Brazilian native and NRHA Professional Franco Bertolani is head trainer for Cardinal Reining Horses. Franco, who first came to the United States in 1990, has NRHA lifetime earnings of over $834,446 as of January 2017. His recent accomplishments include winning the 2016 NRHA Open L4 Futurity Reserve Championship, the 2016 AQHA Congress Open L4 Futurity Championship and the 2016 Tulsa Classic Open L4 Futurity- all on Dun It For Whizkey, owned by Cardinal Ranch. In 2015 he won the NRHA Open Level 4 Futurity (after a runoff!) on Inferno Sixty Six, owned by Slide or Die, LLC.
In 2013 , Bertolani won the NRHA Open Level 3 Derby Championship, 2013 High Roller Reining Classic Open Level 3 & 4 Derby Championships, and the 2014 Cactus Classic Open Level 4 Derby Championship. At the 2014 NRHA Futurity he rode Slide or Die LLC’s stallion Chexmaster to the high composite score going into the finals. Franco’s wife, Italian Giorgia Codeluppi, oversees the daily breeding operations at Cardinal Reining Horses.
You can learn more about Franco Bertolani by visiting his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Franco-Bertolani/890499324346042?fref=ts