FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championship for Young Horses

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Danciero is world champion of the seven-year-old dressage horses, Vitalos FRH vice-champion of the six-year-olds and Beck's won Bronze in the five-year-old class.

World Champion of the seven-year-old dressage horses: Danciero and Anna Kasprzak. Photo: Caremans

The FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championship for Young Horses in Ermelo/NED ended with great success for Hannover. Danciero and Anna Kasprzak became World Champions of seven-year-olds. Vitalos FRH and Leonie Richter were runners-up in the six-year-old class. The medal set was completed by Beck's and Thomas Schulze, who won bronze in the five-year-old class – this makes Hannover the most successful studbook of this championship’s medals table.

To the cheers of the spectators, the Dancier/Floriscount son Danciero (breeder: ZG H. Broers and J. Weber, Aurich) won gold in the seven-year-old class. He already convinced the judges in the qualification. The stallion was presented by Anna Kasprzak in a masterly manner and was the only horse in the final to receive the highest score of 10 for both the submission and the perspective. The powerful black stallion had already been Vice World Champion two years ago, at that time with Eva Möller in the saddle. The privately owned stallion has gone from one triumph to the next: he has won the Hannoveraner Riding and Dressage Horse Championships three times and was awarded the Weltmeyer Prize for his outstanding result in his stallion performance test. The representatives of the year 2016 showed outstanding quality in Ermelo. Just missing the podium by two tenths was Diaton by Dimaggio/Benetton Dream (breeder: Silke Groeneveld, Bunde) and Nicole Wego-Engelmeyer in fourth place. The premium stallion Valdiviani by Veneno/Fidertanz (breeder: Roger Ballmann, St. Vith/BEL) and Isabell Werth took fifth place.

Vice World Champion of the six-year-old dressage horses became Vitalos FRH by Vitalis/De Niro (breeder: Josef Bramlage, Sögel) with Leonie Richter in the saddle. The 2021 Bundeschampion thus repeated the outstanding result of last year. Like Danciero, the athletic liveer chestnut was also among the best of the stallions and was awarded the Weltmeyer Prize.

With the bronze medal, the Benicio/Desperados son Beck's (breeder: Christian Thelker, Venne) and Thomas Schulze took the lap of honour in the five-year-old class and thus completed the success of Hannover's stallions.


Danciero wins the qualifier for seven-year-olds, Diaton finishes third.
Danciero by Dancier/Floriscount (breeder: ZG H. Broers u. J. Weber, Aurich) wins the qualification of seven-year-old dressage horses with Anna Kasprzak in the saddle. Nicole Wego-Engelmeyer comes in third with Diaton by Dimaggio/Benetton Dream (breeder: Silke Groeneveld, Bunde).

San to Alati by Secret/Belissimo (breeder: Lena-Marie and Kerstin Klose, Burgwedel) won the Small Final for five-year-old dressage horses with Stefanie Wolf and qualified for tomorrow's final. Likewise, the Valverde/Wup daughter Happy Days di Fonteabeti (breeder: Societa' Agricola Allevamento Fonte Abeti, Sansepolcro Arezzo/ITA) with Maxi Kira von Platen is qualified. The two finished third in the small final.


Two third places in the qualifiers for Hannoveraner on Thursday.
Two Hannoveraner put themselves in a good position for the final of the four and five year olds in Ermelo/NED.
The World Championships for young dressage horses have started in the Netherlands. On Thursday the first qualification of the four and five year olds took place. The stallion Beck's by Benicio/Desperados (breeder: Christian Thelker, Venne), licensed in Hannover, with Thomas Schulze in the saddle rode to a score of 8.82 in the first qualification for five-year-olds. Philly Roberts scored 8.72 with the Westphalian approved Dante's Junior/Lauries Crusador xx son Del Sogno (breeder: Eibe Johanns, Cuxhaven) in the four-year-old class. On Saturday, the dressage horses of the 2018 and 2019 crops will compete in the finals to crown the best in the world.