Mare Power Dominates the Roleski Futurity & Derby at the 2022 NRHA Czech Ride&Slide IV Show

Jeremy Ropert & Emmabeastar Jeremy Ropert & Emmabeastar Photos by International Horse Press
October 16, 2022

Stare Zukowice, Poland–On a sunny afternoon at Roleski Ranch, Open riders met to compete in the $3.150 added Roleski 3- and 4-year-old Open Futurity and $3.150 added Roleski Open Derby. NRHA Czech officially closed the show season with the NRHA Czech Ride&Slide IV where Futurity and Derby Champions were crowned and year-end Champions were determined.

Open Futurity
13 riders from six different countries entered the Open Futurity and it was French Professional based at Roleski Ranch, who claimed the victory. Jeremy Ropert performed a stellar run aboard Katarzyna Roleska’s Emmabeastar (ARC Gunnabeabigstar x Lil Juice) awarded a 72 from the judge bringing him the win in the $1.950 added Level (L) 4 and $900 L3 Open Futurity.

“I just started riding this mare about two weeks ago. Łukasz [Czechowicz] trained her and did a great job with her. She is a big stopper and felt very good in the pen, so I’m really happy with her,” said the trainer, who plans to show her in the IRHA Futurity next. “This is my first show here and I like it very much. It is always good to show at home for both the riders and the horses.”

The  L4 Reserve Championship went to Pavel Orel and Let You Love Me (Mercedes Rooster x Pretty Little Steps) owned by Jana Floková, just a half point short of Ropert.

Two riders tied for the $300 L1 Open Championship: Peter Šimek riding his own PS Sweet Child Omine (Colonels Shining Gun x One Way Away) and Alicja Motyka riding Yankee Surprise (Yankee Gun x Sir Jacs Surprise) for owner Anna Polinceusz.

Peter Šimek & PS Sweet Child Omine

Šimek, who rode his homebred and trained mare was happy with his run. “First, I felt like we could have done a better job, but maybe that’s what makes us improve every time. I am very happy with the results, because we have had the mare since the beginning, and I know all the work that went into the training and developing the horse that she is today. It has been harder and harder to succeed at shows because we can see so many great riders and horses in both Open and Non Pro classes, so I appreciate every win even more,” he said. “The show at Roleski as always did not disappoint. The beautiful facility offers the best conditions for riders and horses. I also want to thank NRHA Czech for organizing the whole series of shows this season – great shows, great conditions, high-quality judges, decent prices, and every show at different facility…all that was missing before NRHA Czech stepped in two years ago. I want to thank NRHA Czech staff and wish that their energy and enthusiasm for this work lasts for a long time.”

Alicja Motyka riding Yankee Surprise

Motyka was pleased with how the mare performed. “We had a penalty and that is why I would have liked to run off; I knew that the mare could do better, but overall, I liked riding her. I wasn’t even supposed to show her, my husband Adrian [Motyka] trains her and it’s either him or the owner who usually show her. We decided before the show that I would show her in the L1 Open Futurity and it worked out. I would love to show her again, hopefully next year in the derbies,” said Motyka and continued about the show: “We really enjoyed going to the NRHA Czech shows this year. All the facilities were great and since we don’t have as many shows in Poland now, we really like going to the Czech shows and hope to come back again next year.”

Open Derby
As the dusk set over the ranch, it was the 5-year and older Derby horses’ turn to shine. Rafal Dolata was the first to walk in the pen with the 5-year-old mare CSG Blossomsailon (Colonels Shining Gun x Hp Pebbles Sail On) owned by Anna Ciechanska. After a thrilling run, Dolata set the bar high with a 72.5 score, which held through the class counting 26 entries, earning him the $1.950 added Open Derby L4 and $900 Open Derby L3 Championships.

Rafal Dolata & CSG Blossomsailon

With three horses entered in the Derby, Dolata wasn’t sure which one would be the best tonight but admitted he had a good chance to top the divisions. “I had two really good ones, but you never know what’s going to happen in the show pen. ‘Blossom’, the mare I won with, is a very nice horse that I started riding this year. She has strong maneuvers and gets better every time I show her. I feel like I still haven’t shown her up to her potential, so I am looking forward to the future with her. She is only five, so she has the whole Derby career in front of her.” Dolata was thankful to his clients for allowing him to show such nice horses and was looking forward to the next show season with them.

Dolata also tied for the L4 Co-Reserve Championship with a 72 score on CR Blue Chrome (NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Gunners Special Nite x Nu Chexy) owned by Arkadiuz Nagiec.

Tying Dolata was Jonáš Bujnoch riding RR Wimpyslittlerome (NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x KR When In Rome) for owner Misel Gungl.

Adrian Motyka rode Guns At Nite (NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire Gunners Special Nite x Jackie Be Ruf) to the L3 Reserve Championship scoring a 71.5 for owner Michal Gawron.

Alicja Motyka and Cocomilkshine (Shiner Olena x BRS Freckles Payday) owned by Katarzyna Jodzis also went early in the draw and their 70.5 score held to win the $300 added Open Derby L1 Championship.

Alicja Motyka & Cocomilkshine

After winning Futurity class earlier in the day, she was equally excited about the Derby win. “Unlike the Futurity horse that I showed for the first time today, this 7-year-old mare is pretty seasoned and I like showing her. We won the Open L1 Derby here together two years ago, so I know her very well. Today, she stopped big, the spins were a little tricky, but I’m very happy about the run. Now she’s just gone to a new owner who plans to breed her next year, so I’m hoping for some nice babies out of her that will have the same temperament and look like her because she is really pretty and is a good-minded horse.”

Tying for the L1 Reserve Championship with a 70 score were Malin Billberg and her own Lonesome Joe Cash (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Lil Joe Cash x Tejana Chic), and Barbara Bayer and CSG Shining Gold (Colonels Shining Gun x Golden Flashy Whiz), owned by Alessandra Zotter-Gagony.

NRHA Czech Ride&Slide IV was the final show for the young NRHA affiliate also closed the Year-End Championship during this weekend. The Year-End Champions were announced and will be celebrated at the annual gala dinner on December 3, 2022. The first show for next season is planned in spring of 2023 before the NRHA European Affiliate Championship (EAC) qualification deadline so NRHA Czech members can complete their qualifications.

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The Roleski Show will close on Sunday with AQHA and NRHA classes.

Photos by International Horse Press

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Press Release by International Horse Press / Marie Klimová