Three champions crowned
Hanoverian eventing horse championship celebrates premiere. The Hanoverian Eventing Horse Championships celebrated their premiere in Mechtersen.
It was a lavish celebration: Clou won the four-year-old class, Dia Divina K won the title in the five-year-old class and Peppermint Patty took the championship crown in the six-year-old class.
The four-year-olds competed in a suitability test for riding horses with a cross-country par. With a score of 8.7, the Chico's Boy/Ransom O'War xx son Clou (breeder: Ina von Estorff, Rosche) lived up to his name. He was the hit and became the first Hanoverian Champion with rider Maria Wahler. He was followed by two horses bred by the breeders Spitzlei and Hohls, Wriedel. Bobby Balou by Balou Peggio/Sunlight xx came second with Friederike Stock. Third place went to the Diacontinus/Is Orlow xx daughter Dia Carlotta SH, who was ridden by the breeder Dr. Stefanie Spitzlei herself.
The 2016 vintage competed in an A** class cross-country test, which was also a qualifier for the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf. Dia Divina K by Diacontinus/Ryon D'Azex AA (breeder: Dr. Susanna Kleindienst, Vienna/AUT) completed the demanding course with an even "very good" (9.0) and became Hanoverian Champion of the five-year-olds. She was ridden by Nadine Marzahl, who took part in the Bundeschampionat with full brother Cloud K three years ago. Second place went to the Stakkato/Quidam de Revel son Sir Gustav (breeder: Nicole Nehm, Bergen), presented by Hannah Weinkopf. Third place went to Best Liqueur by Best of Gold/Likoto xx (breeder: Marion Gräbener, Wilnsdorf) and Dorothea Feld.
The six-year-olds, who competed in the L class cross-country test, were reunited with many of last year's Bundeschampionat finalists. First and foremost was Peppermint Patty by Perigueux/Contendro (breeder: Diedrich Meyer, Köhlen), who was with rider Stephan Dubsky one of the last participants to roll up the field from behind and won the Hanoverian Championships with a score of 8.7. Vice Champion was the Schwarzgold/Scolari-daughter Schwarzrotgold SB (breeder: Sabine Byl, Weener), masterfully presented by the breeder's daughter Wiebke Jaspers. Queridoo by Quantensprung/De Niro (breeder: Sven Kahrens, Langwedel) with Kim Heitmann completed the successful trio in third place.