29. 7. 18 - WRWS/NRHA - - NRHA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees.
Oklahoma City, Okla. –
Following the presentation of the Hall of Fame Committee’s recommended nominees, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors and past Hall of Fame inductees voted to approve Dun It For Chex and Bill Bradley for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. The NRHA Hall of Fame is a project of the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF).
NRHA Lifetime Member Bill Bradley earned his first NRHA paycheck in 1994 and has been a successful non pro competitor ever since. His nomination celebrated how he spread his love for reining by supporting trainers such as Craig Schmersal, Dell Hendricks, Robin Schoeller, Fernando Salgado, Eduardo Salgado, Dany Tremblay, Barak Gibori, Shawn Flarida, and many others. Continuing his impact, Bradley was a catalyst in the creation of the Reining Horse Sports Foundation, now known as the Reining Horse Foundation. In 2001, he became a founding donor of RHF and helped set the course for the future of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Later, he served in multiple officer positions, including president, for quite some time. Bradley has been instrumental in many fundraising campaigns fostered to support RHF’s core programs, either as an officer, organizer, or donor. His passion for RHF continues on today.
On a regional level, Bradley is known for being a leader. He served as president of the Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association (OVRHA) for many years. Following this involvement, he progressed to the NRHA Board of Directors and then advanced to serve as NRHA President in 2005. During his term, NRHA’s expansion into Europe vastly accelerated, bringing large, active reining associations under the NRHA umbrella. His enthusiasm for growth continues with his backing of young rider and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) equestrian programs.
Dun It For Chex
Dun It For Chex, by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and Six Million Dollar Sire Hollywood Dun It and out of Silver N Blue Chex, is currently owned by Cardinal Hill Training Center, LLC. The exceptional mare has proven herself by producing some of today’s most recognizable reining horses.
Although her career did not take her to the show pen, her offspring have earned more than $930,000 in NRHA competition, placing her third on the NRHA leading dams list.
Dun It For Chex has 20 NRHA money-earners with more foals nearing competition age. Her first produce in 2000 was the notable Starbucks Sidekick (by Smart Starbuck) who earned nearly $200,000 in NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) at the NRHA Futurity, two NRHA Derbies, two FEI World Equestrian Games™, and many other events. Since that time, she’s been matched with several different stallions and continues to deliver high-achievers. Those offspring include: Wranglin In Chex by Starlights Wrangler ($70,600 NRHA LTE), Masked Gun by Gunner ($67,855 NRHA LTE), Whizzen For Chex by Topsail Whiz ($65,160 NRHA LTE), and Hollywood Nites by Gunners Special Nite ($64,520 NRHA LTE). Dun It For Chex’s most successful son is Dun If For Whizkey (by Topsail Whiz), also owned by Cardinal Hill Training Center, LLC. The 2013 stallion has earned nearly $215,000 including the 2016 NRHA Futurity Level (L)4 Open Reserve Championship.
Hall of Fame Inductions
The 2018 inductees and soon-to-be-announced Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be honored at Sliders’ Night Out on November 28th at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity. RHF is creating a special night recognizing new and previous NRHA Hall of Fame inductees.
28. 7. 18 - WRWS/FN - WEG Tryon: Longlist Reining aufgestellt
Beirat Reining benennt Reiter und Pferde für Weltreiterspiele.
Der Beirat Reining des Deutschen Olympiade-Komitees für Reiterei (DOKR) hat die Reiner benannt, die auf der Longlist für die Weltreiterspiele vom 11. bis...
Weltreiterspiele in Tryon: Deutsche Longlist Reining steht.
Der Beirat Reining des Deutschen Olympiade-Komitees für Reiterei (DOKR) hat die Reiner benannt, die auf der Longlist für die Weltreiterspiele vom 11. bis 23. September in Tryon stehen.
Es sind folgende Reiter (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge):
- Elias Ernst (Windeck) mit „USS N Dun It“
- Mandy Faust (USA) mit „Highlanders Scandal“
- Grischa Ludwig (Bitz) mit „Ruf Lil Diamond“
- Alexander Ripper (Fürth) mit „Bay Gunner“ und „Spam with a Gun BB“
- Robin Schöller (USA) mit „Wimpy Kaweah“
- Gina Maria Schumacher (SUI) mit „Gotta Nifty Gun“ und „Snip O Lution“
- Julia Schumacher (Bitz) mit „Cœurs Little Tyke“
- Oliver Stein (Rhede) mit „Litn Up Conquistador“
- Markus Süchting (Steyerberg) mit „Spotlight Charly“
- Maria Till (Leipzig) mit „ARC Captain“.
„Ich glaube, das ist die beste Longlist, die wir je hatten“, sagt Bundestrainer Nico Hörmann. „Wir haben sehr viele gute Reiter und Pferde, und ich bin froh, dass wir in diesem Jahr so viel Qualität haben.“ Welche vier Reiter dann bei den Weltreiterspielen vom 11. bis 23. September an den Start gehen, entscheidet der Bundestrainer in Absprache mit dem Beirat Reining Anfang August.
Bei den Weltreiterspielen starten die Reiner am Mittwoch, 12. September, mit dem Mannschaftswettbewerb.
Titelverteidiger ist das Team aus Belgien, die deutschen Reiner holten 2016 Silber. Das Einzelfinale findet dann in der Nacht von Samstag auf Sonntag statt.
27. 7. 18 - WRWS/NRHA - Rik Stoltennkamp and „Jaylo Chic Olena“ are the 2018 NRHA European Affiliate Rookie Level 1 Champions.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championship offered a great show with rookie riders vying for the European Affiliate title. In a field of 36 qualifiers representing 13 nations, Dutch Rik Stoltennkamp and his Jaylo Chic Olena (Imchocolateiknowit x Broadaniac Twist) performed to a 211.5 and to the top step of the podium. “I really did not expect to have the winning run,” said an enthused Stoltennkamp who came to Kreuth specifically to show in this class. “This is my first time showing at such a big event and my mare is only 5-years-old so I would never have imagined that we could win this title. I’ve had her for three years and you need to be a team to do this — I guess we are!”
The champion received an NRHA Corporate Partner Silver Spurs Saddles saddle, an NRHA plaque, a pair of NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine splint boots and an NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silver Smiths buckle.
The German flag flew high on the second step of the podium as Julie Van Laer and her own Bucks N Jewels (Smart Starbuck x Jewels Freckalena) performed to a 209. The reserve champions received a pair of bell boots offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine, a pair of spurs offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths and an NRHA plaque.
Half-a-point behind, Martina Lissova of the Czech Republic riding her HH Golden Shiner (Mia Shiner x Crona O Lon) and Isabeau Kiser of Sweden aboard Lil Gun Fire (Colonels Lil Gun x LZL Tuff Red Rasberi) shared the third step. They received a pair of stirrups offered by NRHA along with an NRHA plaque.
On Thursday, July 26, the NRHA European Intermediate Non Pro, Limited Non Pro and Rookie Professional Affiliate Champions will be crowned in one of the most successful European Affiliate Championships of all time.
NRHA Ancillary Rookie Action
Winning the NRHA Rookie Level 2 in a field of 42 entries with a 211 was Cornelia Wolf of Austria riding her Arc Mister Playgun (Topgun Whiz x Play Girl Enterprise) owned by Andreas Wolf. “I am thrilled with this win, especially because this horse belongs to my dad and I’ve never shown him before!” said Cornelia.
Amber Heidbuchel of Germany placed her Wimps Lil Prize (Wimpys Little Step x Jo Ell Enterprise) second after scoring a 210.5.
Taking the first place in the NRHA Rookie Level 1, which counted 35 entries, was Silke Hendrix of Germany riding Twisted Lil Chic (Smart Chic Olena x Chocolate N Sweet). “I am thrilled with this win because this is the very first time that I have had the chance to show in such a big arena,” said Hendrix. “I’ve had my mare for the past two years and I have to give credit to my trainer, [NRHA Professional] Tiara van Dongen, for coaching me all the way to this win.” The duo scored a 209.5.
Second place honors, a point behind, went to Martina Lissova of the Czech Republic and her HH Golden Shiner (Mia Shiner x Crona O Lon).
Ancillary action in Kreuth will continue on Thursday, July 26 with the $960-added NRHA Intermediate Non Pro and $480-added Limited Non Pro classes.
Make sure to follow the action live on www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com .
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25. 7. 18 - WRWS/NRHA - NRHA European Derby Open action fills the Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth.
Over 35 countries worldwide watched the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Open qualifier thanks to the live stream offered by MP-Video Westernsport TV. They had the chance to see Shiners Voodoo (Shiners Voodoo Dr x BR China Rose) post the highest score in the $56,665-added* Level (L)4 division with multiple past NRHA Open World Champion Ann Fonck in the saddle.
The duo set the bar early in the draw by posting a 222.5 and held on to the lead until the last of the 114 entries performed. Fonck, who has had the 5-year-old stallion in training since he was a 3-year-old, once again praised his talent. “We’ve come a long way together and he’s been great to show,” she said. “He was really good for me here, in particular considering that we came here straight from the CS Classic where we showed in the [SVAG CS Classic] Maturity. What makes me even happier is that I managed to qualify all three of my mounts in the finals.”
Owned by Kimberly Wegner, the flashy American Quarter Horse stallion was bred by Patricia Blakeney Creson and was nominated by Reto Erdin. To date, he has won over $46,700 in NRHA competition together with his only rider, Ann Fonck.
NRHA Professional Massimiliano Ruggeri rode Mister Little Uno (Mister Uno x Bonita Bahia) to a 220.5, the top score in the $40,585-added* L3 Open division. Owned, bred and nominated by Paolo Morandotti, the 8-year-old stallion has over $51,000 NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE), all won between the reins of the Italian Professional. “I broke and trained this great little horse and brought home quite a few titles on him, so making the finals after a great qualifier here fills me with joy,” he said.
NRHA Professional of Israel Yoav Sugar reined Heidigun (Gunnatrashya x Heidi Sailor), owned by Eyal Carmon, to a 218, tying for the top score of the qualifier in the $23,191-added* L2 Open division. The 5-year-old mare by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya was bred and nominated by Angelucci Quarter Horses. NRHA Professional Markus Morawitz also scored a 218 riding Gunners Chic Magnet, a 7-year-old stallion by NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Gunner out of Wind Her Up Chic, owned by Joseph and Tamara Ahorner, bred and nominated by Oldenburg Farm LLC.
In the $11,595-added* L1 division, two NRHA Professionals scored a 215.5 to lead the qualifier: Petra van Ede riding Whizzin Wimp (Wimpys Little Tejano x Alicias Conquistador), a 5-year-old gelding owned by RS Reining Horses, bred and nominated by Roel van Dijk and Josefin Lintner aboard NRHA Markel Graduate Gunners Western Star, a 6-year-old mare by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya out of West Coast Princess owned by Anaïs Gasser, bred and nominated by Steve Tyner.
Riders that did not make it to the finals will have a chance to make their way to the closing night finals on Saturday, July 28 through the Open Consolation held on Wednesday, July 25.
Make sure to follow the action live on www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com
25. 7. 18 - WRWS/NRHA - The NRHA European Derby opens with Non Pro Derby Competition
Close to 480 horses made their way to Kreuth, Germany, where the 2018 NRHA European Derby, open to 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-year-old horses, alongside the NRHA European Affiliate Championship, is being held. Since 2009, foals have been required to nominate to the NRHA Nomination Program to be eligible to enter both the NRHA European Derby and Futurity to win added money created by the program and to earn nominator incentives.
There has been overwhelming support of the NRHA Nomination Program since its inception and, in 2017, the program’s eighth year, 1,589 weanlings were European-nominated. The most in the program’s history.
In the first day of competition, the first go, first section of the NRHA European Non Pro Derby was held along with the $11,400-added NRHA European Open Affiliate Championship and $2,250 NRHA Open ancillary class.
Taking the lead in the first section of the NRHA European $23,256-added* Level (L)4, $17,393-added* L3 and $9,939-added* L2 Non Pro Derby was Austria’s Ulrike Krueger who posted a 218.5 riding her 6-year-old mare SL Shesgotmesparklin (Jacs Electric Spark x Shes Customized) for the lead.
In the $4,969-added * L1 division, Lena Alberti of Germany rode her own 8-year-old gelding Asso Del Cielo (Ricochet Rooster x Jackie Cody Pine) to the lead after scoring a 213.
The second day of competition will welcome back non pro riders with the second section of the NRHA European Non Pro Derby qualifier, counting 127 entries, followed by the first section of the NRHA European Open Derby first go, first section.
*(subject to change based on nominations)
Fonck and „What A Wave“ are NRHA European Affiliate Open Champions
The inaugural edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championship was held in Egna Ora, Italy, in 2002. Every two years the prestigious event has changed location and, for the first time in history, it is held in Kreuth, Germany, alongside the 2018 NRHA European Derby.
The Ostbayernhalle arena opened its doors to competition today with the first go round, first section of the NRHA European Non Pro Derby and closed the day by crowning the NRHA European Affiliate Open Champions. NRHA Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck rode What A Wave (Tidal Wave Jac x What A Sunrise) to yet another championship: The duo clinched the NRHA Open World Championship for three consecutive years in a row (2015-2017).
“Wave is a baby!” says Fonck. “He is the easiest horse I have ever ridden and I am so fortunate to be able to add him to the ‘once in a lifetime’ horses I have been lucky to show in my career.”
The NRHA professional, who boasts over $1,837.000 NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE), is looking forward to showing the talented stallion in the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Tryon for representing his home country, Belgium. “Today I wanted to see how he would react to my requests and, as usual, he delivered,” he said after posting a 225 score. The champions received an NRHA Corporate Partner Silver Spurs Saddles saddle, an NRHA Lawson trophy, a pair of NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine splint boots and an NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silver Smiths buckle.
The second step of the podium was conquered by NRHA Professional Cira Baeck riding Wimpys Cute Tune (Wimpys Little Step x Gwyneth) for owner CS Ranch Management SA. The pair scored a 219.5. The pair received a pair of bell boots offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine and a pair of spurs offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths.
With a 217.5, sharing the third step of the podium were NRHA Professional Ann Fonck riding Gina De Pauw’s Gunnerlicious (Gunner x Mifs Doll) and NRHA Professional Morey Fisk aboard Chicks Smokingun (Gunner x Dun It By Chick). They each received a pair of stirrups offered by the National Reining Horse Association and an NRHA Plaque.
Claiming reserve honors in the NRHA Open ancillary class with a 223.5 were past NRHA Non Pro World Champions Gina Schumacher and her Gotta Nifty Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Custom Nifty Nic) owned by CS Ranch Management SA.
On Wednesday, July 25, the NRHA European Rookie Level 1 and 2 Champions will be crowned.
If you cannot make it to Kreuth, follow the action live on www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com
If you would like to see Day 1 runs in Kreuth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOZREAu78Fs
European Derby Non Pro finalists are set; Ann Fonck and „Shiners Voodoo“ top the first section of the Open Derby
National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Open World Champion Ann Fonck and Shiners Voodoo boast, among others, the 2017 NRHA European Level (L)4 Open Futurity Championship. Fourth to enter in the pen in the first go, first section of the $56.665-added* NRHA Level (L)4 European Open Derby, the duo posted a 222.5 score which stayed on top until the last horse-rider-combination of the first section 75 horses later. The 5-year-old stallion by Shiners Voodoo Dr out of BR China Rose, owned by Kimberly Wegner, was bred by Patricia Blakeney Creson and was nominated by Reto Erdin.
Italian NRHA Professional Lorenzo De Simone rode Azienda Agricola 23 SS’ Smoking Dun It (Gunner x Dun Its Deja vu) to a 220, the highest score in the first section of the $40,585-added* L3 European Open Derby qualifier. The 7-year-old gelding was bred and nominated by McQuay Stables Inc. In the 2017 edition of the NRHA European Derby, the duo took the L2 Open Championship.
NRHA Professional of Israel Yoav Sugar reined Heidigun (Gunnatrashya x Heidi Sailor), owned by Eyal Carmon, to a 218, tying for the top score of the day in the $23,191-added* L2 division of the first section of the European Open Derby qualifier. The 5-year-old mare by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya was bred and nominated by Angelucci Quarter Horses. NRHA Professional Markus Morawitz also scored a 218 riding Gunners Chic Magnet, a 7-year-old stallion by NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Gunner out of Wind Her Up Chic, owned by Mag. Joseph and Tamara Ahorner and nominated by Oldenburg Farm LLC.
In the $11,595-added* L1 division, two NRHA Professionals scored a 213.5 to lead the first section: Jonas Bujnoch of the Czech Republic riding his own Mercedes Rooster (Cromed Out Mercedes x Rooster Ata Party), a 6-year-old stallion bred and nominated by Werner Filler, and Italian Nico Sicuro aboard Francesco Mazza’s 8-year-old mare Spooks Midnight (Spooks Gotta Gun x Smart Dottie), bred and nominated by his owner.
Following the second section of the Open Derby qualifier, which will take place on Tuesday, July 25, the Open Derby finalists will be determined. The following day, those that did not make it to the finals will have a chance to make their way to the closing night finals on Saturday through the Open Consolation.
European Derby Open L4 (Entries: 65)
European Derby Open L3 (Entries: 68)
European Derby Open L2 (Entries: 62)
European Derby Open L1 (Entries: 37)
Krueger and SL Shesgotmesparklin lead the Level 4 European Non Pro Derby qualifier
Taking the lead early in the draw in the first section of the NRHA European $23,256-added* Level (L)4, $17,393-added* L3 and $9,939-added* L2 Non Pro Derby was Ulrike Krueger who posted a 218.5 riding her SL Shesgotmesparklin, a 6-year-old mare by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Jacs Electric Spark out of Shes Customized. Following the second section, the Austrian rider held on to the lead aboard her mount bred and nominated by Sandra Linnig-Foehl. “I’ve had my mare ever since she was 18 months old and it’s been great to grow up with her, get to know her and better my riding skills,” said Krueger. “Along with my ‘reining dad’ [NRHA Professional] Chuck Klipfel, I have to give credit to [NRHA Million Dollar Rider] Bernard Fonck and his wife Ann, who always help me at shows, and to my companion of 13 years who has always lived my reining journey with me.”
Leading the $4,969-added *L1 division with a 215.5 score is Christian Orth of Germany riding SR Holly Whiza Dream, owned by Stefani Orth, to a 215.5 score. The 6-year-old mare, bred and nominated by Reinhard Orth, is by NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out of Holly Dun Conquista.
The European Derby Non Pro Consolation will be held on Tuesday, July 24. Riders who did not qualify for the finals will have a chance to earn a ticket to the Friday finals through the Consolation itself.
European Derby Level 4 Non Pro: (Entries: 49)
European Derby Level 3 Non Pro: (Entries: 69)
European Derby Level 2 Non Pro: (Entries: 119)
European Derby Level 1 Non Pro: (Entries: 105)
*(subject to change based on nominations)
Make sure to follow the action live on www.nrhaeuropeanderby.com
23. 7. 18 - WRWS/FN - Dressur: Longlist für Weltreiterspiele benannt.
Aachen (fn-press) -
Der Dressurausschuss des Deutschen Olympiade-Komitees für Reiterei (DOKR) hat die Longlist für die Weltreiterspiele benannt.
Die benannten Reiter und Pferde sind (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge):
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (Aubenhausen) mit „TSF Dalera BB“ und „Zaire-E“, Helen Langehanenberg (Billerbeck) mit „Damsey FRH“, Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier (Paderborn) mit „Fabregaz“, Sönke Rothenberger (Bad Homburg) mit „Cosmo“, Dorothee Schneider (Framersheim) mit „Sammy Davis jr“. und „Showtime FRH“, Benjamin Werndl (Aubenhausen) mit „Daily Mirror“ sowie Isabell Werth (Rheinberg) mit „Bella Rose“, „Emilio“ und „Weihegold OLD“.
Die Deadline für die Shortlist mit den vier Reitern und Pferden, die das deutsche Dressur-Team in Tryon bilden werden, ist der 3. September 2018.
Die Weltreiterspiele finden vom 11. bis 23. September 2018 in Tryon (USA) statt. Alle Informationen dazu finden Sie hier: www.pferd-aktuell.de/weg2018
Die Beiträge der vorangegangenen Wochen finden sich im WRWS-Monats-Archiv.