Danish Couple Lars Petersen & “Hot” Mariett Log Another Win–Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix

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Lars Petersen and the "hot" Mariett. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lars Petersen and the “hot” Mariett. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 6, 2014–The 16-year-old Mariett that Lars Petersen said was “hotter than she’s ever been,” logged another victory when the Danish partnership won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday.

“I love an older woman who gets hotter and hotter,” said the Danish Olympian based in Florida and looking to become an American citizen within the next year.

Lars and Mariett–who had more than a year off with what was thought to be a career-ending injury in which one of her hooves was torn off–scored 70.960 per cent for the win over the Unted States Olympic combination of Adrienne Lyle of Hailey, Idaho and Wizard on 69.600 per cent and and Denmark’s Mikala Munter Gundersen, also based in Florida, and My Lady third on 69.460 per cent.

Adrienne Lyle and Wizard in the CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard in the CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com

The record for Mariett has been remarkable since the horse’s return to competition. Owner Marcia Pepper had bought the horse for her to ride as an amateur but during the rehabilitation from the freak accident opted to let Lars compete her.

In the two years since starting the Big Tour then, the results have been remarkable–15 victories in 35 starts on both sides of the Atlantic.

The pair are ranked 18th in the world–their highest placing so far for Lars and Mariett.

“It was not one of my best tests,” he said after the ride. “She was very hot. I’ve never ridden her that she was that hot. When they get a little older and they want to go like that, that’s a good thing.”

Lars, an Olympic, world championship and World Cup star for Denmark and until last year an organizer of top dressage competitions in Loxahatchee that is a neighboring community of Wellington, described the Global Dressage Festival grounds as “perfect.”

“There is no place like this in the world,” he said. “This is so great. This venue is perfect.”

Mikala Muter Gundersen and My Lady in the Adequan Global Dressage Festial CDI4*. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Mikala Muter Gundersen and My Lady in the Adequan Global Dressage Festial CDI4*. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Mikala joked about a mistake in the one-tempi changes on My Lady that placed her third–a position she wants to move up from.

“I stopped counting and then I stopped to think about how many changes and she stopped.”

Adrienne said she was cutting the warm-up time with Wizard in half.

The horse ran out of gas in the test, she said,  but she wanta “to get enough experience in the ring without wearing him out.”

Results:

 Grand Prix
E: Judet – FRA H: Fore – USA C: Alonso – MEX M: Baarup – DEN B: Wuest – GER
Rider Ctzn Horse Breed Sex Sire Dams Sire Birth Year Owner E H C M B T Pl.
Petersen, Lars DEN Mariett DANISH Mare Comeback II Sidney 1998 Pepper, Marcia M. 70.500 71.400 70.900 70.500 71.500 70.960 1
Lyle, Adrienne USA Wizard OLD Gelding Weltmeyer Classiker 1999 Thomas, Peggy 66.900 72.400 68.000 72.400 68.300 69.600 2
Munter Gundersen, Mikala DEN My Lady Danish Warmblood Mare Michellino Ritterstern 2000 Rumbough, Janne 68.700 68.900 69.700 70.200 69.800 69.460 3
Francis, Shelly USA Doktor OLD Gelding Diamond Hit Renoir I 2003 Stempel, Patricia 68.200 69.500 69.400 68.300 70.800 69.240 4
Marcus, David CAN Chrevi’s Capital DANISH Gelding Chrevi’s Lavallo Weinberg 2000 Kinzinger-Miculinic, Deborah 68.000 70.200 69.200 68.200 68.100 68.740 5
Pavicic, Karen CAN Don Daiquiri OLD Gelding Don Cardinale 2002 Pavicic, Karen 68.900 71.200 67.600 65.900 69.900 68.700 6
Parra, Cesar USA Van the Man Dutch Gelding Obelisk 2002 Davis, Michael 68.000 69.400 66.900 66.000 70.200 68.100 7
Brooks, Jacqueline M. CAN D Niro SWB Gelding D Day Napoleon 625 1999 Brookhaven Dressage Inc., . 67.200 68.200 66.100 68.300 67.300 67.420 8
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella KWPN Mare Contango Riverman 2001 Lane, Megan 68.400 67.900 65.700 65.900 68.400 67.260 0
Marek, Anna USA Unico G Kwpn Gelding Negro Animo 2001 Marek, Anna 66.900 67.300 66.500 66.200 67.900 66.960 0
Konyot, Tina USA Calecto V Danish Warmblood Stallion Come Back II Rastell 1998 Konyot, Tina 66.200 67.500 65.700 65.400 67.200 66.400 0
Kaldewei, Maria GER Companero 12 HANN Gelding Carbid World Cup I 1998 Kaldewei, Maria 66.200 66.200 64.900 66.200 67.600 66.220 0
Cordia-van Reesema, Eliane USA Jewel’s Adelante SWB Gelding Schufro Phaeton x 2000 Cordia-van Reesema, Eliane 65.500 65.100 64.200 68.000 65.900 65.740 0
Creech, Diane CAN Devon L HANN Gelding De Niro Wolkenstein II 2000 Leatherdale Farm, . 64.300 66.300 64.400 66.700 65.500 65.440 0
Irving, Jill CAN Pop Art KWPN Gelding Amsterdam Cabochon 1997 Holzer, Rusty & Ashley 64.400 68.000 63.200 63.600 66.900 65.220 0
Kane, Devon USA Destiny Danish WMbld Gelding Diamond Hit 2003 Diamante Farms, . 64.000 67.500 64.800 63.700 65.500 65.100 0
Dvorak, Tom CAN Viva’s Salieri W HANN Stallion Viva Voltaire 2001 Walsh, Augustin 62.900 63.500 62.100 61.900 63.500 62.780 0
Vaughan, Joanne GEO Elmegarden’s Marquis DWB Gelding Michellino Lucky Light 1999 Vaughan, Joanne 63.500 63.900 63.800 62.700 59.700 62.720 0
Wilcox, Lisa USA Denzello HANN Gelding DeNiro Rohdiamont 2003 Wells, Betty 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0