The First European Champions in Halter
Aug 15, 2010

Today started the 21st European Championship of Quarter Horse in Kreuth, Germany. Until Sunday August 22, more than 400 horses from all over Europe compete for the prestigious medals. This first week-end is dedicated to the Hallter and Cattle Shows, and today saw the first European Champions in Halter in altogether 11 classes. The result: four times gold for Germany, three gold medals each for Italy and France, two for Denmark and one for Sweden.

The most successful horses were Richly Designed and Choco Pops, both earning two European Champion titels each. Richly Designed (owner Birgit Udsen, DEN) won the Aged Stallions Open and the Stallions Three and over Amateur, Choco Pops (owner Carine Monnard, FRA) won the Geldings 3 & over Youth and Amateur. 

In Cutting, there was the first go round today. Both shows in Junior Cutting Open were won by Ichin Poison Oak shown by Malte Döring, GER. The 4-year-old stallion owned by Malte s father Juergen, is by Cat Ichi out of Styled By Oak and earned a 70 and 71v for his fine presentation. Pablo Pepita Quixote and Styrbjörn Persson (SWE) resp. CD Cat Cruisin and Anton Book placed second 

Gerold Dautzenberg (AUT) and Malte D�ring dominate Senior Cutting

The Senior Cutting Open was won by Smart Einie and Malte Döring ( Score 73) resp. und Roosters Dream and Gerold Dautzenberg (AUT) while Kiss My Cat again with Malte Döring resp. Smart Einie placed second. 

The winners of the Amateur cutting shows were Gerold Dautzenberg riding Peppys Lil Ricochet (73) resp. Tom T Hallmark and Andrea Pagani (ITA, score 74) with Kiss My Cat and Malte Döring placing second.