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NRHA European Affiliate Championship Class Results
Barbara 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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).
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.
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.
Jurgen Eeckeloo wins NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 – The 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.
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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