Comeback for Nip Tuck and Carl Hester at the international scene yesterday at Keysoe in England. They haven’t competed since 2017
They showed a good test with a few rusty issues, small lack of balance for extended trot and error for two times, and small stop at final piaffe at X.
New at the international scene was Charlotte Dujardin with the 12 year old Trakehner gelding Erlentanz and also Danish Anders Dahl with the 10 year old gelding by Fidertanz with the impossible name Fidelio van het Bloemenhof (just named Fidelio in the future at H2R).
Erlentanz and Dujardin showed a solid test. It is always a pleasure to watch Dujardin. It is a new international partnership between Erlentanz and Dujardin as he is former competed by his owner Sonnar Murray Brown at international level.
Anders Dahl and Fidelio showed a smooth test. Fidelio brings all three gaits with super nice qualities, like super angle and balance for the passage and piaffe tours, good series and nice pirouettes. Looks like a very interesting combination. Only issue for the test was a small misunderstanding for the final piaffe at X.
Anders is obviously very pleased about Fidelio after yesterday’s international debut, and tells that Fidelio is his best horse ever. At the moment Kyra Kirkland is supporting Anders with training of his horses, and the goal for this season is to participate at Danish national championship and of course a spot for Aachen, but there are no specific plans yet. Fidelio looks like a kind of clone between Atlantico and Cassidy, says Anders.