WDM is proud to present the 4th edition of the World Dressage Masters at Falsterbo. In 2012 Patrik Kittel and Watermill Scandic were the winners of the 70.000 Euro Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group. "Watermill Scandic loves to show here". According to dressage director Johan Lenz, WDM Falsterbo has never had so many nations to enter the show. The rider line-up is excellent. Top riders like Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén, Patrik Kittel, Minna Telde, Lisbeth Seierskilde, Ellen Schulten Baumer and Morgan Barbancon will battle over a total purse of 100.000 EURO.
Morgan Barbancon from Spain has entered the show with Painted Black (stallion born in 1997). Painted Black already was victorious in Falsterbo under his former rider Anky van Grunsven. This was during the first edition of WDM in 2010. Anky and Painted Black won both the Nürnberger Grand Prix and the Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group.
Complete rider line up:
• Lyndal Oatley - AUS - Sandro Boy 9
• Renate Voglsang - AUS - Fabriano 58
• Lisbeth Seierskilde - DEN - Jonstrupgardens Raneur
• Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard - DEN - Nintendo
• Morgan Barbancon - ESP - Painted Black
• Ellen Schulten-Baumer - GER - Grosso's Gentle
• Aat van Essen - NED - Macrider Premier
• Katja Gevers - NED - Thriller
• Lillann Jebsen - NOR - Pro-Set
• Cathrine Rasmussen - NOR - Fernandez
• Cecilia Andrén Dorselius - SWE - Lennox
• Malin Hamilton - SWE - Hamilton
• Patrik Kittel - SWE - Watermill Scandic HBC
• Minna Telde - SWE - Santana
• Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven - SWE - Don Auriello
Silvia Rizzo from Italy originally entered but had to cancel her entry due to an injury of the rider. Also Andreas Helgstrand originally entered but also had to cancel his entry for unknown reasons.
The Swedish team this year choose not to compete at Rotterdam and Aachen. They will use WDM Falsterbo as THE ideal preparation for this year's European Championships in Herning (DEN), scheduled for August.
WDM Falsterbo is the start of the new Nürnberger WDM Rider Ranking season with final in Munich 2014. Tinne Vilhelmson from Swden won last season's Nürnberger Rider Ranking and received a bonus of 25.000 EURO.
Eurosport will broadcast a highlight program of WDM Falsterbo in their Wednesday Selection presented by Rolex on July 31st, 2013
WDM will provide you with daily updates, results and video's coming from Falsterbo through its social media and website www.worlddressagemasters.com