Pony rider Oatley, children rider Emily Rother, junior rider Allegra Schmitz-Morkramer, and young rider Luca Sophia Collin became the winners and new national champions in their age class at the 2020 German Youth Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany, on 11 - 13 September 2020.
The 2020 German Youth Championships (DJM) in Riesenbeck are the season finale of the 2020 summer show circuit, which certainly was a different one from other years due to the corona pandemic. To continue with the untraditional strand, the German Nations for ponies, children, junior and young riders were held partly indoors instead of exclusively outdoor.
Oatley Gets Second, Consecutive Pony Gold
Thirty-nine combinations competed in the pony division which featured an interesting field of riders. Two of the European Pony Championship gold medal team were absent, including European Pony Champion Lucie-Anouk Baumgurtel who opted to spare her pony Nasdaq and ride the junior Championship. The same strategy was chosen by Shona Benner, who left her Der Kleine Sunnyboy home and rode juniors instead.
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