The selection trials for Swedish representation at the 2013 World Young Horse Championships in Verden kicked off with a first qualifier held in Flyinge, Sweden, on Wednesday 29 May 2013. The 5-year old Oldenburg licensed stallion Floricello and the 6-year old Westfalian registered stallion Rausing won the qualifier.
Judged by Annette Fransén Iacobaeus and Lars Andersson, the qualifier not only entailed riding a test but selection committee members Bo Jenå and Susanne Gielen observed from the sideline and briefly worked with each combination after the test.
The 5-year old division featured 8 horses in total. Andreas Helgstrand and the gorgeous liver chestnut Floricello (by Florencio x Dormello) won the class by scoring 81.700. Sandra Sterntorp and Johan Ifverson's Swedish bred Red Devil (by Don Primero x Chirac) finished second with 81.40. Anna Svanberg and Sophie Freden's Swedish bred mare Diva (by Richfield x Silvano) slotted in third with 78.80.
Sandra Sterntorp moved into the winner's circle in the 6-year old class aboard the American owned Westfalian stallion Rausing (by Rock Forever x Dimension). The pair scored 84.80 points and referred Mia Runesson on Gransbo Stuteri's licensed stallion Faustino (by Figaro R x Bernstein) to a second place with 77.60 points. Stephanie Wretmo completed the top three with 75 points aboard the mare Nina la Belle (by De Noir x Cortus).
The next Swedish qualifier will be held in Strömsholm on 6 June 2013.
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Results - Swedich WCYH Selection Trial - Flyinge
- 1. Andreas Helgstrand - Floricello (Old, by Florencio I x Dormello) - 81.700
- 2. Sandra Sterntorp - Red Devil (SWB, by Don Primero x Chirac) - 81.400
- 3. Anna Svanberg - Diva (Swb, by Richfield x Silvano) - 78.800
- 4. Yvonne Österholm - Belisko (Swb, by Belissimo M x Bellini) - 74.000
- 5. Maj-Christine Ehnberg Fogelberg - Quentin SV (by Quaterback x De Niro) - 69.200
- 6. Jennifer Svensson - It's Ad Hoc (Swb, by Danone x Maistic) - 69.000
- 7. Pernilla André Hokfelt - Adriano (Swb, by Don Primero x Magini) - 68.600
- 8. Mattias Jansson - Hernandez VH (Swb, by Hermes x Rohdiamant) - 65.800
- 1. Sandra Sterntorp - Rausing (Westf, by Rock Forever x Dimension) - 84.800
- 2. Mia Runesson - Faustino (SWB, by Figaro R x Bernstein) - 77.600
- 3. Stephanie Wretmo - Nina la Belle (by De Noir x Cortus) - 75.000
- 4. Anita Roslund - Becquerel (Swb, by Bocelli x Stedinger) - 72.200
- 5. Anna Sundström - Luxus CML (SWB, by Florencio I x Bolero) - 71.400
- 6. Martina Wikström - Santiago (Swb, by Topaasch x Rubinrot) - 67.000
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2013 World Young Horse Championships