Verden, Germany - Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis proved their mettle on Friday going head-to-head with the best six-year-olds in the world at the FEI World Breeding Championships for Dressage Young Horses. The combination has qualified to compete in Sunday's Final by way of finishing ninth out of a field of 41 in Friday's First Qualifying competition. Jorst (Reno, NV) and Skagen Holding's Vitalis (Vivaldi x Tolivia/Donnerschwee) scored 8.24 to slot into the top ten. The Dutch Warmblood was rewarded for his impressive gaits earning 7.0 for the walk, 9.0 for his trot and 8.0 for the canter. Additionally, Vitalis was rewarded for his rideability scoring 8.7. He was assessed with an 8.5 for his overall impression.
Jorst and Vitalis will complete their time in Verden on Sunday in the Final.
The winner of the Six-Year-Old First Qualifying competition was Germany's Hanoverian gelding Doubleyou W ridden by Laura Stigler to an overall score of 9.28.
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