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Rik Stoltennkamp and Jaylo Chic Olena. • Photo by Tom Hautmann Photography.

Dutch Reiner wins 2018 NRHA Affiliate Rookie Level 1 Championship

It looks like Rik Stoltennkamp and Jaylo Chic Olena are a great team.

In a field of 36 qualifiers representing 13 nations, Stoltennkamp and the mare (Imchocolateiknowit x Broadaniac Twist) performed to a 211.5 and to the top step of the podium at the The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Rookie Level 1 Championship in Kreuth, Germany.

“I really did not expect to have the winning run,” said an enthused Stoltennkamp who came to Kreuth specifically to show in this class. “This is my first time showing at such a big event and my mare is only 5 years old, so I would never have imagined that we could win this title. I’ve had her for three years and you need to be a team to do this — I guess we are!”

The champion received an NRHA Corporate Partner Silver Spurs Saddles saddle, an NRHA plaque, a pair of NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine splint boots and an NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silver Smiths buckle.

The German flag flew high on the second step of the podium as Julie Van Laer and her own Bucks N Jewels (Smart Starbuck x Jewels Freckalena) performed to a 209. As Reserve Champions, they received a pair of bell boots offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Classic Equine, a pair of spurs offered by NRHA Corporate Partner Montana Silversmiths and an NRHA plaque.

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