The Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses will be organised on the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo from 28 to 31 July. By now, all the competitors of this prestigious world championship are known. No less than 97 riders, coming from 26 countries, presenting 111 horses will make their appearance at the event where sports and breeding come together.
A number of KWPN-approved stallions will defend the Dutch honour. Amongst them the exceptionally bred Governor (by Totilas) that convincingly won the Dutch pre-selections with Adelinde Cornelisen. Extra special is the participation of the recently approved Four Legends. With his rider Marieke van der Putten the stallion was very succesful in the stallion competition. On the eve of the six-year-olds final this Wynton-son will go under the hammer in the presitgious Excellent Dressage Sales on Saturday July 30th.
Dorothee Schneider will bring her phenomenon Sezuan. The Zack-son won gold in the German Verden in 2014 and 2015. This year the pair are part of the new category for seven-year-old dressage horses. The question is whether Schneider and her champion horse can, as the first combination ever, complete their World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses trilogy this year in Ermelo. Amongst the six-year-olds it is the Spanish Severo Jurado Lopez that hopes to prolong his title with the DWB-registred Fiontini (by Fassbinder).
Sezuan and Fiontini could be added to a select group of dressage horses. During previous editions Olympic horses such as Uzzo (by Lancet), Damon Hill (by Donnerhall) and Painted Black (by Gribaldi) have reached top positions in the rankings. World-famous progenitors such as Sandro Hit, Florencio and Rousseau were a guarantee for top positions and have fully lived up to the expectations in breeding.
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In the magnificent ambience of the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo only the very best young horses will presented to compete wit each other before the eyes of the world. In addition to the world championships for five-, six- and seven-year-old dressage horses, this year will also include classes for four-year-old stallions and a class for eight years and above stallions that will perform a freestyle and an auction of a group exquisite dressage horses and foals. Order your tickets now, to witness with your own eyes which horses and riders will make history this year.