Goldfuechschen V and Quantico win
At the free jumping competition in Verden, Goldfuechschen V was crowned champion of the three-year-olds. Quantico jumped to victory in the four-year-old class. "It was great to see so many modern and motivated horses," said Lars Meyer zu Bexten, who judged the 59 three-year-olds and 34 four-year-olds together with breeding director Ulrich Hahne and Thomas Schoenig.
The Zinedine/Calido son Goldfuechschen V (breeder and exhibitor: Julia and Sebastian Vossmann, Engelschoff) lived up to his name “golden chestnut”. The shining, beautifully presented chestnut gelding received a score of 9.50 for his scope and led the 2019 vintage with a score of 27.9. In addition to the winner's sash, the exhibitors enjoyed a stud fee voucher from the Celle State Stud. The victory in the second division went to Diacocoram by Diamant de Semilly/Contendro (breeder and exhibitor: Dr. Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, Behlmer). The dark bay with a great overview was only 0.1 points behind the Champion (27.8). The Ogano Sitte/Cornet Obolensky daughter Ogano's Cornetta (breeder and exhibitor: Wilhelm Goessling, Boerger), whose dam has already produced two successful advanced (S) level show jumpers, Pina Colada and Paul Walker, was the third best of the day and thus the winner of the third section with a score of 27.4.
Already the second starter in the four-year-old class set the bar so high that nobody could top his result. Quantico by Qualito/Corlensky G (breeder: Ulrike Artzenroth, Seevetal, exhibitor: Giuseppe Quintale, Paradiso/SUI) won the free jumping competition with 27.2 points. The beautiful, outstandingly jumping bay was discovered at the Verden foal auction in May 2018. The prize for the victory was a stud fee voucher for a Stutteri Ask stallion. First in the second division was the Balou Peggio/Perigueux daughter Bibi Blocksberg (breeder: Dr. Frauke Hopp, Schülldorf, exhibitor: Vivian Schult, Wanna) with 27.1 points, who completed the free jumping competition very confidently and with great ability to jump.
The free jumping competition of the Hannoveraner Show Jumping Breeding Programme has a long tradition. In 1997, it was held for the first time in Verden. Since then, many internationally successful show jumpers have had their first public appearances in the Niedersachsenhalle, such as Stalido FRH, with whom Germany’s Matthis Westendarp became European Champion of the Young Show Jumpers last year.
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Left best three-year-old: Goldfuechschen V with handler Kerstin Mahler. Right best four-year-old: Quantico. Congratulations (from left to right): Lars Meyer zu Bexten, Thomas Schoenig, Ulrich Hahne, handler Ole Klintworth and Mandes Verhaag. Photos: Hannoveraner Verband