Dorothee Schneider's Forward Looking Second-Time Mom

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 05:32
Forward Looking's newborn colt by Escamillo

Dorothee Schneider's retired Grand Prix mare Forward Looking has become a mom for the second time. 

The 19-year old Westfalian mare Forward Looking (by Fidermark x Dinhard L) is owned by Dorothee's long-time sponsor Gabriele Kippert. 

Dorothee and Forward Looking made their international Grand Prix debut at the CDI Bremen in February 2012 and competed at CDI's such as Aachen, Fritzens, Falsterbo, Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Hagen, Perl and Dortmund. Their career highlights include two first places at the 2012 CDI Fritzens and a win in the 4* Kur to Music at the 2014 CDIO Aachen. Their last show was the 4* CDI in Frankfurt in December 2014. 

Forward Looking's retirement from sport was announced in October 2016. At the time the mare was already in foal to Villeneuve (by Vitalis x Dancier), but this pregnancy didn't come to full term. 

"She unfortunately had twice, which she rejected in the 7/8th month," Schneider told Eurodressage. 

Forward Looking with her 2018 born Villeneuve colt
In 2017 the mare was rebred to Villeneuve and a colt was born in 2018.  In 2019 there was no foal.  On 9 April 2020 Forward Looking gave birth to another colt, a bay by Escamillo (by Escobar x Rohdiamant). 

"Forward Looking is now a super mom and she loves her new job very much. The little colt found his way to the milk bar at 2h30 and then Roisin, Kim, Sophia (grooms), Jobst (her husband) and I all went to sleep very happily," said Dorothee. 

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