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Andreas Dibowski Wins in Baborówko

Baborówko, 1st of October 2018 — Baborówko Horse Sale Show has ended after three days of exciting competition during national and international classes. The sport horses auction held during the event, presenting horses with predispositions for showjumping and eventing, was also a success.

The team Olympic champion from 2008, Andreas Dibowski, has won the most difficult class of the show, CIC3* for the prize of KUHN, aboard WOLFSMOND. The pair had taken the 10th position after dressage, but after great rounds in cross-country and showjumping they have managed to take the lead in the class. Second place went to Anna Siemer (GER) with FRH BUTT’S AVONDALE, and third to Paweł Warszawski (POL), representing Baborówko Equestrian Association, with ARISTO A-Z. Being only the second start at the 3* level, it is a great success for the Polish pair.

In the CIC2* for the prize of Lotto, the podium belonged to Germany. Ben Leuwer (GER) won the class with C’EST LA VIE 135. Kari Ingrid Gunzenhäuser (GER) was second with LET’S DANCE 73, and third went to Andreas Dibowski (GER) riding MAMA’S MAGIC WAY. Paweł Warszawski (POL) was the highest classified Polish rider in the class, finishing 5th with LUCINDA EX ANI 4.

In the CIC1* for the prize of Duon, Paweł Spisak (POL) had taken the lead after Friday’s dressage test with PACO and kept it all the way until the clear showjumping on Sunday. Second place went to Daria Kobiernik (POL) with IDEAL GIRL, and third to Ben Leuwer (GER) with AVATAR 28.

Baborówko Horse Sale Show was also the third edition of the sport horses auction. 10 of 16 presented horses found new owners, and many of them were bought by foreign athletes.

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Leaders Changing after Cross-Country at Baborówko Horse Sale Show

Photo: Andreas Dibowski and Wolfsmond.

Baborówko, 29th of September 2018 — Another exciting day at Baborówko Horse Sale Show 2018 is already behind us, and it left us with a few memorable rides that changed the course of the most important class of the show.

Anna Siemer (GER) has taken the lead in the CIC3* class for the prize of KUHN aboard FRH BUTT’S AVONDALE. The rider performed a great dressage test and has added only 1,6 penalty points for the time to her score after XC. The leader after dressage, Mateusz Kiempa with LASSBAN RADOVIX, has gained 16 additional penalty points after going over the time limit in the cross country trial, which has placed him at the 9th position before showjumping. Currently second after XC is Andreas Dibowski (GER) with WOLFSMOND. The pair was the only one to finish clear and in time, which has moved them up from 10th place to 2nd after dressage. Third after XC is Elmo January (FIN) with SORAYA 243.

Ben Leuwer (GER) has kept his lead in the CIC2* class for the prize of Lotto, riding C’EST LA VIE 135. Josephine Schnaufer (GER) is still second with RONALDO, and Kari Ingrid Gunzenhauser has moved up from 4th to 3rd with LET’S DANCE 73.

CIC1* class, for the prize of Duon, has left us with no surprises, with the leader still being Paweł Spisak (POL) aboard PACO. Second place so far goes to Katrin Norling (SWE) with HULLIEBULLIE, and third to Ben Leuwer (GER) with AVATAR 28.

The national CNC P class has had its end, and the winner proved to be Kamil Rajnert (POL) with HORATA. He had taken the lead after the first day and kept it. Second place went to Daria Kobiernik (POL) with CHODÓW, and third to Aleksa Karlińska with SYMFONIA M.

We have also finished the CNC L Open class. First place went to Aleksandra Wincenciak with IN PERSONA, second to Sanna Siltakorpi (FIN) with FOR MORE SPARKLING, and third to Stephanie Bohe aboard LITTLE BAMBOO.

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Online Live Broadcast of Equestrian Festival Baborówko

Online live broadcasts of the Equestrian Festival Baborówko will be prepared for all tests of 2* and 3* competitions.

The broadcasts will be available on the website of the event (www.festiwal.baborowko.pl) and on social media: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/festiwal.baborowko/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzfmxVHAbNS8XdcFRmYTV6g), as well as on the Świat Koni website (www.swiatkoni.pl). Dressage tests for both classes will start on Thursday and Friday at 8.30, XC will start on Saturday at 12.15, and show jumping on Sunday at 10.45.

Participation in Equestrian Festival Baborówko had confirmed the best world’s eventer, Oliver Townend (GBR), and some great athletes from the top 100 in FEI Eventing Ranking, among others: Tim Price (2nd in FEI Ranking) representing New Zealand, Maxime Livio (20th in FEI Ranking) representing France, and Andreas Dibowski (39th in FEI Ranking) representing Germany.

Equestrian Festival Baborówko will be held from 24th to 27th of May 2018. The athletes will compete for the total prize money of 100 00 EUR in four international competitions: CIC3*, CIC2*, CIC1* and CICYH1* for young horses 6yo.

Live broadcasts are prepared with Świat Koni.

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Andreas Dibowski Wins Luhmühlen for the Second Time

Andreas Dibowski and It’s Me XX (Eventing Photo/FEI)

Lausanne (SUI), June 19, 2016 – German rider Andreas Dibowski jumped a faultless clear round in the final Jumping phase to hold on to his overnight lead with It’s Me XX and win Luhmühlen CCI4* (GER), presented by DHL, penultimate leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016.

There was no margin for error for the 50-year-old as second-placed Maxime Livio and Qalao Des Mers (FRA) jumped clear with less than two penalties between the top two.

But Dibowski, veteran of many medal-winning German Eventing teams, held his nerve in front of his enthusiastic home crowd on Susanne Heigel’s 12-year-old ex-racehorse, a son of the Epsom Derby winner Kahyasi.

Dibowski said: “I still cannot believe it. It is quite incredible. My horse performed exceptionally on all three days. He is not a born Dressage horse, but on the Cross Country he is outstanding.”

He explained: “I got It’s Me after his racing career when he was four years old.  When he was five and six he was ill and needed intensive care, and only came back to Eventing three years ago aged nine. He felt very well this morning before the Jumping. He loves the atmosphere in a big arena.”

Dibowski was winning Germany’s premier event for the second time after triumphing in 2011 with FRH Butts Leon.

It’s Me XX finished the Dressage phase in fourth place but moved up to pole position after Cross Country, adding just 0.4pen for being one second over the optimum time.

The experienced French combination of Maxime Livio and the Selle Français 12-year-old Qalao Des Mers, winners of the CCI3* at Saumur (FRA) in 2014, finished on their Dressage score of 44.9 to take second.

Livio said: “My horse is a good jumper, and today he was perfect: careful, powerful and concentrated. He gave his best.”

Germany’s Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot had led the Dressage but dropped to fifth after Cross Country with 10 time-faults. However, a clear Jumping round elevated them once again to third place.

The 27-year-old was delighted with her CCI4* debut, and said: “I hoped to be among the first five. Now I am on the podium – that is fantastic! Samourai du Thot jumped like a rubber ball today. I could ride fast and it is really fun to jump him when he is like this. I am very proud.”

New Zealand’s Tim Price, who won Luhmühlen CCI4* in 2014, dropped a place from third to fourth this time with a rail down on Ringwood Sky Boy.

Another former winner, Andrew Nicholson (NZL), who took the 2013 event, finished fifth and seventh on Qwanza and Perfect Stranger. Nicholson suffered a neck injury in August 2015 at Gatcombe Park (GBR), but returned seamlessly to the top of the sport and won Bramham CCI3* (GBR) a week ago.

There were just seven clear rounds over Heiko Wahlers’ Jumping track from the 26 competitors who reached the final phase of the CCI4*.

Oliver Townend (GBR), fourth after Cross Country on Black Tie II, withdrew the horse before the final horse inspection, as did Australia’s Emma McDougall, seventh after Cross Country with Belcam Bear.

This was the final time that Captain Mark Phillips will design the Luhmühlen Cross Country course, as Mike Etherington-Smith takes over from 2017. There were no falls and 26 of the 28 Cross Country starters completed with 18 clear rounds, four of which were inside the optimum time.

About the winner

Andreas Dibowski (GER) is based in Dohle, near Hamburg. He has been a regular member of Germany’s international Eventing teams since 1997, and competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he was part of the team that won the gold medal. He has twice been a member of the gold medal-winning team at the FEI European Championships.

Among his major individual successes are wins in the CCI3* at Boekelo, NED in 2011 on FRH Butts Avedon, Luhmühlen (GER) CCI4* in 2011 on FRH Butts Leon, Pau (FRA) CCI4* in 2010 with FRH Fantasia and the Aachen (GER) CICO3* in 2009 with FRH Serve Well.

He is married to Susanna and has three children. When not competing horses, Andreas enjoys breeding doves and exotic birds.

It’s Me XX is a 12-year-old thoroughbred by Kahyasi out of Itza (Local Suitor) and raced four times unsuccessfully in France  In 2016, he finished second in the CIC3*s at Arville (BEL) and Baborowko (POL).

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Andreas Dibowski Takes the Lead at Luhmühlen

Andreas Dibowski and It’s Me XX (Eventing Photo/FEI)

Lausanne (SUI), 18 June 2016 – The experienced German rider Andreas Dibowski has leapt to the top of the leaderboard with a typically fast and determined Cross Country round at Luhmühlen CCI4* (GER), presented by DHL, penultimate leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016.

Dibowski, winner of Germany’s premier event in 2011, has risen from fourth place after Dressage on the 12-year-old It’s Me XX, formerly an English racehorse by Kahyasi. In a brilliantly accurate performance, he finished just one second over the optimum time of 11 minutes 10 seconds.

“I am super happy,” said Dibowski, who turned 50 in March this year. “My horse did a wonderful job. He may be small, but he has the biggest heart.”

However, the 2008 Olympic team gold medallist has no margin for error in Sunday’s Jumping phase as the speedy Frenchman Maxime Livio, lying second on Qalao des Mers, New Zealander Tim Price (Ringwood Sky Boy), third, and Britain’s Oliver Townend, fourth on the New Zealand Thoroughbred Black Tie, are all within a Jumping fence of the leader.

“My horse is a very good jumper,” warned Livio of his 12-year-old Selle Francais. “If he has poles down it will be my fault, not the horse’s, because he always gives his best.”

Of the Cross Country track, Livio commented: “The ground was very good and it was a nice course. There were more twists and turns that I am used to.”

Price reported that the course was tight for his long-striding horse. “He answered every question though,” added the rider. “It was a matter of keeping the rhythm.”

Julia Krajewski (GER), the Dressage leader, rode a beautiful neat round on the athletic Samourai du Thot, but she got behind the clock and 10 time penalties dropped her to fifth place. However, it was a stylish CCI4* debut.

“I wanted to give my horse a good experience so I didn’t push for the time too much,” she explained. “I am very proud of him.”

Emma Dougall (AUS), third after Dressage on Belcam Bear, also accrued 10 time penalties and is now in seventh place behind Andrew Hoy (AUS) and Rutherglen, who have moved up six places to sixth after finishing just two seconds over time.

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) survived an investigation into whether his first ride Qwanza had glanced off the Ariat Horses fence near the end of the course, but he was judged to have jumped it clear and has moved up a place to eighth at this stage of the competition.

At the end of the day, the veteran Kiwi rider also produced a masterful performance of balance and accuracy on CCI4* first-timer Perfect Stranger and moved up 12 places to 11th.

Julian Despontin (BEL), the Dressage runner-up, is now in 18th place on Waldano 36 with 34 time penalties.

Course Designer Mark Phillips (GBR) played a major part in bringing a CCI4* to Luhmühlen for the first time in 2005 and he should be proud of this year’s track, his last after 12 years, which exerted exactly the right influence.

There were no falls and 26 of the 28 Cross Country starters completed with 18 clear rounds, four of which were inside the optimum time. Six nations are represented in the top 10.

“I owe Mark big thanks,” said Event Director Julia Otto. “We have worked together for many years now and I owe him so much.”

The drop into the DHL water at 28 caught a few riders off balance and Class Hermann Romeike (GER) on Cato 60, eighth after Dressage, had no chance of negotiating the next narrow fence after pitching on landing.

Townend retired his first ride, Dromgurrihy Blue, after a run-out at the skinny fence out of the water at the Meisner Teich (fence 19) and Arnaud Boiteau (FRA) pulled up Quoriano ‘ENE HN’ after an early refusal at fence 5, a house into water. Levett had a run-out at the third element of this complex with his first ride, Improvise, seventh after Dressage and Sarah Bullimore (GBR), 10th after Dressage, had a run-out on Reve du Rouet at the bounce of beer barrels at fence 15.

The home crowd will be hoping to see their local rider take the trophy Sunday, but he will have a fight on his hands with riders of the calibre of Livio, Price and Townend breathing down his neck.

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Dibowski Is Flawless at Luhmühlen in HSBC FEI Classics

Lausanne (SUI), 19 June 2011 – Andreas Dibowski, a valuable member of Germany’s teams for many years, was at his consistent best in a tense finale at Luhmühlen, presented by E.ON Avacon (GER), and seized victory with a flawless Jumping round on Euroridings Butts Leon to gain his first points in the 2011 HSBC FEI Classics.

“I have been riding here for 22 years, so the pressure to win was building,” said Dibowski. “Nowadays, it is so close at the top of the sport that you cannot allow mistakes. The Jumping course was well built, but asked enough questions, as it should in the modern sport.

“We haven’t had the best weather this weekend, but we have had the very best conditions, thanks to the new all-weather arenas. It is important that the first rider to go gets the same conditions as the very last.”

Dibowski, who has indicated that he may take his Luhmühlen winning ride to Burghley (GBR) in September, shoots into fourth place in the HSBC FEI Classics, in which the top five riders at five CCI4*s will share a prize pool of US$330,000. Dibowski is now in behind Mary King (GBR), whose eighth place at Luhmühlen on the gallant Apache Sauce gave her a few extra points, Piggy French (GBR), fourth, and Badminton winner Mark Todd (NZL).

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Dibowski Wins First CCI4* but Fox-Pitt Takes a Second HSBC FEI Classics

William Fox-Pitt (GBR), 2010 season's winner of the FEI HSBC Classics (c) Peter Nixon/FEI

Pau, 7 November – Andreas Dibowski (GER) finally achieved the CCI4* win he so deserves with an immaculate Jumping round in the most testing of conditions at a rain-soaked Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA), the final leg of the HSBC FEI Classics.

But William Fox-Pitt’s (GBR) second place on Navigator, who hit three rails, was still good enough to win him a second HSBC FEI Classics title in three years and US$150,000.

Dibowski, who has endured four runner-up spots at CCI4*s, earned a rapturous reception from an excited, if damp, French crowd. “I am really happy and excited,” he said. “After my Dressage (he was 11th), I didn’t expect to win, but everyone needs a little bit of luck at this level and today it was my day.”

Fox-Pitt was generous in defeat. “If someone had told me I’d be second at the start of this week, I’d have thought it was a dream. It’s the first time I’ve had a clear Cross-Country at Pau! And I had to stay in second place to win the HSBC FEI Classics, so I’m very relieved and pleased and pleased with my horse for coping so well.”

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