By Thomas Bach Jensen/DWB
At the world’s largest and most prestigious dressage show, CHIO Aachen, the title ‘Dressage Champion of Aachen’ and a prize of €15,000 was presented by the Liselott Schindling Foundation for the promotion of dressage riding sport to the owner of the overall highest scoring horse from CDIO5* Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.
This year the title and the prize-money went to rider and owner Cathrine Dufour, Denmark. for her 14-year old Danish Warmblood gelding Atterupgaards Cassidy (Caprimond - Doreen x Donnerhall (bred by Atterupgaard). The Danish Olympian and her parents own Atterupgaards Cassidy whose scores from the three CDIO classes totalled a whopping 240,818.
Runner-up for this prestigious prize was the American Olympian, Kasey Perry-Glass with her Danish Warmblood Gørklintgaards Dublet by Diamond Hit x Ferro (bred by Jørgen Ravn) who accumulated an overall score of 240,793. Dublet is owned by Kasey’s mother Diane Perry. These two Danish Warmbloods topped the leaderboard ahead of top horses such as Verdades, Emilio, Damsey....
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Danish Warmblood success at Central American and Caribbean Games
Danish Warmblood dressage horses have had great success at the Central American and Caribean Games in Bogotá, Columbia this July. Riding Heslegaards Rolex by Heslegaards Rubin x Heslegaard's Louis (bred by Heslegaard Stutteri) Bernadette Pujals was a member of the gold winning Mexican team.
The silver team from the Dominican republic had two DWB horses, Gørklintgårds San Tiago by San Remo x Ferro (bred by Jørgen Ravn) ridden by George Arsenio Fernandez Diaz, and Fredensdals Zig Zag by Blue Hors Zack x Don Schufro (bred by Linda Falensteen and Martin Strande) ridden by Yvonne Losos de Muniz. Yvonne and Zig Zag won the individual gold medal and were highest scoring pair at the Games.