CHESTER, England, June 12, 2019–Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St. John Freestyle made a stunning return to competition to win the Equerry Bolesworth International CDI3* Grand Prix Wednesday with a personal best score and the first above 80% for the British team partnership.
Despite the impact of flooding that forced the event to be closed to the public for Wednesday and Thursday, Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca also posted a personal best result for runner-up while Charlotte and her catch ride on Erlentanz was third.
Charlotte and the 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion scored 80.348%, with four of the five judges awarding marks above 80% in the first competition since the World Equestrian Games in Tryon nine months ago where the pair led Great Britain to team bronze as well as taking individual bronze. The previous best result was 79.652% set at this same event last year.
Charlotte who was a member of the Grand Prix 80% club with Valegro joins Isabell Werth of Germany (Weihegold OLD, Bella Rose and Emilio) and Edward Gal of the Netherlands (Totilas and Glock’s Undercover) to have produced results of at least 80% on more than one horse.
Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca, 13-year-old KWPN mare, also produced a personal best score of 75.761% to place second. The previous best score was 74.696% set a month ago while competing on the gold medal Nations Cup team in France with Carl Hester on Hawtins Delicato and Richard Davison on Bubblingh, both British-bred horses.
Charlotte and Erlentanz, the 12-year-old Trakehner gelding she has been competing this year for rider/owner Sonnar Murray Brown who is recovering from a car accident, placed third on 75.717%. Beginning in March, this was the third CDI for the pair.
Carl and Hawtins Delicato, the first of 16 combinations to start, was fourth on 75.609%. Carl is aiming the 11-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding that he also competed at Tryon, for the European Championships in Rotterdam in two months and the Tokyo Olympics next year.
The previous Europeans at Rotterdam in 2011 saw Carl on Uthopia and Charlotte on Valegro on the British team that won the nation’s first ever European gold.
Richard and Bubblingh were fifth on 72.022%.
CDI3* Grand Prix
Judges: E: Jo Graham-GBR H: Peter Storr-GBR C: Jacques Van Daele-BEL M: Peter Holler-GER B: Leif Tørnblad-DEN
|Rank||Nat.||Rider||H.No||Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner||E||H||C||M||B||Total|
|1||GBR||410||Mount St John Freestyle Mare / HANN / Dark Brown / 2009 / Fidermark x Donnerhall / / Emma Blundell, Jill Blundell||81.413 1||80.326 1||79.239 1||80.543 1||80.217 1||80.348|
|2||GBR||405||Classic Briolinca Mare / KWPN / Bright Bay / 2006 / Trento B x Royal Dance / Gebr Van Der Steen, Den Dungen / & Hughes, J Hornig||78.370 2||75.435 3||74.565 4||75.109 3||75.326 3||75.761|
|3||GBR||409||Erlentanz Gelding / TRAK / Bay / 2007 / / Ingrid Lejeune Dirichlet / Sonnar Murray Brown||77.283 3||77.283 2||77.391 2||73.370 5||73.261 4||75.717|
|4||GBR||423||Hawtins Delicato Gelding / BHHS / Bay / 2008 / Diamond Hit / Judith Davis / Carl Hester, Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory||75.000 4||73.261 4||76.196 3||76.196 2||77.391 2||75.609|
|5||GBR||429||Bubblingh Gelding / KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Lingh x Picandt / R. Davison, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire / G Meyer, R Davison||70.543 7||72.826 5||72.283 5||73.696 4||70.761 7||72.022|
|6||GBR||428||Cafe’s Caletta Mare / / Bay / 2009 / / / Hof Kasselmann & Co.Kg||72.500 5||70.217 8||71.957 6||69.130 10||69.457 8||70.652|
|7||USA||425||Alcazar Gelding / KWPN / Blackbay / 2005 / Contango x Ferro / Fam. Van Winden, Pijnacker / Jane Forbes Clark||70.000 8||70.978 7||67.826 9||71.413 6||71.087 6||70.261|
|8||GBR||401||Flavio Stallion / DSP / Bay / 2005 / Florencio I x Glueckspilz / Roland Hald / H Andersen||70.978 6||69.674 9||71.087 7||70.109 8||68.587 10||70.087|
|9||IRL||413||Sambuca Mare / / Brown / 2009 / Samarant / Heike Holstein / Heike Holstein||69.674 10||71.413 6||66.957 11||70.109 8||71.196 5||69.870|
|10||GBR||420||Dior Stallion / KWPN / Chestnut / 2008 / Gribaldi x Goodtimes / A Veenhof Azn / Sam Geddes||65.652 13||67.935 10||67.500 10||71.196 7||68.152 11||68.087|
|11||DEN||402||Michigan Gelding / DWB / Bay / 2001 / Michellino x Unknown / Kaj Jensen, Aars / Claus Munkedal||69.783 9||65.109 13||70.435 8||64.674 14||67.935 12||67.587|
|12||FIN||422||Dacor Gelding / HANN / Bay / 2009 / Dancier x Cordoba / Herbert Meyer / Mikaele Soratie||65.978 12||65.217 12||65.326 12||66.087 11||69.022 9||66.326|
|13||SGP||404||Tribiani Gelding / NWB / Chestnut / 2004 / S. Landtinus Dvh 674 x Landadel / / Melanie Chew, Tony Chew||66.304 11||66.630 11||60.870 14||64.891 12||67.065 13||65.152|
|14||IRL||431||Espoire Gelding / WESTF / Bay / 2009 / Ehrenmann / Dane Rawlins / Dane Rawlins||61.522 16||63.043 14||63.261 13||64.783 13||63.478 14||63.217|
|15||FIN||412||Kom Ragdoll Mare / FWB / Bay / 2004 / Playboy 107 x Tolstoy 701 Swe / Meller Pasi & Nordman Eva / Nilosaari Niina||61.913 15||62.239 15||60.283 16||62.457 15||63.326 15||62.043|
|16||GBR||415||Dragon Heart Gelding / / Chestnut / 2003 / / / Willow Kemp||62.391 14||59.348 16||60.761 15||58.913 16||61.848 16||60.652|
Source: Dressage News