Double Victory at Flyinge

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge

Last Thursday I brought Bohemian with me to Flyinge for their CDI3*. We started by going right through the vet check and then headed straight for the evening training session at the beautiful venue. It’s my first big indoor event with Bohemian, so I was very excited to see how he would deal with the experience. During the training he seemed very cool and ready for the Grand Prix on Friday.

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge

A super cool start with stable and secure piaffe-passages, and a nice relaxing walking programme. Bohemian did really well in the canter and had a secure series with high quality canter pirouettes. All in all a fantastic Grand Prix with an only eight year old horse! It was a super cool experience and I am very happy that he took it all so well. The price ceremony was also great success and scoring 74% was just incredible. He was super cool and just enjoying the limelight.

Cathrine Dufour Bohemain Flyinge Filip Gustavsson

The victory secured our qualification to the Grand Prix Special. I haven’t been riding a lot of GPS at tournaments. This was the third time, so it’s still a new thing for us. But he surprised again and almost performed better than I thought he could, and before the first piaffe the score was 79% But then Bohemian needed the toilet before the first piaffe, which disrupted the ride and gave us a couple of 4s... That was almost the only little mistake – except for a bit of imbalance in the first canter pirouette. Except of those things, then it was an amazing feeling, nice and soft with energy from both the horse and myself. That is one special horse and I am very proud of where we are now! Only 8 years old and another double victory at an international competition!

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge

In addition to our two victories with 74% and 73%, then we also received the price both days for ”the most harmonious ride”. That alone is a great honor as dressage is all about making it look easy, harmonious and beautiful.

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian Flyinge

We had such a great time Bohemian and I. Huge congrats to the family Ziglersen with their superstar. It is a thrill to educate such a wonderful horse!

All photos by: Filip Gustavsson

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Torsdag trillede jeg til Flyinge for at tage Bohemian med til CDI3*. Vi startede med at stryge lige igennem dyrlægetjek, og derefter fulgte en aftentræning i de flotte omgivelser. Det er mit første store stævne på Bohemian indendørs, så jeg var spændt på at se hvordan han ville tage det hele. Han virkede under træningen vildt cool og klar til fredagens Grand Prix.

En super start med stabile og sikre piaff-passage ture, og et dejligt afslappet skridtprogram. I galoppen gjorde han virkelig også et flot billede; sikre serier og galop-pirouetter med høj kvalitet. Helt fantastisk Grand Prix med en kun 8-årig hest. Det var virkelig en fed fornemmelse at han bare tog det i stiv arm. Og det samme gjaldt præmieoverrækkelsen efter en sejr med 74%. Han var så sej og nød bare rampelyset.

Sejren kvalificerede os videre til lørdagens Grand Prix Special. Det er ikke mange gange jeg har redet GPS til stævne. Dette var tredje gang, så det er stadigvæk ikke et program der er helt inde under huden på os. Men igen præsterede han nærmest over evne, og inden den første plads lød scoren på 79%. Så skulle Bohemian lige på toilettet inden den første piaff, hvilket gav en del uro og kostede en håndfuld 4-taller. Det var dog nærmest eneste lille fejltrin, udover en smule ubalance i første galo- pirouette. Ellers fuldstændig fantastisk fornemmelse - dejlig blødt og med fuldt overskud fra både Bohemian og jeg. For filan en hest - jeg er bare så stolt. Kun 8 år og endnu en dobbelt sejr til et internationalt stævne.

Udover to sejre med hhv. 74% og 73% så modtog vi begge dage prisen for mest harmoniske ridning. Det er i sig selv en kæmpe ære, da dressur jo netop går ud på at det skal se nemt, harmonisk og smukt ud.

Sikke en oplevelse med Bohemian. Stort tillykke med familien Ziglersen med deres superstar. Det er en fornøjelse at stå for uddannelsen af denne stjernehest.

Alle fotos af: Filip Gustavsson


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