This Week in International Dressage

For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Source: USEF

CDI Verden in Germany hosted the 2011 FEI World Breeding Championships and the U.S. was represented in this prestigious event by dressage rider Jennifer Hoffman.  Hoffmann and Florentinus V were eighth in the first qualifying competition for 5-year old horses with a score of 8.42, with Ratzinger Z, Hoffmann was tied for eighth in the 1st qualifying competition 6-year old horses with a score of 8.36.
Hoffman qualified for the Finals in both the 5-and 6-year-old divisions, which was a major achievement given the quality of young horses competing in Verden. Hoffman's own Florentinus V (Florestan x Londonderry) ended up the ninth best 5-year-old in the competition.  Ratzinger V (Riccione x Pablo) finished 14th in the 6-year-old final.
Hoffmann had two sixth place finishes in the 4-year-old classes as well.  Marshal V and Hofmarschall V both impressed the judges in these non-championship classes.
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