Super performances from both Helgstrand Dressage girls
As H2R predicted after yesterday's 5 year old qualifier, today would be with more Danish Warmblood for the final.
Young Victoria Vallentin showed the elegant top mover Straight Horse Ascenzione by Zack / Schufro (full sister of Sezuan) in a lovely test.
H2R comments during the test:
Strong expressive super flow trot tour, small tensions for rein back, super walk tour with clear difference between medium walk and extended walk, bit conservative medium canter but understandable as she yesterday had an error, nice simple change, super transition to trot at K, lovely half circle. Nice contact and frame all the way.
Trot 9,4 walk 8,4 canter 8,7 submission 9,0 perspective 9,0 = 8,9
Lindballe´s Just Perfect by Johnson / De Niro and Simone Pearce also showed their best today.
Expressive trot in good balance (much better tempo today), bit resistance for rein back, marching walk tour, good transition to canter, good simpel change, nice balance for the canter, good transition for trot, nice stretching of the neck half volte.
Trot 8.7 walk 9.0 canter 8.8 submission 8.8 perspective 8.9 - total 8.84
Unfortunately is was not the Championship for the Danish combination Fürstenball daughter Delizia with Anne Troensegaard. Too much tension and unbalanced tests.
Huge jump forward for Asgard´s Ibiza with Juliane Brunkhorst for today's victory
Sometimes mysteries happens at World Championships for Young Horses and Ibiza was one of them. Going into the semi final as no 8, being able to improve both walk and canter with 1,0 and 1,1.
Qualifier score: trot 9.2 walk 7.5 canter 8.2 submission 7.6 perspective 8.1 = total 8.12
Semi final score: trot 9.3 walk 8.5 canter 9.3 submission 8.7 perspective 9.0 = total 8.96
Instead H2R was missing the positive French combination Star de l'Ocean and Guillaume Recoing for the final, they finished as no 4.