Show season starts with Novice Horse Open
Early in the class Patrik Peszke guided the 8 year old mare WIMPYS NIGHT STEP through the maneuvers and scored a 141, thus winning the co-champion title. The flashy palomino is owned by Bernice Engel.
Oliver Stein matched the score with the 6 year old mare RS BLUE WHIZ STAR (owner: Kathrin Schütte). This proved to be the winning score and the riders chose not to run off. Instead they were declared co-champions. However, a coin toss let Oliver take home the trophy and the blue ribbon.
Also a tie on third place with a score of 140.5 between Markus Süchting on SPOTLIGHT CHARLY (owner: Susanne Schöning) and Johannes Hasenauer riding WIMPYS LITTLE KEEN for Günter Hillebrand.
The Engel family had two more chances.
Volker Schmitt on STARSPANGLED WHISKEY, also owned by Bernice Engel finished 5th tied with Alexander Ripper on BAY GUNNER (Owner Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Müller).
Volker Schmitt on WEST COAST FUSION, owner Christian Engel, marked a 139 together with Guy Zemah on LIGHTNING VINTAGE (Owner: La Mesa Performance Horses LLC). They ended up 9th in the class.
Patryk Peszke on GREAT TECHNIQUE (Owner Bernice Engel) finished 12th tied with Volker Schmitt on TOPGUN ALPINE ROSE, Mona Dörr on G WHIZ GUS and Markus Gebert on SPARK N STEP, with a score of 138,5.