Eurodressage's Polish photography correspondent Lukasz Kowalski has made an interesting selection of photos from the 2015 CDI Zakrzow in Poland, which took place on 24 - 26 April 2015. Finnish Eevamaria Porthan-Brodell and Swedish Sophie Fleming Tarnstrom topped the leader board in the big tour classes.
The 2015 CDI Zakrzow featured a nice field of Eastern European and Scandinavian dressage riders alongside local heroes and a nice delegation from the Czech Republic.
Finnish Eevamaria Porthan-Brodell has been competing her 19-year old Danish warmblood Solos Lacan (by Castro x Lagano) sparingly since the 2014 World Equestrian Games. The duo has only been out in the winter at the CDI Helsinki and CDI-W Stockholm before resurfacing this spring in Zakrow where they scored 69.160% in the Grand Prix and 69.647% in the Grand Prix Special.
Swedish Sophie Fleming-Tarnstrom is not a familiar face on the international score. Her 16-year old Dutch warmblood Schumi (by Furore x Investment) has only done three international shows the past three year. In 2013 they competed at the CDI Norrkoping, in 2014 they were to be seen at the CDI Helsinki and now in Zakrow they booked their first international victory in the Kur to Music with 70.775%. Fleming-Tarnstrom is based in Drottningholm, Sweden.
Photos © Lukasz Kowalski