Elementa Masters: The Reining Revolution
09/04/2019 – With a large-scale project, the Elementa Masters, Italy intends to cause a revolution in the Reining industry. The Elementa Masters is a Triple Crown competition offering $ 1,5 million added money: a Futurity for 4-year-old, a Derby for 5-, 6- and 7-years-old plus 5-year-old Stakes and a Maturity for 8-years-old and older. The additional purse for the Futurity will be $ 1 million, for the Derby $ 300.000, for the Stakes $ 100.000 and for the Maturity $ 200.000. A horse or rider winning all three competitions will be awarded with the Triple Crown prize which will pay an additional $ 100.000 to each the rider, the owner and the horse breeder. In addition, the best mare in the Open- and Non Pro finals off all three events will receive the Pink Ribbon Award; $ 50.000 in total for the Futurity and $ 30.00 in total for both the Derby and Maturity. During the Futurity a Free-Style event with an additional purse of $ 50.000 will be scheduled, during the Derby a Euro Youth Team Trophy and during the Maturity a Para Reining competition with an additional purse of $ 30.000. Elementa Masters also offers a Breeders Award for all Elementa competitions. The horses entered on the circuit will have t be enrolled in the Elementa Breeders Program (EBP) to which stallions and foals can be nominated for free throughout 2019 and 2020. The additional money for breeders ($ 80.000 for the Futurity, $ 100,000 for the Derby and $ 150.000 for the Maturity) will go to the top-five winners at each level in both the Open- and Non Pro division.
The Elementa Masters will be hosted at the Elementa Centre in Bracciano, near Rome, formerly known as Tenuta Santa Barbara. The venue has been purchased by Italian Maria Cecilia Fiorucci and is undergoing an in-depth restyling, also in view of its candidacy for the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games. September 2021 is provisionally the date scheduled for the Futurity, April 2022 for the Derby and Stakes and June 2022 for the Maturity. Elementa Masters will make the details that are currently being finalized public on June 1, 2019 on www.elementamasters.com.
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