Victoria Max-Theurer Wins Kür, Special & Both Grand Prix at Achleiten CDI3*

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Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin OLD. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin OLD. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ACHLEITEN, Austria, June 13–Victoria Max-Theurer swept all the Grand Prix contests at her home CDI3*, winning the Grand Prix and the Special on Augustin OLD and the Grand Prix and the Freestyle on Eichendorff.

In the Special on Sunday, she scored 73.670 per cent on her European Championship mount that is coming back from an illness over winter, with Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Delgado second on 73.080 per cent and Germany’s Nicole Glaser Käppler and Linas 2 third on 67.330 per cent.

Victoria won the Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday with the best ever score on Eichendorff.

Victoria, Austria’s No. 1 rider, and the 12-year-old Westphalian stallion scored 76.20 per cent with Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Faberge at 74.45 per cent for second and Austria’s Nikolaus Erdmann on Danny Wilde third with 71.55 per cent to finish in the same order as the Grand Prix qualifier on Friday. The European-based Australian Hayley Beresford on Relampago do Retiro was fourth with 70.85 per cent and Klimko Olga of the Ukraine on Highlight 36 in fifth place with 70.10 per cent.

Eichendorff was “perfect” in Saturday’s freestyle, Victoria said, eclipsing the previous high of 75.550 per cent in Hagen, Germany, in April.

“Eichendorff was sharp today and our new long program is simply very good,” said the two-time Olympian.

Victoria Max-Theurer and Eichendorf. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Victoria Max-Theurer and Eichendorf. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Victoria and Augustin OLD won the Grand Prix qualifier for the Special earlier Saturday.

On the 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion which she competed at the 2009 European Championships, she scored 74.550 per cent and also placed third on Salieri OLD, a 12-year-old Sandro Hit gelding, with a score of 69.620 per cent. Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Delgado placed second on 71.020 per cent.

Augustin, Victoria said, “was not the full speed” since coming back from time off with illness.

But “he shows me again how much he is fighting for me. Augustin is just a very special horse.”

In Friday’s Grand Prix qualifier for the freestyle, Victoria and the 12-year-old stallion Eichendorff scored 69.490 with Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Faberge second on 67.320 per cent and Nikolaus Erdmann on Danny Wilde third on 67.190 per cent.

Complete results of the Grand Prix Special, click here: Achleiten GPSpecial

Complete results of the Grand Prix qualifier for the Special, click here: Achleiten GP4Special

Complete results of the Grand Prix Freestyle, click here: Achleiten GPFS

Complete results of the Grand Prix qualifier for the freestyle, click here: Achleiten_Grand_Prix_4Fr