Photo: NRHA Germany photographer Art & Light
Every two years, NRHA Germany hosts a Reining Cup during the World Horse Fair EQUITANA at Essen. The fair which attracts thousands of visitors, is an ideal platform for presenting reining to new people. This time, 11 fine riders and horses were invited to show their horses in the Cup which was sponsored by Bockmann horse trailers, Voss Reitsport and AQHA, who sponsored a beautiful trophy for the Champion. Several thousand visitors followed the Reining Cup which was part of the ‘Western Day’ evening show this year.
The winner was NRHA Million Dollar Rider Rudi Kronsteiner aboard Jenny Nixdorf’s Whizoom. The two scored a 144, winning their share of the € 9,000 purse as well as the bronze trophies. Whizoom is a 10-year-old AQHA stallion by Topsail Whiz out of Dun It The Hard Way, who was bred by Charlotte Decoster. With Rudi Kronsteiner, the horse was 2011 AMERICANA Maturity Champion and won the CRI*** at the 2013 EquitaLyon. But Whizzom also claimed numerous titles and Non Pro trophies with his owner Jenny Nixdorf in the saddle.
Grischa Ludwig and Custom Del Cielo (Custom Crome x Lena Del Cielo) followed on second place scoring a 143.5. The stallion is owned by Fabian Strebel (SUI).
1. Kronsteiner, Rudi / WHIZOOM (owner Nixdorf, Jenny) -Score: 144,0
2. Ludwig, Grischa / CUSTOM DEL CIELO (owner Strebel, Fabian) – Score: 143,5
3. Lill, Nina / SERGEANT CHEX (owner Schäfer, Birgit) – Score: 141,0
4. Ernst, Elias / USS N DUN IT (owner Wilinski, Christine) – Score: 140,0
4. Young, Rieky / CUSTOM SABRA OF SUN (owner Macharis, Jan) – Score: 140,0
6. Ripper, Alexander / AWESOME PALE BOY (owner Zangerle, Sabrina) – Score: 138,5
7. Klein, Daniel / KISS MY GUNS (owner Pott, Birgit) – Score: 137,5
8. Stein, Oliver / TIMBERS WHIZZER (owner Wilting, Norbert) – Score: 135,5
9. Ernst, Emanuel / SAILIN PLAYBOY (owner Ernst, Anita) – Score: 134,0
10. Dörr, Mona / WIMPYS PLAYIN SMART (owner Scholtes, Yves) – Score:132,0
11. Pieper, Jürgen / CHIC TRAIN (owner Pieper, Jürgen) – Score: 0,0