Germany’s Andreas Dibowski and Wolfsmond have a sparkling show jumping résumé — the pair has had only one rail at an FEI event over the course of the past three years — and they stayed true to form in the finale of Poland’s Baborówko Horse Sale Show CIC3*. After jumping up the leaderboard all weekend, from 10th after dressage to 2nd after cross country, their fault-free round on Sunday clinched them the win. Baborówko is the third three-star outing for Wolfsmond, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding (Alberto II x Ninora XX, by Vif-Argent XX) owned by Inge Langenhan.
“He was really perfect on cross country,” Andreas said. “He was very fast and motivated but also easy to ride. And also today in show jumping he was very careful with good concentration, so we finished on our dressage result and that is always the goal.
Andreas remarked of his big jump up the leaderboard, “The dressage is not his best, but when I can keep him calm and concentrating like in show jumping, he can also complete a good dressage test.”
Overnight leader and countrymate Anna Siemer and FRH Butts Avondale, an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare (Nobre XX x Heraldik’s Amelie, by Heraldik XX) owned by Dr. Volker Steinkraus, felled two rails and dropped to second. Rounding out the top three in the division is Poland’s Paweł Warszawski with Aristo A-Z, an 8-year-old Polish-bred gelding (Lordance x Artemida, by Reval) owned by Andrzej Zdzieblo and Zuzanna Burkert, who moved up from 6th.
Germany’s Ben Leuwer and C’est La Vie 135 led the CIC2* from start to finish, followed by Germany’s Kari Ingrid Gunzenhauser with Let’s Dance 73 in 2nd and Andreas Dibowski with Mama’s Magic Way in third.
Poland’s Pawel Spisak and Paco also enjoyed a wire-to-wire win in the CIC1*, followed by Daria Kobiernik (POL) with Ideal Girl in 2nd and Ben Leuwer (GER) with Avatar 28 in 3rd.
Rewatch the show jumping competition:
CIC3* Final Top 10: