Poetin, a Russian Tsarina

Sat, 09/09/2000 - 00:00
2000 Bundeschampionate

Poetin, a 3-year-old Brandenburg bred mare, named after the current President of Russia, was heralded as best young dressage horse running at the entire 2000 Bundeschampionate.

Sired by Sandro Hit out a Brentano II dam, Poetin was presented by Hanoverian master Heinz-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen. The three best horses of the 3-year-old mare class were to be ridden by the two guest riders, namely Susanne Miesner and Wolfgang Schmidt-Heinen. It was obvious that Poetin dominated her class.

Owned by the Berlin/Brandeburg State Stud, Poetin is a true reflection of her father Sandro Hit: elegance, rhythm and power. Thanks to her perfect conformation (score 9.0), the mare moves like the best. The judges believed that the walk was her least gait and gave her 'only' a 8.5, but in trot the mare absolutely excelled (9.0), while her uphill canter (9.0) made the audience go "ah".

The only minor point about this mare was that tension built up regularly, so that in walk, for instance, she became a little short on occassion.

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