UGGERHALNE, Denmark, May 24, 2019–Denmark’s Marianne Yde Helgstrand and Lollipop won their home CDI3* Grand Prix Friday. Marianne, who is married to Andreas Helgstrand honorary president of this event’s organizing committee, scored 71.217% on the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding that was previously competed by Great Britain’s E ...
LIPICA, Slovenia, May 24, 2019–Germany’s Jill de Ridder and Whitney posted a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday for the first Big Tour victory for the pair. Jill and the 13-year-old Rhinelander mare scored 70.891% for the victory in their second year of Big Tour competition. Alexandre Ayache of France on Zo What placed ...
UGGERHALNE, Denmark, May 23, 2019–Denmark won both the Young Rider and Pony Nations Cups Thursday while Norway took the Junior Rider team competition. CDIOY Young Rider Nations Cup Judges-H: Alban Tissot-FRA C: Magnus Ringmark-SWE B: Susanne Baarup-DEN Rank Nation Rider Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner 1 DEN Denm ...
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 19, 2019–Jill Irving on Arthur won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday to complete qualifying on two horses for the Pan American Games at the end of July. Belinda Trussell on Carlucci wins the Intermediate 1 Freestyle.
Jill, who rides as an adult amateur, and the 14-year-old Dutch gelding scored 70.191% for the win, two days after posting a personal best Grand Prix score.
Jill is already at the top of Big Tour standings for the Canadian team on Degas, the horse she competed on her nation’s team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon last fall.
A requirement of qualifying for the mixed Big Tour and Small Tour team of four horses and riders–one must be Grand Prix to earn one of two starting places available at the Lima, Peru Pan Ams for next year’s Tokyo Olympics–is results from one CDI after April 1. Jill fulfilled that on Degas at Tryon in mid-April and now at Ottawa with Arthur.
Naima Moreira-Laliberté on Statesman was second on 69.979% and Rachel Strickland of the the United States third on Errolympic Ctwo on 67.128%.
Belinda Trussell and Carlucci won the Intermediate 1 Freestyle on a personal best score of 75.542%, a day after winning the Intermediate 1 in a bid by the two-time Olympian to be on the team for Lima.
Tina Irwin on Laurencio placed second on 75.417% with Ariana Chia on Fiderflame third on 70.708%.
Canada has not announced the makeup of its Pan Am team.
COMPIÈGNE, France, May 18, 2019–Callie Jones on Don Philippo placed third in the CDIY Young Rider Freestyle Sunday to wrap up the most successful performances by American youth riders in five years of a European circuit aimed at developing future championship team competitors.
The score of 73.042% for Callie of Henderson, Kentucky and her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding placed the pair behind Great Britain’s Rebecca Swain on Bon Jovi on 73.717% and second placed Capucine Noel of France on Soleil Noir vom Rosenhof on 73.443%. Kayla Kadlubek of Fairfax Station, Virginia on Perfect Step were ninth in the Freestyle on 69.692% and Ben Ebeling on Behlinger 13th on 66.962%.
Callie and Don Philippo scored 71.225% for fourth place in the Young Rider team test two days ago for the best result by any American Young Rider pair on the the European circuit before Sunday’s Freestyle.
Ben Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Bhelinger, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed third on a personal best score of 70.049% in the CDI Young Rider individual competition Saturday.
This is the second year both Callie and Ben have been selected by the U.S. federation for the European Tour.
All three riders competed in winter at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.
CDIY Young Rider Freestyle
Judges-E: Susan Hoevenaars-AUS C: Irina Maknami-RUS M: Francisco Guerra Diaz-ESP
COMPIÈGNE, France, May 19, 2019–A career high score by Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca clinched victory for Great Britain over Sweden in the CDIO5* Nations Cup Sunday while team newcomer Nick Wagman on Don John was a key to the United States clinging to bronze and to stay atop the leaderboard of the trans-Atlantic series
The victory for Great Britain that led the event after the Grand Prix and consolidated by the top placing by Gareth and the 13-year-old KWPN mare on 77.17% and third place by World Equestrian Games combination of Carl Hester and Hawtins Delicato on 75.319% in the Grand Prix Special put them in virtually unbeatable position to win the country’s fourth Nations Cup since the series began in 2013.
Final standings: 1. Great Britain 24 points; 2. Sweden 27; 3. USA 51; 4. Netherlands 55; 5. France 74; 6. Switzerland 75, and 7. Belgium 106.
The score by Gareth and Classic Briolinca was the highest for the 48-year-old rider at any Grand Prix level on seven different Grand Prix mounts in 11 years of Big Tour competition, that has included team silver at the 2014 World Games and team bronze at the 2013 European Championships.
Top placing for three-time Olympian Patrik Kittel in the Grand Prix and second in the Special on 75.638% along with the sisters Juliette Ramel on Wall Street JV in fourth place on 71.872% and Antonia Ramel on Brother de Jeu for fourth place on 78.300% in the Freestyle gave Sweden silver.
The Dutta Corp. United States team, winner of the series in 2016 and gold medalists at this year’s opening Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida two months ago, took bronze that was enough to keep them atop the series leaderboard after two eventson 21 points with six more scheduled over the summer. Great Britain earned 15 points here and Sweden 13.
Nick Wagman of San Diego, California on Don John, 11-year-old KWPN gelding newly named to the U.S. Pre-Elite squad and on the rider’s first team, posted a personal best Grand Prix Special score of 71.404% to place fifth. Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington on Alcazar was two places further back on 70.021%.
Emmelie Scholtens on Desperado won the freestyle on a score of 81.585% that pulled the Netherlands within four points of the U.S. but Shelly Francis on Danilo in third on 79.610% kept the Americans in the bronze medal position.
The next Nations Cup is a CDIO4* in Uggerhalne, Denmark next week.
Sweden’s Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson rode Eddieni to victory on a score of 72.936% in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special for the 10-year-old KWPN to remain undefeated in four starts since beginning Big Tour last month.
Charlotte Chalvignac of France on Lights of Londonderry was second on 69.957% and Jeroen Devroe of Belgium on Eres DL third on 69.191%.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 18, 2019–Olympic rider Belinda Trussell and Carlucci won the Intermediate 1 Saturday in the first victory for the pair in their campaign to go to the Pan American Games at the end of July.
Belinda and thr 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 73.333% for the win with Lindsay Kellock on Floratina second on 72.5495 and Tina Irwin on Laurencio third on 72.157%.
Belinda, who rode for Canada at the 2004 and 2016 Olympics, four World Equestrian Games as well as the silver medal team at the 2015 Pan Ams, did not compete Carlucci in 2018 but returned to the Florida circuit this year to seek a place on the Pan Am team.
The Int. 1 completed qualifying requirements for most combinations seeking consideration for Canada’s team of mixed Big and Small Tour horses and riders for the Pan Ams in Lima, Peru. A qualifying competition was were required after April 1 and following the winter circuits in Florida and California for combinations seeking to be on the team that will aim to earn of two places in Lima to start at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
Canada has not yet announced a decision on the makeup of the Pan Am team, but it must include one Grand Prix pair to gain an Olympic berth.
COMPIÈGNE, France, May 18, 2019–Californian Benjamin Ebeling rode Behlinger to a personal best score to place third in the CDI Young Rider individual competition Saturday while fellow Americans Callie Jones on Don Philippo and Kayla Kadlubek on Perfect Step tied for fifth.
Ben of Moorpark, California and the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 70.049% behind Russia’s Elizaveta Lyban on Erantos first on 70.147% and Laura de Graeve of Belgium on Feuertanz second on 70.098%. The previous high individual score for Ben and Behlinger was 69.735% set in Wellington in February.
Callie of Henderson, Kentucky and her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding and Kayla of Fairfax Station, Virgina on Perfect Step were both on 69.559% along with Great Britain’s Rebecca Swain on Bon Jovi.
The individual result for Ben and Behlinger was the highest for an American combination in the fifth year of the USA Young Rider European circuit and came a day after Callie and Don Philippo scored 71.225% for the highest team test score by any American Young Rider pair on the the European circuit. The pair placed fourth.
This is the second year on the European circuit for the 19-year-old Ben, who is a freshman majoring in business at Carnegie-Mellon University, one of the most highly rated private research institutes in the world and located in Pittsburgh.
He competed on both dressage and jumping in Wellington, Florida where his parents are based during the winter circuits.
Behlinger is owned by Amy Ebeling, Ann Romney and Elizabeth Meyer, the “Three Amigos” who own Rafalca that Ben’s father, Jan, competed for the USA at the 2012 London Olympics.
Judges-E: Henning Lehrmann-GER C: Susanne Baarup-DEN M: Lionel du Tranoy-FRA
COMPIÈGNE, France, May 18, 2019–Carl Hester on Hawtins Delicato led Great Britain to the lead midway through the CDIO5* Nations Cup with Sweden close behind in second and the United States in the bronze medal position slightly ahead of the Netherlands after the Grand Prix.
Sweden’s World Equestrian Games partnership of Patrik Kittel and Well Done de la Roche were the highest placed individual pair on 77.283% with Carl and the 11-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding scoring 76.348% for second. Helen Langehanenberg on Damsey FRH was third individually on 75.957% but Germany did not have a team.
The Nations Cup in its seventh year as an official FEI trans-Atlantic team competition is decided here by the best three placings of teams of four from the Grand Prix and the best three placings of the Grand Prix Special and the Freestyle so the lowest totals determine the final result.
Team standings after the Grand Prix: 1. Great Britain 14 points; 2. Sweden 17; 3. USA 36; 4. Netherlands 39; 5. France 46; 6. Switzerland 50, and 7. Belgium 64. (The points took account of Helen and Damsey, though it could not be determined if that would remain).
The highest placed American pair was Shelly Francis on Danilo in ninth place with 71.478%.
This was the second of eight Nations Cups scheduled for 2019, the first of which was staged at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida and won by the United States, with Canada second and Germany third.
Great Britain took the top two places in the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle–Charlotte Fry making the Big Tour debut on Everdale placing first on 76.075% and Emma Hindle on Romy del Sol second on 75.575%.
AALBORG, Denmark, May 18, 2019–Sweden’s Johanna Due Boje rode Mazy Klovenhoj to victory in the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday in the first Big Tour event for the 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare. Johanna and Mazy Klovenhoj, popularly nicknamed “Amazing Mazy,” scored 75.115% for the win. The rider who competed for Swede ...