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Jan 30, 2016

Fürstano and Juliana Brunkhorst complete double Grand Prix-success at 2016 Verdinale!

The dream team won the short Grand Prix in the morning, followed by an impressive final result of 78.889% in the Grand Prix freestyle in the evening – the “Holger Schmezer Memorial Prize”. This was great pleasure for us as owner of Fürstano, not only to win these two tests, but particularly the fact to win the prize in memory of the former national coach Holger Schmezer. He had provided my wife Nadine Plaster valuable advice and assistance during the training of our horses for many years. Holger was a fantastic, straightforward person who always found clear and fair words, irrespective of a person’s reputation. It means much to us that it was our Fürstano to win the “Holger Schmezer Memorial Prize”.

Federal Minister of Defence, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, and Madeleine Winter Schulze, most important patron of German equestrian sport who had accepted patronage of these dressage tests, congratulated Juliane Brunkhorst on the victory.

(© picture Ingo Wächter)

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