10. 8. 19 - WRWS/NRHA - Gunners Special Nite’s Offspring Slide Him Onto the NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire List.
Gunners Special Nite does it again: He has unofficially become the newest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Three Million Dollar Sire. He reached this milestone less than one year after joining the NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire list in September 2018.
Gunners Special Nite, by NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and Eleven Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Mifs Doll, was bred by Kim and Deborah Sloan. In 2010, Turnabout Farm, Inc., purchased the 2004 stallion and stood him at Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses, Inc., in Aubrey, Texas, where he remains today.
Gunners Special Nite made a name for himself in the show pen before moving on to the breeding barn. With NRHA Professionals Tom McCutcheon and Marcy (Ver Meer) Starr at the reins, the stallion earned NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of nearly $220,000. His top finishes include:
- 2007 NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open Champion with Starr
- 2009 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level (L)4 Open Derby Finalist with Starr
- 2010 NRBC L4 Open Derby top-10 finisher with Starr
- 2010 World Equestrian Games Individual and Team Gold Medalist with McCutcheon
This sire has produced foals that have become NRBC champions as well as NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby finalists.
His most notable offspring include:
- Modern Gun (out of Taris Modern Design): NRHA LTE more than $175,400
- Baileys Not Painted (out of Darlins Not Painted): NRHA LTE more than $107,840
- Lenas Shining Gun (out of SL Lenas Chick): NRHA LTE more than $90,440
- Gunners Brite Nite (out of Stiletto Tag): NRHA LTE more than $86,650
- Hollywood Nites (out of NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Dam Dun It For Chex): NRHA LTE more than $83,750
Congratulations to Gunners Special Nite and Turnabout Farm, Inc., on this outstanding achievement!
Photo by Brasseaux
10. 8. 19 - WRWS/FN - DM Reining: Elias Ernst ist Titelverteidiger. DM/DJM Reining am 18. August in Kreuth.
In Kreuth in Ostbayern werden auch 2019 wieder die Deutschen Meisterschaften Reining ausgetragen. Im Rahmen der FEQHA Quarter Horse-Europameisterschaften 2019 vom 9. bis 18. August ermitteln die deutschen Reiner in den Altersklassen Senioren, Junge Reiter und Junioren ihre neuen Meister.
Wer sich 2019 den Titel bei den Senioren, Jungen Reitern und Junioren holt, entscheidet sich am Sonntag, 18. August, denn dann finden die Finalläufe der DM in der Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth statt. Titelverteidiger bei der DM ist Elias Ernst aus Windeck. Er hat bei den Deutschen Meisterschaften 2018 mit seinem American Quarter Horse Hengst USS N Dunit seinen Titel verteidigt und zum zweiten Mal Gold gewonnen.
Titelverteidiger in der Altersklasse der Jungen Reiter ist Michelle Maibaum, die sich nach 2013, 2014 und 2015 mit Big Gangster Cash im vergangenen Jahr ihren vierten Deutschen Meistertitel gesichert hatte und gemeinsam mit dem deutsche Junge Reiter-Team Mannschafts-Gold bei der Jugend-WM in Givrins Mitte Juli gewonnen hat. Amtierende Deutsche Meisterin bei den Junioren ist Maya Stach mit Fence the Line. Ausrichter der DM ist in diesem Jahr die Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations (FEQHA).
8. 8. 19 - WRWS/DQHA - Starterlisten für Höveler-DQHA-Zuchtschau in Schönkirchen & Rosa online.
Die nächsten Zuchtschau-Termine der Saison stehen an.
7. 8. 19 - WRWS/DQHA - Starterliste für Höveler-DQHA-Zuchtschau in Schönkirchen online.
Der zweite Zuchtschau-Termin der Saison steht an.
7. 8. 19 - WRWS/NRHA - Wimpys Little Step Hits Another Million-Dollar Milestone: NRHA’s Newest Eleven Million Dollar Sire.
Thanks to the recent success of his offspring in both the U.S. and Europe, National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Step is unofficially the newest NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire. He’s only the third sire to reach this milestone, joining Topsail Whiz and Gunner.
Bred by Hilldale Farm, Wimpys Little Step is by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire and Hall of Fame Inductee Nu Chex To Cash and out of Leolita Step. The 20-year-old stallion is owned by Silver Spurs Equine, LLC, and stands at Silver Spurs Equine-Oklahoma in Purcell.
Although he only competed for one year with NRHA Six Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida in the saddle, “Wimpy” earned great success in the show pen and boasts NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE) of more than $185,756. In 2002, the palomino stallion took reserve honors in The Tradition Open Futurity in Lexington, Virginia. The pair went on to claim the All American Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity and the NRHA Open Futurity Championships later that year.
Wimpy continues to further his legacy in the breeding barn. The stallion has produced 18 NRHA Open and Non Pro Futurity Champions and six NRHA Open Derby Champions. He also sired NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Wimpys Little Chic—currently NRHA’s all-time leading money earner, boasting $516,555 in NRHA LTE. In the 2019 show season, Wimpy’s offspring have already earned more than $40,000, helping to push the legendary stallion over the NRHA Eleven Million Dollar Sire mark.
His most notable offspring include:
- Wimpys Little Chic (out of NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Collena Chic Olena): NRHA LTE over $516,555
- RC Fancy Step (out of Sonita Wilson): NRHA LTE over $364,454
- Wimpys Little Buddy (out of All Thats Dun): NRHA LTE over $285,340
- Wimpyneedsacocktail (out of Seven S Mimosa): NRHA LTE over $280,379
- CFR Centenario Wimpy (out of Miss Hollywood Whiz): NRHA LTE over $173,740
Congratulations to Wimpys Little Step and Silver Spurs Equine, LLC, on this outstanding achievement!
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5. 8. 19 - WRWS/NRHA - - Hat trick for Ann Fonck as she claims her third NRHA European Derby Open Championship!
Provided by Simona Diale —
In the ninth edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Open Derby Finals, it was the first horse-rider-combination in the second section that held the top score all the way through the end of the 19 finalists.
NRHA's newest Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck of Belgium rode Diego Dalla Gassa’s Gunners Specialolena (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena) to a 222 score that clinched top honors in the €50.000-added * Level (L)4 Open. “I’m really really happy; it’s my third European Derby L4 Championship! My son, Justin, for the first time, drew for me and picked draw #1, so I told my husband that maybe next time would do it myself. In the end, it looks like it was a good draw! My horse was good, she is a really nice mare, but once again, I didn’t really expect to win, because when I was riding during the training sessions, I saw really great horses and such good riders competing…in the end, it all worked out and I’m really happy.“ The 5-year-old mare was bred and nominated by Luigi Parise and counts over $25,000 NRHA Lifetime Earnings (LTE).
Two NRHA Professional riders from Italy shared the L4 Open Reserve Championship: Nico Sicuro rode the 7-year-old stallion Sugar Little Step (NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x Ah Sugar Sugar) owned by Quarter Dream Srl to a 220.5 score, also claiming the €35.000-added* L3 Open Championship. “I started riding him in February this year. He is already known for his great achievements with Gennaro Lendi and Markus Gebert in the saddle,” says the 23-year-old,head trainer for Quarter Dream, a breeding and training facility based in the south of Italy. “Our first show together was the NRHA European Futurity where we won the NRHA Intermediate Open class. I then showed him at the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby where we won the L2 and L3 Open divisions, and placed third in the L4 with a 223 score. At this show, he was nice all week long; I always rode him trying all the maneuvers we had in the finals. Tonight he was super and did everything I asked him and he was always with me.” Sicuro was quick to thank the owner of Quarter Dream, Pietro and Helena Marseglia, as well as the whole team behind him both at home and during the show. Sugar Little Step was bred and nominated by Wolf Dieter Luft and boasts over $59,000 NRHA LTE.
Sharing the L4 Co-Reserve Championship was Italian Mirko Midili aboard Luigi Parise’s 5-year-old stallion Maytheforcebewhizyou (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz x Jac Golden Faith), bred and nominated by Claudia Hahn.
German Sylvia Rzepka took reserve honors in the L3 Open riding Winnie The Boo (NRHA 10 Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x Ah Sugar Sugar), a 7-year-old gelding owned by Florian Aubruner scoring a 220. Claudia Hahn is the breeder and nominator of the gelding.
Tying for the €20.000-added* L2 Open Co-Reserve Championship were the €10.000-added* L1 Champions: Clémence Neveux of France and Mona Doerr of Germany who closed their performances with a 219 score. Neveux, riding Thomas Soutric’s 8-year-old gelding Frankiegoestoholywod (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown x CN Missilenium), exited the arena after her run with a full-house cheering on for her suggesting the highest score of the first section of the finals. “My horse was really good during the whole run tonight. Our circles were really great, the turns could have been better, but I was happy with them,” said an emotional Neveux. “He was a little fast in the rundowns but stopped really great. I want to thank Thomas [Soutric] and also the owners of CM Quarter Horses who have trusted me for more than ten years now with my program.” Frankiegoestoholywod was bred by Angelo Capitelli and nominated by Edoardo Bernardelli.
Second to last to enter the pen in the first section of the Open Finals was Doerr with Martin Bachmann’s G Whiz Gus. “I’m really happy because this is my first NRHA European Derby and I won it. My horse is a really lovely gelding with a big heart. He is always listening and tonight he gave me everything,” said the NRHA Professional of Germany. “I want to thank all the people behind me, and of course a special thank you goes to the owner Martin [Bachmann] and to my trainer Dominik Reminder; he helped me a lot here at the show and at home.” The 5-year-old gelding was bred and nominated by Heike Melanie Ebler.
The €164.000-added * NRHA European Derby, open to 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-year-old horses closed in style with the Open Derby finals. (*subject to change in nominations)
The week in Kreuth also offered the $5,000-added NRHA European 3-year-old Pre Futurity, the €12.000-added NRHA Mid Summer 4-year-old Futurity as well as a full-slate of NRHA Ancillary classes and was managed by IRHA in collaboration with NRHA Germany. Over 320 horses made their way to the Ostabayernhalle and contributed in the success of the NRHA European owned event.
Saturday Ancillary Action in Kreuth!
The last day of competition of the 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby started with a great bunch of youth riders, followed by the NRHA Non Pro ancillary class.
Winning the NRHA Youth 13 & Under with a 205.5 score was Sophia Staub riding Gunslinger Lil Step (NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x Playguns Rose) owned her mother, renowned non professional rider and breeder Sabine Schmid. “My horse’s barn name is Bob and my run today was really good —all his maneuvers were good!” said the 13-year-old from Switzerland. “I didn’t have any best maneuver, because everything was really good. My next show is the Swiss Derby in Mooselargue, France, where I will show Bob in the youth classes and I am really looking forward to it.” In second place, with a 201.5, was Lynn Baten riding Kathrin Baten’s Dunit Money Penny (Lil Peppy Dunit Right x Boemil Topitasail).
Riding to first place in the NRHA Youth 14-18 aboard her own PM Jackson Olena (Spat Olena x ND Jazzy Step On It), after performing to a 211.5, was Celine Beisel. “My horse’s barn name is Jackson and my run today was very nice,” said the German 18-year-old. “Yesterday I was in the Non Pro Derby Finals and today I just wanted to ride him without pressure and it worked out. Our next stop will be the NRHA Germany Futurity.” In second place with a 208.5 was the duo made up of Lisa Auer and Whizagun (Laredo Whiz X Princess Golden Gun).
Past NRHA Non Pro World Champion Tina Künstner-Mantl went on to win the €1.500-NRHA Non Pro with a 216.5 aboard Jacpoint QH’s Mizzfire. “My horse is 8-years-old and I’ve had him for about two years,” said the Austrian rider about her mount. “I purchased him through Arno Honstetter and right after that I showed him at the High Roller Reining Classic Non Pro Derby in Las Vegas. Last year I won the Italian Derby and NRHA Germany Breeders Derby on him. Today he was pretty lazy, but after all it’s the last day! I showed him in the Derby here, but he kicked out in the lead change, so we were out of the finals. I entered him today for and he was nice; he can really stop nice, even though he is not the best turner. I now hope to be showing him again this year at the Americana.” With a 214, Anna Lisec tied for second place honors aboard This Wimps So Fly (NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire Wimpys Little Step x Fly Flashy Jac), owned by Sabine Lisec, along with Florian Koehler riding his own Betta Be Toughenough (Hesa San Jo X HC Whos My Dad).
Following the NRHA ancillary action, the NRHA European Open Derby Finals will close the day and the ninth edition of the prestigious event.
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Photos by Tom Hautmann Photo & Design
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