Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

2008 Dressage with the Stars – Extracts of a by n1884


									Dressage guest stars from Germany, Jurgen & Christoph Koschel presented the Bates
Dressage Master Class with Melanie Landmeier, also from Germany, taking us through
the finals of the young jumping horse classes and presenting the Stubben jumping
Master Class.

                                       2008 Young Jumping Horse Champion of Champions –
                                       Glenara Bollinger owned and ridden by Melissa Froesch

2008 Dressage with the Stars – Extracts of a report for Euro Dressage

Shiraz Black, Champions of Champions at 2008 Dressage with the Stars

Shiraz Black became the Champion of Champions at the 2008 Dressage
with the Stars Australian Young Horse championships at the Werribee
National Equestrian Centre in Werribee, Australia, April 10-13, 2008.
There were three national young horse champions - 4-year old
Summersby,       5-year old Shiraz Black and 6-year old Greenoaks
Weltman - but judge Christoph Koschel crowned Mary Hanna's Shiraz
Black the 2008 Australian Champion of Champions Young Dressage
Koschel rode the age group finalists and declared Mary and Rob Hanna’s ‘Shiraz Black’ the overall winner.
He praised Shiraz Black as “a beautifully educated horse with an outstanding up hill canter," for which the
horse received an overall score of 9.5. Ridden by Gitte Donvig (Mary Hanna’s daughter) at the Australian
championship, Shiraz Black showed an impressive test with his beauty, cadence and amazing paces
overwhelming the judges. Owned by Mary and Rob Hanna the stallion by Sandro Hit x Donnerhall was
imported into Australia in 2006.

                                            The winner in the 4-year old division was won by Summersby,
                                            presented by John Long, a solicitor by profession. The horse
                                            was considered the "talk of the show" with his impressive
                                            paces. This Sandro Hit x Davignon offspring dazzled the
                                            crowds with his lovely conformation and elegant gaits. The
                                            horse scored 7.0 for walk, 8.5 for trot, for 9.0 canter, 8.5 for
                                            submissiveness, and 8.5 for general impression. The guest
                                            judge rider awarded the horse 9.5 which made him the 4-year
                                            old champion.

Summersby had a good competitor in the silver medallist. GB
Winchester who was shown by his owner Gary Lung. The 4-year
old GB Winchester (by Weltmeyer x Elfenglanz) scored 8.5 for
walk, 8.0 for trot, canter and general impression, and 9.0 for

"Chester" is bred by Glennis and Simon Barrey and was
purchased by Lung as 6-month old colt. Lung is thrilled to ride
Chester every day. "He takes everything in his stride and
nothing phases him," Lung said.

                                             Heath Ryan rode the dark bay stallion Greenoaks Weltman to
                                             victory in the 6-year old division. The judges scored the horse
                                             7.3 for walk, 7.6 for trot, 7.5 for canter, 8.0 for
                                             submissiveness and 7.7 for general impression. Weltman is
                                             owned by Clyde Wunderwald, Ryan's long time sponsor of
                                             dressage horses, and won the 2006 Australian Young Horse
                                             Championships as a 4-year old. The bay gelding is by Man
                                             About Town out of Greenoaks Weserfee (by Weltmeyer).

                                             For years Dressage with the Stars has been sponsored by PSI
                                             Performance Sales International. This year, German trainer
                                             and rider Jurgen Koschel and his son Christoph were the
                                             show's special guests. Jurgen Koschel presented the Bates
Dressage Master Class with Christoph riding the master class horses. Dr. Ulf Möller, who represented PSI at
the show, judged the young horse classes and conducted a young horse judges clinic on the final day of

Event Director Sue McKay quoted to equestrian journalist Berni Saunders, "Ulf is a great friend to
Australian dressage and has guided many of us in the selection and training of young horses. After a very
demanding and tiring three days of judging, Ulf stayed on to give a judges clinic and coaching session on
Sunday to help us all in the development of our young dressage horse classes. It's a special thank you to PSI
and Ulf!"

Photo courtesy: Derek O'Leary and Julie Wilson for HorseDeals

Related Links
Video Clip Shiraz Black ridden by Christoph Koschel

To top