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Chrome Cash Hits the Spot at EuroPaint 2023

Filed under: Club & Show News,Club and Show News |     

All photos provided by the Paint Horse Journal.

By Irene Stamatelakys, PHJ News

APHA’s popular incentive program, Chrome Cash, turned up the heat at EuroPaint 2023—the blazing hot European Paint Horse Championship that took place August 19–27 in Rieden, Bavaria, Germany. EuroPaint offered five Chrome Cash classes, jointly sponsored by Paint Horse Club Germany and APHA, paying out a total of 13,580€ in prize money.

Congratulations to our winners:

Chrome Cash Reining: Colonelmobster & Elias Ernst
(14 entries, 2,220€ in prize money)
  • The 2016 solid palomino gelding, shown by Elias Ernst for owner Eva Kuhn-Sell of Alterkirchen, Germany, earned 710.40€.
Chrome Cash Ranch Riding: Take Your Gun For Me & Kerstin Rutsch
(21 entries, 2,680€ in prize money)
  • The 2014 sorrel overo stallion, owned and shown by Kerstin Rutsch of Reutlingen, Germany, won 696.80€.
Chrome Cash Showmanship: A Perfect War Machine & Jennifer Brandes
(20 entries, 2,600€ in prize money)
  • The 2016 bay overo mare, owned and shown by Jennifer Brandes of Therwil, Switzerland, won 676€.
Chrome Cash Trail: Invitationsensation & Eliska Mackova
(32 entries, 3,560€ in prize money)
  • The 2010 sorrel overo gelding, exhibited by Eliska Mackova for owners Roman & Petra Polacek of Jesenna, Czech Republic, won 890€.
Chrome Cash Western Pleasure: Milliondollarbaby VVS & Francesco Bassi
(19 entries, 2,420€ in prize money)
  • The 2020 sorrel overo mare, exhibited by Francesco Bassi for owner Elodie Pley-Dumoncay of Laille, France, winning 705.60€.

This marks the first time EuroPaint’s extensive slate of classes included Chrome Cash. The event, which was APHA’s biggest approved show outside of the APHA World Championship Show and APHA/WCHA Halter Million last year, drew 311 horses from 14 European countries and boasted a 10 percent increase in entries. Check out the complete results here.

Colonelmobster & Elias Ernst


Take Your Gun For Me & Kerstin Rutsch


A Perfect War Machine & Jennifer Brandes


Invitationsensation & Eliska Mackova


Milliondollarbaby VVS & Francesco Bassi


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