Exciting new Grand Prix horses in the making
European Team champions Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Isabell Werth both with “new” Grand Prix horses in the making. Jessica was showing the 10 year old Ferdinand BB by Florencio I / Lanciano and won the preliminary class for the prestigious Louisdor Preis final. Ferdinand BB is a horse with 3 nice basic gaits, showing good expression, much forward piaffe tours and lacking bit more expression for the series, but super nice pirouettes and good passage.
Danish Warmblood gelding, just 8 year old Rockson by Rockefeller / Sorento with Uwe Schwanz showing lots of go and super abilities for the piaffe / passage work, expressive series and a bit unbalanced pirouettes. Superb debut at this “small GP level”.
3rd today was Isabell Werth with 10 year old DSP Belantis (gelding). Before entering the arena Werth was clearly reminding the grey gelding about his job. Belantis is a gorgeous grey model, with lots of expression and suppleness. During the test with lovely extensions, good half passes, nice passage, but the piaffe itself is lacking more clear carriage and sit and becomes a with a bit crop high trend. Series becomes a bit tense and with error for the one times. There is still some way before the real Grand Prix, but must say, not surprisingly that Isabell will make it.
Tomorrow sunday is the qualifier for Louisdor Preis final starting 12.45, and it will be available online via Clipmyhorse.