AMERICANA 2021: Rudi Kronsteiner & Klaus Lechner Co-Champions in NRHA Maturity Open 5y & older
The NRHA Maturity Open 5 years & older ended with a tie for first place between NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner on Jennifer Nixdorf's Gun Secorima (Hollywood Gun Dunit x Miss Secorina) and Klaus Lechner on Bright N Pretty Star (Smart And Shiney x Custom Bright Star) owned by Barbara Zumbach . The two got a 218 each for their excellent runs and shared the title and the purse.
In 3rd place came FEI World Champion Gennaro Lendi on Anna Parodi's ARC A Step Above (Walla Walla Whiz x Wimpys Little Chic), who scored a 216.5.
Ingo Leduc claims Equispa Ranch Horse Trail Championship
Ten riders had made it to the finals of the Equispa Ranch Horse Trail. And the parcours proved to be really difficult: there was a wooden bridge, a corral with cattle, where riders had to dismount and leave their horses without being tied as well as a trainer when you had to load your horse. Not every horse like all those obstacles, and the large number of visitors didn’t make things easier. So, the coolest and best trained horses prevailed. In the end, Ingo Leduc won with Luckylukesgottagun, who came out of the arena with a 138. Luckylukesgottagun was among others vice Rhineland Champion of the EWU in Junior Ranch Riding.
Second was Markus Haeberlin of Switzerland, who scored a 137 with VC Doxamillion. Kay Wienrich came in third with his 8-year-old Next Smooth Boon (Smooth As A Cat x Next Big Blast). The two had sovereignly won the go round and scored a 134.5 in the final.