The $17,500-Added BO Ranch Kickoff Saturday Action

April 02, 2022

La Chapelle-La-Reine, April 2—Provided by International Horse Press— The weather at the $17,500-Added BO Ranch Kickoff chilly, but the riders certainly warmed up those around them with their performances today!

The evening closed with the $5,000-Added Chateaux Prestige NRHA Open and $2500-Added MMA Intermediate Open. The exciting class saw Stefano Ferri and Lil Modern Spark (Spark N Whiz x Lil White Gun) owned by BO Ranch tie for top honors in the Open with Axel Pesek riding his own Reloaded Gun (NRHA Thirteen Million Dollar Sire Gunner x Shes Berry Flashy) who also claimed the Intermediate Open with a 147 score.

From left to right, Stefano Ferri & Lil Modern Spark and Axel Pesek & Reloaded Gun


“This horse has a very big heart and is a very sensitive horse,” said Ferri about his 5-year-old mount AKA Alfonsino. “With him we won the Belgium Reining L3 Open Futurity and then we went on to a small French show two weeks ago where we won the class. He has huge maneuvers and I love him! Now are plans are the derbies this year.”

“My horse gave me an amazing ride this evening,” said Pesek. “I’ve had this horse since last year; he has a big heart and big maneuvers and now I look forward to showing him at the upcoming Italian Derby.”

In the $1,500-Added Sterling Ranch NRHA 4-year-old Non Pro Futurity, French Clothilde Alboud piloted her Magic Wave CA3—a mare by multiple NRHA Open and Non Pro World Champion What A Wave out of My Magic Jaba—to first place honors with a 141. Roosterlena and Marie Baralon along with Grégory Morat riding BO Ranch’s PS Rooster Gun Nic tied for second place with a 138.5.

Clothilde Alboud & Magic Wave CA3


From left to right, Loreto Di Salvatore & Chex R Legend and Inès Duputel & ARH Lucky Whiz Dunit


Starting the day, after an amzing snowy April Fools day, were the super-entusiastic Rookie riders. Sharing the BC Sellerie NRHA Rookie Level 1 and Level 2 Co-Championship were Loreto Di Salvatore with his own Chex R Legend (Custom Legend x My Chex R Smokin) and Inès Duputel with ARH Lucky Whiz Dunit (Don Quintana x Style Holly Dun It) owned by Jean Baptiste Du Putel.

Sunday will close the inaugural BO Ranch Kickoff and the French venue now looks forward to welcoming the NRHA European Futurity on May 23-29.
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The show season in the beautiful venue located next to Fontainebleau, the French horse capital, will continue with the Derby & Maturity on June 7-12, and will close with the Futurity on August 23-27.

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Photos by BO Ranch Kickoff Official Photographer

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