Florina, Lucky Strike and Rockman are the names of the three horses that qualified for the Final of the 2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden on Friday 7 August 2015 via the 5-year old consolation finals. These two Hanoverians and one Westfalian will complement the field of competitors of 15 horses at the WC-Final in Verden on Saturday.
Claudia Rüscher, who has an extensive amount of experience in the training of young dressage horses, piloted the Hanoverian mare Florina (by Fürst Romancier x Donnerhall), bred and owned by Walter Droege, to the victory in the consolation final. The mare scored a fantastic 9.06 for first place.
Florina relegated the US-rider Endel Ots and the Hanoverian gelding Lucky Strike (by Lord Laurie x His Highness) (8.68) to second place. The movement potential of the shiny black Lucky Strike, bred by Monika Hartwich, was nonetheless obvious.
Third horse of the Small Final is Rockman. The Westfalian is a son by Rock Forever x Show Star and is bred by Herbert Laumann. He was presented in Verden by Stefanie Wolf for the owners’ alliance Johann Hinnemann and Next Generation Dressage.
The Final of five-year-old dressage horses will start at 3.00 pm on Saturday in the WC-Arena in Verden.
-- Verden press release - Photo © LL-foto