Alkaline Out, Svanegaardens Sick-Sack In for 2023 World Young Horse Championships

Thu, 07/27/2023 - 09:10
Merita Hagren on Alkaline at the Danish WCYH team selection trial :: Photo © Ridehesten

The Danish team for the 2023 World Championships for young dressage horses has undergone a change. The horse Alkaline has been withdrawn and the first reserve, Svanegaardens Sick-Sack, is taking the spot.

The 2023 FEI World Breeding Championships for young dressage horses takes place next week in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on 3 - 6 August 2023.

Based on the size of the studbook, the Danish warmblood federation is eligible to send four horses per age category. In the 5-year old division the selectors had picked Alkaline  (by Secret x Zalmiak Firfod), bred by Anette Blangsted. He would be ridden by Finnish Merita Hagren.

This horse has now been withdrawn and the first reserve is stepping in: Svanegaardens Sick-Sack (by Secret x Blue Hors Don Romantic), bred by Anna Marie Nielsen and Egon Molin at Stutteri Svanegaarden, and ridden by Spaniard Sergio Moron.

"Speechless to say that Sack and I will now be heading to Ermelo for the World Championships for Young Horses 2023," Moron posted. "Sadly one of the selected riders has sustained an injury and cannot compete, which has meant our call up to represent Denmark as first reserves. My true sympathies go to Merita for not being able to ride at these Championships…, but Sack and I will give our best to represent the team as best as we can."

Photo © Ridehesten

Related Links
Eurodressage coverage of the World Championships Young Dressage Horses
Danish Horses Selected for 2023 World Young Horse Championships