Successes in Wellington, Gothenburg and Vestfold
Bailarino, born 2008, by Breitling W out of Schila by De Niro - Akzent II, bred by Deckstation Böckmann, Lastrup, Germany, and owned by Four Winds Farm, USA, won a Prix St. Georges as well as an Intermediate I at the CDI-W Global Dressage Festival in Wellington under Olympic rider Steffen Peters. Furthermore, they won silver in an Intermediate I Freestyle. Granddam Schickeria gave birth to the licensed stallions Arbolito by Aletto as well as Kristy Oatley’s Olympic mount Quando Quando by Quattro B. Commenting on his ride, Peters said, “He was a bit distracted coming in because the second he left the warm-up arena, he left all of his buddies behind. The ride started out pretty good, and then throughout the test he got a bit more distracted. That’s when we missed one four-tempi and the rest of the test was clean, just not as forward as he could go. Certainly, a good score, and of course I’m still happy with him.”
Delaunay, born 2006 by Dr. Doolittle out of Fara by Feinbrand, bred by Ulrich Brinkhus, Westerbakum, Germany, and owned by Patrik Kittel & Carol and Andrew Oatley, Sweden, and Patrik Kittel from Sweden danced to silver in the World Cup Grand Prix as well as the following Freestyle in Gothenburg. As a foal Delaunay was discovered at the Fall Elite Auction 2006 in Vechta. The famous mare line of Fackila is also the origin of the licensed stallions Diamonit I and II by Diamond Hit and Fackeltanz OLD by Florencio I.
Dr. House 2, born 2005, by Don Schufro out of Rinerfa JS by Krack C, bred by Simon Bauer, Ovelgönne, Germany, and owned by Arlene Page, USA, won a Grand Prix Special at the CDI-W in Wellington with Arlene Page in the saddle. Commenting on her ride with Dr. House, Page said, “You have to like it when you ride a good, clean test. I’m discovering how honest my horse is, and this is the first time I’ve ridden him in a CDI, so it’s show time. It was a good feeling that I could count on him to do what he knows and offer to help. That’s the key thing.”
Laurencio, born 2007, by Laurentio out of Pasadena by Donnerhall - Pygmalion, bred by Petra and Hans-Christ. Grupe, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, and owned by Tina and Jaimy Irwin, Canada, led the honor round in Wellington in an Intermediate I Freestyle with the Canadian Tina Irwin in the saddle. In a Prix St. Georges and an Intermediate I they won bronze. Granddam Patina gave birth to the advanced level dressage horse Dream Boy by Donnerhall under Annette Wallenborn. “My ride started off kind of interestingly,” said Irwin. “We halted and saluted, and then my music stopped playing because the power went out briefly. I got the option to start again, so I did. I start with two-tempis into my halt, and I had nailed them the first time so I hoped I would do that again, and luckily we nailed them again. Halfway through my canter work, my curb chain came loose and then fell off. So, we continued on and still got the job done, so I’m pretty pleased, considering all of that. He didn’t skip a beat and nothing fazed him. He’s a pretty amazing horse.” In regards to their future together, Irwin commented, “I definitely plan on doing a Grand Prix and making a major team, Olympics for sure. We’ll see about WEG when the time comes. I would love to do all of that with him.”
Sir James, born 2005, by Sir Donnerhall I out of Walburga by Weltmeyer, bred by Joachim Essink, Stockach, Germany, and owned by Susanne Möller, Denmark, won silver under Susanne Möller Wallin in a Prix St. Georges, an Intermediaire I and an Intermediaire I Freestyle in the Norwegian Vestfold.
Photo: Delaunay by Dr. Doolittle and Patrik Kittel danced to silver in the World Cup of Gothenburg. (Lafrentz)