Germany’s Stefanie Wolf & Matchball Win Dorsten Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, 7th to Qualify for Frankfurt Final

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Stefanie Wolf and Matchball. File photo. © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

DORSTEN, Germany, Sept. 13, 2020–Stefanie Wolf rode Matchball OLD to victory in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Sunday, the seventh of 12 competitions to qualify for the final of Small Tour horses in Frankfurt in December.

Stefanie of Germany and the eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Millenium x De Niro) scored 77.073% for the win at Gut Hohenkamp. The pair competed at the World Young Horse Championships the past three years, placing fourth in both the six- and seven-year-old divisions.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Touchdown, eight-year-old KWPN, placed second on 74.610%.

The next qualifier will be at the Balve Optimum next weekend along with the German dressage championships.

Results:

St. Georges Special
1. Isabel Freese — Fürsten-Look 74.585%
2. Matthias Alexander Rath — Destacado FRH 76.341%
3. Dorothee Schneider — Villeneuve 77.220%
4. Dorothee Schneider Sisters Act OLD 77.122%
5. Isabel Freese — Top Gear 77.317%
6. Jana Schrödter — Frau Holle 74.512%
7. Stefanie Wolf — Matchball OLD 77.073%
Longines Balve OPTIMUM Sept. 17-20
Ludwigsburg Sept. 24-27
Schenefelder Dressurfestival Oct. 1-4
Dressurtage Gut Ising/Chieming Oct. 16-18
Ankum Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Finale — Internationales Festhallen Reitturnier Frankfurt Dec. 17-20