Teton Ridge Congratulates Andrea Fappani on Becoming the First NRHA Seven Million Dollar Rider

With his $250,000 co-reserve champion wins at the 2021 NRHA Futurity, TEAM: TR rider Andrea Fappani makes history and sets a new bar of excellence in reining.

Andrea Fappani is now the only NRHA rider to hold a Seven Million Dollar Rider title after piloting Winding Inferno, owned by Teton Ridge, and Mr Farenheit, owned by Morin and Vandorp at the National Reining horse Futurity. Fappani earned the title of co-reserve champion and a combined purse of $250,000. Andrea also collected another $9,906.29 aboard Teton Ridge-owned futurity horse, No Photos.

Teton Ridge is proud to celebrate Fappani’s pursuit of excellence as he continues to raise the bar for the reining industry. A five-time NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Champion and a four-time National Reining Breeders Classic Champion, Teton Ridge is excited that Fappani adds this new accomplishment to his name.

“Reaching this 7M milestone, it’s what I have been working on all my career,” said Fappani. “It wasn’t so much the number, seven million, it was more the accomplishment of developing my own business around the horses, learning as much as I could, and becoming the best I could be. It’s a great feeling. Each horse, each customer, my family, friends and my assistant have all contributed to this record achievement, and I am extremely grateful.”

“For me– it was always about the big picture of getting better, being a better horseman, helping my customers invest in better horses, and creating a business that represented excellence across the board,” added Fappani. “From the beginning, I wanted to connect my name with my work to create a brand that represented integrity and a very professional way of doing things.”

Fappani joined TEAM:TR this year, a powerful team of best-in-class professional riders spanning the major disciplines of reining and reined cow horse. Teton Ridge is further expanding this team to include multiple disciplines within Western Sports. Fappani’s experience, enthusiasm and professionalism make him a crucial asset to TEAM:TR. TEAM:TR is “here to preserve the traditions of western performance sports and broaden the reach and entertainment value,” said Fappani.

About Teton Ridge
 Teton Ridge is a multi-platform, wholly American owned brand devoted to the iconic American Western way of life and western equine sports. Teton Ridge was created with the singular focus of elevating Classic Western Sports and America’s Western Culture on the world stage, while broadening audiences around the globe as well as at home. Additionally, Teton Ridge operates a philanthropic foundation which provides invaluable funding for land stewardship; fosters community by preserving the cultural heritage of America’s western culture; and ensures the future of ranching and riding sports. For more information about Teton Ridge, please visit tetonridge.com or @tetonridge on Instagram @tetonridgeusa on Facebook.

Katie Harvey
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