Sisters Act OLD Moved Home to Max-Theurer's Castle Achleiten

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 20:05
Schneider and Sisters Act at the 2022 CDI Ermelo :: Photo © Astrid Appels

German Olympian Dorothee Schneider has parted ways with triple World YH championship finalist Sisters Act von Rosencarree. The Austrian owned mare has been sent home to Castle Achleiten in Austria to recover from an injury. 

Sisters Act is a 12-year old Oldenburg mare by Sandro Hit out of Prima Nera (by Royal Diamond x Donnerhall x Pik Bube I). She is bred by Silke Pelzer at brood farm Rosencarree. 

Waldmann and Fiebelkorn

Owned by the breeder, the dark bay mare began her competition career under Lena Waldmann in 2016.

By the summer of 2016 Anna Sophie Fiebelkorn took over the ride and became reserve champion at the 2016 Oldenburg young horse championships in Rastede. The pair went on to win the 2016 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf in the 4-year old mare & gelding class.

As Fiebelkorn decided to expand her training business to Australia, the ride on Sisters Act returned to Waldmann in 2017. Waldmann competed her for three more months from April till June

Dorothee Schneider

At the 2017 World YH Championships
In the summer of 2017 he mare sold to Austrian 1980 Olympic champion Elisabeth Max-Theurer.  She put the mare in training with Dorothee Schneider. 

Schneider qualified the mare for the 2017 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo and finished finished fourth. A year later they returned to Ermelo for the 6-year old tests and were sixth. In 2019 they went to Ermelo for the third consecutive time and placed fifth in the 7-year old final. 

In 2020 Schneider qualified the mare for the Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals by scoring 77,122% in Darmstadt. In the Finals in Kronberg they became the reserve champions.  Next year they finished sixth in the 2021 Louisdor Cup Finals for Developing GP Horses. 

Schneider premiered the mare at CDI level in 2022 under the shortened name Sisters Act OLD MT. They premiered at CDI Neu Anspach and went to Donaueschingen, Ermelo, Aarhus, and Stuttgart that year, always finishing in the top five and winning three times. 

In 2023 the pair showed in Lier, Mannhaim, Wiesbaden and Kronberg.

A New Life in Achleiten

At the 2020 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals
(Photo © Stefan Lafrentz)
Sisters Act then disappeared from the show scene and in a recent interview Schneider disclosed that the mare has returned home to Austria. 

Eurodressage reached out to owner Sissy Max-Theurer who said, "she is recovering from a small injury and we hope she will be back soon."

When asked if the mare will return to Dorothee or get a new rider, Sissy replied, "it is not yet decided who will get the ride on Sissy. Maybe I will ride her myself."

Photos © Astrid Appels

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