International Western Riding Show at Kampmann Pferdesport
Festival in Bremen:
Rudi Kronsteiner wins first CRI, Rieky Young the NRHA Lawson Bronze
17th International Western Riding Show at the Kampmann Pferdesport
Festival in Bremen (February 27 and 28, 2004) was really a sight
to see. There were more than 200 horses from Germany, Belgium,
France, Denmark, Sweden, Austria and even Italy. But Bremen was
not only an attraction for the competitors, but also for spectators.
For the western night on Saturday evening, the indoor arena was
completely sold out. More than 2200 tickets had been sold.
Rieky Young and Burnt Starlight
started with the halter classes, the largest being that of the
Aged mares, which was won by Skips Golden Dimond (owner Jens Kuhn,
presented by Volker Laves). The mare also became Grand Champion
Mare. As in 2003, one Grand Champion Title of the Stallions (Judge
A. Mitchels) went to JMC Dee Lucky Straw, presented by his owner
Marianne Christensen, Denmark. The other went to CL Sail D Shasta
presented by Volker Laves (judge Joe Carter (CAN)). Grand Champion
Geldings was Hint of Marlana (judge J. Carter). The 5-year-old
red roan also Allaround Champion in two categories after winning
in Halter and Junior Trail and becoming Res. Champion in Junior
Western Pleasure and Western Riding Open. The other Grand Champion
Gelding was the 3-year-old HL Special Star, bred, owned and presented
by Hubertus Luering (judge: A. Mitchels).
the performance classes, Bremen had more to offer than ever before.
Among the highlights, there were the NSBA Morrison Bronze Trophy
and the new Jan Mapes Cutting Trophy. The NSBA Morrison Bronze
Trophy Champion was won by Imagimotion and Hubertus Jagfeld. The
3-year-old chestnut stallion was bred in the U.S.A. and is by
Barpassers Image out of an own daughter of Hotrodders Jet Set.
The stallion which is owned by Sabine Gresens, also won the Junior
Western Pleasure with both judges. Bonnies Good Asset and Torsten
Haier placed second, BD Dirty Beau Zippo and Henning Daude placed
were 20 competitors in the Jan Mapes Trophy. Chics Peppy Boy and
Hans Kuhn had a phantastic presentation scoring 144 points. For
a long time, it seemed that nobody could beat him this time. Then
came Alain Boissier, France. He obviously knew how to choose the
right cow at once and had a fabulous ride astride Smartlite, a
9-year-old gelding by Smart Little Lena out of an own daughter
of Grays Starlight. They scored 147 points - the top score of
the show! Thus Boissier won the Eggersmann Cutting Cup as well
as the JaN Mapes Bronze Trophy, Hans Kuhn placing second and Royal
Lou Queen and Andrea Wolters placing third (141.5 points).
Boissier am Rind
largest classes by far were the reinings. Besides the Junior and
Senior Reinings there were the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy in Open
and Non Pro. Especially the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy Open was
a sight to see: Among 24 competitors, Rieky Young (Netherlands)
astride Burnt Starlight (owner Scheffer & Young, NL) won the
Trophy. They won puls-points especially in the turnarounds, the
rundowns and stops scoring 146.5 altogether. Burnt Starlight is
a 6-year-old stallion by Gallo Del Cielo out of an own daughter
of Freckles Playboy. Rudi Kronsteiner placed second astride As
Smart As Charly. He scored 144.5 points although there had been
some misunderstanding between horse and rider especially during
the first rundown. Great job, Rudi! Chris Feichter (Italy) placed
third astride Pine Dun It (Netherlands).
NRHA Bronze Trophy Non Pro was won by Eberhard Simon. He had a
superb performance astride Sue Jac Bar, an International Jac /
Silver King Cody bred mare which he bred and trained himself.
Lady Lena Twist and Tina Kuenstner (Austria) placed second, Custom
Berry and Ingrid Vermeiren (Belgium) placed third.
Bremen offered another highlight as well: the first CRI internationally.
For the first $ 100,000.-FEI Reining Masters 2004 at Oklahoma
City, competitors have to qualify via CRI (Concours Reining International).
The rider with the largest amount of prize money won in these
competitions will represent his/her country in the U.S.A. The
finalists of the WEG in Jerez can nominate two riders.
riders had been nominated in Bremen, among them Rudi Kronsteiner
and Tina Kuenstner for Austria and Rick Lemay for Sweden. The
first CRI winner finally was Rudi Kronsteiner (Austria) astride
Hollywood Reckless, scoring 144 points. Hollywood Reckless is
by Hollywood Eighty Six and is owned by B.V. Avelbar (Netherlands)
steht.. Volker Schmitt placed second astride TT Joker Jac, scoring
143,5 and third astride Storm Warning Whiz scoring 143 - together
with Tina Kuenstner (Austria). Volker Schmitt thus already collected
EUR 593,75 at the 'Reining Masters Quali Account'. Henning Daude
and Grischa Ludwig both scored 142 points which meant 5th place
and EUR 187,50 each. They are in the FEI Rining Masters qualification
as well now
CRI was run class in class with the second qualification for the
German Reining Championship (FN-DOKR). The Qualifiers for the
German Championship in Bremen were Volker Schmitt (twice /143,5
and 143 points), Henning Daude (142 points), Grischa Ludwig (141
points), Oliver Stein (140 points) and Philipp-Martin Haug (139,5