The Pre Futurity L4 & L2 Open Champions!

By Simona Diale – Riding Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel’s Start A Revolution, a stallion by Einsteins Revolution and out of Plenty Of Rest (by Custom Crome), Sylvia Rzepka of Germany won the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Pre Futurity Level (L) 4 Open with a score of 218. “This is probably one of the most talented horses I have ever ridden,” said a smiling Sylvia about her mount, bred by Wagman, Ranch Inc., with whom she recently won the Austrian Reining Horse Association Futurity L4 Open. Start A Revolution was purchased by Sylvia at the 2012 NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale (consigned by Wagman Ranch).

 

The reserve championship, a half a point behind the winners, went to another Lisec/Klipfel owned horse, This Wimpys So Fly (Wimpys Little Step x Fly Flashy Jac), between the reins of NRHA Professional Cody Sapergia.Taking home the Pre Futurity L2 Open title, after posting a 215.5, was Italian Mirko Piazzi riding VR Great Spark, an own son of Jacs Electric Spark, bred and owned by  Vittorio Rabboni.  The pair also placed third in the L4 Open.

 

Taking second place honors in the L2 Open with a 215 were Pierluigi Fabbri and BB Scenic Gunlady (by Spooks Gotta Gun) owned by Alessandro Maioli and Luca Righi.

 

The NRHA European Non Pro Pre Futurity
Young Manuel Cortesi of Italy earned the co-championship in the Pre Futurity Non Pro L4 with his two mounts.  Riding his MP Custom Be Sweet, a stallion by Custom Pistol and out of Olena Pride, and his mare PC Galina Rooster (Ricochet Rooster x Lady Skinsail), Cortesi posted the same score, a 215.5.  “This is the first real show for both my horses.  I’m really happy with both of them, and I look forward to showing them at the NRHA of Germany Breeders Futurity and at the Italian Futurity.”

 

Claiming third place honors in the L4 Non Pro and winning the L2 Non Pro was Elena Kompatscher riding her father’s Lenas Little Tangy (Justa Little Tangy x Dolomithic).  Aboard the pretty mare bred by Melitta Stuflesser, Elena scored a 213.5. The L2 reserve championship, with a score of 211.5, went to Edoardo Bernardelli riding Genuine Big Chex (Big Chex To Cash x Last Genuine Pine).

 

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FEI Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders

By Simona Diale - It was an action-packed day today in Manerbio, Italy for those competing in the FEI Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders held in conjunction with the NRHA European Derby. After all, the horses successfully went through the Veterinary Inspection, and the Draw Party was a fun-filled for all the riders representing Austria, Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and Italy.

The Junior and Young Rider Team Competition and Individual Qualifier will take place tomorrow, Thursday, September 12 at 3:30 pm.

The draw is available on: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=298.

The Junior and Young Rider Individual Competition will be held on Saturday, 14 September. Continue reading to see which riders are representing each country.

(Left: 2011 Team Podium – Team Italy Gold Medal, Team Germany Silver Medal, Team The Netherlands Bronze Medal)
(Right: 2011 FEI Young Riders Team Competition . Team Italy Gold, Team Belgium Silver, Team Germany Bronze)
 
AUSTRIA    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
YOUNG RIDERS    
Julia Gaupmann Cody Rooster Delmaso 8
Anna Lisec Whizable 8
Alexander Nestelberger Shining Step 8
GREAT BRITAIN    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
JUNIORS    
Tabitha Sternberg Allen Yelena My Way 15
Fiona Howard Spookanic 7
Isobel La Pla Wimpys Little Gal 6
GERMANY    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
YOUNG RIDERS    
Hübner Nicole Pepto Sugar Time 7 Team
Krämer Fabienne Hot Chic Dream 12 Team
Ann-Kathrin Wendel Gumps BH Jane BB 6 Ind
Luhmer Jennifer Peppys Lil Dreamer 7 Team
Zschau Franziska Shes Lil Dunit 6 Team
JUNIORS
Engel Vanessa Come whiz me 11 Team
Wagner Shawn Oakendokie 13 Team
Kalk Daniel Sheza Custom Crome 8 Ind
Voss Anna Small Smarty 6 Team
Maria Gina Gunners Enterprise 9 Team
ITALY    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
YOUNG RIDERS    
Ambrosini Sara Quiet Whiz 9 Team/Ind
Cortesi Manuel The Slide Surprise 14 Team/Ind
Lorengo Lara Boemil Twit Robotop 7 Team/Ind
Masi de Vargas Giovanni Remins Remedy 8 Team/Ind
Perini Davina Arc Tuebulence Out 11 Ind
Roasio Martina West Coast Oakie 7 Ind
JUNIORS
Ambrosini Carlo Kachina Tag 7 Team/Ind
Casolino Gaia Senorita For Me 8 Ind
Esti Maddalena Rickashay Ray 16 Team/Ind
Martinelli Linda Rebecca Playgirl Onthe Rocks 6 Team/Ind
Sciulli Enrico The Gunner King 8 Team/Ind
Simoncini Alessia Top O Spanish 13 Ind
NETHERLANDS    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
YOUNG RIDERS  
Sharon de Groot Conquistador Sis 8
Liza Groot Severt Expressed by Starlite 11
Larissa Klaassen Brim Hats Benz 10
JUNIORS    
Zoey Kant Its Dun Time 14 Team
Alissa Leloux Little Smart Jameen 12 Team
Giomani Puts Color Me Cuervo 7 Team
Zen de Witt Great Kid Whiz 15 Team
Famke Algera Amarillas Boomerchex 6
Bo Omes Royal Del Cielo 11
POLAND    
Rider Name Horse Name Age
Lukasz Czechowicz Arcletic Jac 9

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NRHA European Derby Qualifying Go-Rounds

By Simona Diale - Over 400 horses from all over Europe made their way to the Palasturla in Manerbio, Italy, to showcase Reining at its best in the third edition of the NRHA Euro100,000-added European Derby & Euro3,750-added Pre Futurity. Open to 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-year-old horses, the NRHA European Derby is run in a qualifying go-round and a clean slate finals.

This year the prestigious event will also include the much awaited for FEI Young Rider and Junior European Reining Championship.

NRHA KL Performance European Open Derby – The first go-round!

(For photos of the competition, visit the Gallery.)

Taking the lead in the European Derby Open level 4 (L4) division, after posting a 224, was Italian NRHA Professional Gennaro Lendi with Piccolo Spanish between the reins.  Owned by Giancarmine Sabatino and bred by Cecilia Frediani, the 7-year-old stallion by Spanish Snapper and out of Jokin Peppy is the 2009 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Futurity Open Reserve Champion, the 2010 NRHA Germany Breeders Futurity Bit Open Champion and the 2011 NRHA European Derby Open Champion.  Piccolo Spanish has earned $56,812.99 in NRHA competition.

Two riders tied to lead the level 3 (L3) open division with a 219.5: Francesco Martinotti of Italy, riding Rambo Bo Sun for owner Giulia Degiovanni, and Roberto Prevosti, also of Italy, riding his Whizzle N Smoke. Rambo Bo Sun (Bars Jacson Bo x Be Aech Sabra) is a 6-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion bred by Franco Rosso who has won $16,550.04 in NRHA LTE. With Martinotti in the saddle, the two won the 2012 NRHA European Derby Open L1 and L2 championships and were 2012 IRHA Derby Open L1 champions.

Prevosti also rode Whizzle N Smoke, a 6-year-old American Paint Horse stallion, to lead the L 2 and L1 divisions.  Bred by Glenn Kaplan, the flashy stallion has won $6,200.57 in NRHA competition.  Between the reins of Martin Gamper, he claimed the 2012 IRHA Derby Open L3 reserve championship.Open riders still have a chance to earn a spot in the Finals scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. tomorrow morning in the Consolation.

NRHA Roleski Euro28,000-added Non Pro Derby

Young Manuel Cortesi of Italy and Pia Kalle of Gemany once again left their mark in the show pen by taking the lead in the qualifying go-round of the Roleski Non Pro European Derby after marking a 218.5.

Cortesi was seen riding his PC Custom Blackwidow (Custom Crome x Jan Crocker), a mare bred by Elia Bonanni who boats $33,130.88 LTE.  The pair, no strangers to the winners circle, won the L4 and L3 non pro divisions at Italian Reining Horse Association Derby, tied for third place in the L4 and L3 non pro divisions at the 2011 NRHA European Derby and placed fourth in the L4 non pro divisions at the 2012 event.

Kalle rode her Lil Kali Pep today. The German rider bred this stallion by Lil Dry Peppy and out of  Kaliz Golden Happily who to date counts $14,932.88 LTE.  Pia and her mount are also leading the L3 and L2 non pro divisions. The two placed fourth in the L4 non pro divisions at the 2010 NRHA Germany Breeders Snaffle Bit Futurity and made the finals in all non pro divisions at the 2011 NRHA European Futurity.

Leading the L1 non pro division, with a score of 215, are Pistol Silhouette (Custom Pistol x Peaches Silhouette) and German Joline Nollet. The pretty mare, bred by Steve Simon, has earned $9,595.38 in NRHA LTE.  With Dominik Reminder in the saddle, she was a L4 and L3 non pro division finalist at the 2012 NRHA European Futurity and claimed second place honors, with Grischa Ludwig, at the 2013 NRHA Germany Breeders Derby.

Non Pro riders still have a chance to ride for a spot in the Finals scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. in the Consolation which will be held on Wednesday morning.

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On the road to Manerbio – NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity

NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity

FEI Young Rider & Junior European Reining Championship

September 8-14, Manerbio – Italy

On the road to Manerbio!

Over 400 horses and riders are making their way to Manerbio, Italy, where Reining will be showcased at its best in the third edition of the National Reining Horse Association  (NRHA) Euro100,000-added European Derby & Pre Futurity.  This year the prestigious event will also include the much awaited for FEI Young Rider and Junior European Reining Championship.

NRHA European Derby

Open to 4-5-6 and 7 year-old horses, the NRHA European Derby is run in a qualifying go-round and clean slate finals.  The 4-year-old horses must be nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program.  This year , listing the Euro69,000-added Open Derby is named after Main Sponsors, KL Performance Horses, Austria.  Naming the  Euro28,500-added Non Pro Derby is the Roleski Ranch, Poland.

Both the Open and Non Pro Derby count 99 entries, please click on the links below for the Unofficial Draw.

http://itrha.com/images/DOC%20Segreteria/SEGRETERIA2013/eurderby/DERBY_OPEN_Draw.pdf

http://itrha.com/images/DOC%20Segreteria/SEGRETERIA2013/eurderby/DERBY_NONPRO_Draw.pdf

NRHA European Open & Non Pro Level 4 & Level 2 Pre Futurity

The Pre Futurity is open to 3-year-old horses that may be shown one or two handed.  The competition will take place in one go round on Wednesday afternoon.

FEI Young Rider & Junior European Reining Championship

Italy is proud to host the second edition of the FEI Young Riders & Junior European Reining Championship.  The much awaited for competition open to the young European reiners will take place on Thursday with the Team Competition.  The Individual Competition will take place on Saturday.

FEI EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 YOUTH/YOUNG RIDERS
Horse Rider
GREAT BRITAIN
YELENA MY WAY TABITHA STERNBERG ALLEN
SPOOKANIC FIONA HOWARD
WIMPYS LITTLE GAL ISOBEL LA PLA
GERMANY
COME WHIZ ME VANESSA ENGEL
OAKENDOKIE SHAWN WAGNER
SHEZA CUSTOM CROME DANIEL KALK
GUNNERS ENTERPRISE MARIA GINA
ITALY
KACHINA TAG CARLO AMBROSINI
RICKASHAY RAY MADDALENA ESTI
PLAYGIRL ONTHE ROCKS LINDA REBECCA MARTINELLI
THE GUNNER KING ENRICO SCIULLI
TOP O SPANISH ALESSIA SIMONCINI
SENORITA FOR ME GAIA CASOLINO
THE NETHERLANDS
AMARILLAS BOOMERCHEX FAMKE ALGERA
ITS DUN TIME ZOEY KANT
LITTLE SMART JAMEEN ALISSA LELOUX
ROYAL DEL CIELO BO OMES
COLOR ME CUERVO GIOMANI PUTS
GREAT KID WHIZ ZEN DE WITT
   
FEI Young Riders Team Competition
Horse Rider
AUSTRIA
WHIZABLE ANNA LISEC
CODY ROOSTER DELMASO JULIA GAUPMANN
SHINING STEP ALEXANDER NESTELBERGER
GERMANY
PEPTO SUGAR TIME NICOLE HUEBNER
HOT CHIC DREAM FABIENNE KRAEMER
PEPPYS LIL DREAMER JENNIFER LUHMER
SHES LIL DUNIT FRANZISKA ZSCHAU
GUMPS BH JANE BB ANN-KATHRIN WENDEL
ITALY
QUIET WHIZ SARA AMBROSINI
THE SLIDE SURPRISE MANUEL CORTESI
BOEMIL TWIN ROBOTOP LARA LORENGO
REMINS REMEDY GIOVANNI MASI DE VARGAS
ARC TUEBULENCE OUT DAVINA PERINI
WEST COAST OAKIE MARTINA ROASIO
THE NETHERLANDS
EXPRESSED BY STARLITE LIZA GROOT SEVERT
CONQUISTADOR SIS SHARON DE GROOT
BRIM HATS BENZ LARISSA KLAASSEN
POLAND
ARCLETIC JAC LUKAS CZECHOWICZ

 

 

For further and complete information please log on to www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com and  www.itrha.com

NRHA European Derby & Pre Futurity Deadline

September 8-14, Manerbio – Italy

FEI Young Rider & Junior European Reining Championship

Our Main Sponsors:  KL Performance Horses & Roleski Ranch

By Simona Diale – On September 8 – 14 in Manerbio, Italy, the Palasturla facility will host the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Euro100,000-added European Derby & Pre Futurity.  This year, the third edition of the prestigious event will also include the much awaited for FEI Young Rider and Junior European Reining Championship.

NRHA European Derby

The European Derby is open to 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-year-old horses and is run in a qualifying go-round and clean slate finals.  All 4-year-olds must be nominated in the NRHA European Nomination Program.  This year the Euro69,000-added Open Derby is named after Main Sponsors, KL Performance Horses.  Owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel of Austria, the ranch is dedicated to the training and breeding of reining horses.  “We are very happy to be able to sponsor the European Derby as we believe it is an event that will further grow the sport in Europe,” said Sabine.

Naming the Euro28,500-added Non Pro Derby is the Roleski Ranch of Stare Zucovice in Poland.  “It is with great pleasure that Roleski will be supporting the European Derby. I have been following the growth of the sport in the Old Continent in the past five years, and I am happy to be able to further promote it by sponsoring the upcoming edition of the European Derby,” said Katarzyna Roleska. Roleska and her family own the Polish breeding and training facility that is home to great reining champions.

The deadline for entries in the NRHA European Derby is August 10.  It is possible to enter online at www.showmanager.eu.

NRHA European Open & Non Pro Level 4 & Level 2 Pre Futurity

The Pre Futurity is open to 3-year-old horses that may be shown one or two handed.  The competition will take place in one go round on Wednesday afternoon.  The entry deadline is August 10.

FEI Young Rider & Junior European Reining Championship

Italy is proud to host the second edition of the FEI Young Rider & Junior European Reining Championship.  The much awaited for competition open to young European reiners will take place on Thursday with the Team Competition.  The Individual Competition will take place on Saturday.

For information, please visit www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com and www.itrha.com.