Last weekend we travelled to the German city of Verden (Germany) to enjoy the World Championship of young horses. A very awaited event every year, and in which we have had a worthy representation of our Spanish horses.
A total of forty-eight participants took part, of which six were Iberian horses.
The competition started with the 6 years old test, in which FUEGO TG participated, ridden by Pedro Hernández, who with a score of 7,72 reached the thirteenth place, leaving very good sensations among the public present there, and other international riders.
Another Spanish rider participating in this event was Alejandro Sánchez del Barco with Trápalo de Indalo, who obtained a score of 7.46 points.
The winner of this test was the British Charlotte Fry, riding Kjento with a score of 9.40 points. In second place, the Spanish rider Manuel Domínguez Bernal, who lives in Germany, scored 9,40 points with Escamillo.
On Thursday the competition continued with the 5 years old horses, in this section we were represented by Brio de TUCABALLOANDALUZ, ridden by Jesús Pascual and XO Giraldés Mor, ridden by Carlos Bayo.
On this occasion the winner of this category in the final test was the Swedish Jeanna Hogberg with Hesselhoej Down Town “and a 97,000.
In the 7 years old category, we could not count on the presence of NORTEÑO FS, ridden by Alberto García-Briñon, due to a slight injury at the last minute, a pity because he was the favourite in this category.
The binomial formed by Teatrero de Centurión and Joseph Robert, who obtained a very good mark in the future perspective.
Quádrigo Nadales V and Alejandro Sánchez del Barco, executed a good reprise with a remarkable trot.
Andreas Helgstrand with a spectacular Jovian and a score of 89,136 , triumphed in the 7 years old test, proclaiming himself World Champion of this edition celebrated in Verden.
Our Spanish horses were accompanied at all times by a commission formed by Ancce, which put a touch of colour to the rainy days lived there.
In our opinion, we believe that we have a long way to go in order to improve the training of our horses, to achieve a contact without tension, with a more fluid riding and with a vision closer to the requirements of the international judges.
Spanish horse breeders will improve their results in international competitions if they focus more attention on breeding more flexible horses and paying attention to the quality of each and every one of their horses’ gaits and betting on rider trainers with an open mind to grasp the concepts and training systems of international dressage.