The 5-year old First Class and the 6-year old Forbes became the winners of the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held in Neuss-Grefrath on Sunday 28 May 2017. A modest group of ten 5-year olds and six 6-year olds competed in two qualifiers for Warendorf.
The 5-year old L-level dressage horse test was won by German junior rider Maike Mende on Jan Peter Hartlef's Hanoverian mare First Class (by Furstenball x Bergamon). The pair scored a total of 8.3 with 8.5 for walk and trot, 7.5 for canter and 8.5 for submission and general impression. Bernd Nöthen and Alexandra Karasch's Hanoverian stallion Dalicanto (by Dancier x Rotspon) were the runners-up with 8.1. The liver chestnut got 7.5 for walk, 8 for trot, 8.5 for canter, 8 for submission and 8.5 for general impression. The 5-year old division had a one foreign pair, Dutch Dinja van Liere on Paul Schockemohle and Joop van Uytert's Hanoverian stallion Total U.S (by Totilas x Sir Donnerhall). They were fourth with 7.5 after the black stallion got 7.5 for walk, 8 for trot and canter, 6.5 for submission and 7.5 for general impression.
German based Spaniard Borja Carrascosa Martinez dominated the the 6-year old division aboard the Hanoverian gelding Forbes (by Fidertanz x Rohdiamant). British born Grand Prix rider Joanne Vaughan, who rides for Georgia, acquired Forbes at the PSI Auction in 2015. Carrascosa and Forbes scored 8.0 with a 7 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 8 for canter and submission and 8.5 for general impression. Marco Sanchez-Fernandez, who rides for Germany, placed second on his own and Mr. Van den Heuvel's Rhinelander gelding Poleggio Boy (by Poleggio x Sandro Hit) with 7.5. The chestnut gelding got 8 for walk and canter, 7 or trot and submission and 7.5 for general impression.
Photos © Mirka Nilkens
Results - 2017 Bundeschampionate Qualifier - Neuss-Grefrath
- 1. First Class (by Furstenball x Bergamon) - Mende,Maike- 8.30
- 2. Dalicanto (by Dancier x Rotspon) - Nöthen,Bernd - 8.10
- 3 Demetrios (by Diamond Hit x Florestan) - Voß,Christina - 7.60
- 4. Quaneur (by Quadroneur x Dionysos) - Weilert,Anna - 7.50
- 4. Total U.S. (by Totilas x Sir Donnerhall) - Liere,Dinja van NED - 7.50
- 6 Zarafin (by Zonik x Rosario) - Növermann,Nicole - 7.40
- 7. HBS Backround (by Boston x Florencio) - Buchwald,Beatrice - 7.30
- 7. Quintylian HB (by Quaterhall x Sandro Classic) - Fernandez-Sanchez,Marco - 7.30
- 9. Friedrich T (by Fidertanz x Sandro Hit) - Tempel,Ina - 6.80
- Rocher B (by Rock Forever x Lissabon) - Pfeiffer,Martin - RET
- 1. Forbes (by Fidertanz x Rohdiamant) - Carrascosa Martinez,Borja - 8.00
- 2. Poleggio-Boy VDH (by Poleggio x Sandro Hit) - Fernandez-Sanchez,Marco - 7.50
- 3. Dolce Vita (by Dannebrog x Hohenstein) - Erbe,Hannah - 7.40
- 4. Lady Carnaby (by Lord Carnaby x Ehrentusch) - Frenzen,Michelle - 7.30
- 4. Freixenet K (by Feedback x Lavauzelle AA) - Keus,Andre - 7.30
- 6. D'Liza (by Don Frederico x Wolkentanz ) - Stremler,Beata - 7.2
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2017 Bundeschampionate