AMERICANA 8th - 11th September 2019

AMERICANA 2019 with €40,000-added Bronze Trophy Open Reining, €12,000-added European Championship Cutting open and €5,000-added purse both in Trail and Ranch Riding.

AMERICANA has always been the meeting point for top riders of all western riding disciplines, due to the unique atmosphere of Europe’s premier western event as well as a considerable purse.

What A Wave - Bernard Fonck ¦ Picture courtesy of photographer Dead or Alive

What A Wave - Bernard Fonck ¦ Picture courtesy of photographer Dead or Alive

In 2017, NRHA 2 Million Dollar Rider Bernard Fonck claimed the Open Trophy aboard What A Wave – those who watched his spectacular performance during the evening show earning a 231, will certainly not forget it. And the two finished the year becoming NRHA World Champion Open. In 2019, the AMERICANA Bronze Trophy Open will offer a purse of €40,000-added, plus a €7,000-added Intermediate Open. The final will be during the Friday evening show – another reason why top reiners love AMERICANA. Where else in Europe, can you ride in front of 5,000 spectators?

If that wasn't enough, there is also €10,000-added Non-Pro and a €7,000-added Intermediate Non-Pro plus a €5,000-added Maturity Open and a €4,000-added Maturity Non-Pro.

European Championship Cutting and ERCHA Futurity

Damiano Avigni - Highbrow Time ¦ Picture courtesy of photographer Dead or Alive

Damiano Avigni - Highbrow Time ¦ Picture courtesy of photographer Dead or Alive

Another attraction of AMERICANA is the cattle classes. There is the European Championship Cutting Open with a purse of €12,000-added plus the €6,000-added Non-Pro European Championship. In 2017, it was Italian cutter Martina Annovazzi who claimed the Open title aboard Highbrow Time scoring a 154 in the final.

Another fine discipline which is seldom seen at a show in Germany is the Reined Cow Horse – a discipline which has always been inseparable from AMERICANA. Here, the first European Reined Cow Horse Futurity (ERCHA) was organised, since then the ERCHA Futurity has been part of AMERICANA every two years. This year, the Futurity offers a purse of €17,000-added. Also, there will be a €9,000-added ERCHA Nations Cup (team and individual ranking).

€5,000-added each in Trail and Ranch Riding Open, for the first time with Ranch Riding Non-Pro.

AMERICANA also offers top class sport in Trail and Ranch Riding with a €5,000-added European Championship Trail and a €5,000-added European Championship Ranch Riding Open. Also, there will be a €3,000-added Ranch Riding Non-Pro. The European Championship Ranch Riding will be held in a go-round plus a final which will be part of the Friday evening show like in 2017.

For riders, AMERICANA will start on September 1. The competition schedule will be online in mid-March. In May, entry forms will be available on

Order your tickets for the evening shows now

Tickets for one of the AMERICANA evening shows and events are available on or by calling -49 (0)1806 - 999 000. Tickets for the evening shows should be ordered well in advance – they were sold out in 2017. Tickets for the Friday and the Saturday evening shows include entry during the day as well. Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday night are available either with or without day entry. Also, there is a whole show pass which includes all evening shows plus the events on Wednesday and Thursday and admission to the fair during all days.