Kristina Sprehe & Desperados Take Hagen CDI4* Grand Prix Special to Remain Unbeaten This Year

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Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HAGEN, Germany, April 25, 2015–Kristina Sprehe and Desperados won the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix Special Saturday to remain unbeaten with four victories in four starts this year as they seek a place on Germany’s European Championship team.

Krsitina and the 14-year-old black Hanoverian stallion, an Olympic, World Games and European team partnership, scored 82.059 per cent for the win over fellow German Olympic pair Anabel Balkenhol on Dabline FRH on 77.255 per cent and the top Swedish combination of Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén on Don Auriello in third on 75.804 per cent. The order of finish was the same as Friday’s Grand Prix when Kristina and Desperados broke the Grand Prix 80 per cent mark for the second time this year.

All five judges placed Kristina and Desperados first, all with marks above 80 per cent.

Kristina, 28 years old, began competing Desperados at international Grand Prix in 2011 and is currently ranked No. 8 in the world.

Results:

Hagen CDI4* Grand Prix Special