Cody Sapergia & Made In Walla
After taking the lead in the first go round (219), NRHA Million Dollar Rider Cody Sapergia and Made In Walla (Walla Walla Whiz x Hollywood Made) also dominated the second go – this time with an even better run scoring a 220.5. “Cody did an excellent job showing Wally,“ said owner Sabine Lisec. „And the buckskin is a real exceptional horse, he is getting better and better with each run. Wally has got a lot of basic energy, great maneuvres and a fine mind.“
The 4-year-old AQHA gelding Made In Walla was bred by Ambrosini QH and is owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel (KL Performance Horses). They bought the horse as a 3-year-old in Italy. 2007 Canadian Trainer of the Year Cody Sapergia rode him to the 2015 NRHA European Futurity Championship Open L4 after winning the go round. KL Performance Horses from Austria stood the 2014 NRHA Breeders Futurity Champion Tari Whizin – also shown by Cody Sapergia.
Grischa Ludwig and Matthias Schneeberger‘s Spark N Crome (Custom Crome x Spark N Pretty) place second after the go-rounds. The AQHA stallion bred by Sandra Friesenbiller tied for second place in the first go round with Ann Fonck Poels aboard the AQHA mare Spook N Perla (Smart Spook x Shine On Ruff), bred and owned by Golden Paint Ranch (217 each). In the second go round FEI EC-Silver Medal Winner and WEG Fifth Grischa Ludwig scored a 220 placing second.
Steve Ouellet and Steadynest Dude take lead in Ltd. Bit Open
In the Ltd. Open, Steve Ouellet and Steadynest Dude (Steadys Dude x Finest Chicolena) took the lead after winning both go-rounds. The stallion bred by Roberto Prevosti and owned by Matteo Benedusi , scored a 216 in the first and a 217.5 in the second go round. Oliver Stein and Miss Spoody (Smart Spook x Roosters Melodymaker) follow on second place in total ranking. The mare bred by Braam Quarter Horses and owned by Leah Backhaus, received a 212 in the first and a 216 after a great run in the second go. The second place of the first go, Shauna Larcombe and Twist In A Dream (Magnum Chic Dream x Frost N Twist) owned by Chanay Sky Management unfortunately had a 0 in the second go.
Gina Schumacher and Star Bleach leading Non Pro Bit and Ltd. Non Pro Bit
Gina Schumacher & Star Bleach
Scoring a 216.5 in both go-rounds, FEI European Champion Reining Junior Division, Gina Schumacher and her Star Bleach took the lead both in Bit Non Pro and Bit Ltd. Non Pro Ranking. The 4-year-old AQHA stallion is by Star Spangled Whiz out of Snappy Bleach and was bred by Elisabetha Raviola. Gina Schumacher was 2015 NRHA European Co-Reserve Champion Non Pro L4 with this horse.
“We got Star Bleach as a yearling,“ Gina said “Shauna Larcombe trained him, and I showed him at the European Futurity for the first time. The Breeders Futurity his second show now. Everything went quite easy, and we had lots of fun. Now I hope, that we will be lucky in the final again.“
Scoring a 214.5 in the first and a 216 in the second go, NRHA Past World Champion, Manuel Bonzano and his Big Fat (Big Chex To Cash x ARC Senorita Cal Bar) placed second in both go-rounds. Alberto Zaffi bred the stallion. Manuel Bonzano rode him to 8th place in the L4 Non Pro at the 2015 NRHA European Futurity.
In the Ltd. Non Pro three riders tied for 2nd place in the first go round: Fabienne Kurati-Suter aboard her AQHA gelding SL Wild Spook (Smart Spook x Wild Sister, bred bySandra Linnig-Föhl) and Adrienne Speidel aboard her AQHA mare SL Customized Grace (Great Resolve x Shes Customized, bred bySandra Linnig-Föhl) as well as Silvia Maile aboard her AQHA mare Badger Me Red (Reds Gonna Rein x LQ Honey). All scored a 212. In the second go-round, Silvia Maile scored a great 215 to take second place in the total ranking after the go-rounds.
The finals of the € 150,000 NRHA Breeders Futurity SBH and Bit are scheduled for the coming weekend at Kreuth. The top 15 3-year-old horses plus ties will compete for the purse and the title on Friday afternoon starting with the Non Pro at 4.30 p.m. The SBH Open will follow on Friday night. The Bit finals for 4-year-old horses are scheduled for Saturday, the Non Pro once more beginning at 4.30 p.m. and the Open following.
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