The Derby of the European Reined Cow Horse Association (ERCHA) was held in Cremona, from the 22nd to the 25th may 2019. The show was hosted by the international horse fair called ‘Salone del Cavallo Americano’, and was entirely judged by Manuela Maiocchi. The show is an aged event, reserved to 4 and 5 year old horses.

The 67.000-added euro IRHA/NRHA Open Derby finals wrapped up the 2019 edition the show open 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-year old horses. Once the last horse-rider combination left the show arena, three of the four Open Championships were conquered by two European professionals in their early 20s: Lucasz Czechowicz of Poland and Nico Sicuro of Italy.

Daniel Bluman made history when posting Israel’s first-ever victory in the €400,000 Rolex Grand Prix at CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena today. From a starting field of 44 horse-and-rider combinations, the 29-year-old rider was one of only four to jump clear in the first round. And with the fastest zero score in round two he carved his name onto the prestigious Roll of Honour that dates all the way back to 1926, thanks to a brilliant performance from his 11-year-old gelding, Ladriano Z.

An amazing 19 countries were represented in the inaugural NRHA/IRHA/RHF Global Youth Reining Cup: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Spain, Thailand, Uruguay, and USA. The event took place in Cremona, Italy, during the IRHA Derby and on Saturday morning the spotlight was on the 19 riders that rode for their country’s flag. Though competition was heartfelt, the spirit that filled the air during the week was camaraderie, joy and pride in being part of the very first edition of the Cup!

Gunnalittlestep (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya x Gay Jays Llittle Step), owned by Ambrosini Quarter Horses ASD,  made the Level (L)4 and L3 Non Pro European Futurity finals with Paolo Ambrosini in the saddle.  A few days before the IRHA Derby, Paolo decided to let his son, Carlo, show him. With the 4-year-old gelding between the reins, the 19-year-old Italian rider posted the highest score in the L4 Non Pro qualifier with a 217.5.

Team Sweden posted their second victory in the long and distinguished history of the Nations Cup at CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena today. On an afternoon that produced plenty of drama, the single double-clear of the entire competition came from their pathfinders Henrik von Eckermann and his brilliant mare, Toveks May Lou, as they topped the leaderboard in the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup with a final score of eight faults.

The deadline for the $80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity & NRHA Show 2019 is appoaching: July 1.  Austria’s premier reining show is scheduled for August 21 until 24 at the favility of WTC H&D Schulz QH in Wiener Neustadt. The event offers a guaranteed money of $10,000 each for the Level 4 Open Futurity Champion of the 3-year-old horses and the 4-year-old horses. Horses can be entered now online at  HYPERLINK "http://www.showmanager.info" www.showmanager.info.

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