Saturday morning 4 August 2012 was the moment for the second chance for the six year old horses to qualify for the 2012 World Young Horse Championships final. Two horses from Sweden and one Westfalian, which represents the United States, managed to finish in the top three and move onwards to the Finals on Sunday.
Winner of today’s consolation final was the powerful dark bay Tabasco under Anna Svanberg (breeder: Ingrid Lundberg Persson, owner: Lundberg Persson and Verbena AB). Yesterday the Topaasch x Sack-offspring scored a 7.9 in total. This horse has an impressive mechanism in the front but seems to be a little bit slow from behind. Today he won with his walk which was rewarded with 9.2. So together with 7.8 (trot), 8.4 (canter), 7.5 (submission) and 8.4 (overall impression) it totalled 8.26.
Second was the Swedish mare Barcelona by Figaro R x Bernstein (breeder: Gränsbo Stutteri, owner: Per Runesson) with Mia Runesson. Yesterday the mare had some passagey steps in her trot work which was downscored to with 7.3. Today it was an 8.5. Together with the scores for walk (8.5), canter (8.0), 7.6 (submission) and 8.4 (overall impression) she averaged 8.2.
Westfalian bred Florentinus by Florestan x Londonderry (breeder: ZG Möhle, owner: Gestüt Letter Berg) under Jennifer Hoffmann was third. Florentinus was reserve Bundeschampion in 2011 and also participated in the Verden finals. In the first qualifier he seemed to be not really in front of the aids. Today he scores 8.0 in trot, 8.5 in walk, 8.2 in canter, 7.8 in submission and 8.3 for the overall impression which added up to an 8.16 in total.
These three are the horses we will see again in tomorrow’s six year old finals at 11.45 am.
Text by Dominique Wehrmann for Eurodressage
Photo © Astrid Appels
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2012 World Young Horse Championships