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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Breeders of Totilas Jan and Anna Schuil went on to Vechta where they had been invited by Paul Schockemöhle for his stallion show. Matthias Rath and Totilas did a Freestyle on Music with all Grand Prix lectures. "In the beginning there was some tension, but later on he relaxed and came into the rhythm", Jan Schuil said. Jan and Anna Schuil were invited to join the arena and they handed over the Nimmerdor Trophy for the owners to Paul Schockemöhle and Ann Katrin Linsenhoff. “For us, it made our year 2010 complete by winning again the Nimmerdor Trophy and it also marks the end of the time of Edward Gal and Totilas”, Anna Schuil said. Jan Schuil explained to the German audience in Vechta that famous stallion Nimmerdor is also in the pedigree of Totilas, just like Oldenburg ancestors are in his mare-line. “Being here now makes the story round”, Jan Schuil said and handed over the Trophy to Ann Kathrinn Linsenhoff and Paul Schockemöhle.
Matthias Rath was quite happy with his first performance, although he said he needed some more time to play with the abundance of energy Totilas demonstrates at a show. “He is already very sensible in the daily riding but at a show he really knows what is going on and his sensibility is extreme. I have enjoyed this tremendously. This will help me to create a better partnership”, Matthias commented.