The 5-year old Dominy and the 6-year old Florenz became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held in Bülkau on Friday 26 May 2017. A huge field of twenty-six 5-year olds and ten 6-year olds rallyed in Bülkau to earn a ticket to Warendorf and no less than 12 horses achieved the criterium.
The 5-year old L-level dressage horse test was action-packed and Swedish Olympic team rider Therese Nilshagen topped the board with a whopping score of 8.8 on Lodbergen's Bavarian licensed stallion Dominy (by Diamond Hit x Pour Plaisir). The liver chestnut stallion scored 9 for trot, 9.5 for walk, 8.5 for canter, 8 for submission and 9 for general impression. Anne-Kathrin Pohlmeier and Helmut von Fircks' Hanoverian stallion Spotlight (by Sir Donnerhall x Wolkentanz I) were the runners-up with 8.4. The black stallion got 7.5 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 9 for canter, and 8.5 for submission and general impression.
In the 6-year old division, Rieke Schnieder took the Hanoverian stallion Florenz (by Florencio x Sandro Hit) into the winner's circle with 8.3. The dark bay stallion got 8.5 for walk, trot, canter, 7.5 for submission and 8.5 for general impression. Anne Kathrin Pohlmeier finished second once more, this time with the Hanoverian mare Flambeau (by Furstenball x Wolkentanz) on a score of 8.2. the mare earned 8 for trot, 8.5 for walk and canter, 7.5 for submission and 8.5 for general impression.
Results - 2017 Bundeschampionate Qualifier - Bülkau
- 1. Therese Nilshagen - Dominy (by Diamond Hit x Pour Plaisir) - 8.8
- 2. Anne Kathrin Pohlmeier - Spotlight (by Sir Donnerhall x Wolkentanz) - 8.4
- 3. Tessa Frank - Royal Side (by Royal Classic x Riverside) - 8.2.
- 3. Vera Nass - High Motion (by Saint Cyr x Summertime) - 8.2
- 3. Christin Schütte - Bon Coeur (by Benetton Dream x Sandro Hit) - 8.2
- 6. Anne Kathrin Pohlmeier - Dancing Girl (by Dancier x Wolkenstein II) - 8.1
- 6. Wolfhard Witte - Emilio (by Estobar x Don Crusador) - 8.1
- 8. Nadine Husenbeth - Faviola (by Foundation x Weltmeyer) - 8.0
- 9. Uwe Stradtmann - Feeling Good (by Furstenball x Hotline) - 7.6
- 10. Maxi Kira von Platen - Levantino (by Furst Romancier x Royal Diamond) - 7.5
- 10. Marita Pundsack - QC First Look (by Franziskus x Samarant) - 7.5
- 10. Susanne Krohn - Titolas (by Totilas x Stedinger) - 7.5
- 13. Katalin Garrn - Christkind (by Christ x Wanderbusch II) - 7.4
- 13. Rieke Schnieder - Adoro (by Ampere x Donnerschwee) - 7.4
- 15. Christina Stricker - Rufus (by Rock Forever x De Niro) - 7.3
- 16. Meike Vogel - Take Off (by Millennium x Exclusiv) - 7.2
- 17. Ariane Kuhls - Raffaillac (by Rienzi x Belissimo M) - 7.1.
- 17. Tatjana Piontek - Fiona Ma (by Floriscount x His Highness) - 7.1
- 19. Marco Bührig - Ripasso M (by Rotspon x De Niro) - 7.0
- 19. Wolfhard Witte - Don Romanov (Don Schufro x Romanov) - 7.0
- 21. Julia Kristin Heitzmann - Bossa Nova (by Breitling x Lauries Crusador xx) - 6.0
- 21. Maria Charlotte Wist - Tizian (by Totilas x Acorado) - 6.9
- 23. Anne Sophie Kamps - Queen Bee (by Quadroneur x Wolkenstein II) - 6.6
- 24. Lara Johanna Ehlen - Kate Middleton (by Krack C x Hotline) - 6.5
- Tessa Frank - Filius (by Feedback x Rohdiamant) - RET
- Jörn Kubelke - Quinada (by Quasar de Charry x His Highness) - RET
- 1. Rieke Schnieder - Florenz (by Florencio x Sandro Hit) - 8.3
- 2. Anne Kathrin Pohlmeier - Flambeau (by Furstenball x Wolkentanz) - 8.2
- 3. Anne Kathrin Pohlmeier - Dancing Diamond (by Dancier x Wolkenstein II) - 8.1
- 4. Lena Berwe - Rocco Granata (by Rock Forever x Florestan) - 8.0
- 5. Ann Kristin Arnold - Finest Highness (by Fairbanks x His Highness) - 7.4
- 6. Rieke Schnieder - Die Clara von der Weide (by Dancier x Lanthan) - 7.2
- 7. Jennifer Donner - Burberry (by Bonifatius x Wolkentanz) - 7.1
- 8. Marco Bührig - Amidala (by Ampere x Rotspon) - 7.0
- 9. Mira von Daake - Dakota Johnson B (by Davignon x Matcho AA) - 6.9
- 9. Tatjana Piontek - Balidah (by Belissimo M x Florestan) - 6.9
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2017 Bundeschampionate