USA Reining 2015 Champions to be Recognized at USEF Reining Championship

USA Reining 2015 Champions
to be Recognized at
USEF Reining Championship 

The USA Reining Board of Directors has announced that USA Reining will recognize and award its 2015 Year-end winners as part of the opening ceremonies of the USEF Reining Championships, set for September 4. The championships will be held at Expo Square in Tulsa Oklahoma and are hosted by the Tulsa Reining Classic.

According to Weaver, President of USA Reining, the Board made the decision in late July. He noted, “We’ve been in the process of re-structuring and this is one of our priorities – recognizing those who competed for year-end awards last year. It took a while to recover all the records and audit standings but we’re now up-to-date and verified for both 2015 and 2016 standings and they are on the website at www.usareining.us.”

Awards will be given to the top three year-end finishers in Open, Amateur, Youth (3 age groups), Horse of the Year and Para Reining. And the diverse group of champions this year were from nine different states!

Earning the 2015 Open Reiner Championship was Shane Brown of Elbert, Colorado with Casey Hinton of Whitesboro, Texas finishing as Reserve Champion and Andrea Fappani of Scottsdale, Arizona coming in third.

In the Amateur Reining the year-end Champion was  Catherine Crandon Ocala, Florida. Reserve Amateur honors went to  Anne-Marie Burns of Jones, Oklahoma and third to Tamra Kyle of Amarillo, Texas.

The Youth 13 & Under Champion was Reed Harris from Forrest City, Arkansas. The Reserve titlist was Skylar Deshotels from Gainesville, Texas with third going to Bo Van Duys of Westcliffe, Colorado.

Fort Worth’s Katelyn Davis won the youth 14-18 with Alexandra Johnston of Brentwood, Tennessee finishing as Reserve Champion and third going to Kenleigh Wells of Valley View, Texas. In the Youth 19-21 top honors went to Amanda Hurd from Wilmington, Delaware, with Kyle Edmonds of Pepperell, Massachusetts finishing as Reserve Champion.

The 2015 Champion Para Reiner is Holly Jacobson from Ipswich, Massachusets with Frederick Win of Woodbridge, New Jersey taking Reserve honors.

The top Horse of the Year was Cache Of Jewels owned by Catherine Crandon. Reserve Horse of the Year was Solanos Saskadoc owned by Rita Harris  and third place went to  Gunner Git Ya Dun owned by Pete and Tamra Kyle.

Weaver concluded, “We appreciate the generosity of the Tulsa Reining Classic in giving us a place at this highly visible venue to recognize these top achievers and to give them the recognition they deserve. We plan to make these presentations a part of the USEF Reining Championships each year going forward.”

Colleen McQuay, President of the Global Reining Sport Group which produces the Tulsa Reining Classic, said, “We are glad that we can be a part of providing a venue for recognizing those who have participated in and supported USA Reining  from the beginning. We look forward to being a part of USA Reining’s  future as it continues to grow.”

Weaver added that the USA Reining Board, in cooperation with Pro Management, Inc. is in the process of developing programs and initiating new visibility and branding for USA Reining, “This is just a first step as we grow this organization and we congratulate these winners.”

USA Reining embodies youth, amateur and para riders, as well as open competitors. A key priority is to educate and provide a pipeline for reiners to progress through the various levels on their way to the FEI international level of competition. USA Reining represents its members as the fully compliant USEF-recognized affiliate for reining, advocating fair sport and horse welfare as key values of the organization.  For information on USA Reining, visit the website at www.usareining.us or call 580-759-2400.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions. 

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FEI Reviews Alternatives for FEI World Equestrian Games 2018

FEI REVIEWS ALTERNATIVES FOR FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™ 2018 AFTER AGREEING TO PART COMPANY WITH BROMONT

The FEI has today announced that it is working on alternatives for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following mutual agreement between the FEI and Canadian Comité organisateur des Jeux Équestres Mondiaux 2018 (COJEM), the organising committee for the Games in Bromont, to terminate the contract to host the Games due to ongoing financial issues.

“We are sad that the Bromont organising committee is no longer in a position to host the Games in 2018”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “We have been working very closely with the COJEM Board and all levels of the organisation since the Games were allocated to Canada in mid-2014 and have known for some time that the Bromont team was facing major financial difficulties.

“We have done everything possible to offer support during these tough times, but sadly the COJEM Board was unable to put in place a realistic funding and sponsorship strategy and, despite their best efforts, we have been left with no choice but to agree between us that the contract should be terminated. We believe Bromont is a really special venue and equestrian sport plays a key role in the local community. We hope that they will be able to host other major equestrian events in the future.”

“This has been a very difficult decision to come to terms with”, Rosaire Houde, Chair of the COJEM Board said today. “Since the new Board took over, we have left no stone unturned in our quest to find solid funding to support the Games, but sadly this has not been forthcoming. We are extremely grateful to the FEI for their support throughout the entire process, but it has been mutually agreed that we should terminate the contract. It is something I personally bitterly regret but it was the only responsible course of action.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the Games project and who had faith in it from the outset. It was so dear to the hearts of so many people in Bromont and Quebec and we are devastated that we have been unable to deliver this great event.”

The 2018 Games were allocated to Canada by the FEI Bureau in June 2014 after the bid committee provided confirmation to the FEI that it had substantial government backing. This was at local government level, but the financial plan for the Games included sourcing Federal Government funding, however, Carla Qualtrough, the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, last week confirmed that no funding would be forthcoming from the Canadian Federal Government.

The FEI made regular visits to Bromont to assist COJEM with planning and to address financial issues, and both the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez were in Canada in recent months to work directly with the COJEM Board.

“While the FEI of course wanted to ensure the success of the Games in Canada and gave every possible support, we also have a responsibility to our community and to the future of our flagship events”, Ingmar De Vos said. “We are now looking at possible alternatives for 2018 and we are hopeful that we will be in a position to make an announcement shortly.

“Of course it isn’t easy for any organising committee to put on an event of this magnitude in a two-year timeframe, but it is not unprecedented and the Italians hosted a brilliant World Equestrian Games in Rome in 1998 after Ireland pulled out less than two years before the Games, so we are confident that a workable solution will be found.”

Notes to Editors:

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ are held every four years, in the middle of the Olympic cycle. The FEI disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are all included on the competition schedule.

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, which was held in Normandy (FRA).

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions. 

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Submissions Are Being Accepted for The 2016 NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining

Video Submissions Are Being Accepted for The 2016 NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau 

For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, Okla – July 18, 2016 - The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the return of the freestyle event during the 2016 NRHA Futurity. The $20,000 added NRHA Invitational Freestyle, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held on November 30, 2016 at 6 p.m.

NRHA will be selecting four out of the ten riders from social media to participate in this exciting spectator sport! A contest based on popular vote will be held to determine the riders. To be eligible, you just have to be a current NRHA member in good standing!

Send your best freestyle reining routine to Hayley Eberle at heberle@nrha.com. All video submissions meeting the requirements will be published on social media so that reining fans across the globe may pick their favorites.

Submissions must be received by August 1st at 11:59 p.m. in order to be considered. Late submissions will not be accepted. All videos must be downloadable files that meet the following formats: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, or WebM. Files sent in an email or through a Dropbox link will also be accepted as long as they are in one of the approved formats listed above.

For more information about applying for the Invitational Freestyle competition, please contact Hayley Eberle, Manager of Marketing and Communications.

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. The NRHA would like to continue the celebration of our 50th anniversary with our corporate partners, members and supporters for making this association a true success.

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NRHA Sire & Dam Congratulates Stallions and Their Owners during the 2016 NRHA Derby

Magnum Chic Dream

Magnum Chic Dream

Immediate Release-July 13,2016- Oklahoma City, Okla. – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Sire & Dam Program paid out $9,000 to stallions and their owners enrolled in the program during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Program winners from the three divisions received NRHA Lawson trophies in addition to their paychecks. One direct offspring of the Sire & Dam Program, Msdreamy, ridden by Fredrick Christen and sired by Magnum Chic Dream, had great success and helped her sire earn even more money from the program. Magnum Chic Dream is a NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire and had five offspring that placed high enough to earn him a total of $5,500. Below is the list of Sire & Dam award winners:

Tinsel Jac

Tinsel Jac

Level 4 Open
$1,500 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Magnum Starlights for placing first
$1,000 to Tinsel Jac, owned by Tinsel Jac Partners, for Pinsail Jac for placing secong
$250 (tie) to Gunner, owned by McQuay Stable Inc., for Guns R For Shootin for placing third
$250 (tie) to Smart Spook, owned by Rosanne Sternberg, for Shine N Spook for placing third

Gunner

Gunner

Level 3 Open
$1,500 to Smart Spook,  owned by Rosanne Sternberg, for Dun Spooked Us for placing first
$1,000 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Magnum By Dreamfor placing second
$500 to Einsteins Revultion owned by Silver Spurs Equine, for Revolution Is Dun for placing third

Smart Spook

Smart Spook

Level 4 Non Pro
$1,500 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Mega Maggie Mae for placing first
$1,000 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Made By Magnum for placing second
$500 to Magnum Chic Dream, owned by Viola Scott, for Msdreamy (Sire & Dam Offspring), for placing third

Started in 1966, the NRHA Sire & Dam Program continues to provide significant benefits to both stallion and mare owners. Stallions who participate in the program are eligible for NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby awards, while mare owners have the opportunity to purchase breedings to the top stallions in the industry at reduced rates. Sire & Dam offspring are eligible for:

  • Reduced entry fees for the NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby, (a savings of up to $4,000)
  • Later entry deadlines for both events
  • Automatically eligible to compete at the NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby (a $300 savings)

If you are interested in participating in the program or would like to learn more about it please contact Hayley Eberle, Manager of Marketing & Communication at heberle@nrha.com or (405)946-7400.

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. The NRHA would like to continue the celebration of our 50th anniversary with our corporate partners, members and supporters for making this association a true success.

Media Contact:
Hayley Eberle
Manager of Marketing & Communications
National Reining Horse Association
heberle@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400 x 103

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The European Affiliate Championship in Poland are a great success!

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship
4 -10 July, Stare Zukowice, Poland 

The European Affiliate Championship in Poland are a great success!

Stare Zukovice, July 9For the first time the NRHA European Affiliate Championship was held in Eastern Europe. The event was a truly successful one with 130 qualified riders vying for the ten EA Championship titles and counted close to 400 entries. Host of the event was the beautiful Roleski Ranch owned by the Roleski family. Next year the Championship will return to Poland.

Saturday EA Champions:

Bgz Bnp Paribas $10,000-added NRHA European Affiliate Open Championship

Open Championship

Open

A truly exciting NRHA EA Open Championship finals closed the prestigious event. First to draw in a field of 12 qualified riders were Bernard Fonck of Belgium and What A Wave. The pair set the bar scoring a 223.5 and remained unbeat. Aboard the 8-year-old stallion by Tidal Wave Jac and out of What A Sunrise, owned by Vannietvelt/De Pauw, the NRHA Million Dollar Rider last year claimed the NRHA Open World Championship. “What can I say, he is a great athlete with a big heart and I have to give credit to Craig Schmersal, who we bought him from, for the wonderful job he did with him,” said Fonck.

Sliding to the second step of the podium was yet another NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Rudi Kronsteiner of Germany. Aboard the 8-year-old stallion owned by Glis Ranch, Dr Lee Hook (Ray Gay Quixote x Chickadualsha), Kronsteiner posted a 221.5.

The 2015 NRHA Open World Reserve Champions, Cira Baeck and Whizasunnysailor BB owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen placed third. The 8-year-old stallion is an own son of NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz and out of Walla Walla Sunshine. The duo closed their run with a 220.5.

23 Quarter Horses $5,000-added NRHA EAC Non Pro

Non Pro Championship

Non Pro

In front of a full house, Italian Manuel Bonzano and his 7-year-old gelding, High Point Reiner (Sailin Ruf x Scarlet High Listo), scored a 219 to claim the Championship. The pair are the 2015 NRHA Non Pro World Champions. “This horse is simply amazing,” said Bonzano. “He may not have great maneuvers but he has the biggest heart and is the most consistent horse I’ve ever ridden. I now look forward to my son, Matteo, representing Italy at the upcoming SVAG FEI Junior and Young Rider European Championships in Givrins, Switzerland.”

Gina-Maria Schumacher of Switzerland and Gotta Nifty Gun S 6 – (Dun It Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic), a 6-year-old stallion owned by Chanay Sky Management SA, scored a 216 for the reserve championship.

A point behind, Steve Vannietvelt of Belgium riding his 8-year-old gelding (Ricochet Rooster x Minnie Nic), placed third.

The Smiraprint $500-added NRHA EAC Limited Open Championship

Limited Open Championship

Limited Open

Johan Fridberger of Sweden rode Anna Pettersson’s 14-year-old stallion, Mega Jac Dance (Marthas Mega Jac x BH Song And Dance), to the highest step of the podium with a 212.5.

Charita Harman of Belgium and her 8-year-old gelding, Im Smart And Wimpy (Wimpys Little Step x Smart San Pep) scored a 212 for reserve honors. A half point behind, Karol Bryla of Poland and her 7-year-old Quarter Horse stallion, A Diamond Enterprise (I Cee Diamonds x BH Frosty Lena), closed in third place. 

The Donn Leson $500-added NRHA EA Limited Non Pro Championship

Limited Non Pro

Limited Non Pro

Taking home the championship was Marie Baralon from France riding Chicken Sandwich. The 15-year-old has owned her 8-year-old mare by Ricochet Rooster by Ms Sanditch for two years and today scored a 213.5 for the win.

The reserve championship was for Polish Karol Bryla who closed her run win a 212 riding A Diamond Enterprise (I Cee Diamonds x BH Frosty Lena), a 7-year-old stallion she owns.

A point behind, Ella Wellinger of Austria and her 10-year-old gelding, Red Pine Command (Tuck R Commnd X Pretty As A Pine), claimed third place honors.

Friday Champions:

The Pro Invest $ 4,000-added NRHA EAC Intermediate Open

Intermediate Open

Intermediate Open

Counted 13 qualified riders from 7 countries. Firmly clinching the title were the 2015 NRHA Intermediate Open World Champions, Markus Schöpfer and Jokin Whiz. Aboard the 8-year-old stallion by Who Whiz It and out of Jokin Peppy, the Italian NRHA Professional scored a 217.5. “My goal this year was to take home this title and once again my horse gave me his heart and we achieved that goal!” said Schöpfer.

In the run for the NRHA Intermediate Open World title, one of the contenders was Anne Grether of the Netherlands riding Wimpys Little Tejano (WimpysLittle Step x Tejana Chic), a 10-year-old stallion owned by Nancy Schmidt. Once again, this time in Poland, she ran against Markus. The two friends battled in the pen with Grether settling for co-reserve honors along with Austrian Valentina Sagmeister riding Robert Hahn’s 7-year-old stallion, Sz Gunners Newcomer (Gunner x Cowboys New Comer).

Roleski Ranch & Firma Roleski $100-added NRHA EAC Youth 14 – 18

Youth 14-18

Youth 14-18

Gina-Maria Schumacher of Switzerland and Chanay Sky Management SA’s CS Eye Catchin Gun (Gunners Enterprise x Jessie Wright On), a 5-year-old gelding, posted the high score to claim the Championship 219.

A point behind the winners, with an impressive ride, were Nimroid Vannietvelt of Belgium riding Nic Ricochet (Ricochet Rooster x Minnie Nic), owned by Steve Vannietvelt and De Pauw. Indy Henrard, also of Belgium, riding Steadys WR Diamonds (Steadys Dude x Arc Oak Diamonds), placed third.

Youth 13 & Under

Youth 13 & Under

Winning the Roleski Ranch & Firma Roleski $100-added NRHA EAC Youth 13 & Under was Keanu De Pauw (BEL) riding Toosexy For Ricochet, an 8-year-old mare owned by Vannietvelt/De Pauw by Ricochet Rooster and out of Miss Sexy Salano). The duo closed with a 210.5.

Second place honors went to Wiktoria Stanco (POL) riding Frostys Chic It owned by Maciej Stanco. Aboard the 10-year-old gelding by Frostys Chic Olena and out of Dun Its Topnotch, she closed with a 208. In third place – a half a point behind – was Kitty Horvath riding Champagne Showers (Ricochet Rooster x Dunnit Like A Queen).

A full-slate of NRHA approved classes were also offered. For complete results visit roleskiranch.com

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Supporters

We would like to thank NRHA corporate partners and event sponsors for their support:  Classic Equine – NRHA Official Equine Leg Protection, Markel Insurance – NRHA Official Insurance Partner, Roleski Ranch, Colonels Shining Gun, Firma Roleski, BGZ BNP Paribas, Smiraprint, Equine Performance, Pro-Invest, 23 Quarter Horses and Fonck’s Performance Horses, Cowboy’s Magazine, Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck, Fano Sp. Zo. o., Radio VOX FM, Showmanager.info, Werner Kenkel, Skoda Auto Baczek and La Bombastic.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions. 

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A Sparkling Vintage Becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Sire During the 2016 NRHA Derby

A Sparkling Vintage Becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Sire During the 2016 NRHA Derby

Sparkling_VintageFor Immediate Release- July 8, 2016- Oklahoma City, Okla.- The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce its newest Million Dollar Sire. During the 2016 NRHA Derby, A Sparking Vintage reached the Million Dollar milestone when his two highest ranking offspring, Not Ruf At All and Platinum Vintage, made it into the top ten. A Sparkling Vintage is the 27th NRHA Million Dollar Sire alongside other great sires such as Starlights Wrangler and Like a Diamond.

By NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Shining Spark and out of Vintage Badger, this 1997 bay stallion has an impressive reining resume in a variety of events as the 2001 National Reining Breeder’s Cup (NRBC) Intermediate Open Derby Champion, the 2001 NRHA Open Futurity Top Five, and the 2002 ANCR Maturity Open Champion and Limited Open Champion. His Lifetime earnings total $82,000. The stallion is currently owned by Silver Spurs Equine.

A Sparkling Vintage can thank his top ranking offspring for bringing him into Million Dollar territory. Past NRBC Open Champion Not Ruf At All (LTE $415,766.08) won the 2016 NRHA Open Derby Reserve Championship at a score of 222.5 with rider Jason Vanlandingham. Second ranking offspring, 2015 NRHA Open Derby Champion Platinum Vintage (LTE $197,945.04), placed in the top ten under rider Andrea Fappani.  Other impressive offspring sired by A Sparkling Vintage include Vintage Glamour (LTE $52,767.35), Vintage Crome (LTE $46,004.32), and Vintage Sail (LTE $42,183.67). His offspring have collectively won over $1,020,023.00

NRHA is thrilled to congratulate A Sparkling Vintage becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Sire!

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The First NRHA European Affiliate Champions are Crowned!

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship
4 -10 July, Stare Zukowice, Poland

The First NRHA European Affiliate Champions are Crowned!

Stare Zukowice, July 7 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championship today celebrated the first champions.

Rookie Professional Champions

Rookie Professional Champions

Opening the day was the Classic Equine $500-added NRHA EAC Rookie Professional final. Sliding to the highest step of the podium after scoring a 214.5, was Jamie Meeuwissen riding Wimpys Snow Step (Wimpys Little Step x Snow Gun), an 8-year-old gelding owned by Steve Vannietvelt and Gina De Pauw of Belgium. The 23-year-old trainer from The Netherlands also placed third with Dutch Wouter Van Schaverbeke’s Arcletic Turbocat (ARC King Cody x Mtd Catalunya Smoke), also and 8-year-old gelding. Second place honors were claimed by Johan Fridberger of Sweden riding Anna Pettersson’s Mega Jac Dance (Marthas Mega Jac x BH Song And Dance), a 14-year-old stallion.

Rookie Level 1 Champions

Rookie Level 1 Champions

It was a special day for the Classic Equine NRHA EA Rookie Level 1 Champions, Mie Kuhnell Unoe. The young rider from Denmark claimed first place honors aboard Cool Captain Spirit (Spirit Of Rooster x Lo Spin N Lena), a 10-year-old gelding she purchased as a 2-year-old. “We’ve grown together, travelled 20 hours to come to Poland… and now we won the first European Affiliate Championship for Denmark!” Anne Marie Pareyn of France closed in second place with her ND Smart Pleasedunit (Chic Please x Its Hollywood Lights), an 11-year-old gelding, between the reins. Hungarian Jozsef Stemmer rode Lil Freaky Dancer (Lil Dry Peppy x Scotch Bar Kachina), an 8-year-old mare, to third place.

Intermediate Non Pro Champions

Intermediate Non Pro Champions

It took a run-off to determine the Markel $3,000-added NRHA EA Intermediate Non Pro Champions after Tom Vandermot from Belgium and his own Colonel WR San Jo (San Jo Freckles x Selenas Classy Smoke) along with Steve Vannietvelt and his Nic Ricochet (Ricochet Rooster x Minnie Nic) scored a 215. 23-year-old Vandermot bested his score by half-a-point and took the championship after Vannietvelt added a turn to the four required and closed with a zero and the reserve championship. Poland’s Karol Bryla rode to the third step of the podium with a 214.5 aboard A Diamond Enterprise (I Cee Diamonds x BH Frosty Lena), a 7-year-old stallion she owns.

Ancillary Action:

Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck $2,000-added NRHA Intermediate Open Champions – with a 212 – were Valentina Sagmeister and the 12-year-old stallion Smart N Artful (Smartin x Miss Super Scooter) owned by Andreas Hoermanseder. Rafal Dolata (POL) and Stepjac Flygirl (Hes A Steppin Jac x Flyin Royal Saidy),a 7-year-old mare owned by Kinga Grygiel, placed second with a 210.5.

Kristyna Kleiblova (CZE) won the Radio VOX FM $500-added NRHA Limited Open aboard Petr Lamich-Lama’s Topsail Pop, a 5-year-old stallion by Remin Whiz and out of MM Lollipop with a 211.5. Behind them, with a 207, were Bogdan Czarnik (POL) and Guns At Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Jackie Be Ruf), owned by Arkadiusz Nagiec.

Winning the Werner Kenkel $300-added NRHA Snaffle Bit 4-year-old & Under Open with a 216.5 was Lukas Brucek (CZE) riding Kelly Deelen’s GI A Classic Whiz (Remin Whiz x A Classic Dun It). Adrian Motyka and Hollywannashine (Lean With Hollywood x Shining Whiz) owned by Katarzyna Roleska closed in second place with a 213.5.

For further information, complete results, livescore and livestream:

http://roleskiranch.com/euro-2016-2017-nrha-european-affiliate/

The last two days of the EAC will determine who will take home the Youth 13 & Under, the Youth 14-18, the Intermediate Open, the Limited Non Pro, the Limited Open, the Non Pro and the Open European Championships.

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Supporters

We would like to thank NRHA corporate partners and event sponsors for their support:  Classic Equine – NRHA Official Equine Leg Protection, Markel Insurance – NRHA Official Insurance Partner, Roleski Ranch, Colonels Shining Gun, Firma Roleski, BGZ BNP Paribas, Smiraprint, Equine Performance, Pro-Invest, 23 Quarter Horses and Fonck’s Performance Horses, Cowboy’s Magazine, Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck, Fano Sp. Zo. o., Radio VOX FM, Showmanager.info, Werner Kenkel, Skoda Auto Baczek and La Bombastic.

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions. 

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2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship – A Youthful Second day!

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship
4 -10 July, Stare Zukowice, Poland

A Youthful Second day!

Stare Zukovice, July 5 – Ancillary action filled day two as riders are preparing their mounts for the first NRHA European Affiliate Championship classes on Thursday.

Luciano Den Hertog

Luciano Den Hertog

The Classic Equine NRHA Rookie Level 2 Champions were Luciano Den Hertog from The Netherlands and  Gumps Smooth Step BB (Little Gump x Wimpys Pearl), a six-year-old gelding he owns. Austrian Ella Wellinger riding Red Pine Command, a 10-year-old gelding by Tuck R Command and out of Pretty As A Pine, placed second.

Diana Uldrichová

Diana Uldrichová

In the Classic Equine NRHA Rookie Level 1 class, the champions were Diana Uldrichová from the Czech Republic and her 6-year-old gelding, Got Two Luv U (Ricochet Rooster x Chic Dot Com). Austrian Lara Tauscher rode her 8-year-old gelding, Jacs Dry Smarting (Smartin x Jacs Dry O Lena), to second place.

Gina Maria Schumacher

Gina Maria Schumacher

Winning the Roleski Ranch NRHA Youth 14-18 class was Gina Maria Schumacher of Switzerland aboard ARC Guns M Oaks (Topgun Whiz x ARC Sweet Oak Chic), a 7-year-old gelding owned by Chanay Sky Management. The young Swiss rider also claimed second place honors riding Chanays Sky Management SA’s CS Eye Catchin Gun, a 5-year-old gelding by Gunners Enterprise and out of Jessie Wright On.

Jayson Henri

Jayson Henri

The Roleski Ranch NRHA Youth 13 & Under champions were Jayson Henri of France with his 11-year-old gelding Hangten Boggies Sari (Vals Hangten Harry x Sheza Boggies). Second place went to Wiktoria Stanco from Poland riding Maciej Stanco’s Frostys Chic It, a 10-year-old gelding by Frostys Chic Olena and out of Dun Its Topnotch.

It is a truly youthful European Affiliate Championship with close to thirty young riders qualified from Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Those riders qualified for the Championships will also be vying for the NRHA Youth Team Tournament which this year counts 13 teams. Medals will be awarded to the top 10 teams and the first place team will also receive a buckle. Hats off to the NRHA France – host of the past two editions of the EAC – who contributed to the transport costs for their youth taking part in this prestigious event.

Tom Vandermot

Tom Vandermot

Closing the day was the Fano Sp. Zo. O. NRHA $2,000-added Intermediate Non Pro. In a field of 17 entries, the win went to Belgian Tom Vandermot from Belgium aboard his Colonel WR San Jo (San Jo Freckles x Selenas Classy Smoke), a 9-year-old stallion. In second place was Polish Paula Siekanska with Sugars Smart Player (Honky Tonk Player x Sugars Doc Tari), a 10-year-old stallion she owns.

The first NRHA European Affiliate Championship was held in 2002 in Bolzano, Italy. Evey two years the location changes and, for the first time, is being held in Poland.

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Supporters

We would like to thank NRHA corporate partners and event sponsors for their support:  Classic Equine – NRHA Official Equine Leg Protection, Markel Insurance – NRHA Official Insurance Partner, Roleski Ranch, Colonels Shining Gun, Firma Roleski, BGZ BNP Paribas, Smiraprint, Equine Performance, Pro-Invest, 23 Quarter Horses and Fonck’s Performance Horses, Cowboy’s Magazine, Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck, Fano Sp. Zo. o., Radio VOX FM, Showmanager.info, Werner Kenkel, Skoda Auto Baczek, La Bombastic

Photos by Andrea Bonaga

 

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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A great start for the 2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship

4 -10 July, Stare Zukowice, Poland

A great start for the 2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship

Pauliina T Metsa

Pauliina T Metsa

Stare Zukowice, July 5 – For the very first time in the history of reining, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championship takes place in Poland. Host is Katarzyna Roleska’s Roleski Ranch, a state-of-the-art breeding and training facility located in the beautiful countryside between Krakow – an undisputed architectural gem of Europe – and the dynamic city of Warsaw.

Martina Kolarova

Martina Kolarova

Over 120 horses and riders representing 14 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands) qualified for the Championship and made their way to Stare Zukowice. A huge success!

Adrian Motyka

Adrian Motyka

Along with the EAC finals, a full-slate of NRHA approved classes are also offered along with the NRHA Snaffle Bit 4-year-old and Under Open and Non Pro. The $500-added NRHA Rookie Professional, sponsored by Skoda Auto Baczek, officially opened the show with Pauliina T Metsa (NED) and Borriquito (Broadway BH x Lotti Vom Letter Berg), owned by Marielle Van Rossum, sliding to first place.

Martina Kolarova (CZE) and LV Magnum Bobby Chic, an 8-year-old gelding by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Miss Bobby Jac Shoot, won the Colonels Shining Gun $200-added NRHA Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2.

Lukas Brucek

Lukas Brucek

Tying for the Colonels Shining Gun $200-added NRHA Novice Horse Open L2 with a 215 score were Adrian Motyka (POL) riding Hollywannashine (Lean With Hollywood x Shining Whiz) for owner Katarzyna Roleska, and Lukas Brucek (CZE) riding GI A Classic Whiz (Remin Whiz x A Classic Dun It) for owner Kelly Deelen.

For livestream and livescore visit the official website http://roleskiranch.com/euro-2016-2017-nrha-european-affiliate/

2016 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Supporters

We would like to thank NRHA corporate partners and event sponsors for their support:  Classic Equine – NRHA Official Equine Leg Protection, Markel Insurance – NRHA Official Insurance Partner, Roleski Ranch, Colonels Shining Gun, Firma Roleski, BGZ BNP Paribas, Smiraprint, Equine Performance, Pro-Invest, 23 Quarter Horses and Fonck’s Performance Horses, Cowboy’s Magazine, Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck, Fano Sp. Zo. o., Radio VOX FM, Showmanager.info, Werner Kenkel, Skoda Auto Baczek, La Bombastic

Photos by Andrea Bonaga

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

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Vice President Elections

2017-2018 vice president elections run October 1 – November 1, 2016 and offer electronic and paper ballot voting options.

The Nominating Committee’s candidate for this office is current NRHA Executive Committee member, Mike Hancock.

The deadline to submit write-in candidates for vice president is August 1, 2016. Using this process, members are given the ability to nominate a fellow member to run for this office. Specifics on this process are listed in the NRHA Handbook on page 9 (Bylaws. Article V. Election of Officers) and on page 34 (Election Procedures. Section 4. (e) Director at Large/Vice President Criteria). For assistance, please contact Christa Morris-Stone at cmorris@nrha.com.

More details on the election timeline can be found at nrha.com in the Members Only section under the Elections heading.

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