Dorothee Schneider & Faustus

Fit, Happy and with a Smile: Faustus and Dorothee Schneider

In the Grand Prix she was  second, but in the special she finished in first place: Dorothee Schneider with 10-year-old Falsterbo offspring Faustus. The Hanoverian gelding was warmed up “intentionally sparse” since the sun was very warm. “During the warm up I had the feeling that he was 100 percent with me,” so the winner said. They showed a stable round with 76,000 percent. “There was a bump in the two-time flying changes, but the halfpasses went smooth in the gallop and the trot, the transitions from the piaffes were good. All in all it was a lively and happy round and the finish line was the highlight. I was able to end the competition with long leg and a smile.”

Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier, in second place with 11-year-old Fabregaz by Florestano also ended her competition with a good feeling. They achieved 74,298 percent and were placed ahead of Hubertus Schmid who had 71,0 percent with Imperio. “ I’m super happy,” Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier said and smiled. “He fought together with me today and I enjoyed today’s competition immensely.”

Next to Showtime and Sammy Davis Jr. Dorothee Schneider now has a third Grand Prix horse in her stable. However, the ranking is clear: “Showtime and Sammy are first line. Faustus is supposed to be built up without stress. He is not being trained for Tryon. He will get the time he needs this year.” And who is the priority, Showtime or Sammy Davis Jr.? “Who’s better is better,” so the championship rider said. “Both are going to travel to Berlin.”