Youth Champions for the 2015 NRHA European Futurity

NRHA Youth 13 & Under/Youth 14-18
 
Kreuth, April 25, 2015, Provided by Simona Diale – Winning the NRHA Youth 13 & Under with a score 212 was Matteo Capello riding RS Knockout Olena (Spat Olena x Boggie Bar Linda), a 5-year-old gelding.  “Our goal here in Kreuth is to earn points to qualify for the NRHA European Affiliate Championship,” said the young rider from Italy.

“Rs Knockout Olena is a fantastic horse and today I made some mistakes but he was fantastic! I’m very happy for this and now he will be shown in the IRHA Derby by Mirko Midili.”
 
In the NRHA Youth 14-18 the winner is Lena Maire Maas with Mr Stun Gun between the reins and a score of 207.5. Mr Stun Gun is a 7-year-old gelding by Gunner and out of The Boss Kid. Second place honors in this class went to Italian Matteo Bonzano and Custom Big Chic (Custom Pistol x Olena Pride). The 8-year-old gelding is owned by 23 Quarter Horses Azienda Agricola.
 
Rookie Level 2
 
Winning Rookie Level 2 was Carolin Ottillinger of Germany riding Smart Like My Daddy (Smart Like Juice x Jacks My Sugar Daddy). The pair scored a 206.5.  “This 10-year-old mare is just amazing,” said Carolin.  “I’m so happy. She is always cool, she is always focused and with me. I have a really good feeling.” On the second step of the podium was Gabriela Kueng from Switzerland with her Einsteins Redneck (Einstein x Fly Flashy Jac) between the reins and the score of 206.
 
Arcese Euro5,000-added NRHA Non Pro
It took a 215 to win the Arcese Euro5,000-added NRHA Non Pro and that is what German Nicole Hubner posted riding her Starstruck Tag (Whiz N Tag Chex x Marilyns Benz).  “I have been in the finals more than once with this great 5-year-old gelding,” said Nicole.  “He was simply fantastic today and I would like to thank my trainer, Cody Sapergia, for all his help.” Second place honors in this class went to Nadia Lattman riding her JP Surely Red Dry (Heza Sure Whiz x Dry Senorita). The duo posted a score of 213.5.
 
Photo courtesy Andrea Bonaga