Euro Update: Victoria Max-Theurer Wins it All at Home Show in Achleiten

Austrian national dressage champion Victoria Max-Theurer won all FEI classes at her home show at the CDI Achleiten in Rohr, Austria. Set at castle Achleiten, Max-Theurer won the Grand Prix kur tour with her WEG mount Falcao (by Feiner Stern) scoring 70.083% and 71.600%. Max-Theurer, however, stole the show with her new mount August der Starke who has all the assets to become a world class star. The bold bay stallion by Argentinus has phenomenal movements and is getting his Grand act well together. He won the special tour scoring 70.375% and 70.720%. In the small tour, "Vici" won the Prix St Georges and Intermediaire I with her own bred Augustin, an offspring of August der Starke. (View Scores)

Team Sweden and Swedish Emma Karlsson Win Gold at 2007 Nordic Baltic Championships

The Swedish dressage team and the Swedish Emma Karlsson won the gold medal at the 2007 Nordic Baltic Team Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The team result for Sweden was 67,014 %. Finland placed s second with 63,458 %.

"It was a pleasant task to judge this class," said Mr Jean-Michel Roudier, FEI O-judge from France. "All the participants rode over 61 % and we saw some really nice work from many relatively inexperienced Grand Prix riders. Five of the participating ten riders also reached 64 % which means that they now have one of the qualifying results needed for the European Championships."

Swedish Emma Karlsson won the individual championship with her mare Faradera. The pair scored 71.450% in the Grand Prix kur to music. Silver went to last year's bronze-medallist Swedish Camilla Toll with Rainman (71.100%) while the bronze was claimed by Finnish Nina Pölönen with Sans Soucis (67.200%).

"Faradera was more relaxed and concentrated today than on Friday or Saturday. We got good rhythm to the Freestyle programme," said Emma Karlsson after winning the first ever individual medal. She has been riding Faradera since it turned four, but the owner of Faradera (Camilla Toll) used to compete with it before. This was sixth competition at Grand Prix level for 11-year old mare together with Emma Karlsson. (Read Article)

Short List of Dutch Horses for 2007 World Young Horse Championships

The KWPN society announced the short list of six 5 and 6-year olds from which the definite team of five per age category will be picked for the 2007 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, August 2-5, 2007.

The short listed 5-year olds are:

  • Johnson (by Jazz) - Hans Peter Minderhout
  • Vivaldo (by Polansky) - Mirelle van Kemenade-Witlox
  • Voice (by De Niro) - Imke Schellekens-Bartels
  • Vanegro (by Negro) - Liseon Kamper
  • Vironia (by Oscar) - Christa Laarakkers
  • Vontango B (by Contango) - Madeleine Witte-Vrees

The short listed 6-year olds are:

  • Broere Ufo (by Metall) - Kirsten Beckers
  • United (by Krack C) - Edward Gal
  • Ucelli T (by Olivi) - Hans Peter Minderhout
  • Ulysse (by Jazz) - Esther Blok
  • Uphill (by Oscar) - Emmelie Scholtens
  • Uzzo (by Lancet) - Patrick van der Meer

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