Helen & Damon Hill at Amsterdam World Cup Score 1st Freestyle Victory over Adelinde & Parzival at Amsterdam

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Helen Langehanenberg riding Damon Hill NRW, winner of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup at Amsterdam. © 2013 FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 19–Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW scored their first Freestyle victory over Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival when the German Olympic combination won the World Cup event at Amsterdam Saturday.

Helen and the 13-year-old Westfalen stallion (Donnerhall x Romanze x Rubinstein I) scored 86.025 per cent for the victory at the competition that has been traditionally a celebration of the top Dutch horses and riders from the string of world beaters ridden by Anky van Grunsven to Edward Gal and Totilas, Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Sunrise and Adelinde and Parzival.

Four of the five judges–two were from the Netherlands and there were no Germans–gave first place to Helen and Damon Hill who were performing for only the third time a Freestyle that the pair premiered in Stuttgart last November. The result was their second best personal score.

“Before I went in, I knew it wasn’t impossible for me to beat Adelinde, but I also knew that I could not afford to lose one point,” Helen said. ” I had to focus on my ride, to be strong and to think forward.

“We were here to try to win, and it’s a really good feeling. It’s an honor to finish ahead of Adelinde. She has really dominated our sport over the last years and has won so much. Now to be able to the in the same league and to be even better is really great!”

Asked if she had been worried that the atmosphere might blow her chances, Langehanenberg replied, “luckily he (Damon Hill NRW) really always like a big noisy arena and a lot of audience–he feels quite good with that!”

As to a big fan club that has deveoped for Helen and Damon Hill, she replied, “I didn’t notice it until after London. It is incredible how many people talk to me and come to me to ask for an autograph now, and it’s very nice.  I enjoy my sport and my horse, and if that gives other people some pleasure then that’s even nicer.”

Helen plans to compete at Neumunster, Germany next month then prepareor Gothenburg.

Adelinde and Parzival received 85.425 per cent, well below the scores posted this year by the Olympic individual silver medal pair.

Adeinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival. © 2013 FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst

“Parzival was good, but very spooky, yet I could handle him during the test although I had to work more to keep him focused,” she said.  The horse has matured dramatically over the last two years, having often been overwhelmed by excitement during prize-giving ceremonies in his early career. On Saturday,  \however he took fright after winning the Grand P\rix, in which Langehanenberg and Damon Hill lined up second, and he still seemed to be a bit unnerved by the atmosphere of the ring. “

Isabell Werth and the 12-year-old Don Johnson FRH posted a personal best of 82.050 per cent to fill third place.

Italy’s Valentina Truppa on Fixdesign Eremo del Castegna placed fourth with 80.775 per cent and maintained her lead in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup standings, after six of the eight qualifying competitions leading to the Final in Gothenbrg, Sweden April 24-28. The two remaining qualifiers are Neumunster, Germany and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Reem Acra FEI World Cup Standings after Round 6 at Amsterdam:
1. Valentina Truppa ITA – 67
2. Edward Gal NED – 55
3. Kristina Sprehe GER – 51
4. Minna Telde SWE – 49
5. Helen Langehanenberg GER – 46
5. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven SWE – 46
7. Marcela Krinke Susmelj SUI – 44
8. Isabell Werth GER – 34
8. Sidsel Johansen DEN – 34
10. Imke Schellekens-Bartels – 32
11. Marlies van Baalen NED – 31
12. Anna Kasprzak DEN – 30
12. Patrik Kittel SWE – 30
14. Pia Fortmuller  CAN – 28
15. Lyndal Oatley AUS – 23
16. Anabel Balkenhol GER – 22
16. Karin Kosak AUT  – 22
18. Charlotte Dujardin GBR – 20
18. Stefan Peter AUT – 20
20. Hans Peter Minderhoud NED – 19
20. Patrick van der Meer NED – 19

Judge E: Elizabeth McMullen (CAN) Judge H: Jacques van Daele (BEL) Judge C: Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
Judge M: Gustaf Svalling (SWE) Judge B: Mariette Sanders-van Gansewinkel (NED)

 

Rank CNR HORSE – Breeding
sex\colour\born\sire x siredam\
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B %
RIDER
owner
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
1 164 Damon Hill NRW – WESTF
S \ dChestnut \ 2000 \ Donnerhall x Rubinstein I
GER
9000.00 84.25 83.25 81.75 84.50 82.50 86.025
Helen  Langehanenberg
Christian Becks
86.00 88.00 89.00 90.00 91.00
2 152 Jerich Parzival – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Jazz x Ulft
NED
7000.00 83.00 82.75 83.50 82.25 80.75 85.425
Adelinde  Cornelissen
W.P.J. Cornelissen, M.A. Cornelissen & H. Jerich
87.00 88.00 94.00 87.00 86.00
3 165 Don Johnson FRH – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Don Frederico x Warkant
GER
5000.00 80.25 80.75 78.25 79.50 76.75 82.050
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
85.00 85.00 87.00 84.00 84.00
4 167 Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno – SI
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Rohdiamant x Weltmeyer
ITA
3000.00 81.25 76.00 78.75 77.25 76.50 80.775
Valentina  Truppa
A.s.d. Centro Equestre Monferrato
85.00 79.00 87.00 85.00 82.00
5 153 Glock´s Romanov – OLDBG
S \ dBay \ 2000 \ Rohdiamant x Grundstein II
NED
2500.00 77.00 74.50 74.75 80.25 77.50 79.200
Edward  Gal
Glock´s Holding bv
82.00 80.00 84.00 82.00 80.00
6 169 Santana 1111 – HANN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ Sandro Hit x Rubinstein I
SWE
2000.00 77.50 74.75 73.00 73.25 73.50 77.700
Minna  Telde
Minna Telde AB
81.00 81.00 82.00 78.00 83.00
7 155 Glock´s Tango – KWPN
S \ Chestnut \ 2000 \ Jazz x Contango
NED
1500.00 75.25 75.25 72.75 74.00 73.00 76.225
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
Ghpc Holding bv
79.00 78.00 81.00 77.00 77.00
8 156 Toots – KWPN
G \ blBay \ 2000 \ Jazz x Havidoff
NED
1250.00 72.50 74.50 73.00 73.75 74.25 75.300
Imke  Schellekens-Bartels
M.M.A.A. Bartels-de Vries & J. Schellekens
77.00 76.00 80.00 74.00 78.00
9 157 Luxform´s Popeye – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Havel x Dillenburg
NED
1000.00 70.00 71.75 69.75 69.50 72.75 72.075
Diederik  van Silfhout
Z. Kanis & L. Kanis-Lub
73.00 72.00 75.00 72.00 75.00
10 170 Biggles 1015 – SWB
S \ Bay \ 1998 \ Briar x Krevad
SWE
750.00 69.25 68.75 70.00 71.25 70.25 71.350
Kristian  von Krusenstierna
Ingrid Lundberg Persson
74.00 71.00 74.00 73.00 72.00
11 151 BMC Miciano – WESTF
S \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Medici x Dialekt
NED
400.00 69.75 70.25 69.25 70.50 68.00 71.275
Marlies  van Baalen
J.M.J. van Baalen-Dorresteyn & J. Hinnemann
72.00 73.00 75.00 72.00 73.00
12 162 Weltzin – HANN
S \ Chestnut \ 1999 \ Welt Bogen x Werther
GBR
400.00 67.00 68.25 67.50 66.75 66.00 69.050
Hannah  Biggs
Hannah Biggs
69.00 71.00 73.00 71.00 71.00
13 154 Uzzo – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Lancet x Indoctro
NED
400.00 69.50 66.75 67.50 66.00 68.25 68.300
Patrick  van der Meer
Trainingsstal De Hoeve bv
68.00 69.00 71.00 66.00 71.00
14 158 Donnerfee – OLDBG
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ De Niro x Rosenkavalier
BEL
400.00 66.50 69.00 65.00 65.50 68.75 67.875