Sanneke Rothenberger & Deveraux Win Young Rider World Cup

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Young Rider World Cup Champions Sanneke Rothenberger and Deveraux OLD. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 17–Sanneke Rothenberger rode Deveraux OLD to win the Young Rider World Cup Saturday night adding another title to the trove of 10 gold and three silver medals the German rider has won in her career.

The 19-year-old rider and her 10-year-old gelding (De Niro x Odelia x Rhodiamant) scored 79.100 per cent before about 6,000 spectators in the Festhallen, an exhibition center lavishly decorated for Christmas.

Denmark’s Carina Nevermann-Torup, 21, and Blue Boy were second on 76.550 per cent and Sweden’s Elin Aspnäs and Donna Romma third on 72.525 per cent.

“Winnng ths World Cup is like winning the Europeans,” Sanneke said after the competition. “Everyone clapping, being at home… I am really, really happy.”

Sanneke Rothenberger and Deveraux OLD strutting their stuff in the Young Rider World Cup Final. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Carina said she had dreamed of being a part of the World Cup since it started.

“It is dream come true,” she said. “I bought Blue Boy when he was five years old and taught him everything. He is a really good friend. He has a big place in my heart.”

Carina Nevermann-Torup and Blue Boy. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Elin, 19, said the result was “unbelievable.”

Frankfurt was only the horse’s second indoor competition and he is just eight years old.

“I started him off,” she said. “At the beginnng of the year I did not think about the World Cup Final, but we got better and better. Then we won an international competition in Poland and I also rode him at the Swedish championships as a senior.”

Elin Aspnäs and Donna Romma. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The only annual global young rider championship–this year’s lineup as it has in the past included combinations from Australia and the United States in addition to Europeans–is a highlight of the Frankfurt show that some had feared may be lost because the event will not be a World Cup qualifier for seniors next year.

However, Trond Asmyr of the International Equestrian Federation and Klaus Martin Rath a member of the organizing family said that the Young Rider World Cup Final will return to Frankfurt next year with longtime sponsor Schenker renewing their commitment.

Klaus Martin said one of the goals in hosting the Young Rider World Cup was to couple it with a major senior competition such as a senior World Cup event.

Discussions are being held to stage a premier event along with the Young Rider World Cup.

RESULTS OF YOUNG RIDER FREESTYLE FINAL
1. 222 Deveraux OLD Rothenberger, Sanneke GER 2000 EUR 79.100 Punkte
R 10-j.W v.De
Niro/M.v.Rohdiamant/OLD/GER43431/B: Dressurstall Rothenberger/Erlen
2. 20 Blue Boy Nevermann-Torup, Carina DEN 1600 EUR 76.550 Punkte
F 10-j.W v.Don
Schufro/M.v.Chromico/DK/DEN40586/B: Nevermann-Torup,Carina
3. 70 Donna Romma Aspnäs, Elin SWE 1200 EUR 72.525 Punkte
R 8-j.S v.Don
Frederico/M.v.Warkant/HANN/102NY99/B: Quirling,Hans-Joachim
4. 21 BMC Roman Nature Krooswijk, Angela NED 700 EUR 70.425 Punkte
B 16-j.H
v.Rohdiamant/M.v.Ehrentusch/RHLD/GER18119/B: Hinnemann,Johann
5. 135 Moliere Brison, Saidja BEL 600 EUR 68.650 Punkte
B 11-j.H v.De
Niro/M.v.Amiral/S.WBL/BEL42393/B: Brison,Pol
6. 119 Lord de Nicole Rios Arias, Estefania ESP 500 EUR 67.675 Punkte
B 14-j.H /NL/ESP04069/B: Rios
Arias,Estefania
7. 146 Pinocchio Wells, Sophie GBR 400 EUR 66.975 Punkte
F 14-j.W
v.Landeur/M.v.Casimir/KWPN/GBR41387/B: Wells,Sophie
Angaben zur Prüfung:  Richter:M.Colliander (FIN)   Gesamt-Geldpreis:
7000 EURDr.W.Markowski (POL)G.Svalling (SWE)I.Wessels (GBR)K.Wüst (GER)