Echt Stark, New Ride for Stella Charlott Roth

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:20
Ilona Kress on Echt Stark in 2017 :: Photo © Jessica Kramer

Stella Charlott Roth has a new Grand Prix hopeful in her stables: the 8-year old Oldenburg mare  Echt Stark.

Echt Stark is by Royal Highness out of Enrica (by Fielmann x Sandro hit x Espri) and bred at Zuchthof Bauer.  She was owned by Katrin Pitriff.

The mare made her show debut under Saskia Löwel as a 4-year old in 2015, but in the summer of that year Ilona Kress took over the ride. 

Kress and Echt Stark qualified for the 2016 Bundeschampionate but landed 36th place in the 5-year old warm up and withdrew from the consolation finals. They returned a year later as winners of the Frankenthal and Ludwigsburg qualifier. At the 2017 Bundeschampionate they were 8th in the warm-up round and 20th in the consolation finals. 

The pair made the transition to national small tour level in 2018 and started in the Nurnberger Burgpokal qualifier in Darmstadt, where they were fourth. Also this year, Kress and Echt Stark continued at small tour level with a few starts in the Burgpokal qualifiers of Neu-Anspacht and Donaueschingen. Their last show together was in Leonberg on 7 September 2019, where they won an S* level test. 

Photo © Jessica Kramer

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