Givrins, July 11 — Provided by Simona Diale — The NRHA European Affiliate Championships (EAC), held during the SVAG CS Classic ’23, officially opened the doors to competition with NRHA ancillary action lighting up the day. Following a week of intense World Reining Championship competition, the wonderful CS Ranch arena welcomed the first riders showing in the NRHA Rookie Level 1 and Level 2 classes.

Host to the 2010-2011 editions of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Affiliate Championships (EAC), CS Ranch, Givrins, Switzerland, welcomed back the prestigious event in 2022 and is ready to offer this year’s edition during the SVAG CS Classic 2023.

On Top of the World!

The need for international team and individual competition was much felt by the reining community worldwide at all levels. A group of passionate enthusiasts got together and formed World Reining hoping to satisfy this need. NRHA Two Million Dollar Owner Corinna Schumacher and her CS Ranch team gave their availability to host and organize the inaugural NRHA-approved World Reining Championship event with Euro 150.000 offered in prize money and the response was huge.

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Givrins, July 2 — Provided by Simona Diale — With an unexpected yet sought-after result, the very first World Reining Championship hosted at CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, will welcome 128 horse-rider combinations representing 13 European nations. The number of teams competing in the event is pretty impressive and counts five Junior Riders, six Young Riders, six Amateur Senior Riders, and five Open Senior Riders teams with the top 20 horse and rider combinations in each category vying for the coveted individual medals.

Ancillary Champions Crowned on Final Day of 6666 NRHA Derby presented by Markel
The final day of competition at the 6666 National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel saw full classes in both the Jim Norick Coliseum and Adequan® Arena. In addition to the class titles, high point Montana Silversmiths buckles were also presented to the high point exhibitors who competed in both slates of classes.

As we have all made it home from the 2023 Kimes Ranch Jeans Western Derby, we want to thank our competitors, owners, fans, and sponsors for making the largest Western Derby ever a huge success!
Over the course of 11 days, we had over 3,000 total entries across our Derby, Spectaculars, and Horse Show classes and paid over $1.3 million.
We want to thank our friends at Kimes Ranch for stepping up and being the title sponsor for this year's event. Your love for the Cow Horse community is unmatched, and we are proud to have you as a sponsor.
The NRCHA is dedicated to improving the experience for our competitors, spectators, and fans. Whether you were joining us in Scottsdale or watching from home we want to hear your feedback on the show.

Following the announcement of current NRHA Commissioner Gary Carpenter’s retirement at the end of the year, NRHA has hired Billy Smith as his replacement to lead the association.

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Cremona, May 27 — The €483.567-Added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity held in Cremona, Italy, closed today with the Open Finals in the CremonaFiere reining arena. 48 horse-rider combinations across the four levels made the prestigious Finals following Wednesday’s qualifier with one run that stood out from the others. Italian Manuel Cortesi and July Joe Snap stormed into the arena and performed a breathtaking NRHA pattern #12 paid back by the judges with the highest score of the event, a 232.

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Cremona, May 26 — The first champions of the 2023 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity held in Cremona, Italy, were crowned on Friday night in the CremonaFiere reining arena.

Topping the field of 32 horse-rider combinations across the 4 levels was Matteo Capello of Italy riding Shya Shine. The duo had already left their mark by winning the Non Pro qualifier with a 220 score. They came back with a strong performance worth a 218.5 in the second section of the Finals, enough to win the EUR 79.953,76-Added Level (L)4 Non Pro Championship.

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