At the World Cup station in Gothenburg (Sweden) - the last in the Western European League to collect points for the final in Omaha (USA) - three Holsteiners were placed in the top six.
In third place, in which only four couples made it to the jump-off, were Ethene bx Corrado I-Cayado (Ferdinand Rutjes, NED), mare family 776, and Lars Bak Andersen. They were followed in fourth place by Darco Contender son Darc de Lux (Morten Augustin, DEN), family 1094. with Andreas Schou (DEN) in the saddle. Monaco by Cassini II-Contender (Ralf Lütje, Haseldorf), strain 429, and Harrie Smolders (NED).
Just one week after winning the Neumünster Grand Prix, the Verband stallion Zuccero by Zirocco Blue-Caretino (Hanno Köhncke, Badendorf), line 4539, and his Swedish rider Rolf-Göran Bengtsson show their class in Gothenburg (SWE): after fourth place in the warm-up test, they finished third in the Gothenburg Trophy over 1.55 meters .
In Vejer de la Frontera, Sanne Thijssen (NED) could once again count on her successful horse Con Quidam RB: The Quinar-Cardino-son (ZG Bröcking, Borken), line 1446, jumped to victory in the 1.50 meter course. And a Holsteiner also took second place: Tornado VS descends from Toulon and Contender and was bred by Vanessa Schockemöhle. In the saddle of the gelding from line 8769 sat Armando Trapote (ESP). In another 1.55 meter competition, the pair again finished fourth.
Kevin Staut (FRA) and Cheppetta were successful in Doha (QAT): The daughter of Chepetto-Cash (Silke Zuba, Wesselburen), line 18A2, jumped to the bronze position in a 1.50 meter test and ranked ninth over 1 .60 meters.
Both in the Grand Prix and in the freestyle in Gothenburg (SWE), the Conteur-Linaro-daughter Annabelle (Günther Fielmann, Schierensee), lmare family 776, and Helen Langehanenberg placed fourth. In the freestyle, the couple once again broke the 80 percent mark. "I'm just happy," said the beaming rider afterwards.
With Tinne Vilhelsmon Silfvén (SWE) in the saddle, Devanto by.De Chirico-Lorentin (Holger Wesselmann, Kellinghusen), mare family 49, added another Grand Prix win to his track record in Wellington (USA). The 14-year-old also ranked fifth in the special.
More successes from Holsteiners from all over the world can be found here:
Photo Stefan Lafrentz: Ethena and Lars Bak Andersen