Hubertus Schmidt's Bonamour and Nicole Wego's San Ravello have withdrawn from competing in the 2019 Louisdor Cup Finals, the German Championships for Developing Grand Prix Horses.
The 2019 Louisdor Cup Finals will take place at the CDI-W Frankfurt on 19 - 22 December 2019.
Bonamour and San Ravallo Out
Schmidt and Dong Seon Kim's 9-year old Westfalian stallion Bonamour (by Bonifatius x Rousseau) qualified for the Finals by placing second in the first qualifier at Horses & Dreams in Hagen with 72.605%. They went on to win the qualifier in Munich with a whopping 76.349%.
Hof Kasselmann's assistant trainer Nicole Wego qualified Ullrich Kasselmann's 10-year old Rhinelander San Ravallo (by San Amour x Ravallo) in Munich, where she was second with 71.977% behind Schmidt and Bonamour.
Both horses have been withdrawn. San Ravallo has been sold and his rider Nicole Wego is currently no longer riding as she is pregnant with her first child.
Rebroff and Dior Step In
This has created room for two new combinations that have scored the highest of all non-qualified participants to substitute.
Hof Kasselmann's long-time rider Insa Hansen will be going to Frankfurt with Jamie White's 10-year old Rhinelander gelding Rebroff (by Robespierrot x Oula Owl xx). The former PSI auction horse scored 69.209% and placed fourth at the Munich qualifier.
The second substitute is David Leßnig with Heinrich Ramsbrock's 10-year old Westfalian gelding Dior (by Desperados). They were seventh in the Hagen qualifier with 70.395% and 6th in Oldenburg with 68.767%
Competing in Frankfurt in the 2019 Louisdor Cup Finals are:
- Jessica von Bredow-Werndl - Ferdinand BB
- Insa Hansen - Rebroff
- Emma Kanerva - Aperol
- Senta Kirchhoff - L'Arbuste OLD
- Ingrid Klimke - Bluetooth OLD
- David Leßnig - Dior
- Dorothee Schneider - Quantum Vis MW and Mister-C 2
- Thomas Wagner - Dark Pearl OLD
- Lena Waldmann - Fiderdance
- Pia Wischerath - Science Fiction
- Kira Wulferding - Soiree d'Amour OLD
Photos © Astrid Appels