Saturday night at Fieracavalli, Verona, the air was full of excitement as the crowds prepared for the $50,000 freestyle competition in the Elementa Masters Premiere show pen. In fact, the area had to be closed off to limit the crowd pressing to enter the pavillion. Undoubtedly, Freestyle has a special appeal for both reining fans […]
11-year-old stallion Chics Smoking and rider Morey Fisk narrowly beat the world’s leading ladies Ann Fonck and Cira Baeck with a thunderous 226.5 that thrilled the packed stands in the Elementa Masters Premiere Open competition. The 45-year-old Canadian — who came to Europe for a short stay in 1994 and has been here ever since […]
Reiner Cira Baeck has become a trailblazer. The Belgian trainer recently became the first European woman to be named a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) One Million Dollar Rider.
"I can't believe I actually won the Derby in Italy!" were the first words National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) professional and past NRHA Non-Pro World Champion Cira Baeck said after posting the top score, a 224.5 in the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open. Making the win even sweeter was the fact that Baeck was riding Whizasunnysailor BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine x Shining Spark), owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen and bred by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck of Beglium.