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Katharina Winkelhues Of Germany Wins Preliminary Dressage Competition At Pony Europeans - Necarne

Leading German pony rider Katharina Winkelhues confirmed her pre championship form when winning the preliminary dressage competition on the opening day [Wednesday 23rd July 2003] of the Pony European Championships in Necarne Castle, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Riding Dressman 16 she scored 74.89% to secure the top slot ahead of team mate Patricia Hohn on Konrad 15 who slotted into second place on a score of 73.41%.

Dutch rider Marrigje Van Baalen and Power and Paint placed 3rd on 71.48%

The leading British rider is Lorna Edmonds lying in 6th place with Manitu N on a score of 68.67%.

Irish rider Audrey Hickey on Ronald David scored 58.81% to place 31st just ahead of fellow team member Kathryn Moore and Chestons Promise who scored 56.81% to place 32nd. Melanie Mackey and Cairnearl Blue Falcon are lying in 35th place on a score of 53.85%.

Today [Thursday 24th July 2003] is a rest day in the dressage competition at the pony europeans. The team competition takes place tomorrow [Friday 25th July 2003] and the individual final will take place in the walled garden on Saturday 26th July 2003.

Meanwhile yesterday [Wednesday 23rd July 2003]at the European Junior Dressage Championships in Saumur Dutch rider Angela van der Berg riding Mix won the preliminary class on a score of 70.22%. There are no Irish riders competing in the junior championships this year

The young riders team competition takes place today [Thursday 24th July 2003] and tomorrow [Friday 25th July 2003] in Saumur. The three riders on the Irish young riders dressage team are Kate Dwyer (Montana Bay), Christiana Manoras (Kanjo) and Laragh Hamilton (Claggan Roxy Music).




1. Dressman 16 Katharina Winkelhues GER 74.89%
2. Konrad 15 Patricia Hohn GER 73.41%
3. Power and Paint Marrigje van Baalen NED 71.48%

6. Manitu N Lorna Edmonds GBR 68.67%
17 Carnegie Sinalco Amber De Savary GBR 65.19%
19 Bjurmen's Wytse Georgina Somerset GBR 65.04%

31. Ronald David Audrey Hickey IRL 58.81%
32. Cheston's Promise Kathryn Moore IRL 56.81%
35. Cairnearl Blue Falcon Melanie Mackey IRL 53.85%


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