Fabulous Farouche wins World title again

By: Horse Deals

Fabulous Farouche wins World title again
Michael Eilberg rides Woodlander Farouche at the World Breeding Championships in Verden

Just a year after her triumph at Verden as a five-year-old, Lynne Crowden’s outstanding British Hanoverian mare Woodlander Farouche, by Fürst Heinrich, won the six-year-old title at the prestigious World Breeding Dressage Championships.

The judges rewarded her walk and general impression with a mark of 10, 9.9 for the canter, 9.8 for the trot and the lowest score of 9.7 for submissiveness.

Ridden again by Michael Eilberg, this stunning chestnut mare finished the championships with a final score of 9,88 – a score never achieved at these championships before.

"She is simply wonderful," said Michael after his ride.

Breeder and owner Lynne Crowden described Farouche as a foal: "She was definitively not very attractive and had a pink nose like a little pig – she was called Ginger Pig. But I have to thank Dr Ludwig Christmann of the Hannoveraner Verband, who declared her "champion foal", and when she was the first time under saddle, everybody could see what a fantastic horse she is."

Runner up was Borencio, a KWPN-stallion by Florencio I – Lord Sinclair I with a final score of 9.1 and ridden by Emmelie Scholtens of The Netherlands.

Third place went to the Oldenburg stallion Sir Donnerhall II by Sandro Hit – Donnerhall, earning a final score of 8.78.

For more information visit www.verden-turnier.de