Zack puts the show in Amsterdam, Weihegold OLD wins

Jan 30, 2018 - 09:08

After the World Cup qualifier of Amsterdam Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Zack are on the 7th position in the provisional standings of the FEI World Cup in the West European League. A place in the final in April in Paris is closer than ever. In the World Cup qualifier in Amsterdam, with the strongest field of the season, Daniel and Zack were ranked 9 with a good score of 77.225 percent. Don Schufro-daughter Weihegold OLD and Isabell Werth won for the third year in a row at Jumping Amsterdam.

Remarkable was the runner-up spot in his second World Cup qualifier for the 10-year old GLOCK’s Zonik (Zack x Romanov x Don Schufro) and Dutch rider Edward Gal. With the coming World Equestrian Games in mind Zonik has been secured by the Dutch Olympic Horse foundation. In competition Zonik has N.O.P. behind his name.

Daniel was satisfied about his Freestyle to Music in Amsterdam, where he was number 1 on the starterlist. “Considering how I was riding the Grand Prix yesterday, I was riding much better today. Zack was more in front of me. That was important that he gets the confidence and goes forward again.”

Daniel rode his Freestyle with difficult transitions form passage to the piaffe. “I still believe that it can be much better in the piaffe passage. The trot and canter are already very good. Zack has to learn to get the confidence, also under pressure. He is not going Grand Prix for so long, only for a year now.”

In Amsterdam Zack was competing against his son Zonik, who was the runner up ridden by Edward Gal. “That is so much fun. Not many stallions like Zack achieve that, only a few. Maybe we are both competing in Paris”, smiles Daniel.

Last week Daniel won four classes at the national show in Esbjerg, one week later he competes in Amsterdam. “Two different worlds. Is was playing around there with my young horses in the Grand Prix in Esbjerg. Here in Amsterdam it is toplevel and very nice sport. The field here is three times bigger than in Salzburg. Zack is not impressed at all by the ring or the atmosphere here in Amsterdam. He is very cool.”

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