Kreuth – The Open finals of the NRHA European Futurity closed the eighth edition of the prestigious show tonight in the Ostbayernhalle arena.
Earning the Level 3 and Level 2 Open Futurity championship, with a 219, was Bjoern Binek riding ARC Shesgunnasparkya, a Quarter Horse mare by Gunnatrashya and out of Saling Spark, bred by Arcese Quarter Horses USA and nominated by Claudia Simon.
Ridden by Martin Larcombe and by Joe Schmidt in the US, before coming to Kreuth the talented mare, had accumulated $34,478.09 LTE. ARC Shesgunnasparkya is an NRHA / Markel Insurance Futurity Sale graduate.
“She was great tonight, had huge stops and felt really easy all the way through the pattern. She’s a really sweet mare and showing her was a lot of fun,” said the German rider about his mount.
Binek took home a total of €18.059,21 for his win in the Level 3 and 2 divisions and €11.710,41 for the reserve championship in both riding Winnie The Boo (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Jac Golden Faith), a Quarter Horse stallion bred, owned and nominated by Claudia Hahn. The duo closed with a 217.5.
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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