This morning 5 year old qualification startede in Ermelo
42 combinations were ready entering the qualifier for 5 year old horses at the 2018 edition of World Championship for Young Horses.
As always there is a huge differences between the nations, and over the years Denmark and Danish Warmblood has become a major player at the World Championships, of course with Helgstrand Dressage showing absolute top youngsters every year.
This year without exception where the boss himself Andreas Helgstrand took the lead early in the completion with Danish Warmblood gelding Zhaplin Langholt by Zonik / Stedinger. Later beaten by himself with the top stallion Revolution by Rocky Lee / Rouletto, 2nd place for Matthias Rath with Descatado by Desperados / Londonderry and 3rd with another Zonik son Zucchero with Prince Thatch xx as damsire ridden by Frederic Wandres.
Revolution is German bred and therefore Helgstrand is showing him for Germany. The big stallion was really on fire today, and luckily with Andreas´ experience they succeeded very well all the way, and the longside before the medium canter was more than well managed from Helgstrand when the big stallion just wanted to tell Ermelo that he was the one in the arena now by the World Championship.
H2R comments during the test:
Power flow trot tour, tense halt for rein back, huge walk small tensions, tensions screaming before going into medium canter, but Andreas keeps the balance and focus, superb canter, super half circle trot. 9,06.
trot 9.5 walk 8.8 canter 9,0 submission 8,5 perspective 9.5