USA Ties to European Junior Championship Horse
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KRONBERG, Germany, July 25–Charlott-Maria Schürmann ride on World of Dreams, both 17-year-old athletes, to win the gold medal at the European Championships for juniors caps a transatlantic career for the horse.
World of Dreams is now owned by German horse transport company owner Guido Klatte who acquired the Hanoverian stallion from Michelle Gibson about four years ago.
Michelle, who now lives in Wellington, Florida, had bought the horse which she nicknamed “Indy,” or “Independence” after she lost the ride on Peron after the pair won team gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
“It is fantastic the horse has done so well,” Michelle told dressage-news.com. “I’ll be sending congratulatory messages to everyone involved.”
At Kronberg, Charlott-Maria said of World of Dreams that he “gets quite a lot of food and carrots and all that he likes.”
Prize of systaic AG – European Championship Freestyle – Juniors:
Gold: Charlott-Maria Schürmann GER – World of Dreams 78.30 per cent
Silver: Catherine Dufour DEN – Cassidy Atterupgaards 77.70 per cent
Bronze: Danielle Houtvast NED – Rambo 76.90 per cent
4. Stephanie Kooijman NED – Winston 73.45 per cent
5. Anne Meulendijks NED – MDH Ohio 73.35 per cent
6.Sophie Holkenbrink GER – Show Star 72.65 per cent