From Simona Diale (CS Classic)
2014 SVAG CS Classic & SVAG FEI European Championship Reining Young & Junior Riders
1-5 July, Givrins, Switzerland
July 5 Update: $30,000-added SVAG CS Classic NRHA Open: Ludwig & Gwhiz Im Smart are the Open Champions
Sixteen fantastic horses and riders left their mark in the CS Ranch show pen this evening! The past editions of the SVAG CS Classic Open have been fundamental in the making of the NRHA Open World Champions and this year, in the winners circle, was Grisha Ludwig riding Gwhiz Im Smart for owner Antonina Geisendorf.
Draw second to enter the arena with the 5-year-old stallion by Smart Spook and out of Whizards Baby Doll (by Whizard Jac) between the reins, the German professionals’ powerful performance was paid back by the judges with a 224.5.
$5,000-added SVAG CS Classic NRHA Intermediate Open: Guglielmo Fontana & The Genuine Rooster Win!
Run class-in-class with the Open, the Intermediate Open was won by yet another ‘team 23’ trainer: Guglielmo Fontana – assistant trainer for Ann and Bernard Fonck at 23 Quarter Horses of Italy owned by Manuel Bonzano.
Astride The Genuine Rooster (Ricochet Rooster x Genuine King Glo x Genuine Doc), Guglielmo closed his winning run with a score of 216.5. The Genuine Rooster is a 6-year-old stallion owned by 23 QH.
The 20,000-added SVAG CS Classis NRHA Non Pro: Tina Kuenstner-Mantl & Cashn Rooster and Vanety Korbus & GR Hug A Jewel
This afternoon, in the CS Ranch arena, 27 horse-rider combinations, ready to battle for the title of SVAG CS Classis NRHA Non Pro Champions, performed to the highest levels. Two riders, with a score of 218.5, tied for the co-championship: Tina Kuenstner-Mantl riding Cashn Rooster (Gallo Del Cielo x Booming Cash x Boomernic), owned by Jac Point Horses, and Vanety Korbus, accompanied by her GR Hug A Jewel (Solanoswarlee Boy x Hug A freckle x Colonel Jay Bar).
Establishing themselves in first place in the SVAG CS Classic Intermediate Non Pro class was the Swiss duo composed by Adrienne Speidel and her Chexylution (Einsteins Revolution x Chexymatic x Bueno Chexinic). With a score of 216 the pair took the lead in a field of 29 competitors today.
Youth CS Trophy: Nanina Staub & Golden Jac N Win
The “reiners of the future” opened the day at the CS Classic facility. In the $100-added Youth 13 & Under CS Trophy, with a score of 205, young rider Nanina Staub took the lead riding Golden Jac N Win (Jac O Rima x Peppys Dry Creek x Dry Doc), an 8-year-old palomino owned by Sabine Staub.
In the $100-added Youth 14-18 CS Trophy, Gina Maria conquered all the podium! The championship went to Captain Igloo (Frozen Sailor x Sandy Whiz x Topsail Whiz), owned by Sky Chanay Management, with a score of 210.
July 4 – It’s Individual Gold for Enrico Sciulli & Partree 2008 – Silver for Eric Ranieri Volpe of Italy and Bronze for Gina Maria of Germany
Once the SVAG FEI European Championship Junior Individual competition came to a close in the beautiful CS Ranch arena, taking the lead and the FEI Gold medal in a field of 18 contestants was Enrico Sciulli and the flashy sorrel mare, Patree 2008, owned by Maurizio Ambrosini. The two closed their run with a score of 216.
Giovanni Masi conquers the sixth consecutive Gold medal for Italy!
The FEI competition in Givrins closed with the Individual Young Riders competition which counted 15 horse-rider combinations. Claiming the Gold medal once again was Giovanni Masi De Vargas and his faithful horse, Remins Remedy, a beautiful bay stallion owned by Luca Zeni. Last to enter the pen, the pair closed their run with a 218.5.
July 3 - SVAG FEI European Championship Reining Young & Junior Riders: The Team Competition
Junior: It’s Gold for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for The Netherlands
Young Riders: Gold for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for Austria
In the Junior Team competition, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands participated with full teams. Belgium, Germany and Italy were also represented in the individual competition.
Taking home the Gold medal with a total score of 639 points was Team Italy. “I am really proud of our Junior riders,” said Roberto Cuoghi, president of the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) Reining committee. “Every year our junior riders change, yet they always ride to the top notch in international competitions. This goes to show that Italian reining is going in the right direction and that the future of these young athletes is bright.”
Young Riders Team Competition: Two-peat for Italy, Silver for Germany and Bronze for Austria
Austria, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands were represented by full teams and by individuals in the Young Riders competition. Joining the individual riders were competitors from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands.
Team Italy took their second FEI Gold medal of the day by closing with a total of 639.5 points. Sliding the Italian Team to the highest step of the podium were Elena Kompatscher & Dry Steps owned by Saverio De Filippis (0), Alessia Simoncini & Top O Spanish (209), Sara Ambrosini & Arc Think A Gunfire owned by Maurizio Ambroisini (210) and Giovanni Masi De Vargas & Remins Remedy owned by Luca Zeni (217.5).
July 2 – Ready to Go, Givrins!
Opening the show were the non pros where it took a 214 to win and was posted by Ewald Rifeser riding his Napoleone SG. The 6-year-old gelding is by One Gun and out of ARC Breakin N Blazin (by ARC Oak Enterprise), and was bred by Silvia Gandolfi.
In a field of 32 entries, winning the Jackpot Open, with a score of 216.5, were Annika Friesecke and RS Mcjac Hglo (Mcjac Flash x Harlan Glo x Duncans Candy Man), a gelding born in 2000 and owned by Ursula Niklaus.
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Photos: Courtesy of Andrea Bonaga (www.andreabonaga.it)
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