Cremona Fiere, May 25-28, 2018

Cremona Fiere

May, 25/27 

Opening time

Friday 09.00 - 23.00
Saturday 09.00 - 23.00
Sunday 09.00 -19.00

 

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Full price 18,00€
Reduced price 15,00€
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Cri*** Senior. A single go for the nine pairs in the arena at Cremona on the evening of Monday 21 May for the CRI *** Senior. A front row seat, and eyes trained on the riders, for Team Italy Coach Marco Manzi, who has the difficult task of selecting the riders who will travel to Tryon (Usa) next September to represent their country at the World Equestrian Games. The short list, currently being updated, will be finalised around mid-June after the meeting of selected riders on 13/14 June. Manzi explains: «With this result both Kelly Zweifel and Giugliemo Fontana have achieved the necessary requirements they were lacking for the qualification procedure». The team will include five athletes (4 + one reserve) and will be accompanied by the official veterinarian Daniele Dall'Ora.

 

The competition ended with a victory ex aequo for Kelly Zweifel, the American trainer naturalized as an Italian citizen, who works at Cuoghi QH, riding Dunnit Like A Master, and the Neapolitan Nicola Sergio astride his sorrel stallion, At Andrewood - both pairs totting up a 219.5. It was no surprise to see Kelly on this podium: for her it was almost a replica of last year's performance when she secured the victory with the same companion. The bay stallion Dunnit Like A Master was born in 2009 at the Cuoghi QH breeding facility, out of Just Another Dun It and sired by Master Snapper - whose scintillating career included the Triple Crown in Italy, Italian Horse of the Year and a victory in all three Open divisions of the NRHA American Derby with Zweifel in the saddle.

 

By comparison Nicola Sergio, 28, is a newcomer despite a life spent in the saddle, first under the guidance of his older brother and then with a fruitful period learning the profession from the top Italian reiner, Gennaro Lendi, an experience that enabled him to move into the ‘big time’ in reining. Since 2016, Nicola has worked as head trainer at CA9 - Canove Srl Azienda Agricola - owners of the horse. In fact, for At Andrewood this could be considered almost a ‘home game’ since the splendid breeding facility is located on the border between the provinces of Brescia and Cremona. Started by the multiple champion Giuseppe Prevosti, the stallion made his debut in 2011 in the IRHA/NRHA Futurity 3 year-olds, winning the title of Reserve Champion at levels 3 and 2. For this son of Ricochet Rooster x MI Greatawood the victory on Monday also represents a repeat performance: in 2016, when shown by Guglielmo Fontana, he won the CRI *** Senior in Cremona with a score of 217.5, assuring the duo a place in the team that represented Italy in the FEI World Championship in Givrins (Switzerland) that year. Nicola explains: «I was to ride At Andrewood here for the CRI *** in 2017; unfortunately, during the competition period the horse got sick and I competed with another horse, My Good Gun. This year I started competing again with At Andrewood, at  Roma in February in the NRHA Open,  and then later at a regional competition. This is a sensitive horse, but he’s very serene and very intelligent. There is no learning to do here, the most important thing is to keep him relaxed in preparation for the event».

 

Cri ** Junior & Young Riders

Among the prestigious competitions scheduled this week at the Salone del Cavallo Americano, the single-go Cri*** that will decide which riders are eligible to be selected for the Reining European Young Riders and Junior Riders Championships taking place at the end of October during Equità Lyon.

 

A field of 10 competitors were under ‘examination’ to qualify in the Young Riders class. Atop the podium was 2017 World Reining Champion Non Pro Enrico Sciulli aboard his Snips Gotta Bud. The athlete from Molise rode this 9-year-old mare, daughter of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire, Nic It In The Bud and Snip O Chex to a final score of 213.5. The pair have always had a special feeling since she travelled from the US to join the family’s breeding facility as a two-year-old.  Started by Antonio Defilippo, the mare first hit the spotlight in 2015 with Giovanni 'Dido' Masi, placing third in the IRHA Open Derby level 4 and NRHA European Open Derby level 4. In 2016, the reins finally passed to Enrico and the duo won their first major title: NRHA European Non Pro Derby Level 1 and Reserve Champion level 2. Selected to represent Team Italy in the European Reining Championships for Young Riders in Givrins in 2016, Sciulli and Snips Gotta Bud took home one team and one individual silver medal and a year later, in 2017, the team silver at the FEI World Reining Championships for Young Riders in Givrins.

 

A total of 8 junior riders entered the arena on Wednesday night in a competition dominated by fourteen-year-old Francesca Ferrarol riding the gelding Tarisnap, owned by her father Maurizio. The pair, that completed pattern 3 with a 216, is rather unusual as the rider is actually younger than her horse: at 17 years still a force to be reckoned with. This is a well-matched pair that this year, under the guidance of NRHA professional Max Ruggeri, won the NRHA Non Pro Shoot In and the title of Intermediate Non Pro at Roma Cavalli in February.

 

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