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Andreu Nogue Puig & A Whiz N Cash. • Photo by Andrea Bonaga.

Spanish Rider Wins Big At Italian Reining Horse Association Futurity

Reiner Andreu Nogue Puig made history this week as the first Spanish rider to win the prestigious Santa Hill Ranch Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) 3-Year-Old Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship. The event featured €100,000 (Euros)-added money, or about $113,390 in US dollars.
Cira Baeck WhizasunnysailorBB

Whizasunnysailor BB & Cira Baeck Win IRHA/NRHA Open

Cira Baeck WhizasunnysailorBBCira Baeck aboard IRHA/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champion WhizasunnysailorBB"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.