The Austrian Equestrian federation is the first association to announce officially the horses which will represent Austria at the 2015 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, on 5 - 9 August 2015. Besides a team of four horses for the traditional classes, Austria will also be fielding two 7-year olds for the CDI 1* class.
Two selection trials were held at Gutenhof in April and June. They consisted of two-day training, observation and selection sessions with Dr. Ulf Moller. The last session was on 9 and 10 June 2015.
The Austrian federation is only allowed to send two horses for age division, like the majority of countries who do not have a big breed society of their own.
The Austrian horses travelling to Verden are:
- Martin Flecher with Figo ZHF, an Oldenburg by Fürstenball
- Peter Gmoser with Banderas, a Hanoverian by Barclay
- Stephanie Dearing with Riano, an Oldenburg by Rock Forever
- Ulrike Prunthaller with Quantum, a Brandenburg-Anhalt by Quaterback
- Reserve: Christian Lanterdinger with Rhea Rubina, an Oldenburg by Rock Forever
CDI1* for former WCYH finalists:
- Stephanie Dearing mit Del Magico, a 7-year old Hanoverian by Dimaggio
- Ulrike Prunthaller with Quarz, a 7-year old Brandenburg-Anhalt by Quaterback
Photo © Petra Kerschbaum
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2015 World Young Horse Championships