$15,000-ADDED BO RANCH LEVEL 4 OPEN DERBY: THE FONCKS SWEEP THE PODIUM By Simona Diale Graphics: Chiara Milani Photo: 8 Photo Agency
The beautiful facility set in the French ‘horse capital’ of Fontainbleau played host to the $55,750-added Maturity & Derby. The Maturity was open to 8-year-old horses and up; the Derby to 4,5,6 and 7-year-olds. The show with a place for everyone also offered 3 and 4-year-old Snaffle Bit classes
n a field of 27 entries, NRHA Two Million Bernard Fonck and Nathalie Derua’s 5-yearold stallion ND Pop Gun Trash (NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya x Pop Tart) laid down a strong performance paid back by the judges with a 227 score. The pair conquered the public and the $15,000-added BO Ranch L4 Open Derby Championship, along with the LL Tecnologie Arena Drag. “I am really happy I achieved this result with this stallion trained by Matyas Gobert,” said Fonck. “I’ve had him for a few years, he’s not an easy horse but here I found the key and we finally clicked. He did really good for me tonight and I am very happy that my wife, Ann, did
Ann Fonck & Shines Like Spook
Bernard Fonck & ND Pop Gun Trash
so well too. We are really fortunate to have such a great string of horses to show.” Bernard’s wife, NRHA Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck scored a 224.5 to
tie for the Reserve Championship with her two mounts Shines Like Spook (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x NRHA Million Dollar Dam Ebony Shines) owned by
NRHA Hall of Famer Rosanne Sternberg, and Colonels Whize Gun (Colonels Shining Gun x Alicias Conquistador) owned by Anneliese & Hermann Meinert.•
Ann Fonck & Colonels Whize Gun
Journal PETRA VAN EDE TOPS THE $5,000-ADDED BO RANCH LEVEL 2 OPEN DERBY Dutch Professional Petra Van Ede rode her own Gonnashowya, a 5year-old stallion by NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya out of her own mare JK Vivs Show Tip, to top honors in the BO Ranch Level 2 Open Derby with a great performance worth a 221.5 In 2019 BO Ranch, an exclusive facility dedicated to showing and breeding reining horses, officially opened its doors to international competition welcoming over 130 horses taking part in the inaugural $55,000-added BO Ranch Maturity. The $26,000-added Open Maturity saw NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck take the win in the Level (L)4 division riding Shiners Voodoo (Shiners Voodoo Dr x BR China Rose) for owner Kimberly Wegner.
he also scored a 220 riding Gisela Haas’ Cee U In Tinseltown (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown x Miss Wimpy Hollywood) to take reserve honors. “It’s been a great night and I still cannot believe it,” she said. “I bred Gonnashowya, and he’s out of a mare I own so that makes me very happy. Cee U In Tinseltown is a mare I have shown successfully and I love her to death. I cannot thank owners Gisela and Paulus Beurskens enough for giving me the opportunity to have her under my guidance, and all my team for their amazing help.” •
The inaugural Jackpot Schooling Class—counting 63 entries— saw NRHA Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck aboard Gunners Snappy Chic (NRHA Twelve Million Dollar Sire Gunner x Chics Miss Snap), owned by Piet Mestadgh, post a 72 to top the leaderboard.
Petra Van Ede & Gonnashowya
Petra Van Ede & Cee U In Tinseltown
$500-ADDED 3&4-YEAR-OLD NRHA SNAFFLE BIT OPEN Winning the NRHA $500-added 3&4-year-old BO Ranch Snaffle Bit Open was Amber Heidbuchel riding her 4-yearold stallion Prof Voodoo (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Evita Del Cielo) after performing to 209.5. Gina Schumacher placed second with a 209 riding CS Management SA’s 3-year-old gelding Heaven 77 (Inferno Sixty Six x Smartest Sister)
NRHA ANCILLARY ACTION SPOTLIGHT
Lauriane Daffort & Spatnik
Amber Heidbuchel & Prof Voodoo
It was a win in the NRHA Rookie Professional for Lauriane Daffort riding her own Spatnik (Spat Split And White x Da Nic Of Shasta) after performing to a score of 206. Second place was for Benjamin Blaise riding PB Yellow Rock (Yellow Jersey x Rock Around The Top) owned by Patrick Broshard: Score 205.5.
Journal GINA SCHUMACHER SWEEPS THE $7,500-ADDED BO RANCH L4 NON PRO DERBY The talented German rider rode Spat Toy Boy Gun, a 5-year-old American Paint Horse stallion by Spat Split And White out of Snowy River Gunner owned by CS Ranch Management SA to a 217.5 and the Championship
Gina Schumacher & Spat Toy Boy Gun
chumacher also clinched reserve honors, a half point behind, aboard One Mr JJ, a 5-year-old Amercian Quarter Horse stallion by Colonels Shining Gun out of QHR Jamaica Express owned by XCS Ranch LLC.•
After three years of being out of the show arena, Corinna Schumacher credits her daughter Gina for convincing her to go back and compete. Her first outing saw her pocket the 2021 BO Ranch Non Pro L2 Maturity Championship!
Gina Schumacher & One Mr JJ
Journal MATYAS GOBERT AND ARH TRASHY SURPRISE ARE BO RANCH MATURITY L4 OPEN CHAMPIONS Riding the 8-year-old stallion by NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Gunnatrashya out of ARC Lena Surprise owned by Anne Tournay, the 29-year-old Belgian professional performed to a strong 222 early in the first set of horses
heir score held and the $7,000added BO Ranch L4 Open Maturity Championship was theirs. "I've only had this great horse for three weeks and he is just great," said Gobert. "The owner purchased him from Bastien Bourgeois who did a great job with him and helped me a lot during this show." Tying for reserve honors with a 220.5 score were French Jeffrey Touroute-Thomas and Stefano Ferri. The latter was seen riding Spook N Sparkle (NRHA Six Million Dollar sire Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks), an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding owned by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and Two Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg.•
Matyas Gobert & ARH Trashy Surprise
Stefano Ferri & Spook N Sparkle
Morgane Bohu & MLC Whiz On Top
$3,000-ADDED BO RANCH L2 OPEN MATURITY
T Touroute-Thomas & CDS Bonitop Jac
ouroute-Thomas also took home the $3,000-added BO Ranch L2 Open Maturity Championship with CDS Bonitop Jac, an 8-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding by multiple past NRHA Open World Champion Sail On Top Whizard out of Rs Bonnie Jac owned by Sophie Otthoffer. "My horse was cool for me all the way tonight," he said. "He truly is a once-in-alifetime horse and I am privileged to be able to show him." The Reserve Championship, with a 213.5 score, was for Morgane Bohu riding MLC Whiz On Top, an 8-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion by Sail On Top Whizard out of CDS Frozzy Sail Spat owned by Danielle Dhinaut. •
iding the wonderfully talented Colonel Chic Dream, an 8year-old American Quarter Horse gelding by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out of Princess Colonel, Francesca Sternberg performed to a 217 and the Championship. “Everyone in our family has ridden this great horse and I am thrilled with this win,” said Sternberg. “Along with my good friend Corinnna [Schumacher], who won the Level 2, this show has been about being horse show moms—cooking, washing, and being grooms for our kids—and it’s been great!’ Taking reserve honors was Corinna Schumacher aboard The Spook Master, a 9-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion by NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook out of Master Little Belle owned by CS Ranch Management SA. Schumacher’s 216.5 score also secured the Level 2 Championship. “I’ve been out of the saddle for the past three years and Gina was the one who convinced me to come back and show,” said Schumacher. “It’s been great, I got the fever back, and what made it even more special—as Francesca mentioned— is the fact that we truly were horse show moms that also brought home a prize!”•
Jayden Feichter & Wimpys Little Chees
2021 BO RANCH NON PRO MATURITY: THE MOMS TAKE IT ALL! The battle in the BO Ranch Arena today was on as 23 horse-rider combinations performed vying for the $3,500-added Maturity Non Pro Level 4 and $2,000-added Level 2 Championships
NRHA ANCILLARY ACTION SPOTLIGHT Alexandre Vanderstappen and his 6-year-old gelding Doc O Banjo sired by Banjammer out of Candy Doc Quixote, scored a 212.5 to win the NRHA Rookie Level 2. Second place, with a 210.5, was Patricia Waaijer riding Shinerslightningbug sired by NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown out of Shiners June Bug.
Francesca Sternberg & Colonel Chic Dream
The NRHA Rookie Level 1 was all about Kim Rottiers riding her own Fortyfour Magnum DT, a 9-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding by NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire Magnum Chic Dream out of Diamond Tolena. The duo closed with a 206.5. Second place, a half point behind, was for Amelie Roman riding her own Spookin On Fridee (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Dun It Fri Dee Nite).
Corinna Schumacher & The Spook Master
Journal THE 2021 BO RANCH DERBY & MATURITY $2,000 ADDED-NRHA NON PRO ancillary class saw two lady reiners tie for first place with a 143 score: Gina Schumacher riding Spat Toy Boy Gun (Spat Split And White x Snowy River Gunner), a 5year-old APHA stallion owned by CS Ranch Management SA, and Adrienne Speidel riding her own Elta Soldier Whiz (Common Foot Soldier x Dipsy Divine Whiz), a 9-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding. The latter also claimed first place in the $1,000-added NRHA Intermediate Non Pro.
BO RANCH $5,000-ADDED NRHA OPEN NRHA Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck rode Shines Like Spook (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x NRHA Million Dollar Dam Ebony Shines) owned by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and Two Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg to a 146.5 and the win
Gina Schumacher & Spat Toy Boy Gun
Ann Fonck & Shines Like Spook
In second place was her husband, Bernard Fonck, who posted a 146 riding riding Lil Trouble Spook (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Lil Trouble Miss) owned by NV Codan.
Adrienne Speidel & Elta Soldier Whiz
Fresh off their 2021 NRHA European Affiliate Championship Non Pro title, 14-year-old Jody Fonck and HR Spooks Revolution (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Spooks Gotta Whiz x Revolutions Diamond), owned by Golden Paint Ranch, scored a 142.5 to win the $250-added NRHA Limited Non Pro. The pair also tied for second place honors in the $1,000added Intermediate Non Pro with Jessica Sternberg and Spook N Sparkle (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks), owned by Rosanne Sternberg. Clémence Neveux & Frankiegoestoholywod
Jody Fonck & HR Spooks Revolution
Nicolas Podetti & LS Little Pale Bezer
Clémence Neveux rode Frankiegoestoholywod (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown x CN Missilenium) owned by Thomas Soutric to a 145 to top the leaderboard in the BO Ranch $1,000-added NRHA Intermediate Open. Clinching reserve honors a half-point behind were Morey Fisk and Little Rooster Spark (NRHA Four Million Dollar Sire Gallo Del Cielo x Shining Little Angel) owned by Jayson Henri. In the BO Ranch $500-added NRHA Limited Open Nicolas Podetti reined LS little Pale Bezer (NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit x Playboys Ally Cat) owned by Morgan Eustache to a score of 141.5 to win the class. Tying for second place with a 138.5 score was Mathis Muller riding Duke Of Spook (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Reyn Chex) owned by Laura Voirol and Mathis Muller riding Valencia Sunburst (Great Sun Burst x Ms Sanditch Whiz) owned by Az. Agr. 23 QH.
Journal $500-ADDED BO RANCH GALAXY SNAFFLE BIT 3-YEAR-OLD OPEN
RHA Two Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck scored a 145.5 to win the class riding JJ Roosters Olaf (Ricochet Rooster x Chic Of Florence) owned by Anthony Cianci. There was a three-way tie between NRHA Million Dollar Rider Ann Fonck riding JJ Spooking Voodoo (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Spool Pop Chex) owned by Nikolai Stiller; Petra Van Ede riding Orangeisthenublack (NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire Smart Spook x Ebony Shines) owned by Gisela Haas, and Bernard Fonck riding GP The Stud In Town (NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown x Cp Surprise) owned by Golden Paint Ranch.•
SPOTLIGHT ON NRHA YOUTH Winning the BO Ranch NRHA Youth 13 & Under with a 136 score was Inès Duputel riding ARH Lucky Whiz Dunit, a 16-year-old gelding by Don Quintana out of Style Holly Dun It owned by Jean Baptiste Du Putel. In second place, with a 135 score, was Joana Sequeira riding her own Fury Sweetlove Dream (Smart Furys Remedy x Loves Lealeta Dream).
The BO Ranch NRHA Youth 14-18 champion was Lilou Duputel riding Doctors Diamond (Jazalena Diamond x Nu Chex Rose), a 10-year-old stallion owned by Jean baptiste Du Putel. The duo scored a 139. In second place, with a 136.5 score, was Alexandre Vanderstappen riding his own Doc O Banjo, a 6-year-old gelding by Banjammer out of Candy Doc Quixote.
BO Ranch's Gregory Morat proudly poses with the very first group of Youth Riders showing at the fabulous facilty in Fontainebleau