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Mare final at Marbach State Stud

My Lady (Morricone x Donnerhall)
My Lady (Morricone x Donnerhall)

On July 23, the final Baden-Württemberg mare exam and performance field test took place at the Marbach State Stud and saw Quiwi Nation (Quiwitino) and My Lady (Morricone) celebrated as the winners from a high-quality field.

The judges panel comprised former Marbach breeding director Gert Gussman, and tournament judge Gerd Sickinger, with Nikolaus Kühn and Simon Metz testing the mares as foreign riders in exemplary fashion. The experts praised the Marbach Stud team, headed by Rolf Eberhardt, who was making his debut as the training supervisor with this performance test.

In the field test, the three-year-old mare My Lady (Morricone x Donnerhall), owned and bred by Hugo Matthaes, recorded the best score of the day with 8.15, 9.00 from the foreign riders for her rideability and gaits, 8.13 for a partial dressage grade, and 7.98 for jumping talent. The four-year Flora of Heeke (Self-made x Londonderry), bred by Hubert Ratermann, ranked second with 7.85 overall. With a weighted final score of 7.79, A Little Wonder S (Atlantus van de  Roshoeve x Caretino Third), bred by Sabine Reisenauer, was especially convincing in free jumping (9.00) to finished third ahead of La Joyeuse (Landry x Ravasz Roka), bred by Miriam Grötzinger and owned by Katja and Jan Kober, with 7,53.

Winner of the station test in 2019 was the Marbach mare Quiwi Nation (Quiwitino x Capitol I) with a score of 8.60, dressage 7.38, for an overall total of 8.00. She finished marginally ahead of another mare born at Marbach, by Damon x Metteur (7.99). She was awarded 9.00 for rideability. Third place went to Rock of Love (Rock My Soul x Gardez), with 7.84, while fourth went to Finja (Fleiner x Loxley), scoring 7.80 for her breeder and owner: Saskia Sickinger and Josef Anton Vogel, respectively.