Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro broke the British record in the Grand Prix Kur at Hartpury CDI3* on Saturday (7th July) with a huge 90.65%. They were winners by nearly 15% over Canada’s Ashley Holzer with Breaking Dawn (75.925%) with Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi third (72.05%) on the horse’s freestyle debut.
In the small tour competition, Carl Hester won his class riding Mr Gregory's, Dances With Wolves, with Michael Eilberg coming in second on Torino - in the Intermediare 1, Carl scored a brilliant 75.6%, whilst Michael scored 72.7%.
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Hartpury International was a very successful week for British riders. In the para competitions, Sophie Christiansen topped the scoreboard in the Grade Ia with an 83.45% to win in the individual testand 82.95% in the freestyle, riding Janeiro 6, but fellow Brit Anne Dunham was close on her heels every day, finishing in second and third place on LJT Lucas Nomark and Teddy.
Lee Pearson headed the Grade Ib class riding Gentleman, and scored an outstanding 86.05% in the freestyle; Lee's second ride, Zion, came a close second in each of the tests.
In the Grade II class, there was a battle for first place between Natasha Baker and Erin Orford. Natasha and her horse, Cabral, won the team test and freestyle but were pushed to second in the individual test by Erin, riding Nirvana Morroko, scoring 75.33%. Natasha raised the stakes in the freestyle to take a 7% lead, finishing on 81.35%.
Deborah Criddle won all three classes in Grade III, riding LJT Akilles, with British rider, Nicky Thompson finishing second in each class riding her own Welt Santa Cruz.
Grade IV saw Sophie Wells dominate the top rankings, finishing first and second in both the team and individual classes, with Pinocchio and Valerius respectively. Sophie went on to top the leader board in the freestyle riding Pinocchio with 80.65%, whilst Valerius came a close second with 76.95%.
Full results can be found here: www.hartpury.ac.uk/dressage/Results/index.html
Michael Whitaker won the Grand Prix at the Aachen FEI CHIO 5* show on Sunday 8th July, producing one of only two treble clears in the competition. Riding Beatrice Merten’s GIG Amai, Michael took the win from German Thomas Voß in the jump off by nearly 5 seconds.
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Also at Aachen, Scott Brash and Bon Ami won the Prize of the Soers, in a time of 59.84 seconds, clinching the win just 0.24 seconds ahead of Frenchman Roger Yves Bost, who took second place.
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