It doesn't happen very often that the German-Dutch hegemony in dressage is broken by a "foreigner". Lately, Swedish Jan Brink is the only one who can defeat Dutch 'perma-champ' Anky van Grunsven and the German team riders. At the first Kampmann Cup Qualifier of the 2006 show season in Dortmund, Germany, French dressage rider Karen Tebar surprised everyone by rising to the top in the Grand Prix Special and winning the class with 74.00%. Aboard Falada (by Forrest xx), Tebar bested a field of twelve riders. Isabell Werth and Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff completed the top three.
Danish Lone Jorgensen continues her string of success down in Spain at the Sunshine Tour CDI. Aboard her experienced Ludewig G (by Lagoheider), she easily beat the other 53 returning, up-and-coming or B listed dressage riders in the Grand Prix with 71.833%. In the Grand Prix Kur to Music she outclasses the rest with 74,78%, a full two percent ahead of British Richard Davison on Hiscox Karachi.
The Oldenburg breeding stallion Donnerschwee has passed away at the beginning of March. The 17-year old Oldenburg stallion suffered from a heart condition which caused a colick attack. His owners, Britta Budeus-Wiegert & Richard Wiegert of Gestut Bornmühle, had to humanely put down the stallion. "We're very sad because he couldn't enjoy his pension with us for very long," Britta Wiegert said.
The FEI announced today that the 2006 European Pony Championships will move from Fontainebleau (France) to Saumur (France). The FEI Executive committee approved tha change of venu in their board meeting on March 6-7, 2006, in Lausanne.
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Horsesdaily Scoresource: CDI Dortmund, Germany
Lone Jorgensen Wins Grand Prix Special at Norten Hardenberg
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Scores Sunshine Tour CDI, Spain