mandag 24. september 2012
søndag 2. september 2012
We mostly watched the qualification class for the 5-year-olds:
Holga Finken and Domenikus
Ann-Christin Wienkamp and Revolverheld, a full-brother to the Grand Prix stallion Rock Forever
Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn and Royal Ascot
Beatrice Buchwald and Lord Carnaby
Sandra Frieling and Don Noblesse
Claudia Rüscher and Quam Libet
Dorothee Schneider, who won silver in London together with the rest of the German team
Mike Habermann also rode another 5-year-old, the mare Red Pearl:
Some more impressions from Warendorf:
I didn't have much time to look at the ponies, who also have their own national championships this weekend. It always amazes me how good riders the pony-riders are, even though they are so young.
Eva Möller and High Five
Heiner Schiergen and Discovery
Klaus Schrader and Lord Poinsettie
Some photos of the 4-year-olds:
Isabel Bache (from Norway, but based in Germany at Holga Finkens stable) and De Nino
Helen Langehanenberg and Damon's Satelite, one of the Damon Hill offspring she showed in Warendorf.
With Damon Hill she was a silver medalist with the team in London, 4th individually, with Damon's Satelite she won the 4-year-old division and with Damon's Delorange she won the 5-year-final with a record 9.8 score (that's 9.5 for trot, 10 for the walk, 9.5 for the canter, and two times 10 for the "thoroughness" and overall impression!)!
Geertje Hesse and Rock Star
And let's not forget the most important aspect of the BuCha for many people - the possibility to catch up with other horsepeople and gossip about horses, people and other horsepeople!