Last weekend Nalegro and Everest were allowed to go to the World Championships for young dressage horses in Ermelo. This prestigious event was once again organized in Ermelo and the creme de la creme of the young dressage horses was present here.
In the first round, Nalegro was the first of these two five-year-olds to start. Nalegro, ridden by Lottie and bred by the Hanse family from Burgh Haamstede and Van Olst Horses, had a good solid test in which unfortunately some tension was involved in the canter. With 8.26 points they eventually finished in twelfth place, which was good for direct placement in the final.
Everest was the next horses and ridden by Phoebe Peters. Everest was bred by Van Olst Horses out of Fresia s. Negro and his father is the gray Especial who made an incredibly good international debut in the CDI Tour in Ermelo. For Phoebe Peters it was her debut in international sport after she became European champion with the ponies. Everest showed himself with a lot of energy, showed his good qualities and impressed the jury. His point total was 8.02, which meant a 15th place and unfortunately not directly through to the final.
For the combinations that were not directly through to the final, a consolation final was scheduled on Friday, with the best three combinations going through to the final on Saturday. In ring 2, Everest and Phoebe once again showed their skills in this consolation final. Again he showed his good qualities but unfortunately he also had two small moments where his energy took over. Nevertheless, a very good test by this young stallion who was rewarded with 78.2%.
On Saturday it was Nalegro’s turn for the final of the five-year-olds. He seemed more at ease than on the first round and the quality oozed from it! With his characteristic powerful hind leg, he again showed that he had a lot of talent for heavy work. A score of 79.6% was the result.