Double victory for Nanna and Zepter at World Cup Neumünster (VIDEO)
Yesterday they took 1st place in the CDI-W Grand Prix – and today they did it again in the CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle! Nanna and Zepter are a new star duo that we will probably be seeing a lot more of!
The apple does not fall far from the tree
With a World Champion, breeding matador for his sire, it is in Zepter’s (by Blue Hors Zack/Wolkentanz II, breeder: Bernhard Sieverding) genes, that he is a horse of a very special kind of format. Already at a young age, Zepter was predicted to have a great future in dressage – a prediction that has been more than fully fulfilled with a double victory in today’s CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle and yesterday’s Grand Prix.
With two victories in the bag and a sky-high 86.060% in Grand Prix Freestyle for Blue Hors rider Nanna Skodborg Merrald, groom Iina Mikkanen and the big, orange pet of a horse, Blue Hors Zepter (by Blue Hors Zack/Wolkentanz II, breeder: Bernhard Sieverding), Zepter has every chance to become as great as his famous sire when it comes to “BIG WINS”!
A performance of top quality
Nanna is a role model for all riders when she and Zepter in an harmonious and relaxed form make a Grand Prix Freestyle look so playfully effortless. Every step is well-disposed and Zepter looks like a horse that enjoys the ride at least as much as his rider.
Who, just once, could try the feeling that Nanna must have after a ride like this – many riders would give anything!
And Nanna hasn’t rested easy in her choice of Freestyle. Despite an extraordinarily high degree of difficulty, she still manages to be rewarded with 9.7 points for “degree of difficulty”, while the pair also scores 9.2 for “harmony between horse and rider”. This emphasizes that we are dealing with nothing less than world-class riding.
It is with rocket speed that Nanna has established her name on the big dressage scene and it is completely unique that it is at the same time on a wide range of horses. With these amazing horses, Nanna demonstrates time and time again that she is a rider with a talent that has no limit to how far she can go.