$600.000-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Futurity presented by DeNiroBootCo: FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Championship and NRHA Action in Cremona

$600.000-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Futurity presented by DeNiroBootCo: FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Championship and NRHA Action in Cremona credits Bonaga Communication

Cremona, November 14 — As the week moves on CremonaFiere, more FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Championship and NRHA action filled the oval arena in Cremona, Italy, with more champions crowned.

The CBC $8.560-added FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Non Pro Championship was captured by Carlo Ambrosini (Lombardy) with a 217 score riding Sugar Chic Babe (Sugar Little Step x Chic Olena Shine), a 5-year-old mare owned by Ambrosini QH. “We purchased this mare as a 2-year-old from Markus and Angelica Gebert. She was not ready in her futurity year but, after that, she has come out as a really good horse riding me to the [IRHA] level 4 and level 3 Non Pro Maturity Championship and today riding me to the gold medal,” said Ambrosini. “She has a really big heart and often helps me overcome my mistakes. She will now take a well-deserved break and we will then breed her. A huge thank you to [NRHA Professionals] Cristian Dalla Pozza and Giuseppe Prevosti who guided us, the Ambrosini team, and my family for their huge help at shows.”

Roberta Gianformaggio (Piedmont) rode her Shining N Speedy Gun (Colonels Shining Gun x Smart N Speedy to second place with a 216 score and her One Shot One Nic (Rooster Nic x Smart Jakalope) to third place honors and a 215 score.

Riding to the top step of the podium with a 215.5 in the CBC $4.380-added FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Intermediate Non Pro Championship was Filippo Milani (Lombardy) riding PL What A Woman (What A Wave x Donnola Chex), a 5-year-old stallion owned by his father Alessandro Milani. “My horse was really good for me, even though I made a little mistake during the pattern, but I must say that in these past few days we changed the way I ride him a little, and changed his bit; all went well! I would like to thank my trainer Davide Chiarello, my dad, and all those that have helped here.”

Following the tie-breaker, on the second place of the podium was Jan Gasser (Trentino Alto Adige) with his own Hug A Spark (Spark N Whiz x GR Hug A Jewel). Third place honors were for Marco Paolacci (Lazio) who went on to win the CBC $500-added FISE/IRHA Italian Limited Non Pro Championship aboard his own 5-year-old sorrel gelding Business Whiz RM (Spark N Whiz x Dunnit With Cash). “I’m so happy with these results because my horse was truly impressive,” he said. “We worked hard to make it to the Finals and had a lot of fun. I would like to thank my coach Alessandro Meconi and my dad for their amazing support.”

The silver medal in the Limited Non Pro was for Vittoria Bertoldi (Trentino Alto Adige) who closed her performance riding her RS Gaudi Jac (RS Great Jac Feona x RS Shadow Olena) to a 212.5. Closing the podium, a half point behind, was Alessandra Regazzoni (Lombardy) and BH Walla Whiz On Top (Walla Walla Whiz x ARC Jersey Lil BH).

Claiming the $1.070-added NRHA Non Pro with a 218 score was Rs Cronos Jac (RS Great Jac Feona x RS Shadow Olena), a 7-year-old stallion with rider and owner Fabio de Iulio in the saddle. “We just got back from the NRHA European Derby in Lyon where my horse, with Nico Sicuro at the reins, was a little unlucky so we wanted to show him without the pressure on,” said De Iulio. “He was really good, always with me, and once again showed us who he really is: a champion! He has all the maneuvers and, in my opinion, is a true show horse. He always waits on his rider and never anticipates any cue. A horse like this is really difficult to find, I purchased him from Claudio Risso and it was love at first sight!

In second place, with a 217, were the FISE/IRHA Italian Non Pro Champions Carlo Ambrosini and Sugar Chic Babe.

Youth Competition

It was a youthful morning in Cremona with the FISE/IRHA Italian Reining Youth riders showing their worth in the 13 & Under and 14-18 classes run concurrently with the NRHA ancillary classes.

Chiara Faccincani and Energia Electrica PC (Yankee Gun x Electric Rush) owned by Federica Faccincani scored a 214 for the win in both the FISE/IRHA 13 & Under Italian Championship as well as the NRHA 13 & Under. I ride my sister's 5-year-old mare bred by Pietracavalla stable where I regularly ride with Serena Bertelli. We bought her when she was 3-years-old and then, following an injury, I didn’t ride her for a while. This year we came back competing in the regional championship in Lombardy. Today in the arena she was very good and she listened to me throughout the whole pattern. I'm very proud of us!

Jan Gasser (Trentino Alto Adige) and his Hug A Spark (Spark N Whiz x GR Hug A Jewel) scored a 212 for silver followed by Eva Capello (Piemonte) and RS Wi-Fi Jac (RS Great Jac Feona x RS Shadow Olena) owned by Alberto Capello who closed their performance with a 211 putting them second in the NRHA class.

It was the highest step of the podium in the FISE/IRHA Youth 14-18 Italian Championship for Simone Tarantino (Trentino Alto Adige) and his own Top Chic SG (Topgun Whiz x Magnetic Lady) after posting a 211.5. “I have been riding him for three years now and since the first year I had him he qualified me for THE Italian Championship Finals. Last year I did the entire championship two-handed and this year the goal was to show him one-handed; I would say that we succeeded. He’s truly a super horse, so a huge thanks to him, to my trainer Fabrizio Tumiati to whom I really owe everything because he always supports me, and to Valentina Frustaci for always being close to me."

Achille Materiale (Campania) and his own El Bonny Whiz (Hesa Mega Whiz x Just Genolena) scored a 210.5 for second place honors.

In third place, and claiming the NRHA Youth 14-18 win with a 210.5 score was Edoardo Milano and his own Burst To The Beat (Great Sun Burst x Smart Jakalope). “I'm very happy with this result because we're coming off a season with ups and downs since sometimes my horse and I weren't able to click — obviously due to my fault. Now I feel like I've found the right way to ride him, thanks to the help of my trainer Giuseppe Prevosti.”

On Wednesday 15, the second go round of the $254.660-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA 3-year-old Open Futurity will take place.

Photos by Bonaga Communication

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