Bellagio, Deja, Belamour and Paridon Magi Win 2009 Swedish Young Horse Championships

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 00:00
2009 Swedish Young Horse Championships

David Svensson provided the following photo report of the 2009 Swedish Young Horse Championships in Flyinge, Sweden, where Bellagio, Deja, Belamour and Paridon Magi won the national champions' titles.


3-year olds
Champion: Bellagio (KWPN, by United x Esteban) under Yvonne Österholm

BellagioThe very elegant 3-year old stallion Bellagio (by United out of Iduna (by Esteban x Heidelberg) won the Swedish Championship at Flyinge last weekend. The judges were thrilled by this horse especially for his outstanding canter which they considered very uphill, lightfeated and engaged.

"This is very promising for the future and higher level dressage work as it will be very easy to collect and very good for pirouettes and very uphill and free flying changes," said judge Dr. Dieter Schüle who was chair of the judges' panel. "His trot was also of very good, high quality with a natural cadence."

Later at the show, Bellagio was also proclaimed "Best in Show" winning the overall title among the 3-year old show jumping and dressage division. This bay stallion (which was previously called Bliksem) is born in Holland, bred by J. Van Westeinde and owned by Johan Ifverson in Sweden. Video Clip

2nd: I Do Kiss (by French Kiss x Donnerfly) under Sigrid Bergåkra Berglund 
I Do Kiss
3rd: Briljant(by UB 40 x Montecristo) under Sandra Sterntorp
4-year olds
The winner of the 4-year old was Deja (by Silvano x Don Schufro) under Anne Svanberg. They scored 84.683 points
Deja and Anne Svanberg Deja
Deja under test rider Per Sandgaard
Reserve champions Yvonne Österholm on Santiago (by Saigon x Flemmingh ) with 84.533 points
3rd: Magdalena Söderlund on Isac (by Hip Hop x Master ) 
4th: Olof Axelsson on Maserati (by Metall x Tip Top)

5-year olds
Susanne Gielen and the Flyinge State Stud licensed stallion Belamour (by Belissimo M x Lord Sinclair I) became the 5-year olds champions.


Below: Anna Nilsson finished second with Prima Donna (by Don Primero x Amiral) 

Prima Donna
Prima Donna

3rd: Jeanna Högberg on Carea (by Solos Carex x Napoleon) 

Below: Winner of the qualifier, but 9th in the Finals Charlotte Haid-Bondergaard on the Danish warmblood Don Scudo (by Don Schufro x Escudo II)

Don Scudo
Don Scudo

6-year olds
The clear winner in the 6-year old division were Caroline Palmgren and Paridon Magi (by Don Primero x Napoleon) with 86.600

Paridon Magi
Paridon Magi
The reserve champion is Anna Svefors on Rhojan (by Rubin Royal x Corland) with 81.200 points
They won the qualifier but placed third in the finals: 3 Malin Rinné on Scharmeur (by Schwadroneur x Napoleon). They pair scored 81.000 points

According to photographer David Svensson, 8th placed Charon was somewhat underrated by the judges. Look at how he is really interacting with his rider. Manuel Bammel and Charon (by Rubinrot x Chapman) simply look super together. Charon is a Swedish born, Swedish owned approved stallion in training with Johnny Hilberrath

9th placed Yvonne Österholm rode William D (by Briar x Vivaldi) to 76.600. She bred and owns this horse.
Nina Känsälä, colleague stable manager of Yvonne Österholm at Tullstorp, aboard Ballistero (by Briar x Chapman). In the finals the horse was a little tired and finished last with 65.600 points

On Saturday evening a riders' party took place at the Flyinge nightclub, run by the Skryllegaarden Restaurant. More party photos can be seen here

Party animals

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