most prestigious titles.

The Ancillary Classes:

Once again the full-slate of ancillary classes held during the European Futurity will thrill the crowds.  High level of competition and the best horse rider-combinations will be shown in the €10.000-added Open which to date counts over 30 entries.  The Arcese €5,000-added Non Pro counts 26 entries and lists the best of Europe’s non professional riders.

Visit nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com for all the latest news and updates.

 

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Renew Your Membership Online Today

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is thrilled to unveil online renewals for previous NRHA members!

REWEW ss42-fbHow to renew online:

  1. Log on to the NRHA Members Only section with your NRHA ID and PIN. The log in area is located in the top right corner of nrha.com.
  2. Click on “Renew Membership” at the top of the screen, next to your name.
  3. Supply information as requested to complete the process.

Great benefits of renewing online:

  1. No rush fee
  2. No confirmation fee
  3. Instant access to Members Only contents
  4. Email confirmation to take to the show
  5. Can make donations to the Reining Horse Sports Foundation
  6. Can upgrade NRHA Reiner magazine subscription

The renewal wizard is optimized for desktops and laptops. Compatibility for mobile devices and tablets will be coming soon.

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NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction

2014 NRHA European Futurity – Kreuth, March 30 – April 5

Stallions At The Bar and The NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction

From Simona Diale and Barbara Liese – The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity will not only be the show case for the best 4-year-old horses in Europe as well as the best professional and non professional riders on the Reining stage.  In Kreuth, the event also will showcase and present some of the best worldwide sires thanks to the Stallions At The Bar and the NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction!

The Stallions At The Bar

Ten impressive stallions will be promoted at the Stallions At The Bar.  For each stallion, a ‘custom made’ cocktail will be on the list at the Bar which will be overlooking the Ostabayernhalle Arena.  We are proud to present these sires which have all left their mark both in the pen and as producers:

  • Colonels Shining Gun – By Gunner and out of Shining Little Peach, Colonels Shining Gun is owned by Katarzyna Roleski of Poland – www.roleskiranch.com
  • Dreams And Prizes – By Magnum Chic Dream and out of Freckles Prize, Dreams And Prizes is owned by  Manfred and Ulrike Frey of Germany – www.dreamsandprizes.de
  • Great Sun Burst – By Einstein and out of  Docs Sun Burst, Great Sun Burst is owned by Manuel Bonzano of Italy – www.23quarterhorses.com
  • Gunners Enterprise – By Gunner and out of My Royal Enterprise, Gunners Enterprise is owned by Corinna Schumacher of Switzerland – www.cs-ranch.eu
  • Heza Sure Whiz – By Topsail Whiz and out of Im Not Blonde, Heza Sure Whiz is owned by Jac Point Quarter Horses of Austria – www.jac-point.com
  • Master Snapper – By Snapper Cal Bar and out of Colonel Mistress, Master Snapper is owned by Impresa Agricola Cuoghi of Italy – www.mastersnapper.com
  • Peek A Boom – By Boomernic and out of The Great Escape, Peek A Boom is owned by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck of Belgium -   www.eifelgoldranch.be
  • Sharp Dressed Shiner – By Shining Spark and out of Smartly Dressed, Sharp Dressed Shiner is owned by La Mesa  Performance Horses of Germany – www.lamesahorses.de
  • Smart Spook –  By Smart Chic Olena and out of Sugarplum Spook, Smart Spook is owned by Rosanne Sternberg, USA – www.smartspook.com
  • Whizasunnysailor BB – By Topsail Whiz and out of Walla Walla Sunshine, Whizasunnysailor BB is owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen of Germany –  www.eifelgoldranch.be

The NRHA European Futurity Online Stallion Auction

On March 10 the NRHA European Futurity Online Stallion Auction will be open to bids.  Stallion owners world wide have generously donated a breeding to their stallions.  Take a look at those sires whose breedings you will be able to make your bids on by logging on to:   http://www.gpc-rp.ch/auktion/

How it works

Close to 40 stallion owners world-wide have generously donated a breeding of their sires to the NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction.  Interest is high amongst breeders and mare owners and in order to bid, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Log on to the www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com home page and click on the ‘Stallion’ link to ‘Stallion Auction’
  • Log on to the NRHA European Stallion Auction page http://gpc-rp.ch/auktion/
  • Create an account under the ‘Log In Form’ on the home page.  Once you have correctly filled in the form and clicked ‘Register’ you will receive an email from stallion-auction@gpc-rp.ch (check your spam folder) confirming that you are registered and that you may now log on with the username and password you registered with
  • You may now bid! Confirmation of your bids will also be sent to your email address

All the best of luck with your NRHA European Futurity Stallion Auction babies, thank you stallion owners!

If you would like to donate a breeding, please do so before March 7 by contacting Simona Diale:  simonadiale@gmail.com.

 

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Senior Horses Now Eligible for ColiCare

Exciting Improvements with the Same Great Coverage
 
From SmartPak (Emily Joyce) – The ColiCare colic surgery reimbursement program just got even better! NRHA Corporate Partner SmartPak announces it has taken another step in helping to keep horses of all ages healthy by removing the upper age limit on the ColiCare eligibility requirements.

SmartPak LogoNew for 2014, the removal of the upper age limit means that senior horses over the age of 25 are no longer excluded from ColiCare. The ColiCare program now offers the same great benefits, including up to $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement coverage, for life!

“We are very excited about this improvement to the ColiCare program and we hope our customers are too,” said Jessica Normand, SmartPak’s Senior Director of SmartSupplements. “Rest assured there have been no changes to the outstanding program benefits – we simply removed the upper age limit! With this adjustment we look forward to many more years of helping owners keep their horses healthy with all of the support that comes with ColiCare.”

ColiCare is open to horses that are fed SmartDigest® Ultra in SmartPaks™. SmartDigest Ultra is specially designed to help horses manage digestive stress caused by hay fluctuations, training, travel and more. This innovative formula provides high levels of clinically studied ingredients, including prebiotics, yeast and enzymes, to help keep the digestive tract healthy and balanced. SmartDigest Ultra provides unparalleled GI protection for every horse, from the high level performance horse to the retiree and everything in between.

Horses enrolled in the ColiCare program are required to participate in a veterinarian-directed wellness program. These program requirements include annual vaccinations administered by a veterinarian, annual physical and dental exams performed by a veterinarian, and a veterinarian-directed deworming program that includes at least one fecal test and two deworming administrations per year.

To be eligible for ColiCare, the horse must be at least 5 months old and weaned, reside in the U.S., and may not have had previous colic surgery, a history of chronic colic, or an incidence of colic in the past twelve months. To learn more about the program details you can visit online at www.SmartPak.com/ColiCare or by calling 1-888-752-5171.

About SmartPak
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum award as well as an “Excellent” rating from STELLAService. An eight-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.

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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The March Digital Reiner is Ready!

 

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This issue is full of articles ranging from detailed profiles of Brent Loseke and Kenny Corder to reviewing the top NRHA approved shows for 2013 and everything in between. Want to know about the 2013 Open World and Reserve Champions and how they made their way to the top? Be sure to look at their stories as motivation for your next title run.

Enjoy!

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Platinum Sponsors – NRHA European Futurity

2014 NRHA EUROPEAN FUTURITY & NRHA SHOW ~ March 30 – April 5, Kreuth, Germany

By Simona Diale & Babara Liese – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity & NRHA Show showcases Europe’s best 4-year-old reining horses as well as a full-slate of NRHA approved ancillary classes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, our event gets better and bigger every year and in this 2014 edition we are proud to announce and introduce our Platinum Sponsors.

Our Platinum Sponsors

The Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck is a family operation and their goal, for the past 28 years, has been that of breeding the best horses.   The ranch is home to the Baeck owned stallions Little Gump (Haidas Little Pep x Little Marmoset), Peek A Boom (Boomernic x The Great Escape) and Don Quixote Escapes (Okie Paul Quixote x The Great Escape).   Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck is a European-approved freezing center and Eifel Gold Breeding Station manages the semen at the farm, cooled or frozen and ships throughout Europe.  Running the facility are NRHA Professional and past Non Pro World Champion Cira Baeck, resident trainer who boasts over $567,000 in NRHA competition, and her sister Susy, an active and successful non pro reiner.

Owned by Ute and Gerd Willhelm, La Mesa Performance Horses is a lovely state of the art reining training, breeding and sales facility offering all-around top services.  Home to seven head of top broodmares, including Smart Chiclet (Smart Chic Olena x Doc Jessica James) with produce earnings surpassing $150,000 in NRHA and NCHA competition. The ranch also stands two impressive stallions:   Shiners Vintage (Shining Spark x Taris Vintage) a proven Superior Reining stallion and Sharp Dressed Shiner (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed) a 2013 AQHA European Champion Reining, Open Futurity and Open Derby Finalist. La Mesa Performance Horses is specialized in breeding and training talented and good minded prospects. Gerd loves breeding and raising the young horses and Ute actively rides and shows their horses in NRHA competition. Ute and Gerd have been very much involved in the organization of the NRHA European Futurity since its inception and have been proud sponsors since its debut edition in 2009.

Set in the heart of Europe, beautiful Jac Point Quarter Horses facility is dedicated to the breeding and training of reining horses.  Home of NRHA Non Pro World Reserve Champion,  Heza Sure Whiz (Topsail Cody x Jeanie Whiz Bar), a stallion who boasts over $113,000 in lte, Jacpoint QH is run by one of Europe’s top NRHA non pro contenders Tina Kuenstner-Mantl and her husband Klaus. Head trainer for the Austrian facility is NRHA Profesisonal Cody Sapergia.  The Canadian rider, with earnings close to the NRHA million dollar mark,  closed the year 2013 by riding yet another Jac Point owned horse, Nu Chexomatic, to the NRHA Open World Championship.

Hans-Jurgen and Nicole Gomeier, owners of Gomeier’s World Of Saddles, have been actively supporting and sponsoring the NRHA European Futurity since the very first edition.  Their western store, also available online, offers a wide variety of high-class western apparel and tack and is specialized in custom made grand quality saddles.  Their son, Max, is an active and successful  youth and non pro reiner who has been showing in NRHA competition since 2009.  ‘Always there for you and on the road’ is the Gomeier team’s motto and once again this year Gomeier and their wide variety of products and saddles will be there for you in Kreuth.

For the third year running, one of Germany’s best western stores, Lope In, will be sponsoring the European Futurity.  Owners Birgit and Markus Nuyken offer everything from show outfit to every day needs for both the horses and the riders.  Reiners and reining enthusiasts will have a chance of viewing the wide variety offered by the highly equipped western store Lope In at their booth in Kreuth. Also offered by our Platinum Sponsor you will find specialized horse feed, stable equipment and pasture requirements.  A solution for all your needs!

  • Roleski Ranch  (www.roleskiranch.com)

Roleski Company, well known for its products internationally,  is the owner of the Roleski Ranch. Located approximately 90 km East of Cracow, the Ranch was founded and built by owner Marek Roleski and gained international recognition by hosting prestigious events such as the Roleski 4 Spin circuit and the Polish NRHA Futurity.  Today the Ranch is a full-time first class breeding and training facility run with passion by Katarzyna Roleska and is home of the stallions Colonels Shining Gun (Gunner x Shining Little Peach) , Lean With Hollywood (Lean With Me x Cee Miss Hollywood) and Miles O Rima (Jac O Rima x WH Jills Peppy).   Along side these Sires is a select group of brood mares.

Bob’s Custom Saddles is the “Official Saddle of NRHA.” Bob’s Custom Saddles are made from the highest-quality materials available to provide a top of the line saddle that lasts for years.  Bob’s has proudly been making Trophy Saddles and other trophy tack for associations and clubs for years. ‘Reward your winners with a great saddle — one they will enjoy and use for years to come’ is Bob’s Saddles motto.  Each NRHA European Futurity Open and Non Pro Champion, in all four levels, will be awarded with one of the western world’s best saddle ever!

Located in Princeton, Kentucky, Darling 888 Ranch has undergone significant renovations and upgrades since being purchased by Rick and Cheri Darling in September 2010.  An NRHA Corporate Partner, the ranch is a full-service reining facility offering training, breeding, sales and equine sports medicine.

Trainers and staff are from the top of the industry and have relocated to Western Kentucky to help build a world class reining operation. The ranch assists in finding the highest caliber horses for the ranch and their clients and is specialized in NRHA Category 2 horses.  Located on over 220 acres of plush pastures it includes a state-of-the-art training barn, indoor arena, outdoor track, heated foaling stalls, mare motel, stallion barn and a brand new equine sports medicine clinic.

Supporting the NRHA European Futurity since 2009, as well as many other events, is proof of the extraordinary popularity of Old Sorrel products.  In 1999 the name of the exceptional stallion “OLD SORREL”, one of the most important sires of today’s modern Quarter horses, became the eponym for the clothing brand for western riders “OS – Western Sports Apparel” – which stands for superior quality, modern colors and trendy design from skilled experts “Made in Europe.”  The founders of this label are grounded in the western riding sport, grew up with horses and are today still deeply rooted in the riding and breeding of quarter horses.  The love and passion for the quarter horse were the base for this authentic clothing brand for western riders which has become known and valued for its originality far beyond Europe.  Today, nearing its fourteenth birthday, the “OS – Western Sports Apparel” (OSWSA) brand has become a constant in the western riding sport and is now also shipped to the great homeland of cowboying, the USA and Canada.

Dreams And Prizes (Smart Chic O Lena x Sailin Barbee by Topsail Cody) is an 8-year-old stallion owned by Ulrike and Manfred Frey.  As a 2-year-old, carefully chosen and purchased for his pedigree and conformation by the Frey’s – both active NRHA non pro competitors – he was shipped to Germany where he was broke and trained by Sylvia Rzepka and Vern Sapergia.  Vern and Sylvia went on to showing him successfully bringing his lifetime earnings close to the $40,000 mark.  The husband and wife team own the beautiful Kingsmoor QH ranch set on the outskirts of Augsburg.  Once again ‘Frey Landmetzgerei’ and catering are proud sponsors of the NRHA European Futurity Draw Party.

Helena and Pietro Marseglia worked hard in getting together the horse power behind Quarter Dream Ranch.  Located in Ostuni, Italy, Quarter Dream specializes in reining, cutting and working cow horses.  The goal of Helena and Pietro is that of producing champions and the quality of broodmares that reside in the beautiful ranch is truly second to none and lists:  Solanos Starlight (by Solanos Starlight), Whiz N Feet (by Topsail Whiz), Shine Like A Babe (by Shining Spark), One Gun Chick (by One Gun), Arc Miss Marty Pants (full sister to Smart Chic Olena), Gunna Be Majestic (by Gunner), Dance Little Spook (by Smart Spook), Harry Little Quarry (by Surprise Enterprise) and Miss Tori Snap (by Snapper Cal Bar).

For information, visit www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

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Our Loss – John Lewis

John S. Lewis of Hampshire, Ill., 58, died peacefully, February 26 2014 at his home. A celebration of John’s life will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home (10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, Ill.) with a time of sharing at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s Dale Wilkinson Memorial Crisis Fund (3000 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or 405-946-7400 X 125).

John was born October 31, 1959 in Chicago, the son of Glenn and Dawn Lewis. He married Susan K. Anthony on April 6, 1991. John’s hallmark quality was his commitment to a job well done. He took great pride in his horse farm, Creekside Quarter Horses. Often as you drove into the farm with the manicured lawn and three board white fence you would see him hard at work. He was a member of the NRHA and had a great love of horses.
He was liked and respected by everyone in the circuit board business. His hard work and dedication were apparent in his 34 years.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, brother, Chuck Lewis, Sisters, Tammy (George) Weber, and Holly (Robert) Rice. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Glen, Lindsey, Rebecca, Sean, Emily, Allison, Tracie and Andrew.

For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.

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Our Loss – Boomernic

boomernic2This past weekend, NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and NRHA Million Dollar Sire Boomernic sadly passed away.

Friday night owners Michael and Michelle Miola of Silver Spurs Equine expressed their sadness, “It is with a very heavy heart that I write this, I cannot even see straight through my tears. Our beloved and precious Boomernic died in surgery today attempting to remove a stone that had traveled and ruptured his small intestine. Our website has gone dark as we morn the passing of our best friend.”

Boomernic had NRHA lifetime earnings of $110,000 and was the 1992 NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champion.

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No Change of Plans for Gordyville Event

For those looking to attend the upcoming NRHA-approved reining in Gordyville, Illinois, there’s no need to make other plans. The event still is scheduled to be held, according to Show Manager Rick Ramsey.

The event is slated for March 13-16 and includes the Wimpys Little Step Derby, Spooks Gotta Whiz 7 & Up, Gordyville Breeders Cup and Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association Reining Stakes.

For more details, visit the NRHA Approved Shows List at nrha.com.

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Thank You to NRHA European Futurity Premium Sponsors

Proudly Presenting our Premium Sponsors:

Arcese Quarter Horses, CS Ranch and 23 Quarter Horses

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By Simona Diale – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity is proud to present the 2014 Premium Sponsors: Arcese Quarter Horses, CS Ranch and 23 Quarter Horses.

Arcese Quarter Horses is a name that has left its mark on the international reining stage and in particular in the history of the European Futurity. NRHA Hall of Famer, Eleuterio Arcese,  has been a keen supporter of the prestigious European event since its inception.  Arcese owned horses have won many a prestigious title world-wide and recently Arcese Quarter Horses USA became the very first NRHA Two Million Dollar Owner.  On top of owning the NRHA Hall of Fame leading money-earning mare, Wimpys Little Chic, Arcese Quarter Horses own and stand the 2009 NRHA Open Futurity Champion,  Gunnatrashya, and the 2007 NRHA Open Derby Champion, Walla Walla Whiz, at Oswood Farm in Weatherford, Texas.

The CS Ranch based in Givrins, Switzerland, has been a sponsor of the NRHA European Futurity since 2010. The Swiss breeding and training facility has not only gained international recognition for the achievements earned in the show pen, it has also proven to be a great location for hosting shows such as the SVAG CS Classic and the NRHA European Affiliate Championship. The ranch stands the stallions RS Fondadores Olena, Sparkin Tinsel, Nimble Star Wars and Gunners Enterprise. In 2012, the CS Ranch USA opened their doors in Gordonville, Texas, with two-time NRHA Open World Champion, Martin Larcombe, as head trainer.  Martin’s sister, Shauna Larcombe, is head trainer at the Swiss facility since 2007 and is a successful competitor. The Australian trainer has also led her Non Pro riders, Corinna Schumacher and Gina Maria,  to many a prestigious European title and to the NRHA Non Pro Futurity finals in the U.S.

23 Quarter Horses is based in Italy and was a much welcomed Premium Sponsor in 2012. The ‘23’ facility is owned by two-time NRHA Non Pro World Champion, Manuel Bonzano, who is also one of Europe’s leading non pros and  horse owners. 23 Quarter Horses is a full-time training and breeding facility and is host to the yearly ’23 Classic’ NRHA Show.  It is also the home of the stallions Ricochet Rooster  and of the two time NRHA Open World Champion and two-time Non Pro World Champion, Great Sun Burst.  Head trainers of the 23 Quarter Horses are multiple NRHA Open World Champion and NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck and his wife, past NRHA Open World Champion, Ann Poels-Fonck.  The husband and wife team have won close to every special event offered in Europe and were both on the Silver Medal winning Team in the past edition of the Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Open to four-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program and run in a go-round format and clean-slate finals, the 2014 NRHA European Futurity & NRHA Show will start on March 30  with the first section of the NRHA Open Futurity qualifying go-round.  The KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity finals are scheduled for Friday 4 April,  and on Saturday 5, the NRHA European Open Futurity finals will close the prestigious event.  During the week, a  full-slate of NRHA ancillary classes will be offered, including the € 10,000-added NRHA Open Lawson Bronze Trophy and the € 5,000-added NRHA Non Pro Trophy.

For further information please log on to the official website:   www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

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