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11-Year-Old Chicks Smokingun Wins European Elementa Masters Premiere Open

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 […]
Maurizio Battista Sandei and Iminent Cat at Americana 2019.

Americana: Cutter Iminent Cat closes deal in Non Pro

Iminent Cat, with Italian Maurizio Battista Sandei on the reins, bested 11 finalists to win the $6,822-added Non Pro division with a 150 at the European Championship Cutting portion of the Americana in Augsburg, Germany. Iminent Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Peekaboon (by Freckles Playboy). He was bred by […]
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Spat Olena Becomes Million Dollar Sire, Making History

 Europe has its first million dollar reining sire. The Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced that Spat Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Steps Little Remedy x Doc’s Remedy) has unofficially sired earners of more than $1 million due to the recent success of his offspring at the 2019 Maturity held in Caluso (TO) Italy, July 2–7. RS Starfighter Lena helped make this achievement happen […]
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Happy to Help

I just returned home from my annual trip to Europe. I generally do three separate clinics with Europe’s top riders. This year, I visited Naples in South Italy, where I worked with some of the country’s best trainers. I then traveled to Switzerland to work with some extremely talented trainers and non-pros, and then on […]