Embryoauction.com offers up for auction an embryo by the talented stallion For Romance I out of the mare Donna Musica, the half-sister of dressage superstar Desperados FRH, who became the individual bronze medalist and team gold winner at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under Kristina Bröring-Sprehe last week.
For 12-year old German team first-timer Lucie-Anouk Baumgürtel the 2016 European Pony Championships will be memorable for life. On her German team debut, Baumgurtel won team and individual test gold, and today she topped it with her another gold for her kur to music performance at the Vilhelmsborg national equestrian centre in Denmark on Sunday 21 August 2016. The silver went to German Tabea Schroer, while Denmark's Louise Christensen got bronze.
The 4-year old Oosterbroek Fenix, the 5-year old Odonker S and the 6-year old Turfhorst Pippin's Pride became the winners of the 2016 Dutch Young Pony Championships on Saturday 20 August 2016. The Dutch Young Pony Championships are the culmination after a series of national selection trials and they are held annually in Kootwijk, The Netherlands.
German Lucie-Anouk Baumgürtel and her 11-year old buckskin Massmiliano were the overnight leaders in the individual test and did not loose their firm grip on the first place and individual gold medal at the 2016 European Pony Championships in Vilhelmsborg, Denmark, on Saturday 20 August 2016. Silver went to Inga Katharina Schuster and bronze to Denmark's Louise Christensen.
The competition continued at the 2016 European Pony Championships in Vilhelmsborg, Denmark, on Friday 19 August 2016 with the first group of riders contesting the individual test for the first set of individual medals. Germany drew unfavourably and all four riders had to go in the first group, but they performed above par. The 12-year old pony sensation Lucie-Anouk Baumgurtel took the lead once more.
Germany freewheeled to team gold at the 2016 European Pony Championships in Vilhelmsborg, Denmark, on Thursday 18 August 2016. The German pony girls covered the first, second, fifth and ninth place in the team championship and secured a more than 5% lead to the silver medal winning home team of Denmark. The Netherlands still grabbed bronze with only three riders and no scratch score for their team.
I was quite intrigued by the article I read on dressage in the International New York Times on my flight back home from 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. NY Times author James Hill presented a simplistic and almost derogatory view on our sport with a touch of so called humour. While there...