Andrea Timpe (GER), Donaumond 4, Sophie Leube (GER), Isselhook´s First Sight TSF (Photo: Stefan Lafrentz)

The Trakehner Geländepferdechampion 2020 is an experienced sash wearer: Isselhooks First Sight TSF (Lossow) is the reigning five-year-old federal eventing champion, has already qualified for the six-year-old Busch aspirants in Warendorf this season, and yesterday won the coveted Trakehner title on the grounds of the Westphalian Riding and Driving School. He completed a brilliant in the L-class cross-country test, which was rewarded with a 9.50, the top mark of the day. In the saddle since day one was Sophie Leube, who has managed, trained, and presented the champion during his entire sporting career to date. Today Leube had another reason for joy, as Skyjacker (Sixtus) rode her into fifth place in the same test, and to victory in the first section of the L-class dressage horse test. But that's not all, with another rising star in her stable, the four-year-old Goldstück (Uckermärker) won the level-A aptitude test over the terrain section.

The champion, Isselhooks First Sight TSF, is owned by Inge Weißkirchen who first discovered and acquired him. Growing up in the Isselhook stud in Raesfeld, the cool bay horse with the big gallop not only developed into a sporty model athlete, but is also a licensed stallion with the Trakehner Association.

In dressage, Andrea Timpe shone in the saddle of six-year-old Donaumond (Autumn King). The elegant bay was bred by old master Burkhard Wahler from Klosterhof Medingen and is now owned by Anne-Kathrin Meyer. Yesterday, he convincingly determined the second section of the L-class dressage horse test as well as the class M dressage horse test, and won the black, red, and gold sash of the Trakehner dressage horse champion 2020. The very rideable charmer scored nines for his walk. Donaumond was licensed in 2016 and later sold to Anne-Kathrin Meyer via the Medingen auction. He has been trained by Timpe for the past two years.