The European Championships in U25 and senior dressage are currently happening in the German city of Hagen at Hof Kasselmann.
Blue Hors rider Nanna Skodborg Merrald, Blue Hors groom Ellen Glinvad Nielsen and Atterupgaard's Orthilia(after Gribaldi / Donnershlag, breeder: Atterupgaard) are also participating in the European Championships (whose official name is FEI Dressage European Championship Hagen 2021) alongside the other 3 national team riders; Charlotte Heering on Bufranco (after Negro / Zevenster), Daniel Bachmann Andersen on Marshall-Bell (after Blue Hors Don Romantic / Michellino, breeder: Nicolai Jepsen & Tina Christoffersen) and Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian(after Bordeaux / Samarant)
On the first day of the team competition, Nanna and Orthilia ranked as the class's preliminary number 1 with a more than convincing ride in the Grand Prix to a wild percantage score of 75.078%! Only surpassed by Charlotte Fry on the stallion Everdale, who was also her partner at the Tokyo Olympics! This position put the Danish team in a second place, which on the second day became a nice spot as number one, until the team had to see themselves beaten by Germany's top riders and mares; Isabell Werth on the Blue Hors Don Schufro-daughter Weihegold OLD, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB (by Easy Game / Handryk) and England's Charlotte Dujardin on her Olympic horse the Apache / Tango-son Gio.
We wish the Danish national team huge congratulations on their great rides and their bronze medal at the European Championships / FEI Dressage European Championships 2021!