Germany’s Frederic Wandres & Duke of Britain Win Hagen Horses & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix

Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain. File photo. © PSI Sporthorses

HAGEN, Germany, April 25, 2019–Frederic Wandres of Germany and Duke of Britain won the Horse & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday.

Frederic and the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 73.848% for the win in the third start this year. Frederic rides the British-bred horse for Hof Kasselmann, organizer of Horses & Dreams that is the major competition launching Germany’s outdoor circuit. The pair had three first place finishes in 2018, including the World Cup Freestyle at the Christmastime London Olympia.

Sweden’s 2018 World Equestrian Games partnership of Patrik Kittel and Well Done de la Roche CMF placed second on 73.022 per cent.

Diederik van Silfhout of the Netherlands on Expression was third on a personal best 72.652%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix
Judges: Marietta Almasy Henning Lehrmann Irina Maknami Dietrich Plewa Cesar Torrente
Pl. Total % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 73.848 GER Frederic Wandres Duke of Britain 74.239 73.587 71.522 76.630 73.261 74.034 (1)
2. 73.022 SWE Patrik Kittel Well Done de la Roche CMF 72.391 73.370 70.978 73.478 74.891 72.996 (3)
3. 72.652 NED Diederik van Silfhout Expression N.O.P. 70.761 74.457 72.717 71.957 73.370 72.002 (4)
4. 72.631 SWE Antonia Ramel Brother de Jeu 71.196 74.457 73.478 71.957 72.065 71.779 (6)
5. 72.587 GER Ingrid Klimke Franziskus 15 70.978 72.935 72.500 72.717 73.804 73.023 (2)
6. 72.196 USA Shelly Francis Danilo 72.391 72.500 71.739 72.174 72.174 71.978 (5)
7. 70.935 GER Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier Fabregaz 70.109 72.065 71.739 70.761 70.000 71.004 (7)
8. 70.870 GER Jan-Dirk Gießelmann Real Dancer FRH 70.435 71.848 71.739 70.109 70.217 69.997 (9)
9. 70.804 GER Anja Plönzke Tannenhof’s Fahrenheit 68.696 70.543 72.391 72.065 70.326 70.032 (8)
10. 70.326 NED Anne Meulendijks MDH Avanti N.O.P. 70.435 69.457 71.957 68.478 71.304 69.995 (10)
11. 69.522 ESP Borja Carrascosa Ein Traum 2 69.348 69.130 70.000 69.130 70.000 69.102 (12)
12. 68.652 FIN Terhi Stegars Thai Pee 69.130 68.370 67.391 68.370 70.000 69.136 (11)
13. 68.435 AUS Tristan Tucker Zephir O 68.804 67.609 68.152 70.761 66.848 68.163 (13)
14. 68.174 DEN Anders Dahl Selten HW 69.130 69.565 70.109 64.457 67.609 68.060 (14)
15. 68.043 NED Danielle Heijkoop Badari 67.391 68.370 69.783 65.543 69.130 67.679 (16)
16. 67.435 FIN Mikaela Fabricius-Bjerre Bellissimo L 67.826 67.065 67.717 68.478 66.087 66.500 (18)
17. 67.326 SWE Charlotte Haid Bondergaard Roberto Des Frettes 67.283 65.761 68.043 67.283 68.261 67.783 (15)
18. 66.956 BEL Marc Peter Spahn Elias 494 66.196 67.391 66.630 66.739 67.826 65.998 (19)
19. 66.783 RSA Gretha Ferreira Lertevangs Lavinia 66.087 68.043 67.065 65.761 66.957 65.237 (20)
20. 65.500 GBR Emma Hindle Diesel 8 64.348 65.870 65.326 67.717 64.239 67.456 (17)
EL. KOR Young-Shik Hwang Despino 15

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Germany’s Friederike Hahn & Die Fuerstin OLD Win Hagen CDI1* Prix St. Georges

Friederike Hahn and Die Fuerstin OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HAGEN, Germany, April 24, 2019–Germany’s Friederike Hahn and Die Fuerstin OLD posted a personal best score to win the CDI1* Prix St. Georges Wednesday.

Friederike and the nine-year-old Oldenburg mare that competed in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal final, the German championship for developing Small Tour horses, scored 72.176% for the win that was the fourth in seven CDI starts over the past 14 months.

German team rider Hubertus Schmidt on Denoix Pch placed second on 71.647% and Finland’s Susanna Steinberg on Rhapsodie was third on 70.618%.

CDI1* Prix St. Georges

Rank Rider H.No Horse    Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 188 Die Fuerstin Old Mare / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2010 / Don Romantic x Fürst Heinrich / Lenz, Josef / Andreas Hahn, Brigitte Hahn 72.794    2 68.971    6 73.676     1 74.559    1 70.882    6 72.176
2 777 Denoix Pch Stallion / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2012 / Destano x Pik Noir / Friedrich Kuhlmann / Nancy Gooding 69.412   5 71.765       1 71.029     4 72.647    2 73.382    1 71.647
3 684 Rhapsodie Mare / DWB / Chestnut / 2009 / Skovens Rafael x Weltjunge / Mogens Hansen / Avellan Dressage 71.176     3 68.824   8 72.500    2 68.235  11 72.353    3 70.618
4 677 Foreign Affair Gelding / KWPN / Bay / 2010 / Rock Forever x Scandic / Greve, J.W. / Marina Starr 73.088    1 70.000   3 70.588   6 68.971   8 70.000 12 70.529
5 536 Royal Doruto Old Stallion / OLDBG / Darkbay / 2004 / Royal Hit x Rubinstein I / Folkers, Volkhard / Folkers, Volkhard 68.971  11 68.824   8 71.176     3 70.882    3 70.588    7 70.088
6 685 R.S.Raphael Gelding / BHHS / Bay / 2007 / Romanov Blue Hors / J Walker / James Walker 69.265    6 67.206  18 69.853 10 70.147    4 73.088    2 69.912
7 506 Jazz Royal 2 Gelding / WESTF / Black / 2006 / Jazz Rubin x Florestan I / Schierbaum, Thomas / Chanikarn Chueykamhang, Parichamon Wachakorn, Ravisara Wachakorn, Unchalee Thitichaiyo 70.294   4 70.294    2 69.265   12 68.971   8 69.706  13 69.706
8 675 Dsp Sir Diego R Stallion / DSP / Chestnut / 2010 / Sommertraum x Wolkentanz II / Fam. David Rockstroh / Astrid Neumayer 69.265   6 69.118    5 68.088  14 69.853   5 69.706  13 69.206
9 62 Cadeau Noir Stallion / HANN / Black / 2010 / Christ 3 x de Niro 6 / Thomas Heuer / Gestüt Bonhomme & Co.Kg 68.824 13 69.265   4 70.441     7 69.412    7 67.941   19 69.176
10 670 Damirez Gelding / KWPN / Black / 2008 / Sandro Hit / / W.J. Heijkoop 68.088 15 67.794  13 68.824 13 67.353 18 71.765     4 68.765
11 530 Quartergold Gelding / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2009 / Quaterback x Sunny-Boy / Rulkens, Peter / Royale Saddle Equestrian Society 68.235 14 68.971    6 70.441    7 67.647  15 68.382 18 68.735
11 676 Emporio MB Gelding / KWPN / Blackbay / 2009 / Armani / / Rs2 Dressage Center De Horst 68.971  11 67.353  17 69.412   11 68.824 10 69.118   16 68.735
13 367 Sagnol 3 Gelding / HANN / Chestnut / 2005 / San Remo x A Jungle Prince / Ottens-Willers, Martin / Dressurpferde Hartwig Burfeind 66.324 19 67.794  13 70.882   5 67.647  15 70.294   8 68.588
14 531 Quattromani Old Stallion / OLDBG / Dark Bay / 2011 / Quaterback / / Reitsport -Reitsportz.Massener Heide 69.265   6 65.882 23 65.588 20 69.706   6 71.029    5 68.294
15 671 Dean Martin Gelding / WESTF / Dark Bay / 2011 / / / Anna Lukasik, Jacek Kuzma 69.118    9 68.676   11 65.000  22 67.794  13 70.294   8 68.176
16 674 Don Henrico Stallion / HANN / Chestnut / 2003 / Don Frederico x Lauries Crusador XX / Behrmann, Heinrich / Gestüt Schafhof 68.088  15 66.324  21 67.500 15 67.647  15 70.294   8 67.971
17 535 Romario 57 Gelding / HANN / Black / 2004 / Romancero H x Weltmeyer / Zg Schulz, Brigitte U. Rüdiger / Klemt, Michael 69.118     9 66.471   19 65.882 18 67.941  12 70.294   8 67.941
18 679 Jazz Dancer vh Stappershof Gelding / BWP / Bay / 2009 / Don Matcho Vd Roshoeve x Laredo / Willy Timmermans / Elke Timmermans 66.471  18 68.676   11 67.206  16 67.794  13 69.412  15 67.912
19 678 High Pleasure 2 Gelding / TRAK / Darkbay / 2005 / Cadeau x Humanus / Hubertus Dieckert / Den, Anna 66.912  17 67.647  16 66.029 17 67.206 19 68.529  17 67.265
20 680 Jewels Sir Weibach Gelding / OLDBG / Black / 2009 / Sir Donnerhall x Don Schufro / Christine Arns-Krogman / T.R. Tucker 64.118 24 68.824   8 70.294   9 63.676 24 65.882 24 66.559
21 686 Tailormade Red Rebel Stallion / OLDBG / Red / 2005 / Romanov x Donnerhall 11 / Blue Hors Aps / Tailormade Horses Aps 64.265 23 67.794  13 65.735  19 65.441 20 66.912  21 66.029
22 682 Loro Piano Gelding / HANN / Bay Brown / 2007 / Lord Loxley I x Rohdiamant / Schothorst, Altiene / Rasha Ind. Pvt. 65.000 21 66.471  19 65.147  21 64.706 23 66.324 22 65.529
23 683 Mocca IV Gelding / OLDBG / Dark Bay / 2006 / Weltmeyer x Karon / Ernst Picksak / Hofer Otto 66.324    19 64.853 24 64.412 23 64.853 22 66.176  23 65.324
24 687 Zidane Stallion / DWB / Darkbay / 2008 / Blue Hors Zack x Ladoga / Steffen Sunesen / Ferreira, Gretha 64.706 22 64.559 25 63.235 25 65.294 21 67.500 20 65.059
25 755 Silver Gelding / OLDBG / Bay / 2007 / Donnerhall x Donnerhall / / Maria Gijsbrechts 62.353 26 66.324 21 63.529 24 62.647 25 61.618  26 63.294
26 668 Arthemis Rdp Mare / KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Quattro 7 x Livingstone / K.Retera / Etsuko Nagami, Stal De Erk V.O.F. 62.794 25 62.794 27 59.412  27 61.765 26 64.412  25 62.235
27 669 Brigitte Bardot Rs2 Mare / OLDBG / Dark Chestnut / 2011 / Belissimo M x Sandro Hit / Meiners / Rs2 Dressage Center De Horst 59.118 27 64.559 25 62.206 26 57.941 27 60.000 27 60.765

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Naima Moreira-Laliberté Creates “Wow!” Factor On Statesman’s Performances at Tryon CDI3*, Only 2nd Big Tour Show for 22-Year-Old Canadian

Naima Moreira-Laliberté and Statesman at the Tryon Spring Dressage CDI3*. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

TRYON, North Carolina, April 22, 2019–Naima Moreira-Laliberté, one of the most successful ever North American Championships youth riders, brought a “wow!” factor to Tryon with her performances on Statesman in the CDI3* that was only the second Big Tour show for the 22-year-old Canadian rider.

Naima found it hard to believe the success with the 12-year-old Statesman in posting a Grand Prix Special score of 72.404% that was the second highest for any Canadian combination this year, critical for her nation that will be at the Pan American Games three months from now seeking to earn one of the two spots available for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“I think it was my best ride,” Naima said in an understatement that heard professionals watching the competition expressing amazement at the performance. “Wow!” was a frequent exclamation. One judge placed her first over U.S. Olympian Adrienne Lyle on Harmony’s Duval; the other four put her second.

“I still don’t realize what is going on,” she added,  “I’m super happy. I think we have a good partnership; we get along.

“This is all new for me so it’s very stressful,” but she smiled as she said it, clearly enjoying the how well it went more than the score.

Statesman came to Naima just over a year ago from Jordi Domingo Coll of Spain who had competed the Sandro Hit-sired horse through the World Young Horse Championships to the Spanish team at the 2017 European Chamepionships, so was not a novice at top sport.

Naima Moreira-Laliberté and Statesman performing in the Tryon Spring Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 SusanJStickle.com

Naima had been a star in youth championships–leading her Quebec team to gold medals as a junior at the North American Championships in 2012 and 2013 as well as individual silver and bronze. In 2014, she moved up to the Young Rider division in the continental championship to earn team silver and in 2015 captured individual gold at the same level.

Like several youth riders in Canada she had flowered under the coaching of Albrecht Heidemann who has since returned home to Germany.

Ashley Holzer, the four-time Olympian for Canada who two years ago switched to ride for America and is now based in Wellington, Florida, took over coaching. Under Ashley’s tutelage, Naima got her feet wet with the newly acquired Statesman in Under-25 competition at the top European shows, the World Equestrian Festival at Aachen, Germany and at Rotterdam.

Then, like she had for years riding different horses through the levels, Naima went to Florida this year to make her senior Grand Prix debut on Statesman at the 12 weeks of the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida that attracts many international competitors.

On another of her horses, I Do Kiss, her Canadian Under-25 Nations Cup team won silver though she was first individually in the team competition and also won individual silver.

Global Dressage Festival CDI Under-25 Grand Prix individual medalists Naima Moreira-Laliberte of Canada silver (left), Lauran Asher of the USA (center) gold and Kerrigan Gluch of the USA bronze. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The inaugural Big Tour for Statesman was at the same Nations Cup event, barely a month ago.

The partnership showed promise from the outset–67.848% for seventh place in a starting lineup of 20 combinations in the Grand Prix then 71.128% and third place in the Special behind Adrienne Lyle and Duval and fellow Canadian Jill Irving on Degas for second.

The Tryon Special results are second highest for Canadians so far this year to Jill and Degas, who are currently the top ranked Grand Prix combination to go to the Pan Ams in Lima, Peru. Brittany Fraser and All In, the top ranked Canadian on the world standings truncated their season as Brittany is on a “baby” break. A Grand Prix partnership on the team is a requirement for Olympic qualification.

Naima is not unusual in being reluctant to state definite plans.

“We’re looking to gain more experience. I don’t know where this journey is going to take us, hopefully somewhere really good.

“We are hopefully trying…,” she began when asked about plans for Statesman this year. “No, no. I don’t want to jinx anything. Whenever we make plans, plans don’t happen. So I’m just going with the flow at this point, wherever it takes us.”

But when pressed about the Pan Ams, she said, “Yeah, I’m hoping to be able to go. After that, making a decision about what’s best for my horse.

“Obviously, my heart is for next year.”

Naima and her horses are heading back to home base in Montreal, where Brittany Fraser also has her horses in the same barn, and helps her out with eyes on the ground. She’s also looking into live streaming options so she can get coaching from Ashley, similar to the online training Lars Petersen conducts regularly from his Wellington base for the Blue Hors riders in Denmark.

She describes Statesman as having a “great grandmother” personality.

“He eats outside his stall because he wants to look at everything,” she said. “If he’s not happy he makes this funny face to let you know. He’s the great grandma, the matriach.

“He’s a bit nosy, but super sweet.”

North American Junior Championships Quebec/Canada team gold medalists Naima Moreira-Laliberté, Beatrice Boucher, Felixe Cote Villeneuve, and Laurence Blais Tetreault. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com

Naima is planning her equestrian career for the long term.

She recently bought Jaliska, a five-year-old KWPN mare (All at Once x Kigali) that Alice Tarjan of Frenchtown, New Jersey imported from Holland in October, 2017.

Alice, highly regarded as finding young horses and developing them toward top sport, showed Jaliska in a handful of national competitions last year.

Naima describes Jaliska as a “super character, such a sweet horse, super cuddly.”

“I’m lucky now because I had naughty horses growing up, now I know what I don’t want,” she said referring to the engaging and personable behavior of both Statesman and Jaliska.

“I’m looking forward to the journey with Jaliska. She is totally green. It’s a fresh start. Ash (Holzer) and I have the goal to teach her and compete… see where that takes us. I’m excited about her.”

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Adrienne Lyle & Harmony’s Duval Win Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix Special for Double Victory Before Heading to Horse’s First European Competitions

Harmony’s Duval ridden by Adrienne Lyle enjoying the honor round after winning the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

TRYON, North Carolina, April 21, 2019–Adrienne Lyle on Harmony’s Duval won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday for the second victory for the U.S. team rider at the Tryon Spring Dressage before taking the American-bred gelding to Europe for the first time.

Adrienne and Duval, an 11-year-old gray KWPN scored 73,851% in the fourth Special since beginning Big Tour competition at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in February. The combination won the Grand Prix Friday with a personal best score. The duo had competed at Small Tour in 2017.

Canada’s Naima Moreira Laliberte and Statesman placed second on 72.404% in only the fourth start since beginning Big Tour a month ago following a European circuit in the Under-25 division last summer. The horse had previously been competed by Jordi Domingo Coll of Spain through the World Young Horse Championships to the 2017 European Championships. (see separate story to come).

Jill Irving, also of Canada, and Degas were third on 69.596%.

Adrienne, 34 years old, rode Wizard at the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2014 World Equestrian Games. She competed Salvino on the silver medal team at the World Games here last September and at the World Cup Final in Sweden earlier this month.

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval in the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Duval (Rousseau x Riverman) was bred by Leslie Malone’s Harmony Sporthorses of Kiowa, Colorado and is now owned by Duval Partners LLC, a group of supporters in the Pacific Northwest.

With the two victories this weekend, the pair have now won six of their eight starts, and two second places.

“I think his piaffes are getting more solid and confident on the spot,” Adrienne said. “He has super technique for it.”

Adrienne was awarded the $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant to showcase American-bred horses and plans to take Duval with her to Europe along with Salvino in mid-June.

Specific plans are not completed, but Salvino is expected to compete at Leudelange, Luxemburg and on the U.S. team at the CDIO5* Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany in July. She plans to stable both horses with the American riders based in Belgium for about six weeks.

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Pablo Gomez Molina of Spain was successful in two separate divisions.

Pablo Gomez Molina on Furst Fiorano Ymas celebrating victory in the Tryon CDI3* Int. 1 Freestyle. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

He won the CDI3* Intermediate 1 Freestyle on Furst Fiorano Ymas with a score of 76.125% The pair won the Prix St. Georges two days earlier.

On Servus Ymas in the six-year-old division, Pablo received a score of 88% from the three-judge panel. That is the highest posted in the U.S. this year. Pablo plans to go to the U.S. Young Horse Championships in Chicago this summer, as the owner, Cristina Danguillecourt, is an American citizen.

Pablo Gomez Molina on Servus Ymas in the Tryon CDI six-year-old division. © 2019 SusanJStickle.com

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
E: Tubman-CAN H: Torrente-COL C: Wessels-GBR M: Osinski-USA B: Foy-USA
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lyle, Adrienne USA Harmony’s Duval 73.830 1 73.936 2 74.681 1 74.362 1 72.447 1 73.851 1
Moreira Laliberte, Naima CAN Statesman 70.532 2 74.362 1 73.723 2 71.915 2 71.489 2 72.404 2
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 70.426 3 69.894 3 70.319 3 68.830 3 68.511 3 69.596 3
Deligdish, Micah ISR Destiny 65.638 6 66.064 4 65.851 4 65.319 5 64.574 5 65.489 4
Pineo, Michael USA Farrington 66.489 4 65.426 6 65.213 5 66.702 4 63.617 6 65.489 4
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Faberge 63.830 7 65.851 5 65.213 5 65.213 6 65.830 4 65.187 6
Blitz, Heather USA Semper Fidelis 66.383 5 64.574 7 64.149 7 63.830 7 63.617 6 64.511 7
Thorn, Hokan USA Django 59.574 8 56.702 8 60.106 8 60.638 8 57.872 8 58.979 8

 

CDI3* Intermediate I Freestyle
H: Foy – USA C: Tubman – CAN B: Wessels – GBR
Rider Nat. Horse Term Test C T Pl.
Gomez Molina, Pablo ESP Furst Fiorano Ymas Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 74.500 76.125 1
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 75.750 75.667 2
Ots, Endel USA Lucky Strike Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 75.250 75.333 3
Egerstrom, Christer CRC Bello Oriente Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 70.750 73.042 4
Johnson, Katie USA Paxton Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 73.625 72.583 5
Aho, Leif USA Classy Sinclair Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 72.875 72.042 6
Bernal, Marco COL Germany Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 70.125 70.833 7
Corchuelo, Raul COL Senorita 43 Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 68.375 69.375 8
Little, Janine CAN Quartett Open No FEI Freestyle, Intermediate I 2017 70.625 68.750 9

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Jennifer Baumert & Handsome Win Tryon CDI3* Int. 1 to Jump Up in Pan American Games Rankings, Ashley Holzer & Havanna Win Grand Prix Freestyle

Jennifer Baumert on Handsome in the Tryon CDI3* Intermediate 1. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

TRYON, North Carolina, April 20, 2019–Jennifer Baumert and Handsome won the CDI3* Intermediate 1 Saturday to jump up the United States Pan American Games team rankings a week before the end of qualifying for the short list of up to eight horse and rider combinations. Ashley Holzer and Havanna won the Grand Prix Freestyle.

Jennifer of Wellington, Florida and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding were awarded 74.755% for the win a day after being the top placed American in the Prix St. Georges in the campaign for a place on the team of mixed Big and Small Tour combinations for the Pan Ams in Lima, Peru at the end of July.

Endel Ots also of Wellington on Lucky Strike placed second on 72.451% in the Int. 1 after placing third in the St. Georges behind Pablo Gomez Molina of Spain on Furst Fiorano Ymas and Jennifer at the Tryon International Equestrian Center that where the weather has been rainy and unseasonably frigid on Saturday.

Sarah Lockman of Murrieta, California on First Apple leads the Small Tour standings with an average of 74.956 and is entered in the Del Mar National in California next weekend, the last remaining qualifier in the United States.

Ashley Holzer, also of Wellington, on Valentine ranks second on 73.564.

Jennifer and Handsome had started this event in fourth place behind Endel and Lucky Strike.

However, her success at Tryon moved her and the Betsy Juliano-owned Handsome into third place with, according to calculations by dressage-news.com, an average of both three Prix St. Georges and three Int. 1 scores of 73.434.

Endel and Lucky Strike were at 72.447 after this final East Coast qualifier.

The team–the U.S. has not decided how many Big or Small Tour combinations to include but is expected to have it made up of three Small Tour and one Big Tour horses–will not be selected until much closer to the Pan Ams. The U.S. has already earned a start at the 2020 Olympics so will be in Lima looking to earn the fifth straight continental championship team gold.

Ashley Holzer and Havanna winning the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle on the second anniversary of the pair’s first CDI and the same anniversary of the first international competition since Ashley switched to ride for the USA instead of her native Canada. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Ashley Holzer of Wellington and Havanna won the Grand Prix Freestyle on a score of 77.225% on the second anniversary of the first CDI for the partnership at these same show grounds .

It was also the first international competition for Ashley after she switched to riding for the United States instead of her native Canada for which competed at four Olympics.

Ashley and the 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, owned by Diane Fellows, was previously competed at small tour by Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany.

Jill Irving and Arthur, leading contenders for a Big Tour slot on Canada’s team at the Pan Ams, placed second on 74.075%.

Jill returns to Canada to compete Arthur and her other Grand Prix horse Degas in one of the final Pan Am selection events at home.

The Pan Ams are critical for Canada that needs to take one of the two places available to earn a start at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

Jill Irving on Arthur in the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

Intermediate 1 CDI3*
H: Wessels – GBR C: Foy – USA B: Osinski – USA
Rider Nat. Horse H Rk. C Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome 73.529 1 76.912 1 73.824 1 74.755 1
Ots, Endel USA Lucky Strike 73.088 3 73.088 2 71.176 2 72.451 2
Gomez Molina, Pablo ESP Furst Fiorano Ymas 73.382 2 70.735 3 71.176 3 71.765 3
Johnson, Katie USA Paxton 71.618 4 67.500 6 69.118 4 69.412 4
Aho, Leif USA Classy Sinclair 67.647 5 69.559 4 68.824 5 68.676 5
Egerstrom, Christer CRC Bello Oriente 67.353 6 67.941 5 68.235 6 67.843 6
Corchuelo, Raul COL Senorita 43 67.353 6 66.029 7 65.588 9 66.324 7
Bernal, Marco COL Germany 64.265 10 65.735 8 63.971 10 64.657 8
Taylor, Melissa USA Ansgar 64.706 8 62.206 9 66.324 8 64.412 9
Little, Janine CAN Quartett 64.559 9 61.912 10 66.471 7 64.314 10
Burssens, Monica MEX Elfentanz Elim.
Aponte Gonzalez, Maria Alejandra COL Duke De Niro Elim.

 

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle
E: Tubman – CAN H: Foy – USA C: Osinski – USA M: Torrente – COL B: Wessels – GBR
Rider Nat. Horse Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Holzer, Ashley USA Havanna 145 1 78.750 1 75.125 1 77.125 1 78.875 1 77.225 1
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 2 75.875 2 73.375 2 75.250 2 75.375 2 74.075 2
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 3 69.000 3 67.000 3 68.500 3 69.250 3 67.925 3
Lipp, Karen USA Whitney Elim.

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France’s Morgan Barbançon Posts Personal Best on Bolero to Win Sint Truiden CDI3* Grand Prix

Morgan Barbançon and Bolero.

SINT TRUIDEN, Belgium, April 20, 2019–France’s Morgan Barbançon posted a personal best score on Bolero to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Saturday.

Morgan and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding scored 71.587%, beating the pair’s previous best of 71.022% set two months ago.

Morgan took over the ride a year ago from her sister, Alexandra, who competed Bolero in the Under-25 division.

Belgium’s Jeroen Devroe on Hyrano placed second on a personal best of 70.891% in only the third Grand Prix for the pair, and the first since last July.

Fanny Verliefden also of Belgium on Indoctro VD Steenbok was third on 70.087%.

Results:

Sint Truiden CDI3 Grand Prix

 

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Adrienne Lyle Rides Harmony’s Duval to Personal Best Score to Win Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix,

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval in the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

TRYON, North Carolina, April 19, 2018–Adrienne Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval to a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday posting the fifth victory since starting Big Tour less than three months ago in the first CDI outside of their winter base in Wellington, Florida.

In a day interrupted by thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes sweeping across the southern United States, Adrienne and the American-bred 11-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75. 130%, easily beating the pair’s previous best of 71.565% set two months ago.

This was the first dressage event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center since the World Equestrian Games last September. Adrienne competed Duval at small tour throughout 2017 and moved up to Grand Prix this past February.

Adrienne will be going to Europe with Salvino and Duval this summer, and looks on the success of Duval, bred by Leslie Malone’s Harmony Sporthorses of Kiowa, Colorado as a “stepping stone”to bigger things to come.

“Being able to start putting in consistent, clean tests is a big accomplishment for this horse, who has had to learn to stay focused,” she said. “This show marks one year since our first national Grand Prix, and I think I’m starting to figure out a routine that works best for him at shows, and he’s starting to become more relaxed and confident in his work.

“He is an incredible horse with tremendous power and an engine that never stops. I am very excited about his future.”

Ashley Holzer on Havanna in the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

American team mate Ashley Holzer and Havanna placed second on 72.478% in only the second competition since July last year. Ashley has an eye on taking the  12-year-old Hanoverian mare to Europe with an American squad.

She has tentatively committed to compete her Small Tour horse Valentine for the United States at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru at the end of July.

Jill Irving on Degas was third on 70.978% in their first score required after April 1 to be considered for Canada’s Pan Am team. Jill and the 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding are the leading Grand Prix combination for the Pan Ams. Teams riding to fill one of two places at the 2020 Olympics need to include a Big Tour horse. She placed fifth on her other Grand Prix mount, Arthur, with 69.696%.

Jill Irving and Degas in the CDI3* Grand Prix at Tryon. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Compatriot Naima Moreira Laliberte on Statesman also posted a personal best score of 70.261% for fourth place, the only other result above 70%.

Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Furst Fiorano Ymas won the Prix St. Georges on 72.353%.

Pablo Gomez Molina on Furst Fiorano Ymas in the Tryon CDI3* Prix St. Georges. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jennifer Baumert of Wellington on Handsome, battling for a place on U.S. Pan Am team placed second on 71.765% with big disparities in the three-judge panel–75.441% from Janet Foy of the USA at C and 66.912% from Isobell Wessels of Great Britain at B with Lee Tubman of Canada at H on 72.941%.

The judges explained that the different positions–C and H on the short side and B the only judge on the long side–provided different views but they had discussed the disparity.

Endel Ots also of Wellington on Lucky Strike who is slightly ahead of Jennifer and Handsome in the team rankings placed third on 71.324%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Foy – USA H: Torrente – COL C: Wessels – GBR M: Tubman – CAN B: Osinski – USA
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lyle, Adrienne USA Harmony’s Duval 75.543 1 74.891 1 75.761 1 75.217 1 74.239 1 75.130 1
Holzer, Ashley USA Havanna 145 72.500 2 73.370 2 72.391 2 72.500 2 71.630 2 72.478 2
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 71.739 3 70.435 4 71.848 3 71.087 3 69.783 3 70.978 3
Moreira Laliberte, Naima CAN Statesman 71.413 4 71.522 3 70.109 5 70.109 4 68.152 5 70.261 4
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 70.000 5 69.783 5 71.848 3 67.717 5 69.130 4 69.696 5
Blitz, Heather USA Semper Fidelis 62.391 12 68.043 7 67.283 6 67.283 6 67.500 6 66.500 6
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Faberge 66.957 7 66.304 8 65.000 8 66.539 7 64.457 10 65.851 7
Pineo, Michael USA Farrington 63.478 10 68.478 6 65.217 7 64.891 11 65.543 7 65.522 8
Koford, James USA Adiah HP 67.174 6 65.978 9 63.261 12 66.087 9 64.783 9 65.457 9
Lipp, Karen USA Whitney 65.870 8 65.870 10 64.348 11 66.196 8 64.891 8 65.435 10
Thorn, Hokan USA Django 61.848 13 63.478 13 64.783 9 65.217 10 62.935 12 63.652 10
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 63.261 11 63.913 12 64.674 10 62.391 13 63.587 11 63.565 11
Deligdish, Micah ISR Destiny 63.587 9 64.783 11 62.609 13 63.696 12 62.826 13 63.500 12
Aide, Pamela USA Bon De Niro P 57.457 14 59.413 14 56.804 14 56.370 14 57.891 14 57.587 13

 

CDI3* Prix St Georges
H: Tubman – CAN C: Foy – USA B: Wessels – GBR
Rider Nat. Horse H Rk. C Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Gomez Molina, Pablo ESP Furst Fiorano Ymas 71.029 3 70.588 4 75.441 1 72.353 1
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome 72.941 1 75.441 1 66.912 6 71.765 2
Ots, Endel USA Lucky Strike 71.176 2 70.735 2 72.059 2 71.324 3
Egerstrom, Christer CRC Bello Oriente 68.676 4 70.735 2 66.618 7 68.676 4
Taylor, Melissa USA Ansgar 68.235 5 66.912 8 67.500 4 67.549 5
Johnson, Katie USA Paxton 66.676 8 66.382 9 69.324 3 67.461 6
Aho, Leif USA Classy Sinclair 67.500 6 67.941 6 65.735 8 67.059 7
Burssens, Monica MEX Elfentanz 67.059 7 68.088 5 64.706 10 66.618 8
Aponte Gonzalez, Maria Alejandra COL Duke De Niro 64.853 11 67.353 7 67.500 4 66.569 9
Corchuelo, Raul COL Senorita 43 66.471 9 65.000 10 65.294 9 65.588 10
Little, Janine CAN Quartett 66.029 10 61.324 11 62.794 12 63.382 11
Bernal, Marco COL Germany 63.088 12 61.176 12 64.706 11 62.990 12

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Laura Graves Master Class at Langley, British Columbia June 1-2

April 18, 2019 Laura Graves, one of the world’s elite competitors, will give a master class at Langley, British Columbia June 1-2. Laura, who trained her Verdades from a foal to become the first American partnership at No. 1 in the world, will give what organizer Scott Hayes describes as, “an intimate VIP experience for all.” The eve ...

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Steffen Peters Aiming Suppenkasper for 2020 World Cup Final in Las Vegas, Where he was 2009 Champion on Ravel

Steffen Peters on Ravel at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2009. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 16, 2019

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Steffen Peters, with his first 2020 World Cup qualifying score in hand, is pointing Suppenkasper to the Las Vegas Freestyle championship a year from now aiming to repeat at the same arena where in 2009 he became only the second American ever to capture the title.

Although the primary goal for 2020 remains the Olympics, the World Cup Final in Las Vegas is just a few hours drive from Steffen’s home in San Diego, California and three months before Tokyo that would be his fifth Games.

Steffen has set as his goal over the next year developing consistency of the scores he logged at last weekend’s World Cup qualifier at the West Coast Dressage Fesival in Temecula, California, the first 2020 qualifying competition in North America. The results were personal best in both the Grand Prix at 76.304% and the Freestyle at 79.750%. He needs two more results to contend for one of the two places reserved at the final for North America, plus an extra starting place.

However it works out for Steffen, German born but avowedly Californian since he came to the United States 35 years ago, his record for the United States has been outstanding. In addition to four Olympics 20 years apart with two team bronze medals, five World Equestrian Games with team silver and bronze medals and two individual bronzes, five World Cup appearances with the title in 2009 he also took team and individual gold at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games.

Suppenkasper is a Dutch-bred gelding that was bought by Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang of Four Winds Farm in late 2017 as a prospect for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the third different mount for Steffen if he makes it with the 11-year-old. His other mounts for Akiko and Jerry were Ravel in 2008 and 2012 and Legolas in 2016.

Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, owners of Suppenkasper ridden by Steffen Peters. Akiko and Jerry were at the 2016 where Steffen rode their Legolas. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Since taking over the ride from German Olympian Helen Langehanenberg, Suppenkaper, or “Mopsie,” the not too flattering barn name about his weight that he came with from Germany, has been competed by Steffen on both sides of the Atlantic.

Steffen, 54 years old, has taken his time preparing Suppenkasper for 2020 with the career highlight so far the 2018 World Games team silver.

The latest Temecula results, he told dressage-news.com, was due to “a new level of relaxation.

“Mopsie used to get quite nervous as soon as the music started. I was happily surprised that this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.”

The immediate plan is another freestyle in Del Mar, California, at the end of April. Then, if selected for the U.S. squad for the European summer circuit, to perform with a higher degree of difficulty for shows at Leudelange in Luxembourg and the pinnacle of the year, the World Equestrian Fstival CDIO5* at Aachen, Germany in July. Aachen has a special place in Steffen’s heart–on Ravel in 2009 he became the first American CDIO champion, three months after the pair’s World Cup victory.

Steffen Peters and Suppenksper. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

To qualify for the World Cup in Las Vegas next April 15-19, he and Suppenkasper have to improve the freestyle score by at least three percent.

“That,” he said, “is the goal for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on the West Coast in the fall.”

Possible challengers for the guaranteed two starting places at Las Vegas–plus a likely home combination–are the three silver medal team mates from the Tryon World Games–Laura Graves on Verdades, Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet and Adrienne Lyle on Salvino but who also has two other Grand Prix mounts, Horizon and Harmony’s Duval.

Laura has made it plain she is assessing the best future for her Verdades, on which she is ranked No. 2 in the world, after a third World Cup runner-up finish two weeks ago. She has been the sole competition partner for Verdades since the KWPN gelding was bought as a foal 17 years ago, and will let the horse tell her whether to return to the competition arena at 18 years of age.

 

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