1st Int. Western Riding Show at Dortmunder Westfalenhallen - great
show with superb sport and lots of spectators
riding as an attraction for spectators - this is the concept the
Kampmann Pferdesport Festival in Bremen has been relying on for
17 years now. This year, the showmanagement of Dortmund Escon Marketing
used this concept as well as the proven western show management
of Carola and Ulli Vey for their renowned Dortmund Westfalenhallen
Show. For the first time, there was a big international western
riding show at Dortmund with attractive classes and good prizes,
which was to become one of the main attractions for spectators.
At the end, Hubertus Funke (Escon Marketing) commented: "The
western riding show at Dortmund fulfilled our expectations in every
way: top sports and lots of spectators and media. Western riding
will be part of our show next year. "
was well accepted by the riders. More than 170 horse-rider-combinations
had been nominated for this show, the largest classes being the
reinings again. The main highlights were the CRI on Friday night
and the western trophy night on Saturday.
Steffen Breug wins CRI astride Dragon Jac
Dortmund had the second of altogether three CRI in Germany this
year. Here riders collect prize money for the qualification for
the FEI Reining Masters in November. 28 horse-rider-combinations
had been nominated. The winner was Steffen Breug astride Dragon
Jac. The black stallion which was bred in the U.S.A. and had been
shown mainly in Non-pro there, demonstrated fast turnarounds, fine
speed control and long, smooth stops in marvelous fashion scoring
146.5 points. Volker Schmitt placed second astride Storm Warning
Whiz (146 points) and third astride TT Joker Jac (144 points).
The CRI was run in combination with the qualification for the German
Reining Championship. As there were only national competitors this
time (due to the FEI rules which allow riders to qualify only in
their own countries), the results of both classes are the same.
In Dortmund, the following riders qualified for the German Championship:
Volker Schmitt astride Storm Warning Whiz
Alexander Ripper astride Solanoswarlee Boy
Birgit Bayer astride Drive By
Eberhard Simon astride Sweet Talkin Lena
Kai Nehring astride Tivios Sunshine
Enja Libor astride Spooks N Spirit.
Western Trophy Night attracts 2500 spectators
There were three trophies in the western trophy night: the NSBA
Morrison Bronze Trophy, the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy Open the Eggersmann
Cutting Cup with Jan Mapes Trophy. More than 2500 spectators had
come to see the evening show - and it was really worthwhile!
the second time in a row, Imagimotion won the NSBA trophy. The three-year-old
sorrel by Barpassers Image was ridden by Hubertus Jagfeld. The stallion,
which is owned by Sabine Gresens, is a real eye-catcher with wonderful
movements and an especially fine jog. He also won the Junior Western
Pleasure. Talk About Chip and Sophie Lerebour (FRA) became second.
Sophie Lerebour later won the Senior Western Pleasure with a fine
Smart As Charly (owned by Juergen Kalischinski) with Daniel Schloemer
in the saddle.
most beautiful reining class was the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy with
about half of the cometitors scoring 140 or more points. The winner
was As Smart As Charly (owned by Juergen Kalischinski) with Daniel
Schloemer in the saddle. As Smart As Charly was Americana Champion
2000 (ridden by Grischa Ludwig) and multiple Bronze Trophy Champion
with Rudi Kronsteiner. In Dortmund, the stallion topscored 148.5
points with a super fast run with long stops, Nico Hoermann and
Oak Express placing second and Volker Schmitt with Storm Warning
Whiz and Rieky Young (NED) with Burnt Starlight placing third.
Doering and Barn Kitty win Eggersmann Cutting Cup
Astride Barn Kitty Malte Doering had a marvelous presentation in
Dortmund scoring 74 points. " The mare worked great - just
the way she did in the NCHA Amateur Super Stakes." said Malte's
father Juergen who was Co Res. Champion in the Stakes with this
mare.Ute Holm paced second astride Lena by Choice (73 points), Sebastian
Huennekens placed third astride GM Freckles (72 points).