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
Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 11, 2019–Just World International, a global charity that enlists riders to help provide basic needs for children, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
Designated an “Official Charity Partner of the FEI” in which the two organizations will mutually promote their activities and work closely on development and fundraising for programs operated by JustWorld, founded in 2002, by Jessica Newman, based in Wellington, Florida who is president,
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport,” Jessica said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programs.”
FEI President Ingmar De Vos said . “Our organisations have a very strong connection, sharing the same values of promoting equestrian sport and encouraging its development among the youth. Through our Solidarity Programme ‘Sport for All’ we help children from public schools and from socially disadvantaged environments to have access to riding activities. The partnership with JustWorld International will allow us together to provide incredible benefits to disadvantaged children around the world.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the FEI and together transform the lives of children through equestrian sport”, JustWorld International said. “This has been a goal for JustWorld. We believe that working together with the FEI and having their official support will have a remarkable impact and further enhance our charity programmes.”
JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization that raised funds, including through its well known Rider Ambassadors, for education and nutrition programs that support more than 7,000 children.
SEGOVIA, Spain, June 10, 2019–Beatriz Ferrer-Salar and Delgado won the 2019 Spanish Championships, the fourth consecutive title for the Olympic and World Equestrian Games partnership.
Beatriz and Delgado, an 18-year-old Westfalen gelding that she has competed at Big Tour for nine years, swept the championship events to win gold.
Claudio Castilla and Alcaide, 14-year-old Lusitano stallion, team mates at the Tryon World Games where Spain qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, took silver. Juan Antonio Jiménez and Euclides Mor, a 10-year-old Portuguese-bred stallion, taking the bronze.
Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges-E: Teresa Fontan Oñate H: Anton Vázquez Fernández C: Trond Asmyr-NOR M: Francisco Guerra Díaz B: Marta Duque Ucar
1) Beatriz Ferrer – Salat – Delgado 80.850%
2) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – Alcaide 76.830%
3) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – Quantico 76.150%
4) Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo – Euclides Mor 74.300%
4) Cristobal Belmonte Roldán – Diavolo II de Laubry 74.300%
6) Jordi Domingo Coll – Dolman 72.775%
7) Alejandro Asencio Mendez – Focus 70.875%
8) Adin Rodríguez Peinado – Spirit JM 70.415%
9) José Ignacio López Porras – Naipe XIII 69.725%
10) Alfonso Expósito Santiso – Estoque 69.715%
11) Manuel Pérez Valle – Enebro XXXII 69.035%
12) Sonsoles Roldan Martínez – Deo H.P.V. 68.350%
13) Ismael Sánchez Moreno – Dominante 68.150%
14) Arturo Diaz Mellado – OVD-Karin 66.875%
15) Miguel Polo Ruiz – Impetu MSUAY 66.710%
16) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – Roscatelli 66.525%
17) Juan De Dios Ramírez García – Quaterback I 66.285%
18) Manuel García González – Eye-Catcher 62.650%
Grand Prix Special
Judges-E: Francisco Guerra Díaz H: David Mérida Martin C: Juan Carlos Campos Escribano M: Marta Condeminas Triggs B: Jorge Conde Lázaro
1) Beatriz Ferrer – Salat – Delgado 74.702%
2) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – Alcaide 73.553%
3) Beatriz Ferrer – Salat – Elegance 72.106%
4) Jordi Domingo Coll – Sonata DSH 71.362%
5) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – Quantico 71.064%
6) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – Icaro MG 69.532%
7) Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo – Euclides Mor 69.404%
8) José Raga Perales – Dark Jazz 69.021%
9) Alejandro Asencio Mendez – Focus 68.681%
10) Cristobal Belmonte Roldán – Diavolo II de Laubry 68.532%
11) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – Don Diego 68.277%
12) Adin Rodríguez Peinado – Spirit JM 67.638%
13) Jordi Domingo Coll – Dolman 67.213%
14) Alfonso Expósito Santiso – Estoque 66.532%
15) José Ignacio López Porras – Naipe XIII 66.106%
16) Sonsoles Roldan Martínez – Deo H.P.V. 65.085%
17) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – Mensajero AS 64.617%
18) Juan De Dios Ramírez García – Quaterback I 64.553%
19) Manuel Pérez Valle – Enebro XXXII 64.191%
20) Miguel Polo Ruiz – Impetu MSUAY 63.979%
21) Arturo Diaz Mellado – OVD-Karin 63.447%
22) Ismael Sánchez Moreno – Dominante 62.617%
23) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – Roscatelli 60.766%
24) Manuel García González – Eye-Catcher 58.128%
25) Angel Dorado Martinez – Denim Delighted RET
Judges-E: Trond Asmyr-NOR H: Teresa Alonso-Mignon Agut C: Francisco Guerra Díaz M: Pauline Dekker Cremers B: Juan Carlos Campos Escribano
1) Beatriz Ferrer – Salat – Delgado 74.783%
2) Beatriz Ferrer – Salat – Elegance 72.283%
3) Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo – Euclides Mor 71.609%
4) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – Icaro MG 71.043%
5) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – Alcaide 70.543%
6) Jordi Domingo Coll – Sonata DSH 69.739%
7) Cristobal Belmonte Roldán – Diavolo II de Laubry 69.304%
8) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – Don Diego 69.087%
9) Alfonso Expósito Santiso – Estoque 68.826%
10) José Raga Perales – Dark Jazz 68.130%
11) Jordi Domingo Coll – Dolman 68.087%
12) Alejandro Asencio Mendez – Focus 67.478%
12) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – Quantico 67.478%
14) José Ignacio López Porras – Naipe XIII 66.761%
15) Adin Rodríguez Peinado – Spirit JM 66.522%
16) Ismael Sánchez Moreno – Dominante 66.457%
17) Manuel Pérez Valle – Enebro XXXII 66.391%
18) Juan De Dios Ramírez García – Quaterback I 65.174%
19) Arturo Diaz Mellado – OVD-Karin 64.261%
20) Miguel Polo Ruiz – Impetu MSUAY 64.087%
21) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – Roscatelli 64.065%
21) Sonsoles Roldan Martínez – Deo H.P.V. 64.065%
23) Angel Dorado Martinez – Denim Delighted 63.891%
24) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – Mensajero AS 63.326%
25) Manuel García González – Eye-Catcher 62.174%
26) Antonio Abad Blanco Prieto – Espumante 61.413%
UGGERHALNE, Denmark, June 10, 2019–Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zack won the 2019 Danish Championships Monday after capturing the Grand Prix Freestyle.
The musical performance by Daniel and the 15-year-old KWPN stallion scored 85.200% for the win after the pair, the highest ranked Danish combination at No. 7 in the world, was runner-up in the Grand Prix and the Special.
Blue Hors Don Olymbrio that Daniel rode to win both the Grand Prix and the Special did not compete in the Freestyle as the 11-year-old KWPN stallion is being prepared for the premier CDIO5* Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany next month and the European Championships in Rotterdam in August where Denmark will be aiming to earn a start at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
Daniel, who celebrated his 29th birthday 10 days ago, competed Zack at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games and both the 2018 and 2019 World Cup Finals.
Cathrine Dufour, the 2018 champion on Cassidy, was reserve champion this year on Bohemian. The pair scored 82.450% to place second in the Freestyle and clinch the second place overall.
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard on Jojo AZ was awarded 77.850% for third in the Freestyle and ranked third in the championship standings.
WIESBADEN, Germany, June 10, 2019–Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz won the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Monday for a double victory in this spa city and the third win in four starts.
The German superstar and the nine-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Quaterback x Hohenstein) that began Big Tour last month scored 76.255% in gthe second Grand Prix Special. The pair’s inaugural Special score in May was 74.319%. Isabell and Quantaz won the Grand Prix Sunday.
Quantaz, owned by Austria’s Olympic competitor Victoria Max-Theurer, is one of five horses that Isabell has on the world ranking list, at No. 507 with just the duo’s initial two scores. Her other ranked mounts are Weihegold OLD at No. 1, Bella Rose No. 2, Emilio No. 5 and Don Johnson FRH No. 24.
Olympic and World Games team mate Dorothee Schneider on Pathetique was second on 72.617%.
Great Britain’s Emma Hindle on Romy del Sol placed third on a score of 71.532%.
Laura Tomlinson, the 2012 Olympic team gold medal rider, rode Duval’s Capri Sonne JR to a personal best score of 70.638% for fourth place.
CDI4* Grand Prix Special
Judges-E: Peter Hansaghy-HUN H: Peter Holler-GER C: Evi Eisenhardt-GER M: Isobel Wessels-GBR B: Susan Hoevenaars-AUS
WIESBADEN, Germany, June 9, 2019–Ingrid Klimke, among the world’s top event riders, won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle on Franziskus with the highest dressage score of her career and the first above 80%.
The 51-year-old daughter of the late great Reiner Klimke, rode the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion to a score of 80.680%, beating the pair’s previous best musical performance result of 78.595% set in Hagen, Germany in April. Her highest ever dressage score was 79.350% on Dresden Mann. also in the Hagen CDI4*, in 2015.
Ingrid, who has made no secret of her goal of competing for Germany in dressage at an Olympics, had ridden Franziskus to a personal best score in Grand Prix Saturday. The double victory was the first for the duo since a pair of win in their Big Tour debut at Munich 18 months ago. In 2014, the pair competed in the World Championships for six-year-old dressage horses.
Sönke Rothenberger on Santiano R, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, was second on 80.040% in only the pair’s second CDI event. Sönke, 24 years old, is an Olympic and World Equestrian Games German team gold medalist on Cosmo, the horse on which he one of only five riders in history to score above 90% in the Freestyle.
Fellow German Anja Plönzke on Tannenhof’s Fahrenheit was third on 76.360%
Ingrid is the daughter of the late Reiner Klimke who amassed eight Olympic medals in dressage, third behind the 10 won so far by Germany’s Isabell Werth and nine by Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands.
In five Olympics, Ingrid has won two team gold medals and one silver as well as two fourth places, two team golds in competing at four World Equestrian Games plus an individual bronze at Tryon last fall as well as three team European Championship golds, and individual gold, silver and bronzes. She was world eventing champion in 2016.
She rode in the 2002 World Cup Final.
CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges-E: Olivier Smeets-BEL H: Susan Hoevenaars-AUS C: Katrina Wüst-GER M: Elisabeth Max-Theurer-AUT B: Peter Holler-GER
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 9, 2019–Russian Olympian Elena Sidneva rode Fuhur to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday, posting a personal best score for the second day in a row on the 10-year-old Russian-bred gelding.
Elena and Fuhur (Fürstenreich x Nagnat) scored 77.100% to remain undefeated in the two World Cup events the pair have competed in this year with the goal of qualifying for the Final in Las Vegas next April. The score surpassed the previous best of 74.655% set last month and came a day after logging a personal best Grand Prix result.
The musical performance boosted the pair to second place in Central Europe that is allocated two starting places at the Final of the annual world championship.
Fellow Russian Regina Isachkina on her 2019 World Cup Final mount Sun of May Life also logged a personal best 74.925% to place second and earn enough points to go to the top of the Central European standings. Regina and the 10-year-old Rhinelander stallion competed in this year’s World Cup Final in Sweden.
Hanna Karasiova of Belarus on Zodiak, a Latvian-bred gelding, that competed at the 2018 Paris World Cup Final, were third on 74.600%.
Elena Sidneva competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and at three World Equestrian Games. She and Fuhur were on Russia’s team at the Tryon World Games last fall.
This was the sixth of 16 Central European League events leading to the Las Vegas Final, with the next qualifier scheduled for Sopot, Poland June 20-23.
CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges-E: HALSALL Clive-GBR H: DE WOLFF VAN WESTERRODE Eduard-NED C: MAKNAMI Irinia-RUS M: RINGMARK Magnus-SWE B: EBERT Elke-GER
KRONENBERG, Netherlands, June 9, 2019–Belgium’s Fanny Verliefden and Indoctro V/D Steenblok won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday to complete a double victory for the World Equestrian Games combination.
Fanny and the 11-year-old Belgian Warmbood stallion scored 71.447% for the two days after taking the Grand Prix.
Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry on Everdale, a 10-year-old KWPN stallion, were close behind on 71.426% in the pair’s first Special.
Simon Missiaen also of Belgium on Charlie was third on 70.957%.
CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner
WIESBADEN, Germany, June 9, 2019–Isabell Werth rode DSP Quantaz to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Sunday, the second win for the nine-year-old in three starts since beginning Big Tour last month.
Isabell and the German Sport Horse gelding(Quaterback x Hohenstein) scored 75.087% for the win. The debut Grand Prix score was 74.609%.
Quantaz is one of five horses that Isabell has on the world ranking list–Weihegold OLD No. 1, Bella Rose No. 2, Emilio No. 5, Don Johnson FRH No. 24 and Quantaz that made its debut on the standings this month at No. 507.
Matthias Alexander Rath on Foundation, 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion, placed second on 71.152% in only the fourth Big Tour start for the partnership.
Completing the German sweep of the top three places, Dorothee Schneider on Pathetique was third on 71.087%.