Euro Update: Kittel and Nathhorst Win Big at CDI Falsterbo

Swedish Louise Nathhorst Patrik Kittel were the big tour winners on home turf at the CDI Falsterbo in Sweden. Kittel and the German owned Dallmayer Promodo won the Grand Prix Kur to Music with a 73.7%. In the absence of Jan Brink and Bjorsells Briar; Louise Nathhorst had free reign to win the Grand Prix (69.3%) and Special (70%) aboard Guinness. For the Kur to Music, Nathhorst saddled Guinness' son Isidor and placed second with him.

Via a final selection trial at the CDI Falsterbo, the Swedish Equestrian Federation was able to select the combinations that will represent Sweden at the 2006 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany.

The selected 5-year olds are Santana (Oldenburg stallion, Sandro Hit x Rubinstein) - Minna Telde; Hermes (SWB stallion, Rambo x Urbino) - Anna Svanberg; and Don Dorn (SWB stallion, Don Schufro x Democritos) - Mattias Jansson. The reserve is Channon (SWB stallion, Rubignon x Mazarin) - Camilla Lindh

The selected 6-year olds are Gicea (SWB mare, Rambo x Urbino) - Anna Svanberg; Bomerang (SWB gelding, Bolero x Anart) - Britt-Marie Henningsson-Ivarsson; and Tellwell (SWB gelding, Tip Top x Bayard) - Birgitta Kjellin. The reserve is Fleurie (GER mare, Florestan x Akzent II) - Stefan Jansson.

Spanish Conquest at CDI Vierzon

More European riders were cooking in the sun at the CDI Vierzon in central France. Yet, as the Spanish are used to such heat wave temperatures, they were able to rise to the occassion and win it all in the big tour. Beatriz Ferrer Salat won the Grand Prix aboard Beauvalais with 73.260%. She continued her string of success by claiming victory in the Special as well. The kur was dominated by Rafael Soto and Invasor, who achieved 77.95%.

Flamur Passed Away

The NRW licensed stallion Flamur has passed away in a tragic accident on July 13, 2006. The 3-year old stallion fractured his neck falling down and died instantly. The Rhinelander branded Flamur is by Furst Heinrich out of Pique Fleur (by Pik Bube I x Romadour II x Abhang II). He is bred by Heidi Seerden and was prepared for the licensing at Heinrich Ramsbrock's stable. Flamur got licensed at the 2005 Westfalian/Rhinelander stallion licensing in Munster, where he finished in the champion's ring but he did not become premium stallion

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