Andreas Helgstrand & Akeem Win Hagen CDI4* Freestyle, Steffen Peters & Legolas 2nd

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Andreas Helgstrand and Akeem Foldager displaying the stallion's extravagant gaits on their way to winning the Grand Prix Freestye at the Horse & Dreams CDI4* in Hagen, Germany. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Andreas Helgstrand and Akeem Foldager displaying the stallion’s extravagant gaits on their way to winning the Grand Prix Freestye at the Horse & Dreams CDI4* in Hagen, Germany. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

HAGEN, Germany, April 21–Andreas Helgstrand’s rode Akeem Foldager, a horse he found three weeks ago, to their second victory in winning the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Sunday, but Steffen Peters and Legolas were only three-fourths of a percentage point behind in their first competition outside the United States.

Denmark’s Andreas and Akeem scored 79.575 per cent with Steffen of San Diego, California and Legolas on 79.500 per cent and German Olympian Dorothee Schneider and Forward Looking placing third on 78.050 per cent.

Great Britain’s Laura Tomlinson and her Olympic team gold medal-winning Mistral Hojris won the Grand Prix Special with a score of 81.021 per cent with Denmark’s Lone Bang Larsen on Fitou L second on 74.688 per cent and the German Olympic combination of Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino FRH third on 74.208 per cent.

The order of finish in the Freestyle was the same as for the Grand Prix with the top two combinations under close scrutiny as the horses and riders were competing as partnerships for the first time for Andreas and Akeem (Akinos x Lobelia Foldager x Loran) and the first time outside the United States for Steffen and Legolas.

Akeem as an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding.

Both were happy with the results.

Andreas, known for the electrifying performances on the gray mare Matiné at the World Equestrian Games in 2006, said he will compete at Mannheim, Germany in two weeks for his second qualifying score for the Danish championships that he hopes will lead to the pair being selected for the team for the European Championship to be held in his homeland in August.

Steffen, whose two-time Olympic mount Ravel, will be officially retired next weekend, said he’s happy the scores he and Legolas, an 11-year-old Westfalen gelding, had received in America held up in Germany, especially in the electric atmosphere of the show that is the traditional opening of the outdoor circuit.

But he’s returning home to work on the opening movement of his Freestyle that stuttered as it did in the Wellington CDI5* in Florida two weeks ago, but he wants to fix by the time he returns for the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany in two months.

Steffen Peters - Legolas IMG_3853

Andreas said he first planned to compete in a national competition after Patricia Florin, the previous sole owner; Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak, whose daughter, Anna, rode Donnperignon for Denmark in last year’s Olympics, and Andreas bought the horse.

But he was “in a bit of a hurry” to qualify for the Europeans so decided on making the “big step” to Hagen’s Horses & Dreams CDI4*.

“Even if the ride was not perfect,” he said, “it was a show you want to go to. big step to go directly into big show. Yesterday (Saturday) was crazy that he won already. There is lots of work to do with the horse. He’s new at this level.”

And the Freestyle was a bit difficult for him as he commissioned the music and choreography a week ago but had no time to ride through it because he did not get it until Wednesday, was in Stockholm Thursday and then came to Hagen Friday.

Andreas said there were several strong Danish combinations and “everyone will have to fight for a place on the team” for the Europeans.

Dorothee said that Forward Looking is probably not ready for a place on the German team for the Europeans but a year from now could be competitive for a place on the squad for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Dorothee Schneider and Forward Looking. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Dorothee Schneider and Forward Looking. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

RESULTS
Grand Prix Freestyle

Pl. Horse Rider/Nation E H C M B Total
1. Akeem Foldager
W \ DK \ B \ 2002 \ Akinos x Loran \ Z: \ B: Patricia Florin
Andreas Helgstrand
DÄNEMARK
3.600,00 EUR 75.500%
79.000%
(4)
77.500%
80.000%
(3)
78.000%
87.000%
(1)
75.500%
80.000%
(1)
79.250%
84.000%
(1)
79.575%
1591.5
2. Legolas 92
W \ Westf \ B \ 2002 \ Laomedon x Florestan II \ Z: Kissing,Johannes \ B: Four Winds Farm LLC,
Steffen Peters
USA
2.000,00 EUR 76.250%
81.000%
(1)
77.500%
83.000%
(1)
78.000%
86.000%
(2)
74.500%
80.000%
(2)
75.750%
83.000%
(2)
79.500%
1590
3. Forward Looking
S \ Westf \ B \ 2001 \ Fidermark NRW x Dinard L. \ Z: Heitmann, Dr. Jan \ B: Kippert, Gabriele
Dorothee Schneider
Frankf.Turnierst.Schw.Gelb e.V.
1.300,00 EUR 76.250%
79.000%
(2)
78.500%
82.000%
(1)
76.000%
81.000%
(3)
73.500%
80.000%
(3)
76.250%
78.000%
(3)
78.050%
1561
4. Rostropowitsch NRW
H \ Westf \ Db \ 2002 \ Rockwell x Coriograf B \ Z: ZG Schmid,Johann u.Katja \ B: Koschel Dr.,Gabriele
Christoph Koschel
RSC Osnabruecker Land e.V.
1.000,00 EUR 72.750%
77.000%
(6)
74.500%
79.000%
(5)
72.750%
81.000%
(4)
72.500%
78.000%
(4)
71.500%
75.000%
(8)
75.400%
1508
5. Hexagon’s Wellnetta
S \ NRPS \ DB \ 2003 \ Labo x Rubiquil \ Z: \ B: de Heer L.A.van Lieren & Mevrouw E.
Laurens van Lieren
NIEDERLANDE
800,00 EUR 71.500%
77.000%
(8)
73.000%
81.000%
(4)
73.000%
80.000%
(5)
71.000%
76.000%
(6)
71.500%
78.000%
(4)
75.200%
1504
6. Fabriano 58
H \ Westf \ B \ 1999 \ Florestan I x Angelo xx \ Z: Schönleitner,Michael \ B: Voglsang,Renate
Renate Voglsang
RC Ried e.V.
600,00 EUR 72.250%
77.000%
(7)
70.750%
78.000%
(7)
70.750%
78.000%
(8)
72.250%
76.000%
(5)
71.500%
77.000%
(6)
74.350%
1487
7. Diamonds Forever
W \ Hann \ Db \ 2002 \ Depardieu x Warkant \ Z: Graubohm,Jens \ B: Gericke,Kathrin
Anabel Balkenhol
RV St.Georg Münster e.V.
500,00 EUR 74.750%
80.000%
(3)
72.250%
75.000%
(8)
73.250%
77.000%
(6)
68.000%
74.000%
(10)
71.250%
76.000%
(7)
74.150%
1483
8. Ferdi 43
W \ Hann \ Df \ 1999 \ Federweisser x Charmeur \ Z: Hilmer,Johannes \ B: Bennergard,Alexander
Maria von Essen
SCHWEDEN
500,00 EUR 71.000%
75.000%
(9)
69.500%
75.000%
(9)
72.500%
77.000%
(7)
69.500%
76.000%
(8)
73.500%
76.000%
(4)
73.500%
1470
9. Half Moon Delphi
S \ Hann GB \ Schi \ 2002 \ Dimaggio x Westwall \ Z: Half Moon Stud, \ B: Half Moon Stud,
Michael George Eilberg
GROSSBRITANNIEN
400,00 EUR 73.750%
78.000%
(5)
69.000%
74.000%
(10)
71.000%
75.000%
(9)
71.000%
75.000%
(7)
68.750%
74.000%
(9)
72.950%
1459
10. Fabienne 435
S \ DK \ R \ 2002 \ Future Cup x Rubinstein I \ Z: Sayn-Wittgenstein,Benedikte Prinzes \ B: Wittgenstein-Berleburg,Rentkammer
Nathalie Prinz Sayn-Wittgenstein
ZRFV Steinhagen-Brockhagen e.V.
400,00 EUR 69.000%
73.000%
(10)
70.250%
79.000%
(6)
71.750%
73.000%
(10)
68.000%
72.000%
(11)
67.000%
71.000%
(11)
71.400%
1428
11. Qui Vincit Dynamis
W \ Old \ F \ 1999 \ Quattro B x Calypso II \ Z: Merkhoffer,Heide-Marie \ B: Capellmann-Lütkemeier,Gina
Fabienne Lütkemeier
RFV Paderborn e.V.
300,00 EUR 66.000%
72.000%
(12)
66.000%
74.000%
(12)
67.500%
75.000%
(11)
69.500%
76.000%
(8)
65.000%
71.000%
(12)
70.200%
1404
12. Vradin
S \ KWPN \ B \ 2002 \ Gribaldi x Michelangelo \ Z: R. Franssen, Boven Leeuwen (NL) \ B: Missiaen,Roland
Simon Missiaen
BELGIEN
300,00 EUR 67.500%
72.000%
(11)
66.750%
71.000%
(13)
69.750%
72.000%
(12)
66.500%
68.000%
(13)
69.000%
70.000%
(10)
69.250%
1385
13. Lucy’s Day 2
S \ Rhld \ F \ 2001 \ La Poco x Donnerschlag \ Z: Küppers,Karl \ B: Kosak,Karin
Karin Kosak
ÖSTERREICH
100,00 EUR 65.500%
68.000%
(14)
66.500%
68.000%
(14)
67.250%
71.000%
(13)
66.750%
68.000%
(12)
67.500%
66.000%
(14)
67.450%
1349
14. Romeo-Star
H \ Hann \ B \ 2000 \ Romantic Star x Mister A \ Z: Ohlmann,Joerg H. \ B: Sidneva,Elena
Elena Sidneva
RUSSLAND
100,00 EUR 66.750%
67.000%
(13)
69.500%
72.000%
(11)
66.750%
68.000%
(14)
64.500%
66.000%
(15)
66.500%
66.000%
(15)
67.300%
1346
15. Fleetwood 34
H \ Westf \ Db \ 1999 \ Florestan I x Bormio xx \ Z: Borgmann,Norbert \ B: Ausland,
Malin Hamilton
SCHWEDEN
100,00 EUR 62.000%
64.000%
(15)
61.000%
62.000%
(15)
63.250%
62.000%
(15)
64.750%
66.000%
(14)
65.500%
69.000%
(13)
63.950%
1279

 

Prizemoney €12,000
Judges E: Stephan Clarke (GBR)
H: Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
C: Dr. Evi Eisenhardt (GER)
M: Yuri Romanov (RUS)
B: Dr. Dietrich Plewa (GER)

Grand Prix Special

Pl. KNR Horse Rider/Nation E H C M B Total
1. 394 Mistral Hojris
W \ DK \ F \ 1995 \ Michellino x Ibsen \ Z: \ B: Tomlinson,Laura
Laura Tomlinson
GROSSBRITANNIEN
3.600,00 EUR 80.313%
385.5
(1)
81.875%
393
(1)
81.667%
392
(1)
81.354%
390.5
(1)
79.896%
383.5
(1)
81.021%
1944.5
2. 277 Fitou L
H \ DK \ B \ 1999 \ Florestan I x May Sherif \ Z: \ B: Family Larsen,
Lone Bang Larsen
DÄNEMARK
2.000,00 EUR 72.292%
347
(5)
75.729%
363.5
(3)
77.396%
371.5
(2)
76.146%
365.5
(2)
71.875%
345
(4)
74.688%
1792.5
3. 199 Dablino FRH
W \ Hann \ Df \ 2000 \ De Niro x Wanderbursch II \ Z: Sweers,Weert-Arnold \ B: Balkenhol,Klaus,Balkenhol,Judith
Anabel Balkenhol
RV St.Georg Münster e.V.
1.300,00 EUR 73.854%
354.5
(2)
76.979%
369.5
(2)
74.479%
357.5
(3)
73.125%
351
(3)
72.604%
348.5
(2)
74.208%
1781
4. 301 Girasol 7
S \ Württ \ F \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Landioso \ Z: Schönenberger,Matthias \ B: Capellmann,Nadine
Nadine Capellmann
RV Würselen 1925 e.V.
1.000,00 EUR 73.438%
352.5
(3)
75.104%
360.5
(4)
70.938%
340.5
(5)
72.917%
350
(4)
72.396%
347.5
(3)
72.958%
1751
5. 201 D’Agostino 5
W \ Hann \ F \ 2000 \ De Niro x Shogun xx \ Z: Lahmann,Klaus \ B: Capellmann-Lütkemeier,Gina
Fabienne Lütkemeier
RFV Paderborn e.V.
800,00 EUR 72.708%
349
(4)
73.646%
353.5
(5)
73.438%
352.5
(4)
71.042%
341
(5)
70.104%
336.5
(5)
72.188%
1732.5
6. 408 Noble Dream Concept Sol
S \ Old \ R \ 2002 \ Caprimond x Donnerhall \ Z: Fenske,Claus \ B: Dallara,Laura
Marc Boblet
FRANKREICH
600,00 EUR 71.042%
341
(6)
67.708%
325
(9)
68.125%
327
(10)
69.479%
333.5
(6)
68.542%
329
(7)
68.979%
1655.5
7. 271 Fernandez 12
W \ Westf \ F \ 2000 \ Florestan I x Weinberg \ Z: Hobitz,Sandra \ B: Grewe,Stephan
Cathrine Rasmussen
NORWEGEN
500,00 EUR 67.917%
326
(11)
67.917%
326
(8)
70.521%
338.5
(6)
69.479%
333.5
(6)
67.917%
326
(8)
68.750%
1650
8. 836 Marakov
W \ Ausl. \ B \ 2000 \ Rufs x Mitjulands \ Z: \ B: Mr F Eilberg
Michael George Eilberg
GROSSBRITANNIEN
500,00 EUR 68.125%
327
(10)
66.771%
320.5
(11)
67.500%
324
(12)
69.167%
332
(8)
69.167%
332
(6)
68.146%
1635.5
9. 257 Esperanto 21
W \ Hann \ R \ 2001 \ Escudo II x Rio Branco \ Z: Eggers,Johann-Christian \ B: Rackl,Andreas
Andrea John
RA München e.V.
400,00 EUR 66.354%
318.5
(13)
69.271%
332.5
(6)
68.854%
330.5
(8)
68.333%
328
(9)
65.833%
316
(13)
67.729%
1625.5
9. 323 Jonstrupgärdens Raneur
W \ DK \ B \ 1999 \ Ragazzo x Schwadroneur \ Z: \ B: Seierskilde,Lisbeth
Lisbeth Seierskilde
DÄNEMARK
400,00 EUR 69.583%
334
(8)
65.625%
315
(14)
69.688%
334.5
(7)
67.188%
322.5
(11)
66.563%
319.5
(11)
67.729%
1625.5
11. 377 Blue Hors Loxana H
S \ Old \ B \ 2002 \ Diamond Hit x Argentinus \ Z: ZG Herff,Franz Josef u.Elke \ B: Blue Horse Aps,
Maria Andersen
DÄNEMARK
300,00 EUR 67.396%
323.5
(12)
68.854%
330.5
(7)
68.229%
327.5
(9)
65.938%
316.5
(13)
67.292%
323
(9)
67.542%
1621
12. 219 Dick Tracy OLD
H \ Old \ R \ 2000 \ De Niro x Argentinus \ Z: Greten,Josef \ B: Boeckmann-Heinrich,Cornelia
Alexandra Bimschas
Elbdörfer u.Schenefelder RV e.V.
300,00 EUR 70.833%
340
(7)
66.042%
317
(13)
67.813%
325.5
(11)
65.938%
316.5
(13)
66.667%
320
(10)
67.458%
1619
Total = 11.700,00 EUR
Nicht platzierte Teilnehmer
13. 590 Victoria 78
S \ BWP \ B \ 1998 \ Havidoff x El Corona \ Z: Wens,L. \ B: Smith,Nicole
Nicole Smith
REPUBLIK SÜDAFRIKA
68.229%
327.5
(9)
66.354%
318.5
(12)
65.938%
316.5
(15)
67.083%
322
(12)
65.729%
315.5
(14)
66.667%
1600
14. 529 Soraya II
S \ Hann \ B \ 2002 \ Sandro Hit x Donnerhall \ Z: Borchers,Wilhelm \ B: Hagelstam,Stella
Stella Hagelstam
FINNLAND
64.688%
310.5
(14)
66.875%
321
(10)
66.875%
321
(13)
67.708%
325
(10)
66.354%
318.5
(12)
66.500%
1596
15. 425 Paradieszauber
H \ SAnha \ F \ 2000 \ Paradiesvogel x Kolibri \ Z: ZG Schulz u.Mäkelburg, \ B: Schulz,Ute
Catherine Henriquet
FRANKREICH
64.167%
308
(15)
64.896%
311.5
(15)
66.667%
320
(14)
63.333%
304
(15)
63.854%
306.5
(15)
64.583%
1550

 

Prizemoney €11,700
Judges E: Martin Richenhagen (GER)
H: Dr. Dietrich Plewa (GER)
C: Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
M: Stephan Clarke (GBR)
B: Axel Steiner (USA)