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TEAM DRESSAGE

FINAL TEAM DRESSAGE RESULTS:

Germany, Spain, US, Ned, Denmark, Sweden, GB, Austria, Canada, Switzerland. (top 4 seperated by a little more than 3 points in the end.)

 

BREEDS COMPETING AT THE 2004 OLYMPICS IN TEAM DRESSAGE

 

The following HANOVERIANS dominated  AT THE 2004 OLYMPICS in Team Dressage competition; other breeds of those televised follows.

(f) indicates that they made the top 25 and thus will be in the individual competition—this includes the Dutch, German, 2 of Spanish and the US teams, as expected.

 

Alphabetically:

---Active Wallaru—13 yo Hann gelding; Nicole McGivern; GB thinks this may be the best dressage horse they have ever had.  EXC. elevation on piaffe and passage; extensions; upright; self-carriage and elegant.  VERY steady.  Needs some work at piaffe.

 

f---Barclay II—Hann gelding--full brother to Brentina; Ned; Sven Rothenberger.

 

f---Brentina—13 yo Hann liv ch mare; Deborah McDonald USA; team silver at 2002 WEG, 4th individually.  Mare purchased at auction in Germany in 1994.  73.375% in 2004 Olympic Team Dressage competition.

 

f-- Beauvalais;  17 yo Hann gelding;  Beatriz Ferrer-Salal;Spain; won the individual Silver at 2002 World Equestrian Games and Team Bronze.

VERY NICE—esp balance hock and knee.

2004 Olympics--Placed second individually after the Team Dressage.

 

---Espirit de Valdemar—18yo Hann gelding—Denmark; Exc. passage; lots of hock flexion at extension; piaffe not so even.

 

f---Lancet—11yo Hann stallion--Anke S; Ned; reserve; riding due to injury of leading team horse. Exc use of hock and hind fetlock at the passage-piaffe, tho not much elevation.  Same in extensions, with lots of free shoulder.

 

--Louis—12yo ch w four wh feet Hann stallion; ridden by German Gerta Lehman 24yo first Os—2003 obtained Greek citizenship in order to represent Greece. Late on zig zag changes; not much piaffe.

 

f--Salinero—10 yo Hann gelding; Ned “superstar” Anky  van Grunsven’s  new young horse.  Bolted twice in test, however nice horse.

 

f--Weltall—10 yo Hann gelding; Martin Schaut of Germany; placed third at Aachen this year to qualify for team.  His second Olympics. 

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Others:

Spain—Lusitanio; Andalusian

f--Dover USA—Wadenwurternberg-15yo gelding Kennedy

f--Kemmer, Helke—Germany—Bonaparte—breed not given; ch; grinds teeth; exc. frame and extensions; Ulle student. Nice passage; minimal piaffe.  Had horse since a foal; first Os.71.9

f--Schmidt H.—Wansuela Suerte—Hann—mare--commentators said was purchased at the same auction as Brentina.  German reserve rider, first O. (Renoir/Linsenhoff did not do well at Aachen). Long backed, high behind, shortish neck; nice hip tho.

f--Salzgeber, Ulla--Rusty—Latvian warmblood 18yo; will retire after this year.  Controversial year…Ger eliminated her for testosterone in blood at World Cup 2003.  Wringing tail; flexion however not even at piaffe (commentator—ext good, weakness is piaffe).

f--Seidel—USAAragon—9yo Bavarian warmblood st.;grey; EXTREME tail wringer at every movement tho symmetric.  Did have some self-carriage.

f--Wilcox—USA-Oldenburg--Relevant 5

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??Iracus—14 yo Dutch warmblood stallion--Ned rider—dau of 2000 team member—reserve rider; very upright; however not clear if tongue between front teeth.  Smooth.

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GOING INTO INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION:

1.Ulla—78.208—Lat Wmbld

2.Spains Ferrer-Salat—74.667--H

3. Anky van Grunsven, Ned, on Salinero—74.208--H

4. Weltall—Ger—73.417--H

5. Brentina-US-73.375—H

R.Dover—9th

G.Seidel—16

L.Wilcox—18

 

 

L.Robinson,agent
Competition Info
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