2024 $305.700-Added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby presented by De Niro Boot Co Day 1, The Non Pro Qualifier

2024 $305.700-Added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby presented by De Niro Boot Co Day 1, The Non Pro Qualifier Credits Bonaga Communication

Cremona, March 26 — The $305.700-Added IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA Derby presented by DeNiroBootCo opened the doors to competition today with the first section of the Non Pro division. With 154 horses entered across the IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA and IRHA-NRHA Derby, the first section concluded with the first 106 horse-rider combinations showing in the four levels.

Riding to the highest score — a 220 — of the €31.542,50-added IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA Non Pro Level (L)4 qualifier was Italy’s Elena Kompatscher aboard Monster Made (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Inferno Sixty Six x Madeof Pure Spangled) bred by Cardinal Hill Training Center LLC and owned by Jacopo Rossi. “We bought this horse two years ago before the Futurity," said Kompatscher. "My dad [Alois Kompatscher] has always ridden and trained him and since last January the reins passed on to [NRHA Professional] Manuel Cortesi. We decided at the last moment to show him here and I can't say anything other than that I'm very happy about how he went today especially since I have never ridden to such a high score with him."

Carlo Ambrosini aboard BMS Walla Getcha Gun (Walla Whiz Crome x Ally Get Your Gun), owned by Ambrosini Quarter Horses and bred by Barbara Seibold, took the lead in the €26.181,82-added IRHA-NRHA Non Pro L4 division with a 222.5 score.

We purchased this horse from Kerstin Müller a couple of months ago and with him I won the World Reining Championship Amateur Senior Riders title last year," shared Ambrosini. "Hes a very good stallion and we also bought him thinking about our breeding program. Hes a very good-minded horse with a big heart and, at the same time, with great maneuvers. He's perfect for a non pro rider. As always, a special thanks goes to my family, to Beppe [Prevosti] and to the whole Ambrosini QH team.”

The second section of the Non Pro Derby will take place tomorrow and will be followed by the first section of the IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA and IRHA-NRHA Open Derby counting 152 combinations.

For more information regarding the event which hosts over 500 horses and will offer the inaugural Parareining Derby sponsored by ELEMENTA/Francesca Luciani (FL)/Quarter Dream, a full-slate of NRHA Classes, and the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) Italian Championship Finals for the Entry Level Youth Bis, Green Level, and Short Stirrup riders who qualified in 2023, click here https://shorturl.at/jmzBG for the Show Program.


"The IRHBA breeding incentive program, the backbone of the 3-year-old Italian Futurity, has once again proven its strength and since last year has introduced the IRHBA Derby. The result is a record-breaking number of horses entered and an ever-increasing purse," said NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and IRHA President, Eleuterio Arcese. "This year, thanks to our sponsors and IRHA-IRHBA Board members, we will be offering the $1.000.000-added NRHA European Futurity, the very first million dollar competition held in Europe, and the total added money offered in 2024 in the three events managed by IRHA and organized by TFY's Giancarlo Doardo — Derby, Euro Futurity, and IRHA Futurity — will total over $2.1 million!"

"It's always a pleasure to welcome reiners to Cremona, their second home," said event organizer Doardo. "Last year we revisited the venue so as to make it all the more functional and pleasant for horses, riders, and visitors. This year our focus was on the arena ground which was rebuilt under the guidance of highly credited professionals."

The numbers

Open to horses 5- to 8-years of age, the Derby is run in a qualifying round and seeded Finals:


  • OPEN L4 added €009,09 - Entries 54
  • OPEN L3added €336,36 - Entries 43
  • OPEN L2added €118,41 - Entries 45
  • OPEN L1added €217,95 - Entries 25
  • NON PRO L4 added €542,50 - Entries 46
  • NON PROL3 added €427,27 - Entries 64
  • NON PROL2 added €474,32 - Entries 73
  • NON PROL1 added €692,27 - Entries 53


  • OPEN L4 added €163,63 - Entries 70
  • OPEN L3added €054,54 - Entries 75
  • OPEN L2added €231,36 - Entries 93
  • OPEN L1added €823,18 - Entries 58
  • NON PRO L4 added €181,82 - Entries 56
  • NON PROL3 added €727,27 - Entries 87
  • NON PROL2 added €018,18 - Entries 126
  • NON PROL1 added €709,09 - Entries 94

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Draws and results may be found here

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