Euro Update: Kasselmann to Take British Young Horse & Breeding Champ Masterclass

The masterclass at the 2008 British Dressage Young Horse & Breeding Championships is an opportunity to learn from two of the leading producers of young dressage horses in the world.

Germany’s Ullrich Kasselmann (pictured) will be working with the Kasselmann stable manager Dr Ulf Möller and British international rider Emile Faurie during the gala evening on Saturday 30 August at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Bucks, from 6.15pm until about 10pm.

The Kasselmann team is perhaps most famous for its annual Performance Sales International (PSI) auction, regarded as the most prestigious auction of dressage horses in the world. Emile worked there in the early 1980s helping to prepare youngsters for the sales. They have a total of around 180 horses in training and hosted the 2005 European Dressage Championships.

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French Horses Selected for the 2008 World Young Horse Championships

French chef d'equipe Alain Franqueville was able to select the French young horses that will represent France at the 2008 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, July 31 - August 3, 2008. Based on the results of the CDI Vierzon selection trial, Franqueville chose the following horses:

5-year olds:

  • Dame de Hus (aka Donna Cortina - 2007 reserve Bundeschampion)
    Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico x Castro
    Rider: Jessica Michel
    Owner: Haras de Hus
  • Wakensho (Verden Auction horse, October 2007)
    Hanoverian by Wolkentanz x Hohenstein
    Rider: Sylvie Corellou
    Owner: Vanina Nayrolles

6-year olds

  • Noble Dream (French Champion 2006, 2007, bronze medal 2007 WCYH)
    Oldenburg mare by Caprimond x Donnerhall
    Rider: Jessica Michel
    Owner : Laura Dallara.
  • Vepper
    Dutch warmblood by Future x Ferro
    Rider: Stephanie Collomb
    Owner: Eurl de Saint Vincent

Trakehner Stallion Latimer Gelded and Out of German Young Riders Team

The renowned licensed Trakehner stallion Latimer has been castrated following an inguinal l hernia. The 12-year old gorgeous black stallion had to be immediately gelded and is now only available via frozen semen. The stallion also went lame and rider Theresa Wahler lost her spot on the German Young Riders Team.

Latimer (by Saint Cloud x Caprimond x Sokrates.) is born in 1996 and got licensed in Neumunster in 1998. He placed third in the Stallion Performance Test in Adelheisdorf, Germany. In 2000, he became the German Young Horse Champion as a 4-year old under Hans Jurgen Armbrust. He then disappeared from the show scene to reappear years later under Nuno Palma de Santos and as a small tour horse with the owner's daughter Theresa Wahler. The pair finished third at the 2005 and 2008 Preis der Besten and made it on the 2008 German Young Riders Team.

Unfortunately, due to lameness of the stallion, they were replaced by Ann Kirsten Dornbacht on Gryffindor just days before the departure to the 2008 European Young Riders Championships in Portugal.

Follow the 2008 European Junior/Young Rider Championships at Eurodressage

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