Euro Update: Hindle Wins Grand Prix Special With Personal Best Score at CDI Braunschweig

British world class performance rider Emma Hindle won the Grand Prix Special with a personal best score at the CDI Braunschweig in Germany . Aboard Brookhouse Stud’s 14-year old Hanoverian licensed stallion Lancet (by Wenzel x Shogun xx), Hindle scored 71,800% and topped the leader board.

“It’s such a pleasure to win in this great atmosphere in the beautiful Volkswagen arena. You have a very knowledgeable audience here and they confirmed the judges’ verdict,” Hindle commented after her winning ride. “Everything went perfect from the start. Lancet was totally on the same wavelength with me; it was a dream to ride him and win.”

Photo courtesy: Fischer/ Gerth - Löwen Classics

Emma and Lancet, who were competing at their first show since December 2006, also placed third in the Grand Prix with a solid 70.625% despite a mistake in the one-tempi’s. The class was won by Russian Alexandra Korelova on the former police-horse Balagur. The Russian duo scored 71.209% in the Grand Prix and went on to win the Kur to Music with 77.950%. On her second horse Cadillac, American Catherine Haddad placed 19th in the Grand Prix with 64.667 % and 9th in the Kur with 67.650%.

Worldly Sold to Xavier Marie's Haras de Hus

The Hanoverian licensed stallion Worldly has been sold to Xavier Marie's Haras de Hus in France. The 10-year old stallion by Weltmeyer out of Boleisa (by Brentano II x Ludendorff) will be trained and competed by De Hus's stable rider Jessica Michel. American owner Elizabeth Page-Lewis, who had leased Worldly to Landgestut Celle, sold her stallion to the French millionaire Marie, who is also known as having been the last owner of the World Champion mare Poetin.

Worldly was the winner of the dressage phase of the 2000 Stallion Performance Testing, scoring 143,20 points, and became overall reserve champion. Under Wolfhard Witte, he placed third in the 4-year old riding horse class at the 2001 Bundeschampionate. As a 6-year old, he placed seventh at the 2003 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses.

Blue Hors Cavan Retired

The Danish owned Hanoverian Grand Prix horse Blue Hors Cavan has been retired from competition at the 2007 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning on March 10, 2007. Flowers and praise were offered to owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and the Blue Hors Stud manager Esben Møller at the show.

"This afternoon, we are saying goodbye to a big athlete, a dressage star who will now be retired," said Jan Pedersen, the president of the Danish warmblood society. "His big career started here in Herning in 1993 and we want to end it, of course, in the same place. There are only 89 registered offspring of Blue Hors Cavan in Denmark, but albeit he is one of the best 5 breeding stallions in the country and produced the gold medal mare Lara Stensvang, who became Mare of the Year. Lara Stesvang was reserve champion in the 2004 Young Horse Championships and the next year, the Blue Horse Cavan offspring Consequent became champion."

Blue Hors Cavan (by Cavalier x Damnatz) is owned by Blue Hors Stud in Randbøl, Denmark, and made his fame as an international Grand prix horse under Lars Petersen and and Andreas Helgstrand. He claimed 49 victories at the Grand Prix level and became four time Danish Dressage Champion. He won 8 World Cup Qualifiers and placed second in the 2002 World Cup Finals.

Maria van den Dungen Wins the 2007 Dutch Indoor Pony Championships

The 13-year old Maria van den Dungen won the 2007 KNHS Dutch Indoor Championships for FEI Pony Riders in Wanroij, The Netherlands, on Saturday evening March 10, 2007. Aboard the German Reitpony stallion Pan Tau B (by Power Star), Van den Dungen scored 68.20% and reigned supreme.

The Amsterdam based Van den Dungen has three world class quality FEI pony's at her disposal, but for the KNHS Indoor Championships she chose to ride her newest acquisition Pan Tau B, which she purchased from German A-team pony rider Louise Luttgen only four weeks ago. Angela Krooswijk and the experienced Power and Paint (by Power Boy) placed second with 67.30%. Van den Dungen and Krooswijk produced far superior rides to the other competitors. The third placed combination, Annarein Kerbert and Cinderella de Bois, achieved a score of 61.70%.