2023 DeNiroBootsCo Euro 66.000-Added IRHA/IRHBA Non Pro Derby: De Iulio and Mr Magic Chex Work Their Magic To Claim the IRHA and IRHBA Non Pro Derby Titles

Vittorio De Iulio & Mr Magic Chex Vittorio De Iulio & Mr Magic Chex Photos by Bonaga Communication
April 01, 2023

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.

“My horse was great tonight and I could not have asked anything more from him,” said the young rider from Naples about the talented 6-year-old stallion owned by his uncle Fabio De Iulio and bred by Angelucci Quarter Horses. “We won the qualifier so we were last in the draw. The wait was long and I was a little nervous, especially after Sára [Karásova], who showed right before me, came out with a 220. At that point I told myself I had to concentrate; the run in and stop was really good and from there on he was with me all the way giving his best.”

Taking reserve honors in both the IRHA and IRHBA L4 divisions was 19-year-old Sára Karásova of the Czech Republic with her 8-year-old gelding bred by Franz Lechner, KH Yankee Step (NRHA Million Dollar Sire Rowdy Yankee x Step A Little Closer), under the saddle.

Germany’s Stephanie Blessing and Smart Spook Surprise (NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x ARC Honey Chick), a mare owned by Grey Stone Ranch Germany GMBH and bred by Societa Agricola Le Fattorie Di Matilde, scored a 218.5 to earn the IRHA and IRHBA L3 Reserve Championships.

From left to right Jody Fonck & Smart Spooky Joe - Georgia Wilk & Pretty Whiz Chic


Tying to win the Euro 3.500-Added IRHA and Euro 3.500-Added IRHBA L2 Non Pro Championships with a 216 was Belgium’s Jody Fonck riding Smart Spooky Joe (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Lil Joe Cash x Spookody), a 7-year-old gelding owned by J&J Comm. V and bred by Jean Louis Coutrot, and Georgia Wilk of Germany riding her Pretty Whiz Chic (Winnie The Boo x Rey Nic Chic), a 6-year-old mare bred by Jessica Dros.

From left to right Sara Galimberti & Late Little Whiz - Georg Wiedenhofer & Don Magnetic


Sara Galimberti of Italy and Georg Wiedenhofer of Germany also chose to share the Euro 2.500-Added IRHA L1 Non Pro Championship after posting a 211. Galimberti rode her own Late Little Whiz (NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Walla Walla Whiz x Late Little Jaba), a 7-year-old Silvia Sgaggio-bred stallion. Wiedenhofer, who also clinched the IRHBA L1 Reserve Championship, showed Don Magnetic (Chic Magnetic x Donnola Chex), a 7-year-old gelding bred by Luigi Parise.

Rebecca Sudati & Gun Spark Hollywood


Rebecca Sudati and her Gun Spark Hollywood (One Gun x Duna Smoke), a 7-year-old American Paint Horse mare bred by Manuel Balzani, scored a 214.5 to win the Euro 1.500-added IRHBA L1 Non Pro Championship.

The spotlight is now on the Euro 134,000-Added IRHA/IRHBA Open Finals which will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 4.30 p.m. CET.

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Photos by IRHA Futurity Official Photographer Bonaga Communication

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