From the 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity & NRHA Show: Winning the €10,000 added Roleski Open NRHA was Dominik Reminder of Germany and his 9-year-old AQHA stallion, GR JFB Boy. The pair scored a 225.5, the event’s highest score so far.
It was another step in a success story that started in 2008 for this horse-rider-combination. “This was the highest score I ever posted with GR JFB Boy,” said 25-year-old Dominik who just gave up his non pro status and turned to open competition. “He is simply a great stallion. He has such a good mind as well as the biggest heart you can find.”
GR JFB Boy is by Solanoswarleeboy and out of JFB Glo and was bred by Georg Ripper. Alexander Ripper trained the horse for the 2007 NRHA Germany Breeders Futurity* and ended up with the Reserve Co-Championship. Dominik bought the stallion three weeks before the Futurity. “I sat on the horse and knew immediately that this was the one!” Since then, Dominik trained him by himself. The two were 2008 French Futurity Level 2 Open Champions, 2010 IRHA Derby Level 3 Non Pro Champions and 2012 NRHA European Derby Champions in the level 3 and level 2 non pro divisions. Their earnings to date are over $21,000 in NRHA competition.
Dominik Reminder started western riding when he was 13-years-old under the guidance of various trainers, but mainly with Alex Ripper and Oliver Wehnes. He works at a facility in Welte / Emsland, Germany, where he has 25 horses in training now. He also qualified Showdown Revolution, owned by Lutz Haibach to the Level 3 Open Futurity finals on Saturday night.
Romana Erblich Wins NRHA Rookie Level 2
The NRHA Rookie Level 2 was won by Romana Erblich of Austria and her Wimpy Snapper (Wimpys Little Step x Shania Snapper). In a field of 15, they scored a 210.5 with Belgian Ronny D’Hert aboard Cowboy WR San Jo (Bea Nifty Pine x Arc Oak Diamonds) placing second (209). It was Wimpy Snapper’s second win in this years’ edition of the European Futurity. Barbara Hengge had, in fact, won the €350-added Roleski NRHA Limited Open with this horse between the reins.
5-year-old Wimpy Snapper was bred by Morey Fisk, who also started the gelding. With Barbara Hengge, he was the 2012 Austrian RHA Futurity Open Level 1 Champion and Level 2 Reserve Champion, as well as the NRHA Germany Breeders Futurity Limited Open Bit Champion.
Make sure you follow the action via the livestream and live score. These links and more information regarding the show are available on the official NRHA European Futurity website: www.nrhaeuropeanfuturity.com.