Four-year-old reiners sired by American-based stallions earned the top spots at this year’s Austrian Futurity.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2019 Americana horse show will offer lucrative added-money events for cutters, reiners and other Western riding disciplines at the event slated for September in southern Germany.
Spectators at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity were glued to their seats until the very last Open horse-rider combination entered the pen.