02 Oct A new combination for the German Olympic squad: Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain
Hagen a.T. — Following last weekend’s international dressage event in Hagen the dressage selection committee of the German Olympic Equestrian Committee (DOKR) has once again updated the A-Olympic squad. After their successful performances in the CDI4 * Tour, Frederic Wandres and the Hanoverian gelding Duke of Britain moved up from the B-perspective to the A-Olympic squad. Consistently good results as well as two new personal bests in the Grand Prix and Special of more than 76 percent convinced both the judges and the DOKR.
Dressage committee chairman Klaus Roeser personally delivered the good news this morning over the phone. Wandres’ first reaction: “Amazing, I’m at the very top of German dressage. I have always dreamed of this, first as a child and then as an adult professional rider.”
In the last two years Wandres and Duke of Britain have been consistently producing top performances and proving themselves against strong competition, be it in the World Cup shows in London Olympia and Gothenburg or in the CDI4 * events of Hamburg and Donaueschingen.
“It may be easy to get a good result once or twice, but to consistently prove it time and time again is another matter — we are not just as a one-hit wonder,” says Wandres.
“I am also very grateful to the Kasselmann family, who have made all of this possible and always stand behind me. Ulli Kasselmann also trains with me and offers many important, valuable tips and advice that more than often lead to the decisive success. A huge thank you also goes to my team here at home, on which I can always rely 100 percent.”
The career of Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain shows how well the principle of Hof Kasselmann works: to combine talented young people with quality horses and provide them with professional training. We wish this combination continued success.