Helen Langehanenberg & Vayron Win 2019 Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Series Kickoff at Hagen

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Helen Langehanenberg and Vayron winning qualification for the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal final. © Foto Rüchel

HAGEN, Germany, April 27, 2019–Helen Langehanenberg rode Vayron, an eight-year-old stallion, to victory at Horses & Dreams in the first of 12 qualifiers in the 2019 Nürnberger Burg-Pokal that is the German championship for Small Tour horses. Helen also filled the runner-up place with Frank Sinatra.

Helen and the Westfalen (Vitalis x Gloster) scored 73.049% to become the first combination to qualify for the final of the series for horses aged seven to nine years in Frankfurt Dec. 19-22.

On Frank Sinatra, an eight-year-old Westfalen gelding (Fidertanz x Louis Le Bon), the German Olympic rider scored 73.024%,

“He has only been with me since September and this was his second event,” Helen said of Vayron. “He’s a little shy, but a horse with great potential.”

Frank Sinatra has been with her since a youngster, she said, and “he has really surprised me here. He’s very timid, but he has really presented well and learned a lot. It was so close today, but I will try and qualify him at one of the other events of the Burg-Pokal.”

The winner of each of the qualifiers over the next seven months gets an invitation to the final of the series that was launched in 1992.

Series qualifiers in 2019 are:
April 24-28–Horses & Dreams Hagen
May 3-5–Maimarkt Mannheim
May 24-26–International Horse Festival Redefin
May 29/June 2–Pferd International Munich
June 13-16–Optimum Balve
June 20-23–Dressage Festival Bonhomme Werder/Havel
July 11-14–Dressage Days Bettenröde
July 24-28–Dressage Festival Wintermühle Neu-Anspach
Aug. 6-11–Verden International Verden
Aug. 15-18–CHI Donaueschingen
Sept. 14-15–Dressage Competition Gut Hohenkamp Dorsten
Oct. 29/Nov. 3–Faszination Pferd Nürnberg
Dec. 19-22–Final Frankfurt

Results: