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Three times 10 for Va’ Pensiero

Champion of the five-year-olds: Va' Pensiero and Hannah Laser (Photo: Hannoveraner Verband)

Verden. The finals of the Hannoveraner Dressage Horse Championships made hearts beat faster. The starting field was top-class, two Bundeschampions won the yellow-white championship sashes. Va' Pensiero and Hannah Laser won the five-year-old class with the highest scores. The title in the six-year-old class went to Boa Vista FRH and Greta Heemsoth.

Va' Pensiero and Hannah Laser won the Hannoveraner Championships for five-year-old dressage horses with a sensational result. The judges awarded the Vitalis/Fürstenball son (breeder: Zuchthof Düvel, Katlenburg-Lindau) three times the ideal score of 10 for trot, suppleness and overall impression (final score: 9.5). With this result, the bay stallion, who was purchased by Felix-Ferdinand Becker, Einbeck, at the Verden stallion sales, continues his unbelievable winning streak: Two years ago, he became Hannoveraner and Bundeschampion of the three-year-old stallions. In February of this year, he also passed an outstanding sport test in Münster-Handorf. This exceptional stallion has found his breeding home at Klosterhof Medingen. Vice-Champion in the high-class final was Final Dream by Franziskus/Weltmeyer (breeder: Karin Storkamp, Ibbenbühren), who was masterfully presented by Kira Goerens-Ripphoff. Last year, the dark bay stallion placed fifth in the Bundeschampionat. Ex aequo, Hann.Pr.A. Riminis Queen by Revolution/Ehrentanz (breeder: Gestüt Greim, Bärnau) with Ilsemarie Berkenbusch and Fontane by For Romance II/Stedinger (breeder: Elmadin Löcke, Tiddische) with Jacob Schenk took third place. The rider had discovered the licensed stallion at the stallion sales. It was Fontane's second appearance at the Verden auction, the dark bay stallion had already been auctioned as a foal in the Niedersachsenhalle.

One day later, the six-year-old dressage horses were just as top-class. Boa Vista FRH by Bon Coeur/Scolari (breeder: Ingo Pape, Hemmoor) was the favourite to win. The reigning Bundeschampion and daughter of World Champion Scara Boa won the title with Greta Heemsoth. In the lap of honour, the Hannoveraner premium mare was flanked by two Vice-Champions. With the same score Damaschino FRH by Danone/Fidertanz (breeder: Burkhard Wahler, Medingen) and Hannah Laser and Liam Neeson by Libertad/Sir Oldenburg (breeder: Ingrid and Reiner Toben, Horsten) with rider Kim Brüning came second. This was Liam Neeson's owner Felix-Ferdinand Becker's second great success at the Verden Championships. He purchased Liam Neeson like the Champion of the five-year-olds, Va'Pensiero, at the stallion sales. It was also the second medal for the rider of Damaschino FRH, Hannah Laser, after winning the title in the five-year-olds.