Wiener Neustadt, June 28—Europe’s best 6-7-8 and 9-year-old horses nominated in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Nomination Program have made their way to Wiener Neustadt, Austria, where the 2020 edition of the NRHA European Derby is being held.
On the first two days, riders vying for the (subject to change in nominations) €112.000-added Euro Derby Open and €48.000-added Non Pro titles have a chance to test the ground of the Western Training Center H&D Schulz arena in the Jackpot schooling classes.
Derby action is set to start on Wednesday, June 30, with the Smart Spook Euro Derby Non Pro qualifier. On Thursday, the Colonels Shining Gun Euro Derby Open go-round will determine the finalists. As announced by show manager, Otto Ziehfreund, a guaranteed payout of €20.000 and of €10.000 will be assigned to the Open and Non Pro Champions respectively. Due to the pandemic, the finals draw will be computer-generated.
The event, originally scheduled to be held last at the Western Horse Show in Wels, Austria, was rescheduled multiple times. “We are very happy to finally bring the show together here in Wiener Neustadt thanks to Helmut Schulz’s collaboration,” said Ziehfreund. “We wish all the very best to all the riders who are competing and would like to thank all the generous sponsors who contributed in making this event happen. We also look forward to being able to offer an NRHA owned event in Wels next year.”
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