Double win for Austria! The Valenta siblings dominate the U25-Freestyle

by Monika Beudel
Photo: ©

The Valenta siblings beat the international field with two impressive wins.
  She extends her hand in the greeting and immediately falls on her black gelding's neck. While the audience cheers and applauds loudly, Karoline Valenta with a bright smile on her face is knocking on Valenta's Diego's neck. She knows she did a great job. After her two victories in the U-25 tour, the Lower Austrian confirmed her formidable form this Sunday in the U25-Freestyle. Valenta's Diego presented himself expressive and catchy in the freestyle to well-known jazzy-poppy melodies. With 74.550 percentage points, Valenta, who is coached by Christian Schumach, was once again confident of victory in age group U25.

The victory was all the more beautiful that this time her brother Oliver Valenta also made it to the podium. He introduced his chestnut gelding Valenta's Fantast to typical Austrian melodies like Rock me Amadeus. The rocking freestyle was dropped by the judges with 70.100%.

Oliver Valenta made it to the podium in the freestyle. Photo: ©

Third place went to Germany with Anna Magdalena Schessl and the Westfalen Biedermeier. A nice round was also shown by the Lower Austrian Franziska Fries, who had choreographed her freestyle to the sounds of Disney's Jungle Book. In the saddle of her pretty black gelding Atomic she was awarded 69.500%, which put her once again in fourth place.
Mother Christl Valenta had two reasons to celebrate. Photo: ©
21/0 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle (U25)
1 (0041) VALENTA'S DIEGO - VALENTA Karoline (AUT) 74,550%
2 (0042) VALENTA'S FANTAST - VALENTA Oliver (AUT) 70,100%
3 (0089) BIEDERMEIER - SCHESSL Anna Magdalena (GER) 69,725%
4 (0007) ATOMIC - FRIES Franziska (AUT) 69,500%
5 (0071) CAMPINO 288 - GUNDLAGE Lena (GER) 69,025%
6 (0156) AMARETTO XII - ROOS Tamara-Lucia (SUI) 66,900%
7 (0073) QUAM LIBET - KLÖSSINGER Lisa-Maria (GER) 62,900%


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