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Birgit Popp

June 29, 2007

Renzel Romps To Win At Balve CSI

Markus Renzel might not have been the German rider most would have bet on to win the Grand Prix of Balve at the Balve CSI (Germany), June 8-10.
While his victory at Balve aboard Conally might be his biggest success to date, Renzel, 35, has been knocking on the door for a while now. In 2006, he was fourth in the Balve Grand Prix and then sixth in the Grand Prix of Munich (Germany) on the 11-year-old, Holsteiner gelding (Caretino—Lord Z mare).

June 29, 2007

Elvis Rocks The Competition At Balve

The starting fields at the Balve Optimum CDI (Germany), June 7–10, were of the highest quality. The event was held on the grounds of the Wocklum Castle of Count Dieter von Landsberg-Velen, who was the president of the German Equestrian Federation for more than 30 years and for several years FEI Vice President.

June 15, 2007

Werth Is Far Ahead At Wiesbaden

World Champions Isabell Werth and Satchmo started the outdoor season with two convincing victories in the Grand Prix Special tour at the CDI*** Wiesbaden (Germany) in the picturesque Biebrich Palace Park, May 26–28.

June 15, 2007

Wathelet Wins Grand Prix Of Wiesbaden

After his impressive results over the last few months and in the first days of the Wiesbaden Whitsun Horse Show, it came as no surprise that Gregory Wathelet won the $114,206 Grand Prix of the City of Wiesbaden, the second of six legs of the Riders Tour 2007.

April 27, 2007

For Germany RD Takes Grand Prix Of Dormund

Marcus Ehning may have won the Grand Prix of Dortmund, but the big news was Thomas Frühmann’s performance at the Dortmund CSI, April 7-9 in Dortmund, Germany.

“If everything goes as planned, nothing will keep me from going to [the Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas, Nev.],” Austrian show jumper Frühmann, the 1992 World Cup winner had said.

April 27, 2007

Schulten-Baumer Returns Triumphant At Dortmund

Though the Dortmund CDI (Germany) didn’t have the strongest starting field on the Easter Holidays, April 7-9, it had some interesting competition.
In the Grand Prix for the freestyle tour and in the freestyle itself, Ellen Schulten-Baumer rode Donatha S to wins, scoring 71.62 and 76.15 percent respectively.

April 5, 2007

Werth Wins Final World Cup Qualifier At 's-Hertogenbosch

At the Indoor Brabant ’s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands), March 22-24, Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht
FRH lived up to their role as favorites and continued their winning streak.

With 82.40 percent they performed a fluent and expressive ride, winning their third qualifier after Mastricht (the Netherlands) and Neumünster (Germany) in the current season. With 20 points for their victory at ’s-Hertogenbosch, they now share first place in the final standings of the Western European League (77 points), together with Dutch rider Imke Schellekens-Bartels.

April 5, 2007

Zetterman Has An Unlikely Win At 's-Hertogenbosch

Winning the VDL Groep Grand Prix CSI-W at ’s-Hertogenbosch—the last of the Western European World Cup-qualifiers—didn’t help Royne Zetterman book a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Rolex FEI World Cup Final, but it was a thrill nonetheless.

“This is my first World Cup victory so I’m very, very happy!” Zetterman said. And he gave praise to his 11-year-old Swedish gelding, Isaac. “He is not the fastest horse in the world, but he is one of the scopiest.”

April 5, 2007

Thomas Frümann Seeks Another World Cup Title On U.S. Soil

This Austrian rider made a name for himself at the 1992 FEI World Cup Finals in Del Mar, Calif., with an upset victory. Now he’s looking to return with a talented horse and renewed ambition.

When hearing the name Thomas Frühmann a few years ago, many U.S. show jumping fans might stop and think, “Oh, that name is familiar, but I can’t place him.”

March 16, 2007

Werth Wins It In Bremen

In the seven-year history of the Kampmann Dressage Cup Final, Isabell Werth had never won. But on Feb. 24, in Bremen, Germany, she changed all that, taking the top score in both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special aboard Warum Nicht FRH.

Scoring 77.84 percent in the Special, the rider from Rheinberg, Germany, continued her series of victories from the World Cup show at Neumünster, Germany, the weekend before and also won Bremen’s Grand Prix on Friday afternoon.

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