Adelinde Cornelissen & Parzival Win World Cup Final Grand Prix

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Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival in the World Cup Final Grand Prix. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, April 20–Adelinde Cornelissen spent a sleepless night worried about a veterinary re-inspection but it did not stop her from claiming victory on her Jerich Parzival in the World Cup Final Grand Prix Friday serving notice that the pair are focused on repeating as champions for the second year in a row.

The world’s top ranked partnership were so synchronized that when the background music in the arena stopped as the pair were near the end of their final centerline of passage that Parzival halted and Adelinde had to get him going again to finish in the right place.

Despite the mistake that she later joked about, the Dutch pair scored 78.024 per cent with Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW second on 76.125 per ent and Italy’s Valentina Truppa on Eremo del Castegna third on 75.106 per cent.

The death of the internationally popular German national dressage coach Holger Schmezer on the eve of the Final cast a pall over the competition and the riders and officials paid tribute to him with a minute’s silence in the arena at the end of the Grand Prix.

One of the riders who seemed deeply affected was Isabell Werth of Germany whose ride on El Santo NRW contained several mistakes, including spooking twice at a television camera near a corner of the arena. The two-time World Cup champion finished 10th with a score of 69.802 per cent.

And there was widespread criticism of the the open draw in which all 18 names were placed in a basket and assigned a starting position by a draw regardless of world ranking as Adelinde and Parzival started second when normally they would be in the final group, and Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill were sixth to go.

Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Parzival, a 15-year-old KWPN chestnut gelding (Jazz x Fidora x Ulft) who, failed the veterinary check Thursday and had to return for a veterinary re-inspection Friday, just three hours before the start of the Grand Prix, but it passed with no questions.

Adelinde said after the Grand Prix that she was still a little rusty as the pair have competed only twice in the past four months, at the World Cup qualifiers in Mechelen, Belgium, and in Amsterdam.

“We don’t have the rhythm yet,” she said.

She said she still did not know why the horse failed the first vet check, but thought that it might be because Parzival was “being stupid and biting.” She rode the horse later Thursday to see if she could feel anything wrong, but could feel nothing.

“It was a hell of a night,” Adelinde said. “It was not the best preparation. I could have used a few more hours of sleep.”

Isabell Werth on El Santo NRW appears upset as she leaves the arena after her World Cup Grand Prix ride. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The format of the draw was re-introduced to dressage this year with the aim, according to Trond Asmyr, dressage director at the International Equestrian Federation, that all entrants in the World Cup Final should have an equal opportunity in the starting order for the Grand Prix. The results of the Grand Prix determine the starting order for the Freestyle which decides the World Cup.

Adelinde was the first to be asked about the draw.

“I prefer the draw in which I am in the last group,” she said.

Gerrit-Jan Swinkels, the organizer of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch competition, said:  “in my oinion, it’s very bad. This way is not a good way.”

Spectators, he cited as an example, left the stands after Adelinde’s ride to go shopping rather than fill the arena for the final group.”

Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Digb. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle was won by Denmark’s Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Digby with a score of 80.900 per ent with The Netherlands’ Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Toots second on 76.625 per cent and Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Favourit third on 76.000 per cent.

Results of the World Cup Grand Prix:

RK HORSE – BREEDING
SEX \ COLOUR \ BORN \ SIRE X SIRE DAM
JUDGE K JUDGE E JUDGE H JUDGE C JUDGE M JUDGE B JUDGE F %
RIDER
OWNER
RANK RANK RANK RANK RANK RANK RANK
1 Jerich Parzival – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Jazz x Ulft
NED
7000 79.255 78.723 76.596 78.723 78.191 75.426 79.255 78.024
Adelinde  Cornelissen
W.&M. Cornelissen, H. Jerich
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 )
2 Damon Hill NRW – WESTF
S \ DarkChestnut \ 2000 \ Donnerhall x Rubinstein I
GER
5500 78.511 77.979 75.426 74.468 76.064 73.298 77.128 76.125
Helen  Langehanenberg
Christian Becks
( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 4 ) ( 2 )
3 Eremo del Castegno – SI
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Rohdiamant x Weltmeyer
ITA
4250 78.936 72.128 74.255 74.043 74.894 75.000 76.489 75.106
Valentina  Truppa
ASD Centro Equestre Monferrato
( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )
4 Glock´s Tango – KWPN
S \ Chestnut \ 2000 \ Jazz x Contango
NED
3250 74.043 71.277 74.255 75.213 74.574 71.596 72.872 73.404
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
GHPC Netherlands, A.Valk
( 6 ) ( 6 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 4 ) ( 5 ) ( 5 )
5 Hiscox Artemis – WESTF
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Florestan x Delphi
GBR
2000 74.574 72.021 74.255 73.404 73.511 73.617 72.234 73.374
Richard  Davison
The Countess of Derby, J., E. & G. Davison
( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 3 ) ( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 3 ) ( 6 )
6 Toy Story – SWB
G \ Bay \ 2000 \ Come Back II x Concorde
SWE
1500 74.362 71.915 72.660 73.298 72.766 70.319 73.936 72.751
Patrik  Kittel
Patrik Kittel, Carol & Andrew Oately
( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 ) ( 6 ) ( 6 ) ( 7 ) ( 4 )
7 FBW De Vito – BAWUE
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ De Niro x Disco-Stern
DEN
1000 72.553 70.745 71.809 70.851 72.021 71.064 70.319 71.337
Lone  Joergensen
Monica Joergensen
( 7 ) ( 8 ) ( 7 ) ( 9 ) ( 7 ) ( 6 ) ( 10 )
8 Don Auriello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Don Davidoff x White Star
SWE
500 72.553 71.170 71.702 71.277 70.319 69.468 70.532 71.003
Tinne  Vilhelmson-Silfven
Lövsta Stuteri
( 7 ) ( 7 ) ( 8 ) ( 7 ) ( 9 ) ( 8 ) ( 9 )
9 Girasol – BAWUE
M \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Landioso
GER
71.702 70.319 70.213 70.319 70.532 68.936 71.064 70.441
Nadine  Capellmann
Nadine Capellmann
( 9 ) ( 9 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 ) ( 8 ) ( 10 ) ( 8 )
10 El Santo NRW – RHEIN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Ehrentusch x Rhythmus
GER
70.957 69.362 71.064 70.213 69.468 65.957 71.596 69.802
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Isabell Werth
( 10 ) ( 10 ) ( 9 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 ) ( 14 ) ( 7 )
11 Krawall – KWPN
G \ DarkBay \ 1992 \ Focus x Roemer
NED
69.255 67.872 70.638 71.277 69.362 66.489 69.362 69.179
Jenny  Schreven
M.H. Schreven & J.H.F. Schreven-van Hoef
( 12 ) ( 14 ) ( 10 ) ( 7 ) ( 11 ) ( 12 ) ( 11 )
12 Dorina – DWB
M \ Bay \ 2002 \ Blue Hors Don Schufro x Ragtime
NOR
69.894 65.957 68.298 68.511 69.255 69.468 69.255 68.663
Siril  Helljesen
Siril Helljesen, Geir & Astrid Helljesen
( 11 ) ( 16 ) ( 13 ) ( 12 ) ( 12 ) ( 8 ) ( 12 )
13 Come on III – DWB
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Come Back II x Lantaan
USA
68.085 68.298 68.511 67.447 67.872 67.234 68.936 68.055
Shawna  Harding
Shawana Harding
( 13 ) ( 12 ) ( 12 ) ( 13 ) ( 14 ) ( 11 ) ( 13 )
14 Skovlunds Más Guapo – DWB
G \ Black \ 1998 \ Master x Cannon Row xx
FIN
67.766 68.617 67.872 67.447 68.723 66.277 68.617 67.903
Mikaela  Lindh
Dressurstald Solyst, Mikaela Lindh
( 14 ) ( 11 ) ( 14 ) ( 13 ) ( 13 ) ( 13 ) ( 14 )
15 Jaybee Alabaster – HANN
G \ Chestnut \ 1999 \ Alabaster x Glorieux
AUS
66.809 66.596 67.553 67.128 67.447 65.426 67.553 66.930
Rachael  Sanna
Beverly Edwards
( 15 ) ( 15 ) ( 15 ) ( 15 ) ( 15 ) ( 15 ) ( 15 )
16 Ekwador – PHBA
S \ Grey \ 2000 \ Heraldik xx x Corofino
POL
66.489 68.298 65.213 66.170 66.915 63.298 66.170 66.079
Katarzyna  Milczarek
Katarzyna Milczarek
( 16 ) ( 12 ) ( 17 ) ( 16 ) ( 16 ) ( 16 ) ( 17 )
17 Rafalca – OLDBG
M \ Bay \ 1997 \ Argentinus x Rubinstein
USA
65.745 65.426 66.809 66.064 63.085 62.660 67.021 65.258
Jan  Ebeling
Amy Ebeling
( 17 ) ( 17 ) ( 16 ) ( 17 ) ( 17 ) ( 17 ) ( 16 )
18 Randon – PHBA
G \ Bay \ 1997 \ Czuwaj x Famino
POL
62.128 62.340 63.511 62.021 61.809 60.532 63.511 62.264
Michal  Rapcewicz
Michal Rapcewicz
( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 18 )