3rd place in Thursday's Grand Prix at the World Cup final in Omaha
Nanna Skodborg Merrald, Blue Hors Zepter and their groom Elise Rensink have made a strong impression in Omaha, USA, by securing a well-deserved 3rd place in the preliminary Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup final!
The level is precisely what we had hoped for!
A pairing of top-class
Nanna Skodborg Merrald and Blue Hors Zepter made a stunning performance in the World Cup final’s Grand Prix, earning a well-deserved 3rd place. Despite 2 technical errors during the program, Zepter’s passage/piaffe work was phenomenal and they scored an impressive 76.165%. This score was only 1% behind the German dressage star, Isabell Werth, leaving fans excited to see Nanna and Zepter’s placement in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
Groom Elise Rensink, trainer Michael Søgaard, and sports director Ulrik Gerstorf Sørensen, are all part of Nanna’s team in Omaha. They are thrilled with the pair’s performance at the World Cup final, and there is a great sense of satisfaction in the Danish camp.
Nanna Skodborg Merrald (DEN) - Blue Hors Zepter
The fabulous Blue Hors Zepter is a product of the Breeder of the Year 2023!
Blue Hors Zepter, now 15 years old, is a remarkable gelding sired by the elite stallion and Grand Prix dressage horse Blue Hors Zack, out of Who’s Sunlight – a mare by Wolkentanz II/Silvio I. He was bred by Bernhard Sieverding and was purchased as a foal by Blue Hors. The purchase day at Britta and Bernhard Sieverding’s stud in Twistringen was a sunny summer day, where Britta served homemade cake on the terrace. The expectations were high for the newly acquired Zack son, and these expectations has been more than fulfilled! Bernhard is a proud fan of the Zack dynasty and has used Blue Hors Zack in his breeding several times over the years. He and Britta have visited Blue Hors on many occasions and often participated in the foal championships to see the Danish foals and, in particular, the offspring of the younger stallions.