The Oldenburg Verband awarded Found a Hit the OLD title due to his success in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal-Tour. The Oldenburg gelding then moved to Hesse to future junior rider Zoe Wortmann.
During the Oldenburg Elite Auction in Vechta, the eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding Found a Hit was awarded the OLD title in Vechta due to his performance in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal-Tour. Found a Hit, who carries his Foundation and Sandro Hit pedigree in his name and is out of a half-sister to Kristina Bröring-Sprehe’s Destiny OLD (breeder: Diedrich Wiggers), achieved two placings in his very first two St. Georges Special tests ever, and did so immediately in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal-Qualifier in Bettenrode. Further placings in the Burg-Pokal-Qualifier followed, for example in Kronberg, Verden and Görlitz.
This is all the more remarkable as Found a Hit had only competed in three advanced (S*) level tests before, all of which he won with over 70 %. “The development that this horse has gone through in the last few months is unparalleled,” Dr. Beate Rickert, the owner of the exceptional horse, said happily. “Our special thanks go to Lukas Fischer, who has developed ‘Foundy’ so excellently to where he was able to present himself in the Burg-Pokal-Qualifier. “Sandra Nuxoll laid the foundations for this in the early years with her meticulous work. It was from her that Dr. Beate Rickert acquired the Oldenburg hopeful. “The outstanding basic quality of this horse immediately caught my eye. However, when he came to me, ‘Foundy’ had only competed in one medium dressage test, so he still had to gain competition experience. But he had already won that test with aplomb,” emphasised Lukas Fischer, who specialises in training young dressage horses for advanced dressage.
“We would also like to express our special thanks to the Oldenburg Horse Breeding Association for awarding Found a Hit. The OLD award rounds off an extremely successful season in a very nice way,” Dr. Beate Rickert summed up. In the next few days Found a Hit OLD will then move to Hesse to prepare for the Junior Tour with his new rider Zoe Wortmann. Zoe has so far gained her dressage experience with her two FEI ponies in the Hessian state squad and concluded her pony season at the beginning of October with the South German Championships. “‘Foundy’ has already given us so much pleasure in the last few months that I can hardly wait to be able to ride him myself in training every day now,” says the 15-year-old daughter of the owner happily. “This also comforts us that we now have to look for a new home for our two FEI ponies, where they will be further promoted in sport.”