The chique chestnut mare Schickeria won the 5-year old Dressage Horse test at the first Bundeschampionate qualifier of the 2010 show season. Hosted at the gigantic Massener Heide equestrian centre in Unna-Massen, this qualifier had a small number of entries in the 5 and 6-year old division but featured several highlight horses.
The top three placed 5-year olds were of high quality. Helen Langehanenberg won the class with the Westfalian bred Schickeria (by Sir Donnerhall x Weltmeyer). This long legged chestnut mare, which was acquired by Austrian Sissy Max-Theurer at the 2008 Westfalian Elite Auction for 355,000 euro, has a very good hind leg and three superb basic gaits. The combination scored 8.2 and topped the leader board.
Claudia Rüscher finished second with the gorgeous licensed stallion Schumacher (by Stedinger x Weltmeyer). The black stallion has major quality in his basic gaits and good engagement from behind. He scored 8.1 and beat Nadine Plaster on the hot but talented mare Donna Charian (by Don Schufro x Rotspon). Owned by British Charlotte Lassetter and Pferd24, this potential German candidate for the 2010 World Young Horse Championships slotted in third with 8.0.
Two out of four 6-year olds obtained a qualification score for the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. The winner of the class was Helen Langehanenberg on the black Westfalian Santa's Little Dream (by Santa Cruz x Cambridge) with 8.3. They ranked well ahead of second placed Eiko Eggers on the liver chestnut Oldenburg gelding Ramannt (by Revan x Weltmeyer). The duo achieved a score of 8.00.
5-year old Dressage Horse Test
- 1. Helen Langehanenberg - Schickeria - 8.20
- 2. Claudia Rüscher - Schumacher - 8.10
- 3. Nadine Plaster - Donna Charian - 8.00
- 4. Ann-Christin Wienkamp - Fatheema - 7.70
- 5. Christiane Ulmker - Eastwood - 7.60
- 5. Helen Langehanenberg - Rangano - 7.60
- 7. Christopher Ifland - Wontogga - 7.50
- 8. Andrea Ulmker - Ehrgeiz - 7.40
- 8. Jenny Kitzing - Rex Peter - 7.40
6-year old Dressage Horse Test
- 1. Helen Langehanenberg - Santa’s little Dream- 8.30
- 2. Eiko Eggers - Ramannt - 8.00
- 3. Tanja Ernst - Rose Magic - 7.70
- 4. Marion Wiebusch - So Nice - 7.60
Photo © Barbara Schnell
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