Astrix 7 Wins 6-year-old title to become Double World Champion
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By ILSE SCHWARZ
VERDEN, Germany, Aug 7- In stark contrast to the finals of the five year olds, tension, spooking and mistakes were significant factors in the six-year-old World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horse final Sunday that was won by Astrix 7 ridden by Emmelie Scholtens of The Netherlands.
The 2010 five-year-old champion, licensed KWPN stallion Astrix 7 (Obelisk x Olivi), was ridden tactfully by Emmelie to post the highest trot score of the day, 9.60 with his very elegant and light-footed way of going.
His flying changes lacked quality and strongly affected the score for submission, 7.40 but his final score of 8.70 was enough to sneak in front of the Rhinelander stallion Damone Jerome (Damon Hill x Guy Laroche) ridden by the very popular Uta Gräf of Germany who scored 8.68 much earlier in the class.
The bronze medal was awarded to the Westfalian gelding St Emilion 2 (Sandro Hit x Ehrenwort) ridden by Dorothee Schneider, also of Germany. This pair received the highest score of the day for submission, 9.00.
Damon Jerome took an early lead in the class with a fluid test showing good basic gaits and first class training, trot 8.50, walk 9.00, canter 8.50, submission 8.70, general impression 8.70. The gaits showed really good adjustability between the collected and extended movements, uphill tendency in trot and canter and to quote the ground jury “walk pirouettes for a 10.” He didn’t really halt at the beginning or end of the test so the submission score was adjusted suitably.
It seems that after Damon Jerome left the ring, hidden gremlins and ghosts appeared and the next four combinations, IPS Don Marissimo and Larissa Pauluis of Belgium, Ratzinger V and Jennifer Hoffmann of the USA, Schickeria 8 and Helen Langehanenberg of Germany and IPS Amazing Star with Holland’s Theo Hanzon all had major issues. IPS Amazing Star was actually excused, the resistance through his test became so great. The Dutch combination of TC Athene and Gerdine Maree, who went immediately prior to Damon Jerome also had significant spooking.
We were reminded that “this can happen in a World Championship for YOUNG horses, especially when it is so windy.”
The CDI3* Grand Prix Special was an all-German affair at the top, won by Kristina Sprehe and Desperados with 71.583 per cent, Nadine Capellmann on Elvis VA second with 70.875 per cent and Isabell Werth and Don Johnson third with 69.938 per cent.
|Prize of Firma BreFood GmbH, Diepholz
Int. dressage competition for young horses
CH-M-D YH final 6-year old horses
|1.||39||Astrix||Scholtens, Emmelie||NED||2000 EUR||Wertnote 8.7|
|R 6-j.H v.Obelisk/M.v.Olivi/KWPN/102ZN63/B: Stal Perlee,|
|2.||251||Damon Jerome||Gräf, Uta||GER||1100 EUR||Wertnote 8.68|
|F 6-j.H v.Damon Hill/M.v.Guy Laroche/RHLD/102ZR87/B: Hitschold Prof.Dr.,Thomas|
|3.||785||St. Emilion||Schneider, Dorothee||GER||800 EUR||Wertnote 8.42|
|R 6-j.H v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Ehrenwort/WESTF/103HL99/B: Ullrich,Christina|
|4.||547||Lezard||Bouten, Matthias||GER||400 EUR||Wertnote 8.4|
|F 6-j.W v.Lord Loxley I/M.v.Riccione/RHLD/103HL97/B: Winter-Schulze,Madeleine|
|5.||631||Presidents Avanti||Lieren, Laurens van||NED||200 EUR||Wertnote 8.38|
|B 6-j.H v.United/M.v.Farrington/KWPN/103IA54/B: Kooiman,C. & President Dressage S|
|6.||478||Horatio||Schneider, Dorothee||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.22|
|R 6-j.W v.Hochadel/M.v.Matcho AA/HANN/103HM07/B: Dressurstall Rothenberger/Erlenh|
|7.||490||Isac||Telde, Minna||SWE||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.0|
|B 6-j.H v.Hip Hop/M.v.Master/S.WBL/102ZW12/B: Telde,Minna|
|7.||420||Freak Blue Phantom OLD||Möller, Kristine||DEN||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.0|
|B 6-j.H v.Florencio I/M.v.Feinbrand/OLD/102ZF03/B: Thorsen,Jens|
|9.||2||Aaron||Freund, Jana||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.96|
|DF 6-j.H v.Florencio I/M.v.Record/KWPN/B: Livens,Louis|
|10.||832||Torveslettens Stamina||Helgstrand, Andreas||DEN||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.94|
|SCHI 6-j.S v.Stedinger/M.v.Carano/DK/102ZM91/B: Rugaard,Pernille|
|11.||778||Soulmate||Kirchhoff, Senta||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.56|
|DB 6-j.W v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Calypso II/HANN/103HM63/B: Kirchhoff,Senta|
|12.||825||TC Athene||Maree, Gerdine||NED||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.54|
|F 6-j.H v.United/M.v.Jazz/KWPN/103IA34/B: Coomans,T.J.M. & Maree,G.M.|
|13.||488||I.P.S. Don Massimo||Pauluis, Larissa||BEL||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.02|
|DB 6-j.H v.Don Larino/M.v.Santander H/OLD/102ZE56/B: Pauluis,Larissa|
|14.||660||Ratzinger V||Hoffmann, Jennifer||USA||150 EUR||Wertnote 6.94|
|DB 6-j.H v.Riccione/M.v.Pablo/OE.WB/B: Hoffmann,Jennifer|
|15.||723||Schickeria||Langehanenberg, Helen||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 6.8|
|F 6-j.S v.Sir Donnerhall I/M.v.Weltmeyer/WESTF/103HH09/B: Max-Theurer,Elisabeth|
|Other, non-placed competitors|
|16.||17||I.P.S. Amazing Star||Hanzon, Theo||NED||eliminated|
|DB 6-j.H v.Flemmingh/M.v.Ferro/KWPN/103IA64/B: Uytert,J.M. van|
|Data of competition:|
|Judges:||S.Baarup|| Total prize money: