With a 213.5 Francesco Fabbri and Junior Nics (Einsteins Revolution x Nics Whiz x Topsail Whiz), a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding owned by Francesca Simi and nominated by Prospect Breeder, took home the Level 1 championship of the NRHA European Open Derby. “This is all pretty amazing, especially considering the fact that this gelding has always been shown by his 12-year-old owner!” said Francesco who placed both of his mounts in the finals. “This is the third time that I’ve shown her and I finally made it to the winners circle. I cannot thank the owners enough for trusting me with their horse and giving me the opportunity to achieve this result.2
Earning the Level 1 co-reserve championship, a half a point behind the winner, was Sebastiano Valtorta and LTA One Chich Melody (OT Taris Melody x Keteer Sugar Chic x Sonitas Sugar Chic), a 7-year-old gelding owned by Giorgio Romanotto, and Nicola Sergio riding Ruf Little Chex (Lil Ruf Trouble x Nu Dynamite Chex x Nu Chex To Cash). Nicola’s 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding is owned by Ferruccio Bucci and was nominated by Luigi Parise.
“This was truly a great event,” said NRHA President, Rick Clark. “It’s my first time in Italy and I cannot but compliment the team that put this event together. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to coming back to Europe to assist this great NRHA owned event.”
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