Ludwig Wilken, that has been the rider of Capo Knight (owned by Susanne Tovek) for about a year has acquired Capo. Ludwig has competed this talented horse internationally and achieved great success. During our resent visit to Capo’s stable Ludwig’s mother explained about the special bond between Ludwig and Capo “Ludwig just loves this horse and they seem like soulmates”. So happy day’s! Congratulations to the combination that will be able to continue their successful partnership in the future.
It’s a dream come true for Mai Tofte Olesen and her Rustique to be participating at the FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017. Congratulations to the pairs fine performance last night – really impressive. Truly impressive is also the ‘entourage’, as she comments on it: “the smallest ever seen at an event like this” – … but it’s not quantity but quality that matters and the support from husband and son is not to be mistaken by Mai, we can’t wait to watch you in the Freestyle on Saturday.
Ingrid Klimke at the CHIO Aachen. DHL-PRIZE CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETITION will be happening tomorrow morning 10:00 AM CET. Join us at Dreamsports.tv to enjoy the spectacular live coverage will be from more than 32 cameras on the 4000 meters long course …
During the Danish Championship at Broholm castle a few weeks ago, the Danish Equestrian Federation selected the danish team for Aachen CDIO5*. Atterupgaards Cassidy and I were among the four “lucky” one to represent Denmark in the Nations Cup.
Normally it would have been amazing to be selected for this huge competition, but according to the fact that the Olympic Games will begin just two weeks after Aachen, makes it very stressfull for both Cassidy and I. Usually when we come home from a big competition we spend like two weeks in the forrest, in the field and simply just relaxing and taking the time to restitute.
And maybe we will have all the time in the world after Aachen if we don’t perform well, but if the case is that we perform super good and stay on top of our game, then we should have a change to be selected for Rio De Janeiro.
So on one hand I’m super excited about Aachen, and everyone I know are telling me how great, big and amazing Aachen is to be a competitor at, but on the other hand I’m very concerned about Cassidy and his health. Before going to Aachen he was checked by our vet, and everything is completely perfect; blood tests and clinical tests were simply super. My vet secured me that Cassidy is in toptoptop shape and ready to perform.
That made me relax a little, and now I’m feeling more secure that we can do this together. So for now my focus in 100% on Aachen, and our performance at this huge competition. Yesterday I saw the masterlist, and booooy it’s a killer. The german A-team is represented and a lot of the best riders in the world are joining too. That kinda made my expectations drop a little, which is quite healthy I think. Now I can simply relax, keep focus on Cassidy and try to perform as good as we did on Broholm for the Danish Championships.
I’m super excited to arrive at the big competition ground, and of course to get started with everything.
You can follow Cathrine on dreamsports.tv Sunday morning for the Grand Prix Freestyle or on her blog
Photo: Cathrine Dufour
Wonderful that Weltliebe and Isabella Tovek have teamed up so well and amazing that they are now are Swedish Champions YR 2016
Patrik Kittel meeting his fans at Gothenburg Horse Show and showing them back-stage. Interview in Swedish.
In the lead after yesterdays Grand Prix de Dressage at Gothenburg Horse Show – Hans Peter gav an Interview.
Gothenburg Horse Show 2016, Reem Acra FEI World Cup Finals. Grand Prix Dressage
Dont’t miss the action from the 40th Gothenburg Horse Show that will be taking place on 24–28 March. This promises to be a busy week, with World Cup Finals in both showjumping and dressage. So you can be sure of a festive atmosphere and some world-class equestrian performances at Scandinavium, with the best riders and horses – and the best audiences!
Watch LIVE Friday 25/3 – Monday 28/3 -2016
First up on Friday is the Show Jumping final of Morgondagens vinnare. After that, you can enjoy watching Sweden’s best 7-year-olds in the Lövsta Future Challenge. The line-up includes horses that have taken the first five places in Champion of the Youngsters, the top five in the Breeders Trophy and 10 specially invited horses. One of these horses will be crowned the winner in the final on Sunday. At lunchtime, the dressage horses will be taking over the arena with the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage – Grand Prix, part of the World Cup Final. And then it’ll be time for the evening session, which will kick off with a welcome ceremony. After that, the first part of the Showjumping World Cup will be taking place, with showjumping against the clock. We’ll also have time for some international showjumping before the end of Friday evening.
Horses and riders are getting ready in Doha – easy walks and adjusting to the warm temperatures … competition will commence on Friday 4th of March …
Swedish Charlotte Haid-Bondergaard and her top horse Triviant has travelled to Qatar to partipate in the last Olympic Qualification Event she is part of the rather large Swedish Team that has travelled to compete in Doha: Marina Mattsson (Beckham), Patrik Kittel (Deja), Paulinda Friberg (Di Lapponia T) and Rose Mathisen (Zuidenwind)
Denmarks Rikke Svane and her Trakehner Stallion Finckenstein TSF are also getting used to the atmosphere in Doha. In the photo shown by his groom.
Patrik Kittel and Deja is also enjoying the warm weather!
Rose Mathisen and Zuidenwind in morning practice.
CHI AL SHAQAB 2016!
Top international riders are now in Quatar to participate in CHI AL SHAQAB 2016 Ffr the fourth edition of this special festival, once again the best national and international equestrians will gather in Doha to participate in this exciting event – that also marks the last week of Olympic Qualification. The event includes four days of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage; where the best national and international horses and riders will battle for one of the most coveted titles in the equestrian calendar.
CHI AL SHAQAB is under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani and Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani. The event is kindly also supported by Qatar Foundation
Follow all the action live here: