Totilas Wins Hagen CDI4* Freestyle With New Music, Laura & Mistral Hojris Close 2nd Also With New Score

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Matthias Alexander Rath aboard Totilas in their new Michael Jackson freestyle at the Horses & Dreams meets Great Britain CDI4* at Hagen, Germany. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

HAGEN, Germany, April 29–Matthias Alexander Rath rode Totilas to a new Michael Jackson musical freestyle for a personal best score of 88.025 per cent and the victory at the Horses & Dreams meets Great Britain CDI4* Sunday while Laura Bechtolsheimer danced with Mistral Hojris to a new score to place second by less than a half percentage point. The scores were personal bests for the three top placing combinations.

The freestyle capped a weekend of amazing sport during which Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro set a new world record of 88.022 per cent in the Grand Prix Special with just 89 days left before the start of the Olympics in London where the British are favorites to win gold and give their nation the first ever medal in dressage.

However, performances by Totilas that were personal bests with Matthias as the rider in the Grand Prix and the kür, and the ability of the 26-year-old Kristina Sprehe and Desperados to shine under pressure in an atmosphere made electric by 5,500 spectators served notice that Germany has a fighting chance for gold.

Laura and the 17-year-old Danish warmblood gelding (Michellino x Virginia x Ibsen) scored 87.600 per cent while Kristina and Desperados 11 were at 83.775 per cent.

Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Matthias was “really, really happy” with the new freestyle although not everything worked perfectly as to be expected in the first competition run through.

He said that Britain “for sure” would be the top favorite for London with the quality of their team and being on their home turf.

“We will try our best,” he said. “We have a good chance. We have really good combinations,” and he named Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW as well as Kristina and Desperados.

In the individual competition, many combinations can score high “and if someone makes a mistake, or a bad test on the day that can change a lot. Nobody can really say, ‘I can go to the Olympics and say I am the favorite’.”

Matthias also addressed widespread distribution of images and reports about changes in training of Totilas.

“As I said before, we changed our training over the winter and made some changes in the warmup. We had a really good Grand Prix test and a nice freestyle today.

“With Totilas, no matter what I do some people will always complain. I have been riding the horse for one year and three months. It is impossible to make every one happy.

“I’m just happy with the weekend. I can’t stop other people from talking.”

Laura wasn’t happy with all elements of her freestyle to music from the Lion King choreographed by Nicole Penzig of Germany.

“I’m a perfectionist and I wasn’t always in time to the music,” she said. “the ride did not feel as easy as the Grand Prix. I hope with a lot more practice we will get better.”

Mistral Hojris is sensitive to sharp notes but he did not seem to mind the score.

“I didn’t feel like he was getting upset,” she said. “I didn’t have to turn the volume down. I certainly think we can do better.”

Kristina Sprehe and Desperados. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Grand Prix Kür CDI4* in Memoriam George Theodorescu”

results: 15 starter in this competition. 15 riders are placed..

judges: E: Isobel Wessels (GBR)
H: Dr. Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA)
C: Christoph Hess (GER)
M: Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
B: Katrina Wüst (GER)


# rider nation
horse E H C M B Total
 1 Matthias Alexander Rath 
Frankf.Turnierst.Schw.Gelb e.V
  Totilas 13
S / KWPN / R / 2000 / Gribaldi / / NED08021 / B: Linsenhoff u.Paul Schockemöhle, Ann  / Z: ZG Schuil, J.K. u.Visser,A.
 87,000%
89,000%
(1)
 86,250%
89,000%
(2)
 85,000%
90,000%
(2)
 86,250%
96,000%
(1)
 83,750%
88,000%
(1)
 88.025%
1760.5

3.600,00 EUR
 2 Laura Bechtolsheimer 
GREAT BRITAIN
  Mistral Hojris
G / DK / F / 1995 / Michellino / Ibsen / DEN02686 / B: Bechtolsheimer,Laura
 86,250%
89,000%
(2)
 88,000%
89,000%
(1)
 84,500%
93,000%
(1)
 83,000%
94,000%
(2)
 82,250%
87,000%
(2)
 87.600%
1752.0

2.000,00 EUR
 3 Kristina Sprehe 
RUFG Falkenberg e.V.
  Desperados 11
S / Hann / R / 2001 / De Niro 6 / Wolkenstein 6 / GER45347 / B: Gestüt Sprehe GmbH  / Z: Schütt, Herbert
 80,750%
85,000%
(3)
 82,750%
86,000%
(3)
 80,000%
83,000%
(3)
 81,500%
90,000%
(3)
 80,750%
88,000%
(3)
 83.775%
1675.5

1.300,00 EUR
 4 Sidsel Johansen 
DENMARK
  Schianto
S / DK / B / 1999 / Gribaldi / Schwadroneur / DEN02780 / B: Rosbög,Jörgen
 76,500%
81,000%
(5)
 79,250%
79,000%
(4)
 70,750%
80,000%
(5)
 75,750%
89,000%
(4)
 79,500%
83,000%
(4)
 79.375%
1587.5

1.000,00 EUR
 5 Lisbeth Seierskilde 
DENMARK
  Jonstrupgärdens Raneur
G / DK / B / 1999 / / DEN40807 / B: Seierskilde,Lisbeth
 75,000%
80,000%
(7)
 76,500%
80,000%
(5)
 70,750%
79,000%
(7)
 77,500%
87,000%
(5)
 76,750%
82,000%
(6)
 78.450%
1569.0

800,00 EUR
 6 Victoria Max-Theurer 
AUSTRIA
  Eichendorff 10
S / Westf / B / 1998 / Ehrentusch / Ferragamo / AUT04389 / B: Max-Theurer,Victoria  / Z: Borgmann,Norbert
 73,250%
83,000%
(6)
 73,750%
80,000%
(6)
 70,250%
80,000%
(6)
 73,250%
87,000%
(6)
 73,750%
85,000%
(6)
 77.925%
1558.5

600,00 EUR
 7 Nadine Capellmann 
RV Würselen 1925 e.V.
  Girasol 7
M / Württ / F / 2001 / Gribaldi / Landioso / 102UM07 / B: Capellmann,Nadine  / Z: Schönenberger,Matthias
 77,250%
82,000%
(4)
 74,000%
77,000%
(8)
 75,000%
82,000%
(4)
 72,750%
83,000%
(9)
 73,500%
81,000%
(9)
 77.750%
1555.0

500,00 EUR
 8 Anne van Olst 
DENMARK
  Exquis Clearwater
G / DK / B / 1998 / Carpaccio / Limebrand / DEN02595 / B: Munkedal,Klaus
 73,750%
80,000%
(8)
 74,500%
79,000%
(7)
 71,750%
78,000%
(7)
 73,250%
85,000%
(7)
 76,250%
84,000%
(5)
 77.550%
1551.0

500,00 EUR
 9 Rose Mathisen 
SWEDEN
  Bocelli 28
S / S.Wbl / B / 1999 / Don Schufro / Bernstein / SWE04842 / B: Mathisen,Rose
 74,500%
79,000%
(9)
 72,250%
74,000%
(11)
 72,750%
75,000%
(9)
 73,250%
83,000%
(8)
 73,500%
79,000%
(11)
 75.625%
1512.5

300,00 EUR
 10 Patrik Kittel 
SWEDEN
  Silvano 71
S / KWPN / B / 1999 / Rubinstein I / Cocktail / SWE04848 / B: Kohl,Edwin  / Z: Wouters,F.
 71,500%
76,000%
(12)
 73,750%
75,000%
(9)
 71,250%
73,000%
(11)
 72,750%
80,000%
(10)
 74,000%
79,000%
(10)
 74.625%
1492.5

300,00 EUR
 11 Andreas Helgstrand 
RSC Osnabruecker Land e.V.
  Laetare
M / AUSL. / F / 2001 / / 102RE55 / B: Helgstrand,Andreas
 72,250%
76,000%
(11)
 72,000%
74,000%
(12)
 69,750%
77,000%
(10)
 71,000%
78,000%
(12)
 71,500%
78,000%
(12)
 73.950%
1479.0

200,00 EUR
 12 Isabell Werth 
RFV Graf v.Schmettow Eversael e.V.
  Warum nicht FRH
G / Hann / F / 1996 / Weltmeyer / Wenzel I / GER23022 / B: Winter-Schulze,Madeleine  / Z: Luessen,Hinrich
 70,000%
80,000%
(10)
 71,250%
76,000%
(10)
 68,000%
69,000%
(14)
 69,750%
77,000%
(13)
 74,500%
83,000%
(8)
 73.850%
1477.0

200,00 EUR
 13 Lyndal Oatley 
AUSTRALIA
  Sandro Boy 9
S / Old / B / 2001 / Sandro Hit / Argentinus / 103FQ47 / B: Oatley,Carol u. Andrew  / Z: Höffer,Heinrich
 70,000%
74,000%
(13)
 70,000%
72,000%
(13)
 67,000%
68,000%
(15)
 71,000%
79,000%
(11)
 65,250%
74,000%
(13)
 71.025%
1420.5

100,00 EUR
 14 Emma Kanerva 
FINLAND
  Sini Spirit
G / Hann / F / 1997 / Espri / Gluecksgriff / FIN40045 / B: Oy,Sinituote  / Z: Wiechert,Udo
 69,750%
72,000%
(15)
 70,000%
72,000%
(13)
 68,000%
75,000%
(12)
 67,500%
75,000%
(14)
 68,000%
71,000%
(14)
 70.825%
1416.5

100,00 EUR
 15 Lorraine van den Brink 
NETHERLANDS
  Murdock 9
G / KWPN / B / 1994 / Balzflug / Pretendent / GER22183 / B: Weisbrod,Anna  / Z: Hattem,H. van
 69,500%
73,000%
(14)
 66,250%
69,000%
(15)
 70,250%
72,000%
(13)
 66,250%
68,000%
(15)
 65,750%
70,000%
(15)
 69.000%
1380.0

100,00 EUR