Carl Hester & Dances With Wolves Wrap Up Vidauban Spring Tour CDI3* with 3rd Win

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Carl Hester riding Dances With Wolves at the British Championships. © 2012 Kevin Sparrow
Carl Hester riding Dances With Wolves at the British Championships. © 2012 Kevin Sparrow

VIDAUBAN, France, Mar. 9–Carl Hester and Dances With Wolves wrapped up competition at the two-week Vidauban Spring Tour CDI3* to win the Grand Prix Special for the third victory in four starts in their CDI Grand Prix debut.

The British Olympic team gold medalist and the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Donnerschwee x Waldfee x Walldorf) scored 73.500 per cent.

Finland’s Emma Kanerva and Siri Spirit were second on 72.271 per cent Claudia Fassaert of Belgium and Donnerfee third on 71.708 per cent.

Carl and Dances With Wolves competed at Vidauban and Fritzens, Austria at small tour in 2012 and at Hartpury, England.

This Spring Tour was their CDI debut at Big Tour and came second in their first Grand Prix in the first week but have posted three successive wins since then, one in this week’s Grand Prix and both Specials in which the pair competed.

RESULTS:

Vidauban Grand Prix Special