Britain’s Lara Griffith & Rubin Al Asad Notch 1st Euro Victory to Win Le Mans CDI3* Grand Prix

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Lara Griffith and Rubin Al Asad. File photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lara Griffith and Rubin Al Asad. File photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LE MANS, France, Oct. 23, 2015–Lara Griffith rode Rubin Al Asad to the British combination’s first European victory and with a personal best score to win the Le Mans CDI3* Grand Prix Friday with her trainer, Laura Tomlinson on Unique third behind the Netherlands’ Marlies Van Baalen on Ratzinger.

Lara and the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Laura Tomlinson’s parents, scored 72.404 per cent that was the highest for the pair at any Grand Prix level since starting international Big Tour at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in February where the pair also posted their only other victory.

Lara, 26 years old, competed for Great Britain in the European Championships as a Junior and Young Rider. In 2013, she went to work with Laura and took over the ride on Andretti H then began competing Rubin Al Asad (Rubin Royal x Wandergirl) at CDIs early this year. After eight starts on the Florida winter circuit, the pair competed at Windsor, England in May and on the British Nations Cup team at Hagen, Germany in July.

Marlies and the 11-year-old Ratzinger scored 69.957 per cent for second place in only their second CDI Grand Prix.

Laura, 2012 Olympic team gold medal rider on the now-retired Mistral Hjoris, rode Unique to second place on a score of 68.851 per cent that was by far the best of three Grand Prix starts for the pair.

Britain’s Anna Louise Ross on Die Callas was tentatively scoring high enough for second but was eliminated at the end of the ride.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
Juge E: Gotthilf RIEXINGER GER Juge H: Jean-Michel ROUDIER FRA Juge C: Francis VERBEEK VAN ROOY NED Juge M: Alla SOUBBOTINA RUS Juge B: Lionel DU TRANOY FRA
Nat Place Horse Rider Total % Points Juge E Juge H Juge C Juge M Juge B
GBR 1 RUBIN AL ASAD
H//Bay/2002/ Rubin Royal x Wandergirl ()/Dr W & Mrs U Bechtolsheimer//
Lara GRIFFITH 72,404% 1701,50 73,404% (1) 75,213% (1) 72,447% (1) 70,426% (2) 70,532% (1)
NED 2 RATZINGER
H/RHEIN/Other/2004/ Ricardos x Ruby Noir 3 (Rubirando)/Coby van Baalen & Johann Hinnemann//
Marlies VAN BAALEN 69,957% 1644,00 70,532% (3) 70,532% (3) 68,617% (2) 69,574% (3) 70,532% (1)
GBR 3 UNIQUE
F/HOLST/Bay/2004/ x ()/Dr & Mrs W Bechtolsheimer//
Laura TOMLINSON 68,851% 1618,00 67,766% (9) 68,830% (6) 68,191% (4) 70,957% (1) 68,511% (3)
BEL 4 WODAN (NL)
M/KWPN/Bay/2003/ GRIBALDI x LOU LOU (PION)/NICLAUS JEAN/F.P.H. PLOEGMAKERS, VINKEL (NED)/
Francoise HOLOGNE-JOUX 68,723% 1615,00 70,638% (2) 70,638% (2) 68,298% (3) 66,489% (10) 67,553% (7)
BEL 5 WILCO V
H/KWPN/Black/2003/ Rousseau x Cavita V Z (Centauer Z)/Mario Van Orshaegen (10431153)/P. VERDELLEN PAARDEN FOK OPFOK, HORST (NED)/
Mario VAN ORSHAEGEN 68,383% 1607,00 69,362% (4) 68,830% (6) 65,957% (10) 69,468% (4) 68,298% (4)
FRA 6 AMORAK
H/KWPN/Bay/2005/ SPECIAL D x SERENA (INSPEKTEUR)/MADAME STEPHANIE BRIEUSSEL/R. NOUT, GELDERMALSEN (NED)/
Stephanie BRIEUSSEL 68,340% 1606,00 69,043% (5) 68,404% (9) 68,085% (5) 68,298% (5) 67,872% (6)
POR 7 DER CLOU
M/HANN/Bay/1999/ De Niro x Merzzaauber (MATCHO AA)/Maria Julia Nascimento Costa Blauth/Nitsch Dr. Rainer/
Filipe CANELAS 67,723% 1591,50 68,936% (6) 69,149% (4) 65,957% (10) 66,277% (13) 68,298% (4)
RUS 8 AWAKENING
F/KWPN/Other/2005/ Sandreo x Remember (Welt Hit II)/MILOSERDOVA, Tatiana/E.J. BAKHUIS, GEESTEREN GLD (NED)/
Tatiana MILOSERDOVA 66,809% 1570,00 65,213% (12) 68,936% (5) 66,277% (7) 67,447% (7) 66,170% (10)
FIN 9 KOM RAGDOLL
F/FWB/Bay/2004/ Playboy 107 x Tolica Swe (Tolstoy 701 Swe)/Nilosaari Niina/Meller Pasi & Nordman Eva/
Niina NILOSAARI 66,426% 1561,00 64,787% (14) 66,383% (12) 66,702% (6) 67,021% (8) 67,234% (8)
IRL 10 AMBIENCE
H//Bay/2005/ TRENTO B x RADONJA STER (METALL)/MRS S KIRKPATRICK & MR ROLAND TONG/MS S TYLER -EVANS/
Roland TONG 66,404% 1560,50 64,574% (16) 67,872% (10) 66,277% (7) 67,872% (6) 65,426% (13)
POR 11 XENOFONTE D’ATELA
H/LUSIT/Grey/2003/ HOSTIL x GARÇA (CRYPTOGAMICO)/ANA PAULA LEMOS FIGUEIREDO/FRANCISCO BESSA CARVALHO/
Miguel Ralão DUARTE 66,128% 1554,00 68,404% (7) 66,383% (12) 65,851% (12) 64,574% (21) 65,426% (13)
BRA 12 HADDINGTON KHR
H//Black/2005/ HOFRAT x WICKY ()/JOSE VICTOR OLIVA JUNIOR//
João Victor MARCARI OLIVA 66,043% 1552,00 68,191% (8) 64,681% (14) 65,638% (14) 66,170% (14) 65,532% (12)
FRA 13 QUARTZ OF JAZZ
H/SF/Bay/2004/ LAWRENCE*HN BWP x HONEY JAZZ SF (URLEVEN PIRONNIERE*VENDEE)/Madame Marie-Emilie BRETENOUX//
Marie Emilie BRETENOUX 65,851% 1547,50 66,170% (10) 68,723% (8) 62,979% (17) 66,596% (9) 64,787% (16)
BEL 14 TAMINO
H/LUSIT/Grey/2000/ Gazoso x Haifa (Pagode)/Justin Verboomen/Vandervliet/
Justin VERBOOMEN 64,787% 1522,50 65,319% (11) 67,340% (11) 60,851% (20) 65,957% (15) 64,468% (17)
BRA 15 DEJAVU
H/OLDBG/Chestnut/2003/ DE NIRO x FELDBUNTE (PAINTER’S ROW XX)/RENATA RABELLO COSTA//
Renata RABELLO COSTA 64,702% 1520,50 64,681% (15) 63,404% (18) 61,809% (19) 66,383% (12) 67,234% (8)
MAR 16 WHAT A FEELING
H/HANN/Bay/2004/ WORLDLY (DE) HANN x ARABELLA HANN (A Jungle Prince)/Monsieur YOANN JILAOUI/Wrede, Matilde/
Ismail JILAOUI 64,574% 1517,50 62,766% (20) 64,468% (15) 63,936% (15) 66,489% (10) 65,213% (15)
FRA 17 ULAN (NL)
H/KWPN/Bay/2001/ GRIBALDI x EVITA (DORUTO)/Madame Florence LETOUZEY/J.L.J. SCHIJVENAARS, ROOSENDAAL (NED)/
Sarah CASANOVA 64,489% 1515,50 63,298% (17) 62,021% (21) 66,170% (9) 65,213% (17) 65,745% (11)
FRA 18 GINSENGUE
F/BWP/Chestnut/2006/ WELT HIT II NL (KWPN) x HABILE FONTAINES OE (LIVINGSTONE)/Mme NICOLE FAVEREAU et M. Jean-Marc FAVEREAU//
Nicole FAVEREAU 64,468% 1515,00 65,000% (13) 64,362% (16) 65,745% (13) 65,213% (17) 62,021% (22)
FRA 19 TALITIE
F/KWPN/Other/2000/ GRIBALDI x MOON SOLIJ (HAUPTLORD)/Madame Véronique ROUALET SUBILEAU/M. DE JONG/
Marine SUBILEAU 63,532% 1493,00 62,872% (19) 64,362% (16) 62,447% (18) 63,830% (22) 64,149% (18)
GRE 20 ROOSENS WESTPOINT
H/KWPN/Other/2003/ Lancet x Fabiola (FORREST XX)/J.A. Kordatzaki/E.P.M. ADAMS, NISPEN (NED)/
Jiochanna-Androniki KORDATZAKI 63,468% 1491,50 62,979% (18) 62,872% (19) 63,511% (16) 65,319% (16) 62,660% (20)
GBR 21 PRIVALDI
H/KWPN/Bay/1997/ Gribaldi x Rolanda (Doruto)/Mrs K Maxted/E.P.J. TEURLINX, HELVOIRT (NED)/
Kay MAXTED 62,638% 1472,00 61,064% (21) 62,766% (20) 60,745% (21) 64,787% (19) 63,830% (19)
FRA 22 BINKY
M/KWPN/Other/2006/ PAINTED BLACK x NIENI (CAPRIMOND)/Madame Sophie DILLIERE/S.J. RAAT, ZUIDOOSTBEEMSTER (NED)/
Alexandra DILLIERE 61,000% 1433,50 55,957% (25) 61,702% (22) 60,213% (22) 64,787% (19) 62,340% (21)
FRA 23 L’AIR DU TEMPS
H/WESTF/Chestnut/2004/ LAUDABILIS (HANN) x PRISCA (WESTF) (PARADEMARSCH II)/Monsieur Sylvain GUASCO//
Sylvain GUASCO 60,809% 1429,00 60,532% (22) 61,064% (23) 58,723% (24) 62,447% (24) 61,277% (24)
IRI 24 BAYFORD HALL DALLAGLIO
M/WESTF/Bay/1999/ Laurentianer x Picabo (Potsdam)/Mr D Sherriff//
Litta Soheila SOHI 60,000% 1410,00 58,191% (24) 59,894% (24) 59,787% (23) 61,064% (27) 61,064% (25)
COL 25 DON QUICHOT
H/BWP/Bay/2003/ QUITE EASY SWA x REINA Z BWP (RAMIRO)/Madame Doris OSMONT/JOHAN LANNOO/
Caroline OSMONT 58,979% 1386,00 55,745% (26) 57,872% (27) 57,872% (25) 61,383% (25) 62,021% (22)
FRA 26 USHIE
F/KWPN/Bay/2001/ NEGRO (NL) KWPN x JOLINDE KWPN (LANDADEL)/L’HIPPOGRIFFE//
Isabelle HERTER 58,851% 1383,00 55,532% (27) 59,574% (26) 55,000% (28) 63,191% (23) 60,957% (26)
NED 27 SAN DIEGO
H/WESTF/Bay/2006/ Sandro Classic x Ambiente (Argentinus)/H.N.Brons//
Ashley VAN MEGEN- BRONS 58,830% 1382,50 60,000% (23) 57,660% (28) 55,106% (27) 61,277% (26) 60,106% (27)
MAR 28 NINTENDO
H//Bay/1997/ Newcastle x Waleska (Werbefunk)/Serge Pais/Nienaber Erich/
Fouad ZAFAT 57,660% 1355,00 54,787% (28) 59,787% (25) 56,383% (26) 59,574% (28) 57,766% (28)
GBR 29 DIE CALLAS
F/OLDBG/Black/2001/ DE NIRO x CELESTE (CARPRILLI)/Mrs Jane Sewell/Willi Sloot/
Anna Louise ROSS EL