Direct from DressageDirect - World Championships Young Horses Verden (Germany) Small Final 6 year Old horses Results August 02 2008
sex-birthyear: sire x sire dam
S-2002: Don Frederico x Weltmeyer
China Town's Dream
M-2002: Pavarotti van de Helle x Furioso
Revanche de Rubin OLD
S-2002: Rubin-Royal x Landadel
Dramatic well deserved winner of the small final for 6 year olds
Also the small final of the 6 year old dressage horses of the FEI World Championship in Verden was won by an impressive approved stallion. Yesterday the Westphalian Rock Forever was ‘the best of the rest’ in the 5 year old division, today Hanoverian bred and approved Dramatic was the well deserved winner of the small final for 6 year olds. Jana Freund gained no less than 8.64 with the son of Don Frederico. Together with this beautiful black stallion Belgian bred mare China Town’s Dream (8.26) and her rider Vicky Smits-Vanderhasselt took the second chance to qualify for the final which will be held tomorrow. Third and last to go to the final was Oldenburg bred Revanche de Rubin (Rubin Royal x Landadel), who received 8.18 and was presented by Juliane Brunkhorst.
Dramatic was the well deserved winner ridden by Jana Freund Picture Marjon Hoen dressagedirect
Traditionally the small final is the test for those who were not placed among the top 12 horses of the first selection and therefore didn’t qualify directly for the final. The best three horses of the small final receive the last invitations to participate in the battle for the world titles. Yet, the quality of these ‘left overs’ was very good. Sometimes only a bit of tension or not enough correctness in the education stood in the way of going to the final.
The winning horse exemplified what the judges Eric Lette (Sweden), Jenny Loriston-Clarke (Great Britain), Susanne Baarup (Denmark) and dr Dietrich Plewa (Germany) really were looking for: power in movement, a fantastic outline, length of stride, super contact and absolute regularity.
China Town’s Dream and Vicky Smits were the great surprise of the small final. Coming from a non-traditional dressage country, the pair really impressed the crowd with a light and ‘easy’ performance, very smooth and nice in rhythm Picture Marjon Hoen dressagedirect
Juliane Brunkhorst presented third placed Revanche de Rubin in a very professional way. The representative of Oldenburg showed great elasticity and rideability.
More on the show in Verden on www.verden-turnier.de/