October, 24—Provided by International Horse Press— The 2021 NRHA Germany Breeders 4-year-old Open Futurity Finals concluded the week-long show at the Pferdesportzentrum Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth, Germany. 146 riders aboard 235 horses met to compete during the whole week and the best horse-rider combinations returned on Saturday for the 4-year-old Non Pro and Open Finals.

Kreuth, October 24—By International Horse Press—Nadia Schieder entered the pen as the last competitor in the finals aboard her gelding RM Spooksgottastar (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz x Starmax Rm). After winning all four levels of the go round with a 215 score, Schieder did not expect to do even better in the Finals, so she was very excited about her run which she closed with a 218.5: “I am just so happy. I have never had the opportunity to ride such a good horse. He was bred by our friend [Massimo Rudari] and trained by my husband [Italian Professional Max Ruggeri] from the beginning for our clients and about a month ago they decided to sell him, so we purchased him and it was the best choice in a long time.” The Italian rider shared that when she went to his stall before the run, the horse neighed at her. “That was a sign…after the run, I told my husband ‘now he is a true non pro horse,’” said the smiling Champion after claiming the titles in all four levels. Schieder next plans to show her horse in Cremona, Italy at the Italian Reining Horse Futurity, and then she will give him a long winter break surely deserves.

The 2021 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity® Finals on Saturday, October 23, at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, might go down as the loudest and the most intense in many years. A clear front runner didn’t emerge until the last set of cow work. When Darren Moore called out an incredible judge’s score of 226 for Zak 34 and NRCHA Million Dollar Rider Justin Wright’s fence run, it was clear who was adding Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion to his résumé.

It Takes Two to…Win!
Kreuth, October 22— Provided by International Horse Press—On a chilly but sunny Friday afternoon, 19 Non Pro and 41 Open horse-rider combinations competed in the 2021 NRHA Germany Breeders 3-year-old Futurity Finals at the Ostbayernhalle arena in Kreuth, Germany.

With more than $8,000 in earnings at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, National Reining Horse Association Professional Brian Bell has unofficially surpassed the two million dollars in NRHA lifetime earnings.
Bell, of Pilot Point, Texas, first became an NRHA Million Dollar Rider in 2013 following the NRHA Futurity, where he qualified two horses back to the Level 4 Open finals. “I first got started around the time Bill Horn became NRHA’s first Million Dollar Rider, and that made me want to have that success, too,” Bell shared. “The first million was the hardest. I’ve learned so much since then and can do a better job now.”

For immediate release – Columbus, Ohio – October 18, 2021

“The 55th Annual Congress Super Sale showed very strong results compared to recent years,” announces Mike Jennings of the auction management, Professional Horse Services, LLC. “The 2021 average price on horses that were sold to new owners was $12,744.44, which is up 35% from $8,371 for the last live auction held in 2019.”

91-point ride aboard Dirty Sancho propels 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco within 697.5 points of No.1 Jose Vitor Leme
MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 15, 2021) – As fan-attended events resumed for the first time in 608 days inside SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, the already historic 2021 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Championship slugfest intensified. World No.2 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) delivered a monster 90-point walk-off ride to win Round 1 of the elite Unleash The Beast’s Monster Energy Invitational, gaining crucial ground in his quest to become just the seventh multi-time World Champion in league history.

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