It was a perfect California evening for the debut of the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider program's latest addition, the West Coast Hunter Spectacular. And in a nail-biting finish, Hope Glynn clinched an impressive victory over all challengers at the Flintridge Spring Classic in La Canada Flintridge, CA.
Several thousand visitors watched an exciting €146,000-added NRHA European Futurity Open final on Saturday night with scores climbing as the evening progressed. Canadian trainer Morey Fisk repeated last year’s success aboard Claudia Simon’s beautiful palomino mare Shiners Party Dress (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed). He set the event’s high score, a 226, winning the NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Open Championship for the second year running.
The 2013 edition of the National Reining Breeders Classic Open Level 4 finals provided suspense, excitement, and paid out a whole lot of cash. The original field of 209 entries had been whittled down to the top 31, all vying for the $75,000 first place prize.
Claudio Risso from Italy did it again: the 2009 NRHA European Futurity Non Pro Champion rode RS Barbaresco Blue (Spat A Blue x NMSU Bonitas Jo x Lenas Bonita) to the 2013 KL Performance Horses Level 4 Non Pro Futurity. The gelding bred by Claudio Risso is a half-brother of Claudio’s 2009 Futurity Champion RS Linkwood Jac. The two held the fifth highest score in the qualifying go round (211) and scored a 216 in the finals.
For a fun outdoor weekend, it’s hard to beat watching great horses and riders compete in a beautiful setting. Like the famous Carolina Cup, the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” offers spectators a chance to see top-notch horses in thrilling competition.
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.
Article Share Buttons