Sezuan Now Double World Champion
11 08 2015
Last year’s 5-Year-old champion, Sezuan, threw down the gauntlet when he produced a big score of 9.52 to win the 6-Year-Old qualifier for Dorothee Schneider. Julia-Katharina von Platen lined up second here with the Hannoverian mare Danza ll (Dimaggio x Rubin-Royal) on a mark of 8.98 while yet another of the German contingent, Beatrice Buchwald, steered DSP Belantis (Benetton Dream x Expo’se) into third on 8.90. Schneider had a busy day, finishing fourth with Stanford 9 (Sir Donnerhall x Diamond Hit) who posted 8.62, but there would once again be some reshuffling of the leaderboard when the top 15 returned on the final day.
Maria Colliander (FIN), Annette Fransen Iacobaeus (SWE), Andrew Gardner (GBR) and Liselotte Fore (USA) were in the judging positions once again for this, and they awarded the winning pair a full 10 for both canter and final impression to leave them with a final score of 9.72. Van Platen’s Danza ll only managed a joint-seventh place this time out when DSP Belantis and Buchwald rose to silver medal spot, but the most dramatic movement on the scoreboard was the meteoric rise of last year’s 5-Year-Old bronze medallists Kirsten Brouwer and Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x Partout) who rocketed up from ninth spot in the qualifying competition to third and bronze medal spot in the final analysis. Their score of 8.96 left them marginally ahead of Schneider with her second ride, Stanford.
Sezuan’s tremendous back-to-back double of wins suggests great things for his future, and Schneider said “I have almost no words to describe it, but I am very happy and delighted!”. The stallion, who was bred by Linette Jaeger, lives at the Stud Gestut Peterhof owned by Prof Edwin Kohl and Arlett Jasper-Kohl in Perl-Bord in south-west Germany and plans are being put in place to further his career. “Maybe the Nuremberg Cup, we will see. There is no doubt he is a horse for the big tour” Schneider said.
Madeleine Winter-Schulze and the stallion’s breeder, Neustadt/Dosse National State Stud, are joint-owners of silver medallist DSP Belantis. “Everything was fantastic today!” said his rider, Beatrice Buchwald. And Kirsten Brouwer had plenty of reason to celebrate the much-improved performance of her KWPN stallion who rose to the occasion in the final test. “Our presentation on Friday was not that perfect, he didn’t show what he usually shows. So I’m simply happy that he presented his super capabilities today” said the Dutch rider who will continue to partner this talented horse thanks to sponsors acquiring shares in the stallion.
1 SEZUAN ZACK 104KL66 DWB Dorothee SCHNEIDER GER 9.72 2.000 €
2 BELANTIS BENETTON DREAM FRH 104LU12 BRAND Beatrice BUCHWALD GER 9.50 1.100 €
3 EYE CATCHER VIVALDI 104MA71 KWPN Kirsten BROUWER NED 8.96 800 €
4 STANFORD SIR DONNERHALL I 104LP45 Rheinl. Dorothee SCHNEIDER GER 8.92 400 €
5 ESTORIL ZHIVAGO 104MA70 KWPN Emmelie SCHOLTENS NED 8.80 200 €
6 EXPRESSION VIVALDI 104LD48 KWPN Diederik VAN SILFHOUT NED 8.72 150 €
7 LADY LOXLEY M LORD LOXLEY I 104WD99 Rheinl. Carola KOPPELMANN GER 8.70 150 €
7 DANZA 11 DIMAGGIO 104WD97 Hann Julia-Katharina VON PLATEN GER 8.70 150 €
9 QUOTENKONIG 2 QUATERBACK 104WE00 Westf. Lisa LINDNER GER 8.44 150 €
10 SWEETHEART FH SCOLARI 104WE04 Hann Marcus HERMES GER 8.33 150 €
All results on HTR