FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. Dressage, Day Two.

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Uno Donna Unique, ridden by Andreas Helgstrand win the first qualifying competition for 6 year-old horses
Uno Donna Unique, ridden by Andreas Helgstrand win the first qualifying competition for 6 year-old horses © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

By ILSE SCHWARZ

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 6–Denmark’s Andreas Helgstrand is off to a perfect start toward the goal of winning consecutive Young Horse World Championship titles. On the breathtaking mare Uno Donna Unique (Don Schufro – Falkland) he scored 9.46, well ahead of the 9.12 scored by Eva Möller (Germany) and Soliere (Sandro Hit – Donnerhall) in second place. Uno Donna Unique, who was reserve champion 5 year-old in 2009, scored 10 for her trot. This was the only 10 given out Friday. Andreas was anticipated to dominate with his other ride, Honnerups Driver (Romanov Blue Hors – Don Schufro), with whom he won the 5 year-old championship in 2009. Significant tension dropped Honnerups Drivers walk score to 6.8 and a final score of 8.56 and fifth place.

Andreas Helgstrand and Uno Donna Unique, winners of the 6 year-old qualification
Andreas Helgstrand and Uno Donna Unique, winners of the 6 year-old qualification ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Over the past year, Uno Donna Unique seems to have developed more in her body and way of moving than her stablemate. Her trot was cadenced, relaxed and beautiful in the contact. The walk very large, swinging, relaxed and correct, 9.5 and the canter uphill with lovely jump. The second flying change was not so easy and this likely affected the canter score, 9.0. The whole test was a pleasure to watch.

Eva Moller and Soliere place second in the 6 year-old qualifications
Eva Möller and Soliere place second in the 6 year-old qualifications

Eva Möller and Soliere, owned by Natascha van Dyk were last to go. The diminutive Möller presented Soliere to his best advantage, with only a small mistake in the second flying change. The trot was again cadenced with very expressive half passes and good reach in the extensions, 9.4. The walk relaxed and correct, 8.9 and the canter 9.0. It is possible the judges got a little over-enthused with this partnership, but they are certainly one to watch in the finals.

9.0. Andreas Helgstrand and Honnerups Driver © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Andreas Helgstrand and Honnerups Driver © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Andreas was anticipated to dominate with his other ride, Honnerups Driver (Romanov Blue Hors – Don Schufro), with whom he won the 5 year-old championship in 2009. Significant tension dropped Honnerups Drivers walk score to 6.8 and a final score of 8.56 and fifth place. In 2009, Honnerups Driver scored the magic “10” for his trot. This year, although super in the rhythm,  the collected trot was maybe too close to passage. Incredible reach in the half pass and clear medium and extended trots allowed a trot score of 9.4. The canter was the best of the day, 9.8, with incredible jump and an overall feeling of lightness. The tension apparent in the walk, and a few too many small mistakes throughout the test also lowered the score for submission to an 8.0. There is no question of the quality and talent of this horse. It is without question that he has a huge future beyond the Young Horse classes.

The biggest surprise of the day and, in my opinion, one of the most delightful rides was third place-getter Anna Svanberg and the mare Deja 5 (Silvano – Don Schufro) of Sweden. Anna was completely surprised by her overall score of 8.84, the highest she has scored with the mare. Deja 5 was a 4yo champion in Sweden and was then given a year off, literally turned out in the field, to continue developing. Even now she is hacked out every other day and was shown very lightly leading into these championships.

Anna Svanberg of Sweden, delighted with her unexpected and high scores with the mare Deja 5 © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Anna Svanberg of Sweden, delighted with her unexpected and high scores with the mare Deja 5 © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

The softness of the connection with the bit was beautiful, the best of the day and something the owner and breeder, Marie Haward, loves about Anna’s riding. As her scores came in, 8.9 for the soft, elegant and cadenced trot, 8.7 for the walk and 8.9 for the canter of tremendous quality, Anna had a look of combined joy and disbelief. After unexpectedly taking the lead from the favorite, Honnerups Driver, all of Deja 5’s connection were in smiles and tears!

Other highlights from the competition in photos

Redford 51 (Rosentau - Escudo) and Jessica Werndl of Germany score 9.4 for trot and fourth place with 8.82© Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Redford 51 (Rosentau - Escudo) and Jessica Werndl of Germany score 9.4 for trot and fourth place with 8.82© Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Eva Moller and Blickpunkt (Belissimo M - Weltmeyer) of Germany, third in 2009 5 year-old finals, were unfortunate to have an early draw. A score of 9.0 for the trot and 8.5 overall placed them seventh © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Eva Moller and Blickpunkt (Belissimo M - Weltmeyer) of Germany, third in 2009 5 year-old finals, were unfortunate to have an early draw. A score of 9.0 for the trot and 8.5 overall placed them seventh © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Zhivago (Krack C - Jazz) and Theo Hanzon from the Netherlands, winners of the 2009/2010 KWPN stallion competition, seemed in a hurry throughout the test and their scores suffered because of this. 8.54 and sixth place © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Zhivago (Krack C - Jazz) and Theo Hanzon from the Netherlands, winners of the 2009/2010 KWPN stallion competition, seemed in a hurry throughout the test and their scores suffered because of this. 8.54 and sixth place © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Rebelle 5, the mare by Don Schufro- Regazzoni and ridden by Maria Anderson of Denmark continued the dominance of Don Schufro offspring placing in ninth place with 8.40© Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Rebelle 5, the mare by Don Schufro- Regazzoni and ridden by Maria Anderson of Denmark continued the dominance of Don Schufro offspring placing in ninth place with 8.40© Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Absolute last word has to be about the fabulous media center at Verden. I mentioned the beer yesterday, but today they have fed us better than I generally feed myself. I walked back in at 7.55pm, following the prize giving of the small final for the 5 year-olds, and there are HOT bratwurst, and pumpernickel. This follows from the cold-cut sandwiches available all day and some divine and light concoction of apples, pastry and almonds. If this keeps up for the entire show it will be shopping on Sunday… for new britches!!

Complete scores:

Placed competitors
1. 829 Uno Donna Unique Helgstrand, Andreas DEN 380 EUR Wertnote 9.46
R 6-j.S v.Don Schufro/M.v.Falkland/DK/102RE58/B: Stutteri UNO ApS
2. 765 Soliere Möller, Eva GER 300 EUR Wertnote 9.12
R 6-j.H v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Donnerhall/HANN/102ZL72/B: Dyk,Natascha van
3. 265 Deja Svanberg, Anna SWE 220 EUR Wertnote 8.84
B 6-j.S v.Silvano/M.v.Don Schufro/S.WBL/102ZW84/B: Haward,Marie
4. 635 Redford Werndl, Jessica GER 160 EUR Wertnote 8.82
F 6-j.W v.Rosentau/M.v.Escudo I/HANN/102NF03/B: Werndl Gutsbetrieb GbR,
5. 944 Hönnerups Driver Helgstrand, Andreas DEN 100 EUR Wertnote 8.56
DB 6-j.W v.Romanov Blue Hors/M.v.Don Schufro/DK/B: Kasprzak,Hanni Toosbuy
6. 876 Zhivago Hanzon, Theo NED 90 EUR Wertnote 8.54
B 6-j.H v.Krack C/M.v.Jazz/KWPN/B: Uytert,J.M.
7. 70 Blickpunkt Möller, Eva GER 80 EUR Wertnote 8.5
F 6-j.W v.Belissimo M/M.v.Weltmeyer/WESTF/102QZ47/B: Rizzo,Silvia
8. 750 Skovens Rafael Skaerbek, Lotte DEN 60 EUR Wertnote 8.46
F 6-j.H v.Romanov Blue Hors/M.v.Don Schufro/DK/102RE60/B: Skärbäk & Lindgren
9. 960 Rebelle Andersen, Maria DEN 55 EUR Wertnote 8.4
F 6-j.S v.Don Schufro/M.v.Regazzoni/OLD/B: Blue Hors Aps,
10. 325 Du Soleil Lieben-Seutter, Saskia GER 55 EUR Wertnote 8.38
F 6-j.W v.De Niro/M.v.Caprimond/HANN/102ZI76/B: Wahler,Burkhard
11. 869 Zamora Maas, Lynne NED 50 EUR Wertnote 8.26
F 6-j.H v.Krack C/M.v.Farrington/KWPN/B: Maas,Lynne
12. 846 Watulele Maruhn, Esther GER 50 EUR Wertnote 8.14
F 6-j.W v.Wolkenstein II/M.v.Frappant/HANN/102QY33/B: Berwe,Roland
Other, non-placed competitors
13. 62 Belamour Gielen, Susanne SWE Wertnote 8.12
F 6-j.H v.Belissimo M/M.v.Lord Sinclair I/WESTF/102RM48/B: Flyinge AB,
14. 343 Eloy Schütte, Christin GER Wertnote 8.06
F 6-j.H v.Earl/M.v.Wendenburg/HANN/102ZO10/B: Schütte,Lena
14. 324 Dresden Mann Klimke, Ingrid GER Wertnote 8.06
SCHWB 6-j.H v.Dresemann/M.v.Florestan I/WESTF/102MC51/B: Wallace,Jason
16. 877 Ziesto Maree, Gerdine NED Wertnote 8.04
B 6-j.H v.Lancet/M.v.Clavecimbel/KWPN/B: Maree,J.T.M.
16. 882 Zolena Kerbert, Annarein NED Wertnote 8.04
DB 6-j.S v.Sir Sinclair/M.v.Cabochon/KWPN/B: Kerbert,C
18. 870 Zarah Schoots, Lotje NED Wertnote 7.9
F 6-j.S v.Oscar/M.v.Montecristo/KWPN/B: Norel,G.W. van
19. 105 Capong Henningsen, Sanne DEN Wertnote 7.8
F 6-j.W v.Michellino/M.v.Racot/DK/B: Munkedal,Klaus
20. 67 Bergerac Bache, Isabel NOR Wertnote 7.76
DB 6-j.H v.Belissimo M/M.v.De Niro/HANN/102QW79/B: ZG Pistner,Frank u.Nicole
20. 880 Zimba Jaworska-Mazur, Gabriela POL Wertnote 7.76
B 6-j.H v.Sheraton/M.v.Amulet/KWPN/B: Jaworska-Mazur,Gabriela
22. 881 Zjengis Khan Schaap, Nikki NED Wertnote 7.62
F 6-j.H v.Rousseau/M.v.Rubinstein I/KWPN/B: Vuuren,T.J. van
23. 795 Summersby Ingelgem, Stefan van BEL Wertnote 7.4
DB 6-j.W v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Davignon I/HANN/B: Ingelgem,Stefan van
24. 439 Greetings Sterntorp, Sandra SWE Wertnote 7.36
SCHI 6-j.W v.Don Romantic/M.v.Nocturne/S.WBL/102RO13/B: Nyström,Ingrid
25. 767 Somerset Vidal, Juan Manuel ESP Wertnote 7.22
R 6-j.H v.Stedinger/M.v.Rubinstein I/OLD/B: Lastra,Jose Manuel de la
26. 396 Fonteyne Harrisson Schmerglatt, Robert GER Wertnote 7.14
B 6-j.S v.Fürst Heinrich/M.v.Davignon I/HANN/102QW65/B: Dowsett,Beau
27. 640 Secundus Weinbauer, Belinda AUT Wertnote 7.12
DB 6-j.W v.Rotspon/M.v.Carismo/HANN/B: Binder,Lucia
27. 875 Zephyr Mohimont, Dominique BEL Wertnote 7.12
F 6-j.H v.Jazz/M.v.Houston/KWPN/102ZH81/B: Mohimont,Dominique
29. 577 Mozart Skowronska, Zaneta POL Wertnote 7.0
F 6-j.H v.Weltregent H/M.v.Maurice/HANN/102RP74/B: Skowronska,Zaneta
30. 460 Heops Neumayer, Astrid AUT Wertnote 6.96
B 6-j.H v.Hohenstein/M.v.Democraat/OLD/B: Steininger,Martina
30. 886 Zygrande le Coupied Avinal, Ceylan TUR Wertnote 6.96
B 6-j.W v.Krack C/M.v.Ferro/KWPN/B: Avinal,Ceylan
32. 865 Zaire Duarte, Miguel Ralao POR Wertnote 6.9
SCHI 6-j.H v.Ruxinol/M.v.Hostil/LUSIT/102SU44/B: Pessanha,Pedro Dr.
33. 624 Ramses XII Vaiksaar, Marit EST Wertnote 6.54
SCHI 6-j.H v.Heslegard’s Rubin/M.v.Midt-West Ibi-Light/DK/102QX50/B: Liivaku Stab
34. 491 Junos Combecave, Jean-Francois FRA Wertnote 6.26
R 6-j.W v.Jazz Time/M.v.Wolkentanz I/HANN/B: Wippermann,Anna
34. 847 Wayona Jancarikova, Eva CZE Wertnote 6.26
R 6-j.S v.Weltmeyer/M.v.Augustinus xx/HANN/B: Jancarikova,Eva
36. 884 Zuelo Azeitona, Luis Carlos Bencatel POR Wertnote 6.06
DB 6-j.H v.Estoiro/M.v.Impeto/LUSIT/102MW43/B: Kleba,Michaela
37. 348 Emma Alderin-Danielsson, Mikaela SWE Wertnote 5.84
B 6-j.S v.Emmerton (Raldolala)/M.v.Maraton/S.WBL/102RP07/B: Danielsson,Hans