AMERICANA 2021: Gaia Salvatori becomes Elit Star European Champion Cutting Non Pro
The top 10 of 34 top-class horse-rider combinations had made it to the finals of the Elit Star NCHA European Championship Cutting Non Pro. Here, Gaia Salvatori took the lead with Marco Salvatori's Metallic Savanah. The judges awarded a 147 for their excellent performance, which earned the two the European Champion title. The two had already been in second place after the go round. Gaia and Metallic Savanah were, among others, NCHA Italy - AQHA Champion Non Pro 2018 and EquitaLyon Cutting Champion Non Pro 2019.
The Reserve European Championship was claimed by Switzerland's Yvonne Heinzer, who scored a 141 with Snappy Hunter (Be A Smart Hunter x Sweetly Snapper).With the now 8-year-old mare bred by Roberto Cuoghi, Yvonne had won the Masters Cutting and Bridleless Cutting at 2019 AMERICANA.
Gaia's sister Greta Salvatori and Cat Rey Lou followed on third place scoring a 140, also a top pair that was Ncha Non Pro All Ages Champion and Ncha Spring Show Non Pro Reserve Champion, among others.