Photo Report: Giesselmann Tops National Grand Prix at 2016 CDI-W Neumunster

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:29
2016 CDI-W Neumunster

The 2016 World Cup qualifier in Neumunster kicked off on Thursday 18 February 2016 with the 1* international Prix St Georges, which was won by Jessica von Bredow-Werndl. On Friday 19 February seventeen Grand Prix riders took the ring for a national GP class , which was won by Jan Dirk Giesselmann on his home bred Real Dancer.

Giesselmann and the 12-year old Hanoverian Real Dancer (by Rubin Royal x De Niro) have been a solid pair across the levels. The duo represented Germany at the World Young Horse Championships and has been chiselling a few years at the Grand Prix movements with scores gradually increasing year by year. The rise in their scores was recently recognized by the Hanoverian society, which has bestowed the FRH suffix to Real Dancer as a sports ambassador for the Hanoverian breed.

In Neumunster, Giesselmann convinced the panel of five judges of which four ranked him first with a total of 73.320%; far ahead of runner-up Fabienne Lutkemeier on her mother's 9-year old Bavarian bred Fabregaz (by Florestano x Ragazzo). They posted 69.580% on the board.

The best performing non-German in the class was Swiss Marcela Krinke-Susmelj on her rising Grand Prix horse, the 11-year old Danish bred Smeyers Sopran (by Soprano x Akinos). They scored 63.380%.

Photos © LL-foto

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Scores 2016 CDI-W Neumunster