Anna Lisec and This Wimps So Fly lead the NRHA European Derby Non Pro Qualifier

Lyon, November 2 – Equita Lyon is host to the seventh edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby. Open to 4, 5, 6 and 7-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA European Nomination Program, the Open and Non Pro Derby is run in a qualifier and clean slate finals and follows the single purse system.

Today, the NRHA European Non Pro Derby go round, counting 75 entries, saw Anna Lisec and This Wimps So Fly (Wimpys Little Step x Fly Flashy Jac), owned by Sabine Lisec, claim a 218.5 to lead the go round. “Fly is Fly and he is simply amazing,” said the young rider from Austria who has been riding the flashy palomino – who boasts over $51,000 LTE – since 2014 and has won multiple titles on him.

Watch the run here: https://www.facebook.com/equitalyon.westernhorseshow/videos/181513765735071/

“I am really happy to have also qualified my other horse, Start A Revolution, for the finals, even though we had a couple of bobbles,” Lisec added about her mount by Einsteins Revolution out of Plenty Of Rest owned by Sabine Lisec and Chuck Klipfel.

A half a point behind, Edoardo Bernardelli of Italy rode his Wimpys Little Chees (Wimpys Little Step x Tuck Oak Enterprise) to the second highest score of the day.

The NRHA European Non Pro Derby finals will see 35 horse-rider combinations perform in the Equita Lyon reining arena vying for the title on Sunday, November 5. Admission is free.

The NRHA France 3-year-old Futurity

NRHA Professional Tomas Martinek and Colonels J Lo (Colonels Shining Gun x One Way Away), owned by Wolfgang Hammer, took the NRHA French Futurity Level 4 Open Championship today with a score of 218. NRHA Professional Cira Baeck and Gunna Spark N Shine (Gunnatrashya x Trash Me If U Can), owned by CS Ranch Management SA, took reserve honors with a 216.5 score.

Earning the NRHA France Level 2 Open Futurity title was NRHA Professional Stefano Ferri of Italy riding Gun N Enterprise (Pale Face Dunnit x Poco Lena Enterprise) for owner Sabine Ehrenreich. NRHA Professional Bastien Bourgeois and ND Montenisa Spat (Spat O Lena x Lil Ruf Cee Blair), owned by Aude Gruber, took the reserve championship with a 214.

Reining Action: The 2017 Reining International de Lyon

On Friday November 3, Europe’s best non professionals and their mounts will take the stage in the $15,000-added NRHA Reining International de Lyon Non Pro. Once again, Equita Lyon will be fundamental in determining who will take home the 2017 NRHA Non Pro World Championship.

Fifteen of Europe’s top professionals will be riding for first place honors in the $35,000-added NRHA Reining International de Lyon Open which will entertain the public on Sunday November 3. The fight is on for the 2017 NRHA Open World Championship between the Europe’s only two NRHA Million Dollar Riders: Bernard Fonck of Belgium and Rudi Kronsteiner of Germany. In the past editions, the two classes have determined more than one NRHA World Champion.

If you cannot be in Lyon, France, on Saturday November 4, follow the live score and the livestream online at nrhaeuropeanderby.com.

To purchase tickets for the NRHA European Open Derby finals: http://www.equitalyon.com/billetterie-equita-lyon-2017

A VIP lounge located above the warm up arena will also be open on Saturday and Sunday. Renowned French chef, Mathieu Vionnay, will prepare two delicious meals for lunch on both days. For further informations and reservations, please contact Christine Rigollet christine.rigollet@gl-events.com
Communication: Martine Dolbeau
martine.dolbeau@gl-events.com
Press: Daniel Koroloff
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Muriel De Moubray
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NRHA Media Contact: Simona Diale
sdiale@nrha.com

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

2017 NRHA European Derby – Daily Updates

Ann Fonck and Made In Walla lead the NRHA European Open Derby Qualifier

Anna Lisec and This Wimps So Fly lead the NRHA European Derby Non Pro Qualifier

The Guidolin Wafer Fioc NRHA $15,000-added Reining International de Lyon Non Pro – Tina Kuenstner-Mantl and Nu Chexomatic are the champions!

Lendi and Spatatino are the NRHA European Open Derby Champions

Fonck and What A Wave are the Quarter Dream Reining International de Lyon Open Champions

Anna Lisec wins her third consecutive European Non Pro Derby title aboard This Wimps So Fly

Ann Fonck and Made In Walla lead the NRHA European Open Derby qualifier

Lyon, November 1 – Equita Lyon is host to the seventh edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby. Open to 4, 5, 6 and 7-year-old horses enrolled in the NRHA European Nomination Program, the Open and Non Pro Derby is run in a qualifier and clean slate finals.

As the Salon du Cheval de Lyon opened the doors to the public, the reining arena in Hall 6 opened the gate to 75 professional riders taking part in the € 93,647.90-added European Derby Open qualifier. Vying for a spot in the finals, and show casing reining at its best, NRHA professionals representing nine European nations left their mark in the show pen. Multiple past NRHA Open World Champion Ann Fonck led the rankings riding Chuck Klipfel and Sabine Lisec’s Made In Walla to a 221.5, the top score of the qualifying go round. By Walla Walla Whiz and out of Hollywood Made (by NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Hollywood Dun It), Made In Walla boasts close to $70,000 LTE and is a past NRHA European Futurity Open Champion. “He is simply a fantastic horse and I love him to death,” said Fonck about the 6-year-old gelding.

Watch the run here: https://www.facebook.com/equitalyon.westernhorseshow/videos/181283635758084/

The Belgian professional also posted the second-highest score of the day – a 221 – riding Golden Paint Ranch’s Spook N Perla (Smart Spook x Shine On Ruff). The pair had already left their mark in Lyon in 2015 when they took the NRHA France 3 & 4-year-old Futurity Open Championship.

Once the last competitor left the arena, 38 open riders had secured a spot in the NRHA European Open Derby finals which will be held on Saturday 4.

The NRHA European Non Pro Derby qualifier will be held Thursday 2. The finals will be held on Sunday, November 5.

Reining Action: The 2017 Reining International de Lyon
Adding prestige to the event is the $35,000-added NRHA Reining International de Lyon and the $15,000-added NRHA Reining International de Lyon Non Pro. In the past editions, the two classes have determined more than one NRHA World Champion. The show schedule also includes the NRHA France Futurity with 4 classes open to 3 and 4-year-old horses which has attracted 36 entries.

For NRHA Open Derby finalists, livescore and livestream, visit nrhaeuropeanderby.com

To purchase tickets: http://www.equitalyon.com/billetterie-equita-lyon-2017

A VIP lounge located above the warm up arena will also be open on Saturday and Sunday. Renowned French chef, Mathieu Vionnay, will prepare two delicious meals for lunch on both days. For further informations and reservations, please contact Christine Rigollet christine.rigollet@gl-events.com
Communication: Martine Dolbeau
martine.dolbeau@gl-events.com
Press: Daniel Koroloff
daniel@blizko-communication.com
Muriel De Moubray
murieldemoubray@gmail.com
NRHA Media Contact: Simona Diale
sdiale@nrha.com

The National Reining Horse Association is not responsible for information contained in this press release. Please contact the author or submitting organization for further information, requests or questions.

NRHA Election Results

The NRHA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the association and for representing the best interests of its members and the Association as a whole.

For this year’s elections ending November 1, two Director-At-Large seats and one Northeast Region Director seat was filled by a vote of members. The results of this election can be found by logging in to the Members Only section on nrha.com.

NRHA Markel Insurance Sales slated for 2017 Futurity

For Immediate Release – October 25, 2017 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show is just around the corner. People from across the globe will come to Oklahoma City to get their fix on all things reining, including multiple horse sales. Sponsored by Markel Insurance, the Marketplace, Futurity Prospect, and Select Yearling Sales are premier sales taking place at the Futurity next month.

The NRHA Markel Insurance Marketplace Sale features an outstanding group of top producing broodmares with proven performance bloodlines in foal to the hottest sires in the reining industry. Also featured will be yearlings, 2-year-olds, and finished show horses. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. on November 30 in Barn 3.

Back for its 25th Anniversary is the NRHA Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale. A sale preview will take place on November 30 at 3 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena. This is your chance to get a sneak-peek of the industry’s most outstanding select 2-year-olds set to be sold in the Futurity Prospect Sale which is slated for December 1 in the Barn 3. The sale will kick-off with a dinner at 5 p.m., which is open for anyone to attend. At 6 p.m., the event will begin with a special stallion auction, where all proceeds benefit the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA).

Rounding out the 2017 Futurity Sales lineup is the NRHA Markel Insurance Select Yearling Sale, which begins at 9:30 a.m. on December 2 in Barn 3. Upwards of 80 of the industry’s highest quality select yearlings consigned by top breeders and trainers from around the world will be offered up for your consideration.

Pictures, videos, and catalog pages on all sale horses consigned can be seen on the NRHA website. Yearlings, two-year-olds, and show horses’ radiographs can be viewed in Barn 3 during the Futurity or accessed by a licensed veterinarian in the online Radiograph Repository. Interested buyers can complete buyer registration prior to the date of sale by visiting the NRHA Sales Office or by clicking here. Contact Tiffany Gonzales at sales@nrha.com with any questions.

With three opportunities to view top-quality reining horses, everyone has a chance to attend a sale and find a horse to fit their needs!

During the NRHA Futurity, the world’s best reining horses and competitors come to Oklahoma City to compete for an estimated total purse and cash prizes of more than $2 million. For more information on schedules, tickets, hotel accommodations, sponsors and more visit nrhafuturity.com.

*The photo included is of the 2016 Futurity Prospect Sale High-Seller, Shine Dot Shine.