DANISH HORSES SELECTED FOR VERDEN WCYH

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6-year-old Skovens Rafael ridden by Lotte Skjærbæk
6-year-old Skovens Rafael ridden by Lotte Skjærbæk

VILHELMSBORG, Denmark, June 22–Denmark will be represented with four 5-year-old horses and four 6-year-old horses at the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany Aug. 5-8.

Among the eight selected horses one is TAF registered (Danish Trakehner), and the remaining seven plus the four reserves are all registered with DV (Dansk Varmblod).

Danish horses were successful in Verden in 2009 where all four 5-year-olds qualified for the final and placed 1st, 2nd, 7th and 13th. The best three are returning to Verden this year as 6-year-olds and will be accompanied by a very attractive Michellino offspring ridden by Sanne Henningsen.

The group of 5-year-olds selected for the championships this year includes two mares that were among the best at the Danish Warmblood Elite Show 2008 and were both awarded gold medal. On the team is also licensed Trakehner stallion Aston Martin and Sopran Morsø which has been successful in the Danish young horse championships.

Out of the eight horses qualified for Verden Danish dressage rider Andreas Helgstrand, who claimed both gold and silver in 2009, is riding one 5-year-old and two 6-year-olds.

5-year-old Tørveslettens Stamina and Andreas Helgstrand
5-year-old Tørveslettens Stamina and Andreas Helgstrand

5-year-olds:

Aston Martin (TAF) by Monteverdi x Sixtus
Rider: John Hvalsøe Saul

Grevens Sa’ Va’ (DV) by Blue Hors Soprano x Blue Hors Romancier
Rider: Camilla Ahlers Pedersen

Sopran Morsø (DV) by Blue Hors Soprano x Akinos
Rider: Jim Rasmussen

Tørveslettens Stamina (DV) by Stedinger x Carano
Rider: Andreas Helgstrand

1st reserve
Romando (DV) by Blue Hors Romanov x Blue Hors Romancier
Rider: Ulrik G. Sørensen

2nd reserve
Romance (DV) by Blue Hors Don Romantic x Schwadroneur
Rider: John Hvalsøe Saul

6-year-olds:

Capong (DV) by Michellino x Racot
Rider: Sanne Henningsen

Hønnerups Driver (DV) by Blue Hors Romanov x Blue Hors Don Schufro
Rider: Andreas Helgstrand

Skovens Rafael (DV) by Blue Hors Romanov x Blue Hors Don Schufro
Rider: Lotte Skjærbæk

UNO Donna Unique (DV) by Blue Hors Don Schufro x Falkland
Rider: Andreas Helgstrand

1st reserve Karina Lihmskov (DV) by Blue Hors Don Romantic x Temple Wind XX
Rider: Maria Andersen

2nd reserve Hedens Dimarco (DV) by De Noir x Landau
Rider: Rune Willum Hansen