The World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses kicked off this morning with the qualification round of the five-year-olds. 45 combinations showed their talent for dressage and treated the audience to a full day’s programme. The best twelve competitors have placed themselves directly for the finals and tomorrow in the small final three more horses will be added to this group.
The German rider Beatrice Buchwald and her Vitalis-mare Victoria’s Secret scored 93.40%, that included a 9.5 for the canter and perspective and thereby was far ahead of number two, Guadeloupe-Beau (s.Bordeaux) with Kim van der Velden (89.80%). Francis Verbeek: “The number 2 Guadeloupe-Beau was also pleasantly ridden. Kim really showed how you let a young horse perform a five-year-old test: no pressure, but honest and technically ridden. With beautiful contact and acceptance and a good length in the neck.
Also Lordswood Dancing Diamond is an incredible horse that we marked high on submission and perspective.” Lordswood Dancing Diamond (s.Dancier) was presented by Anne-Kathrin Pohlmeier. The pair scored consistent and their submission and talent was awarded with a 9, bringing the total to 88.40%.