CDI*** Norwegian Horse Festival 2020, Lillestrøm, Norway february 13-16
Jeanna Högberg (SWE) with Fiorucci Ht (SWB born 2009 by Florencio I out of Riviera by Rubinrot-Larino, breeder Absolut Dental AB) won Grand Prix Freestyle to Music with 72.980% and 5th in Grand Prix with 67.370%.
Gunilla Byström (SWE) and Vectra (SWB born 2005 by Silvano out of Vanda (F2) 29143 by Amiral-Vagabond, breeder Carolin Ljungcrantz and Håkan Kindblom) placed 2d in Grand Prix Freestyle to Music with 71.560% and 4d in Grand Prix with 67.587%.
Thea Katarina Bråten (NOR) and Pia Pia (SWB born 2009 by Highcruiser out of Paradis by Raphael-Placido, breeder Thomas Andersson) placed 5th in Intermediarie I Freestyle to Music with 67.010%.
Anine Mørch Aas (NOR) with Maserati 1204 (SWB born 2005 by Metall out of Bentley 28626 by Tip-Top-Magritte, breeder Carina Bengtsson) placed 3d in Young Riders Freestyle to Music with 70.533% and 3d in Young Riders Individual with 65.931%.
Emma Løkken (NOR) and Jude Law (SWB born 2009 by Heslegård's Rubin out of Black Velvet (40) by Bellini-Ampere, breeder Elise Fredriksson) placed 2d in Junior Team with 67.121%, 3d in Junior Individual with 67.647% and 4d in Junior Riders Freestyle with 68.65%.
CSI*** Sunshine Tour week 1, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain februay 12-15
Pontus Westergren (SWE) and Warmachine (SWB born 2012 by Carrera VDL out of Umay de Olympica by Oramé-Jus de Pomme, breeder Interbreed AB) placed 6th in 1.30.
Pontus Westergren and Addison (SWB).
Boyd Exell (AUS) has retired his long-time team member Demi (SWB born 1998 by D-Day out of Flami (50) 16725 by Napoleon-Flamingo, breeder Bollerups Lantbruksinstitut). Demi, Exell´s favourite horse, was right hand wheeler in the team.
“It was the right time,” Boyd said. “She has given so much to me – she’s given everything. You just know when they have given as much as they can give. I was mindful I wanted her to retire on a high as well, so this was perfect. She’s still fit and healthy and she’ll stay with the family as my son will ride her for pleasure".
Demi competed in Axel Olin (SWE)´s team 2011-2013 and 2014, in Tomas Eriksson (SWE)´s team 2013-2014 and become Exell´s team member 2015.
Demi was in Exell´s winning team at the World Cup final in 2017, 2018 and 2020. She has 51 international victorys with Exell´s team, 2 with Eriksson´s team and 1 with Olin´s team.
Demi has five offsprings; Revolt (SWB born 2002 by Ragazzo) in international four-in-hand, Bellami (SWB born 2003 by Bugatti Hilltop), Elliot (SWB born 2005 by Eighty Eight Keys xx), Edman (SWB born 2006 by Eighty Eigth Keys xx) and Fay (SWB born 2007 by Figaro R).
World Cup Leipzig 2019:
Unfortunately, Demi is the last SWB at the very top of international four-in-hand driving. Al Capone SN (Axel Olin, Daniel Schneiders), Arctic Horn (Fredrik Persson), Balzac (Fredrik Persson), Corfy (Fredrik Persson), Daphne (won World Championship in Tryon 2018 with Boyd Exell), Don Marcell (Ijsbrand Chardon), Don Pronto (Tomas Eriksson), Filur (Tomas Eriksson), Franzesca (Axel Olin), Hero Zack (Fredrik Persson), Isovlas Paganini (2d in World Championship in Lexington 2010 with Ijsbrand Chardon), Isovlas Tango (2d in World Championship in Lexington 2010 with Ijsbrand Chardon), Lento (Axel Olin), Leon (Axel Olin, Tomas Eriksson), Logan (Fredrik Persson), Luma de Lux (Fredrik Persson), Ramzez (Tomas Eriksson), Revolt (Axel Olin), Satir (Fredrik Persson), Trofenix (Axel Olin) and Winetta (Axel Olin) are former top horses that do not seem to get any followers.
Darcia VH got a diploma with 987988=49 points as 3-year old and was finalist in 4-year-old Championships, Flyinge 2008
Högberg and Darcia VH won a silver medal in the Swedish Championship 2014 and competed at the World Equestrian Games, Normandy, France 2014. They placed 5th in Grand Prix Freestyle, World Cup, with 74.850% at CDI-W Stockholm, Sweden and 5th in Grand Prix Freestyle with 76.025% at CDI5* Mechelen, Belgium 2014.
Darcia VH got one offspring in 2018, JH's Visenya LVST (by Van Vivaldi) and was in foal with D’avie.
Jeanna Högberg and Darcia VH (SWB).
Photo Roland Thunholm.
Högberg writes "My amazing mare Darcia VH passed away today! This amazing mare who took me to the World Equestrian Games in Caen. She was the kindest, sweetest most wounderful horse with a talent for piaff and passage that was out of this world! But most of all I will remember her kindness and soft nose."
Högberg and Darcia VH 5th in World Dressage Master 2014:
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