Sezuan best in Verden
It was very exciting to follow Sezuan in the class for 5-year-old horses at the WCYH. Since Sezuan was shown for the first time as a 3-year-old, he has been on everybody's lips and has show top-notch class in all gaits. Consequently, there has been tremendous pressure on him and his rider before the start yesterday. The stadium was packed when Sezuan entered the arena. However, the couple managed to keep a cool head, and Sezuan showed fantastic composure and lots of energy all the way. The ride was awarded with a superb score of 9.68 points, resulting in a clear victory. We look forward to seeing him in the finals on Saturday.
Danciano wins gaits class in Verden
In connection with the international WCYH for 5- and 6-year-old horses in Verden this week, gaits classes for 3- and 4-year-old German horses are also taking place. Yesterday, Danciano started the class for 4-year-old stallions. Danciano showed high class with his fantastic rideability and excellent gaits. He was awarded with 9.5 for rideability and exterior, and 9.0 for trot and canter. It was a clear victory with 9.10 points. Danciano made a great performance under his German rider Anja Engelbart.
Galaxy Win T
A happy summer greeting from Galaxy Win T. The breeding season is soon coming to an end, and we have slowly started training the young stallions again. As appears, he has developed nicely since the licensing in Herning in March.
Two new riders on our team
We are pleased to announce that we have signed contracts with two new riders for our team. Ditte Mikkelsen, who is 29 years old, will start working at Helgstrand Dressage as of July 28. Ditte has many years' experience in training young as well as older horses, and since her junior years, she has been very active in competitions. We asked Ditte what she is looking forward to in her new job, "I cannot wait to become part of the daily work in a fantastic team, and of course ride top-notch horses. It is a huge chance to work in an environment, where you are able to learn and grow every day".
As of September 1, Stine Døssing will also become part of our team of riders. Stine is a talented dressage rider and in recent years, she has done well at competitions.
We are looking very much forward to welcoming the two girls on our team.
Open position: new rider for team Helgstrand
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Prima Donna - winner of qualifier for 6-year-olds
Daniel and Prima Donna won the qualifier in Aalborg for 6-year-old horses with 8.74 points, scoring e.g. 9.0 in trot, 9.5 in walk and 9.0 in capacity. Prima Donna made a superb performance with several highlights; her performance looks quite promising for the future. Daniel also placed fourth with Sir Robin D, scoring 8.34 points.
Vincent Maranello - winner of qualifier for 4-year-olds
Vincent Maranello and Thomas won the championship qualifier for 4-year-old horses in Aalborg. They obtained a total score of 9.10, scoring e.g. 9.2 in trot, 9.7 in canter and 9.4 in capacity. Even though Vincent Maranello found his first outdoor show quite exciting, he did a great job in the arena, and he made an excellent performance. Emma and Tørveslettens Fifty-fifty placed second in the class, obtaining 8.78 points, with e.g. 9.7 in trot and 9.2 in canter. In addition, Emma and Faximilliana placed fourth with 8.66. Finally, Severo placed 6 and 7 with Full Moon and Bambolero, respectively.
Fantastic show for Daniel at Broholm
This weekend Daniel participated in Bundgaard Byg Cup and the U-25 Danish Championship at Broholm with Vladimir and Versace.
Friday morning started with Prix St. George as a warm-up for the Bundgaard Byg Cup. Daniel and Vladimir obtained 70.92% in this class and placed fourth. In Intermediare I on Saturday, Daniel and Vladimir made an even greater performance, and this was awarded with a score of 74.29%, making them the obvious winner of the class. Sunday, Daniel and Vladimir had their debut in Intermediare I Kür. Once again, they made a great performance, which matched the music beautifully. Vladimir seemed a bit tired after three days of competition, however, he did really well, and they obtained 75.04%. As a result Daniel and Vladimir finished as winners of Bundgaard Byg Cup.
Versace and Daniel started their first outdoor show this weekend. On Friday in the Intermediare II, the first qualifier for the U-25 Danish Championship, they did well, but the new surroundings were a bit challenging. They finished with a score of 68.63% and placed third. Saturday in the Grand Prix, Daniel and Versace showed a high level, and their great performance resulted in a score of 70.02%, which was enough to place second in the class. In the finals on Sunday, in the Grand Prix Kür, Daniel and Versace made an excellent performance, showing a programme with a high level of complexity. After obtaining 74.05% in the kür and finishing second in the U-25 Danish Championship, Daniel was able to bring home a silver medal for the second year in a row.
Congratulations on the great results.
Successful weekend at Mors
Last weekend some of the riders from Helgstrand Dressage participated in the regional show at Morsø Rideklub. Daniel and Vladimir won MA0 as well as MA2, scoring 69.53% and 72.42%, respectively. Jens and Vilgot made a great performance and finished second in the unofficial Danish Championship for master rider students. Finally, Charlotte and Okavango won the Prix St. George with a score of 67.10%.
Emma and Fleetwood - winner of qualifier for 4-year-olds
During the weekend, Emma participated in the championship for 4 and 5 years old horses in Holstebro Rideklub. In the class for 4-year-olds, Emma and Fleetwood won with impressive 9.0 points. In the class for 5-year-olds, Emma placed fourth with Zgander.
Friday and Sunday, Emma and Zgander also went to Frederikshavn Rideklub. Friday, they placed third with 72.77% in LA1. Sunday, they won the class, scoring 70.74% also in LA1.