NRHA Fall Slide, October 19th to 22nd 2017, F-Mooslargue

* Champion Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2

* Reserve Champion Rookie Level 1&2

The Fall Slide was the last Show in Mooslargue and the last Show of NRHA Switzerland in this Showseason. This means that it was the last show where we had to defend our position on top of the Rookie Highpoint Lists of the NRHA Switzerland and the Horse Academy Challenge.
We had two good runs in the Novice Horse and the Rookie to become Champion and Reserve Champion.
With our 2nd place in the Rookie we saved both our Rookie Highpoint Championships and are now officially the Highpoint Champion Rookie 2017 of NRHA Switzerland and the Champion Horse Academy Challenge Rookie 2017.

German Open 2017, September 16th to 23rd 2017, Kreuth, Germany

* 4th Place Reining in the Team Competition, Score 213,5

* 9th Place (out of 75) Western Horsemanship and best rider LK2A

* 8th place (out of 69) Junior Ranch Riding and best rider L2A

* All-Around Champion LK L2A

We spent some great days with the Swiss Team at the German Open. In Junior Reining we could qualify for the final with a 220,5. In the final we made a stupid mistake that made a 216 out of a 222 and threw us off the podium. In the end we placed 8th in a original field of 69. In the Horsemanship go-round with 75 participants we had a good run and qualified for the final where we became 9th. Unfortunately the Junior Reining didn’t go as planned and we missed the final about two spots. In the team competition Reining we had again a good run, scored a 213,5 to place 4th behind three Open riders.
After all I am more than happy with our results especially because we barely do any Horsemanship or Ranch Riding training. Snap totally rocked the German Open!
On top we received the title All-Around Champion LK2A.

3Nation’show August, August 25th to 27th 2017, Mooslargue F

* Champion Rookie Level 2, Score 71

* Reserve Champion Rookie Level 1, Score 71

We used this 3Nation Show to prepare for the upcoming German Open in the middle of September. We went into two Paid Warm-ups and the “any horse any rider” to school. On sunday we went into the Rookie L1&2 class to see how the schooling is gonna pay off. With a pretty relaxed run we scored a 71 to win the Level 2 and become reserve in Level 1. With this result we will keep the lead in the two Rookie year end award divisions. The last show counting for these awards will be the Fall Slide in October.
Now we are looking forward to the German Open where we will be showing in Junior Reining, Junior Ranch Riding and Horsemanship. In addition we will be riding the reining for our Swiss Team at the team competition.

Swiss Reining Championships, August 1st to 5th 2017, Givrins CH


This year the Swiss Championships took place on the amazing CS Ranch. After the bad luck in last years edition we wanted to do better this year!
The plan was to do lots of easy schooling runs, ride a solid 140 in the qualification and then run for a medal in the finals.
Well, our plan worked out an we became SILVER MEDALIST in the Non Pro Swiss Championships just half a point behind the gold medal!
I am really happy how snap worked for me this whole show an how he just gave everything in the finals, this horse has such a BIG HEART!


* SILVER MEDAL Swiss Non Pro Championships, Score 215

* Reserve Champion Rookie Level 2, Score 140

* Champion Rookie Level 1, Score 139,5

* 7th place Novice Horse Non Pro, Score 138

AQHA European Amateur Team Cup, F-Le Pin, 14. bis 16.7.2017

* Champion European Amateur Team Cup Reining, Score 147

* Champion European Amateur Team Cup Ranch Riding, Score 153,5

* 7th Place European Amateur Team Cup Westernriding

* Champion AQHA Open Reining

* Champion AQHA Open Westernriding

In July we travelled to European Amateur Team Cup in Le Pin, France together with the Swiss SQHA team. This Team Cup takes place every other year and there are teams from various european Quarter Horse Associations competing agains each other.
On friday there was an AQHA show as a warm up for the team cup. Snap and me went into the Open Westernriding and the Open Reining and could win both classes, each under both judges. So the weekend had started off really good for me and Snap.
On saturday the team cup finally started with the classes Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure and Ranch Riding. Snap and me were competing in the ranch riding and could win this big and also strong class with a score of 153,5 which brought us some important points for team Switzerland.
On sunday it was time for Trail. Westernriding, Reining, Hunter and Huntseat. Snap and me went into the Westernriding and of course the Reining. In the Westernriding (only our 3rd WR class!) we made some mistakes and ended up with a good 7th place. In the reining we wanted to go big again and with just some tiny mistakes we scored a 147 to win the class and get some more important points for Team Switzerland.

In the end our Swiss Team claimed Reserve Champion which is a really good result as we have beaten great nations like Italy and France.

So we’ve had a really successful show, even better than we had expected! Let’s hope we keep going like this 🙂

NRHA Swiss Slide, F-Mooslargue, May 31st to June 4th 2017

Reserve Champion Rookie Level 1&2

Because of Stefanies upcoming university exams in the middle of June, we could only participate in one class and this was the Rookie Level 1&2. Even with little training and the unusual situation of travelling to Mooslargue for just one class, we had a pretty good run and claimed the Reserve Championship of Rookie Level 1&2.

Sponsorship event during the Spring Slide in F-Mooslargue

At the Spring Slide in Mooslargue the annual event for our sponsors took place during the Non Pro Trophy. We were really happy about how many of our sponsors travelled all the way to Mooslargue to cheer us and enjoy an aperitif together.
Before Snap and Stefanie had to get ready for their run, Stefanie explained the upcoming pattern and mentioned the points the judges will pay attention to. Later on everyone could watch us getting ready in the warm up arena and then cheering us when riding to the score of 141,5 which meant the 6th place.
After our run there was some time for Snap getting to know his sponsors and taking some pictures with them, also with our web partner Klixa AG.

Thanks again all the sponsors who came to visit us at this show! It was a pleasure spending this afternoon with you.

NRHA Spring Slide, F-Mooslargue, April 13th to 16th 2017

Champion Rookie Level 1, Score 140,5
Non Pro Trophy 6th Place, Score 141,5
Rookie Level 2 6th Place, Score 139

It was a great show for us in Mooslargue, Snap did really well!
We showed in 3 classes, the Rookie Level 1 on Friday, the Non Pro Trophy on Saturday and the Rookie Level 2 on Sunday.
We won the Rookie Level 1 with a score of 140,5.
In a tough Non Pro Trophy class we scored a 141,5 and ended up 6th.
In the Rookie Level 2 we had a little bit of bad luck. We were having a good run again but Snap tripped right when we were about to change leads which resulted in a 1 point penalty. In the end we scored a 139 to become 6th. Without tripping we would have scored a 141 and would have become Co-Champion of this class.

In the end it was a really good show for us what makes us look forward to the upcoming events.

Reserve Champion Rookie Level 1

NRHA 3Nation’Show in Mooslargue, France, March 8th to 12th 2017

On friday we showed in the Novice Horse Non Pro and on saturday in the Rookie Level 1.
Unfortunately the novice horse didn’t go so well for us. That’s why I was even more happy how the Rookie class went on saturday. Snap showed great so we had a relaxed run to score a 70 and end up Reserve Champion Rookie Level 1.
If I also went in the Level 2, we would have ended up 2nd there as well.
I am really happy about this season opening and am looking forward to the upcoming shows.

Final Countdown 2016, Fehraltdorf

We competed at our first All-Around show and Snap did so well!
Three days before the show I ruptured the ligaments on my left ankle, so I could only use my right leg in the show. That’s why we had some minor mistakes in our patterns but still got really great results! Three times shown and three times placed:

1st Place Young Horses Basic, Score 8,25
1st Place Young Horses Trail, Score 8,1
4th Place LK2A Ranch Riding, Score 71 (!!!)

I am especially happy about the score we had in our very first Ranch Riding! Looks like Snap got some real talent there too!

Co-Champion Snafflebit&Hackamore 5&under Open

Swiss Reining Championships 2016

After we had bad luck with penalties in the qualification run for the Swiss Championship Non Pro finals, we had a nice and easy run in the Snafflebit Hackamore 5&under Open.
In this class we scored a solid 210 to become Co-Champion Snafflebit&Hackamore 5&under Open together with Daniel Schmutz.

German Open 2016

In the middle of September we competed at German Open for the Swiss all-around Team. In the team competition (includes Trail, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Western Riding and Reining) Snap and me did the reining part. We also competed in the Junior Reining class of the individual competitions.
In the junior reining we took absolutely no risk and had a very easy ride to score a 209,5 even though we had an overspin penalty on our first spin.
We placed 13th in a class of 47 where many riders were NRHA professionals.
Because only the best 12 riders could enter the finals we slightly missed it.
In the team competition we had a really great ride but unfortunately I made a pattern mistake, so no success here.
I am very happy how Snap has been riding this week. Regardless the impressive atmosphere in the big arena, Snap has been with me all the time and just gave everything for me.
And not to forget to mention the tons of fun we had! On our days off from showing, we enjoyed great trail rides in Kreuth.

German Open, September 10th to 18th 2016

Stefanie and Snap will join the Swiss all-around team at German Open in Kreuth, Germany. They will do the reining in the team competition and will also be showing in junior reining class.

May 3rd to 8th 2016: Swiss Slide and CRI, Mooslargue, France

Champion Snafflebit Hackamore 5&under Non Pro
It was a great and easy run! Snap was with me all the time and gave everything for me.

March 2nd to 6th 2016: 3 Nation’show, Mooslargue, France

Reserve Champion Snafflebit Hackamore 5&under Non Pro

After an easy and controlled ride we tied for 1st place. Because I didn’t want to do a run off we got the 2nd place in the end.

End of 2015: Acquisition

Michael Schaeufele bought snap in the end of 2015. In 2016 Snap will have his first Non Pro season under his rider Stefanie Schaeufele. The first shows will only be used to get to know each other.