Woodlander Farouche in class of own Is 1st British Horse to win 5-Year-Old World Championship
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By ILSE SCHWARZ
VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 6–The exquisite Hanoverian mare, Woodlander Farouche ridden by Great Britain’s Michael George Eilberg, totally dominated the five year old division Saturday to become the first British horse to be crowned world champion.
Many thought this was maybe the most complete winner in recent years at this World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses, the mare (Furst Heinrich x Dimaggio) showing suppleness, expression, power, rideability and scoring a perfect 10 for her walk. She finished with a total score of 9.72.
Reserve champion was also a chestnut mare, Damon’s Divene (Damon Hill x Rubin Royal) ridden beautifully by Helen Langehanenberg of Germany and achieving a final score of 9.12. Helen will be competing with Divene’s sire, Damon Hill, at the European Championships in Rotterdam in two weeks.
The popular, tall and elegant KWPN stallion, Bretton Woods ridden by the consummate young horse rider, Emmelie Scholtens placed third with 8.88 This combination from The Netherlands really improved their performance from the qualification round.
Woodlander Farouche became the first British-bred horse to win at the Young Horse World Championships.
Though she broke into canter during the extended trot, there was no doubt from anyone that she was the winner. She scored 9.40 for her trot, even with the mistake. In every other way, the trot demonstrated all the qualities the judges look for: balance, uphill tendency, adjustability, suppleness, engagement. Jennie Loriston-Clarke revealed that the mistake had been the source of some argument between the judges as they decided how to account for it in the scores.
There was no arguments over the walk score, 10 for a relaxed, correct ground-covering stride that maintained a perfect connection with the bridle.
The canter continued the use of superlatives by the judges, 9.80 and with such perfect self carriage and lightness to the bit the score for submission was 9.60 and general impression 9.80. I believe only Florencio scored a higher final score, 9.80, when he won here as a five-year-old.
Farouche’s breeder Lynne Crowden was in tears through the award ceremony, as were many others.
“I thought Thursday was bad, but today’s is much worse,” Lynne quipped. “People ask how I am going to celebrate tonight, I’m too exhausted”. She was very forward in praising Michael for his contribution as she clearly understands you need the right team to cultivate talent. It seems the mare will be staying in Britain for the long term. Lynne is now part owner of Farouche with the Eilberg family and a long time friend, Alison Watson. Lynne unabashadly stated that “this was a horse for the British team.”
German combinations filled the top of results in the CDI3* Grand Prix held concurrently with the young horse championships–Isabell Werth and Don Johnson in first scoring 72.106 per cent, Kristina Sprehe on Desperados second with 71.766 per cent and Nadine Capellmann on Elvis VA third on 69.468 per cent.
|Prize of Kreissparkasse Verden
Int. dressage competition for young horses
CH-M-D YH final 5-year old horses
|1.||876||Woodlander Farouche||Eilberg, Michael George||GBR||2000 EUR||Wertnote 9.72|
|F 6-j.S v.Fürst Heinrich/M.v.Dimaggio/BHS/103DV59/B: L.Crowden/A.Waltson/S.Eilber|
|2.||252||Damon’s Divene||Langehanenberg, Helen||GER||1100 EUR||Wertnote 9.12|
|F 5-j.S v.Damon Hill/M.v.Rubin-Royal/WESTF/103HG97/B: Becks,Christian|
|3.||90||Bretton Woods||Scholtens, Emmelie||NED||800 EUR||Wertnote 8.88|
|R 5-j.H v.Johnson/M.v.De Niro/KWPN/103HV24/B: Fam. van Limpt|
|4.||86||Boston STH||Minderhoud, Hans Peter||NED||400 EUR||Wertnote 8.74|
|DB 5-j.H v.Johnson/M.v.Quattro B/KWPN/B: Minderhoud,Hans Peter|
|5.||487||IPS Bon Bravour||Franckx-Goen, Tom||BEL||200 EUR||Wertnote 8.64|
|B 5-j.H v.Painted Black I/M.v.Chronos/KWPN/103HP74/B: IPS Horse Group,|
|6.||742||Showtime||Schneider, Dorothee||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.58|
|DB 5-j.W v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Rotspon/HANN/B: Kippert,Gabriele|
|7.||815||Swing de Hus||Michel, Jessica||FRA||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.48|
|R 5-j.H v.San Remo/M.v.Wonderland/HANN/103DP59/B: Michel,Jessica|
|8.||85||Borencio||Scholtens, Emmelie||NED||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.4|
|B 5-j.H v.Florencio I/M.v.Lord Sinclair I/KWPN/103HV35/B: Collins,A. & Elias,A.|
|9.||403||Florentinus V||Hoffmann, Jennifer||USA||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.32|
|DB 5-j.H v.Florestan I/M.v.Londonderry/WESTF/B: Hoffmann,Jennifer|
|10.||279||De Champ OLD||Engelbart, Anja||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.3|
|DB 5-j.H v.Daddy Cool/M.v.Caprimond/OLD/B: Schockemöhle,Paul|
|11.||41||Atterupgaard’s Final Kiss||Henningsen, Sanne||DEN||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.18|
|R 5-j.H v.French Kiss/M.v.Diamond/DK/103HV29/B: Munkedal Aps,|
|12.||603||N.O.H.’S Daijoubo||Helgstrand, Andreas||DEN||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.16|
|B 5-j.W v.Daddy Cool/M.v.Picandt/DK/103HV48/B: Stutteri N.O.H.,|
|13.||430||Fürstenball OLD||Westendarp, Ines||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.12|
|SCHWB 5-j.H v.Fürst Heinrich/M.v.Donnerhall/OLD/B: BG Hendriksen u.Schockemöhle,|
|14.||812||Sunday NRW||Wilimzig, Anja||GER||150 EUR||Wertnote 8.0|
|DB 5-j.H v.Sandro Hit/M.v.Donnerhall/WESTF/103HJ31/B: Nordrhein-Westf. Landgestüt|
|15.||826||TC Beau Deux||Raateland, Geert-Jan||NED||150 EUR||Wertnote 7.44|
|DB 5-j.S v.Ravel/M.v.Gouverneur/KWPN/103IA53/B: Raateland,Geert-Jan & Coomans,T.J|
|Judges:||J.Loriston-Clarke|| Total prize money: