The Austrian Equestrian Federation has selected the horses will have qualified to represent Austria at the 2014 World Championships for young dressage horses in Verden, Germany, on 7 - 10 August 2014. Austria is eligible to send four horses to Verden, two per age category.
The Austrian selection system this year was based on two observation trials and training sessions with German trainers Dr. Ulf Möller and Christoph von Daehne. The final session took place last week, during which the long listed Austrian combinations were trained on the first day and had to ride a test on the second.
Möller and von Daehne recommended the following pairs to the Austrian federation, which were then selected:
Austrian 5-year olds
- Stephanie Dearing - Riano, an Oldenburg stallion by Rock Forever x Weltmeyer
- Sandra Kopf - Destiny, an Oldenburg stallion by Desperados x Sandro Hit
Austrian 6-year olds
- Stephanie Dearing - Del Magico, a Hanoverian stallion by Dimaggio x Feinbrand
- Ulrike Prunthaler - Quarz, a Brandenburger stallion by Quaterback x Rubinstein Noir
Photo courtesy Auheim
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2014 World Young Horse Championships