2023 NRHA European Futurity Chrome Cash

Bravissimo! Paint reiners collect Chrome Cash in Italy

Photos by Bonaga Communication

Chrome Cash and Paint reiners set the crowd on fire, winning hearts and Paint-only payouts at the 2023 NRHA European Futurity May 23-27 at the Salone del Cavallo Americano in Cremona, Italy. Thanks to generous support from Arcese Quarter Horses, APHA’s incentive program awarded more than $10,000 USD in prize money to APHA members and Paint Horses. The event attracted more than 320 entries from 11 countries.

Chrome Cash 2023 Champions

  • Chrome Cash-2023 NRHA European FuturityVD Snarling Miracle & Simone Schiavo: APHA Futurity Open Level 4 Chrome Cash Champion—$1,078.50
    The duo marked a 211 for owner Andrea Pedrotti of Cadevine (TN), Italy. VD Snarling Miracle (top, right) is a 2019 sorrel overo mare by BB One Miracled Gun and out of San River Clara Cay (QH).
  • Little Perfect Face & Jurgen Pritz: APHA Futurity Non-Pro Level 4 Champion—$1,797.50
    Jurgen scored a 213 with Little Perfect Face (top, left), a 2019 palomino overo stallion by NRHA $3 Million Sire Pale Face Dunnit and out of Wimpys Little Bonita (QH). Denise Laengle-Pritz of Rankweil, Austria, owns the stallion.
  • Genius Of Spooks & Grischa Ludwig: APHA Open Chrome Cash Champion—$2,157
    Grischa and Genius Of Spooks (right) earned a 220 score, successfully defending their 2022 Chrome Cash Champion title and tying with Mello Yellow Jersey and Bernard Fonck to share the NRHA Open win. Genius Of Spooks is a 2016 dun solid stallion by NRHA $5 Million Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz and out of A Spark Of Genius (QH). He is owned by MCM Van Doorne of Hernen, the Netherlands. The win pushed Griescha over the NRHA million-dollar mark in lifetime earnings.
  • As Just In Time & Lucio Marcello Lavezzari: APHA Amateur Chrome Cash Champion—$2,273.75
    18-year-old Lucio Marcello Lavezzari (left) and As Just In Time struck gold with a 212.5. They also tied for fourth place overall in the Non-Pro class. As Just In Time is a 2017 sorrel solid gelding by One Gun and out of FG Easter Calbar (QH) owned by Lucio of Paderno, Italy.

The NRHA European Futurity is an NRHA-owned event featuring $529,858 in added money—the highest in the event’s 15-year history of the event. It included $279,828 from the NRHA Nomination Program and $250,000 from NRHA European Futurity sponsors. For complete results, visit showmanager.info.


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