Claudia Fassaert & Donnerfee Set Personal Best in Winning Zeeland Outdoor CDI3& Freestyle

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Belgium's Claudia Fassaert and Donnerfee. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Belgium’s Claudia Fassaert and Donnerfee. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

NIEUW EN SINT JOOSLAND, Netherland, April 5, 2014–Claudia Fassaert posted a personal best result on Donnerfee in the pair’s first ever back-to-back victoris in winning the Zeeland Outdoor CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday in their campaign to ride on Belgium’s team in their second World Equestrian Games.

Claudia and the 14-year-old Oldenburg mare (De Niro x Rosenkavalier) scored 75.525 per cent to beat their previous best of 75.175 per cent set at Rotterdam almost two years ago.

The Netherlands’ Patrik van der Meer and Zippo were second on 74.925 per cent and Denmark’s Fie Christine Skarsoe and One Nigh Stand third on 73.100 per cent.

Claudia and Donnerfee won the Grand Prix two days ago and with the victory in the Freestyle they posted their first successive victories in 75 CDI starts.

Since beginning international  Grand Prix four years ago, the 43-year-old rider and Donnerfee have competed for Belgium at the WEG in Kentucky in 2010, the Olympics in London in 2012 and European Championships in 2011 and 2013.

The Grand Prix Special was won by Sweden’s Juliette Ramel and Ten Points on 69.706 per cent, Germany’s Charlott-Maria Schürmann and Burlington FRH were second on 68.549 per cent and Margo Timmermans of the Netherlands and Utah third on 68.529 per cent.

This was the first international Grand Prix show for the 21-year-old Charlotte-Maria and Burlington. The pair placed 11th on 67.560 in their CDI Grand Prix debut Thursday.

Charlott-Maria rode the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Breitling W x Rohdiamant) to become the youngest ever winner of the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal with a record high score in 2012. The Burg-Pokal is the final of Germany’s most pretisigious title for small tour horses between seven and nine years old

Charlott-Maria won silver on World of Dreams in the European Junior Championships in 2009 and gold in 2010, team gold on Donna Jackson at European Young Rider Championships in 2011, team gold and individual silver on Burlington at the 2012 European Young Rider Championships and team silver with Edward at the 2013 European Young Riders Championships.

Charlott-Maria Schürmann and Burlington. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlott-Maria Schürmann and Burlington. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle

Pl Rider Horse E H C M B Total
1 Claudia Fassaert
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Donnerfee BEL 73.750% 76.500% 76.125% 75.250% 76.000% 75.525%
295 2 306 1 304.5 1 301 3 304 1 1510.5
2 Patrick van der Meer
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Zippo NED 75.875% 74.500% 74.500% 77.375% 72.375% 74.925%
303.5 1 298 2 298 3 309.5 1 289.5 5 1498.5
3 Fie Christine Skarsoe
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One Night Stand DEN 72.250% 71.500% 74.750% 75.625% 71.375% 73.100%
289 4 286 7 299 2 302.5 2 285.5 6 1462
4 Julie De Deken
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Lucky Dance BEL 69.500% 73.625% 73.500% 69.125% 75.625% 72.275%
278 7 294.5 3 294 4 276.5 8 302.5 3 1445.5
5 Jennie Larsson
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Zircoon Spring Flower SWE 71.875% 72.875% 69.000% 74.375% 70.500% 71.725%
287.5 5 291.5 4 276 7 297.5 4 282 8 1434.5
6 Johan Rockx
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Verdi De La Fazenda NED 73.000% 72.250% 70.375% 67.000% 75.750% 71.675%
292 3 289 5 281.5 5 268 10 303 2 1433.5
7 Allan Skov
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Volstrupgaards Cassiopeia DEN 70.250% 71.625% 69.125% 67.375% 73.750% 70.425%
281 6 286.5 6 276.5 6 269.5 9 295 4 1408.5
8 Jennifer Hoffmann
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Farinelli USA 68.125% 70.500% 67.875% 71.000% 70.750% 69.650%
272.5 9 282 8 271.5 10 284 5 283 7 1393
9 Anne Torp Madsen
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Poppelgardens Garant DEN 69.000% 70.250% 68.125% 64.250% 67.875% 67.900%
276 8 281 9 272.5 9 257 13 271.5 9 1358
10 Thamar Zweistra
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Whoopy NED 64.750% 69.125% 65.625% 70.000% 67.875% 67.475%
259 11 276.5 10 262.5 12 280 7 271.5 9 1349.5
11 Wim Verwimp
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Pari Lani BEL 67.000% 64.125% 68.250% 65.500% 67.000% 66.375%
268 10 256.5 13 273 8 262 12 268 11 1327.5
12 Emilie Brolin
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Briman SWE 59.250% 67.625% 65.875% 70.875% 66.250% 65.975%
237 13 270.5 11 263.5 11 283.5 6 265 12 1319.5
13 Denise Hallion
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Wervelwind RSA 62.500% 64.625% 63.625% 66.250% 62.750% 63.950%
250 12 258.5 12 254.5 13 265 11 251 13 1279

Grand Prix Special

Pl Rider Horse E H C M B Total
1 Juliette Ramel
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Ten Points SWE 72.059% 68.922% 72.157% 68.039% 67.353% 69.706%
367.5 1 351.5 2 368 1 347 2 343.5 5 1777.5
2 Charlott-maria Schrmann
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Burlington Frh GER 66.078% 68.922% 69.510% 69.706% 68.529% 68.549%
337 7 351.5 2 354.5 2 355.5 1 349.5 2 1748
3 Margo Timmermans
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Utah NED 70.490% 69.118% 68.431% 66.176% 68.431% 68.529%
359.5 2 352.5 1 349 4 337.5 6 349 3 1747.5
4 Daniel Watson
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Fideramber GBR 67.451% 68.137% 69.216% 66.961% 68.137% 67.980%
344 4 347.5 4 353 3 341.5 3 347.5 4 1733.5
5 Ona Dewaegenaere
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Dabanos D’o4 BEL 66.275% 67.255% 66.863% 66.961% 68.922% 67.255%
338 6 343 5 341 5 341.5 3 351.5 1 1715
6 Maik Kohlschmidt
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Blue Hors Hotline GER 65.392% 63.235% 65.980% 66.667% 66.667% 65.588%
333.5 8 322.5 10 336.5 7 340 5 340 6 1672.5
7 Mario Van Orshaegen
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Wilco V BEL 68.137% 63.824% 64.118% 63.922% 65.784% 65.157%
347.5 3 325.5 9 327 10 326 8 335.5 8 1661.5
8 Delphine Meiresonne
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Wipsy Vh Heihof BEL 66.667% 62.745% 65.196% 63.824% 65.980% 64.882%
340 5 320 11 332.5 8 325.5 9 336.5 7 1654.5
9 Derk Schekkerman
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Primeval Ucola NED 62.353% 64.412% 66.275% 62.843% 65.686% 64.314%
318 12 328.5 7 338 6 320.5 10 335 9 1640
10 Tanya Seymour
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Ramoneur 6 RSA 63.725% 64.902% 64.706% 60.392% 65.588% 63.863%
325 9 331 6 330 9 308 13 334.5 10 1628.5
11 Janette Bouman
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V Power KAZ 61.863% 64.314% 61.176% 64.020% 64.020% 63.078%
315.5 13 328 8 312 12 326.5 7 326.5 11 1608.5
12 Sascha Schulz
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Sacre Coeur LUX 63.529% 60.980% 61.961% 62.059% 63.725% 62.451%
324 10 311 13 316 11 316.5 11 325 12 1592.5
13 Chere Burger
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Adelprag Anders 451 RSA 63.235% 61.176% 58.824% 60.980% 58.824% 60.608%
322.5 11 312 12 300 13 311 12 300 13 1545.5
Anabel Balkenhol Rubins Royal GER