Aarre Arvokkain kouluratsastuksen kasvattajakilpailun voittoon (Ratsastus.fi 3.9.2011)
Sirun Oliver ja Maija-Riikka Pellikka estemestareiksi Ypäjällä (Ratsastus.fi 4.9.2011)
Suomenratsujen kuninkaalliset – finnhorse riding championships has grown to be one of the biggest riding events in Finland. Young horses’ breeder’s prize-type competitions gather the best finnhorses to Ypäjä to match in dressage and show jumping.
Tapiola dressage competition for 6-year-olds
Dressage Aarre Arvokkain, ridden by Minttu Liuko, with percents 135,163%. They won on Friday and placed second on Saturday. Aarre Arvokkain performed well also on show jumping track, and placed 8th in the final results on 95cm fences. The gelding is bred by Laura Hynninen and owned by Vivan & Minttu Liuko. The first prize is 2000 €.breeder’s prize (Tapiola kasvattajakilpailu) win went to
” – It was tough, we got nothing for free. Aarre Arvokkain (‘treaure most valuable’) truly lives by his name. He has a great character and quality which I will never find again in a horse. He has a great working moral.” Minttu Liuko told.
The pair has competed already in national level competitions both in open and young horse classes.
Sirun Oliver won the show jumping championship
Stallion Sirun Oliver, ridden by Maija-Riikka Pellikka, cleared the Sunday fences flawlessly and earned his nomination. Second place went to stallion Tosi-Romeo / Sanna Lahdensuo, and third Hilton Jäpä / Krista Nieminen.
Photo: Maija-Riikka Pellikka & Sirun Oliver, back Sanna Lahdensuo & Tosi-Romeo. Photo from ratsastus.fi (link above)
Tosi-Romeo qualified for a higher studbook classification by the silver place. He is now a 1st-prize stallion.
Bronze medalist Krista Nieminen was confused of their success
– This competition was only the third and fourth time we jumped 110cm fences. I started riding Hilton Jäpä last April, told the happy rider.
Ypäjä Urmeli won the young horse jumping championship
Tapiola Show jumping competition for six-year-olds was won by Ypäjä Urmeli ridden by Satu Siikarla. They were the only pair who succeed both the tracks without errors. The horse is bred and owned by Ypäjä Equine College. Siikarla is currently studying at the college.
The second place went to Hermione / Linnea Haukilehto, third place Skumppa Ilari / Johanna Reunanen.
Kelmi memorial kür to Corleone
Every other year the audience gets pampered with open kür class. The winner this year was stallion Corleone / Heidi Svanborg-Lodman with 69,375% result. Second place went to A.L. Peto / Lassi Lehmusto (67,792%) third Magnus / Helkky Pakarinen (67,417%).
The best 4- and 5-year olds
In these Laatuarvostelu age-class competitions the young horses perform in show ring, free jumping and gaits test. The final placements come from average points.
gender, name, average points
1. stallion Niisun Nestori, 8,10.
2. stallion Anisian Alvar, 7,92
3. mare Anisian Aamu, 7,65
Best body structure prize Niisun Nestori
The most promising show jumper Jaihe
The most promising dressage horse Anisian Alvar
1. mare Aroha Kastanja 8,11
2. stallion Joelime 7,96
3. stallion Harjun Kakkonen 7,93