Livamol World Dressage Challenge and Bates National Championships – 2022 at NEC Taupo
Part 1 – World Dressage Challenge, Super 5 Day and Young Dressage Horse
First and foremost – we congratulate Wendi Williamson on becoming NZ Dressage Champion and winner of the Burkner Medal once again after a three out of three classes win on Don Vito MH (Don Frederico/Anamour) – a full sibling to her previous NZ GP Champion and HOYS Champion, Don Amour MH.
There were eight Hanoverians accepted for the World Dressage Challenge held prior to the Bates National Dressage Championships in Taupo.
It is of special note to acknowledge the remarkable achievement of Stacey McCoy (Hartshorne) and her boutique breeding programme from the 2000’s to have three HPH horses accepted (and in fact there were FOUR horses in total and all feature at some point in the reports).
HPH Benedict (Ballettmeister/Winterkoenig) with Rachel Shiree Hughes, HPH Sir Wolkentanz (Sir Donnerhall Old /Wolkentanz I) with Lucarne Dolley and HPH Furst Welcome (Furstenball Old / Wolkentanz I) with Amy Sage
Matthews Hanoverians has two acceptances in Santana MH (Santino/Anamour) with Cindy Wiffin and Georgia MH (Gymnastik Star/Riverdance) with Casey Burton (who did not make the start in the end.
The three remaining Hanoverians were Anuschka PSH (Anamour/Gaius xx) with Kathryn Correy B. Nicolette Rendle, Dance Hit SW (Danciano/Sandro Hit Old) with Susan Tomlin B. Sheena M Ross and HSP Soe Imp. (Sporcken/De Niro) with Henrike Puketapu.
HPH Sir Wolkentanz and HSP Soe took out the quinella the Senior II competition. HPH Furst Welcome won the Senior I class, and Santana MH placed 4th. Dance Hit SW won the PSG class.
HPH Furst Welcome
HPH Sir Wolkentanz
On Super 5 Day the great news continued
Preliminary – Hanoverians placed 1, 5, 6 and 8 in a very large class
Wonderland CWE (Fursten Look/Limonit) Zoie Gray B. Christine Weal Equestrian
River Park Sienna (Swarovski Old/Don Bosco) Greg Smith B. Renai Hart
Tiffany MH (Totilas KWPN/Anamour) R. Madison Schollum O.Jon and Wendi Williamson B. Matthews Hanoverians
Furst Dance EFF (Furstenball Old/Danroad xx) Charlotte Grant B. Sarah Catherwood
Novice – Hanoverians were top 4
Swarovski Gold CHF (Swarovski/Anamour) Greg Smith. B Ruth Lucas
HSP Raven Imp (Rey du Sol/Gribaldi T) Henrike Puketapu
Nina DW (Negro KWPN/Doringcourt) Sarah Holmes B. David Woolley
HPH Fascination (Furstenball Old/The Commander xx) Hannah Walton B. Stacey McCoy
2nd World Cup PSH (Worldly/Vyners Orb xx) Nicole Sweney B Nicolette Rendle
Medium – another quinella
Zambezi PSH (Zirocco Blue/Flemmingh Holst.) Natalie Page B. Nicolette Rendle
HPH Furst Welcome (Furstenball Old/Wolkentanz I) Amy Sage B. Stacey McCoy
6th Wonderlust (Worldly/Waikiki Star xx) Bred owned and ridden by Jayna Dinneen
Advanced – 2,3 and 4
2nd Dance Hit SW
3rd Furst Rock DW Rhein (Furst Romancier/Royston Rockstar) Vanessa Way B. David Woolley
4th Ducatti MH (Dancier/Anamour) Wendi Williamson B. Matthews Hanoverians
Small Tour – 1 and 4
Golda (Gymnastik Star/Daktylus) Madison Schollum B. David and Julie
4th Anuschka PSH
Medium Tour – another quinella
Bon Jovi MH (Bonifatius/Weltmeyer) Becki Williamson B. Matthews Hanoverians
4th Hapsburg PSH (His Highness/Gaius xx) Liz Hutson B. Nicolette Rendle
Don Vito MH (Don Frederico/Anamour) Wendi Williamson B. Matthews Hanoverians
Young Dressage Horse – 5-year-old Champion
Swarovski Gold CFH (Swarovski Old/Anamour/Weltmeyer) Greg Smith. B Ruth Lucas.
The dam Alla Donner was bred by Joanne McNicoll out of the imported Weltmeyer mare Witsun. Alla Donner was one of three full siblings from Witsun – Ave Maria and Anja being the others. All three mares achieved Premium Studbook status. It is both so heartening yet sad at the same time to see the instant sport success of Swarovski’s young progeny.
By Robin Potter Studbook keeper