18 Jun Top Performances and Top Temperatures at Hof Kasselmann
Hagen a.T.W. — Not only the temperatures reached new heights today at Future Champions, but also the performances of our young riders. Especially the German children’s show jumping team shone in the bright midday sun — a true “golden hour”. Their performance in the Nations Cup, presented by the equestrian brand Covalliero, would make many professionals green with envy: Not a single drop, no time faults, all riders, all seven rounds, clear — what an achievement. Lennard Tilmann, Antonia Häsler, Ava Ferch and Tony Stormann cheered together with their trainer Eberhard Seemann, who was visibly proud of his riders: “I think we are all beaming rather strongly! I am proud of the whole team, they really did a great job. The children were very happy. They were under a lot of pressure to ride here in front of the home crowd and we are also on the home stretch to the European Championships, so of course they are not immune to that. But to win with zero faults is of course great.” The Swedish team came second with five faults, followed by the French team, which ended up with eight faults.
But our “little ones” also made it big on Saturday morning, and for once we are not talking about the riders. The Nations Cup of the jumping ponies, presented by Zeltverleih Kortkamp GmbH, went to the lightning-fast ponies and young athletes from Ireland. Gary Marshall’s team around Eoin Brennan, James Brennan and Katie Mcentee finished the classification with zero penalty points. Under the guidance of team manager Karl Brocks, Leonie Assmann, Jonna Esser, Eva Kunkel and Hanna Bräuer also showed how skilfully they could manoeuvre their ponies through the course. They were rewarded with silver for Germany. Second place, however, was awarded directly twice: Team Sweden also finished with 12 faults.
In an exciting show jumping competition that lasted until the very end, Sweden’s Ebba Danielsson took the victory in today’s CSIOJ Grand Prix for Juniors, presented by Levien Sails & Drive. She flew through the jump-off course with her mare in 41.53 seconds. Second went to Thore Stieper and Cool Cat from Germany, third to Rhys Williams from Ireland in the saddle of Cowboy Balou. A total of six combinations were clear in the jump-off.
Belgian victory in the dressage
Also on the programme was the Children’s Nations Cup in dressage, presented by the Höveler brand. Amber Hennes from Belgium won with her gelding Allegro V/H Trichelhof, the final score was 77.991%. The German riders, who triumphed in the team classification yesterday, also showed strong performances in the individual classification. Second place went to Martha Raupach with her Francis Drake OLD (76.241%) and third place to her team mate Zoe Marie Hachmeier with Sir Piccolino (76.019%).
Photo German Children’s Team © Mhisen