Libby Seed wins at Strzegom October Festival | An Eventful Life

Libby Seed wins at Strzegom October Festival

   Libby Seed and Heartbreaker Star Quality


Britain’s Libby Seed has taken out out the main CCI4*-L class at Strzegom in Poland on board the 10-year-old Heartbreaker Star Quality

Heartbreaker Star Quality & Libby Seed are CCI4*L WINNERS.That is a sentence I never thought I would write!!" says Libby on her social media "Unbelievably proud and grateful for my amazing horse and support team. I just can’t put into words what this all means right now!! Just wow!!!"

Libby took the lead in the CCI4*-L at the Strzegom October Festival with a smooth cross-country to move up from fourth after dressage. On the final day she show jumped clear, adding just 0.8 penalties for the win while second place went to her compatriot James Sommerville riding Talent and Miroslav Trunda from the Czech Republic in third riding Shutterflyke.

Germany’s Andreas Dibowski riding Calahari won the 3*-L after clear cross-country and jumping rounds while Vanessy Bölting with Ready To Go W was second, and Swedish rider Sara Algotsson Ostholt with Dynamite Jack took third.


   Andreas Dibowski riding Calahari


Female riders dominated the podium in the 2*-L with Australia’s Katja Weimann taking the win on board Jeu de Blanc W ahead of German riders Julia Schatzmann with Golden Evo KPSC and Anna Lena Schaaf with Lorsandos.

Katja was also competing the two horses she took with her from Australia when she re-located, BP Flamboyant and BP Escapade in the CCI3*-S for 20th and 22nd places

German riders took both of the short-format 3* and 4* classes with Anna Lena Schaaf riding Fairytale 39 winning the 4*-S ahead of Sandra Auffarth riding The Phantom of the Opera and Antonia Baumgart riding Lamango in third.


   Anna Lena Schaaf riding Fairytale 39


Libussa Lübbeke with Darcy F won the 3* with Pia Münker on board Cascada in second, and Sandra Auffarth with Viamant du Matz in third.

The win in the CCI1*-Intro, after flawless showjumping and cross-country runs, belonged to Poland’s Karolina Miś with Go Jack.

The European Youth Eventing Masters was dominated by Germans, who took the win in all age categories, both as a team and individually. Julia Warner with Clara, Christina Schöniger riding Schoensgreen Continus, Brandon Schäfer-Gehrau with Parkmore Emper and Felicia Von Baath with Quantum E were the best in the young rider category and Felicia took the Individual win.

The best junior team was Emily Roberg with Donna Lena MV, Jule Krueger with D'Artagnan 216, Isabel Kristin Dalecki riding Caruso JH and Hedda Vogler with Niagara de Champenotte. Individually the best result belonged to Sophia Rössel with Nickel 21.

Neele Hinrichsen riding Golden Gadget, Pita Schmid with Sietlands Catrina, Amelie Nottmeier with Katleen 3 and Merle Hoffmann na Penny Lane WE were the winners of the pony class, while Hoffmann also took home the individual best score.

Full Results here