Week of April 9-14, 2018 · Cremona, Italy

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Carlo Ambrosini and Saturdaynight Tag sweep the NRHA European Futurity Non Pro Level 4 and 3 Championships

April 14, 2018

Carlo Ambrosini and Saturdaynight Tag sweep the NRHA European Futurity Non Pro Level 4 and 3 Championships

Carlo Ambrosini

Carlo Ambrosini

Cremona, April 13 – Provided by Simona Diale – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity, the largest reining show held outside of North America, this year celebrated its 10th anniversary; tonight, in Cremona, the €58,760-added European Non Pro Futurity closed the day and the first 2018 champions were celebrated.

Saturdaynight Tag, ridden by Carlo Ambrosini, was first to enter the pen in the second section of the clean-slate finals which counted 38 horses in the four divisions. Once the last horse walked out of the CremonaFiere arena, the 217 posted by the duo remained the highest score and the pair swept both the Level (L)4 and L3 Non Pro Futurity Championshipships. “It was worth waiting until the second section was over tonight, even though it was nerve racking” said the 19-year-old Italian rider. “This win is so special for me because my parents gave me Saturdaynight Tag — who is by our stallion, Saturdaynight Custom, and out of one of our broodmares, Kachina Tag — when he was 2 years old for my 17th birthday. He’s always been very special to me and he is super-talented. I didn’t realize until my last stop how well he had performed for me tonight.”

Ambrosini was quick to thank his parents for always being by his side and gave credit to his trainer, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner, for his work as well as NRHA Professional Marco Pettinari, who has been working for Ambrosini QH for the past five years. Saturdaynight Tag was bred and nominated by Ambrosini QH.

Lara Lorengo

Lara Lorengo

Lara Lorengo of Italy rode Magnum Chic N Chex to the L2 European Futurity Non Pro Championship as well as the L4 and L3 Non Pro Reserve Championship with a 216.5 score. The pretty mare by NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out of Buenonics Doughter is owned by PL Reining Horses — a breeding and training facility owned by Lorengo and her boyfriend, NRHA Professional Giuseppe Prevosti. The talented mare came to the NRHA European Futurity with the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) L4 Open title to her name with Prevosti in the saddle and, before making her way to Cremona, boasted over $37,700 NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) to her name. “Giuseppe gave me this mare to ride with the intent of me showing her here in January,” Lorengo said. “I was afraid I would not be able to ride such a talented and powerful horse. She’s small but she has a big heart and she showed me that from day one. I am very happy with our results tonight and cannot thank Giuseppe enough for all the support and for believing in me.”

Wictoria Stanco

Wictoria Stanco

Wictoria Stanco of Poland had already left her mark in the European Futurity Non Pro qualifier by posting the highest score. The 16-year-old rider from Poland did it again on finals night when she claimed the L1 Championship, with a 212.5, as well as the L2 Non Pro Reserve Championship. Stanco rode to top honors aboard her Remy Rooster SG, a stallion by Remin Whiz and out of Tea Rooster, a stallion bred and nominated by Italian Silvia Gandolfi. “I got this stallion last year two months before the Italian Futurity where I showed him and won the go round in the Level 1 non pro division,” said Stanco following her win. “I’ve always really liked him and I have to thank my trainer, Lukas Brucek, for doing a great job with him. The intention was that of showing him here this year but, before making the final decision, I showed him at the show held at Roleski Ranch in March where I won the NRHA Intermediate Non Pro class. At that point we decided we would come and he was great from day one. When you ride this horse, he makes everything seem so simple; all you need to do is trust him and he does the rest.

The L1 Non Pro Futurity Reserve Championship went to Matteo Bonzano of Italy who rode Dyro Big Chex (Big Chex To Cash x Miss Pickie Cody), a mare owned and nominated by 23 Quarter Horses Az. Agricola SS, to a 210.

On Saturday April 14, Europe’s best horses and riders will make their way in the CremonaFiere arena vying for the €143,744.61-added NRHA European Futurity Open titles. Purchase your tickets for the NRHA European Open Futurity finals:  Buy your tickets online for the Open Futurity Finals!

Ancillary Action

Rudi Kronsteiner

Rudi Kronsteiner

Prior to the NRHA European Futurity Non Pro finals, the €7,000-added NRHA Open saw NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner claim the top spot riding the 2017 NRHA Open Reserve World Champion AB Peppy Diamond, a stallion by OT Taris San Peppy out of Mare Made owned by Jennifer Nixdorf. The duo posted a 224.5 for the win. Watch his winning run here: https://www.facebook.com/196973233732712/videos/1610908432339178/

A special thank you to the 2018 NRHA European Futurity main sponsors KL Performance Horses, presenting sponsors Markel Insurance —Official Insurance of NRHA — and all the platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsors recognized at http://nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com/sponsors

PHOTOS COURTESY ANDREA BONAGA

Media Contact:  Simona Diale – simonadiale@gmail.com

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