Patrik Kittel & Watermill Scandic Win Falsterbo CDI5* Grand Prix

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Patrik Kittel and Watermill Scandic H.B.C. winning the CDI5* Grand Prix. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

FALSTERBO, Sweden, July 8–Patrik Kittel, a hometown favorite, and Watermill Scandic H.B.C. won the World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Friday beating one of his idols, Anky van Grunsven who was competing with her 17-year-old Olympic gold medal partner Salinero who has been absent from the show ring for 15 months with an injury.

Patrik also notched his first ever double Grand Prix at an international competition when he rode Toy Story owned by his wife’s family to victory in the CDI3* earlier in the day.

The Swedish combination who train with Anky’s husband, Sjef Janssen, was placed first by all five judges with a mark of 75.128 per cent. Anky and Salinero were second with 71.298 per cent and Germany’s Anja Plönzke and Le Mont d’Or were third on 70.596 per cent while Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and Don Auriello were fourth on 70.043 per cent.

The USA’s Catherine Haddad-Staller on Winyamaro who was given a rest after the World Cup Final in April came fifth on 68.255 per cent.

Neither Patrik nor Anky were happy with their rides, but for totally different reasons.

“This was his third top show in recent months,” Patrik said of the 12-year-old KWPN stallion, “and he is getting better and better. But there is three, four, five per cent more in there to get out.

“If I had done this test a couple of years ago I would have been so happy I would have wet my pants,” he joked. “But now there is so much more he can do that I did not get out of him.”

Anky van Grunsven and Salinero at Falsterbo. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Anky said she was “very disappointed in my own riding. I just sat there and did not do enough.

“I will kick myself in the butt and try to do better.

“The poor guy had to do it all by himself. It was lucky for me he remembered the test because he did it by himself.”

Patrik Kittel and Toy Story at Falsterbo Horse Show. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Patrik and Toy Story, owned by Carol and Sandy Oatley of Australia, won the CDI3* Grand Prix earlier Friday with a score of 69.809 per cent, with Germany’s Sabine Becker on Lamarc WRT second on 67.936 per cent and Sweden’s Ulla Hakanson on Richelle 2 third on 66.532 per cent.

Results of the Grand Prix

E: Wojtek Markowski H: Annette Fransén Iacobaéus C: Stephan Clarke M: Leif Törnblad B: Maribel Alonso

Plats Tid Ryttare Ridklubb Häst Härstamning Uppfödare Ägare E H C M B
1 17:33 Patrik Kittel Watermill Scandic H.B.CSolos Carex DVH 609 – Amiral ZW.P.S.De WatermolenJ.W. Greve & HBC Stal 75.7451 75.1061 75.7451 74.6811 74.6811 75.1911
2 15:45 Anky van Grunsven SalineroSalieri – LungauF. Murphy Arts, Anky van Grunsven 69.8943 73.2982 70.2134 72.8722 70.2133 71.2982
3 17:06 Anja Plönzke Le Mont d’OrLandjuwel Gold – Wie WeltmeyerBraul, HeinzGestüt Tannenhof 71.3832 70.9573 70.6383 69.3624 70.6382 70.5963
4 16:57 Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven Don AurielloDon Davidoff – White StarLövsta Stuteri 68.6174 69.3625 71.7022 70.9573 69.5744 70.0434
5 16:03 Catherine Haddad-Staller WinyamaroWalt Disney I – TrapperDr. Bührig,Hans-Jürgen Dr.Catherine Haddad 66.8095 68.4046 68.2985 69.1495 68.6176 68.2555
6 16:39 Renate Voglsang Fabriano 58Florestan I – Angelo XXVoglsang Renate 66.5968 67.7667 67.4477 66.48913 69.4685 67.5536
7 15:00 Rose Mathisen Bocelli 1044Don Schufro – BernsteinGransbo Stuteri 66.7026 70.9573 66.59612 65.85115 67.5537 67.5327
8 16:30 Siril Helljesen DorinaBlue Hors Don Schufro – RagtimeSiril Helljesen 66.2779 66.59610 67.6606 67.5538 67.2348 67.0648
Other placings
9 17:15 Christa Laarakkers Divoza Horseworld OvationCabochon – Apollonios XXG. PelgrumJ. Laarakkers + G.W. van Norel, G.W. van 65.31910 66.9159 67.3409 67.3409 66.70210 66.7239
10 15:27 Bo Høstrup CajoCameronBo Høstrup 64.14911 67.2348 65.95714 67.23411 67.2348 66.36210
11 17:24 Michal Rapcewicz RandonCzuwaj – FaminoMichal Rapcewicz 63.61712 64.36214 67.4477 67.6607 66.70210 65.95711
12 15:54 Aat van Essen PremierJazz – Ulft A. van Essen, A. vd Laar – van Essen 62.44715 66.38311 67.02110 67.7666 65.85113 65.89412
13 16:48 Jenny Schreven KrawallFocus – RoemerJ. Schreven 66.7026 65.00013 66.80911 67.12812 63.51115 65.83013
14 15:18 Kristian von Krusenstierna Biggles 1015Briar – KrevadFam. Ingrid Lundbergpersson 63.51113 65.63812 66.17013 67.3409 66.38312 65.80914
15 15:36 Jim Rasmussen Broholm’s HighlightMidt-West Ibi-Light – SorelTrine Schonnings, Bent Andersen 62.76614 63.72315 65.74515 66.06414 65.53214 64.76615
16 15:09 Andrea John Esperanto 4Escudo II – Rio BrancoAndrea John 54.14916 58.08516 57.02116 58.51116 58.29816 57.21316