AMERICANA 2021: Top Score 158,5 für Joschka Werdermann in Ranch Riding! Zweiter European Champion Titel in Folge

Anyone who wanted to know what ranch riding should really look like was in exactly the right place at the Friday evening show at AMERICANA. Ten horse-rider combinations had made it to the Open Finals, with Joschka Werdermann and Maik Bartmann each competing with two horses.

Joschka, who trains at the Appaloosa Company in Büttelborn, Hesse, had already led after the go round with Leonie Mager's Ruff Commander and Jacqueline Gulden-Schutz's CP Chaca Teso. And with these two he also decided the final in his favor. As the second starter, Joschka Werdermann steered the 12-year-old Buckskin stallion Ruff Commander (Ruf Lil Rascal x Peppys Especial Lena) confidently through the rather tricky pattern, which included riding through a corral with live cattle. Smooth, precise transitions and a lot of courage to take risks ended in the fabulous score of 158.5! Maik Bartmann's comment on this: "Joschka's ride was a pleasure to watch!" This was the second European Champion title Open in Ranch Riding at AMERICANA in a row for Werdermann whp also rode Criollo CP Chaca Teso to the Reserve European Championship with a 154.5.
"I am just speechless," Werdermann beamed after the award ceremony. "Of course we worked towards this, but I didn't expect that! My two horses were so great. My thanks to the owners for their trust."

Third place honours went to Lynn Troppenz with the already 19-year-old Dun It Primo Style owned by Kathrin Kühnel (148.5). Maik Bartmann, who showed a fine round with the impressive Verlander (owned by Yvonne Bonda) placed fourth (145). Andre Weber came in 5th place with Pocos Glowing Trutbert ahead of Maik Bartmann on Spark Spook, Verena Geirhos with Nu Rietta Chex, Karina Weber with Pocos Glowing Rose, John Royer with Commander Bam Bam and Susanne Schoening with Shortys Smart Spot.