Further Finalists of the 5-year old Finals

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ulf Möller and Fürst Romancier, the winners of the 5-year old qualification round, finished just outside the podium on a fourth place with 8.74. Though the pair achieved a higher mark in the finals, its performance was less sparkling than in the qualification round. Paul Schockemöhle's Oldenburg stallion (by Fürst Heinrich x Romancier) looked tired and lacked energy and forwardness. While the trot was incredibly expressive, uphill and engaged in the first round, the horse seemed out of breath and lacked impulsion and push. The contact with the bit was much better now as there was more movement in the mouth and acceptance of the bit. The walk was ground covering.

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