This Week in International Dressage
CDI Verden in Germany hosted the 2011 FEI World Breeding Championships and the U.S. was represented in this prestigious event by dressage rider Jennifer Hoffman. Hoffmann and Florentinus V were eighth in the first qualifying competition for 5-year old horses with a score of 8.42, with Ratzinger Z, Hoffmann was tied for eighth in the 1st qualifying competition 6-year old horses with a score of 8.36.
Hoffman qualified for the Finals in both the 5-and 6-year-old divisions, which was a major achievement given the quality of young horses competing in Verden. Hoffman's own Florentinus V (Florestan x Londonderry) ended up the ninth best 5-year-old in the competition. Ratzinger V (Riccione x Pablo) finished 14th in the 6-year-old final.
Hoffmann had two sixth place finishes in the 4-year-old classes as well. Marshal V and Hofmarschall V both impressed the judges in these non-championship classes.
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