Dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg pronounces retirement of prime mare

  • German dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg has introduced the retirement of her European group gold medal-winning associate Annabelle 110.

    Helen stated after nearly 10 years collectively, “an exquisite chapter ends”, and “Mausi” will now return to her breeder and proprietor Günther Fielmann to develop into a broodmare at his Schierensee property.

    Mausi, by Conteur and out of a Linaro 3 mare, is at the moment thirteenth within the FEI dressage world rankings, and bows out from competitors aged 15.

    Helen stated the Fielmann household desires Annabelle to have some foals and it was the correct time.

    “After all I’m comfortable that she’s going into breeding in prime form. However letting go isn’t that simple,” she stated.

    Helen took on the experience of Mausi in 2013, and the pair made their grand prix debut in 2018. Their first worldwide win was the CDI3* grand prix particular at Vilhelmsborg, Denmark, in 2020, the place they scored 75.66%.

    Helen has beforehand stated Mausi was not at all times easy or simple, and described her as “delicate”, however stated she “appreciated her from the beginning”.

    The pair continued to go from energy to energy and in January 2021 scored a then private greatest +81% within the Salzburg World Cup qualifier, the place they had been third within the freestyle behind Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB. That yr the World Cup last was cancelled owing to the European EHV-1 outbreak.

    Helen and Mausi had been travelling reserves on the Tokyo Olympics, and 6 weeks later had been a part of the German gold medal-winning group on the 2021 European Championships in Hagen, Germany. In November that yr they received the freestyle on the Madrid World Cup qualifier on 80.50%, and on the World Cup last in April 2022 they had been sixth within the grand prix and freestyle courses.

    In December the pair scored one other private greatest, 82.14%, on the London Worldwide Horse Present. Their last worldwide competitors was final month in Göteborg, Sweden, the place they had been fourth within the grand prix, and scored 80.54% for fourth within the freestyle.

    “I’ve been capable of practice her for the reason that finish of her fifth yr and have been capable of have fun nice successes with this dancing fairy – group gold, victories within the World Cup freestyle, sixth within the World Cup last after which we had been reserves on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo,” she stated.

    “Nevertheless it’s not simply the sporting successes. Above all, it’s the frequent path. It’s the mutual studying from one another. I’ll miss that a lot. Thanks very a lot, pricey Fielmann household, for the lengthy and really trusting cooperation.

    “And thanks, pricey Mausi. Have a very good time and inform your hopefully many foals about our adventures collectively… I’ll miss you very, very a lot”.

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