The first Champions of the Euro 205,200-Added IRHA/IRHBA Derby presented by DeNiroBootsCo were crowned in the renewed CremonaFiere Reining Pavilion in Cremona, Italy.

In a field of 52 horse-rider combinations across the four levels of the Non Pro Derby Finals, 23-year-old Vittorio De Iulio and Mr Magic Chex (ARC Magic Enterprise x Miss America Chex) closed their great performance with a 221.5 score taking home the Euro 21.000-Added IRHA L4 and Euro 21.000-Added IRHBA L4. They also left Cremona with the Euro 6.000-Added IRHA L3, and Euro 6.000-Added IRHBA L3 titles under their belt.

An exciting day of competition took place today in Cremona, Italy, where the 2023 edition of the Italian Derby is being held. Once the second section of the Euro 67.000-Added IRHA and Euro 67.000-Added IRHA Derby Qualifiers closed with the last horse-rider combination leaving the new CremonaFiere Arena gate behind, Saturday night’s Open finalists were determined.


The first finalists of the Euro 205,300-Added DeNiroBootCo IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derbywere determined today with the conclusion of the Euro 33,000-Added IRHA Non Pro Derby and Euro 33,000-Added IRHBA Non Pro Qualifiers.

Italy’s Vittorio De Iulio and Mr Magic Chex (ARC Magic Enterprise x Miss America Chex) held on to the lead captured yesterday in the first section after scoring a 219 in the Level (L)4 and L3 divisions of both the IRHA and IRHBA Derby. “He is an amazing horse that I have been riding for the past two years,” said De Iulio about the 6-year-old stallion owned by Fabio De Iulio and bred by Angelucci Quarter Horses. “He’s always been laid back and passes on his calm to me and that’s probably the reason we’ve collected great results together.” The 23-year-old and his mount’s accolades include the IRHA Futurity L1 Non Pro Reserve Championship, the NRHA European Futurity Non Pro L3, 2, and 1 Championship, and the IRHA Maturity Non Pro Reserve title.

Cremona, Italy | March 28-April 1
The curtain rose today on the Euro 205,200-Added DeNiroBootCo 2023 IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby open to 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old horses. The new layout, built under the guidance of Event Director and TFY Executive Director Giancarlo Doardo at CremonaFiere in Cremona, Italy, welcomed close to 450 horses, and over 300 horses entered in the Derby.

In 2012, the National Reining Horse Association created the Professionals of the Year awards to recognize and honor individuals who exemplify excellence in the NRHA community. This distinction recognizes the elite individuals who, in all aspects of their career, consistently excel in perpetuating the growth of the NRHA not solely by their success in the show pen but, more importantly, by how they choose to give back to the association and its members. The 2022 recipients are an example of integrity and sincerity within the industry while working to promote and maintain the ideals of the reining horse.

Dener Barbosa records massive 92-point ride to win Albuquerque’s 15/15 Bucking Battle while Pacheco overtakes Dalton Kasel at No. 2 in standings
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – After an exhilarating weekend inside of The Pit, Colten Fritzlan (Rifle, Colorado) stood on the dirt Sunday evening alongside PBR co-founder and event namesake Ty Murray after capturing the second Unleash The Beast (UTB) event win of his career at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Ty Murray Invitational.

This past month, the warm Florida sunshine served as icing on the cake during the Florida Reining Classic for Fernando Salgado, National Reining Horse Association’s latest Million Dollar Rider. Salgado laid down fantastic runs aboard Vinny Gun, owned by Guillermo De Anda Martinez, and Bob Reiner, owned by Kristen and Rodion Cantacuzene; both pushed Fernando Salgado over the million dollar total in NRHA lifetime earnings.

For the accomplished pair of Andre Thieme (GER) and DSP Chakaria, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Ocala (USA) title had been elusive.
The 2021 individual European Champions, who base in Ocala each winter, finished second in Ocala in 2020 and third in 2022. Sunday at Live Oak Stud, they secured their long-awaited and much-deserved victory, besting an 11-horse jump-off.

By Simona Diale/International Horse Press — It was a win for Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry and her wonderful stallion Glamourdale in the eleventh and last leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2022/2023 Western European League at the Dutch Masters -Indoor Brabant Show in Den Bosch, Netherlands.The reigning double-individual world champions quickly recomposed after a ‘mishap,’ as Fry later shared, during canter half-pass posting a winning score of 86.835 in the Freestyle Grand Prix.

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