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High Roller Reining Classic Show – Day 2

For Immediate Release- 09-10-16: Day two of the 2016 High Roller Reining Classic spotlighted the kids and it’s so much fun to watch them compete. From the tiniest Short Stirrup competitors to the teens that are already eyeing Non Pro buckles, they are a delight to catch in action. In the Short Stirrup division Addisyn Schmersal teamed Cromer Out Whiz to win with a solid 70 score. The Youth 13 & Under class was the largest of the “kid” classes with 19 entries, though the Youth 14 -18 was not far behind with 18 teenagers participating.  Winner of the 13 & Under was Luca Fappani, riding Custom Spook, the horse Andrea Fappani rode at the HRRC last year to win the USEF Open.  Luca tied for second as well, riding his mom’s horse, Premier Diamond. Caroline Buchanan tied with him for second, riding Lucky Cee Blair. Caroline won the individual Gold Medal at last year’s  HRRC Youth Tournament. Kate Buchanan (Bronze individual Medal in the 2015) won the 14-18 with her good Vintage Neptune. Kaylee Naylor was second with Spookamatic. All of these winning kids are from Scottsdale, except for Addisyn who hails from Oklahoma. In the Breed Restricted Arabian competition Siena Krueger won the 13 & Under with VLQ Friendly Fire and Abbey Weiss won the 14-18 on Dun With Style RA.

Both the Lucas and the Preifert Arenas were very active on Saturday. The Youth classes were larger than anticipated and ran late, eventually pushing the show up to 10 pm Saturday night. In the Rookie competition Laura Johnson and Vintage Sparks won the Level 2 and 1 Rookie, as well as the DRHA Rookie and the Green Reiner. Joe Moran and AR Guns N Roses won the Prime Time Rookie and Leah Miller and Jac Be Whizard won the Green As Grass. After the kids finished up in the Lucas Arena, Robyn Schiller teamed Plenty Of Guns to win the Novice Horse Non Pro with a solid 72 and then took second as well, posting a 71.5 with CD Star Commander and taking home total prize money just over a $1000 for her efforts. Dan Huss won the Novice Horse Level 2 with Chics Dream for owner, Morris Kulmer of Bountiful, Utah. Shane Brown and Wimpys Lucky Girl were a half point behind to take second place for Holly Van Duys of Westcliffe, Colorado.  At evening’s end Crystal McNutt teamed Zee Gunslinger to win the NARHA 4/5 Yr Old Open Arabian Futurity, taking home over $1,600 for the run.

Following the WPR (World Para Reining) competition was television coverage for the local Tina Montana show, “What’s Country in Vegas”. The camera crew was visible all Saturday afternoon, interviewing and filming the WPR riders especially the charming and energetic Freddy Win and his talented Reiner, Downright Juicy (Trucker). “Trucker” is owned by Juli Moran and trained by Ashley Kelkenberg.

In addition to all of the above competition on its “day two”, Sunday will showcase the much anticipated NARHA Half-Arabian Open Futurities. The program that began several years ago as the ARBC has now evolved into the NARHA, the National Arabian Reining Horse Association. It’s a fledging group with a lot of energy and promise for tomorrow.

Watch all of the High Roller Reining Classic action LIVE via live stream broadcasting on www.HorseShowGlobal.com, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram, #HRRC.

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High Roller Reining Classic Show – Day 1

For Immediate Release- 09-09-16: The 2016 High Roller Reining Classic opened its doors and welcomed the horse world to “come on in” this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. The nine year old show is offering a cool half-million in cash and prizes over the next ten days, September 9th through 17th, at the South Point Event Center, Hotel and Casino. It’s the largest of the four major reining competitions presented annually by the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Brumley Management Group, LLC. This show is actually listed as the fourth largest NRHA competition globally!

The first reiner stepped eagerly into the Priefert Arena at 8:30 am and when the dust had settled, the outcome proved to be a very nice win in the High Roller Classic Open for Tom Foran and Blue Collar Tag.  Blue Collar Tag is owned by Sleipner, LLC of Beverly Hills, California. The 8-year-old bay gelding is sired by Two Million Dollar Sire, Whiz N Tag Chex.  Foran and Blue Collar Tag turned in a 74, which was also the high score of the day. Crystal McNutt and White Gunpowder placed second with a 73.5. Owner Kim Niven won on White Gunpowder last spring at the Wild Card Challenge in the Prime Time Non Pro.

The Intermediate Open was won by Maya Stessin and Gunsmokes TNT, the Limited Open by Spook Dunit and Jesus Chavez, the Rookie Professional by Daphne Thompson and Check Your Gun Lad, and the Open Cat 4 by Jessica Dooley and Maybe Lou Dunit.

On Saturday the Rookie Non Pro classes will take center ring at the Priefert Arena, along with the DRHA Rookie and Green As Grass reining. The World Para Reining riders will compete for money and prizes as well. The HRRC kids will be riding in the 2016 NARHA Youth Tournament across the way in the Lucas Oil Arena beginning at 8 am. Oklahoma Equine is scheduled to sponsor the annual NARHA Pizza Party at 1 pm in the upstairs, commercial exhibit’s area of the Lucas Oil Arena, near the High Roller Trophy Room. Friday’s show ended with a Draw and Bowling party for the kids upstairs in the South Point Bowling Center. They had a terrific time.

Sunday features more of the same exciting reining entertainment and mixes in the NARHA purebred and Half-Arabian Open Futurities for good measure. The program that began several years ago as the ARBC has now evolved into the NARHA, the National Arabian Reining Horse Association. This continuing innovative Arabian reining incentive offering has provided the Arabian horse community over $250,000 in NRHA prize money over the last few years!

Watch all of the High Roller Reining Classic action LIVE via live stream broadcasting on www.HorseShowGlobal.com, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram, #HRRC.

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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Be the judge with APHA’s Horse IQ video learning platform

Be the judge with APHA’s Horse IQ video learning platform

Screen_Shot_2016-09-01_at_2.00.06_PMIn a groundbreaking move, APHA has released an innovative new online exhibitor education platform called Horse IQ. The first of its kind, Horse IQ brings exhibitors up to speed with current rules and judging standards in a dynamic, easy-to-access and affordable model.

Horse IQ puts the potential for improvement at your fingertips. Each module focuses on one discipline; watch video examples with explanations of penalties and maneuver scores, judge a class online with “reasons” by an official judge, and put your skills to the test by judging numerous runs and comparing your scores to official APHA World Show judges’ scorecards. Horse IQ viewers receive the same information taught to carded judges at their annual educational seminars.

Trail and Western horsemanship modules are available now on Horse IQ—many more classes are coming soon.

Join Horse IQ

Screen_Shot_2016-08-30_at_6.58.05_PMAPHA Director of Judges David Dellin took the lead on making Horse IQ a reality, working with teams of expert horsemen to curate the content. APHA judges Carly Veldman Parks and John Briggs, along with Markel APHA Professional Horsemen Robin Frid and Bruce Walquist, worked with David to create the trail and horsemanship modules.

Dellin is excited about the potential of Horse IQ to bridge the gap between judging standards and exhibitor knowledge.

“This is a one of a kind delivery system for anyone wanting to become a better exhibitor or judge,” he said. “We are starting with trail and horsemanship, with many more disciplines to come as soon as we can finish producing them. I am very excited to be able to have this product for all parties interested in showing horses.”

Knowledge is Power!

Designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how horse show classes are judged and how to improve their own performances based on judging standards, Horse IQ is perfect for exhibitors of all ages, trainers, parents, judges, competitive horse judging teams and more.

Joining Horse IQ is easy and gives you on-demand access to hundreds of video clips and judging criteria at the click of a button. Subscription fees start at $6.99 per month for APHA members or $9.99 per month for non-members. Join now at aphahorseiq.com.

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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.

For more information, contact:
Cristin Conner
(817) 222-6409
Email: cconner@apha.com

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Southeast Region Elections Start October 1

The NRHA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the association and for representing the best interests of its members and the Association as a whole.

For this year’s elections, one 2017-2018 Southeast Regional Director seat is set to be filled by a vote of members to be held October 1 – November 1. The two members nominated by affiliates for this year’s elections are Jesse Chase and Shannon Rafacz. More information on these candidates can be found below to help you determine how to cast your vote.

How do I vote? Who can vote?

Eligible voting members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina are encouraged to look in the Members Only section of nrha.com or to page 140 of the September NRHA Reiner magazine for voting details. Additionally, Southeast region members will receive an email reminder later this month, or will receive a post card reminder if NRHA does not have an email on file for a member. NRHA PIN information as of September 1, 2016 will be needed to access online voting. To retrieve this information so you may vote, please contact Christa Morris-Stone (cmorris@nrha.com or 405-946-7400, ext. 105).

Please note that Associate, Youth and joint/corporate members are not eligible to vote.

Southeast Regional Director (Seats Open for Election: 1  /  Term: 2017-2018)

Jesse Chase • Wendell, North Carolina

jesse2 PREFERREDJesse Chase is a lifetime member of the NRHA and has also been an NRHA judge for the last thirteen years. Jesse earned a degree in 1994 in Equine Science and Management from Morrisville State College in New York and since then has been building himself a solid business and reputation along the east coast within the reining industry.

He owns and operates his farm with his wife and three sons, Jesse Chase Performance Horses, just outside of Raleigh in Wendell, North Carolina.  Jesse has close to twenty years of experience in training, colt breaking and coaching people of all levels in the reining discipline. (READ MORE HERE)

Shannon Rafacz • Citra, Florida

Shannon-Rafacz_0396SMHello, fellow members. Like many of you, I started in NRHA as a competitor and fell in love with the challenge, the horse, the people and the competition. It has always been “For the Love of the Game.” I am seeking re-election to my Southeast Regional Director seat for 2017 and 2018. I LOVE my role within the NRHA board and I am asking that you vote to let me continue my work with committees, task forces and board representation! As many of you know, our board structure has changed and the regions only have space for one representative. I want to be your representative!

I rode my first reiner in 1987, which means I have grown up in NRHA. I tend to speak about NRHA and family in the same sentence because for me it really has been. (READ MORE HERE)

The elections timeline and procedures can be found in the Members Only section of nrha.com or by clicking HERE.

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Riders announced for the $20,000- added NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

For Immediate Release-  Oklahoma City, Okla- (09-01-2016)
- The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the 10 riders chosen to compete in the $20,000- added NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau held during the 2016 NRHA Futurity and Adequan® NAAC.

During the month of August, the public had their chance to vote on the four NRHA members who would compete in the November Freestyle. 18 NRHA members submitted their best freestyle reining videos to be uploaded to our social media page in hopes that their scores would take them to compete for the “slide of their life”.

Based on the number of “likes” to the contestants’ video posted by NRHA, the top four scoring contestants to advance on to the Freestyle competition are: Terri June Granger of Dothan, Ala.; Robyn Schiller from Hollister, Calif.; Amber Edmonds of Pepperell, Mass.; and Olivia Pakula from Scottsdale, Ariz.

This great opportunity allows NRHA members and their horses to compete in this unique reining competition during the 2016 NRHA Futurity and to wrap up the 50th anniversary of NRHA.  The three top scoring riders from the 2015 Congress Freestyle and from the 2016 RAM Invitational NRHA Freestyle Reining have been invited to compete. Those six riders to round out the competition will consist of Pete Kyle, Drake Johnson and Heather Johnson from the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress and Bub Poplin, Shane Brown and Steve Schwartzenberger from the 2016 RAM Invitational NRHA Freestyle Reining.

The freestyle competition will take place on November 30th at 6 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena. Tickets will be available online at nrhafuturity.com

More information about the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show:

  • Reservations can be made at nrhafuturity.com/hotels
  • Purchase box and general admission tickets at nrhafuturity.com/tickets
  • Download the latest schedule at nrhafuturity.com/schedule
The world’s best reining horses and competitors come to Oklahoma City to compete for an estimated total purse and cash prizes of more than $2 million. This is one event NRHA does not want Oklahoma City, North America and the entire world to miss!
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4th Austrian Futurity Championship for Rudi Kronsteiner / Markus Gebert and Gennaro Lendi Co-Champions Open L4, 4-year-old horses

218 horses, 142 riders from all over Europe and 453 entries – that was the10th AustrianRHA Futurity and NRHA Show at Wiener Neustadt, an event which opens the Futurity season each year and offers a purse of $ 80,000-added plus valuable prizes. Almost 150 3- and 4-year-old horses had been entered for the Futurity classes, and there were a lot more entries in the Ancillary Show this year. With e.g. 50 horses in the Novice Horse Klassen (instead of 21 in 2015), the show had to start at 7 resp. 7.30 a.m. in the morning, and classes went to until late at night.

Helmut Schulz‘ beautiful Westernstar facility mit perfect conditions for reining, a helpful and very enthusiastic team as well as the wonderful summer weather did their part to make this event a very enjoyable one. Everybody was present at the Draw Party, together with family and fans. During the finals on Friday and Saturday, it was hard to get parking space, as the event attracted lots of visitors, not only from Austria but from all over Europe.

Angelika Gebert & Whiz A Lot

Angelika Gebert & Whiz A Lot

Angelika Gebert and Whiz A Lot win Non Pro L3/4, 3-year-old horses

This AustrianRHA Futurity was a very successful one for Angelika Gebert from Germany. She and her husband Markus claimed two Futurity Champion titles plus the Non Pro Trophy. Angelika and her APHA stallion Whiz A Lot (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Lotti vom Letter Berg) won the 3-year-old Futurity Non Pro Level 3 and 4. The stallion who was bred by Monika Peterka, had been leading after the Go round and scored a 217 in the final. The Reserve Championship was claimed by  Jennifer Nixdorf (AUT) who scored a 215.5 aboard her  AQHA mare Hollysmartin  (Hollywoodtinsel Town x Tarissmartin) bred by Karin Prevedel. Dr. Daniela Ratschew and Guns Still Smokin (Gunner x Scoot Lil Bow, breeder: McQuay Stables) placed third (214.5).

Luisa Werdaner becomes Non Pro Futurity Champion L1, 3-year-old horses

In the Non Pro Level 1 division, the winner was 15-year-old Lisa Werdaner (ITA), who had just earned team gold at the FEI European Championships Junior division,  Her American Quarter Horse mare Shine N Roll Spook (Smart Spook x Shining High Roller), which was bred by Gregg Hill, scored a 214 in a field of 9. Andreas Lukner (AUT) and his AQHA stallion  Onceuponastar (Spark N Whiz x Starmax RM, breeder: Massimo Rudari) placed second scoring a 213, with Sara Ambrosini (ITA) and Whizard Okay (Quiet Whiz x ARC Latest Sophie BH) following on third place (206).

Rudi Kronsteiner & Shine N Dixie

Rudi Kronsteiner & Shine N Dixie

Rudi Kronsteiner claims 3-year-old Futurity Open L4, Klaus Lechner Intermediate Open

The Open L4 was won by NRHA Million Dollar Rider and triple NRHA World Champion Open Rudi Kronsteiner (AUT) aboard Shine N Dixie (Shine Chic Shine x Nu Dixie Chex). The stallion bred by Kirsten Buffamayer and owned by Georg Hiltner, had already been leading after the go round together with Markus Schöpfer (ITA) aboard B My Sweet Dream and Gennaro Lendi (ITA) aboard Bluetrashsailor. In the final he scored a 219.5 earning the 4th AustrianRHA Futurity Championship Open L4 for Kronsteiner.

With a 218, Klaus Lechner (AUT) aboard Astrid Eisendle‘s AQHA mare Trashy (Gunnatrashya x ARC Martha Surprise, Züchter:Remo Cardi) became Reserve Champion L4 and Intermediate Open Champion. Lechner is a multiple Austrian Futurity Finalist and placed fourth at the FEI European Championship 2015. He also rode Hope and Chic (Chic Magnetic x Hope And Surprise, breeder and owner. Alessandro Cazzaniga) to third place honours in Int. Open scoring a 217, followed by Lukasz Czechowicz (CZE) aboard Andrzej Ciok‘s mare  Frozen Spookiness (Smart Spook x Frozen Slide, 216.5), and tied for third place in L4 with Gennaro Lendi (ITA) and JM Walla Big Star (Walla Walla Whiz x Ice Crazy Candy, owner Quarter Dream).

Futurity Champion Open L2: Vern Sapergia and HF Sand Bagger

The L 2 Open Championship was won by one of Europe’s best horsemen: Canadian Vern Sapergia aboard HF Sand Bagger (Jerry Lees Surprise x Hung Up On The Girl) scoring a 217.5. The gelding owned by Iris Larissa Autengruber, was bred by Heritage Farm. Lukasz Czechowicz and Frozen Spookiness placed second in L2. Czechowicz also rode Hot Spark Olena (Shiner Olena x Roosters Hot Piq)  to third place honours in L2 for breeder and owner  Katarzyna Roleska (215,5).

Bernardo Sarao wins Level 1 Open Futurity 3-year-old horses

Bernardo Sarao (ITA) and Vittorio Rabboni’s AQHA stallion Peppy Cadillac (Peptowa x Cadillac Dun, bred by Ingram QH) had altready been leading after the go round and scored a 213.5 in the final winning the L1 Open. Sarao is an NRHA European Futurity Finalist and IRHA Futurity Finalist. Walter Martini  (ITA) and Stoney Russell’s Who Whiz Cappacino (Who Whiz It x Ha Nic A Chic) bred by Clint Haverty, placed second scoring a 210.5. Gal Grahelj and  MS Lea Aledo (Epitome Aledo x Chickadualsha, owner Mojca Hrzenjak, breeder Glis Ranch) and Alessandro Dezzutto aboard Smart Baby Whiz (Spiderman Whiz x Smart Wheelin Lena, owner and breeder Rodolfo Marchetti) tied for third place (208).

Federica Rivolta & Black Magic Master

Federica Rivolta & Black Magic Master

Federica Rivolta and Black Magic Master claim Futurity Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro, 4-year-old horses

Federica Rivolta (ITA) and her 4-year-old AQHA mare Black Magic Master (Master Snapper x Smokin Sailor Jessie) had been leading after the go round together with Jan Tobias Kock aboard QT Red N Run. In the final she scored a 217 with a fine run winning both the Non Pro and Int. Non Pro. Black Magic Master was bred by Roberto Cuoghi. Rivolta rode this mare to 7th place in the Intermediate Non Pro at the Lombardia Reining Show. Two riders tied for the Reserve Championship Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro scoring a 211.5 each: Jan Tobias Kock (GER) aboard his stallion QT Red N Run (Dun It On The QT x Moms Lil Ruffian) and Gabriele Carrarini (ITA) aboard her NRHA European Futurity finalist CG Surprising Jewel (ARC Surprising Smart x Serra Doll Bar). QT Red N Run and Jan Tobias Kock were NRHA Breeders Futurity Ltd. Non Pro Reserve Champion in 2015.

Elena Gunter and Chic It Out win Non Pro L1
The Non Pro Level 1 was claimed by Elena Gunter (GER) aboard Chic It Out (Chic Magnetic x Baby Pride Out) who was bred by Vincenzo Golcino. Their score: 210.5. With this stallion, Elena Gunter was 2015 NRHA Breeders Futurity and AustrianRHA Futurity Non Pro finalist. Martina Zant (AUT) and Dunit Yankee Style (Hollywood Yankee Kid x Zena Kaliz Dee Dun) placed second scoring a 206.5, with Nadine Kamintzky (GER) and The Quantum Story (Great Resolve x Surprise Me Gamble) following in third place (205).

Markus Gebert & Wimpys Little Shine

Markus Gebert & Wimpys Little Shine

Futurity Open final L4 ends with  Co-Championship Markus Gebert and Gennaro Lendi

The Open Futurity final L3/L4, 4-year-old horses ended with a tie on first place between Markus Gebert aboard Wimpys Little Shine (Wimpys Little Step x Shine Like A Babe) and Gennaro Lendi aboard Capitana N Glo (Frozen Sailor x Rooster Flash N Glo) who scored a 220.5 each. The two decided against a run off and became Co-Champions.

Gennaro Lendi & Capitana N Glo

Gennaro Lendi & Capitana N Glo

Wimpys Little Shine  was bred by Quarterdream and is owned by Markus Gebert‘s Frau Angelika, who also won the Non Pro Futurity this year. Markus is a multiple IRHA Futurity Champion, NRHA Breeders Futurity and European Futurity finalist. Capitana N Glo was bred by Angelucci QH and is owned by Vittorio Rabboni. The mare was 8th at the NRHA European Futurity. FEI World Champion Reining Gennaro Lendi and the APHA stallion Big Gangster Cash (Big Chex To Cash x Gangsters Crome, owner Paolo Resi) also tied for third place honours in L4 with Davide Brighenti (ITA) aboard Laura Letizia Selvis’ OT Hot Rocks(Taris Valentine x Great Raquel). Both scored a 217.5.

With this, Brighenti was also Reserve Champion in Intermediate Open. Here, Arnaud Girinon aboard Kimberley Wegner’s Smart SS Spook BB (Smart Spook x Soft Whizspers) and Klaus Lechner aboard Dream On Top (Magnum Chic Dream x On Tops Josefine) owned by Ingrid Ernst, tied for third place honours scoring a 216.5.

Walter Martini and Dreamin With Dot win Open L1 and 2 again
Like in 2015, Walter Martini (ITA) and his Dreamin With Dot won the Futurity Championship Open Titel Level 1 and 2. The stallion is by Magnum With A Dream out of Dots Smartest Chic and was bred by Maud Allison Deshtels  in Texas. Walter Martini operates Martini Reining Horses in Campiago / Milano. His achievements include the Int. Open Championship Lombardia Reining.

With a 214.5, Dennis Schulz (AUT) and Whiz Smart Orima (Laredo Whiz x Authentic Smarima), placed second for breeders and owner Helmut Schulz, followed by Barbara Hengge aboard Harald Platteter’s Smart Chexaco Jac (Smartin x Miss Chexaco Jac, 213). Dennis Schulz is a multiple Bronze Trophy and European Champion, Maturity Champion and Austrian Champion. He is also a triple AustrianRHA Futurity Limited Open Champion as well as an Intermediate Open Champion.

In Level 1, two riders tied for the Reserve Championship: Juliane Rossner aboard Susanne Klaene’s gelding Whiz Night (Gunners Special Nite x Whizicle, breeder: Equine Plus) and Lars Süchting aboard  JF What A Ruf Juice (Ruf Dun It x What A Juicy Chic), owned by his brother Markus. Both scored a 211.5.

Markus Schöpfer and Jokin Whiz earn Open Trophy

With a fine run scoring a 220.5, NRHA World Champion Int. Open Markus Schöpfer and his Jokin Whiz (Who Whiz It x Jokin Peppy) won the Open Trophy again. Markus Schöpfer operates his breeding and training facility near Turin / Italy. With his 8-year-old stallion Jokin Whiz, bred by Cecilia Frediani and trained by Marko Manzi, he was 2015  Co –Champion Open and Int. Open at the Garden of England Show in Bodiam and SVAG CS Classic Intermediate Open Champion finishing the year as Int. Open World Champion. „It was a tough season,“ said Markus Schöpfer. „and I could feel it when I started showing Jokin Whiz this year. But he seems tob e perfectly alright again. He is a great horse- very, very talented with fine maneuvres and a huge heart.“

The Reserve Champion Open title was earned by NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner aboard Katja Jungfer’s What A QT Whiz (Dun It On The QT x Im A Class Whiz, 218.5), with Valentina Sagmeister and Smart N Artful (owner Andreas Hoermanseder) following on third place (216).

Non Pro Trophy Champion: Angelika Gebert and Charlys Step N Cool

With a 218.5, Angelika Gebert and her Charlys Step N Cool (Wimpys Little Step x Charlys Cool Running) became Non Pro Champion. The 6-year-old mare which was bred by Katja Jungfer, won the NRHA Italian Open Futurity and was third at the NRHA European Futurity as well as the NRHA Italian Derby with Markus Gebert in the saddle. Julia Gaupmann and her 6-year-old stallion Tinseltownsmokingun (Gunner x Miss Tinseltown) placed second (216.5) with Sabrina Ludwig and her 8-year-old Shining Tinsel (Tinsel Nic x Setting Off Sparks) following on third place.

Pressestelle: Ramona Billing, Tel. +49-6106-2835961, Fax +49-6106-2835973
email: Ramona.Fallei@t-online.de

Pictures courtesy of Christian Kellner

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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$ 80.000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show: The 4-year-old Finals

Federica Rivolta and Black Magic Master claim Futurity Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Championship 4-year-old horses

Italian Federica Rivolta and her 4-year-old mare Black Magic Master (Master Snapper x Smokin Sailor Jessie) had already been leading after the go round together with Jan Tobias Kock and  QT Red N Run. In the final, they scored a 217. Black Magic Master was bred by Roberto Cuoghi. Rivolta rode this mare to 7th place in Intermediate Non Pro at the Lombardia Reining Show.

Two riders tied for the Co-Reserve Championship Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro scoring a 211.5: Jan Tobias Kock aboard his stallion QT Red N Run (Dun It On The QT x Moms Lil Ruffian) and Gabriele Carrarini aboard her NRHA European Futurity finalist mare CG Surprising Jewel (ARC Surprising Smart x Serra Doll Bar). QT Red N Run and Jan Tobias Kock were NRHA Breeders Futurity Ltd. Non Pro  Reserve Champion.

Futurity Open Finale 4-year-old horses L4 ends with Co-Championship Markus Gebert and Gennaro Lendi

A great Open Futurity final 4-year-old horses L3 and L4 finished the 10th  AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show. It ended with a tie on first place Tie between Markus Gebert aboard Wimpys Little Shine (Wimpys Little Step x Shine Like A Babe) and Gennaro Lendi aboard Capitana N Glo (Frozen Sailor x Rooster Flash N Glo). Their fantastic runs had earned a 220.5 each. After a long Futurity week, both decided against a run off and became Co-Champions.

Wimpys Little Shine  was bred by Quarterdream and is owned by Markus Gebert’s wife  Angelika, who also won the Non Pro Futurity this year  Markus is a multiple IRHA Futurity Champion, NRHA Breeders Futurity and European Futurity Finalist.

Capitana N Glo was bred by Angelucci QH. The mare owned by Vittorio Rabboni was 8th at the NRHA European Futurity. FEI World Champion Gennaro Lendi also tied for third place honours in L4 aboard the Paint Horse Big Gangster Cash (Big Chex To Cash x Gangsters Crome, owner Paolo Resi) with Davide Brighenti and Laura Letizia Selvi’s OT Hot Rocks(Taris Valentine x Great Raquel)  – Their Score:  217.5.

This meant the Reserve Championship in Intermediate Open for Brighenti as well. Arnaud Girinon aboard Kimberley Wegner’s Smart SS Spook BB (Smart Spook x Soft Whizspers) and Klaus Lechner aboard Dream On Top (Magnum Chic Dream x On tops Josefine) owned by Judith Ernst tied for third place scoring a 216.5.

Pressestelle: Ramona Billing, Tel. +49-6106-2835961, Fax +49-6106-2835973
email: Ramona.Fallei@t-online.de

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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AYHC Award Nominations Due November 15, 2016

ayhclogowords_300_dpi_color_jpg_2The American Youth Horse Council is dedicated to recognizing those individuals and programs that enhance the lives of youth through their involvement with horses. Each year we recognize a Leader of the Year (an adult leader of a youth equine program), a Student Leader of the Year ( a youth, age 14-19, who demonstrates leadership), and an AYHC Youth Equine Industry Connections Award (an equine-related program that best helps kids “connect through horses.”)  The awards are announced at the annual AYHC Symposium each year. The deadline for these nominations is November 15, 2016. Corresponding applications are listed below.

Please note:  The person submitting the nomination must be a current AYHC member. The nominee is not required to be a current member of AYHC.

 AYHC Leader of the Year

This annual award recognizes the adult leader who best exemplifies outstanding leadership to young people within the horse industry. This award is presented each year during the annual AYHC Symposium. The AYHC Leader of the Year nomination is due November 15 each year.

AYHC Student Leader of the Year

This annual award goes to the student leader (age 14-19) who best demonstrates outstanding leadership to their peers in the equine industry. This leader introduces newcomers to the industry, mentors young horsemen and promotes the equine industry within their local community, in fun and innovative ways. The AYHC Student Leader of the Year nomination is due November 15 each year.

AYHC Youth Equine Industry Connections Award

The American Youth Horse Council seeks to recognize programs or organized activities that help build strong youth leaders within the equine industry. AYHC is seeking nominations for the annual AYHC Youth Equine Industry Connections Award (formerly titled Partnership Award). This award recognizes the organization, business or program that best provides leadership and inspiration to young people in accordance with AYHC’s mission of “connecting kids through horses.” The winner of this award is announced each year during the AYHC Symposium. The AYHC Connections Award Nomination is due November 15 each year.

Have questions?  Contact Danette McGuire by email at info@ayhc.com or by phone at 817.320.2005

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$ 80.000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show: These are the first Futurity Champions

$ 80.000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show:
These are the first Futurity Champions

Futurity Champion Open L2 (3-year-old horses): Vern Sapergia and HF Sand Bagger

 Vern Sapergia and HF Sand Bagger

Vern Sapergia and HF Sand Bagger

One of Europe’s most experienced trainers as well as one of its best horsemen did it again: Canadian Vern Sapergia rode the AQHA gelding HF Sand Bagger (Jerry Lees Surprise x Hung Up On The Girl) for owner Iris Larissa Autengruber to the Futurity Championship Level 2 Open. The horse bred by Heritage Farm, had already been first after the go round and scored a 217.5 with a brilliant run in the final.. Lukasz Czechowicz and the AQHA mare Frozen Spookiness (Smart Spook x Frozen Slide, breeder and owner: Andrzej Ciok) placed second scoring a 216. Czechowicz also placed third with the AQHA stallion Hot Spark Olena (Shiner Olena x Roosters Hot Piq) for breeder and owner Katarzyna Roleska (215,5). Altogether, 13 horses had made it to the Level 2 Final.

Bernardo Sarao wins Level 1 Open Futurity 3-year-old

It was in the Level 1 Open final as well, that the best rider of the go round became Futurity Champion: Bernardo Sarao (ITA) aboard the AQHA stallion A Peppy Cadillac (Peptowa x Cadillac Dun, owner Vittorio Rabboni, breeder Ingram QH) scores a 213.5 in a field of seven finalist.Sarao is an NRHA European Futurity and IRHA Futurity Finalist.

The Futurity Reserve Championship Open L1 was claimed by Walter Martini (ITA) aboard Stoney Russell’s Who Whiz Cappacino (Who Whiz It x Ha Nic A Chic) bred by Clint Haverty. The mare scored a 210.5. Walter Martini operates his facility Martini Reining Horses in Campiago / Mailand and won the AustrianRHA Futurity L1 and L2 last year.

Two riders tied for third place scoring a 208 each: Gal Grahelj aboard the  AQHA mare  MS Lea Aledo (Epitome Aledo x Chickadualsha, owner: Mojca Hrzenjak, breeder Glis Ranch)  and Alessandro Dezzutto aboard Smart Baby Whiz (Spiderman Whiz x Smart Wheelin Lena, owner and breeder Rodolfo Marchetti).

Open Futurity Champion Level 1 and 2, 4-year-old horses: Walter Martini and Dreamin With Dot
They did it again: after winning the AustrianHA Futurity Level 1 and 2 Open as a 3-year-old last year, Dreamin With Dot and Walter Martini repeated their success this year in the 4-year-old class. The stallion by Magnum With A Dream out of  Dots Smartest Chic, which was bred by  Maud Allison Deshtels  in Texas, scored a 218. Walter Martini operates Martini Reining Horses in Campiago / Milano.

The Reserve Futurity Championship in Level 2 was claimed by Dennis Schulz aboard Whiz Smart Orima (Laredo Whiz x Authentic Smarima) who scored a 214.5. The stallion was bred and is owned by Helmut Schulz. Barbara Hengge and Harald Platteter’s  Smart Chexaco Jac (Smartin x Miss Chexaco Jac) followed on third place in Level 2 with a  213. Dennis Schulz is a multiple Bronze Trophy and European Champion, Austrian Maturity Champion and Austrian Champion. He is a triple AustrianRHA Futurity Limited Open Champion as well as an Intermediate Open Champion.

In Level 1, two riders tied for the Reserve Championship: Juliane Rossner aboard Susanne Klaene’s gelding Whiz Night (Gunners Special Nite x Whizicle, Züchter: Equine Plus) and Lars Süchting aboard his brother’s  JF What A Ruf Juice (Ruf Dun It x What A Juicy Chic). Both scored a 211.5.

Luisa Werdaner wins Non Pro Futurity 3-year-old L1

Lisa Werdaner & Shine N Roll Spook

Lisa Werdaner & Shine N Roll Spook

Nine horses had made it to the 3-year-old Futurity Non Pro Level 1 final, and in the end it was the best horse of the go round that claimed the Championship. 15-year-old Lisa Werdaner (ITA) and her AQHA mare Shine N Roll Spook (Smart Spook x Shining High Roller) repeated their fine performance of the go round scoring a 214 and became AustrianRHA Futurity Champion Non Pro L1. The mare was bred by Gregg Hill. Lisa Werdaner earned team gold for Italy at the 2016 FEI European Championship Junior Riders where she placed 6th in the individual final.

Andreas Lukner (AUT) and his AQHA stallion Onceuponastar (Spark N Whiz x Starmax RM, breeder: Massimo Rudari) placed second scoring a 213.Sara Ambrosini (ITA) and Whizard Okay (Quiet Whiz x ARC Latest Sophie BH,breeder Maurizio Ambrosini) placed third (206). Sara  had with Not Quiet At All a second horse in the final.

Elena Gunter and Chic It Out claim Futurity Championship Non Pro L1. 4-year-old horses
The Non Pro Final Level 1, 4-year-old horses, was won by Elena Gunter (GER) and her  AQHA stallion Chic It Out (Chic Magnetic x Baby Pride Out) scoring a 210.5. With this stallion bred by Vincenzo Golzino, Elena was NRHA Breeders Futurity and AustrianRHA Futurity Non Pro Finalist.

Austrian  Martina Zant and her stallion  Dunit Yankee Style (Hollywood Yankee Kid x Zena Kaliz Dee Dun) placed second scoring a 206.5. The horse was bred by Gaby Wendlinger and was NRHA SBH Champion with her at the Whitsuntide Show. Nadine Kamintzky and The Quantum Story (Great Resolve x Surprise Me Gamble) placed third scoring a 205. The mare was bred by Davide Brighenti.

Pressestelle: Ramona Billing, Tel. +49-6106-2835961, Fax +49-6106-2835973
email: Ramona.Fallei@t-online.de

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