The Hamburg Derby has been known as the dressage competition where the top three winning riders in the Grand Prix, spend Sunday trading their horses (second string Grand Prix horses) to see who is the best rider of the three. On the first day of competition Thursday, May 29, 2014: first place went to Minna Telde riding Santana - Hanoverian (Sandro Hit x Rubinstein) from Sweden winning the CDI4 with a score of 73.875%. Second place went to Mikala Münter Gundersen and My Lady owned by Janne H. Rumbough and Mikala Münter Gundersen, a Danish Warmblood (Michellino x Itterstern ) scoring a 71.700% and third place went to Lars Petersen riding Mariett, owned by Marcia Pepper and Lars Petersen, a Danish Warmblood (Come Back x Sidney) who scored a 70.000%. The first Grand Prix decided the qualifications for the Grand Prix Special, or Grand Prix Kür for Deutschen Dressur-Derby: three top riders changing horses. In Denmark preparing for the Danish Championships which will also set the stage for the team selection for the World Equestrian Games in August, American based Danish riders Mikala Münter Gundersen and Lars Petersen were hoping for a good showing for next weeks Danish Championships.
The second day of competition Saturday, May 31, 2014 Mikala Munter Gundersen and Minna Telde opted to ride in the Grand Prix Special in the morning, whereas Lars Petersen chose the Grand Prix Kur in the evening. Minna Telde riding Santana scored a 73.922% to win the class and Mikala Münter Gundersen riding My Lady scored 71.412% finishing second.
Lars Petersen riding Mariett won the evening Freestyle with thr score 75.375%.
On the final day, Sunday June 1, 2014 the riders rode a shorter version of the Grand Prix test on their horse and then all three riders changed horses to ride the same test. Each rider had their second string horses for this class: Lars Petersen rode Willano, Mikala Munter Gundersen rode Capri and Minna Telde rode Deinhardt. Lars Petersen was the victor winning the Final Test for the Hamburg Derby with a score of 3694, Mikala Munter Gundersen second with a score of 3658 and Minna Telde places third with a score of 3590.
Lars Petersen takes exceptional care of his horses and never travels without his Ice Horse® products. Ice Horse® is one product Team Legacy Farms, Lars Petersen and wife Melissa Taylor use on their horses daily. Whether it be international competition like the Hamburg Derby or at home training, Ice Horse® products gel packs are the best because the liquid inside the packs turns into cold snowy flakes which makes healing easier than other gel packs that simply get colder and colder and then warmer and warmer in a short period of time. Ice Horse® inserts actually change state, crystallizing into those snowy flakes. This same technology has been used for years on the human side for orthopedic patents and to reduce swelling and speed recovery after plastic surgery.