Strong Danish combinations at Prix Sct. Georg
Danish Michael Søgaard and his Danish Warmblood gelding Slæbækgårds Santino showed a strong performance today. Super smooth and expressive trot tour in a good balance and with a nice frame all the way, the walk tour becomes a bit tense for the collected part, and lack a bit more suppleness and over track for the extension. Well managed canter tour with nice half pirouettes and good series except a small error going into the 4 times with the first change with parallel hind.
Also placed was Anne Troensegaard with trakehner gelding Kipling TSF. Anne is also showing great power for the trot tour in a nice self carriage and with nice suppleness, nice walk tour but both pirouettes lack bit more clear collection, for the canter tour Kipling was late on the aides for the change after half passes and for the 2nd pirouette Kipling lost the canter into the pirouette. Good series.
Another international debut ride for Carina Cassøe Krüth today, this time with the 7 year old Heiline´s Zackton, showing a smooth test without any technical issues. Zackton showing a good trot tour, nice walk with good relaxation, and a strong canter tour with huge ability for the pirouettes. Unfortunately like for Carina´s ride with Danciera american judge Anne Gribbons had her 5% lower than the highest score. (For the GP the difference between Gibbons and highest score was 6% - the other judges were at same level).
Stud Atterupgaard was represented with two horses, Atterupgaards Mahonia ridden by Swedish Pernilla Andre Hokfelt, owner Hamilton Horse. Same owner of the newly crowned Champion mare of the year at Danish Warmblood Atterupgaards Lady Hamilton by Dante Weltino. Atterupgaard rider Norwegian Selina Solberg Vittinghus was showing Atterupgaards Kawasaki, and for both horses a few minor issues kept them away from the top of the class.