Reiner Andreu Nogue Puig made history this week as the first Spanish rider to win the prestigious Santa Hill Ranch Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) 3-Year-Old Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship.The event featured €100,000 (Euros)-added money,or about $113,390 in US dollars.
Puig and his horse,A Whiz N Cash,在非专业课程中扫过所有四个等级——取4级，3,2,& 1 championships – with an amazing 218.5-point run on National Reining Horse Association Pattern No.12.
"The most difficult moment for me was when I was home,就在飞向未来之前。This is not an easy show: It is ‘the' show.诺格说：“我一直在想‘这必须奏效，我需要做得更好。’”"After all the sacrifices my family and myself did to come here,我觉得我有责任尽我所能。In the qualifier,一切顺利，on top of leading the level 1,我也有资格参加所有级别的决赛，所以这给了我一个鼓舞，我放松了一点。Tonight,before going in,I was as nervous as ever but,when the gate opened,the only thing I saw was the show pen and I thought to myself that there was no way back.I think that a competition should always be a positive experience;要么你赢，or you learn something important.If you don't win,you learn;如果你赢了，you also learn."
Nogue lives in Lloret de Mar,near Barcellona,在一个私人家庭拥有的小型设施里骑车。In 2015,he started riding reining horses under the guidance of Italian professional Eugenio Latorre,他现在住在西班牙。
In 2017,Nogue was selected to be part of Team Spain for the FEI World Reining Championships for Juniors in Givrins,Switzerland,but he could not find a suitable horse for the event.At that time,是他现在的教练，Mirko Midili,谁拯救了这一天。
"I met Andreu and his family two years ago here in Cremona," said Midili."We started talking,and I understood that he was looking for a horse for the FEI World Championships.At that point,I offered him my black horse to ride;Arc Sparkle Magnetic,又叫“黑豹”，安德烈和他的家人都很激动，从那时起，一直是我心中的一部分。”
世界锦标赛之后，the search for a prospect for Nogue to show in the ‘big Futurity' began.
"I saw A Whiz N Cash as a 2-year-old.他破产了，由马蒂亚·纳达里尼训练，我喜欢他的态度，”米德里补充道。"He definitely turned out to be a great horse!"
Bred by Carlo Sala,惠兹N现金是惠兹N斗士（托普赛尔惠兹）定制的现金预付款。他在未来之前的第一次也是唯一一次展示是在曼纳比奥举行的爱尔兰共和国先例。where the pair won the Futurity Non-Pro Championship.
“最初的计划包括米尔科展示他开放的未来，”诺格用他完美的意大利语解释说。"In the summer things changed: Mirko moved to Luga Quarter Horses and,因为他们给了他三匹马在未来骑行，he could not show any more.在那一点上，我建议我可以试着向他展示非亲未来性，从那时起，that was our new goal.In the beginning it was a disaster and I could not even lope him.He was strong but so sensitive … he as an open horse.Mirko always said that probably this was the best horse he had ever had.But it was not easy for me to build up a nice feeling with him.I just went back and forth from Spain to Italy to ride him in the weekends,直到未来。I even changed my school program in order to have more time to dedicate to the preparation for this show.很快就明白了。”
“安德烈是个特别的人，”米德里说。“他很有礼貌，非常聪明，是个非常有天赋的车手。我敢肯定，在这个演艺圈里，未来会是一个光明的未来，安德烈的未来计划包括和家人一起度过一个值得享受的圣诞假期，并为他和他的伴侣休息。Their plans for 2019 include the NRHA European Futurity and the IRHA Derby.There is no doubt that we will hear again about this special ‘Olé' team!"
Nogue took home four saddles (one for each level) offered by IRHA and Selleria Repetti;甜甜圈提供的两个比特位，一个比特位用于一级和三级标题，一个定制的格雷格·达纳尔比特和比特位。
Levels 4 & 3 Reserve Championship
Taking the Levels 4 and 3 Reserve Championship,a point behind Nogue,was Carlo Ambrosini and his mare Jac N Lime (Tinsel Jac x ARC Yellow N Lime x黄色球衣) owned and by Ambrosini Quarter Horse ASD.In the qualifier,这对选手得了第四高分，a 215.5,and they also boast the ARHA Levels 4 and 3 Futurity Non-Pro Championship.
Level 2 Reserve Championship
The Level 2 Non-Pro Reserve Championship went to Sabine Schmid and All Niter (Gunners Special Nitex Dun由Chic x Smart Chic Olena制造）配216。牡马，苏西哈钦斯培育的，was previously ridden and shown in the United States by Justin L.米歇尔斯里弗福尔斯，Wisconsin.
Level 1 Co-Reserve Championship
The Level 1 Co-Reserve Championship,with a 215 score,went to Mattia Cosio and White And Whizzy (Spat Split And White x Rooster Roohide x Ricochet Rooster) and Francesco Pedretti and Could You Be The One (One Gun x Star Dun Its).
White And Whizzy was bred by Letizia Selvi.Could You Be the One was bred by Claudio Carraro.
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