Manerbio, September 21 – On the third day of competition, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby & Pre Futurity offered the Open and Non Pro Consolation. Those riders that did not automatically qualify for the finals in the two divisions today had a last chance to fight for a spot in the draw. Excitement and great runs filled the morning in Manerbio!
Closing the day was the Euro1.500-added NRHA European Level (L)4 Non Pro Pre Futurity and the Euro1.000-added L2 Non Pro Pre Futurity presented by Rabboni Quarter Horses. After leading the NRHA European L4 Non Pro qualifier with Gotta Nifty Gun between the reins, Gina Schumacher not only went on to win the L4 Non Pro Pre Futurity, she also took reserve honors.
The young German non professional rode Sheezasunnywhiz BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine), owned by Chanay Sky Management SA, to a score of 216.5 claiming the championship. “This is actually my mom’s horse and she was supposed to ride her here. At the last minute she couldn’t come so I stepped in. It didn’t take long for me and this horse to get along and I’m thrilled with the way she went here!” claimed Gina who placed Ms Blue Eye Wimp BB (Dun It Gotta Gun x Solanos Wimpy Step), also owned by Chanay Sky Management SA, to second place with a 213.5.
Winning the L2 division was Italian Piero Priori aboard his Ruf Cut Chex (Big Chex To Cash x CT Ruffian). “I purchased this horse in the States and this is the very first time I’ve shown him so I couldn’t be any happier and I now look forward to showing him in the Italian Futurity,” said the Italian rider.
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