- Created on Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Aboard the 6-year-old stallion, Ruggeri won the IRHA /NRHA Intermediate Open Futurity division and claimed third place honors in the IRHA/NRHA Derby Open Level 3 division. Past NRHA Open World Champion, Belgian Bernard Fonck, posted the second-highest score (219.5) with Big Sky Whizard (Topsail Whiz x Isle Bea Dun It x Hollywood Dun It) owned by Color Invest A & S Deredowscy.
With a score of 218, Pistolero Bo Sun (Bars Jacson Bo x Snappin Dixie x Snapper Cal Bar) ridden by Christian Perez of Italy for Maurizio Ferrariol, led the Euro 17,000-added Level 3 Open. Magnum Chic Whiz (Magnum Chic Dream x Whiz Jeanie x Topsail Whiz), ridden by Rieky Young for owner Nancy Schmidt, led the Level 2 Open after scoring a 216. In the Level 1, Mauro Vecchiutti earned the highest score with his own Captain Smoke (Frozen Sailor x Gunsmoke Susan x Cuttin Smoke).
The Derby Open finals will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m.
In a field of 102 contestants fighting for a spot in the Derby Non-Pro finals, young Gina Maria of Switzerland and Gunners Hollywood Dol (Hollywood Dun It x Docs Little Gunner), owned by Corinna Schumacher, posted the top score of the day (218) to lead the Euro 20,000-added Level 4, the Level 3 and the Level 2 divisions. With the 5-year-old Paint Horse mare, in this years’ edition of the NRHA European Futurity Non-Pro, Gina Maria tied for fifth place in the Level 3 and for fourth place in the Level 2 Non-Pro divisions.
The Derby Non-Pro finals will take place on Friday at 2 p.m.
Log on to the Italian Reining Horse Association website and follow the link http://www.itrha.com/images/stories/GARE/DERBY_2012/programma_derby_2012.pdf for the program of the Derby, which also offers a full slate of NRHA-approved classes.Live-score: www.showmanager.eu