Totilas Leads Parade of 4 80% Rides–3 Germans, Valegro 2nd in Aachen CDIO5* Grand Prix Special

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Matthias Alexander Rath hugging Totilas after their winning CDIO5* Grand Prix Special in Aachen. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Matthias Alexander Rath hugging Totilas after their winning CDIO5* Grand Prix Special in Aachen. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

AACHEN, Germany, July 19, 2014–Totilas ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath led a parade of four 80 per cent Grand Prix Special rides–three German combinations with world record holder Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro placing second in the World Equestrian Festival CDIO5* Saturday.

It was the first time in history that four combinations scored above 80 per cent in the same Special, according to a check of International Equestrian Federation (FEI) records. Totilas scored 84.529 per cent, 1.372 per cent ahead of world No. 1 Charlotte and Valegro on 83.157 per cent, that also was a personal best Special result for Matthias and the 14-year-old black KWPN stallion.

Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW were third on 82.078 per cent and Isabell Werth on the 10-year-old Bella Rose on whom she scored the first 80 per cent Grand Prix in her career just weeks ago was fourth on 81.471 per cent.

With just five weeks to go to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France Germany could be the first team in the history of championship dressage to have all three 80 per cent scores that count for the Nations Cup. It was also fitting that the results came in the inaugural dressage event at the Deutsche Bank Stadium, newly extended at a cost of €8 million (US$10.8 million).

To put as little stress as possible on Totilas, he will not perform in the CDIO Freestyle Sunday. All four German team horses qualified for the Freestyle but as only three are allowed from the same nation, Totilas was not selected. Instead, Helen and Damon Hill, Isabell and Bella Rose and Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH will compete.

Totilas being ridden by Matthias Alxander Rath on their finl centerline of the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com
Totilas being ridden by Matthias Alxander Rath on their finl centerline of the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com

The ride by Charlotte on her double 2012 Olympic gold medal partner was a recovery from their sub-par performance in the Grand Prix two days ago when the pair scored 76.900 per cent in their first show back since winning the World Cup in April.

However, as the holder of all three Grand Prix level world records and a relatively light competition schedule the crowd was somewhat subdued even after the score put them at the top of the leaderboard with the German triumvirate still to come.

Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special in which the British pair placed second. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special in which the British pair placed second. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The pint-sized Helen Langehanenberg who has ridden Damon Hill, a 14-year-old Westfalen stallion to rank No. 2 in the world, produced a copybook performance except for a stuttering start to the first extended trot and a shaky final halt. That was a reminder of the horse stopping early in the Grand Prix and Helen’s reaction caused a leaping finale.

Helen Lanehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Helen Lanehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Isabell Werth, Germany’s most decorated championship rider, received louder acclaim from the crowd than Totilas for her ride on Bella Rose, the 10-yer-old mare that like all her horses she has trained from a youngster.

Isabell Werth on Bella Rose soaking in the applause after her CDIO5* grand Prix Special ride. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabell Werth on Bella Rose soaking in the applause after her CDIO5* grand Prix Special ride. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
The four 80 per cent combinations in the same place at the same time--Matthias Alexander Rath n Totilas, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill and Isabell Werth on Bella Rose. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
The four 80 per cent combinations in the same place at the same time–Matthias Alexander Rath n Totilas, Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill and Isabell Werth on Bella Rose. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDIO5* Grand Prix Special

Judge E: Stephen Clarke (GBR) Judge H: Isabelle Judet (FRA) Judge C: Susan Hoevenaars (AUS)
Judge M: Dietrich Plewa (GER) Judge B: Francis Verbeek-van Rooy (NED)
Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex\color\born\sire x damsire
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Totilas – KWPN
S \ Black \ 2000 \ Gribaldi x Glendale
GER
11000 86.275 84.804 81.863 84.412 85.294 84.529
Matthias Alexander  Rath
Ann-Katrin Linsenhof & Paul Schockemöhle
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 )
2 Valegro – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Negro x Gerschwin
GBR
7000 82.843 84.510 85.098 82.745 80.588 83.157
Charlotte  Dujardin
Mrs R Luard Mr C Hester
( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 1 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 )
3 Damon Hill NRW – WESTF
S \ DarkChestnut \ 2000 \ Donnerhall x Rubinstein I
GER
5000 81.667 81.373 81.863 82.745 82.745 82.078
Helen  Langehanenberg
Christian Becks
( 4 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 )
4 Bella Rose 2 – WESTF
M \ Chestnut \ 2004 \ Belissimo M x Cacir AA
GER
3000 82.059 79.706 79.804 83.627 82.157 81.471
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
( 3 ) ( 6 ) ( 4 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )
5 Don Auriello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Don Davidoff x White Star
SWE
2200 80.686 80.784 78.627 78.137 76.961 79.039
Tinne  Vilhelmson Silfvén
Lövsta Stuteri / Antonia Ax:son Johnson
( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 )
6 Desperados FRH – HANN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ De Niro x Wolkenstein II
GER
1800 76.078 81.078 76.961 75.784 78.922 77.765
Kristina  Sprehe
Paul & Albert Gestüt Sprehe GmbH; Sprehe
( 7 ) ( 4 ) ( 7 ) ( 6 ) ( 5 )
7 Jerich Parzival N.O.P. – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Jazz x Ulft
NED
1600 75.294 76.373 78.922 75.490 75.000 76.216
Adelinde  Cornelissen
W.P.J. Cornelissen / M.A. Cornelissen
( 8 ) ( 7 ) ( 5 ) ( 8 ) ( 8 )
8 Verdades – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Florett As x Goya
USA
1100 76.961 74.804 74.020 73.039 75.098 74.784
Laura  Graves
Laura Graves
( 6 ) ( 9 ) ( 9 ) ( 16 ) ( 7 )
9 Half Moon Delphi – HANN
M \ Grey \ 2002 \ Dimaggio x West Wall
GBR
800 74.510 74.706 73.824 75.588 74.902 74.706
Michael  Eilberg
Mr Jon And Mrs Julie Deverill
( 9 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 ) ( 7 ) ( 9 )
10 Donnperignon – FWB
G \ DarkChestnut \ 1999 \ Donnerhall x Mozart II79
DEN
500 72.941 74.804 74.314 73.922 73.725 73.941
Anna  Kasprzak
Kasprzak Family
( 12 ) ( 9 ) ( 8 ) ( 10 ) ( 11 )
11 Grandioso
S \ Bay \ 1999 \ Adelante x Sevillano IX
ESP
500 71.863 76.176 72.059 73.725 74.706 73.706
Jose Daniel  Martin Dockx
Jose Daniel Martin Dockx
( 14 ) ( 8 ) ( 17 ) ( 12 ) ( 10 )
12 Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Rohdiamant x Weltmeyer
ITA
500 73.333 72.647 73.137 73.725 72.549 73.078
Valentina  Truppa
A.S.D. Centro Equestre Monferrato
( 10 ) ( 14 ) ( 11 ) ( 12 ) ( 14 )
13 Wizard – OLDBG
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Weltmeyer x Classiker
USA
71.078 73.725 72.745 73.922 73.039 72.902
Adrienne  Lyle
Peggy Thomas
( 19 ) ( 12 ) ( 13 ) ( 10 ) ( 12 )
14 Painted Black – KWPN
S \ Black \ 1997 \ Gribaldi x Ferro
ESP
71.863 73.333 72.549 71.176 71.961 72.176
Morgan  Barbançon
Morgan Barbancon Mestre
( 14 ) ( 13 ) ( 14 ) ( 20 ) ( 17 )
14 Glock´s Flirt – CH
G \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Florestan x Gauguin de Lully
NED
73.137 70.098 73.137 73.137 71.373 72.176
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
Ing. Gaston Glock
( 11 ) ( 23 ) ( 11 ) ( 15 ) ( 18 )
16 Smeyers Molberg – DWB
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Michellino x Rambo
SUI
71.569 70.196 72.255 72.941 73.039 72.000
Marcela  Krinke Susmelj
Meyer Irene + Krinke Susmelj Marcela
( 17 ) ( 22 ) ( 16 ) ( 17 ) ( 12 )
17 Fitou L – DWB
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Florestan I x May Sherie
DEN
71.765 72.157 69.902 74.118 70.392 71.667
Lone Bang  Larsen
Lone Bang Larsen
( 16 ) ( 17 ) ( 20 ) ( 9 ) ( 21 )
18 Axis TSF – TRAK
S \ Black \ 1999 \ Sixtus x Angard
FIN
72.549 71.275 70.882 72.059 71.275 71.608
Terhi  Stegars
Stegars Terhi + A bis Grand Prix
( 13 ) ( 19 ) ( 18 ) ( 19 ) ( 19 )
19 Thriller – KWPN
G \ \ 2000 \ Gribaldi x Amor
NED
69.608 72.353 70.098 73.235 72.353 71.529
Katja  Gevers
Dhr. R. Grevers
( 24 ) ( 15 ) ( 19 ) ( 14 ) ( 15 )
20 Mariett – DWB
M \ DarkBay \ 1998 \ Come Back II x Sidney
DEN
71.176 72.059 68.824 70.098 72.059 70.843
Lars  Petersen
Marcia Pepper/lars Petersen
( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 22 ) ( 22 ) ( 16 )
21 My Lady – DWB
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ Michellino
DEN
70.882 70.294 72.353 69.706 69.412 70.529
Mikala Münter  Gundersen
Janne H. Rumbough & Mikala Münter Gundersen
( 21 ) ( 21 ) ( 15 ) ( 24 ) ( 22 )
22 Darcia VH – SWB
M \ Bay \ 2004 \ Danone 1040 x Don Schufro
SWE
70.196 72.255 68.824 72.353 67.843 70.294
Jeanna  Hogberg
Jeanna Högberg & Torsten Hansson
( 22 ) ( 16 ) ( 22 ) ( 18 ) ( 25 )
23 Donnerfee – OLDBG
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ De Niro x Rosenkavalier
BEL
71.078 70.686 68.725 69.020 69.412 69.784
Claudia  Fassaert
Dirk Hooghe-Verhoeven
( 19 ) ( 20 ) ( 24 ) ( 25 ) ( 22 )
24 Fabriano 58 – WESTF
S \ Bay \ 1999 \ Florestan I x Angelo XX
AUT
69.510 69.314 68.922 70.098 70.784 69.725
Renate  Voglsang
Renate Voglsang
( 25 ) ( 24 ) ( 21 ) ( 22 ) ( 20 )
25 Miciano – WESTF
G \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Medici x Dialekt
NED
69.804 67.941 66.961 70.784 67.157 68.529
Marlies  van Baalen
J.M.J. van Baalen-Dorresteyn & J. Hinneman
( 23 ) ( 25 ) ( 26 ) ( 21 ) ( 27 )
26 Chrevi´s Capital – DWB
G \ DarkBay \ 2000 \ Chrevi´s Lavallo x Weinberg
CAN
68.431 66.078 68.725 67.843 68.137 67.843
David  Marcus
Deborah Miculinic
( 26 ) ( 28 ) ( 24 ) ( 26 ) ( 24 )
27 Lucky Dance – HESS
S \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Lucky Lionell x Placido – Sun
BEL
66.471 67.941 66.078 64.706 67.255 66.490
Julie  de Deken
De Deken – De Vos
( 28 ) ( 25 ) ( 27 ) ( 27 ) ( 26 )
28 Norte Lovera
S \ Grey \ 2000 \ Cortesano VII x Aquiles III
ESP
66.961 67.157 63.725 63.431 64.804 65.216
José Antonio  Garcia Mena
Miguel Lovera Garcia
( 27 ) ( 27 ) ( 28 ) ( 28 ) ( 28 )
29 Her Highness O – HANN
M \ Black \ 2003 \ Hohenstein x Weltmeyer
USA
63.922 60.392 60.784 62.157 59.314 61.314
Caroline  Roffman
Caroline Roffman
( 29 ) ( 29 ) ( 29 ) ( 29 ) ( 29 )