Victoria Max-Theurer & Blind Date Lead Austrian Sweep of Stadl Paura CDI3* Grand Prix

5 years ago admin Comments Off on Victoria Max-Theurer & Blind Date Lead Austrian Sweep of Stadl Paura CDI3* Grand Prix
Victoria Max-Theurer on Blind Date. File photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Victoria Max-Theurer on Blind Date. File photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

STADL-PAURA, Austria, Mar. 27, 2016–Victoria Max-Theurer and Blind Date won the CDI3* Grand Prix Sunday in the first competition of the year for her 2015 European Championship mount.

The 30-year-old rider looking to go to Rio de Janeiro this summer for her fourth Olympics scored 73.400 per cent for the win to lead an Austrian sweep of the top three places in the qualifier for the Freestyle.

Christian Schumach on Auheim’s Picardo placed second on 68.520 per cent and Belinda Weinbauer on Don Walesko third on 68.460 per cent.

Victoria and Blind Date were at the top of the Olympic rankings for their geographic group to earn Austria an individual start at the Rio de Janeiro Games. She has competed in three Olympics so far, starting with Athens in 2004 when she was 18 years old.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Freestyle

E: Saleh Raphael (FRA) H: Colliander Maria (FIN) C: Stukelj Maya (SLO) M: de Wolff van Westerrode Eddy (NED) B: Romanov Yuri (RUS)
1  AUT BLIND DATE 25/MAX-THEURER Victoria – 73,400%
2  AUT AUHEIM’S PICARDO/SCHUMACH Christian – 68,520%
3  AUT DON WALESKO/WEINBAUER Belinda – 68,460%
4  GER BIEDERMEIER/BRUNS Wibke – 68,320%
5  AUT VIENNA A/ERDMANN Nikolaus – 67,760%
6 JPN DON LOREAN/KITAI Yuko – 67,400%
7  GER LORD LICHTENSTEIN/STADELMAYER Alexandra – 67,060%
8 GER FANTOMAS IV/WEIHERMÜLLER Stefanie – 66,600%
9 AUT SIMPLY RED 8/ZACH Timna – 66,080%
10 GER CRISTOBAL 14/FRENZEN Annabel – 65,660%
11 FIN SKOVLUNDS GAMIN G/LINDH Mikaela – 65,020%
12 AUS RONAN 2/OATLEY Kristy – 64,440%
13 NED BOSLEY/SCHELSTRAETE Jonna – 64,100%
14 BRA XISTO MAC/RODRIGUES TAVARES DE ALMEIDA NETO Manuel – 62,600%

POL EMILIO/JURA Magdalena = Eliminated