27 starter for the Grand Prix Special tour today at Hagen
The morning startede in a lovely sunshine and turned into cold rainy during the test. From today’s Grand Prix class just the 15 best combinations are ready for the Special Sunday.
As co-commentator at Clipmyhorse was the international 5* judge Henning Lehrmann, who did some real nice comments and explanations about his way of watching the tests. He was real humble about the fact of the difficulty just to ride the Grand Prix test and even being able to show an error free test.
What a great standard of the top of the field today.
Cosmo - bit conservative but clever start of the test today
Emilio - some minor disturbances in the contact during the test
TSF Dalera BB - more to come and with the final relaxation for the series they will be at top of the podium
Buriel K.H. - best efter test and also Personal Best score
Famoso OLD - positive and supple power today with some minor issues
Dante Weltino OLD - Outstanding pirouettes, but still lacking more uphill trend for one times
Escolar - supple happy athlete, will easily get to the top with superb basic qualities
Fidelio van het Bloemenhof - 1st time ever outside UK. Top qualities and still development to come
Bakkely´s Onandt - very nice development, bit big eyes with a couple of expensive errors today
H2R comments during the tests:
Cosmo GER - nice halt, direct out, nice diagonal not full risk, good balance half passes could show bit more crossing suppleness , bit tense rein back, nice diagonal, sharp transition to passage, nice rhythm for piaffe small on/off steps for piaffe, bit tense walk tour, superb passage, 2nd piaffe very nice, superb 2 times covering all diagonal, super extended canter, super balance zigzag, WOW 1 times, very nice pirouettes, 2nd bit big, nice transition, nice diagonal, small disturb into piaffe, very nice final.
Emilio GER - good halt, super power diagonal, good half passes, bit tense halt with rein back, power diagonal, into super passage, piaffe at the spot easy transitions, lack bit more let go for extended walk, bit on toes collected walk, good passage, small disturb in hand 2nd piaffe, some tensions for 2 times, super extensions small disturb at the hand for collection, zigzag good but small issues in the hand, good 1 times, super nice pirouettes, nice transition, power extension but tiny against the hand, good final centerline small disturb in the hand.
TSF Dalera BB GER - good halt but small disturb out, power balanced diagonal, super easy half passes, nice halt bit tense rein back, lovely power diagonal in super balance, nice transition for passage, superb transitions, very nice active piaffe, super relaxation for extended walk tour, bit tense collected walk, bit tense transition to passage, small tensions in passage, super nice piaffe, good transition to canter, good 2 times bit tense in the body but well executed, nice extended canter, nice zigzag, good 1 times, very nice pirouettes, super diagonal, superb final WOW! Easy in/out activity and power.
Buriel K.H. SWE - into riders hands for the halt, nice diagonal, could show bit more bending for half passes, nice balance, bit tense rein back, bit running extension, nice transition to passage, super nice 1st piaffe and nice transitions, good walk tour, nice transition to passage, super 2nd piaffe and transitions, good transition to canter, very nice 2 times, nice extension, small error 1st transition zigzag, good 1 times, super sit bit big 1st pirouette, 2nd super, diagonal not full power, WAUW nice final centerline. Super control all the way, super halt.
Famoso OLD GER - lost balance hind canter into halt, super nice balance expression diagonal uphill frame, nice flow for half passes, good halt with rein back, smooth diagonal nice transition to passage, super easy bam bam bam piaffe and out smooth again, lovely rhythm off the ground, superb extended walk, bit tense final collected walk, 2nd piaffe tour ditto, small unbalance after transition to canter, good 2 times, bit unbalanced moments for zigzag, good 1 times could cover bit more ground, lack bit canter activity for 1 pirouette, unbalanced change at x, big 2nd pirouette, loosing balance bit for passage, superb piaffe and transition out.
Dante Weltino OLD SWE - good halt power diagonal, active half passes, good halt with rein back, nice diagonal, nice transition to passage, nice passage, piaffe could be a bit more with clear rhythm, bit hectic extended walk, super collected walk, small tensions hind passage, piaffe lack bit more quick activity, nice transitions, good transition to canter, nice 2 times, nice extension, good zigzag, lack bit more uphill for 1 times, super control/quality for pirouettes WAUW!, active diagonal, nice active piaffe for the final with good passage.
Escolar GER - bit unbalanced halt, nice power diagonal, nice carriage balanced half passes, superb halt with nice rein back, nice extension, expressive passage, backwards trend for 1st piaffe nice rhythm and angle for piaffe, super walk tour, good transition to passage, very nice 2nd piaffe with good transitions keep nice balance, super transition to canter, superb 2 times uphill quality, small unbalance for zigzag, super nice 1 times, good rhythm for pirouettes, both becomes a bit big, nice diagonal, good passage, small stop before final piaffe. Lovely happy expression from both horse and rider.
🇩🇰Fidelio van het Bloemenhof DEN - good halt, nice diagonal with good power, lack bit more go and flow for half passes, good halt bit tense rein back, nice diagonal, good transition to passage, nice in and out of 1st piaffe, good piaffe with nice balance and activity, good walk tour, good transition to passage, nice easy 2nd piaffe with good transitions, good transition to canter, nice big 2 times, good extended canter nice transition back before change, good zigzag with nice flow, super nice 1 times with expression and power, becomes bit hind aides for both pirouettes, good transition to trot, super diagonal, really nice final centerline, lovely angle for piaffe and easy impression.
🇩🇰Bakkely´s Onandt DEN - good halt, bit looking, nice power diagonal, nice go and flow for half passes nice uphill, good halt with nice rein back, power diagonal, nice transition to passage, nice sit and activity for 1st piaffe, good transitions, good walk tour bit looking around, good transition to passage, lack bit impulsion for 2nd piaffe, want to turn but Lone manage to keep on, good 2 times bit big eyes, full risk extended canter, nice zigzag, good 1 times but bit tense, good sit but lack bit more canter for 1st pirouette, 2nd pirouette nice, good transition, nice diagonal, nice passage, travelling forward very regular piaffe, good final.
See the entire results here.