It was no surprise to see Becky Moody’s Jagerbomb win the seven-year-old young horse championship at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. And it was deserved win for the huge Dante Weltino gelding, who is Becky’s homebred out of Udysee, a Jazz mare that Becky Moody had ready to go grand prix when a field injury retired her to the paddocks.
“He deserved the win – he’s been fantastic in every test,” said Becky.
“When I first sat on him he certainly didn’t give the wow feel, but he’s just got better and better and he is so, so trainable.”
Becky chose Dante Weltino for the mare for his type, but also for his temperament.
“He’s by Danone and I love the whole of that bloodline; they are horses that are on your side and he is everything and more of what I hoped he’d be,” she said. “He’s still only young so we’ll back off him for a bit, but he’s so exciting for the future.”
Co-judge Paul Hayler was impressed with the quality before him.
“The top three were super quality and I’m very impressed with our winner, nicely uphill, beautifully presented, Becky is doing a fantastic job, and he is a top grand prix horse in the making,” he said.
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