AMERICANA European Championship Ranch Riding: Laura Stein and Verena Geirhos take lead in Non Pro Go round

In the go round for the EUR 1500-added European Championship Ranch Riding Non Pro, two riders took the lead, both coming out of the arena with a 143.5: Laura Stein with her 8-year-old Paint gelding Gunna B Taste (Gatling Gun x Taste Of Taco) and Verena Geirhos with her 10-year-old gelding Nu Rietta Chex. Lisa Geirhos and Lil Peppys Honeybean followed in 3rd place, just half a point behind. A total of 13 horse-rider combinations competed in this competition, the finals of which will be held on Sunday.

"I bought Gunna B Taste aka 'Hugo' from Steffen Breug, who also trained him," Laura Stein said. "Since he was a 4-year-old, I trained him myself. Hugo was very difficult as a 5- and 6-year-old. We couldn't get through any class at shows, but with Maik Bartmann's help, we got him to where he is now. That makes me very proud! Two years ago I would never have thought that we would ever show at an AMERICANA. The pattern in this Ranch Riding go round was fair and good to show. However, the atmosphere of the show arena is always a special challenge.”