d’Avie Wins World Young Horse Championship for Seven-Year-Olds, Ridden by Spain’s Severo Jurado Lopez for Second Straight Title

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d’Avie repeating as World Young Horse Champion–gold in 2019 as seven-year-old, gold in 2018 as six-year-old, ridden by Severo Jurado Lopez. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

ERMELO, Netherlands, Aug. 4, 2019–d’Avie, the Hanoverian stallion, was ridden by Spain’s Severo Jurado Lopez to the World Young Horse Championships for seven-year-olds Sunday, a year after claiming gold as a six-year-old.

Hasselhoej Donkey Boy, a Danish Warmblood stallion, claimed silver and Total Hope, an Oldenburg stallion sired by Totilas, took bronze.

Hasselhoej Donkey Boy ridden to silver medal by Jan Møller Christensen to World Young Horse Championships seven-year-old division. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Of the three world championships contested here, Helgstrand Dressage took two titles–this seven-year-old competition, the five-year-old by Andreas Helgstrand on Jovian and So Unique in a four-year-old non-championship class.

Andreas told dressage-news.com he will return to Wellington, Florida with about 30 horses for the third straight year of operating a sales barn during the winter long Global Dressage Festival.

Total, an Oldenburg stallion and sired by Totilas, with Isabel Freese in the World Young Horse Championships. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

More to come

Results:

WYHC 7YO Final