TSL: Jasmin, can you tell a little bit more about the horse you have won the Jackpot Ranch Riding with?
Jasmin Andersdotter (JA): Pipers Little Step is an 11-year-old gelding by Wimpys Little Step out of a Haidas Little Pep daughter, he is owned by Daniel Remmert. I am showing him since January of this year and it is his first Ranch Riding season. During the week at the Ride of America, Piper exceeded all my expectations. After becoming Reserve Champion in the Senior Reining with a score of 146,5, we tried the go-round of the 2000 Euro added Großwinkelmann Ranch Riding and won the go-round with a score of 151,5. During the gala night he made the impossible possible and we won the final of the class with a score of 152.
TSL: You are showing a lot in the Ranch Riding – what do you like about the event?
JA: Ranch Riding is an event in which the horse has to be very trainable and athletic. The competition in this event has increased a lot during the past years. You have to be able to perform side pass, many transitions and even manage some obstacles – it is this kind of diversity that I love about Ranch Riding.
TSL: You have little child – how do you manage taking care of the baby and being at a show?
JA: All I can say is: horse show family. Without the support of the whole family and especially that of my boyfriend Lars, I could not do it. But since we are all horse show lovers, our little boy is with us at the show as often as possible.
TSL: What is it that you like about the Ride of America?
JA: This was my third year at the RoA and it is the show highlight in this area. The gala night is very special – for participants and visitors.
TSL: Is there anything you want to say to encourage other riders?
JA: Piper and I started doing Ranch Riding four months ago and had a score of 63 in our very first class. -1 on the extended trot, -1 on the lope – I was thinking about quitting the event, because it was just not the kind of class he liked. But I continued trying. Four months later, we are qualified for the German Open and always end up having a score of 70 or higher in this class. It is now easier for him to listen to me and follow my lead. I want to show other people that with a healthy kind of ambition and a lot of patience, anything is possible – the show must go on!
I would like to thank anyone who has cheered me on and celebrated with me! A big thank you to my sponsor “Saddleworld – Deuber and Partner” – without great equipment, none of this would be possible!
TSL: Jasmin, kannst Du unseren Lesern erst einmal ein wenig von Deinem Pferd erzählen?
TSL: Du startest viel in der Ranch Riding – was gefällt Dir an der Disziplin?
TSL: Du hast ja auch ein sehr kleines Kind – wie klappt das mit Baby und Showen?
TSL: Was gefällt Dir denn am Ride of America?
TSL: Gibt es etwas, das Du anderen Reitern mitgeben möchtest?
Ich möchte mich zuletzt noch bei allen bedanken, die diesen Erfolg am Samstag mit mir gefeiert und mitgefiebert haben! Und vor allem ein großes Dankeschön an meinen Sattelsponsor „Saddleworld – Deuber und Partner“, denn ohne passendes Equipment, wären diese Erfolge unmöglich!