May 27, 2018 - 22:49
Blue Hors Zepter dominated the Grand Prix as well as the Grand Prix Special at the Equitour Aalberg in Uggerhalne. Zepter and Daniel Bachmann Andersen helped Denmark secure second place in the FEI Nations Cup.
Daniel and Blue Hors Zepter (Blue Hors Zack x Wokentanz II) were a league of its own at the CDIO4* Grand Prix, as the first part of the FEI Nations Cup in Uggerhalne. Zepter convinced in an almost flawless test with his power and his scope in the piaffe and his stunning passage. With a percentage of 76.217 they let the Dutch pair Emmelie Scholtens and Apache with almost 3 percent behind. Four of the five judges placed Daniel and Zepter first. The result sheet shows a 9 for the piaffe and for two canter pirouettes. Besides Apache Blue Hors Zepter also left Dante Weltino behind.
In the Grand Prix Special the five jugdes were unanimous and all placed Daniel and Blue Hors Zepter first. The percentage of 78.128 was even better than in the Grand Prix. Again the judges gave 9’s for the piaffe. Like in the Grand Prix Zepter beated Dante Weltino and Zepter in the Special.
Daniel and Blue Hors Zepter were by far the best Danish combination and helped the team to become runner-up in the FEI Nations Cup, behind Sweden and in front of the Dutch team.
In Uggerhalne Daniel and Zepter improved their personal best scores with almost 5 percent. That only in their fourth international show at Grand Prix level. Zepter is only 10 years old, so that promises a lot for the future.
The next competition for Daniel is the Danish Championships at Brohom, where he will ride Blue Hors Zack and his son Zepter.