Cremona, 9 April – Provided by Simona Diale – The 10th edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity opened the CremonaFiere arena to the Open Futurity qualifier. In a field of 104 horse-rider combinations, NRHA Giuseppe Prevosti posted a 223 to lead the Level (L)4 division riding Walla Golden Arrow, a mare by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Walla Walla Whiz out of Nu Chucka. “I got this stallion in training shortly after the 2017 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Futurity where he was ridden by [NRHA Professional] Pierluigi Chioldo,” said a thrilled Prevosti, who also placed on his second mount in the Open finals. “Chioldo moved to the south of Italy and his owner, Francesca Bertazzi, did not want to be so far away from her horse so – along with Chioldo – they thought he would be a good match for me. He is a very charismatic and talented horse who was nominated and bred by his owner, who is also the owner of his dam.”
Leading the L3 division with a 220 score were NRHA Professionals Stephan Rohde of Germany and Lukas Czechowicz of Poland. Rohde rode Michaela Maltz Szrama’s Glamshot, a stallion by I Am Shotgunner out of Boomernics Command, nominated by Sabrina Bojes. Czechowicz was seen riding CSG Piggiemove, a stallion owned, bred and nominated by Katarzyna Roleska.
With a 216.5 score, two lady reiners tied to lead the L2 Open division: NRHA Professional Mona Dorr riding G Whiz Gus (Inwhizable x Peppiment Patti), a gelding owned by Martin Bachmann and nominated by Heike Melanie Ebler, and NRHA Professional Petra Van Ede riding Cee U In Tinseltown (Hollywoodtinseltown x Miss Wimpy Hollywood), a mare owned, bred and nominated by Gisela Haas. Van Ede and Cee U In Tinseltown also lead the L1 Open division.
Open to 4-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA Nomination Program, the European Futurity is run in a qualifying go round and clean slate finals. The tenth edition of the NRHA European Futurity will continue with the Non Pro qualifier on Tuesday, April 10, and will be followed by the Open Consolation.
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
If you cannot make it to CremonaFiere, you can follow the action live on www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com where you will also find any information you may need.
Photos courtesy Andrea Bonaga
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