Special Edition, New Ride for Jessica Krieg

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 22:16
German Dressage News

Former European pony champion and multiple pony gold medal winning rider Jessica Krieg has found her junior rider's horse. The 14-year old Krieg acquired the now 6-year old Special Edition, a dark bay gelding by Sir Donnerhall I x Rubinstein.

Jessica Krieg, who won team silver, individual test gold and kur silver at the 2010 European Pony Championships and team gold and kur bronze at the 2011 European Pony Championships, is still eligible to ride ponies one more year, but she has become too tall for them and decided to make the switch to horses for the 2012 show season.

The Krieg family discovered Special Edition in the stables of Laura Bechtolsheimer in the United Kingdom. The dark bay has been trained up the levels slowly and will now be prepared for the junior rider's tour by Krieg's trainer Stephanie

"Spezi is a wonderful type. He's compact and very rideable," said Jessica. "When he arrived here he was quite nervous. He seemed to miss his mates as he doesn't like to be alone. We first gave him a big stall with paddock in a quiet area of the barn but that wasn't his thing. Mrs Meyer-Biss believes that he preferred to be outside with the ponies and that was it. He's been very happy ever since. Because I still have to learn much, Mrs Meyer-Biss will start his training first and I'll ride him regularly," she explained.

Photo © Barbara Schnell

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