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Best Seven-Year-Old Mare from Germany

The world’s best seven-year-old Icelandic mare was bred in Germany: Óskadís from Habichtswald, an offspring of Teigur from Kronshof. The mare sparkled last night, after most of the audience had already left the tribunes. She impressed in all gaits with a dancing and nimble-footed performance.

kopie_von_oskadisÓskadís vom Habichtswald. The rider is Frauke Schenzel. Photo: Marius MacKenzie.

In the breeding tests the horses are ridden in a straight line, because the regulations assume that they have not yet found their balance and would have trouble riding in curves.

Furthermore, the young horses’ will to move forward is to be demonstrated, such as during the racing gallop.

Icelandic horses are quite fast in gallop, and in earlier championships horse race were also included. However, the horse race like the dressage test was eliminated from the schedule some years ago.

Yesterday’s breeding tests showed that most riders drove their horses forward and, in spite of using the Icelandic curb bit, did not force them by the reins, as is often the case in sports tests.

While running, the horses appeared to carry their heads naturally, often with rather little erection, but a good beat. Icelandic rider Erlingur Erlingsson, riding for France, showed the six-year-old mare Tillit you Langeren impressively in a free and soft manner.

The winner of the seven-year-olds, Óskadís from Habichtswald, presented by Frauke Schenzel, received a 9.0 for slow tölt and 10.0 for slow canter, both difficult gaits for a young horse. For riding abilities she scored 8.54 points.

Watch a video of the mare here.


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