Im Highly Decorated, sired by High Brow CD, and bred and owned by Norda and Jim Berger, Simonton, Tex., scored 221.5 points under Thomas Bray to win the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge Open Limited championship. My Beach My Wave, the first horse to the herd in the 13-horse finals, and Lonnie Earl, the last to the herd, tied for reserve with 219 points under Dylan Meyer and Troy Riddle, respectively. My Beach My Wave, by Metallic Cat, is owned by Whit and Kim Davis, Millsap, Tex., and Lonnie Earl, by Spots Hot, is owned by Terry Riddle, Foster, Okla.

Cool N Hot and Kobie Wood won the day and the first go-round of the Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic Challenge with 224 points on Saturday, the second day of the 24-day Summer Spectacular. Second Spot and Lloyd Cox marked 223 points, the second-highest score of the go-round, while Cox and Blackish claimed 222 points, the third-highest score, which tied Friday’s high-scoring horses Reystylin Smooth, shown by Adan Banuelos, and Sundance Jessie, under John Mitchell.

A Belgian victory in Chantilly is not rare. Nicola Philippaerts, Constant Van Paesschen, Gregory Wathelet and Jérôme Guery have all taken a turn atop the podium. Pieter Devos hadn’t yet, but he’s had no shortage of success in France, already winning twice in Bordeaux. Today, he got to add the Groupama Masters to the list.

Keeping the public glued to their seats until the very end, Grischa Ludwig of Germany laid down an outstanding run riding Coeurs Little Tyke to a 225.5 which slid him straight to the highest step of the podium after Adrienne Speidel of Switzerland and her Arc Walla Smart had set the bar leaving the pen with a 221.5 to beat. Once the curtain fell on the CS Ranch arena, the lady reiner firmly clinched the Silver medal a half-point in front of Italy’s Lorenzo De Simone who settled for the Bronze atop The Cocked Gun.

The SVAG FEI World Championship ‘Queen Team’ from the U.S. not only took the Gold in the World Reining Junior Team Competition, they went on to conquer the three steps of the podium in the Individual Competition which counted 20 finalists.

31-year-old Irishman Darragh Kenny has grown accustomed to the taste of winning. This month alone he has posted atop the podium no less than four times, including two Grand Prix in Belgium. Yet, this one here in Chantilly with Balou du Reventon is undoubtedly one of the most incredible of his bourgeoning career. After his second place in the LGCT Shanghai, this first place finish was well deserved, and something the ambitious Kenny described as a “relief”. The 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour Chantilly is a show he is unlikely to ever forget.

The Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announce a historic moment for reining in Europe! Due to the recent success of his offspring at the 2019 Maturity held in Caluso (TO) Italy, July 2–7, Spat Olena is unofficially the first Million Dollar Sire in Europe.

An amazingly high level of competition, incredibly talented young riders guiding athletic reining horses kept everybody glued to their seats; literally from the beginning until the end of the World Reining Championships for Young Riders.

Sixteen National Federations were represented by 34 riders and six teams (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, USA) at the CS Ranch where the battle for the medals in the SVAG FEI World Reining Championship for Juniors was on

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