Astrix Marches to Second Gold and World Champion's Title by Winning 6-Year Old Finals

Check out's coverage of the 2011 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses! Emmelie Scholtens and the licensed Dutch warmblood stallion Astrix marched to their second world championship gold medal by winning the 6-year old finals at the 2011 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany, on Sunday noon 7 August 2011. The wonderful Dutch combination renewed their title with much bravura but had Uta Gräf and Damon Jerome H on their heels. Dorothee Schneider and St. Emilion completed the top three. As the six-year old finals test has a high degree of technical difficulty with two walk pirouettes and four flying changes as well as many tempo differences, the scores are traditionally not as spectacular for this age category as with the 5-year olds. Scholtens and Astrix became the World Champions with an 8.7 for score, still definitely not too shabby, but her ride was not mistake free. See complete coverage and results at