Dominik Reminder of Germany, aboard BMS Walla Getcha Gun, claimed the AustrianRHA Futurity Level 4 Open championship with a 223 in the finals at Wiener Neustadt, a city south of Vienna.
BMS Walla Getcha Gun (Walla Whiz Crome x Ally Get Your Gun x I Am Shotgunner) is owned by Martin Bachmann. The stallion was bred by Barbara Seibold and made sire Walla Whiz Crome, son of Walla Walla Whiz, a futurity champion in his first crop.
The show, one of the top reining events in Europe, was conducted Aug. 21-24 and featured $80,000 in added money.
“I am so happy about the title and this horse,” said Reminder, the 2018 ARHA Open Futurity Champion. “BMS Walla Getcha Gun was so honest. It was real fun showing him. Like his sire Walla Whiz Crome, whom he is very close. This was his first show, and I am very happy how he presented himself.”
Manuel Cortesi and AR Vintage Dream (A Sparkling Vintage x Sweet Candy Dream x Magnum Chic Dream), owned by Elisabetta Raviola of Italy, claimed the Reserve Championship.
Klaus Lechner and Hollys Shiny Shine (Shine Chic Shine x. Gunnin In Hollywood x Colonels Smoking Gun[Gunner]) was third, as well as the Level 3 Open Champion.
Reserve Champion in the Intermediate Open was Pierluigi Fabbri and Cristian Cecini’s Paint mare CC Little Red Gun (One Gun x SM Lil Jabaflina) with a 219.5.
Futurity Level 2 Open
Italy’s Nicola Cordioli and Andrea Pengo’s Late Little Whiz (Walla Walla Whiz x Late Little Jaba x RS Little Red Jaba) beat back a field of 23 finalists with a 216.5 in the Limited Open. Austrian Valentina Sagmeister and Whiz Ninja Orima (Laredo Whiz x Jacflame x Jac O Rima) earned the Reserve Futurity Champion title for owner and breeder Helmut Schulz scoring with a 215.5.
Futurity Level 1 Open
The Futurity Level 1 Open Championship trophy will be inscribed with the name of Saul Luca Bruzzi, who, aboard mare Danger Trash (Gunatrashya x Holiday With Peppy x Peppyseco), scored an insurmountable 212.
Danger Trash is owned by Societa Agricola Horses SRL.
Bruzzi had already taken the lead in the go-round with Austrian Gabriele Wendlinger, the Reserve Champion aboard gelding Gunfighting Smurf (Gunners Smokin Oak x A Fancy Misty Glo x Commanders Misty Glo) with a 211.5.
Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro
Carlo Ambrosini, a 20-year-old from Italy, knocked down a finals-best 219 aboard My Smart Show (My Showbiz Whiz x MS Linton Lena x Smart Little Lena) to win the Level 4 Non-Pro Futurity.
The ARHA title was Ambrosini’s fourth in his career.
The Reserve Champion went to Franziska Wallner and Shes Jerseylicious, who worked a 217.5. For Wallner, this was also good for the Futurity Level 3 Non-Pro Championship.
The Futurity Level 3 Non-Pro Reserve Championship was claimed by Sharon de Groot from the Netherlands with a 214 aboard Tinsel Whizington (Tinsel Jac x Conquistador Sis x Conquistador Whiz).
Futurity Level 1 Non-Pro
Eighteen-year-old Franziska Wallner of Germany, aboard her Shes Jerseylicious, was deemed best in show in the Futurity Level 1 Non-Pro with a 210.
“We bought the mare last year at the Legacy Sale,” said Wallner, this year the IRHA Derby Non Pro L1 and the NRHA European Derby finals L4 as well as the NRHA Breeders Derby final.
Luca Ottaviani and Im A Snappy Dunit (LMC Im Topsail Dunit x Gingersnapple x Mr Snapple), a mare bred by Farnco Cozza, and Alicja Olejnik aboard her mare CSG Lean With Gun (Colonels Shining Gun x Fly Flashy Whiz x Lean With Hollywood) were Reserve Champions.
4-Year-Old Level 4 Open
Manuel Cortesi, aboard PC Tinsel Whiz, scored a 229 after a brilliant run in the finals to win the Open Futurity for 4-year-olds.
PC Tinsel Whiz is by Hollywoodstinseltown and out of PC Sliderina Whiz (x Topsail Whiz).
Dominik Reminder and Martin Bachmann’s Got My Baileys (Wimpyneedsacocktail x Smoking Walla Wanda x Colonels Smoking Gun), a gelding, were Reserve Champion after turning in a 228.
At 224.5, Tomas Martinek and mare Call Me Lil Josie (Lil Joe Cash x Call Me N Hollywood x Hollywood Dun It) were Level 3 Open champs.
The Level 3 Open Reserve Champion was awarded to Pierluigi Fabbri, aboard gelding Hurricane Jaba (Broadway Jaba x Lydiah Chex x Buenonic Chex), who scored a 222 for owner Igor Rozman.
4-Year-Old Level 1 Open
The 4-Year-Old Level 1 Open Champions with a 220.5 were Germany’s Daniela Saupe her Smart N Surprising (Smart Spook x Just Miss Enterprise x Surprise Enterprise). Before this, Saupe and her stallion earned the Level 1 Open Championship at the NRHA European Futurity.
In the Limited Open, the Reserve Champion was claimed by Giovanni Masi de Vargas, who, aboard Mariangela Di Pierro’s Bugs At Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Scats Ebony Shiner x Smart Shiner), nailed down a 219.5.
In Level 1, Levin Ludwig, from Germany, and Hans Isler’s Einsteins Resolve (Einsteins Revolution x Charleys Smart Miss x As Smart As Charley) walked away as Reserve Champion with a 218.5.
4-Year-Old Levels 4 & 3 Non-Pro
What’s in a name for Wolfgang Hammer? In this case it’s “winner.”
The Austrian triumphed in the 4-Year-Old Levels 4 & 3 Non-Pro astride Chicago Lena (Smart Chic Olena x Bright Gun City x New Jack City) with a 220 in the final.
With Chicago Lena, Hammer was NRHA European Futurity Champion Level 2 and 3 Non-Pro and Level 4 Reserve Champion.
Chicago Lena was bred by Sabine Schmid in Austria.
“He is a great horse with lots of heart,” Hammer said. “I bought him as a yearling because I liked his pedigree. You could see even then that he had tons of talent and is a real winner.”
Level 4 Non-Pro Reserve Champion was Sarah Ehrenreich and Gunners Special Gal (Gunners Special Nite x Dun Pretty Nifty x Hollywood Dun It), the palomino mare. The two combined for a 218.5.
4-Year-Old Level 1 Non-Pro
Germany’s Veit Ostermaier claimed the 4-Year-Old Level 1 Non-Pro by leading his gelding Burnin Down Da House around the arena with a 215.5.
Burnin Down Da House is by Great Sun Burst and out of Whiz And Charm (by Topgun Whiz). The two entered the finals in second.
Kara Sarasova from the Czech Republic and her KH Yankee Step (Rowdy Yankee x Step A Little Closer x Wimpys Little Step) placed second, a half-point back.
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