04-08-2017 door Ermelo YH

Standing O’vation

The 15 participants in the final of the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses are rounded up! Besides the 12 combinations that directly qualified themselves yesterday, today’s top 3 also earned a starting ticket. Number 1 Kristine Moller and the Trakehner mare Standing O’vation (Imperio 3 x Consul) with 77.203%. Thus an invite to the final for the rider from Luxembourg. “This is so unexpected! Standing Ovation and I have never ridden a 3-day


competition at this level. Yesterday it was windy weather and she got tense. She is quite a sensitive horse. As a matter of fact, I have not trained on the figures these last days, only focused on relaxation. Today she was sharp, but in the good way. In the beginning of the test I made a small mistake and that is when I thought: it is now or never, this is our last chance! So I went all out, we did all we could and clearly it worked!”

Farzana G

Also the Dutch riders Lynne Maas and Mara de Vries placed themselves in the final after a good performance with their KWPN-horses Fantastique (Vivaldi x Florencio II) (77.103% and Farzana G (Ampere x Florencio II) (76.577%). Lynne: “I am thrilled, Fantastique certainly deserves a spot in the final. On to Sunday!” President of the jury Maria Colliander agrees and was very satisfied with today: “I am very happy with the three horses that we added to the final today. The top 3 today truly deserves to be in the final, they were all lovely horses that are really well-presented.”


Starting Order Final 7 Year Olds