BLUE HORS ZACK - Best active breeding stallion of the 2020 Olympics!
Great halts, beautiful passages, piaffes that worked out greatly, large spacious half-passes, impressive strides, quality pirouettes, powerful extensions and a super use of the successful freestyle made for Zack – which fits them perfectly! The superlatives have no end at a day like today, where breeding stallion Blue Hors Zack shows exactly why he is the world’s best active breeding stallion. With all the other fresh seemen-active breeding stallions under him on the scoreboard, there is no doubt about Zack’s enormous ability in both sport and breeding!
With Zack’s experienced and talented pilot; Nanna Skodborg Merrald, and groom Ellen Glinvad Nielsen and trainer Michael Søgaard by their side, the pair danced powerfully through their freestyle program. A dance that was awarded with the wild score of 80.893%, as well as an impressive ranking as number 11 at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan!
27 year old Nanna Skodborg Merrald, the team’s youngest rider, and the 17-year-old breeding stallion Blue Hors Zack, who is sired by Rousseau/Jazz, started as number two in today’s program. For their freestyle program, which had only been aired quite a few times by the pair, received a score of 76.35% in the technical part and their artistic value 85.42% in what turned out to the overall score of 80.89% for the couple!
The team’s two other riders; Cathrine Dufour & Bohemian and Carina Cassøe Krüth & Heiline’s Danciera became number four and number seven respectively in this fantastic Olympic final, where the team gave their absolute everything!
Cathrine Dufour and 11-year-old gelding Bohemian (Bordeaux / Samarant) showed off a brand new freestyle that impressively put them in the top four with 87.507%.
Carina Cassøe Krüth and 10-year-old Heiline’s Danciera (Fürstenball / De Niro. Breeder Stald Heiline) rode to their absolute max in all the right places, which was rewarded by the judges with 83.32% – 78.28% in technical value and 88.37% in artistic value!