Verden - Today the first Qualifier for the six year old dressage horses was won by Doubleyou W and Laura Stigler. The very elegant and talented gelding got a total of 9.28 and beat the World Champion 2012 Sa Coeur. The day started off with bad luck for the Dutch. One of their best horses Duval's Capri Sonne Jr., last year's bronze medallist, was not fit to compete. Due to a minor injury he didn't pass the vet-check this morning. The first qualifier for the six year old dressage horses started this morning with the last year's World Champion Sa Coeur (Sir Donnerhall I x Don Davidoff). Eva Möller rode a faultless test with the sympatic gelding. Sa Coeur could be more uphill but was very loose and showed a perfect walk. The pair got the highest marks so far by the judges Judet (FRA), Van Daele (BEL), Zang (USA) and Phillips (GBR): 9.0 (trot) – 9.6 (walk) – 8.8 (canter) – 9.0 (submission) – 9.3 (general impression), total score of 9.14 points, second place in the Qualifier.
The Rheinland-bred stallion Lord Carnaby (by Lord Loxley x Rocket Star) was a a striking horse. Although a bit short in the neck he showed uphill and elastique gaits. Beatrice Buchwald from Germany rode the impressive stallion to 9.08 points. The second group was won by Sandiego (Sancisco x Davignon I) (8.98). Carola Koppelmann and the Mecklenburger gelding were highly rewarded in walk and canter and got 9.2 for general impression. The Oldenburg gelding Diamigo (Dimaggio x Freudenprinz) was a notable horse in the second group. The horse ridden by Helen Langehanenberg moved powerful and got only 8.06 points.
After the third group Laura Stigler and the Hanovarian bred Doubleyou W (Don Romantic x Rohdiamant) took the lead. The bay gelding is an elegant, blood-type horse with a light-footed and tactful trot (9.4), a very good walk (9.0) and strong, uphill canter (9.8). The whole test had an uphill tendancy and everything looked easy. Total score 9.28. In the end this was the winning score. In this group Vitalis (KWPN stallion by Vivaldi x D-Day) and his American rider Charlotte Jorst were a striking appearance. Jorst was clearly happy with here ride and she was truly right, they had a faultless test and the stallion showed a great rideability (8.24 and six place so far).
The fourth group was dominated by the beautiful mare Damon's Delorange (Damon Hill x Rubin-Royal) under Helen Langehanenberg. The Westphalian mare had an elegant trot and a tremendous canter (9.8), final score 9.12 and the third place.
The fifth and last group was won by Coco-Chanel (Sandreo x San Remo). Dutch Patrick van der Meer rode this elegant KWPN mare to 8.26 and the eighth place.
Twelve horses were placed directly for the final on Sunday. The others will have a second change tomorrow in the small final, the three best of them will be placed for the final.
Small Final For The Five Year Olds
Floricello (s. Florencio) was tonight at the World Championships the clear winner of the small final. With a 9.7 for the trot and 8.9 for general impression and 8.8 in total the stallion under his Danish rider Andreas Helgstrand was better then the very talented Zick Flower (by Zack) (8.22) ridden by Allan Gron, Denmark. The KWPN-studbook got a sixth participant for the finals, because Jessica Michel rode the beautiful Don Juan de Hus to third place.
1. Floricello 2 (Florencio I x Dormello) Andreas Helgstrand 9.7 - 7.8 - 8.8 - 8.8 - 8.9 - 8.80
2. Zick Flower (Zack x Romanov Blue Hors) Allan Gron 9.0 - 6.2 - 8.9 - 8.5 - 8.5 - 8.22
3. Don Juan de Hus (Jazz x Krack C) Jessica Michel 9.4 - 7.5 - 8.0 - 7.8 - 8.3 - 8.20
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