2011 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Finals & SVAG CS Classic Show
They did it last year... they did again this year. Bernard Fonck and
Great Sun Burst, owned by Manuel Bonzano, slid to the highest step of
the podium taking home the NRHA EA Open Championship as well as the
$30,000 added SVAG CS Classic title.
Draw 6 aboard Sail On Top Whizard (Whizard Jac x Miss N Sis), owned
by Mireille and Dany Cerato, the past NRHA Open World Champion had set
the bar by posting a 225.5. When he came back ten horses later with the
eight-year-old stallion by Einstein and out of Docs Sunburst between the
reins, he bested his score by half a point. At the end of the day, he
took home both the Championship and the Reserve Championship – with Sail
On Top Whizard - in the EAC and in the NRHA Open.
two very special horses – you don’t come across these kind of horses
very often - and I am very lucky to be able to show them. Placing them
both at the top of the list again this year was just great” said Bernard
who was also awarded an Audemars Piguet "Chronographe Royal Oak". This
prestigious model is worth CHF 20.900,-, and CS Ranch would like to
thank their partner Audemars Piguet for giving this great contribution
to their 2011 SVAG CS Classic.
Fonck and Great Sun Burst, Courtesy Bonaga Photography
both the NRHA EA Limited Non Pro and SVAG CS Classic Limited Non Pro
class was Belgian rider Susy Baeck, coached by her sister, past NRHA Non
Pro World Champion, NRHA professional Cira. Susy earned her European
Championship by scoring a 215 with Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck’s, Gumpy
Grumpy BB. ‘He is such a sweet, easy and honest horse to ride and I am
so happy we achieved this result here”, said Susy about her
seven-year-old gelding by Little Gump and out of Hollywood Baloues who
Cira had won the NRHA EA Non Pro Championship on last year.
Susy Baeck and Gumpy Grumpy BB, Courtesy Bonaga Photography
Alissa Leloux from The Netherlands, riding her Little Smart Jameen
and Gina Maria riding Gunners Enterprise tied for reserve honors in both
the EAC Class and in the CS Classic class a half a point behind the
winners. Alissa and her mount won the NRHA EA Youth 14-18 Championship
yesterday. Gina Maria won the NRHA EA Youth Championship yesterday.
the last day of competition, The Netherlands led the Nations standings
in the NRHA EAC with a total of 292 points. They earned a paycheck of
$500 from the NRHA. The Dutch Reining Horse Association will use the
money for a Rookie Day Event in The Netherlands.
The CS Ranch
would like to thank the main sponsor of the event SVAG (Schwiezer
Vermogensberatung) and corporate partners Banque Baring Brothers,
Audemars Piguet, Navyboot, E.I.Sturdza and Nimbus for their support. A
special thankyou to the NRHA corporate partners: Bob’s Custom Saddles,
John Deere; Kiser Arena Specialists; Montana Silversmiths; Rios of
Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company; SmartPak.
Check out the CS Ranch website for at www.cs-ranch.eu