Kreuth, July 29 — Provided by Simona Diale, IHP — The third day at the Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth, where the 2019 edition of the National Reining Horse Association Derby is being held, hosted a fierce battle in the show arena. The second section of the €115.000-added Open Derby, counting 84 entries, determined the finalists which make their way directly to the finals. A second chance will be offered to those eligible for the Open Consolation which will be held on Tuesday, July 30. The complete list of Non Pro Derby finalists was also determined today as riders eligible for the Non Pro Consolation performed for a ticket to the finals which will be held on Friday, August 2.
Holding on to the lead in the Level (L)4 Open was Mirko Midili of Italy riding Asia Vimercati’s Angelina Shining Gun (Colonels Shining Gun x Miss Alex Cody), nominated by Fabio Polesel; NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck aboard Spook N Ruffles (NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Ruffle Me Up), owned by Brigitte Steiner and nominated by Rosanne Sternberg; and NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck riding Shiners Voodoo (Shiners Voodoo Dr x BR China Rose), owned by Kimberly Wegner and nominated by Reto Erdin. Italian Giuseppe Prevosti rode Magnum Chic N Chex (NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream x Buenonics Doughter) owned by PL Reining Horses and nominated by Lara Maiocchi to a 218.5 score in the first section topping the L3 Open — his score also held through the second section of the qualifier.
Sliding to the top score in the L2 Open qualifier with a 218 was Italian Nico Sicuro aboard Quarter Dream Srl’s Sugar Little Step (NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x Ah Sugar Sugar), a 7-year-old stallion bred and nominated by Wolf Dieter Luft. In the L1, Clemence Neveux of France reined Thomas Soutric’s Frankiegoestoholywod (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown x CN Missilenium) to a 216.5, the top score of this division. The 8-year-old gelding was bred by Angelo Capitelli and nominated by Edoardo Bernardelli.
Over 320 horses made their way to Kreuth to take part in the ninth edition of the European Derby (open to 5-6-7-8-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA Nomination Program), the €12.000-added NRHA 4-year-old Mid Summer Futurity, €5.000-added NRHA 3-year-old Pre Futurity, and the NRHA Show.
Tuesday action will include the NRHA Open Derby Consolation followed by the €5.000 NRHA L4-L2 Open & L4-L2 Non Pro Pre Futurity open to 3-year-old horses.
For full results: http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=860
To follow the event live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tG7Hr9kh1U
Photos by Tom Hautmann Photo & Design
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