Moscow Stud Farm No. 1 Hosts the Gershtansky Jumping and Dressage Memorial Cup


Moscow Stud Farm No. 1 Hosts the Gershtansky Jumping and Dressage Memorial Cup

Last weekend, Moscow Stud Farm No. 1 hosted the Igor Gershtansky Jumping and Dressage Memorial Cup.

Olga Annikova, a second-class athlete, competing for Acron on Revansh, won the Grand Prix. Second and third places went to Galina Zayarnaya (Iliopol) from Acron and Tatiana Yanson (Kalif) from the Yanson Equestrian Club. Tatiana Pchelina, a Master of Sports from the Otrada Equestrian Club riding Brisbane, took first place in the Prix St. Georges. She also came third on the stallion Landau. Olga Annikova was second on Pitver.

Daria Smirnova from Acron on Gudok won the team competition for young riders. Anna Zvedeninova (Valday) came second, and third place went to Maria Buruto (Raspevka), both competing for Acron.

Acron’s Roman Nadzharyan on Gonorar took first place in the FEI test for four‑year‑olds. Maya Stanislavskaya from the Otrada Equestrian Club won the junior qualifier with Uno Af Abildgaard. Anastasia Semenko on Bespodobnaya was the best in the children’s competition.

In show jumping, Anatoly Shishkov from Acron finished first in the jump-off course on route 1 (120 cm) with So Easy. Second and third places also went to riders from Acron – Ekaterina Tokareva on Optika and Kristina Rannamees on Optimist.

Acron’s Ekaterina Chubar on Opium topped the overall standings (110 cm), and Daniil Shishkov on Oreshnik took first place in the young rider category. Viktoria Zykova on Fars and Melania Larchenkova on Rubin from the Verkhnedneprovsky Sports School in Smolensk region who took part in the Memorial Cup on the invitation of Moscow Stud Farm, finished second and third respectively.

Ekaterina Zolotaryova from Acron on Murphy was first in the children’s rating (100 cm).

Over 70 riders competed from 9 am to 7 pm in various categories from Grand Prix to amateur and children’s rides.

Igor Gershtansky’s family members, Irina and Alexander Gershtansky, and Rosplemkonzavod’s deputy CEO Tatiana Folle attended the award ceremony. The winners received valuable gifts from the Gershtansky family.

We congratulate all the winners and wish them continued success.

Igor Gershtansky joined Moscow Stud Farm No. 1 in 1994 as an ordinary horse breeder and rose through the ranks to become the head breeder of Russia’s leading stud farm. The horses he bred went down in the history of national horse breeding. His colleagues and industry specialists respected him for his loyalty, helpfulness, and dedication. He died unexpectedly in 2020 at the age of 65. In 2021, his colleagues and students established the Igor Gershtansky Memorial Cup. Since then, jumping and dressage competitions have been held annually at Moscow Stud Farm No. 1.

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