Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, a 10-year-old Trakehner mare by Easy Game/Handryk, were the favourites for the final of the Louisdor Prize at the International Frankfurter Festhallen Reitturnier and in the end their first Grand Prix also was the best. Dalera BB showed a trot tour that was enjoyable to see, the impulsion -according to Dr. Dietrich Plewa’s comment a congenital thing without exaltation- went through her whole body. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl said about the mare bred by Silke Druckenmüller that she had never ridden such a horse before. “With this performance she knocked at the squad’s door today,” Plewa said – and he should be proven right. TSF Dalera BB brings everything with her even though she made the one or other mistake in the final. With 76,720 percent the victory was a very clear one and the piaffe-passage tour got the first ten of this weekend.
Dorothee Schneider and Hanoverian gelding Faustus by Falsterbo-Forrest xx (breeder: Heino Bruns) were placed second with 73,760 percent. The 9-year-old gelding with the long legs was also a joy to look at. Dr. Plewa praised the active gallop out of the hind leg as well as the exact diagonal rein back. “Faustus is able to compete in every Grand Prix”, so Plewa said. In the first Pirouette the Hanoverian once had both legs on the ground and during the last piaffe he thought the competitin was over, but apart from that the pair was able to convince.
For third placed Ingrid Klimke, the performance with Hanoverian stallion Franziskus by Fidertanz/Alabaster (breeder: Elisabeth Albers) felt a bit more like work. Their result was 72,160 percent. The horse showed himself to be very eager, but sometimes was a bit overzealous. “We need a bit more routine,” Klimke resumed.
All in all the final of the Louisdor Prize was of high quality with some horses we might see in the big Grand Prix sport soon.