Vitalis is Prelim US 6-Year-Old Winner, Wakeup Captures Developing Horse Prix St. Georges

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Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis seeking to become USA 6-year-old champion. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Jorst and Vitalis seeking to become USA 6-year-old champion. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 23–Vitalis, who represented the United States at the World Young Horse Championships in Germany two weeks ago, moved a step closer to becoming America’s six-year-old champion when ridden by owner Charlotte Jorst to a dominating performance in the preliminary competition Friday.

Charlotte of Reno, Nevada and the KWPN stallion were awarded 9.7 for trot, 7.8 for walk and 9.5 for canter as well as 10 for submission and 9 for general impression that gave Vitalis (Vivaldi x Donnerschwee) a total of 9.2.

“We could not have thought of anything to make it better,” Janet Foy commented on behalf of the ground jury on the 10 for subission.

Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey rode her Elfenfeuer, an Oldenburg gelding (Florencio x Sion), to second place with a score of 7.940 made up of 8.5 for trot, 8.6 for canter and 5.9 for walk as well as 9 for submission and 7.7 for general impression.

Jane Karol of Concord, Massachusetts and Sunshine Tour (Sir Donnerhall x Alabaster) placed third on a score of 7.8. The Oldenburg mare scored 9.2 for trot, 7.3 for walk and 7.2 for canter and 7.0 for submission and 8.0 for general impression.

Wakeup, the six-year-old U.S. champion in 2011, was ridden by owner Emily Wagner of LaCygne, Kansas to victory in the Developing Prix St. Georges preliminary test with a score of 73.465 per cent.

“I really loved the flow of the movements,” said Emily of the ride on the American homebred (Wagnis x Macho) now eight years old. “There were no hiccups; it felt super solid.”

Charlotte Jorst and Adventure (Special D x Mandrain) placed second on 69.868 per cent while Silva Martin of Unionville, Pennsylvania and Rosa Cha (Regardez Moi x Richmeed Medallion) were third on 69.605 per cent.

Results:

Six Year Old Preliminary Test
E: – H: – C: Foy/Warren/Zang – USA M: – B: –
Rider Nation Horse Total Place
Jorst, Charlotte USA Vitalis 92.000 1
Tarjan, Alice USA Elfenfeuer 79.400 2
Karol, Jane Sunshine Tour 78.000 3
Stanley, Craig AUS Caliente DG 75.800 4
De Groot, Ashlyn USA Calvin Klein 74.600 5
Hill, Debbie USA Boccaccio IOF 74.200 6
Bechtloff, Holger USA Clapton JP 72.000 7
Gerlach, Wanja GER Ribery 20 72.000 8
Sturzebecher, Geena USA Sambastein 70.000 9
Degele, Heidi USA Don Fredo HD 68.000 10
Hastings, Stacey USA Lysias 67.400 11
Gentry, Kim USA Leonardo 66.200 12
Developing PSG Horse Preliminary Test
E: Warren – USA H: – C: Foy – USA M: Zang – USA B: –
Rider Nation Horse E H C M B T Pl.
Wagner, Emily USA Wakeup 73.026 0.000 73.553 73.816 0.000 73.465 1
Jorst, Charlotte USA Adventure 0.670 0.000 68.289 74.342 0.000 69.868 2
Martin, Silva USA Rosa Cha W 70.132 0.000 66.579 72.105 0.000 69.605 3
McCarthy, Heather USA Sandro Paix 0.713 0.000 67.763 65.526 0.000 68.202 4
Hill, Debbie USA Lord Sisley 63.553 0.000 67.368 65.921 0.000 65.614 5
Batchelder, Nora USA Bahai 0.666 0.000 63.947 65.526 0.000 65.351 6
Hannigan, Jane USA Nobby VD Shamrock 65.526 0.000 63.947 65.395 0.000 64.956 7
McCarthy, Heather USA Saphira 0.675 0.000 64.211 62.500 0.000 64.737 8
Kment, Jami USA Zania 65.132 0.000 64.079 64.605 0.000 64.605 9
Lipp, Karen USA Suraya 0.633 0.000 63.553 65.000 0.000 63.947 10
Wimmer, Ashley USA Somerhall 64.474 0.000 63.158 62.632 0.000 63.421 11
Lipp, Karen USA Fortune And Fame 0.613 0.000 63.026 64.737 0.000 63.026 12
Patzwald, Andreanna USA Zabaco 63.026 0.000 62.368 61.842 0.000 62.412 13
Degele, Heidi USA Lakota 0.632 0.000 60.658 61.184 0.000 61.667 14