Articles: Horse News
U.S. Six-Year-Olds Perform Commendably at First Day of Competition in Verden
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August 3, 2012
From the USEF Communications Deparment
Verden, Germany- Two promising U.S. young dressage horses went toe-to-toe
with their European counter-parts today in the Prize of Mrs. Madeleine
Winter-Schulze at the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in
Verden, Germany. Competing in the six-year-old championships, Florentinus V
and Sanceo produced admirable work on Friday but were unable to crack the
top 12 in order to automatically move onto Sunday's final. However, both
horses will get a second chance to earn a spot in the final when they
compete in Saturday's Small Field Final; the Prize of the company ZEDAN.
Florentinus V (Florestan-Lady in Red by Londonderry) barely missed making
the final, finishing the day in 13th place with a score of 8.18. The
impressive Westphalian stallion was once again ridden by his owner Jennifer
Hoffman (San Diego, CA). The pair has recently been training in Germany and
know very well the high standard they are up against, they return to the
ring Saturday eyeing a place in the final.
Ridden by Sabine Schut-Kery, Sanceo (San Remo- St. Pr. Hauptstutbuch by
Ramiro's Son II) was competing outside the U.S. for the first time. The
Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble earned an overall score of
7.6. Schut-Kery (Thousand Oaks, CA) rode a solid test for which Sanceo
earned high marks in the trot and canter, 8.4 and 8.3 respectively.
USEF Young Horse Dressage Coach Scott Hassler was pleased with the effort of
the two U.S. entries Friday and knows they will fight for a place in the
"Both Jennifer and Sabine presented their horses well, earning many scores
in the mid-8 range, but a couple lower scores knocked their overall score
down. They compete tomorrow for another chance to get into the final. I was
very proud of our two combinations and we will give it our best effort
Competition begins in the Prize of the company ZEDAN at 9:30am local time.
For more information about the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young
Horses including schedules, orders of go and results click here.
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