Saniola and rider Nicole Wego (photo: Lafrentz)

Sport

Bundeschampionate

Hannover celebrates successes in Warendorf.

The three-year-old stallions celebrated a double victory. Damaschino by Danone/Fidertanz (breeder: Burkhard Wahler, Mehdingen) with rider Hannah Laser became Bundeschampion with top marks. The silver medal went to Bon Courage by Bon Coeur/Vivaldi (breeder: Dr. Christine Feichtinger, Vaduz/LIE) and rider Jessica Lynn Thomas.

 

The three-year-old mares and geldings also had two Hannoveraner on the podium. Vice Bundeschampionesse became Barcelona by Borsalino/Danone (breeder: Michael Schenk, Niendorf), who was ridden by breeder's son Jacob Schenk. Third place went to L'Avion by Livaldon/Longchamp (breeder: Katharina Oltmann-Heemke, Kreepen) and rider Denise Christin Behr. The typey dark bay will be a highlight of the collection of the 136th Elite-auction in Verden in October.

 

Two Hannoveraner were also among the top three in the class of four-year-old mares and geldings. The title went to Saniola by San Amour/Fürst Romancier (breeder: Gestüt Lewitz, Mühlen) and rider Nicole Wego. Costa Brava by Christ/Londontime (breeder: Branken Hof, Völkersen) finished third with rider Kira Wulferding.

 

Chao Lee by Comme il faut/Chacco-Blue (breeder: Otmar Eckermann, Kranenburg) became Vice Bundeschampion of the six-year old show jumpers. Thus the Rhinelander, who had travelled to Warendorf as defending champion, celebrated another outstanding success with rider Katrin Eckermann. One day before, Katrin Eckermann had already won the Warendorf Youngster Championships for seven-year-olds with Christian's Chacco by Chacco-Blue/Balou du Rouet (breeder: Gestüt Lewitz, Mühlen).

 

The decisions for the dressage horses were exciting. Don Mateo by Don Juan de Hus/Royal Highness (breeder: Axel Windeler, Verden-Walle) and Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn won the bronze medal in the five-year-old division.