Kreuth – The Open finals of the NRHA European Futurity closed the eighth edition of the prestigious show tonight in the Ostbayernhalle arena.
Draw 46, in a field of fifty finalists who qualified in the four divisions of the Futurity Open, multiple past NRHA Open World Champion, Ann Fonck, with Roosters Attitude between the reins, claimed her first NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity Championship and a €20.135,03 paycheck.
Fonck and the bay gelding by Ricochet Rooster and out of Jackie Cody Pine, bred, nominated and owned by 23 Quarter Horses Az. Agricola SS, thrilled the crowd that filled the stands with their perfectly painted run which the judges paid back with a score of 223.5.
“This is just amazing,” said an enthused Ann who also qualified her second mount, High Rollin Spook (by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Shining High Roller), also owned by 23 QH Az Agr. SS and nominated by Rosanne Sternberg, to eighth place.
“We didn’t do too well in the first go-round and we managed to make it back to the finals through the Consolation. I couldn’t be any happier.”
Roosters Attitude counted $13,360.49 in NRHA LTE before coming to Kreuth.
Taking the Level 4 Open Reserve Championship was past NRHA Open Reserve World Champion, Cira Baeck, riding KR When In Rome, an NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sales graduate.
Bred by Pete and Tamra Kyle and owned by Katarzyna Rolseka, the talented Quarter Horse mare by Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of Crome Shiner, closed a point behind the winners adding €14.994,23 to their earnings.
The NRHA European Futurity is open to 4-year-old horses nominated in the European Nomination Program and offered a total purse of €306.000.
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