2023 IRHA Futurity presented by DeNiroBootCo
$51.360-added Rabboni Performance Horse IRHA/NRHA 4-year-old Non Pro Futurity Finals
Cremona, November 16 — Thursday action in Cremona, where the $600.000-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Futurity is being held, featured the Rabboni Performance Horses $51.360-added IRHA/NRHA 4-year-old Non Pro Futurity Finals.
Sweeping the $27.285-added Level (L)4, $14.044-added Level 3, and $6.019-added Level 2 Championships was Jody Fonck of Belgium riding MT Okies Sweetness (NRHA Million Dollar Sire SG Frozen Enterprize x Okies Eldorado) owned by J&J Comm V. The duo performed to an impressive score of 220.5!
“I’m just amazed by tonight’s results and I’m so happy for me and my horse! We bought her two weeks before the Belgium Futurity where I showed her and she’s always been super super nice. She’s a great-minded mare and I really like to ride her at home and at the shows!” said Fonck who rode to an early birthday present: The 17-year-old Belgian rider will in fact turn 18 on Sunday!
Reserve honors in the L4 and L3 divisions with a 218.5 score was Carlo Ambrosini and Bliss Bobette San (In Like Flinn x Docs Steady San x Steadys Dude) owned by Ambrosini Quarter Horses.
In the L2 division, Irena Grygiel of Poland and her own CSG Exsallypress (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Colonels Shining Gun x Lil Juice) scored a 215 to clinch the Reserve Championship.
With a 213 score, Alessia Concetti of Italy and her own Magnum Arc Pi (NRHA Nine Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream x Arc Martha Surprise) took home the $4.012-added L1 Non Pro Championship. “I’m so happy because I didn’t expect to be able to win tonight! I’ve been riding my horse since last year and we worked a lot to get this far. I showed him in the 3-year-old Futurity which unfortunately didn’t go very well, but this year I was finally able to express his potential. I would like to thank [NRHA Professional] Christian Baldelli and my parents for their continuous support!”
A half point behind, young Elias Kompatscher and his own Spookly Spark (Spark N Whiz x PL Spooks Dunit Whiz) claimed the L1 Reserve Championship.
At 11 a.m. Friday, 17 November, the GD Performance Horses 3-year-old $119.840 IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Non Pro Futurity Finals will take place. For the draw sheets please click here.
At 3.30 p.m. CET, the Quarter Dream 4-year-old $160.500-added IRHA/NRHA Open Futurity Finals will be held.
For full results and live score: https://bitly.ws/3292R
Live stream: https://live.andreabonaga.it/
For further information: www.FUTURITY.it / www.IRHA.it
Photos: Bonaga Communication
Simona Diale/International Horse Press
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