Americana, Augsburg September 8-12, 2004: Cutting
- Highlights during AMERICANA 2004
cattle for the international elite of cutters
can become addicted to cutting - who ever had the chance of riding
a cutting horse himself, will approve of that. Experiencing the
incredibly agile, fast and intelligent cutting horses fascinates
both riders and audience. From September 8 until 12, 2004, the Americana,
Europe's number 1 westernriding event, offers a variety of top class
cutting events. Cutting fans should not miss this show in the Augsburg
Schwabenhalle versäumen. The show management already ordered
550 cattle for competitors.
during the Americana 2004 is ECHA (European Cutting Horse Association)
approved as well. The ECHA encloses all European cutting horse associations.
Americana cutting classes are also supported by NCHA of Germany.
Altogether, there is a purse of EUR 22 000,-- added for cutting
alone, which ought to be the greatest prize money of all European
cutting events this year.
classes will be in open and non pro. Riders can nominate up to three
horses each. Open competitors can earn NCHA-USA points with two
of these three horses, non pro competitors with one horse. There
will be a "Show in Show" to open all possibilities to
The Americana Masters-Cutting, which is scheduled for Wednesday
morning (September 10) is an additional attractive event. Another
highlight will be the "Americana Cutting Championship International
Team Cup", which is also approved as an official EC-discipline
and will be the last event of the Americana 2004 on Sunday afternoon
will be the highlight of the night show "Cattle Night"
final of the ECHA-European Cutting Championship Open will be the
highlight of the Americana "Cattle Night" on Saturday,
September 11. The gos are scheduled for Wednesday, September 8.
The Non pro final will be on Thursday, September 9.
rules and regulations as well as other details of nomination for
cutting, please refer to www.americana.de. Please follow 'competitors'
and then forms'.
Rowling won the Masters Cutting in 2002
were about 50 competitors in the Americana Masters Cutting 2002.
For the finals, you had to have at least 145 points in the go. The
winner was Albert Rowling (USA) astride Holi Gold Zan, scoring 147.5,
Gianluca Munarini (Italy) astride Acres Of Time and Brent Gubbels
(Netherlands) astride Miss Model Lena placing second with a score
of 146. The best German competitor was Juergen Doering who placed
fourth astride Playboys King San (145,5).
Medal for Germany?
European Championship 2002 Open was won by Gianluca Munarini astride
Acres Of Time (147 points). Juergen Doering and Playboys King San
placed second (146,5). The bronze medal went to Ernst Grunder (Swizzerland)
astride Chics Peppy Boy (145). Sarig Brosh (Israel) became fourth
astride Doctor Pick (144), Gerold Dautzenberg (Austria) placed fifth
with two horses.
pro European Champion 2002 was Alain Boissier (France) astride Smartlitle,
scoring a marvelous 148.5, Alice Marinoni and Clovis Cute placing
second (148) and Clarinda De Preter (Belgium) and Macmunn placing
chance for Non pros:
Separate Futurity rating in Reined Cow Horse
are news for Working Cow Horse during Americana 2004: Besides the
Open Futurity there is also a non pro division this time - class
in class with the open. That means a rider can nominate for both
divisions with only one ride if he or she wishes to. There will
be no extra final for Non pro - there are only the gos in Herd Work,
Reined Work and Fence Work. The prize money in non pro will be 1,000.--
Sport plus Information, Show and Entertainment
Americana offers even more: besides top sport events there will
be a lot of entertainment and fun. The Americana is famous because
of its horse fair. More than 200 exhibitors will offer western equipment,
clothes, jewelry and much more - anything a western horse lover
could ask for. Every day, famous western horse trainers will show
their methods and answer questions in the "Western Forum"
in hall 4.
are available under www.americana.de