Euro Update: Camp, Maurer and Van der Linde Win German Youth Riders Championships

At the 2006 German Youth Riders Championships in Freudenberg, Germany, pony rider Lydia Camp, junior rider Miriam Maurer and young rider Caroline van der Linde claimed the national dressage title and gold medals. In the FEI Pony Division, current European Pony Champion Lydia Camp reigned supreme on Dulcia. She beat silver medallist Louisa Luttgen on Dornik B and bronze medallist Sanneke Rothenberger on Dino P. In the Junior riders division, Miriam Maurer was the best on the Belgian warmblood Quickfire. She stayed ahead of Verena van der Linde on Mitchell and Victoria Michalke on Rubioso N. Young Rider Caroline van der Linde won the gold medal for her rides on Feinsinn NRW. Jessica Werndl and Dinaro got silver, Dirk Viebrock and Muchacho bronze.

Swedish Team Selected for the 2006 World Equestrian Games

The Swedish Equestrian Federation has announced the team that will represent Sweden at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, starting August 20, 2006.

Swedish Chef d'Equipe Elisabet Lundholm selected the following five riders for her team: Jan Brink - Björsells Briar, Patrik Kittel - Dallmayer Promodo, Louise Nathhorst - Guinness, Tinne Vilhelmson - Solos Carex, and reserve is Kristian von Krusenstierna - Wilson.

Fursten Ball Sets Sensational Record at 2006 Vechta Foal Auction

A sensational, historic record has been set yesterday at the 2006 Vechta Foal Auction. The Furst Heinrich x Donnerhall colt Fursten Ball sold for a record price of 110,000 euro to Lone Boegh Henriksen from Denmark. Never before has such a high price been paid for a foal at an auction in Germany. Boegh Henriksen, who is the owner of the superb Hanoverian stallion Rosentanz (Rohdiamant x Sao Paulo), purchased the excellently moving dark bay colt Fursten Ball as a young stallion project.

Boegh Henriksen discovered Fursten Ball in the auction catalogue and fell in love with his photo. Through her German liaison Johannes Westendarp, who trains and competes Rosentanz, they checked out Georg Sieverding's colt and agreed to buy him no matter what price. In a tough bidding duel against Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff, the colt sold to Denmark. Fursten Ball will be renamed into "Furstentanz" and will be reared at Johannes Westendarp's stable in Wallenhorst, Germany. Boegh Henriksen, who is a top Danish real estate agent, also acquired Dr. Rudolfo (Dimaggio x Noble Roi xx) for 12,000 euro.

Blue Hors Romancier Put Down

The Westfalian branded breeding stallion Blue Hors Romancier has passed away on August 10, 2006. The 17-year old stallion fell of the phantom and broke his thigh bone. The fracture was too grave and Romancier had to be put down. Blue Hors Romancier was owned by Blue Hors but was standing at stud at Vita Mølgaard and Steve Thomsen's breeding station in Hjallerup, Denmark, for the 2006 breeding season. Under Lars Petersen, he competed at international small tour level.

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