European Championships Kicked Off August 5 in Kreuth, Germany
Today was the beginning of one of the biggest western riding shows in Europe: The 27th European Championship of American Quarter Horses in Rieden, Kreuth, Germany. Participants and spectators will experience 10 days of top-level equestrian sport. Participants from Germany, Luxembourg, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary and Finland competed in the Green Trail, Novice Amateur Trail, Novice Youth Trail and Green Reining Classes on Friday.
The Green Trail was won by Stefanie Bubenzer from Germany with Lazyiswhatlazydoes, who came in first place among 36 participants. The mare is owned by Jaqueline Korioth. The Danish rider Natascha Haukrog Moller followed in second place together with Assets Grand Slam, owned by Elisabeth Potalivo. Cindy Hessels from Netherlands with Ima Cool Personality finished in third place.
Jaqueline Korioth from Germany and her mare, Lazyiswhatlazydoes, won first place in the Novice Amateur Trail out of 30 participants. Domenic Meier, from Switzerland, and Totaly A Grand Slam came in second place, with Dagmar Schnauder from Germany and her horse, Talk About This Chip, taking third.
In the Green Open Reining, Kerstin Lil, from Germany, with her stallion GP Explosivemercedes won first place. Nina Lil from Germany came in second place, together with the stallion MR Button Dual, owned by Marcel Menne. Tobias Voglberger from Germany and I Am A Ruf Boy, owned by Sabrina Vogleberger, placed third.
Lori Buchholz, Chairman AQHA International Commitee, is happy to be here, “Welcome to the 27th AQHA European Championship Show! The horses from the european countries represent the best from the American Quarter Horse Association. Good luck to all exhibitors and enjoy The Show!”
“The patience has paid off. Now we are at the beginning of the event we were looking for for months … The European Championship of American Quarter Horses 2016! Welcome to everybody who is involved and wants to celebrate with us!” says Michael Kayser, Show manager of the European Championship.