In front of a full house in Cremona, Italy, Poland’s Lukasz Czechowicz performed beautifully to a 227 score with CSG Wiseman Fear between the reins seizing both the Euro 67.000-Added IRHA (Italian Reining Horse Association) and Euro 67.000-Added IRHBA (International Reining Horse Breeder Association) Level (L)4 Open Championships.

The first Champions of the Euro 205,200-Added IRHA/IRHBA Derby presented by DeNiroBootsCo were crowned in the renewed CremonaFiere Reining Pavilion in Cremona, Italy.

In a field of 52 horse-rider combinations across the four levels of the Non Pro Derby Finals, 23-year-old Vittorio De Iulio and Mr Magic Chex (ARC Magic Enterprise x Miss America Chex) closed their great performance with a 221.5 score taking home the Euro 21.000-Added IRHA L4 and Euro 21.000-Added IRHBA L4. They also left Cremona with the Euro 6.000-Added IRHA L3, and Euro 6.000-Added IRHBA L3 titles under their belt.

An exciting day of competition took place today in Cremona, Italy, where the 2023 edition of the Italian Derby is being held. Once the second section of the Euro 67.000-Added IRHA and Euro 67.000-Added IRHA Derby Qualifiers closed with the last horse-rider combination leaving the new CremonaFiere Arena gate behind, Saturday night’s Open finalists were determined.


The first finalists of the Euro 205,300-Added DeNiroBootCo IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derbywere determined today with the conclusion of the Euro 33,000-Added IRHA Non Pro Derby and Euro 33,000-Added IRHBA Non Pro Qualifiers.

Italy’s Vittorio De Iulio and Mr Magic Chex (ARC Magic Enterprise x Miss America Chex) held on to the lead captured yesterday in the first section after scoring a 219 in the Level (L)4 and L3 divisions of both the IRHA and IRHBA Derby. “He is an amazing horse that I have been riding for the past two years,” said De Iulio about the 6-year-old stallion owned by Fabio De Iulio and bred by Angelucci Quarter Horses. “He’s always been laid back and passes on his calm to me and that’s probably the reason we’ve collected great results together.” The 23-year-old and his mount’s accolades include the IRHA Futurity L1 Non Pro Reserve Championship, the NRHA European Futurity Non Pro L3, 2, and 1 Championship, and the IRHA Maturity Non Pro Reserve title.

Cremona, Italy | March 28-April 1
The curtain rose today on the Euro 205,200-Added DeNiroBootCo 2023 IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby open to 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old horses. The new layout, built under the guidance of Event Director and TFY Executive Director Giancarlo Doardo at CremonaFiere in Cremona, Italy, welcomed close to 450 horses, and over 300 horses entered in the Derby.

In 2012, the National Reining Horse Association created the Professionals of the Year awards to recognize and honor individuals who exemplify excellence in the NRHA community. This distinction recognizes the elite individuals who, in all aspects of their career, consistently excel in perpetuating the growth of the NRHA not solely by their success in the show pen but, more importantly, by how they choose to give back to the association and its members. The 2022 recipients are an example of integrity and sincerity within the industry while working to promote and maintain the ideals of the reining horse.

Dener Barbosa records massive 92-point ride to win Albuquerque’s 15/15 Bucking Battle while Pacheco overtakes Dalton Kasel at No. 2 in standings
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – After an exhilarating weekend inside of The Pit, Colten Fritzlan (Rifle, Colorado) stood on the dirt Sunday evening alongside PBR co-founder and event namesake Ty Murray after capturing the second Unleash The Beast (UTB) event win of his career at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Ty Murray Invitational.

Cremona, Italy, May 23-27

Following the inaugural edition held in Avaré, Brazil, last year, the 2023 World Youth Reining Cup is yet another opportunity created and brought to our reining family by Joao Marcos through his love of the sport and knowledge that the youth are our future. Organized by the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) and supported by IRHA President Eleuterio Arcese and the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF), the event will take place in Cremona, Italy.

This past month, the warm Florida sunshine served as icing on the cake during the Florida Reining Classic for Fernando Salgado, National Reining Horse Association’s latest Million Dollar Rider. Salgado laid down fantastic runs aboard Vinny Gun, owned by Guillermo De Anda Martinez, and Bob Reiner, owned by Kristen and Rodion Cantacuzene; both pushed Fernando Salgado over the million dollar total in NRHA lifetime earnings.

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