There were three shining stars at the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses held at the Dutch Equestrian Federation in Ermelo (NED).
The event which is designed to show off new and developing talent saw 20,000 spectators watch five-year-old Victoria’s Secret, the six-year-old Fiontini and the seven-year-old Sezuan become the shining stars at Ermelo over the weekend.
In the five-year-old section Germany’s Beatrice Buchwald who’s known for her production of top-quality youngsters won with her Rheinlander mare, Victoria’s Secret (Vitalis/Fiermark). Judges Kurt Christensen (DEN), Christoph Hess (GER), Francis Verbeek van Rooy (NED) and Isobel Wessels (GBR) awarded Buchwald a whopping 10 for perspective helping them achieve the gold-medal-winning score of 95.00.
“Victoria’s Secret is not only an intelligent horse, she’s also a mare with a lot of go and always wants to work. We could have easily ridden another round here!” says Beatrice.
The six-year-old champion was Danish warmblood Fiontini ridden by Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and the seven-year-old champion was Sezuan ridden by Dorothee Schneider, who are both already off to Rio.
Dorothee Schneider was ecstatic about winning her third world championships title in a row on Sezuan. “Sezuan is a sensational horse with three excellent gaits who always wants to work with me in the test and make me happy!” says Dorothee.