Del Piero: 'ein nervenst

by Astrid Appels

The handsome Del Piero and German rider Susan Draper formed a "picture of perfect harmony" as judges Bachinger, Moritz and Verbeek described the combination. Reserve Champion of the 6 year old division at the 1999 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, Del Piero left a clear impression of how a young dressage star should move and be trained.

In 1998 the black Hanoverian stallion by Donnerhall x Matcho AA won the 5 year old stallion class at the German Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. German equestrian magazine St. Georg celebrated Del Piero as a cool and focused top dressage horse that is resistant against the pressure of competition; they called him "ein nervenstŠrk Spitzenpferd".

In Arnhem Del Piero excelled in his well balanced canter and fluid flying changes, which seemed to be a problem for most 6 year olds. Owners Ingo Pare and the American Hilltop Farm, Inc have a great potential in hands with this black star.

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