Lara Griffith & Rubin Al Asad Win Le Mans CDI3* Special, Marlies van Baalen on Ratzinger Takes Freestyle

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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. 24, 2015–Great Britain’s Lara Griffith and Rubin Al Asad won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday with the second straight personal best score while the Netherlands’ Marlies van Baalen on Ratzinger took the Freestyle

Lara and the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 73.667 per cent that beat their previous highest Special result of 71.529 per cent set during last winter’s Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida where the pair made their international Grand Prix debut.

Ireland’s Roland Tong on Ambience placed second on 67.980 per cent for their highest placing since beginning their Grand Prix competition partnership this summer.

Miguel Ralão Duarte of Portugal on Xenofonte d’Atela was third on 67.902 per cent.

Marlies van Baalen of the Netherlands on the 11-year-old Ratzinger won the Grand Prix Freestyle on a score of 74.125 per cent, only the second CDI Grand Prix Freestyle for the pair.

Laura Tomlinson, Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic team gold medal rider, placed second on Unique with a score of 72.600 per cent in their first completed Grand Prix Freestyle.

Portugal’s Filipe Canelas on Der Clou was third on 71.650 per cent.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle

Juge E: Clive HALSALL GBR Juge H: Francis VERBEEK VAN ROOY NED Juge C: Jean-Michel ROUDIER FRA Juge M: Eva Maria VINT WARMINGTON EST Juge B: Jean Pierre TULOUP FRA
Nat Cl. Hors Rider Total Points Juge E Juge H Juge C Juge M Juge B
NED 1 RATZINGER
H/RHEIN/Other/2004/Ricardos X Ruby Noir 3 Rubirando) /Coby van Baalen & Johann Hinnemann/
Marlies VAN BAALEN 74,125% 1482,50 73,750% (1) 77,125% (1) 73,250% (2) 73,000% (1) 73,500% (1) 1320
GBR 2 UNIQUE
F/HOLST/Bay/2004/ X ) /Dr & Mrs W Bechtolsheimer/
Laura TOMLINSON 72,600% 1452,00 73,500% (2) 73,000% (2) 71,250% (4) 72,625% (2) 72,625% (2) 1000
POR 3 DER CLOU
M/HANN/Bay/1999/De Niro X Merzzaauber MATCHO AA) /Maria Julia Nascimento Costa Blauth/Nitsch Dr. Rainer
Filipe CANELAS 71,650% 1433,00 71,500% (3) 71,250% (4) 75,000% (1) 71,875% (3) 68,625% (5) 720
FRA 4 AMORAK
H/KWPN/Bay/2005/SPECIAL D X SERENA INSPEKTEUR) /MADAME STEPHANIE BRIEUSSEL/R. NOUT, GELDERMALSEN (NED)
Stephanie BRIEUSSEL 70,400% 1408,00 70,000% (4) 72,000% (3) 71,500% (3) 69,250% (4) 69,250% (4) 560
BEL 5 TAMINO
H/LUSIT/Grey/2000/Gazoso X Haifa Pagode) /Justin Verboomen/Vandervliet
Justin VERBOOMEN 68,525% 1370,50 68,625% (5) 68,000% (5) 68,625% (5) 66,500% (5) 70,875% (3) 400
FRA 6 ULAN (NL)
H/KWPN/Bay/2001/GRIBALDI X EVITA DORUTO) /Madame Florence LETOUZEY/J.L.J. SCHIJVENAARS, ROOSENDAAL (NED)
Sarah CASANOVA 66,125% 1322,50 68,250% (6) 66,750% (6) 66,125% (6) 64,375% (7) 65,125% (6)
BRA 7 DEJAVU
H/OLDBG/Chestnut/2003/DE NIRO X FELDBUNTE PAINTER’S ROW XX) /RENATA RABELLO COSTA/
Renata RABELLO COSTA 63,575% 1271,50 64,375% (7) 65,375% (7) 60,250% (8) 66,000% (6) 61,875% (8)
GBR 8 PRIVALDI
H/KWPN/Bay/1997/Gribaldi X Rolanda Doruto) /Mrs K Maxted/E.P.J. TEURLINX, HELVOIRT (NED)
Kay MAXTED 62,850% 1257,00 63,750% (8) 62,500% (8) 60,500% (7) 64,125% (8) 63,375% (7)

Grand Prix Special

Juge E: Lionel DU TRANOY FRA Juge H: Annick DAUBAN FRA Juge C: Lars ANDERSSON SWE Juge M: Gotthilf RIEXINGER GER Juge B: Diaz Francisco GUERRA ESP
Nat Pl. 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 73,667% 1878,50 73,039% (1) 72,941% (1) 75,882% (1) 73,039% (1) 73,431% (1) 1320
IRL 2 AMBIENCE
H//Bay/2005/ TRENTO B x RADONJA STER (METALL)/MRS S KIRKPATRICK & MR ROLAND TONG/MS S TYLER -EVANS/
Roland TONG 67,980% 1733,50 66,667% (6) 66,765% (4) 70,294% (3) 70,000% (2) 66,176% (6) 1000
POR 3 XENOFONTE D’ATELA
H/LUSIT/Grey/2003/ HOSTIL x GARÇA (CRYPTOGAMICO)/ANA PAULA LEMOS FIGUEIREDO/FRANCISCO BESSA CARVALHO/
Miguel Ralão DUARTE 67,902% 1731,50 67,941% (4) 65,980% (5) 71,569% (2) 66,667% (4) 67,353% (4) 720
FRA 4 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 67,588% 1723,50 68,137% (3) 68,235% (2) 66,569% (8) 66,863% (3) 68,137% (3) 560
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 67,412% 1719,00 68,235% (2) 67,157% (3) 68,137% (4) 64,510% (9) 69,020% (2) 400
FRA 6 TALITIE
F/KWPN/Other/2000/ GRIBALDI x MOON SOLIJ (HAUPTLORD)/Madame Véronique ROUALET SUBILEAU/M. DE JONG/
Marine SUBILEAU 66,490% 1695,50 67,647% (5) 65,784% (7) 67,059% (7) 65,882% (6) 66,078% (7)
BRA 7 HADDINGTON KHR
H//Black/2005/ HOFRAT x WICKY ()/JOSE VICTOR OLIVA JUNIOR//
João Victor MARCARI OLIVA 65,824% 1678,50 65,196% (9) 63,824% (8) 68,039% (5) 66,373% (5) 65,686% (8)
RUS 8 AWAKENING
F/KWPN/Other/2005/ Sandreo x Remember (Welt Hit II)/MILOSERDOVA, Tatiana/E.J. BAKHUIS, GEESTEREN GLD (NED)/
Tatiana MILOSERDOVA 65,451% 1669,00 66,275% (7) 65,882% (6) 68,039% (5) 63,431% (10) 63,627% (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 64,216% 1637,50 65,882% (8) 62,843% (10) 63,824% (9) 61,961% (12) 66,569% (5)
FRA 10 QUARTZ OF JAZZ
H/SF/Bay/2004/ LAWRENCE*HN BWP x HONEY JAZZ SF (URLEVEN PIRONNIERE*VENDEE)/Madame Marie-Emilie BRETENOUX//
Marie Emilie BRETENOUX 64,039% 1633,00 64,804% (10) 61,765% (13) 63,235% (10) 64,902% (7) 65,490% (9)
MAR 11 WHAT A FEELING
H/HANN/Bay/2004/ WORLDLY (DE) HANN x ARABELLA HANN (A Jungle Prince)/Monsieur YOANN JILAOUI/Wrede, Matilde/
Ismail JILAOUI 63,902% 1629,50 64,314% (11) 63,431% (9) 63,235% (10) 64,902% (7) 63,627% (10)
GRE 12 ROOSENS WESTPOINT
H/KWPN/Other/2003/ Lancet x Fabiola (FORREST XX)/J.A. Kordatzaki/E.P.M. ADAMS, NISPEN (NED)/
Jiochanna-Androniki KORDATZAKI 62,490% 1593,50 64,314% (11) 62,549% (12) 60,490% (14) 62,745% (11) 62,353% (12)
IRI 13 BAYFORD HALL DALLAGLIO
M/WESTF/Bay/1999/ Laurentianer x Picabo (Potsdam)/Mr D Sherriff//
Litta Soheila SOHI 61,863% 1577,50 62,353% (13) 62,647% (11) 61,373% (13) 61,275% (13) 61,667% (13)
FRA 14 BINKY
M/KWPN/Other/2006/ PAINTED BLACK x NIENI (CAPRIMOND)/Madame Sophie DILLIERE/S.J. RAAT, ZUIDOOSTBEEMSTER (NED)/
Alexandra DILLIERE 61,157% 1559,50 60,882% (14) 61,765% (13) 62,157% (12) 60,588% (14) 60,392% (14)