At the 2017 Grafschafter Horse Sport Festival in Haftenkamp, Germany, one Bundeschampionate qualification class was being held for 6-year old dressage horses. On Friday 19 May 2017 eighteen horses competed in the M-level dressage horse test to earn a ticket to the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf in September.
Frederic Wandres and Gestut Ammerland's Oldenburg stallion Fior (by Furstenball x Sandro Hit) reigned sumpreme with an 8.4 total score, staying far ahead of all competition. Judges Lammers, Scheermann, Straube-Thiel and Egbers rewarded the dark bay stallion with 8 for walk, 9 for trot, 8.5 for canter, 8 for submission and 8.5 for general impression.
Young Rider Alexa Westendarp steered her father's Hanoverian mare Four Seasons (by Furstenball x Fidertanz) to a second place with 8.1. The black mare got 8 for walk, 9 for trot, 7 for canter, 8.5 for submission and 8 for general impression.
Four combinations tied in third place with 8.0: Claudia Ruscher and her father's Holsteiner stallion Champagner (by Catoo x Aljano) got 7.5 for walk, 8 for trot, 9 for canter, 7.5 for submission and 8 for general impression. Melanie Tewes and Dressage Performance Centre Lodbergen's Oldenburg gelding Faradai (by Furstenball x Lanciano) earned 7.5 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 8 for canter, submission and general impression. Tessa Frank and Helmut von Fircks' Hanoverian stallion First Choice (by Fidertanz x De Niro) got 8 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 7.5 for canter and submission and 8.5 for general impression. Frederic Wandres and Hof Kasselmann's Furstenfee (by Furstenball x Donnerhall) scored 8 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 7.5 for canter and submission and 8.5 for general impression.
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Results - 2017 Bundeschampionate Qualifier - Haftenkamp
6-year olds - Group 1
- 1. Frederic Wandres - Fior (by Fürstenball x Sandro Hit) - 8.4
- 2. Alexa Westendarp - Four Seasons (by Fürstenball x Fidertanz) - 8.1
- 3.Claudia Ruscher - Champagner (by Catoo x Aljano) - 8.0
- 3. Melanie Tewes - Faradai (by Fürstenball x Lanciano ) - 8.0
- 3. Tessa Frank - First Choice (by Fidertanz x DeNiro) - 8.0
- 3. Frederic Wandres - Fürstenfee (by Fürstenball x Donnerhall) - 8.0
- 7. Sandra Kotter - Danzador (by Diamond Hit x Lauries Crusador xx) - 7.7
- 7. Hermann Burger - Lightning C (by Lorenzio x Florencio) - 7.7
- 7. Andreas Senge - Radisson (by RockForever x Sevillanoxx) - 7.7
- 10. Manuel Dominguez Bernal - Langley (by L'Espoir x Rimini) - 7.6
- 10. Nicole Wego - Budhi (by Bordeaux x Likoto xx) - 7.6
- 12. David Lessnig - Vilano (by Vitalis x Fidermark) - 7.5
- 13. Eva Niklova - Dallas (by Desperados x Rubinstein) - 7.1
- 13. Carde Meyer - Surabaya M (by San Amour x Davignon) - 7.1
- 15. Matthias Krug - Fürstenball's Collier (by Fürstenball x Donnerhall) - 6.7
- 16. Jenny Kitzing - Fair Lady (by FirstSelection x Mythos) - 6.4
- 17. Dietmar Hax - Lessino (by LordLoxley x LancerII) - 6.3
- Kiri Tippens - Weiheglanz (by United x Sandro Hi) - ELI
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2017 Bundeschampionate