$305.700-Added 2024 IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA Derby presented by De Niro Boot Co: The Quarter Dream Non Pro Finals End With a Bang!

$305.700-Added 2024 IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA Derby presented by De Niro Boot Co: The Quarter Dream Non Pro Finals End With a Bang! Credits Bonaga Communication

Cremona, March 30 — Friday action in Cremona, Italy, was focused on the Quarter Dream $57,350-added IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA and $48,000-added IRHA-NRHA Non Pro Derby Finals where 52 combinations battled for the titles. Who would take home the Level (L)4, 3, and 2 Championships was left to the last three riders who shone under the CremonaFiere lights: Elena Kompatscher, Carlo Ambrosini, and Bo Brutsaert.

Level 4

Elena Kompatscher and Monster Made (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Inferno Sixty Six x Madeof Pure Spangled), a 5-year-old stallion owned by Jacopo Rossi and bred by Cardinal Hill Training Center LLC. stole the show scoring a 221.5 to win the IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA L4 Non Pro Championship, the IRHA-NRHA L4 Non Pro Reserve Championship, and both the IRHA-IRHBA and IRHA L3 titles. “I am thrilled with my horse tonight and still cannot believe all this is true,” said the young Italian rider hot off her win. “We purchased this horse when he was 3, right before the IRHA Futurity where I showed him and took reserve honors in the L3 Non Pro division. We’ve always believed in him and he was great under the guidance of my father [NRHA Professional Alois Kompatscher], but we always felt there was something missing. We passed the reins to [NRHA Professional] Manuel Cortesi, we clicked, and the results prove he is the great horse we always thought he was.”

Carlo Ambrosini and BMS Walla Getcha Gun (Walla Whiz Crome x Ally Get Your Gun), an 8-year-old stallion bred by Barbara Seibold and owned by Ambrosini QH, closed the night with a powerful and precise run paid back by the judges with a 225.5 crowning them IRHA-NRHA L4 Championship. “What an emotion: He’s an incredible horse! He was with me for the entire run and we managed to perform all credit maneuvers so I'm really really happy. I was a little nervous before entering the finals, but I was sure I could trust my mount, I knew I didn’t have to make mistakes. I want to thank all my team, Giuseppe Prevosti, Christian Dalla Pozza, Fabio Alfonsetti and my family ‑ without them none of this would be possible.”

Level 2

Posting a 217.5, Bo Brutsaert and KB CJ Gun (CJ Whiz x KB Jenny Whiz A Gun), an 8-year-old mare owned and bred by her father, Koen Brutsaert, performed to win both the IRHA-IRHBA and IRHA-NRHA L2 Non Pro Championships. “This is my ‘Rachel,’ and I was really looking forward to tonight; as always she did super well, and always shows the same way,” said the Belgian rider. “She’s by my own stallion, I bred her mother, and she is also bred by us and this is the best thing that could have happened. She’s also had babies and I am really looking forward to riding them. I ride with Kim Obenhaus and my mare alternates between her place and our home. We have a lot of fun together and she is really an amazing coach.”

Level 1

Taking home the IRHA-NRHA L1 Championship with a 214.5 score was Francesca Giulia Solbiati riding SM Five B Ice (Chic Magnetic x Iceinside) a 7-year-old mare bred and owned by Massimo Solbiati. “She’s a mare that I have always known, as she's home-bred, and my dad is the owner of the mare she's out of. I am very happy because the goal was to make the finals, and being able to win the Level 1 was certainly beyond my expectations. I ride with Fabio Alfonsetti, with the help of Giuseppe Prevosti, and I would like to thank them and the whole Ambrosini QH team.”

With a 213.5 score, winning the IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA L1 division was youth rider Marco Paolacci riding Business Whiz RM (Spark N Whiz x Dunnit With Cash), a 6-year-old gelding owned by his father Mauro Paolacci and bred by Massimo Rudari. “I’ve had this horse for a year now and this is the second important win in my career, and the most important one. I’d like to thank my coach, Alessandro Meconi; together we work in a very professional manner. I would also like to thank my mother and father, my number one fans and sponsors, and look forward to showing my horse in the special events coming up this year and will try to do my best with him.”

The numbers;

$57,350-added Quarter Dream IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA Non Pro Derby

  • L4 added $34,697- Entries 46
  • L3 added $11,470- Entries 64
  • L2 added $6,022 - Entries 73
  • L1 added $5,161- Entries 53

$48,000-addedQuarter Dream IRHA-NRHA Non pro Derby

  • L4 added $28,800 - Entries 56
  • L3 added $9,600 - Entries 87
  • L2 added $5,520 - Entries 126
  • L1 added €4.080 - Entries 94

Saturday Action:

The Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) Italian ‘Debuttanti’ Championship featuring the Green Level and Short Stirrup Finals for riders who qualified in 2023 will start at 7.30 a.m.

11.30 a.m.: NRHA Non Pro/Intermediate Non Pro/Limited Non Pro 

2 p.m.: The inaugural Parareining Derby sponsored by ELEMENTA/Francesca Luciani (FL)/Quarter Dream 

The $106,350-added DeNiroBootCo IRHA-IRHBA-NRHA and $88,299-added IRHA-NRHA Open Derby Finals will be held at 4.15 p.m. To view the draw click here

For further information: www.irha.it / www.salonedelcavallo.com

Photos: Bonaga Communication
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Draws and results may be found here
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