Riders from 19 countries gather for the 2013 Americana, August 28 - September 1 in Germany.

By Ramona Billing
September 3, 2013

Diana Jisova and Meradas Talkin Money work their way to the European Cutting Horse Association non-pro championship at the 2013 Americana, Art & Light photo

Diana Jisova and Meradas Talkin Money work their way to the European Cutting Horse Association non-pro championship at the 2013 Americana. (Art & Light photo)

Simply unique – that is the Americana’s slogan, and the 2013 Americana proved this once again. Even after 27 years, the Americana is still setting records. More than 44,000 fans visited Europe’s premier western riding event to watch high-class western riding shows, including the FEI European Reining Championship. Visitors came from as far as Australia to Augsburg, which meant great business opportunities for the 281 exhibitors, most of whom said they had never had so many potential buyers before.

The Americana also set records with its entertainment program, which included a bigger Western Town with the legendary Red Grizzly Saloon, Americana-Forum and Parelli-Ring, the new extreme trail-parcours in the open-air area, plus a new show farrier’s place. From the first day on, the Americana received more visitors than ever before. On Saturday, it was difficult to walk through the exhibition aisles, which were crowded with people.

The Americana would be nothing without its staff of enthusiastic and horse-loving people. Many of them have been on the Americana crew for quite a few years; some of them for more than 20 years. After the huge success of 2013, the show management already has new ideas for the 2015 edition, scheduled for September 2-6.

Take a quick look at the champions from the 2013 Americana:

  • Americana Bronze Trophy, open – Dominik Reminder of Germany and GR JFB Boy (2004 chestnut stallion by Solanoswarlee Boy and out of JFB Glo by Jacs Fancy Benito; bred by Georg Ripper of Germany; owned by Dominik Reminder)
  • American Bronze Trophy, non-pro – Manuel Bonzano of Italy and Great Sun Burst (2003 sorrel stallion by Great Resolve and out of Docs Sun Burst by Docs Sidewinder; bred by Bernard Carriere of Kalkeith, Ontario; owned by 13 QH Azienda Agricola of Italy)
  • European Cutting Horse Association European Cutting Championship, open – Denis Pini of Italy and Playlite (2007 sorrel gelding by CD Lights and out of Playguns Satin Cat by Playgun; bred by Casey Bloomfield of Sandy Spring, Maryland; owned by Davide Tresoldi of Italy) 
  • ECHA European Cutting Championship, non-pro – Diana Jisova of the Czech Republic and Meradas Talkin Money (2004 sorrel mare by Merada Money Talks and out of Lucky Baylite by Grays Starlight; bred by Gary and Kathy Benton of Benton, Kansas; owned by Jiri Jisa of the Czech Republic)
  • European Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity, open champion – Francesca Baron of Italy and Dual N Pepto (2009 sorrel mare by Peptoboonsmal and out of Dual N At Noon by Dual Pep; bred by James Vangilder of Jackson, Missouri; owned by Pavel Nechyba of the Czech Republic)
  • ERCHA Futurity, non-pro champion – Sabine Brasche of Germany and Peptomoonsmal (2010 chestnut stallion by Peptozone and out of Lil Peptotrella by Peptotime; owned and bred by Sabine Brasche)
  • FEI Reining European Championship, team gold – Germany
  • FEI Reining European Championship, individual gold – Alex Ripper of Germany and Wild At The Bar (2004 sorrel stallion by Star At The Bar and out of Wild About Hollywood by Hollywood Dun It; bred by Edith Zenouda of France; owned by Wolfgang Mueller of Germany)

To view the full 2013 Americana results, visit www.americana.eu.