2021 NRHA Czech Maturity: FB Spooks Giant Dry Conquers The Show

Czech Pavel Orel & FB Spooks Giant Dry Czech Pavel Orel & FB Spooks Giant Dry Photo by International Horse Press
November 07, 2021

Ranch 13, a beautiful new western style riding facility in Nemsova, Slovakia, this weekend hosted the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Czech Maturity along with the Slovak Association of Western Riding & Rodeo (SAWRR) Championship. It was the last show of the season for the young NRHA affiliate that also presented the year-end awards at the show.

71 riders from multiple nations including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, and Hungary made their way to the small village in Western Slovakia, where the NRHA Czech Show took place on Saturday evening.

Twelve Open riders competed in the $1.100-added NRHA Open Maturity and it was Czech Pavel Orel riding Vladimir Cejka’s FB Spooks Giant Dry (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Gun x Noor Nicdry) who claimed the Level (L) 4 and L2 Open Maturity with a 74.5 score. Orel rode the 6-year-old gelding to the win right after the horse’s owner won the Non Pro Maturity.

“I feel great about my run,” said Orel, who has been riding the gelding since he was a 3-year-old. “We bought him in Italy and showed him since his futurity year. He does well with Vladimir, so I think he will show him some more next season.” Orel also complimented the whole show, hoping the cooperation between NRHA Czech and Ranch 13 will continue in the future. 

Czech trainer Jonas Bujnoch rode LV Barny Remedys (Remedys Moonshine x Majors Queen Mary), a 2015 AQHA stallion owned by Petr Julina, to a 73 score to finish Reserve Champion in both L4 and L2 Open Maturity divisions.

Nineteen horse-rider combinations competed for the $900-added NRHA Non Pro Maturity Championship title. Vladimir Cejka of the Czech Republic scored 71 on two of his horses to win the L4 and L2 Non Pro Maturity. Cejka tied his two geldings: 2015 AQHA FB Spooks Giant Dry (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Gun x Noor Nicdry) and 2011 AQHA Twelve Twenty Whiz (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Walla Walla Whiz x Bonita Bahia) for the win.

“My first horse [FB Spooks Giant Dry] was better, even though I had the same score on both,” said the young champion who then continued describing his run: “I really enjoyed the circles today. I’ve had this horse for about three years and I plan to continue showing him. The second horse [Twelve Twenty Whiz] was my first reiner, so he is special to me. We got him about six years ago, and I am not sure what the plan is for him right now. Maybe my sister will get to show him or he will get a well-deserved retirement from reining since he is 10 this year,” added the 18-year-old rider, who rides under the guidance of Pavel Orel.

The evening concluded with a celebration of champions, introducing all five countries and playing the respective national anthems in front of the competitors who lined up in the arena. NRHA Czech President Monika Julinova was pleased with the outcome of the event. “This is the fourth and last show of the season, so we will have the year-end champions determined this weekend. It was the first complete season for NRHA Czech and I am very happy how it turned out. The riders are happy, which is most important, so I think we all did our job right. I would like to thank our sponsors, who donated both money and products that were awarded at shows. We also have a very good team at NRHA Czech who did their best managing the events and the affiliate to great results, while still staying grounded with the financial resources. I am looking forward to the next season, so we can realize our all plans.”

About the facility Julinova added; “We chose this facility because we had very good references and I can confirm them now. Even though they are not used to hosting such big shows, they always accept all our suggestions and there is very good cooperation with everyone involved. When you host an NRHA show, you have to follow certain rules and procedures, and everything we asked Ranch 13 to do, they always made it happen and we are very thankful for that.”

“We are thrilled with the number of people who showed up this weekend,” shared Ranch 13 head trainer Angelika Dobesova. “Wetried to have reining shows here before, but without NRHA it is hard to attract people to come here, so we are very happy that NRHA Czech stepped in and together we prepared a great show. I’m especially happy to see so many riders and horses coming from different countries.”

The show continues tomorrow with more NRHA Ancillary classes as well as SAWRR classes.

Find the complete Maturity and Ancillary classes results on http://www.showmanager.info/Eventliste.aspx?turnierID=1102

By International Horse Press Release / Marie Klimova