The 4-year old Orla vom Loo, the 5-year old Show Girl and the 6-year old Delioh von Buchmatt were the winners of the 2014 Swiss Warmblood Young Horse Championships held at the National Equestrian Centre in Avenches, Switzerland, on 19 - 21 September 2014. It was girl power in the 4-year old as well as athe 5-year old division with mares taking the top three places on the leader board.
Jasmin Isenschmid steered the Denise and Peter Luder's bay mare Orla vom Loo (by Sir Donnerhall x Don Corleone) to victory in the 4-year old division. Scoring a total of 64 points, Orla vom Loo got 7s and 8s for gaits and impressions from the judges. Andreas Rohner and the dark bay mare San Amora B (by San Amour x Londonderry) were the runners up with 62.2, followed by Käthi Ziörjen on the bay mare Donna Domenica (by Del Cuore x Donnerschlag) with 59.6 points.
Grand Prix rider Melanie Hofmann landed first place in the 5-year old division aboard Christina Ernst's dark bat mare Show Girl (by Show Star x Davignon) with a total of 8.47 points. Corinne Stingelin and her own chestnut mare Donna vom Eigen (by Don Frederico x Weltmeyer) were the reserve champions with 7.84, while Adrian Hertig and Denario's Danseuse (by Denario x Wolkenstern) finished third with 7.80.
Hofmann earned another champion's sash in Avenches in the 6-year old class aboard her World Young Horse Championship ride Delioh vom Buchmatt (by Danone x Wolkenstein II). Jorg and Manuela Aeberhard's black gelding scored 72.13 points for victory. Silvia Schneider and the chestnut gelding Simply the Best (by San Remo x Rubinstein I) slotted in second with 67.30 and edged out Hildegard Krenger-Schmid on the dark bay gelding Riambolero (by Riccione x Donnerhall) on 64.46 points.
The 2014 Swiss Warmblood Young Horse Championships also feature a "super promotion final" at M-level, which included horses aged 7 to 15, and at S-level, which included only three horses. Philipp Hess won the M-level final aboard the 7-year old Miss Miola de Lully (by Mr G x Apartos) with a 70.93% score. Gilles Ngovan and Furstentraum (by Feinsinn x Davignon) aced the S-level class with 68.44%.
Photos © Elisabeth Weiland
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