AMERICANA 2021: Reined Cow Horse is Big!

Giovanni Campanaro & Dual Aristocrat Mr Giovanni Campanaro & Dual Aristocrat Mr Photos by 8 Photo Agency
September 15, 2021

Provided by International Horse Press—A week full of ERCHA (European Reined Cow Horse)/NRCHA (National Reined Cow Horse) competition in Augsburg brought the house down! Futurity, Derby, Nations Cup and Bridle Spectacular showcased the sport in from of a full house in the renowned German arena.

Campanaro and Dual Aristocrat Mr score big
Posting a huge 227 in the Final Fence Work, with a composite score of 879.5, Giovanni Campanaro and Dual Aristocrat Mr (Tassas Aristocrat x GH Dual), owned by Antonio Marmo, won the 2021 €17.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Open Futurity as well as the €7.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Open Derby Championships: “I’ve had this horse in training since he was two and has always been so easy to work with and handle. He did a great job during the whole AMERICANA week showing off how big-hearted and athletic he is!”
The Italian Professional also took reserve honors in both the Open Futurity and Derby with Shesagenuinelypepto (Oaks Lone Pepto x Genuinely Pepto), owned by Loris Paone, between the reins closing with an 864.5.

Pietro Tuberga & Katrina Hope Olena

Pietro Tuberga and Katrina Hope Olena (Oaks Lone Pepto x Haida Oleana), owned by Domenico Sapino, won the 2021 €1.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Limited Open Futurity Championship: “AMERICANA has been an amazing adventure. I’m so happy with the results, even considering that the mare I rode, who is now 3 years old, also placed third in the Open Futurity despite her young age. She’s a special one, bred by a very close friend of mine [Marco Mangano], and I’ve had her in training since she was two. Thanks to the owner, who blindly believes in my program, I managed to accomplish this great result”.
With an 839 composite, Limited Open Futurity Reserve Champions were Andrea Sanfelici and One Time Snapper (Oaks Lone Pepto x Genuinely Snapper).

Davide Di Giacinto & CD Salvatus Olena

Davide Di Giacinto took the €1.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Limited Open Derby Championship with Giovanni Sacchetti’s CD Salvatus Olena topping the ranking with a final composite of 838.5.
“No words can describe this winning feeling! It’s always an amazing experience here in Augsburg. We did our best, and we are taking home this Championship which is even sweeter since this home bred horse is sired by my stallion and trained by me.”
With an 837 composite score after the Final Fence Work worth 219.5, reserve honors went to Federico Fanti riding WR Smart N Slinky (WR This Cats Smart x Chupikas Real Jewel) for owner Federico Mainolfi.

Gabriele Poli Barberis & First Cats Got Luck

After scoring a 217 in the final Fence Work, with an 840.5 total composite, Gabriele Poli Barberis riding First Cats Got Luck, owned by Samuele Poli Barberis, clinched the €3.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Non Pro Futurity as well as the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Amateur Futurity Championships. The consistent duo also lead the go round and came back to the finals with a 623.5 composite score.
“I hope I will survive all these emotions,” said Elisa [Gabriele’s mother]. “They were great throughout the whole show, and my boy is only 16 years old, so I guess we still have a lot more years to come in the reined cow horse arenas!”
Reserve honors in both divisions with am 834.5 composite went to Václav Vacík riding his own Nu Cash For Funn (Big League Chex x Ma Eos Of Thunder).

Nicola Succu & A Nite With Marylin

The €1.000-added ERCHA Non-Pro Limited Futurity Championship was for Italian Nicola Succu riding his own A Nite With Marylin (Gunners Special Nite x LDL Marilyn Chex).  “I honestly didn’t think this show could work out that good. It’s my second show, I don’t have that much experience, but my horse was awesome. Giovanni [Campanaro] showed her until last year when we decided that I should start riding her, and here we are! We now have the ERCHA Autumn Show coming up, then we’ll make a plan of next year. Thanks to Campanaro and to Giacomo Caruso, this week ended with a big win for me!”
With an 806 composite, Giulia Costelli placed second with her own Brownie Lady (Smart Rey Pepto x DB Cats Sweet Lady) under the saddle.

Alessandro Tugnoli & Smarttarisdeal

Coming to the finals as the go round leader, Alessandro Tugnoli topped the € 1.500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Non Pro Derby Finals aboard his own Smarttarisdeal (Smart Easy Deal x Ot Taris Peppy) with an 840 total score as well as the Reserve Championship with his second mount, The One Dark Deal (Smart Easy Deal x Miss Mify Olena), with an 827.5 total composite. “As I said earlier in the week, my goal was to make the finals with both of my horses. It went better than I hoped for, and a big part of this win is thanks to my trainer Pietro [Tuberga] who did an amazing job. I have to thank my wife for giving me the opportunity to come to this long show since she is at home taking care of everything.”

Claudio Ferrami & SA Ret Hickory N San

The €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Amateur Derby was all about Claudio Ferrami from Italy, who won the title with an 819 composite score aboard his own SA Ret Hickory N San (Ret Great N San x Hickory Sanote). “I'm happy with the result, even though I'm a little disappointed with the go round. I really want to improve my skills to be better next year. This is my last show with this horse, but I’ve already started working on my 2-year-old that I’ll show next year”.
Swiss Shirley Schalcher rode her own SS Smart Cash N Cerry (Big And Sweet BB x Miss Flipstick) to an 805 closing in second place.

Martin Mareš & Silver Badger Poo

The €1.000-added ERCHA Derby Non-Pro Limited Championship with a 789 composite score was for Czech rider Martin Mareš aboard his own Silver Badger Poo (Smartest Magician x CD Peppy). “It’s been an amazing show for me and I’m so proud of my horse. My trainer Radek Holub helped me a lot and he did a really good job with him. Next stop: The Autumn Show in Italy!”
Reserve honors were for Uwe Pfeiffer who rode Millenium Boompepp (Mifillenium x Ot Boompepp) to a 786.5 composite score.

AMERICANA ERCHA NATIONS CUP: Team Italy Takes the Winner’s Cup!
With a total score 1921 , making it happen were:
- Ricky Bordignon riding Smart E Cat, owned by Yvonne Bonda (score 607)
- Gabriele Poli Barberis riding Highbrowfletch, owned by Samuele Poli Barberis(score 632)
- Samuele Poli Barberis riding Cats Got Freckles, owned by Luca Terzi (score 635)
- Markus Schöpfer riding Oh Cay Mc, owned by Yvonne Bonda (score 651)

Riding to the second step of the podium was Team Germany (total score 1846,5), followed by Team Switzerland (total score 1824,5)

Markus Schopfer and Oh Cay Mc (40 Million Dollar Sire Metallic Cat x Oh Cay Mariah), owned by Yvonne Bonda, soared to the 2021 AMERICANA ERCHA €2.000-added Nations Cup Individual Championship with a 651 composite score. Reserve Champions were Italian Samuele Poli Barberis with Luca Terzi’s Cats Got Freckles and a 635 composite score.

A Spectacular Close for Giovanni Campanaro in the AMERICANA €2.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Open Bridle Spectacular
In a field of 22, the talented Italian Professional posted a 655.5 composite score riding Hot As Wasabi, owned by Sarah Destefanis (rein work 214.5; herd work 216; fence work 225) and aboard Bet Command Rey, owned by Green Mountain Quarter Horses (rein work 211.5; herd work 223; fence work 221). Following the rules, the win went to Hot As Wasabi!
German Martin Schemuth riding his own Mr. Chesmu Peppy Boon won the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Limited Open Bridle Spectacular with a 628.5 composite, while Shirley Schalcher and her own DG Little Rey Merada took reserve honors.

Ancillary Action
Two duos scored the same 274.5 composite in the €1.000-added ERCHA Non Pro Bridle class: Leni Bartmann and Smart Little Theo (rein work 142.5, fence work 132), and Jan Boogaerts with his Gold Rush Wr Cowboy (rein work 141, fence work 133.5). Following the NRCHA rules, the win went to Boogaerts due to the highest score in the fence work. Bartmann closed in reserve spot and went on to win the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Novice Non Pro Bridle class, followed by Fabio Giacalone riding his own Smart Speedy (260 composite: rein work 136.5, fence work 124) who also rode his mount to a 282 composite score (rein work 141.5, fence work 140.5) to win the €500-added ERCHA Non Pro Limited Bridle class. Here second place was for Karl Simon and his own Bricks Smart Player. The pair scored 277.5 (rein work 139.5, fence work 138) to take reserve honors in the €500-added ERCHA 1K Non Pro Limited Bridle class, won with a 279 composite score (rein work 139, fence work 140) by Katrin Bartmann aboard Smart Little Theo.

German Patrick Sattler took the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Open Hackamore 5-year-old & Under with a 276.5 composite score (rein work 137.5, fence work 139) with Markus Schopfer placing second aboard Yvonne Bonda’s HipCat.

The €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore 5-year-old & Under went to Switzerland’s Shirley Schalcher and her own SS Smart Cash N Cerry with a 274.4 composite (rein work 131.5, fence work 143). Vera Walliser riding her CD Fortunate Son placed second with a 273.5 composite (rein work 131.5, fence work 143).

Winning the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Two Rein Open with a 284 total score was Arno Gorgasser and his Beat This Kat, followed by Kay Wienrich riding Next Smooth Boon and Christoph Seiler aboard Chex Lectric Guns who both scored 274.5 composite. With a higher score in the fence work, second place was for Seiler.

Topping the €500-added ERCHA/NRCHA Two Rein Non Pro were Shirley Schalcher and her own DG Little Rey Merada with a 274.5 (rein work 136.5, fence work 138). Peter Kun and RJ Smart Gunpowder placed second with a 269 total (rein work 135.5, fence work 133.5).

The ERCHA Beginning Fencework winning went to Christian Milbli aboard his own Ziggys Good Deal. This duo topped the class with a 273.5 composite score (rein work 137.5, fence work 136). Second place with a 268.5 composite score (rein work 139.5, fence work 129) was for Karl Simon and his own Bricks Smart Player.

Winning the ERCHA Novice Riders with a 287 composite (rein work 142, fence work 145) was Katrin Bartmann and Smart Little Theo. Two points behind (rein work 140.5, fence work 144.5) Marta Bossi placed second with her own Dg Reypep Quixote.

Marine Richard Takes the Down The Fence with RopinK in collaboration with International Horse Press, Championship
From the beginning of the year, lady riders had a chance to run for the Down The Fence with RopinK in collaboration with International Horse Press by competing in the fence work classes offered during the ERCHA/NRCHA shows. The circuit closed at AMERICANA with Marine Richard pocketing the Championship and the Rowdy Silver Custom Trophy Buckle with 66 point!
2021 Down The Fence With RopinK Final Ranking
Marine Richard - pt 66
Marie Mura - pt 27
Ilaria Traverso - pt 26
Maria Giulia Fanti - pt 24
Shirley Schalcher - pt 19
Vera Walliser - pt 15
Carla Gomez - pt 13
Leni Bartmann - pt 13
Valentina Beccalli  - pt 11
Sabine Brasche - pt 11
Sarah Destefanis - pt 7
Marilena Mione - pt 6
Charlène Aubreton - pt 0
Caroline Baudinger - pt 0
Sylvia Bate - pt 0
Andrea Popp - pt 0
Emanuela Allevato - pt 0
Silvia Manfredi - pt 0
Giulia Costelli - pt 0
Chloe Litou - pt 0
Laura Vaccari - pt 0
Nadine Hartmann - pt 0
Eliane Seiler - pt 0
Sara Casalini - pt 0
Jojo Raab - pt 0
Kerstin Breitenbach - pt 0
Masha Stein - pt 0

The ERCHA/NRCHA show season will close with the Autumn Show and Regional Finals held in Travagliato, Italy, on November 5-7.

By ERCHA Press Office: 
International Horse Press
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