Woodlander Farouche does it again–breathtaking, near perfect winner of 6-Year-Old World Championship

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Woodlander Farouche and Michael George Eilberg, World Champions representing Britain © 2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

By ILSE SCHWARZ

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 5–Woodlander Farouche (Furst Heinrich – Dimaggio) was in a class of her own in capturing the six-year-old World Championship for Young Dressage Horses on Sunday.

She is a mare that is almost impossible to describe or capture on either still photo or video. Her charisma, light footedness and athleticism resulted in a “10” for walk and a “10” for the general impression. The judges hated to have to penalize her at all, but a slight loss of rhythm in the 2nd trot extension and tension in the last canter flying change resulted in scores for trot 9.8, canter 9.9,  submission 9.7 and a final score of 9.88.

Woodlander Farouche, in a class of her own ©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
The near-perfect canter of Woodlan Farouche was the highest canter score of the championships ©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Emmelie Scholtens and the KWPN stallion Borencio (Florencio – Lord Sinclair 1) scored 9.10 and were gracious reserve champions. The stallion, who finished 8th last year in the five-year-old championships, has continued his training with Emmelie. She has been riding him since he was three years old and is obviously proud of his development.

KWPN stallion has a tremendous amount of knee in his trot ©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
The canter from Borencio (Florencio - Lord Sinclair) received the 2nd highest score of the 6yo championship©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

In third place was  the Danish combination of the Oldenburg stallion Sir Donnerhall II  (Sandro Hit – Donnerhall) and Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard. This was the first time at Verden for Thomas and he totally delighted with the result, they received 8.78 with the trot being a real highlight, 9.60

the award ceremony was an unexpected delight for Sir Donnerhall 2 and his danish rider Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

As the scores for Woodlander Farouche were being read she received a standing ovation and had to present herself to the crowd before she was allowed to leave the arena. I personally found myself “tearing up” (adds a challenge to taking photographs) and getting goosebumps, she is that special.

The entourage associated with this phenomenal mare is so humble. Breeder and part owner, Lynne Crowden feels both honor and almost disbelief that this journey continues with such tremendous success. Michael’s mother, Geri Eilberg, is a totally “proud” mum, grinning from ear to ear. She commented that her face muscles are exhausted from smiling so much but she still can’t stop.

Woodlander Farouche tries to share the spoils with her breeder, Lynne Crowden©2012 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

More to come

Full Results:

# rider no horse EUR trot walk canter submission gen.impression total
 placed riders
 1 Michael George Eilberg   996 Woodlander Farouche
M / Hann GB-n. / F / 2006 / Fürst Heinrich / Dimaggio / 103DV59 / B: Crowden,Lynne  / Z: Crowden,Lynne
2.000,00 EUR  9.8  10.0  9.9  9.7  10.0  9.88
 2 Emmelie Scholtens
RG Heisfelde e.V.
  086 Borencio
S / KWPN / B / 2006 / Florencio I / Lord Sinclair I  / B: Scholtens,Emmelie  / Z: Pittens,A.P.M.
1.100,00 EUR  9.5  9.0  9.2  8.5  9.3  9.1
 3 Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard   1153 Sir Donnerhall II OLD
S / OLD / DB / 2006 / Sandro Hit / Donnerhall / 103RO36 / B: Nyreröd,Henrik  / Z: Kanitzky,Maik
800,00 EUR  9.6  7.5  9.0  8.9  8.9  8.78
 4 Eva Möller
RSC Osnabruecker Land e.V.
  085 Bordeaux 28
S / KWPN / Db / 2006 / United / Gribaldi / 103PS35 / B: Schockemöhle,Paul  / Z: Lisman,A.J.M.
400,00 EUR  9.4  8.0  8.5  7.9  8.5  8.46
 5 Anna Svanberg   939 Tabasco 88
S / S.WBL / B / 2006 / Topaasch / Sack / 103HW78 / B: Lundberg Persson und Verbena AB,  / Z: Lundberg Persson,Ingrid
200,00 EUR  8.4  9.2  8.1  7.9  8.5  8.42
 6 Victoria Michalke
RA München e.V.
  690 Novia 6
M / Bay / B / 2006 / Stedinger / Alabaster / 103HH35 / B: Michalke,Susanne  / Z: Neukirchinger,Erich
150,00 EUR  9.3  7.0  8.2  8.7  8.6  8.36
 7 Emmelie Scholtens
RG Heisfelde e.V.
  814 Santo Domingo 25
G / NRPS / B / 2006 / Samba Hit II / Flemmingh  / B: Scholtens,Emmelie  / Z: Oomen-Pliester,G. u. A.
150,00 EUR  8.7  7.8  8.1  8.3  8.6  8.3
 7 Marieke van der Putten
RV Höven e.V.
  089 Boston STH
S / KWPN / Db / 2006 / Johnson / Quattro B / 103IB40 / B: Nekeman,L.F.  / Z: Temmink,J.W.
150,00 EUR  8.8  7.4  8.8  7.8  8.7  8.3
 9 Anja Wilimzig
RFV Milte-Sassenberg e. V.
  923 Sunday NRW
S / Westf / Db / 2006 / Sandro Hit / Donnerhall / 103HJ31 / B: Nordrhein-Westf. Landgestüt,  / Z: Wulhorst,Heinrich
150,00 EUR  8.8  7.5  8.3  8.2  8.4  8.24
 10 Jim Rasmussen   796 Samba King 2
G / DK / B / 2006 / Sandro King / Lancet  / B: Koch,Helle Pia & Werner  / Z: Koch u. Jensen,
150,00 EUR  8.1  7.2  8.3  7.2  7.7  7.7
 11 Ines Westendarp
RFV Rulle e.V.
  536 Fürstenball OLD
S / Old / Schwb / 2006 / Fürst Heinrich / Donnerhall / 103IE28 / B: BG Hendriksen u.Schockemöhle,  / Z: Sieverding,Georg
150,00 EUR  8.0  6.8  8.0  7.7  7.8  7.66
 12 Anna Svanberg   065 Bellman 4
S / S.WBL / F / 2006 / Hermes / Prestige / 103HW80 / B: Österberg u.Wilhelmsson,  / Z: Österberg u.Wilhelmsson,
150,00 EUR  7.8  8.4  7.5  6.9  7.6  7.64
 13 Jennifer Hoffmann
ZRFV Coesfeld/Lette e. V.
  505 Florentinus V
S / Westf / Db / 2006 / Florestan I / Londonderry / 103HG29 / B: Gestüt Letter Berg,  / Z: ZG Möhle,Friedrich u.Volker
150,00 EUR  7.5  7.6  6.8  6.5  7.3  7.14
 14 Mia Runesson   053 Barcelona 43
M / S.WBL / B / 2006 / Figaro R / Bernstein / 103HZ60 / B: Runesson,Per  / Z: Gränsbo Stuteri,
150,00 EUR  7.8  6.8  7.0  6.3  7.3  7.04
 15 Anja Engelbart
RV Oldenburger Muensterland e.V
  365 De Champ OLD
S / Old / Db / 2006 / Daddy Cool / Caprimond / 103IC82 / B: BG Pidgley u.Schockemöhle,  / Z: Bescht,Helmar
150,00 EUR  7.2  8.3  4.5  4.6  5.5  6.02
judges: Susanne Baarup (DEN)
Sandy Phillips (GBR)
Raphaël Saleh (FRA)
Dr. Dietrich Plewa (GER)