D´avie and Severo Jurado Lopez World Champions for 7 year old

7 year old final with threes strong combinations in top

For the 7 year old final dressage judge Mr. Andrew Gardner was at the microphone with some super explanations and comments after each test. This way of putting on words and describe what the judging team actually found very valuable and also where they’ve made their deductions just make this championships some special and bring the dressage into an even more exciting level.

D´avie and Severo Jurado Lopez - photo credit: Lily Forado

D´avie and Severo Jurado Lopez - photo credit: Lily Forado

For D´avie and Severo Mr. Andrew Gardner explained that they were not making any deductions for the canter quality itself even though there were a few minor things, those thing were taken into consideration by the submission mark - therefor a clear 10 for the canter.

D´avie 🇩🇪 super start so much expression and quality, smooth supple turns, giving the rein loosing the suspension a bit, good extended walk, super collected walk with very nice pirouettes, good transition to canter, good zigzag, nice extension, superb pirouettes control and quality, bit tension for series, applauding audience for final centerline.


The highest quality marks of the World Championships

For rider Jan Møller Christensen the higheste quality marks will of course be remembered, but his possible “loss” of the gold medal will take a couple of weeks to overcome, he told H2R after the test.

As Jan told at the subsequent press conference when asked about his development with Donkey Boy from 5th place last year to the silver medal this year. “I think the horse just become stronger from last year. Last year he was good, but of course I can feel he is more ready now and he is stronger. With young horses its important to remember that sometimes they are ready, sometimes they are nearly ready, and sometimes they are really ready”.

Hesselhøj Donkey Boy and Jan Møller Christensen - photo credit: Lily Forado

Hesselhøj Donkey Boy and Jan Møller Christensen - photo credit: Lily Forado

Hesselhøj Donkey Boy 🇩🇰 good halt, power diagonal slightly wide hind, easy light trot tour, easy coming back from extension, nice contact, top extended walk for 10, better collected walk than for the preliminary test, good pirouettes, nice zigzag (hind for riders aides?) very nice canter pirouette, lost 1st change at C, goes into trot, good 2nd pirouette, nice 4 times, good 3 times, nice halt, applauding audience for the final meters.


Short partnership with huge success

Only since January 2019 Total Hope and Isabel has been partners, and before going to the German selection for this World Championships they won the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal qualifier in Redefin with impressive 77,293%, so they already proved their qualities at this level. For both the preliminary test and the final test they showed strong performances, and unfortunately the subsequent comments did not mention anything about the collected walk tour, which was something very special, when Isabel was able to show such a good quality after a huge supple extended walk tour, without rhythm issues.

Total Hope OLD and Isabel Freese - photo credit: Lily Forado

Total Hope OLD and Isabel Freese - photo credit: Lily Forado

Total Hope 🇩🇪 not straight into the halt, super swing for trot, could be a bit more uphill, lovely giving the reins, super nice shoulder in and turns, supple half pass, super extended walk, very good collected walk with good pirouettes, super zigzag really change from behind, superb diagonal, becomes slight hind aides into 1st pirouette, better forward flow 2nd, superb big 4 times, super 3 times nice flow forward, super halt. 

Well deserved 10 for canter but for sure a 9,5 for walk today as it was todays best and most correct collected walk!