Third day of NBCH2021 brought medals for Danes
Third competition day was the final day for ponies and started competition for parariders. Sweden and Denmark dominated podium places once again. Swedish dressage pony rider Elin Ullman took individual gold medal of big ponies and gold medal of small ponies went to Denmark’s Sofia Rosenkilde. Danes Anne Mette Hasselstrom and Camilla Christensen dominated paradressage classes. The Finnish team of seniors&U25 succeeded in show jumping and won gold.
On the third competition day the first classes of paradressage were ridden. The only rider of the day’s opening class for group three was finnish Sanna Koskiluhta with her mare Liptona. The pair received a score of 68.088%.
Denmark’s Anne Mette Hasselstrom – Oestergaardens Deleight was crowned the winner of group four’s Prix de Horze class. Second came finnish Jessica Kerttunen – Westside with her score of 66.833%.
”I am very happy. We made one small mistake which of course lowered our score. There were some very good moments as well and as this was our first start this year, I can only be happy. It is good to continue to the Finnish Championship competitions from here.”
The day’s last class of paradressage for group five was also dominated by the Danes. Camilla Christensen with her horse Fursten rode a winning score of 70.233%.
The freestyle of category one ponies was familiarly dominated by the Swedes. Elin Ullman – Morgensterns Dakar rode to victory with a score of 73.970%. The competition for the win was unbelievably tight with less than a full point separating the first place from the fifth. Between them was a mere 0.94% difference.
Finland’s national team coach Kikko Kalliokoski was especially happy with the performance of the category two’s small ponies. Three of the team’s four riders made their own new personal bests and even though one of them had an unlucky streak, the team (Antonia Niemelä – Hunsingo’s Twister 4 WPB, Amanda Prittinen – Strandagers Cherie, Mila Pietarila – Rosengårdens Night Hawk and Ada Tarvonen – Klockas Innishannon) won bronze.
Once again the dane mastered ponies categories II class. This time we got the new winner as the first timer, 12 years old Sofia Rosenkilde with her pony Dot Com. The score of 75, 432 % left yesterday’s winner Josefine Marie Kjaer Rohmann to he second place. Third was swedish Ronja Kardos, who delightly broke danish result line..
In showjumping the third day’s first team medallions were awarded to the juniors. The competition was ridden in two rounds, but already after the first one it became clear who would claim the medals. Denmark stole gold with just a 0,36 point difference separating them from second place’s Sweden. Norway became third.
CSI-Y competition was really exciting. Sweden ended up on top.
“I’m so happy for the riders, they made amazing rounds today”, Sweden’s chef’s d’Equipe Sofia Bengtberg said just before the prize giving ceremony started.
And at the end of the day, the riders from the host country succeeded in the seniors and u25 class. Finland defeated Sweden by a single point and Denmark came in third.