Elisabeth Cecilie Bonefeld-Dahl - Don Furioso, NBCH 2021, photo SRL Hanna Heinonen, www.hannaheinonen.com-2

Denmark dominated on opening day at the Nordic Baltic Championships 2021


Elisabeth Bonefeld-Dahl and Don Furioso
Photo Hanna Heinonen

Denmark opened with great stakes in dressage at the Nordic Baltic Championships held in Finland. In the juniors Elisabeth Bonefeld-Dahl – Don Furioso and Johanne Kofod Jensen – Frida Gold 5 took a double victory. Swedish Louise Brantefjord – Aladin placed third.

In the ponies (cat I) Swedish rider Laura Laustsen – Schierensees Mithril made a beautiful performance and scored 72,5%. To the second place rode Karla Marillo Skov – Steendieks Diamond de Dali and third Sondre Torp Kristiansen – Filur af Groenagergaard from Norway.

Cat II ponies national class four Danes wedged to the top: Anna Teibel Raben’s winning result was 70,238 %. Sofia Rosenkilde, Olivia Bille Jensen and Josefine Marie Kjaer Rohmann followed her getting 69 %. Ronja Kardos – Brännornas Rigoletto (69,0 %) from Sweden shared the fourth place.

In the young riders class the first two places went to Sweden. The winning result was recorded for Amanda Lindholm – Rozette (73,627 %) and the second place for team mate Linnéa Holmgren – Qc Sir Dennis. The jury placed Cecilie Hedegaard – Silhuet of Denmark to the third place.

–     One little mistake in the canter, but I´m very happy! We almost beat our personal record today, Lindholm said after the prize giving ceremony.

The day ended with the children’s class, which was won by Swedish Juni Skobe Rosén. Finnish Peppi Kokko placed second.


Jone Illi and Eolita L
Photo Hanna Heinonen

The huge Ypäjä Derby grass arena is always a special place to compete for the horses. Ponies and children opened their competition and Denmark was convincing.

In the small ponies (cat II, national class) Jessica Holm Svensson – Sabrina Fair was the only one who rode a clear round.

Danish child riders Alberte Filuca Brünning Conradsen – Miss Hope and Julie Stenmann Christensen – Birkely’s Ballarina jumped faultless tracks with only a three-tenths of a second separating them. Finnish Jone Illi – Eolita L was third in the class.

Norway celebrated in the pony class when Rasmus Aasland –  Poetics Floura and Dina Nicolaysen – Electra took a double victory. The third place went to Danish Leonora Sandberg Nielsen – Mhs Kilkenny All Star.

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