NRHA Germany Breeders Derby Deadline is May 22

€ 50,000 purse – Enrollment Form Online – Deadline: May 22

Kreuth / Germany, June 22 – 29, 2014

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Provided by NRHA Germany (Ramona Billing) - The 2014 NRHA Germany Breeders Derby is scheduled for June 22 -29, 2014 – as usual, upon the beautiful facility of Gut Matheshof in Kreuth / Germany. There is a purse of more than € 50,000. Besides the NRHA approved Breeders Derby classes, there are a number of other NRHA shows including an Open an Non Pro. The enrollment form is online now. Deadline for entries is May 22, 2014.

968 entries and almost 300 horses – this was the NRHA Breeders Derby last year. Several thousand visitors watched the exciting finals with Cody Sapergia and Shining Tinsel (Tinsel Nic x Setting Off Sparks; owner Klaus Zieglmeier) winning the Open Derby scoring a 221.5.  Jeannette Krähenbühl aboard Dr Lee Hook (Ray Gay Quixote x Chickaduasha, owner Glis Ranch) and Grischa Ludwig aboard Pistol Silhouette (Custom Pistol x Peaches Silhouette, owner. Joline Nollet) tied for second place.

The NRHA Breeders Derby Non Pro final anded with a tie on first place between Britta Grönemeyer aboard Best Spook and Katharina King aboard Antarismartin (ARC Antares Surprise x Tarismartin) who had scored a 213.5 each. In the following run off, Britta Grönemeyer and her black AQHA stallion by Smart Spook out of Best Stop took the lead earning the Non Pro title.

Enrollment and further information  www.nrha.de.

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Category 1 Added Money Clarification

During their February and March meetings, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee discussed Category 1 added money clarification and concern members had voiced regarding the clarification.  The Executive Committee voted to rescind the clarification issued in November 2013.

The Executive Committee felt this gives more flexibility to show management to meet the needs of reining exhibitors. With this in mind, the following clarification made in November has been rescinded:

Clarification – In Category 1 classes, added money must be offered in amounts equal to or greater than the class one level below in the same division (Open, Non Pro).  Open Levels in descending order are: Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, Rookie Professional.   Non Pro Levels in descending order are: Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, Prime Time Non Pro.

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Three-Peat for Morey Fisk Aboard Arc Walla Dun Did It

After seven days of showing, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity ended in the Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth with the Open Futurity finals, levels (L) 1-4. Nearly 4,000 reining fans made their way to Kreuth to see the international stars of reining. The week ended with high quality competition and a historic crowning of the 2014 champion.

“I am very impressed by this event,” said Gary Carpenter, the new NRHA Commissioner. “The organization has been wonderful, the ground, the facility, the quality of the horses, and even the weather.“

The star of the night was Morey Fisk (CAN) who guided Arc Walla Dun Did It (Walla Walla Whiz x Dainty Dun it x Hollywood Dun It), owned by Inge Magnusson of Sweden, to a score of 223.5. The score gave them the win, and Fisk’s third title in consecutive years. He is now the winningest open rider in the event’s history.

Morey Fisk: Winning this title three years in a row is incredible and I still can’t believe it even thought I knew I had a really good horse and that it could be done.  Arc Walla Dun Did It was trained by Andrea Fappani and shown by him at the NRHA Futurity so I knew that he was pretty solid, even though I haven’t had much time to fit him to my program since he got to France.  He did really well in the go-round after which I felt there were a couple of things I needed to work on before the finals. I rode him this morning, he felt really good and tonight he was awesome. I’d like to thank all my team and of course the owner, Inge Magnusson, for having given me this opportunity.

Arc Walla Dun Did It won the 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity and placed seventh at the 2013 NRHA Futurity Open with Andrea Fappani. Before tonight, he had $54,410 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings. The chestnut stallion was bred and North American nominated by Arcese Quarter Horses. Magnusson added the European option to make the horse eligible for the NRHA European Futurity. The championship paid $48,090, with 5% going to the nominator. In addition, they won a Bob’s Custom Saddle, a Montana Silversmiths buckle, an NRHA trophy and a cooler from XCS Ranch.

Just one-half point behind was Duane Latimer and Gotta Nifty Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic x Custom Crome) for owner Luga Quarter Horses of Italy.  The stallion was bred and nominated for North America by Carl Lambert and nominated for Europe by Luga Quarter Horses.

Giovanni Lugara, owner of Gotta Nifty Gun, L 4 reserve champion:  I really want to thank Duane for coming over and showing this horse for us.  He did a really good job and I can’t wait to show this horse myself this year.

Duane Latimer:  This is truly a talented horse, I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to come over to show him here and would like to thank Luga Quarter Horses for this opportunity. 

Level 3 Open Co-Champions

Scoring a 215 for the co-championship in the L 3 open division was Sylvia Rzepka (AUT) riding Start A Revolution (Einsteins Revolution x Plenty Of Rest x Custom Crome) and Guy Zemah (ISR) aboard Walla Whiz Keen (Walla Walla Whiz x Keen Little Katie x Tejons Little Johnny). In a mutual decision to make the best interest of their horses the priority, the riders and owners decided against a run-off and shared the championship title. They each earned $15,037, including the nominator incentive.

Start A Revolution ($14,629 NRHA LTE), an NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales graduate, is owned by Sabine Lisec & Chuck Klipfel. The stallion was nominated by Wagman Ranch.

Walla Whiz Keen was bred by his owner and nominator, Olga Hoffman. This is the bay gelding’s first major win.

Level 1 and 2 Open Champions – Schnell and Dunits Finest Stop
From draw 14 in section 1 of the finals, Susanne Schnell (GER) and Dunits Finest Stop ((Footworks Finest x Smart Katy Rio x Ill Be Smart) marked a 212 to win the L1 and L2 open divisions. The stallion was bred and nominated by Christine Bayer and owned by Wolfgang Neuendorff. In all, they earned $14,372 with $718 going to the nominator.

Tying for the reserve championship in the L 2 open division with scores of 211.5 was Julia Schumacher (GER) riding Coeurs Little Tyke and Giovanni Masi De Vargas (ITA) with Saturday Whiz.

Coeurs Little Tyke (Coeur D Wright Stuff x Sweet Remy Chexs x Little Remedy Chexs) is owned and was nominated by Hans-Georg Holzwarth. They also won the reserve championship in the L 1 open division.

Saturday Whiz (Saturdaynight Custom x Anjolena Whiz x Topsail Whiz) is owned by ASD Little Ranch. She was nominated by Ambrosini Quarter Horses.

A youthful morning - NRHA Youth Classes

On the last day of the NRHA European Futurity prior to the open finals, the arena of Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth belonged to youth competitors.  They showed in Youth 13 & Under and Youth 14-18 classes.

Franziska Wallner won the class for the youngest riders, the 13 & Under, with her 10-year-old mare Prosecco Enterprise (Chex Enterprise x Tobs Miss Roby, owned by Heidi Wallner). The 12-year-old girl has ridden since she was 5-years-old, and from the beginning she knew it must be reining. “With the score of 203.5, I am really happy,“ she said after her ride. “When I ride the first steps into the arena, I can feel if it will be good or not. Today, I felt something in between, but it turned out to be really good. This season I want to finish as a Rookie.“

The champion in the Youth 14-18 class was Gina Maria on Spookin Right On (Smart Spook x Jessies Right On). With a score of 208, the German rider left the second place youth three-points behind. At last year’s event, the talented youth won the 14-18 class, as well as the highly contested Arcese Non Pro class. Other accolades include winning the 2012 NRHA European Affiliate Championship in the Intermediate Non Pro.

The reserve champion with a score of 205 was Shawn Wagner on Oakendokie (Smart Chic Olena x Oakwood Trim). The 14-year-old German has ridden for about four years now and already has become a member of the AQHA World Youth Cup team and member of the junior national team NRHA/Germany. „I should have been a little bit faster,“ he said. „The horse didn’t make a mistake, she always takes care and listens. She always wants to give the best. Especially her rundowns are great.“ (Pictured above with Franziska Wallner)

The Non Pro

Topping the field of 30 entries in the Arcese Non Pro class was Vanety Korbus of Germany and her GR Hug A Jewel (Solanoswarlee Boy x Hug A Freckle x Colonel Jay Bar). She rode her mare to a score of 215.5 to take the NRHA trophy home with her. Earlier in the week, Nina Lill showed GR Hug A Jewel to win the Open class. Vanety had planned on , but Nina was searching for a horse to ride in the 5 &  Up and the Open. Vanety graciously agreed and made the decision that created a very successful weekend for the team.

In second place in the Non Pro was Ingrid Vermeiren (Belgium) riding her gelding Rooster Trip to a score of 214. The 2001 gelding is by Cielo San Badger and out of Trips Flite by Tripolay Bar.

Find more results, watch videos, see photos and more at www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Futurity and Youth 14-18 photos by Andrea Bonaga. Franziska Wallner photo by Laura Ruffino.

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The KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity finals thrill the crowd in Kreuth

Claudio Risso of Italy takes home his third NRHA European Non Pro Futurity Championship

By Simona Diale - From the KL Performance Horses National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity Non Pro: Non Pro Claudio Risso and RS Knockout Olena (Spat Olena x Boggie Bar Linda x Boggie Mania), an American Quarter Horse gelding bred and nominated by Risso, scored a 217.5 to take home both the level (L) 4 Non Pro Futurity Championship and a pay check of $11,975.25 and nominators incentive check worth $630.28.

 

“I really wanted to win this title again and I was very lucky to be able to do so with a horse born and bred at home,” said the 60-year-old past NRHA Non Pro World Champion. “I had never tried to ride him without a bridle, but I did in the awards presentation and he just proved what a great horse he is and, most of all, how amazing his stops are!”

 

Susy Baeck and Hollywood Diva BB, a mare by Wimpys Little Step and out of Hollywood Balloues (by Hollywood Dun It), bred and nominated by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck, scored a 215.5 for the L 4 reserve championship. Susy won $7,672.93, of which $383.65 was for being the nominator.

 

Kelly Deelen and KN Magic Dunnit Win Levels 1-3
Dutch rider Kelly Deelen and KN Magic Dunnit (ARC Magic Enterprise x Miss Dunnit Tari x Okie Dun It Too), a mare bred and nominated by Andrea Castrucci of Italy, won the KL Performance Horses Non Pro L 1, L 2 and L 3 European Futurity championships after making it back to the finals from the consolation. The talented horse-rider combination was the last to enter the pen at the end of the first section of the non pro finals and closed their run with a score of 215.5, score which remained unbeaten in the three levels until the very end. In all KN Magic Dunnit won $10,136.03 with 5% going to her nominator.

Claiming the reserve championship in the L 3 is Edoardo Bernardelli of Italy.  Riding the mare bred and nominated by him, Im Taris Slide (OT Taris Melody x Im Gunna Slide x Slide Me To The Bar), Bernardelli closed his run with a 212.5.

The reserve championship in the L 1 and L 2 with a score of 211.5 went to Benjamin Sueselbeck of Germany and his Ruf Prediction, a stallion by Sailin Ruf and out of Primrose Prediction (by Tommys Prediction), nominated by Benjamin himself.

The Open
In a field of 39 riders, German Nina Lill made it to the winners circle once again riding GR Hug A Jewel (Solanoswarlee Boy x Hug A Freckle x Colonel Jay Bar) owned by Vanety Korbus. Draw 32 in a field of 39, Nina scored a 222, one-half point higher than NRHA Professional Cody Sapergia who was holding the highest score after posting a 221.5 –  five horses before Lill – aboard Tari Whizin (Topsail Whiz x Tari Badgekin x Doc Tari), a stallion owned by Chuck Klipfel and Sabine Lisec.

Third place honors went to Eleonora Malerba’s Rooster Nic (Gallo Del Cielo x Sanjos Pistolette x San Jo Lena) between the reins of Stefano Ferri who scored a 220.

NRHA Rookie
With a score of 208.5, Joanna Forzak won the NRHA Rookie ancillary class riding Sabine Wagner’s Roosters Spurs (Gallo Del Cielo x Ebg Docs Spur x Doc O’Lena).

“Roosters Spurs is a 15-year-old stallion that had been shown in the past by Bernard Fonck.  We purchased him in the States and have had him ever since he was a 2-year-old.  He was really good for me today, his spins were good, I didn’t push too hard in the circles and tried to stop him well.  I will now be going to ride with the Fonck’s in Italy and my horse will rest during the time I will be away.”

Second place, with a score of 204, went to Georg Holzwarth riding Foxy Lil Surprise (Reminic Surprise x Foxy Lil Bear x Okies Teddy Bear).

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For further information, visit the official website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.
Photo credit: Andrea Bonaga.

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2014 High Roller Reining Classic Announcement

 

2014 High Roller Reining Classic Announces the Addition of the $75,000-Added ARBC Arabian and Half Arabian Futurities and the $30,000 ARBC Youth Scholarship Program

 

HRRC logoThe High Roller Reining Classic is pleased to announce the addition of the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic futurities to the event this year.  The High Roller Reining Classic is invested in the future of Reining, and to this end, has reached out to the Reining community in an effort to join forces with others who are equally as passionate about our sport with two new programs for the 2014 event.

 

The Arabian Reining Breeders Classic (ARBC) is a recently formed group of individuals who have stepped forward in an effort to increase awareness of the development of the Arabian and Half Arabian Reining horse. Led by longtime supporter and breeder of Arabian reining horses Dick Ames, who with his daughter Lara, started the ARBC. “We’re extremely excited about participating in this brand new Futurity for the Arabian reining horse. It affords the breed a real showcase, so that it can be seen and recognized within the larger reining horse world. And it’s a terrific opportunity for us to show everyone what today’s working western Arabian horse can really do,” says Dick Ames President of the ARBC. The ARBC is offering a $30,000-added Open Pure Bred Arabian Reining Futurity and a $45,000-added Open Half Arabian Futurity, which includes NRHA Level 1 and 4 Open Category 2 divisions. The Arabian futurities are for horses that are 4 and 5 Years of age. “We are honored that the ARBC has chosen the High Roller Reining Classic as the host of the first $75,000-added ARBC Arabian and Half Arabian futurities, as well as a $30,000 ARBC Youth Scholarship Program,” says event promoter Amanda Brumley. “I feel this partnership will bring our breeds together and most of all contribute to the growth of the sport of Reining as a whole.”

 

ARBC logo Final V1The format of the ARBC is very similar to the highly successful and extremely popular NRBC, and it is with this program in mind that the ARBC’s goal is to become to the Arabian reining programs what the NRBC has become to the Quarter Horses and Paint Horse industries.

 

For more information about the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic go to their website at www.ArabianReiningBreedersClassic.com

 

About High Roller Reining Classic:

 

The High Roller Reining Classic is currently ranked at number 4 in the NRHA Leading Events as of 2013, after only five short years in existence. In 2014, it boasts an impressive $500,000 in added money and prizes. Established in 2008, the event is held each September at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This unique venue features a hotel, casino, multiple restaurants, and horse show, all under one roof, with unparalleled multimedia outlets employed to promote and enjoy the event. www.HighRollerReiningClassic.com

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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NRHA European Futurity: Day 5

By Simona Diale  The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in Kreuth, Germany welcomed two ancillary classes on Thursday, April 3, plus the traditional draw party for finalists and fans.

The Cocked Gun and Fonck win Novice Horse Open L 2

Bernard FonckLara Maiocchi, Enrico Righetti and Simon Friedle judged the NRHA ancillary classes offered on the fifth day of the NRHA European Futurity.

In the NRHA Euro 800,- added Novice Horse Open L 2, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck claimed first place honors with a score of 220.5 riding The Cocked Gun (Gallo Del Cielo x Katie Gun), owned by Gildo and Giuliano Mercuri of Italy. “I’m really pleased with the way Mercuri’s horse went today and am happy fort he win,” said Bernard who showed in a field of 89 competitors. Cody Sapergia riding This Wimps So Fly (Wimpys Little Step x Fly Flashy Jac) for owners Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel, placed second after scoring a 216.5.

Baeck and Donna Arc Escapes BB Win the Arcese NRHA Non Pro 5 & Up
Susy Baeck

Susy Baeck and Donna Arc Escapes BB (Don Quixote Escapes x Arcy Cutter King BB) won the Arcese NRHA Non Pro 5 & Up after posting a 215.5. „I won on this great mare yesterday and did it again today,“ said Susy. „I am thrilled since this is the first event I am showing her in!“

A half a point behind the winner, Fabian Strebel and his horse Kaysolve (Einstein x Kays Freckles) claimed second place in the class that counted 35 entries.

The traditional NRHA European Futurity Draw Party attracted the riders and reining enthusiasts, and the Daily Diary videos entertained those not able to attend. Check out the video gallery and photo gallery to find out how’s in Kreuth and what they’re enjoying!

The draw is set for both the Open Futurity and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity.  Check online at www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

 Photos by Andrea Bonaga

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Open & KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity Finalists Determined

NRHA Open 5 & Up and Arcese Novice Horse Non Pro L2 Results

By Simona Diale - Following the consolation class held in the morning, open and non pro finalists for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity were determined. An official listing of finalists, as well as the commemorative “Show Spot” program will be available on www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com prior to the weekend’s prestigious finals. The KL Performance Horses Non Pro is scheduled for Friday and the Open is scheduled for Saturday. Admission is free to the public!

NRHA Open 5 & Up – GR Hug A Jewel ridden by Lill and The Cocked Gun ridden by Fonck Tie
Excitement and high level competition made the NRHA Euro5,000-added Open 5 & Up class exhilarating to watch as 31 riders made their way into the Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth. Nina Lill and GR Hug A Jewel (Solanoswarlee Boy x Hug A Freckle) owned by Vanety Korbus and Bernard Fonck with The Cocked Gun (Gallo Del Cielo x Katie Gun), owned by Gildo and Giuliano Mercuri, posted a 221 this evening. They decided to let the scores stand without a run-off and be co-champions.“This mare is really cool and did really well for me tonight,” said Nina about her mount.  “I will be showing her again in the Open on Friday, so I didn’t ask her for all she had, so I’m very pleased with the 221 we scored tonight.  Her owner, Vanety, will be showing her in the Non Pro here, and I know that GR Hug A Jewel can do just as well with her as she did with me.”

“Six weeks ago Gildo (Mercuri) asked me if I would take his horse in training and, having seen The Cocked Gun show with Gennaro in the past and knowing his capabilities, I told him that I would be more than happy to do so,” said Bernard after the awards presentation.  “ I’m really looking forward to showing him during the year and I know that things will get better as we still have to get to know each other better.”

Third place honors went to Martina Krajcarova’s Oakies Red Berry (Country Bay Berry x WB Miss Docs Oak) ridden by Morey Fisk  after having posted a 219.5.

Arcese Novice Horse Non Pro L2 – Baeck and Donna Arc Escapes BB Take the Win
Once the consolation was over, the Arcese Euro800-added Novice Horse Non Pro L2 class was held.  In a field of 32 riders, Susy Baeck of Belgium posted a 214, enough to take first place honors riding Donna Arc Escapes BB (Don Quixote Escapes x Arcy Cutter King BB), owned by Tuur Leflot.  “This is the first time I have shown this mare,” said Susy.  “Originally she was my husband’s horse, but then I just had to steal her from him.  I’m really happy with this win.  The plan with her is to do an embryo transfer with Whizasunnysailor BB and then to show her in both the Italian Derby and the European Derby.  She was really good with me today and what I really liked about her today were her spins and her stops.”

Second place honors went to Sheza Spook Lil Step (Spooks Gotta Gun x  ND Jazzy Step On It) and Piet Mestdagh of Belgium.  The pair closed their run with a score of 212.

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For further information, visit the official website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo credit: Andrea Bonaga.

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IHSA National Horse Show Identifies Qualifying Western Teams

Following the results of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Semi-Final competitions hosted in South Carolina, Texas, and Ohio, these college equestrian Western teams have earned tickets to Harrisburg to represent their school in Western Horsemanship and Reining competition and compete for NRHA and AQHA trophies at the 41st IHSA National Horse Show, May 1-4, at the Pennsylvania Farm Expo Center:

Berry College (coach Margaret Knight), Clemson University (coach Anna Rebecca Shirley), Delaware Valley College (coach Cory Kieschnick), Ohio State University (coach Ollie Griffith), St. Andrews University (coach Peggy McElveen), West Texas A&M University (coach Amanda Love), University of Findlay-OH (coach Cindy Morehead), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (coach Lori Jaixen) and University of Wisconsin-River Falls (coach Jane Huot).

According to IHSA Semi-Finals organizers, this marks the first time that IHSA Western teams for Clemson University and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have qualified for the IHSA National Horse Show.

“The team rode above anything they had achieved before. I’m so proud of them, and Amanda (Love, coach of the reigning AQHA/IHSA National Champions, West Texas A&M University) was so supportive and impressed by their effort. We lost to WT by only two points. We started with a bunch of cowgirls and have built a team with cohesion and professionalism.” Huot, who also works in its Registrar’s office, has been coaching Wisconsin’s stockseat riders for six years and estimates this is the first University of Wisconsin-River Falls Western team this century to qualify for the IHSA National Horse Show. “Before Semis, the girls shared a ‘team bonding’ experience getting manicures and pedicures,” said the former Mary Kay stylist. “They’re ready to look – and ride – like champions.”

About IHSA

IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional and national levels, based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. Learn more about its scholarships, internships and other membership bonuses at www.IHSAinc.com and follow its more than 400 teams and 8,900 riders on Facebook and Twitter at @IHSAinc.

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Ancillary Action in Kreuth

By Simona Diale - Today following the qualifying go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Open and Non Pro Futurity, the Ostbayerhalle in Kreuth hosted the NRHA ancillary action.

 

Winning the Euro3,500-added Intermediate Open with a score 218 was Giovanni Masi de Vargas riding Remins Remedy (Remin Whiz x Colonels Lil Red Hot), a stallion owned by Luca Zeni.  “Our goal here in Kreuth is to do well in the Euro10,000-added Open on Friday,” said the 22-year-old trainer from Italy.

 

“The six highest scoring Italian riders will be on the long list for team Italy in view of the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games.  I am really happy with the way he showed today and look forward to the open class.”This horse-rider combination took home the Team and Individual Young Riders Gold medal at the 2013 FEI European Championships as well as the Team Individual Junior Gold medal in the 2011 edition of the European Championships.

The winner of the Euro350-added Limited Open class was Peter Pichler of Italy.  Peter was seen riding past NRHA Open World Champion Chic N Roost (Gallo Del Cielo x Dun Maid By Chic) owned by KN Reining Resort SS.  The pair scored a 217.  “This 12-year-old stallion is just amazing,” said Peter.  “He’s been shown a lot in the past yet he is so honest in the pen and has a huge heart.”

It took a 218 to win the Arcese Euro2,500-added Intermediate Non Pro and that is what Belgian Ingrid Vermeiren posted riding her Rooster Trip (Cielo San Badger x Trips Flite).  “I have been in the winner’s circle more than once with this great 13-year-old gelding,” said Ingrid.  “He was simply fantastic today and I would like to thank my trainer, Cira Baeck, for all her help.”

It took a run off to determine who would take first place honors in the Arcese Euro350-added Limited Non Pro after Koen Brutsaert of Belgium riding CJ Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Dream Olena Chic) and Aileen Beer of Germany riding SL A Chic Star (Puro Chic x Tuckers Starlight) both scored a 211.

Once the two riders had performed, Brutsaert took the title after posting a 213.5. “I still can’t believe I won!” said Koen.  “I really wanted to go for the run-off because I wanted to win:  CJ Whiz was great the first time I went in the pen today, but he was great the second time.  I’m a little tired but really happy.”

The two riders tied for second place in the Intermediate non pro class.

Wednesday, April 2
Following the NRHA European Futurity Open Consolation and the KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity Consolation, three NRHA ancillary classes will take place:  the Arcese Euro800-added Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 and the Euro5,000-added Open 5 & Up.Admission is free during the entire show including the KL Performance Horese Non Pro Futurity on Friday, April 4 and the NRHA Open Futurity finals on Saturday, April 5.Visit official website of the event for news, livestream, livescore and more: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.

Photo credit: Andrea Bonaga.

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The April Digital Reiner is Ready!

reinercoverIn the April Digital Reiner, the NRHA Non Pro & Youth World and Reserve World Champions share stories about their road to success and their 2013 show season. Also, highlighted in this month’s issue are two great NRHA Professionals and long-time friends, Michael McEntire and Brian Bell. See how they got started and what helped them gain the NRHA Million Dollar Rider title. Enjoy!

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