KWPN bred Astrix (Obelisk x Olivi) and Emmelie Scholtens were the big surprise of the qualification test of the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses, today in Verden. The Dutch combination however performed a convincing test earning 8,84. Astrix turned out to be the most complete dressage horse, being a typical dressage type of horse and showing potential in all basic gaits.
Damon Jerome, son of former World Champion Damon Hill and ridden by Uta Gräf from Germany, had to share second place with Lissaro van de Helle (s.Lissabon), under the saddle of German Claudia Rüscher. They both received 8,82.
The Westpahalian approved stallion Schumacher, by Stedinger out of a Weltmeyer dam, also ridden by Claudia Rüscher, became forth earning 8.64. Fifth place was for Eva Möller and her Oldenburg stallion Sarkozy (8.46).