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The focal point for Equitour Aalborg is the Nations Cup in dressage and show jumping, but it can be difficult to remember, which countries won the Equitour leg of the prestigious FEI Nations Cup tournament. Below you will find a list of results from previous years.
At the 2018 Equitour Aalborg, the Swedish team consisting of Paulinda Friberg/Di Lapponia T, Jeanna Hogberg/Duendecillo P, Theresa Nilshagen/Dante Weltino OLD and Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén/Paridon Magi performed superbly and took the lead after Saturday's Grand Prix. Although the Danish team tried to get in the lead of the Grand Prix Special and the Freestyle, the power of the Swedish team was to strong and they ended up winning gold strongly followed by the Danish team. After the first round, the Danish team placed third, but in the final tests they advanced to a silver medal.
The result of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup dressage:
1. Sverige: 432.418
2. Denmark: 429.0033
3. The Netherlands: 424.377
4. Finland: 405.134
The German show jumping team consisted of three very experienced riders and a Nations Cup debutant, Gerrit Nieberg with Contagio. But although he hasn't participated before, Gerrit secured his team two clear rounds, which was very important in order to have the chance of winning the Nations Cup. The rest of the team included Gilbert Böckmann/Pikeur Lord Fauntleroy (12-4), Thomas Kleis/Chades of Blue (0-8) and Lars Nieberg/Foster (8). Overall, the German team ended up with 20 faults, which may sound like a lot, but did secure the German team a gold medal in the Nations Cup at the 2018 Equitour Aalborg.
The result of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup show jumping:
1. Germany 8-12: 20
2. England 12-12: 24
3. Belgium 20-8: 28
3. Ireland 20-8: 28
5. Sweden 18-12: 30
6. Italy 16-16: 32
7. France 12-24: 36
8. Poland 16-28: 44
The 2017 Equitour Aalborg was indeed a fantastic year seen from the Danish point of view as the Danish team won both in dressage and show jumping.
Already after the Grand Prix, the Danish team consisting of Anna Kasprzak/Donnperignon, Agnete Kirk Thinggaard/Jojo AZ, Daniel Bachmann Andersen/Blue Hors Zack and Charlotte Heering/Bufranco took the lead as Anna, Agnete and Daniel individually placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
No. 1: Anna Kasprzak and Donnperignon – 74.720%
No. 2: Agnete Kirk Thingaard and Jojo AZ – 72.660%
No. 3: Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zack – 72.060%
The Danish team managed to keep their position after Anna and Donnperignon scored impressive 77.3% in the freestyle strongly followed by Daniel and Zack with 75.55%.
The result of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup dressage:
1. Denmark: 439.406
2. Finland: 414.494
3. The Netherlands: 413.897
4. USA: 410.220
At the 2017 Equitour Aalborg, it was not only the Danish dressage team who won gold - the Danish show jumping team claimed gold too. The show jumping team consisted of Thomas Sandgaard/Amarone, Lars Bak Andersen/Carrasco, Thomas Velin/Chopin van het Moleneind and Søren Møller Rohde/Velerne Ask. In the first round the Danish team had 8 faults, but in the secound round they managed to avoid increasing the number of faults and thus winning gold having four clear rounds.
The result of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup show jumping
1. Denmark: 8 faults
2. France: 12 faults
3. Sweden: 12 faults
4. Belgium: 16 faults
5. England: 20 faults.
Sweden claimed the victory in the CDIO4* Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup and stays in the lead of the tournament, whilst Daniel Bachmann Andersen of Denmark produced yet another strong ride today in the CDIO4* Grand Prix Special presented by Gorrissen Federspiel which secured him the individual win with more than 78%.
The dressage stadion in Uggerhalne oozed of excitement and expectations during the CDIO4* Grand Prix Special in the Blue Hors Nations Cup at Equitour Aalborg this afternoon. The Swedish team had taken the lead in Saturday’s Grand Prix, and they proved to be inconvincible today in the Grand Prix Special which also means that they are still in the lead of the tournament.
– It means a lot for Sweden to win the Nations Cup today here in Uggerhalne. Another Swedish team won in Compiegne which means that Sweden is in the lead of the tournament, and we are striving to win the all over cup like we did last year. We look very much forward to competing in Rotterdam with yet another strong team, Swedish team coach Bo Jenå told after the prize giving ceremony.
The Danish team which placed third after the Grand Prix advanced to runner-up position today after three strong rides. Yet again, Danish rider Daniel Bachmann Andersen claimed a supreme victory aboard the 10-year-old Blue Hors Zepter. Despite 11 one- tempis on the centre line instead of 9 the pair scored a whopping 78.218%.
– For me riding Zepter has become art. He is so soft and reacts to my aids in a split second which gives me fantastic feeling. The best of it, is that we can achieve even more points once I can succeed in riding a faultless test on him. I will choose his sire Blue Hors Zack over Zepter for the bigger events this year, but I believe that Zepter will be my future horse for the big international championships, said Daniel Bachmann Andersen, individual winner of the Grand Prix Special.
CDIO4* Nations Cup – Team Classification at Equitour Aalborg:
1st: Sweden: 432.418
2nd: Denmark: 429.0033
3rd: Netherlands: 424.377
4th: Finland: 405.134
Swedish team coach Bo Jenå with the winning team.
Stutteri Ask Grand Prix presented by Mustang-Trailers A/S
1 Rolf-Göran Bengtsson/Crunch/SWE: 0,00 39,00
2 Kasper H Hansen/Jemousin van den Dael/DEN: 0,00 39,20
3 Krzysztof Ludwiczak/Nordwind/POL: 0,00 39,50
Olympic rider got in the way for a Danish win
27-year old Danish rider Kasper H. Hansen was 0.2 seconds from being victorious in the Stutteri Ask Grand Prix at Equitour Aalborg but then an Olympic silver medallist came in his way.
The home crowd cheered on the 11 Danish riders in the crucial and biggest class Stutteri Ask Grand Prix at Equitour Aalborg with 50 competitors. Three Danish riders qualified for the jump-off, and when Kasper H. Hansen produced a very fast and solid round aboard Jemousin van den Dael, placing them ahead of the competitors, he also made it possible for the home crowd to experience an exciting end to five fantastic days of competition in Uggerhalne.
For a long while, it seemed that Kasper could keep his first place, but then one of the fastest riders in the world made his entry on the course: Olympic silver medal winner Rolf-Göran Bengtsson aboard the breeding stallion Crunch. Rolf did what he is so brilliant at; he rode at a high speed in perfect balance and passed the finishing line 0.2 seconds faster than the young Dane.
Danish rider Kasper H. Hansen.
The second Nordic International Sales foal auction presented by Stutteri EVO has set new records with two foals sold for over 100,000 euros and a higher average price and higher turnover than last year.
Buyers form Canada, USA, Poland, Germany, Norway and Denmark invested in 19 foals which sold for 763,000 euros at an average price of 40,158 euros.
At last year’s Nordic International Sales the filly Foal Faretti, bred by Henrik Hansen, became the price highlight of the auction. This year Henrik had three foals in the auction, and two of them sold for over 100,000 euros.
The filly foal Fellini with the unique pedigree achieved a knock-down price of 115,000 euros. The filly by Franklin is out of the young mare Souvenir that is a daughter of the only two triple world champions for young horses in history, Sezuan og Fiontini.
The filly foal Faretti II by Franklin/Don Frederico, a fullsister of the price highlight from 2017, sold for 102,000 euros. Both of Henrik Hansen’s fillies sold locally to breeders in Jutland.
The most expensive colt foal, Brix Falcon by Franklin/Fürstenball sold for 80,000 euros to Polish buyers.
– We are very satisfied with the auction. The network behind the auction, led by Andreas Helgstrand, is very important for this immense success, says auctioneer Casper Cassøe.
The filly foal Faretti II by Franklin/Don Frederico, a fullsister of the price highlight from 2017, sold for 102,000 euros.
The filly foal Fellini with the unique pedigree achieved a knock-down price of 115,000 euros.
A challenging course put the riders under pressure in the Titan Containers A/S FEI Nations Cup, but an experienced German team with a talented debutant secured the victory at Equitour Aalborg.
The sun is literally roasting the beautiful showgrounds in Uggerhalne, Denmark setting the stage for Equitour Aalborg sponsored by ECCO and the Titan Containers A / S FEI Nations Cup CSIO3 * where the thrill was maintained through both rounds.
Riders from 13 nations (RSA, SWE, DEN, NED, GBR, BEL, FIN, NOR, ITA, GER, POL, FRA and IRL) met in the trilling and hair-raising FEI Nations Cup where the course proved to be very challenging for all teams. The German team consisted of three experienced riders and the Nations Cup debutant, Gerrit Nieberg riding Contagio. He proved himself with two spectacular clear rounds which was instrumental in ensuring German victory. Gilbert Böckmann / Pikeur Lord Fauntleroy (12-4), Thomas Kleis / Chades of Blue (0-8) and Lars Nieberg / Foster (8) achieved a total of 20 penalties.
"It was our goal to do well in the Nations Cup and now we have won, so I'm of course pleased," said German Chef d'Equipe Heinrich-Hermann Engemann. He noticed that it is not usual to win a Nations Cup with 20 penalties.
It was a good, but difficult course the Danish course designer Bo Bak Andersen had built in today's Nations Cup. "It's a very nice facility here, and with some minor adjustments it can be very good," stressed the experienced German.
The home team chopped
The Danish team won the FEI Nations Cup at Equitour Aalborg last year, but the Danes were unfortunately not successful this year on home turf. As the first round evolved for the Danish crew it turned out that the last rider of the class, Irish Richaard Howley decided the Danes' further fate. Had he gotten 8 penalties Denmark would be among the eight best nations going in to second round. Unfortunately for the Danes, Howley just got four faults and it sent Ireland in the second round while the Danes could turn the horses back in the stable. On Sunday 50 riders will meet in the Stutteri Ask Grand Prix at Equitour Aalborg.
Daniel Bachmann supreme winner of the Grand Prix
A very consistingly performing Swedish team placed themselves in the lead after the CDIO4* Grand Prix presented by Almased on the first competition day of the Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup at Equitour Aalborg in Uggerhalne.
The four Swedish riders placed 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th individually in the Grand Prix presented by Almased which provisionally put them in the lead of the CDIO4* Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup with a total of 215.695 ahead of the Dutch team on second place with 209.675 and Denmark in third place having scored 209.543 points.
The Swedish team, presented by team coach Bo Jenå, consists of the four female riders Therese Nilshagen, Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén, Paulinda Friberg and Jeanna Högberg. Best individual Swedish result was achieved by Therese Nilshagen aboard the breeding stallion Dante Weltino Old with a score of 73.087%. Today’s supreme individual winner of the Grand Prix presented by Almased was Danish Daniel Bachmann Andersen aboard the 10-year-old Blue Hors Zepter with a swopping score of 76.217% which is a personal score for the rider on this young horse which is by Daniel’s World Cup finalist, Blue Hors Zack.
Tomorrow Sunday the Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup will continue with the CDIO4* Grand Prix Special at 1:30 pm local time.
At the international show jumping and dressage show, Equitour Aalborg sponsored by ECCO a leg of the prestigious international team tournament, FEI Nations Cup is conducted in show jumping as well as dressage. The Danish teams are determined to repeat their success from last year winning the team competition in both disciplines
Last year the Danish riders were immodest enough to secure the victory in both of the international team competitions, FEI Nations Cup in dressage and show jumping. Again this year, prominent international profiles dominate the starting lists, and therefore the Danes need to target very focused on a top placing.
Show jumpers in great shape
The Danish show jumping riders compete in 2nd division, and they need to earn points at Equitour Aalborg in the Titan Containers CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup on Saturday afternoon 26 May. Denmark is in the same group as Norway, Poland, Finland and Luxemburg. From this group the two best nations qualify for the league finale in Budapest in August. The following nations take part in the Titan Containers FEI Nations Cup at Equitour: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Africa and Denmark.
Danish team trainer Bo K. Møller has expressed his satisfaction with the good shape the horses and riders displayed in the first classes Thursday. The Danish team consist of: Zascha Nygaard Andreasen, Martin Dinesen Neergaard, Thomas Sandgaard and Andreas Schou whilst Michael Aabo is 5th rider. The TV channel Eurosport will broadcast directly from this major event. The first part of the Nations Cup will be transmitted directly on Eurosport Player as from 16.00 pm whilst the second and final round will be livestreamed on Zibra Sport in Denmark and abroad, whilst the Danes must watch round two on Eurosport.
Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup in dressage
In 2013, the first FEI Nations Cup in dressage. This cup consists of seven competitions from May through August which have kicked off in Wellington, Florida in March and continues in Europe in Compiègne, Uggerhalne, Rotterdam, Falsterbo, Aachen and Hickstead. After the first to competitions Sweden has taken the lead ahead of Denmark. At Equitour Aalborg both Sweden and Denmark are competing, and also the current No. 3 in the cup, the Netherlands is represented by a strong team. Finland will be competing in FEI Nations Cup for the first time this year.
This year's Nordic International Sales Exclusive Foal Auction presented by Stutteri EVO is approaching and soon it's time to get an impression of the many amazing foals participating in the auction:
On Saturday, May 26 at 12.
We will showcase the 22 participating foals, that will take part in the auction on Saturday May 26 at 20.
With last year's success, the expectations for this year's Nordic International Sales are obviously very high. Together with Danish Warmblood Equitour Aalborg has set an exclusive collection of foals last year, resulting in an average price of no less than 34,525 euro. The most expensive foal of the auction, Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico was sold for nothing less than 150,000 euro.
Buy your own Faretti
At this year's foal auction you once again have the opportunity to buy an impressive foal by Franklin/Don Frederico and together with the other 21 foals, you will find an unusual collection of top dressage foals also this year.
See this year's unique foal collection here
The auction Nordic International Sales presented by Stutteri EVO will take place on Saturday, May 26th at 20 followed by a big after party in the Helgstrand Dressage VIP Lounge.
Faretti DWB by Franklin/Don Frederico, sold at the 2017 Nordic International Sales.
Contact us for further information or questions about the horse show
- Grindstedvej 54, Uggerhalne, 9310 Vodskov
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