Lyon, October 27—The National Reining Horse Asociation (NRHA) European Derby presented by NRHA Corporate Partner Markel—Official Insurance Partner of NRHA— officially opened the doors to competition in Equita Lyon, Lyon, France, today. Open riders vying for the $114,000*-added Euro Derby titles showed in the qualifier which counted 80 horse-rider combinations entered in the four levels.
NRHA Million Dollar Rider Cira Baeck of Belgium riding Phantom Face, a 2013 stallion by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit out of Gorgeous Like A Star, scored a 223 for owner by Maria Cecilia Fiorucci to top the Level (L)4.
It took a 220.5 to top the L3 division. Performing to the score was Markus Gebert of Austria aboard Spooks Gotta Deal, a 2015 American Quarter Horse mare by NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Gun out of The Rio Deal, owned by Lisa Schlatter.
Topping the L2 division was Italian Roberta Dubini riding Magnum Chic N Chex, a 2014 American Quarter Horse mare owned by Lara Lorengo by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out Buenonics Doughter.
Lena-Marie Maas, assistant trainer at Italian Quarter Dream, rode Gunnersbabe, a
2015 American Quarter Horse mare by NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Gunner out of Shine Like A Babe owned by Bartolomeo Rubino.
Held concurrent with the NRHA European Derby Open Qualifier was the inaugural European €1.750-ADDED American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Derby Level 4 Open Chrome Cash Incentive presented by APHA and Volker Schmitt Reining Horses.
Thursday will feature the 66,000€-added* NRHA European Non Pro Derby Qualifier. To follow the action live, click below:
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