05. Sep 2019

- Richard Forster claims NRHA Limited Non Pro Trophy - Maurizio Battista Sandei becomes European Champion Cutting Non Pro, Yvonne Heinzer Reserve Champion

Richard Forster claims NRHA Limited Non Pro Trophy

With a score of 215, Richard Forster claimed the NRHA Limited Non Pro Trophy aboard his proven Jacs Royal Boonsmal (Royal Boonsmal x Zans Glenda Jac). Forster and his 13-year-old stallion had been third in this Trophy at AMERICANA 2017. The two were also leading in 2018 ERCHA Limited Open Bridle ranking.

Robert Hesse aboard his 7-year-old stallion SB Great Rendition (Great Resolve x Hot Rendition) and Attilo Bonarelli aboard GH Dreaming Dirty (Dirty Dancer x OT Taris Minnik) tied for second place honours scoring a 213.5.

Maurizio Battista Sandei becomes European Champion Cutting Non Pro, Yvonne Heinzer Reserve Champion

Eleven horses had made it into the final of the EUR 6,000-added European Championship Cutting Non Pro. The winner was Maurizio Battista Sandei from Italy aboard his Iminent Cat who scored a 150. Yvonne Heinzer from Switzerland and Snappy Hunter who had been leading in the go round placed second scoring a 147. Yvonne Heinzer and Maurizio Battista Sandei had already met in the Masters Cutting Non Pro with Heinzer winning and Sandei placing second.

Iminent Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by Metallic Cat out of Peekaboon who was bred by Oxbow Ranch in Texas. He was trained by Beau Galyean before he came to Italy as a 4-year-old. At AMERICANA 2017, Martina Annovazzi was Reserve Champion Open with this horse. She also earned European highscore 78 with him in the Open Cutting in Cremona.

Yvonne Heinzer was 2018 NCHA European Champion Amateur and AMERICANA Non Pro Finalistin. She bought her 6-year-old mare Snappy Hunter (Be A Smart Hunter x Sweetly Snapper) 4-years ago. The horse was bred by Roberto Cuoghi and is trained by Sheri Mason.

Damiano Avigni and Metallic D Nero placed third (144), Jana Kucerova and Blisterbeetle fourth with Finja Johanna Boecher aboard Slytly Pretty, Michal Popov aboard Stop Ur Hot, Szalontai Zoltán aboard Mr Scat House, Nicola Simone aboard Quixote Pep Talk, Peter Hanraths aboard Catchoo and Rosana Bembom aboard Smoking Spook following.



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