Severo will stay in Denmark
During the recent championship finals at the JBK-show in Odense, it became obvious to everyone that the Spanish rider, Severo Jurado Lopez, is a rider in a league of his own.
Severo is not a person attracting a lot of attention when he is competing at shows in Denmark with horses from Helgstrand Dressage. The calm Spaniard is minding his own business, however, as soon as he starts riding, you cannot help noticing him. He sits perfectly and influences the horse in the correct manner; and the horses look comfortable and at ease under him.
As announced on our homepage on October 3, it was quite a loss for Helgstrand Dressage that Severo had chosen to quit his position and go back to Van Olst Horses in Holland.
However, Severo has now reconsidered his decision to move back to Holland. He enjoys being part of the team at Helgstrand Dressage, and loves working with the talented horses. He has, therefore, decided to say no to the job in Holland and stay with Helgstrand Dressage.
- I am, of course, very happy that Severo has decided to stay with us. We are very pleased with Severo as a rider and a trainer of our horses, moreover, we appreciate his personal qualifications, and the energy and positivity he brings to the team, says Andreas Helgstrand.
Impressive results at championship finals
Helgstrand Dressage put a significant mark on this year's championship finals. Especially, in the class for 4-year-olds, as 10 out of 16 horses represented Helgstrand Dressage. Severo and Fiontina won a clear victory with 9.50 points with e.g. remarkable 9.8 for trot and 9.5 for walk and canter. Rikke and Romanova placed 2nd with 8.88 points with e.g. 9.7 for trot and 9.6 for rideability. Ditte and Zermillo came third with 8.86 points, e.g. impressive 9.5 for rideability. Emma and Tørveslettens Fifty-Fifty finished 4th with 8.74 points.
In the class for 5-year-olds, our riders also made a very good impression, placing 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Once again, Severo finished in the top, this time he was 2nd with Hot Shot W with 8.84 points, and in addition he placed 4th with Zgander with a score of 8.52 points. Marianne and Super Mario Finished 3rd with 8.60 points.
In the class for 6-year-olds, Daniel and Prima Donna finished third, scoring 8.70 points
2 X 10 to Severo and Zgander
Yet another day with terrific results. Severo and Zgander delivered an almost flawless performance, and the judges awarded them 9.66 points, and consequently, they earned the victory in the class. Marianne and Super Mario obtained 9.0 points for everything. Severo and Hot Shot W placed 6th with 8.28 points. All our three 5-year-old horses are, therefore, on to the finals on Friday.
In the class for 6-year-olds, Daniel and Prima Donna placed 6th with 8.54 points, and they are, therefore, also on to the finals on Friday. Emma and Delicious received 7.22 points, and they will start the 2nd qualifier tomorrow.