Updates from the NRHA Championship
The first stages of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Championship have taken place at the Kreuth Arena.
The Italian Giovanni Masi de Vargas on the stallion Remins Remedy (Remin Whiz x Colonels Lil Red Hot) owned by Luca Zeni won the NRHA 3,500 Intermediate Open category thanks to a score of 218. Their objective is to obtain good results in the Open on Friday which will serve as a qualifier for the Italian Team at the World Equestrian Games.
The pair Masi-Remins Remedy are a force to be reckoned with and have won gold medals in the past at the team event and individual at the Fei Young Riders European Championships in 2013. Further, they also won two other gold medals (team and individual) in the 2011 edition.
The other victorious Italian rider at the Kreuth Arena was Peter Pichler on Chic N Roost (Gallo Del Cielo x Dun Maid by Chic), the 12 year-old stallion, who holds the NRHA Open World Champion title. The pair can now also boast the Euro350-added Limited Open category after a score of 217.
The Arcese Euro 2,500-added Intermediate Non Pro category meanwhile went to the Belgian rider Ingrid Vermeiren with Rooster Trip (Cielo San Badger x Trips Flite), who rode the 13 year-old gelding, with whom Ingrid has won numerous bronze medals throughout her career.
There was another triumph for Belgium in the Arcese Euro 350-added Limited Non Pro category which was won by Belgian Koen Brutsaert on CJ Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Dream Olena Chic), who beat the German Aileen Beer on SLA Chic Star (Puro Chic x Tuckers Starlight) in the head to head knock-out with a score of 213.5. Both riders had finished the first round level on 211 points.
Today meanwhile the NRHA European Futurity Open Consolation and KL Performance Horses Non Pro Futurity Consolation are on schedule. This will then be followed by other championship categories: Arcese Euro 800-added Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 and the Euro 5,000-added Open 5 & Up.