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

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The NRHA European Futurity marks its 10th anniversary

April 9, 2018

For Immediate Release
2018 NRHA European Futurity
Cremona, April 9-14

Cremona, April 8 —Provided by Simona Diale — The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity marks its 10th anniversary this year. The prestigious European event, open to 4-year-old horses nominated in the NRHA Nomination Program, saw its debut in 2009 in Kreuth, Germany.

Bernard Fonck

Bernard Fonck

Winning the $125,000-added Level (L)4 Open in the very first edition was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck aboard Danny and Mireille Cerato’s Sail On Top Whizard. The duo continued their winning streak earning two NRHA European Affiliate Open Championships as well as the NRHA Open World Championship. With Fonck in the saddle, the talented stallion by Whizard Jac out of Miss N Sis closed his career in 2015 with over $287,000.

The L4 division of the very first $50,000-added Non Pro European Futurity was clinched by past NRHA Non Pro Champion and renowned breeder Claudio Risso of Italy riding home bred mare, RS Linkwood Jac (McJac Flash x NMSU Bonitas Jac).

Claudio Risso

Claudio Risso

For the second year running, the European Futurity will be held in Cremona, Italy, under the Italian Reining Horse Association’s (IRHA) management. Once again, Europe’s best horses and riders will be vying for the €130.740*-added Open and €48.350*-added Non Pro titles (*subject to change based on nominations). The event will also offer a full-slate of NRHA ancillary classes including the €7.000-added Open and the €3.000-added Non Pro.

Run in a qualifying go round and clean slate finals, the tenth edition of the NRHA European Futurity will start with the Open qualifier on Monday, April 9. Download a schedule http://nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com/2018/schedule.pdf

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.

Media Contact: Simona Diale – simonadiale@gmail.com – Cell: +39 340 5354629

 

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