Ingrid Vermeiren L4- and L3 NP Futurity Champion 3-years-old
25/09/2023 – The $ 6.000 added NRHA Belgium Non Pro Futurity for 3-year-old horses, counting 16 entries in total, has been concluded Saturday afternoon at Reining Center Meertenhof in Grathem (NED). Both the $ 3.000 added L4- (14 entries) and the $ 1.500 added L3 title (14 entries) were claimed by Ingrid Vermeiren (BEL) with Flor Shining Gun [Colonels Shining Gun]. With two more entries to go, Vermeiren performed far above average, resulting in a 221,5 score, taking over the lead from Marina Becker (GER). Ingrid: “This is definitely a horse with a lot of potential. My goal was to perform without hitting the penalty box. High in adrenaline I must say I succeeded with the support of Team Fonck. I bred this horse myself and he is trained with the help of Ann and Bernard. The fact that this show was well organized and the catering provided in all one can wish for definitely reduced a lot of stress and deserves a big compliment.” With a 218,0 Becker and Gunna Whiz Crome [Walla Whiz Crome] claimed reserve honors in both divisions. Matt Legrand (FRA) and GB Malibu Gunrise [Colonels Shining Gun] finished 3rd in both divisions. Legrand was the very last entry. The maneuvers were performed beyond average but Legrand also hit the penalty box, resulting in a 216,5 score.
Apart from the L4- and L3 Reserve Champion title, Becker also claimed the title in the $ 1.000 added L2 division (10 entries). Posting a 212,0 reserve honors were for Luisa Stickel (GER) with MDH Ice Nite Frozen [SG Frozen Enterprise]. Bot 3rd place and the title in the $ 500 added L1 division (5 entries) were for Silke Hendrix (BEL) with JX Wheelie Wave [What A Wave] posting a 211,5. L1 reserve honors were for Philip van den Broeck (BEL) with Gunnabeabigwhiz [ARC Gunnabeabigstar] posting a 211,5. Posting a 206,5 Caroline Leport (BEL) with Shining Boggie Gun [Colonels Shining Gun] placed 3rd.
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Photo: Ingrid Vermeiren and Flor Shining Gun. Photo: RCM Fotografie, NL