Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer have acquired the 8-year old Bavarian bred Rose of Bavaria as future Grand Prix hopeful for daughter Laura Tomlinson to ride.
Rose of Bavaria is a 2010 born Bavarian mare by Bordeaux out of Rhapsodie (by Florestan x Sir Schölling x Ramiroff). She is bred by Rainer and Heidi Heuschmann.
She was started as a 3-year old by Kerstin Kronaus who presented her in the riding horse tests for two years. The pair finished 16th in the 4-year old warm up round at the 2014 Bundeschampionate.
Rudolf Widmann took over in 2015. He took the mare up to small tour level. They were 12th in the consolation finals at the 2015 Bundeschampionate and 13th in the consolation finals at the 2016 Bundeschampionate. He showed her last at S-level in November 2017.
Rose of Bavaria moved to the Bechtolsheimer yard in the U.K. in August. "I love "Betty" already. She is one hot mama," Laura said about her new ride.
Laura will not be making her debut in the show ring with Rose of Bavaria any time soon, as the 33-year old is pregnant with her third child, a girl, who is due on 16 January 2019.
"I won't be competing now until next spring, but am still riding at home, but (it's) getting less," Laura told Eurodressage. "Lots of home work with Cas (Capri Sonne JR), which has been good, and my chestnut Fallatijn is getting close to Inter II as well, but he's still very hot at shows, so like Alf he will take a bit of time; hopefully not as much time as Alf as I'm desperate to get my ass back to the top!"
Photo © LL-foto
Scores: 2016 Bundeschampionate
Fraulein Florentina and Rose of Bavaria Win 2016 Landshut Bundeschampionate Qualifier
Elysee, Sandokan, Danzarino, Dixel, Donna Regina Win 2015 Bundeschampionate Qualifiers in Nussloch and Moosburg
Scores: 2015 Bundeschampionate
Scores: 2014 Bundeschampionate