Sezuan, Danish Stallion, World Five-Year-Old Champion

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Sezuan, the 2014 five-year-old World Young Horse Campion, with Dorothee Schneider aboard. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sezuan, the 2014 five-year-old World Young Horse Campion, with Dorothee Schneider aboard. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 9, 2014–Sezuan, the Danish Warmblood stallion ridden by German Olympian Dorothee Schneider, on Saturday became the five-year-old World Young Horse Champion.

The stunning dark bay by Blue Horse Zack out of a Don Schufro mare was awarded a mark of 10 for the canter and 9.6 for both the walk and trot, 9.7 for submission and 9.9 for general impression for an overall score of 9.76 from the international ground jury.

The horse, owned by Gestüt Peterhof of Perl, Germany beat out the Westfalen mare Samoura M (san Amour x Ferragamo) ridden by Ann-Christin Wienkamp that scored 9.34 for second place and the KWPN stallion Eyecatcher (Vivaldi x Partout) ridden by Kirsten Brouwer on 9.30 for third place.

Ghislain Fouarge of the Netherlands, speaking for the ground jury, described the top half dozen horses in the annual championships as “really fantastic.”

The training and performances in recent years, he said, have “imroved tremendously. The riding is much nicer. We never see the horses not happy.”

Sezuan ridden by Dorothee Schneider in the World Young Horse Championship five-year-old division. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sezuan ridden by Dorothee Schneider in the World Young Horse Championship five-year-old division. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Dorothee, who rode for Germany at the 2012 Olympics in London, said: “It was an amazing feeling because he is an amazing horse. I understand him and he understands me.”

She started riding the horse only in March this year, she said, and “we are growing more and more together.”

The next goal is the six-year-old championships at this same show grounds in a year’s time.

Samoura M ridden by Ann Christin Wienkamp to the silver medal at the World Young Horse Championships. © 2014 Ken Braddck/dressage-news.com
Samoura M ridden by Ann Christin Wienkamp to the silver medal at the World Young Horse Championships. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Samoura M’s rider, Ann-Christin Wienkamp, said the German national championships the first week of September is the next goal for the horse that received his highest score of 9.60 for the trot. The judges praised the horses cadence and swinging back.

Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher were the only oter pair to be awarded 10, which was for the trot, and finished third overall. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher were the only oter pair to be awarded 10, which was for the trot, and finished third overall. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher was the only other combination to receive a mark of 10, which they did for the trot. However, mistakes in the canter for a mark of 8.90 put them into third place.

“He is a great horse to ride,”Kirsten said of the chestnut stallion that she resumed riding only four weeks ago. She had ridden the horse for a couple of months last winter but then the horse was turned over to another rider.

“He did his best,” she said. “Two day of competition is hard for a horse, but he did his best. You sit and he goes.”

Results:

5-Year-Old World Championship Final

# no horse rider trot walk canter ride-
ability
final
impression
score
1. 1033 Sezuan 2
S \ DWB \ SCHWB \ 2009 \ Blue Hors Zack x Don Schufro \ B: Jaeger, Linette \ O: Gestüt Peterhof
GER
Dorothee Schneider
Frankf.Turnierst.Schw.Gelb e.V.
2.000,00 EUR 9.6 9.6 10.0 9.7 9.9 9.76
2. 690 Samoura M
M \ Westf \ B \ 2009 \ San Amour x Ferragamo \ B: Mussmann,Heinrich \ O: Mussmann,Heinrich
GER
Ann-Christin Wienkamp
RFV Mesum e.V.
1.100,00 EUR 9.6 9.2 9.4 9.0 9.5 9.34
3. 378 Eye Catcher 6
S \ KWPN \ F \ 2009 \ Vivaldi x Partout \ B: Snoeks,G. \ O: J. van Uytert,Uytert,Joop van,Wilaras,Titian u.Shirley
NED
Kirsten Brouwer 800,00 EUR 10.0 9.8 8.9 8.5 9.3 9.30
4. 342 DSP Belantis
S \ DSP \ Schi \ 2009 \ Benetton Dream x Expo’se \ B: Stiftung BHLG, \ O: Stiftung BHLG,
GER
Beatrice Buchwald
RFV Graf von Schmettow Eversael
400,00 EUR 9.5 9.6 9.2 8.6 9.4 9.26
5. 745 Soiree d’ Amour OLD
M \ Old \ R \ 2009 \ San Amour x Latimer \ B: Bergen,Maren \ O: Kalvelage,Birgit
GER
Kira Wulferding
RFV Holzhausen u.U.e.V.
200,00 EUR 9.9 8.0 9.0 9.0 9.6 9.10
6. 262 Daley Thompson
S \ Westf \ Db \ 2009 \ Damon Hill x Lauries Crusador xx \ B: Becks,Christian \ O: Hengsthaltung Becks,
GER
Claudia Rüscher
RFV Greven e.V.
150,00 EUR 8.4 9.4 8.7 8.6 8.9 8.80
7. 663 Revolution 25
G \ SWB \ SCHWB \ 2009 \ Skovens Rafael x Fürst Heinrich \ B: Nyström Dr.,Lena \ O: Freden,Mats
SWE
Anna Svanberg 150,00 EUR 8.9 7.8 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.72
8. 767 Stanford 9
S \ Rhld \ B \ 2009 \ Sir Donnerhall I x Diamond Hit \ B: ZG Mengelaers,Anton u.Uwe \ O: Sevens,Stefan,Schulte,Ann-Kathrin,Jungbluth Dr.,Gert
GER
Dorothee Schneider
Frankf.Turnierst.Schw.Gelb e.V.
150,00 EUR 8.2 9.6 8.4 8.0 8.4 8.52
9. 399 Ferdinand BB
S \ Hann \ Db \ 2009 \ Florencio I x Lanciano \ B: Sieverding,Bernhard \ O: Bürchler-Keller,Beatrice A.
GER
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl
RFV Aubenhausen e.V.
150,00 EUR 8.3 7.8 8.8 8.6 8.8 8.46
9. 350 Ebony 98
S \ KWPN \ R \ 2009 \ Painted Black I x Jazz \ B: Groen,A.J. \ O: Cor van Driel,Van Driel,A.E.E.C. Jonge u.Stal Laa
NED
Vai Bruntink 150,00 EUR 9.4 7.7 8.4 8.0 8.8 8.46
11. 374 Estoril 17
S \ KWPN \ F \ 2009 \ Zhivago x Gribaldi \ B: Franssen,R. \ O: J.van Uytert & T. Wilaras,Wilaras,Titian u.Shirley
NED
Emmelie Scholtens
RG Heisfelde e.V.
150,00 EUR 8.8 7.4 8.8 7.2 8.4 8.12
12. 365 Elton John 13
S \ KWPN \ F \ 2009 \ Jazz x Fidermark \ B: Dressuurstal van Baalen, \ O: Hinnemann,Johann
GER
Stefanie Wolf
RV Krüsterhof Voerde e.V.
150,00 EUR 8.6 7.4 7.9 7.8 8.2 7.98
13. 28 Auheim’s Riano
S \ Old \ Schwb \ 2009 \ Rock Forever I x Weltmeyer \ B: Westendarp,Johannes \ O: Pengg,Aegyd
AUT
Stephanie Dearing 150,00 EUR 9.0 8.0 8.8 5.8 7.2 7.76
14. 541 Litvinenko Sjaelstofte
S \ Trak. \ DF \ 2009 \ Imperio x Pidroneur \ B: Annette Olesen u.Soren Rasmussen, \ O: Annette Olesen u.Soren Rasmussen,
DEN
Anne Troensegaard 150,00 EUR 8.7 8.8 7.3 6.0 7.8 7.72
15. 395 FBW Fairplay H
G \ Württ \ Schi \ 2009 \ Fürst Hohenstein x Disco-Tänzer \ B: Häfner,Werner \ O: Knoll,Linda
GER
Ines Knoll
RFV Ostrach
150,00 EUR 7.5 8.0 7.8 7.3 7.8 7.68
total = 6.000,00 EUR

 

prize money 6.000,00 EUR
judges Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
Jacques van Daele (BEL)
Annette Fransen-Iacobaeus (SWE)
Liselotte Fore (USA)