Verden- The Hanoverian Show Jumping Championships that finished with an amazing victory of Nupafeed’s La Vista and Sandra Auffarth in the division of six-year-olds is one of the attractive highlights of the International Dressage and Show Jumping Festival in Verden.
The Lordanos/For Pleasure-daughter Nupafeed’s La Vista was bred by Sandra Auffahrth’s father Karl-Heinz Auffarth from Ganderkesee, and she had already competed in the Final last year. Both accomplished the fastest round, and the Team Olympic Champion and World Eventing Champion won the yellow-white winner’s sash. Second finished Quinturo by Quaid/Escudo (breeder: Andrea Tietze, Hänigsen) with Karl Brocks. The bay had been one of the most expensive jumping prospects at the Verden Stallion SalesHan. Clintina by Clinton/Nobre xx (breeder: Heinrich Bremer jun., Nöpke) claimed third place. She was ridden by Rolf Moormann.
The five-year-olds had to show up in the jump-off in front of the judges twice. Three stallions dominated the field of horses, born in 2010. PAV Szenario by Stakkato/Calypso II (breeder: Insa Heitzmann, Stolzenau) and Gabriele Heemsoth became Hanoverian Riding Horse Champion with the highest mark. The Contendro/Graf Grannus-son Cimarron (breeder: Zuchthof Pries, Otze) won the silver ribbon. His rider Karl Brocks had discovered the winner of the 2012 Free Jumping Competition at the Stallion Market, had purchased the eagerly jumping dark-brown youngster for his show stable and had won the first of two silver medals this morning. The Celle state stud stallion Diacontinus by Diarado/Contendro (breeder: Klaus Jürgens, Sehnde-Bolzum) had convincingly dominated the field of competitors, however, he was the last starter of the second round and had to accept four penalty points because he knocked one fence and finally finished third with Heiko Tietze.
The crown of the best four-year-old went to the Celle state stud stallion Start up by Stanley/Escudo (breeder: Andrea Tietze, Hänigsen). The black-brown was ridden by Heiko Tietze and convinced with a clear 9. The Vice Champion, Stonehenge by Stolzenberg/Kolibri (breeder: Christian Temme, Mühlen), ridden by Stephan Naber, came in one complete mark behind. Another Stanley-son won the bronze medal, he was also born in Hänigsen: Sweet Temptation by Stanley/Fabriano (breeder: Hans-Heinrich Schmidt, Hänigsen), presented by Sven Rudolph.