Jovian Ridden by Andreas Helgstrand Wins World 7-Year-Old Championship Gold, Danish Riders Sweep Medals

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Jovian ridden by Andreas Helgstrand to World 7-Year-Old Championship gold. © 2021 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 29, 2021–Jovian was ridden by Andreas Helgstard to World 7-year-old Championship gold Sunday to lead a sweep of the medals by Danish riders.

Andreas and Jovian, a KWPN stallion (Apache x Tango), received a score of 89.136 from the judges, three judging as a young horse and two as if a dressage test. Jovian received 10s for the trot and perspective, 8 for the walk and  9.8 for canter and submission.

Jovian was the champion in 2019, but could not seek to repeat in 2020 as the championships were not held because of coronavirus.

Nanna Skodborg Merrald on Blue Hors Touch of Olympic L, a Danish Warmblood gelding (Don Olymbrio x Fidermark) took silver on 83.965%.

Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen rode Eternity, a Westfalen gelding (Escolar x Sir Donnerhall) to the bronze on 83.407%.

Results:

7-Year-Old Final

Judges: Sharon Rhode Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel, Ulrike Nivelle, Maria Colliander Kurt Christensen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse H C B
1. 89.136 DEN Andreas Helgstrand Jovian 83.143 95.2 83
2. 83.965 DEN Nanna Skodborg Merrald Blue Hors Touch of Olympic L 74.429 93 75.429
3. 83.407 DEN Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen Eternity 75 73.714 91.6 76.714
4. 82.450 AUS Simone Pearce Quando Unico 74.714 90.4 74.286
5. 82.272 DEN Marianne Yde Helgstrand Elverhøjs Raccolto 73.857 90.4 74.429
6. 80.915 DEN Andreas Helgstrand Queenparks Wendy 75.429 86.4 75.429
7. 80.700 NED Renate van Uytert Johnny Depp 71.857 88.4 74.143
8. 80.158 GER Kira Laura Soddemann Senor Charming NRW 73.286 86.6 74.143
9. 79.565 NED Renate van Uytert Just Wimphof 72.286 87.2 71.571
10. 78.772 FRA Barbara Clement Klinger Jarina des Vallees 73.286 85.4 71
11. 78.322 GER Yara Reichert Valverde NRW 74.429 84 70.857
12. 76.979 GER Yara Reichert Springbank II VH 71.429 83.6 69.286
13. 76.043 LUX Kristine Moller DSP Spectre 68.571 82.8 70
14. 75.950 NED Kimberly Pap Jersey 71 82.4 68
15. 75.158 GER Nicole Wego-Engelmeyer Quiana 69.286 81.6 68.143