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Cappeln: Suppenkasper wins his freestyle-debut
Sunday 16. July 2017
Germany and Luxembourg both rank at the same position in the medal table with two victories.

In the fifth test, an international dressage horse test for six-year-olds, the national anthem of Italy chimes for the victory Norma Paoli and Lisara. 

Helen Langehanenberg was the measure of all things with Suppenkasper and their 75.97 percent in the Grand Prix freestyle test.

"Suppenkasper's first international show performance was exciting for me, too" says the Olympic Games-team silver winner in London/GBR, "after all, you never know how the horse reacts in this new situation. But he did a great job, as before in Compaigne and Balve, and did everything right, except for a few little things." And she continues with satisfaction: "I've never been so convinced of a horse as of Suppenkasper. A horse with great opportunities, who for sure misses routine as only nine-years-old. I do always have to stop myself, to not just take everything, he offers me." The second place went to the US-American Kathleen Raine and Breanna (73.05 percent), the third place to the Norwegian Isabel Freese and  Bordeaux (72.42 percent).

Christoph Koschel celebrated the second German victory of the day. All five judges set his nine-year-old Hanoverian Belissimo M NRW-son Ballentines on the first rank (70.77 percent). "Ballentines absolutely develops as desired. After winning the small tour of Wellington/US, it was a successful start in the international medium tour." Obviously Grand Prix is the goal.

With 70.76 percent, Veronique Henschen, the Luxembourg-based European Championship participant, won the St. Georges test on her nine-year-old Westphalian chestnut Ferguson Delux, who, after several national victories and placings in the small tour, now led his first international award ceremony. The sport-soldier Claire-Louise Averkorn unfortunately placed second with her Condio B (68.97 percent). Kerstin Kronaus/AUT ranked third with 68.81 percent and Sir Stanislaus.


Stefan Lehfellner, who had clearly won the opening competition of the seven-year-olds with Roberto Carlos MT, had to be content with the second place in the final competition behind the Luxembourg Kristine Moeller and Standing O'Vation. His Oldenburg gelding Roberto Carlos MT, who grew up at Stud Vorwerk, had two expensive mistakes in the canter tour. "Considering the six victories and further top placings at international level, actually this result is not a broken leg," laughs the rider from Achleiten stables in Austria.

Christoph Koschel and Ballentines (M.) with the sponsor Martin Niemann from Metallbau Martin Niemann GmbH (2nd f.r.) and judge Francis Verbeek van Rooy/NED (r.). Photos: Michale Rzepa

Helen Langehanenberg won the Grand Prix freestyle test with Suppenkasper.