Euro Update: Werth Grabs the Money at CDI Zurich

Not wanting to miss out on the huge purse of money (21,000 €) offered at the CDI Zurich in Switzerland, Isabell Werth decided to compete at two shows in one weekend. With Polano she competed unsuccessfully in Amsterdam, but fortunately, her flights back and forth did produce some money. Aboard Apache OLD (by Alabaster), who was trailered to Zurich by jumper rider Ludger Beerbaum, she won the Grand Prix and Kur. American Catherine Haddad placed fourth in the Grand Prix. Aboard Maximus JSS (by May Sherif) she scored 68.611%. Only three riders were allowed to ride the freestyle.

"Apache is really a sweet horse. Sometimes he can be a bit stubborn, but when it really comes to matter, he's focuses. In his way, he's a reliable horse," Werth said.

Bonita, Price Highlight at 2007 Hanoverian Winter Auction

Bonita became the price highlight of the 2007 Hanoverian Winter Auction in Verdern on January 27, 2007. The bay mare by Baroncelli x Hitchcock x Windhuk sold for 88,000 to the Baden Wurttemberg area.

In total 128 horses sold over the auction, achieving an average price of 14,320 euro, which is a record for this Verden Winter Auction. The biggest foreign buyer was the U.S.A which purchased 13 horses, followed by Italy with 10 horses, 9 went to Sweden and 8 to Spain.

Frank Mohr's Lancelott Sold to Nadine Capellmann

German WEG Team rider Nadine Capellmann has added a new FEI prospect to her impressive collection of horses. Capellmann acquired Frank Mohr's Rhinelander gelding Lancelott in December. The bay gelding was brought to her attention by her trainer Holger Schmezer after the 2006 Bundeschampionate.

Under Mohr, Lancelott placed third in the 6-year old finals at the 2006 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. In the Finals, Mohr totaled 8.54 points on Lancelott recieving 9.5 for trot, 8.5 for canter and 7.2 for walk.

Dutch Dressage Teams for 2007 Announced

The Dutch Equestrian Federation announced the combinations which have been submitted to the A and B-teams for the 2007 show season. Following a team selection trial in Maren-Kessel last weekend, senior chef d'equipe Sjef Janssen awas able to assemble new teams based on performances from last year and at the trial.

Grand Prix A-team

  • Marlies van Baalen – Relevant
  • Kirsten Beckers – Broere Jazz and Broere Montecristo
  • Edward Gal – Gribaldi
  • Anky van Grunsven – Salinero, Krack C and Painted Black
  • Laurens van Lieren – Hexagon’s Ollright
  • Imke Schellekens-Bartels – Sunrise

Grand Prix B-team

  • Marlies van Baalen – Kigali
  • Bart Bax - Krawall
  • Patricia Callaghan – Joy
  • Adelinde Cornelissen – Parzival
  • Marie-José Hulsman – Le Montrachet
  • Hans Peter Minderhoud – Exquis Nadine
  • Alex van Silfhout – Luxfom’s Nimbly
  • Anne van Uytert-Franssen – Lucky Times

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