successes in cl. S (advanced level)
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|Final Prix St. Georges||1st|
|Prix St. Georges||4th|
|Prix St. Georges||5th|
|Final Intermediaire I||1st|
|Grand Prix Special||1st|
The by Rena Fraikin till Grand Prix level brought Hanoverian chestnut gelding Alabama opened the new season with a Grand Prix victory, which he was able to repeat in his Grand Prix Special debut. All three judges saw the son of Alabaster in first place!
An outstanding success for the horses and their trainer Rena Fraikin and a compliment for her winter training!
On the occasion of a celebration in the official villa of the Prime Minister of Hessen at Wiesbaden the Hessian Secretary of Finances Dr. Thomas Schäfer carried out the honoring.
Manfred Louven was honored for his many years lasting merits and his stronger commitment for equestrian sports and his charitable and social involvement, what excels itself not only by his financial donations but also through his personal dedication. The honored said that he would see this award also as incentive and obligation to continue to put his energy into social projects and to be there, where he is needed and can be of help. The decoration he received in presence of friends and long-standing companions.
The year 2014 became for Rena Fraikin the so far most successful season of her equestrian career. For the first time the chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables achieved the highest category of the show license as a rider. At the end of the year she has not only made it among the top hundred of the German dressage riders, but even among the top 50 ranking 48th. In the state Hessen she covers even an excellent fifth place!
In the Hessen Championat of the professional dressage trainers with horse exchange final she justified with her renewed victory her role as favorite. Furthermore, her ride Alabama was awarded as the best horse in the horse exchange final.
In the Hessen Championships she won as well aboard the Hanoverian gelding Alabama the bronze medal on Intermediaire I level. Especially remarkable are ger successes including several victories on S (advanced) and Intermediaire II level as well as her top placings in Grand Prix classes since she has made her Grand Prix debut as a rider in 2014 with the by herself till Grand Prix level trained Alabama.
Rena Fraikin’s balance sheet fills the whole Waldfried Dressage Team with proud, but as well the successes of the by her trained and in the sport established horses under the saddle of their today’s riders and owners. bp
Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher is able to present an unusual series of successes at the end of this outdoor season: Three victories and four top placings in dressage competitions on M* (medium) level plus ten placings on M** level and 14 top placings on S (advanced) level is the season’s outcome for this ambitioned amateur rider par excellence!
Her performance is even higher to rate considering that she works from Monday till Friday at London and comes only back to Germany for riding and competing her horses with great passion. Her trainer Rena Fraikin works her horses the rest of the week to prepare them for the competitions and coaches the economist on the shows successfully. Hölscher’s experienced Just unforgettable fire (nickname: Tom), the in this year acquired Rosario (nickname: Jerry), the rider and her trainer Rena Fraikin form the successful foursome of the season 2014 in the Waldfried Dressage Stables! bp
At the third weekend of September, the name of the town Himmelgarten, what means Garden of Heaven, got a symbolic character for Rena Fraikin: The beneath Franconia heaven place taking horse show was coined by a great atmosphere and ambience and an excellent starter field and became to a garden of success for Rena and her student Inga-Katharina Schuster.
The 14 year old pupil and her pony Dr. Watson got runners-up in the FEI team test in a very competitive starting field with team riders from several German states. In the FEI individual test the combination confirmed its strength with a third place.
Rena Fraikin herself placed with the mare Florencia in the M** dressage class and in the Prix St. Georges Special both times fourth. The great success came with the Hanoverian gelding Alabama, with whom she had been in this year already several times runner-up in Intermediaire II and Grand Prix tests, but at Himmelgarten they achieved for the first a victory in an Intermediaire II! Another strong confirmation for her participation with Alabama in the final of the series ‘Stars von Morgen’ at Munich! bp
Mid-September, the yearly, big Dressage Festival with international participation including Olympic dressage riders took place on the stud farm and equestrian center Gut Ising, sited at the idyllic Chiemsee in Upper Bavaria. In spite of the strong competition Rena Fraikin succeeded to achieve a third place with above 69 percent in the M/A** dressage competition with the eight year old, just for a few months by herself trained bay Danish mare Florencia and a sixth place in the Prix St. Georges class.
The reliable and capable Hanoverian gelding Alabama underlined once again with the chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables in his saddle his permanent outstanding form and performance on high-quality level. In the Intermediaire II competition the combination from Frankfurt am Main made it for a fifth place. In the Short- Grand Prix it shined with a second place and was able to enter the lap of honor as runner-ups. With this success the combination qualified for the final of the series ‘Stars von Morgen’ (‘Stars of Tomorrow’) for riders and/or horses to make their way into the Grand Prix sport. Rena Fraikin looks very much forward to the final end of September at München-Riem in the Olympic Equestrian Center, which will certainly become another highlight of an outstanding season. Bp
Rena Fraikin was able to achieve third place with the twelve year old Hanoverian gelding Alabama in a strongly competitive Grand Prix class behind the winner Andrea Landy-Silling aboard Zafiro and Ellen Schulten-Baumer aboard Grosso’s Gentle. Just recently entered into the Upper House of dressage sport, Rena Fraikin has established herself within a few months in it.
The third weekend of August was high-lighted by the Dressage Show at Langen (Hessen), in which Rena Fraikin mounted two horses. Wither her prospect Florencia she participated in three competitions class M (medium) and S (advanced) achieving in all three of them a ribbon. Rena Fraikin’s mount for the Hessian Championship of the professional dressage riders and trainers was the twelve year old Hanoverian gelding Alabama. The championship consists of a warm-up competition on Prix St. Georges level and the qualifier, an Intermediaire I class, for the three rider final with horse exchange. The Intermediaire I saw Rena Fraikin and the Alabaster son already as winners.
With Stefanie Kerner and Camerino B, Lena Waldmann with Tannenhofs Cassitano and Rena Fraikin with Alabama the three best combinations of the Intermediaire I returned for the final in the great set of the main arena on Sunday. In an especially for the Championship developed test the three riders rode first their own horses and then after a five minute period of adjustment each rider both horses of their competitors. In superior style and with quite a margin Rena Fraikin decided the Championship of the Hessian Professionals for herself. Most successful horse of the championship in addition of its three scores in the final became Rena’s mount Alabaster. Therefore both rider and horse decorated with their own sash could go on the lap o honor under the frenetic applause of their fans. For Rena Fraikin it was after her first title win in 2011 with Sir Arthur and the Vice Champion title in 2012 with Rotwelsch the third time that she participated and her second title win. All three times the horses presented and trained by her received the merits as the best horse. A further proof of her outstanding quality as professional horse trainer! Bp
Six placings in dressage competitions class S (advanced) in just two months are a remarkable outcome for an amateur rider, who measures herself with the professionals on big shows. To these successes belong several placings in Prix St. Georges competitions aboard her painted gelding Just Unforgettable Fire as well as S placings aboard her newcomer Rosario. The résumé is completed by several ribbons in dressage tests on medium level.
The successes of the clear amateur, who is working throughout the week at London and finds only time at the weekends to work and show her horses, prove that with the triad ‘excellent training of the horses through the chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables Rena Fraikin – two high-quality mounts - diligence and necessary ambition of the rider’ it is also for a rider possible to enjoy a successful competing as an amateur under such difficult circumstances. Bp
At the horse show at Langenhahn on the second weekend of August Rena Fraikin became with the twelve year old Alabaster son Alabama runner-up in the Intermediaire II as well as in the short Grand Prix. With her just recently at her disposal put protégée, the eight year old Danish mare Florencia, she achieved victory in the dressage competition class S* and a third place in the Prix St. Georges and therewith a lot of positive attention. The certain and successful performances under extremely adverse weather conditions like torrential rain and a gale warning, which forced the organizers to start the competition earlier, emphasize, which great confidence both horses have in their rider and trainer. Bp
‚Stars of Tomorrow’ – out-off the acclaimed dressage series for rider and/or horse prospects on Grand Prix level, which has been created several years ago to give these upcoming combinations a chance to gather experience on Grand Prix level, have come many well-known rider-horse-combinations. At the Wintermuehle the first weekend of August,
Rena Freikin used aboard the Hanoverian gelding Alabama the chance to achieve a fifth place in the warm-up competition for the only qualifier in Hessen for series’ final at Munich-Riem on the grounds of the 1972 Olympic Equestrian Center. The chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables and the Alabaster son were able to be even better in the qualifier making it for an excellent third place in this competitive starting field and continuing herewith its series of successes in its first Grand Prix season. bp
The chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables at Frankfurt-Niederrad was able to complete her July balance sheet with another great success. At the show at Gladenbach Rena Fraikin competed the two eight year old mares Grandessa and Florencia. In the dressage competition on M (medium) level she became runner-up aboard Florencia and took a fifth place with Grandessa. Even better should be the outcome of the S (advanced) level dressage competition for her: With Florencia she achieved victory and emphasized with a second place aboard Grandessa her dominant position in this demanding class. bp
How much stress such a hot-temperature show weekend can bring - not only for horse and rider, but also for the dog!
Fortunately, Barny, the dog of Rena Fraikin, has found a comfortable place to rest amongst the just won ribbons, saddle pad and Alabama's winner horse blanket!
The Hessen State Championships at Darmstadt-Kranichstein brought a successful upbeat for Rena Fraikin in the Hessen Dressage Rider Championat mid-July: Aboard the 12 year old Hanoverian chestnut gelding Alabama the title winner of 2012 took victory with a score of more than seventy percent in the first leg of the Championat, a Prix St. Georges class, ridding in tropical heat.
Sunday's second leg, an Intermediaire I competition, took place under difficult conditions for the head trainer and manager of the Waldfried Dressage Stables, but it showed nevcertheless how well Rena Fraikin and the elegant Alabaster off-spring have found together in a short period of time. With their fourth place in the second leg they secured still the bronze medal in the overall standings.
Standing again on the podestal proves once more the continuing high level of the dressage rider from Frankfurt. Rema Fraikin was very happy about the succeeful weekend on the beautifully redesigned equestrian centre of the 'Kranichstein Hof' and congratulated the initiators, the Winkler family, to the outstanding ambience they have created as hosts and organizers of the Hessen State Championships. bp
Just a few days after her arrival in the Waldfried Dressage Stables the eight year old Danish mare Florencia took care for her first victory in her first competition in Germany beginning of July. Originally, her first start was just supposed to be that rider and horse would get to know each other better under show conditions, but the new partnership worked so well already from the beginning that they won the dressage class on M*** level at Erbes-Buedesheim.
Presented carefully and with a lot of feeling the new combination made it in its first common start to its first common victory. The Sunday’s class proved that Florencia cannot be impressed by very difficult footing. With an even better fine tuning the combination took in convincing manner its second victory in its second M*** test. Bp
At the end of June the Waldfried Dressage Team took an extremely positive stock of the first show half of the year 2014. In plain numbers expressed the boarding customers of the Waldfried Dressage Stables and their trainer Rena Fraikin achieved the following numbers of victories and placings:
S*** ( GP) 3
External students, which train continuingly with Rena Fraikin, have notched up additionally more than ten successes on L and M level.
Congratulations to all riders of the Waldfried Dressage Team, which have together achieved such an impressive amount of successes! bp
In the last months the just 14 year old Inga Katharina Schuster can look upon many successes, since she found her way with her ponies into the Waldfried Dressage Stables. At Kreuth her first results were already two third places with Sir Donnerwind in dressage competitions on L* level. Coached by her trainer Rena Fraikin she achieved her first success aboard Day of Whisper in the FEI Team test on L** level at Vechta mid-March.
In the South-German Indoor Championat at Grosszimmern Inga Katharina Schuster became seventh aboard Day of Whisper. At Pforzheim she rode aboard FS Dr. Watson to a fifth place in the FEI Individual Championship test on L** level.
Beginning of May she continued her series of success with a victory in the FEI Team competition on L** level aboard FS Dr. Watson at Griesheim. In the FEI Freestyle test on L** level they became runners-up. Furthermore she achieved aboard Sir Donnerwind a sixth place in the competition. At Neuhofen in May the student convinced again in the dressage competition on L** level aboard FS Dr. Watson with a second and aboard Sir Donnerwind with a third place respectively. At Frankenthal she added a sixth place aboard FS Dr. Watson.
Her first appearance in the Hamburg Dressage Pony Derby was crowned by a third place, she achieved with her top mount FS Dr. Watson. In the International Youth Dressage Festival at Nussloch Inga confirmed once again her continuously good performances: In the FEI Team test on L** level she became runners-up aboard FS Dr. Watson and sixth aboard Sir Donnerwind. In the FEI Individual test on L** level followed a second and in the FEI Freestyle test on L** level a fifth place aboard FS Dr. Watson respectively.
The participation in the trial ‚Prize of the Bests’ at Kronberg and in the Hamburg Dressage Derby underlines that Inga has gained her place in the Upper House of the pony dressage sport. A great, continuously upward development to which the Waldfried Dressage Team congratulates her. bp
The true amateur Prof. Dr. Luise Hoelscher, who works during the week at London and has only time to work and compete her horses on the weekends, can look at an impressive balance sheet for the first half of the year 2014.
With her pie gelding Just unforgettable fire she was able to enter an eighth place on her account of successes in the semi-final of the FAB Cup plus a fourth place in the dressage competition on S* (advanced) level.
Her second iron in the fire is her just eight year old Hanoverian black gelding Rosario – whose nickname is Jerry. With him and the Tom nicknamed Just unforgettable fire she achieved three placings on S* level plus three victories and six placings in competitions on M* and M** (medium) level.
A success troika, of which will certainly be heard about also in the future!
In the first half of 2014 Rena Fraikin presented very successfully the Hanoverian gelding Alabama, whom she has taken over in last year and has trained him over the winter months to Grand Prix level. From a victory in class M*** over Prix St. Georges and St. Georg Spezial competitions their common successes go as far as a second and a third place in Grand Prix classes. The successful combination achieved more than ten victories and top rankings in the first months of 2014.
Also with her second mount Cajoleur the head trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables achieved one placing in a Grand Prix competition and proved therewith that she cannot only educate young horses to a certain level, but is also able to train a championship experienced prospect to Grand Prix standards and present it successfully in this class. But, Rena Fraikin is not only a successful trainer for horses of all ages and standards, remarkable is as well that the number of her external students is permanently increasing and that she experiences a great acceptance as requested trainer for rider-horse combinations. bp
The Seniors Dressage Championat of the 2012 Hessian Championships at Neu-Anspach was decided to the favour of Rena Fraikin. The manager and chief trainer of the Waldfried Dressage Stables at Frankfurt became runner-up with the eleven year old, chic Hanoverian black gelding Rotwelsch in the Prix St. Georges, but was wining convincingly the decisive Intermediaire I with the spectacular mover.
A further great success for the reining 2011 Hessian Champion of the Dressage Instuctors, but also a further proof for the quality of the dressage horses offered by the Waldfried Dressage Stables. bp
The Dressage Festival at Erbes-Büdesheim in the first week of July, stood for Rena Fraikin under the motto ‘I came, saw and won’!
At the beginning of the year 2012 an encouraging news reached the Dressage Team Waldfried: The Trakehner Förderverein e.V., which supports successful sport horses of Trakehner breed, honored the top mount of the Waldfried Dressage Stables the nine year old Trakehner gelding Sir Arthur with the title ‚TSF’ due to his promising career and his outstanding successes in the dressage ring.
In the future the black Trakehner gelding will compete under the name ‚Sir Arthur TSF’. His trainer and rider Rena Fraikin, who has trained her protégé already since he was a four year old and has supported him till Grand Prix level, finds in this honor the confirmation of her careful classical training of the horse and feels glad that the Trakehner Förderverein e.V. acknowledges her work in this way and considers it for worthy of promotion. Bp
During the International Frankfurt Horse Show in the legendary ‚Festhalle’, the Final of the ST Masters took place, for which five trainer/student combinations had been able to qualify during a qualification series in the outdoor season. The Final was decided in a national competition class M* (medium level) for the students and a competition class S** (advanced level) for the trainers, while trainers and riders were competing the same horse.
Rena Fraikin, the person responsible in the Waldfried Dressage Stables for the training of the horses and riders, won convincingly with the eight year old Trakehner gelding Sir Arthur (Buddenbrock - Consul) with a score of 68.4 percent the competition cl. S** for the trainers. In the overall ranking, for which the scores of trainer and student were count together, Rena Fraikin became runner-up together with her student Livia von Koeller.
For Rena Fraikin and the outstanding Sir Arthur was this a crowning conclusion of a very successful season: seven victories in cl. S and one Intermediaire I-win, furthermore many top placings till Intermediaire I and the title ‚Championesse of the Hessen Professional Dressage Trainers 2011’ for the rider and the title of the ‘Best Horse in the Horse Exchange for Sir Arthur in the Championat of the Professionals belong to the most outstanding successes of the duo in this year! bp Video of their ride in the Frankfurt Festhalle
For the 20th time the Hessen Dressage Championships for Professional Dressage Trainers with horse exchange final took place during the Langen Dressage Show. The anniversary championships was decided in a Prix St. Georges and an Intermediaire I competition followed by a horse exchange final on advanced level. Through Rena Fraikin, the senior instructor of the Waldfried Dressage Stable and permanent rider of Sir Arthur, the title of the Hessen Champion of the Professional Dressage Instructors went for the second time into the dressage barn at Frankfurt-Niederrad. In the horse exchange final the eight year old Trakehner gelding Sir Arthur showed also under the saddle of the other dressage instructors his outstanding quality, his willingness to perform and his strong nerves and so in the end he cantered out off the arena with the title of the most successful horse in the horse exchange final. In 2008, the former chief instructor of the Waldfried Dressage Stable, ‚Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin FN’ Alexandra Freimuth, had already won the title aboard Etempo (Temple Wind xx - Raubritter), who belonged to the lot of the Waldfried sales horses.
Rena Fraikin won aboard Sir Arthur also the qualification to the ‚ST Master’ student – instructor – competition, a Prix St. Georges class, and herewith her ticket together with her student Livia von Köller as one of five combinations for the final during the International Frankfurt Horse Show’ in December 2011. bp
Two big grooming spaces, an at least as big washing space, a solarium and an additional tack room will give the former stallion barn not only a new look, but also a new function. The walls will be completely renovated and will receive a new color, the complete floor will be covered with a slip-resistant, watertight rubber surface. A heater will take care for pleasant working conditions also in winter time. The about four meter high ceiling will together with several big windows and some ventilation shafts not only admit much light to enter, but also produce a very good indoor climate and a stylish ambience. bp
The chief instructor of the Waldfried Dressage Stables, ‚Pferdewirtschaftsmeister’ Rena Fraikin, was honoured with the Golden Riding Badge for her exceptional successes in the dressage and show jumping sport at the occasion of the Wolfskehlen horse show. The rider, already awarded with the Steensbeck medal for her outstanding result at her ‚Pferdewirtschaftsmeister’ examination, received this additional honourable mark of distinction from the hands of the Second President of the Hessen Riding and Driving Association Erika Born and the President of the ‘Frankfurter Reit- und Turniergemeinschaft Waldfried’ Manfred Louven.
It has not too many riders, which reach this honour for their successes on advanced level, but even less, who achieved them as well in dressage as in show jumping. Rena Fraikin is already the third member of the Waldfried Dressage Stables honoured with the Golden Riding Badge. But, as it was also expressed in the eulogy, it is not only her success in the sport, which make her deserving this award, but also her manner to deal with horse and her personal integrity. bp
The just three year old licensed Trakehner stallion Lichtenfels sired by Le Rouge out off a Caprimond dam was able to shine even against his four year old competitors in a riding horse competition at Leidhecken. His permanent rider, the chief trainer of the Waldfried Stables Rena Fraikin, presented the chestnut stallion in such a convincing manner that the judges granted him for canter and trot the high mark 9 in a scale of ten. For all other criteria he received an 8, what summed up to the high overall mark of 8.5. A very promising upbeat for this outstanding stallion into his first show season ! bp
The chestnut pony stallion in exquisite outline was able to win in convincing manner in his first start of the 2009 season the dressage horse test cl. L at Muecke and achieved with this victory at the same time his ticket to the Federal Championships of Young Horses and Ponies at Warendorf in September 2009.
This success is even the more remarkable, since the just eleven year old rider Annabelle Manganaro has got the pony stallion under her saddle just a few days before the horse show and it has also been for Obama his first cl. L competition – a great success for rider and horse ! bp
On the occasion of the Late Entry Horse Show at Großostheim (Germany) on February 15, Rena Fraikin took the chance to draw attention with the double wins of two M dressage tests aboard two of the Waldfried sales horses. Already in her first show of this year, the Chief-Bereiter of the Waldfried Dressage Stables won convincingly aboard a 13 year old, elegant, brown Rhineland stallion the M** dressage competition, in which she became runner-up with a 14 year old gelding. Aboard this chic, dark brown Oldenburg gelding the ‚Pferdewirtschaftsmeister’ had already won before the M* class. In this competition she had become runner-up with the Rhineland stallion.
With these successes Rena Fraikin documented again impressingly the winner potential of the Waldfried sales horses! bp
Rena Fraikin, responsible for the training of horses and riders in the well-known Waldfried Dressage Stables, was able to pass her examination as ‚Pferdewirtschaftsmeister FN’ at Warendorf not only as one of the youngest participants, but was furthermore honored as one of the best candidates with the Steensbeck medal for her excellent results.
Her outstanding talent as a rider as well in dressage as in show jumping saddle comes along with her profound theoretical knowledge, which brought her additionally to the master craftsman’s diploma the sought-after Steensbeck medal.
In the Waldfried Dressage Stables Rena Fraikin is as well responsible for the training of the clients and their horses as of the Waldfried onwed horses and the apprentices and trainees. bp
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