Crowds of up to 20,000 dressage fans gathered in Ermelo in the Netherlands last month to watch the judging of the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses.
Germany’s Beatrice Buchwald produced the Rheinlander mare Victoria’s Secret (above), to win the five-year-old section with an impressive score of 95.00%. The mare (Vitalis/Fiermark) scored 9.5 for trot, 9.3 for walk, 8.9 for canter 9.8 for submission and 10 for perspective.
Five-year-old Championship: GOLD – Victoria’s Secret (Beatrice Buchwald) GER 95.00; SILVER – Quel Filou OLD (Sascha Schulz) LUX 93.20; BRONZE – Guadeloupe-Beau (Kim van der Velden) NED 91.00.
Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and last year’s five-year-old winner, the Danish Warmblood Fiontini (Fassbinder/Romanov), won Friday’s six-year-old section with a score of 95.80%.
Six-year-old Championship: GOLD – Fiontini (Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez) ESP 95.80; SILVER – Five Star (Kirsten Brouwer) NED 89.00; BRONZE – Sir Olli (Ann-Christin Wienkamp) GER 87.60.
Currently impressing out in Rio, Germany’s Dorothee Schneider won the seven-year-old category, with Sezuan. The dark bay Danish Warmblood stallion (Blue Hors Zack/Don Schufro), who was bred by Linette Jaeger and is owned by Gestüt Peterhof, scored 89.005% to win.
Seven-year-old Championship: GOLD – Sezuan (Dorothee Schneider) GER 89.005; SILVER – Fiorucci hT (Jeanna Hogberg) SWE 80.253; BRONZE – Saphire Royal (Stefanie Wolf) GER 78.641.
Full results here