Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Post Personal Best Score to Lead Denmark To Top of Odense Nations Cup Standings

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy competing in the Odense Nations Cup.
Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy competing in the Odense Nations Cup. © 2016 Ridehesten.com

ODENSE, Denmark, May 15, 2016–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy posted a personal best score in the Grand Prix Special Sunday to give Denmark the lead over Sweden in the CDIO3* Nations Cup Grand Prix and set up a showdown in the Freestyle Monday.

The 24-year-old Cathrine and Cassidy that have been a partnership since the juniors six years ago and are a contender for the Danish team for the summer Olympics scored 75.961 per cent to place first in the Special. With team mate Daniel Bachmann Andersen on Blue Hors Hotline receiving a score of 70.725 per cent, Denmark leapfrogged over Sweden that was the overnight leader after the Grand Prix.

A strong performance by Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil kept Australia in fourth place behind Germany and widened the gap with the United States in fifth.

Standings of the teams after the Grand Prix Special: 1. Denmark 362.546; 2. Sweden 360.779; Germany 340.513; 4. Australia 338.129; 5. United States of America 335.724; 6. Great Britain 331.357; 7.  Finland 328.021.

Denmark won the Nations Cup in Great Britain in 2014 and 2015 but a win at home would be a boost to the dressage community that had to qualify enough individuals to put together a team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Cathrine began competing Cassidy, a Danish Warmblood gelding.(Caprimond E.H. x Donnerhall), first as a Junior winning medals at the European Championships in 2010, then as a Young Rider taking silver at the Europeans in 2011 before sweeping the European Young Rider Championships in 2012 and 2013.

The pair began Big Tour 10 months ago and with two first places in this Nations Cup gave Cathrine and Cassidy, now 13 years old, four victories in nine starts at CDI Grand Prix.

Juliette Ramel on Buriel K.H. scoring on 72.137 per cent and Rose Mathisen on Zuidenwind on 71.922 per cent kept Sweden within sight of Denmark going into the Freestyle which will decide the event.

The Nations Cup series is in the first year as an official International Equestrian Federation (FEI) annual event after three years as a test program. The first event this year was the CDIO3* in Wellington, Florida at the end of March, won by the United States. Other competitions this year are in France, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain.

Results:

CDIO3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: E: Lars ANDERSSON (SWE), H: Magnus RINGMARK (SWE), C: Hans-Christian MATTHIESEN (DEN), M: Francis VERBEEK (NED), B: Lone DICHMANN (DEN)

RIDER HORSE Nat. E H C M B Total Pl.
Cathrine DUFOUR ATTERUPGAARDS CASSIDY
2003/CAPRIMOND E.H./DOREEN/DONNERHALL

DEN
75.588
1 (385.5)
75.980
1 (387.5)
76.667
1 (391.0)
75.392
1 (384.5)
76.176
1 (388.5)
75.961
(1937.0)
Juliette RAMEL BURIEL K.H.
2006/Osium/Ronja K.H./Krack C

SWE
71.961
3 (367.0)
74.412
2 (379.5)
72.647
2 (370.5)
71.667
2 (365.5)
70.000
4 (357.0)
72.137
(1839.5)
Rose MATHISEN ZUIDENWIND 1187
2004/OO Seven/Serendy/Jazz

SWE
71.961
3 (367.0)
73.039
3 (372.5)
72.255
3 (368.5)
70.980
4 (362.0)
71.373
2 (364.0)
71.922
(1834.0)
Daniel Bachmann ANDERSEN BLUE HORS HOTLINE
2003/HOFRAT/DE NIRA/DE NIRO

DEN
70.882
6 (361.5)
70.098
4 (357.5)
71.373
4 (364.0)
70.882
5 (361.5)
70.392
3 (359.0)
70.725
(1803.5)
Kristy OATLEY DU SOLEIL
2004/De Niro/Capri Sonne/Caprimond

AUS
72.941
2 (372.0)
69.706
6 (355.5)
70.686
5 (360.5)
71.078
3 (362.5)
68.431
5 (349.0)
70.569
(1799.5)
Marcus HERMES ZINQ CABANAS FH
2006/Carabas/Rheia/Partout

GER
71.078
5 (362.5)
68.333
8 (348.5)
70.392
6 (359.0)
65.098
13 (332.0)
64.706
12 (330.0)
67.922
(1732.0)
6
Brigitte WITTIG BODEGA W
2006/Breitling W/Lorena/Fabriano

GER
67.157
10 (342.5)
70.098
4 (357.5)
68.627
8 (350.0)
66.275
9 (338.0)
65.196
10 (332.5)
67.471
(1720.5)
7
Richard DAVISON BUBBLINGH
2006/Lingh/MATAJO/Picandt

GBR
66.863
11 (341.0)
67.353
10 (343.5)
69.216
7 (353.0)
68.824
7 (351.0)
64.706
12 (330.0)
67.392
(1718.5)
8
Beatrice MARIENAU STEFANO 8
1999/GRIBALDI/GRACIA/ACTUEEL

USA
67.647
8 (345.0)
67.157
11 (342.5)
66.961
11 (341.5)
67.059
8 (342.0)
67.647
7 (345.0)
67.294
(1716.0)
9
Gillian DAVISON ALFRANCO
2005/Negro/Franka/Donkerbruin

GBR
67.647
8 (345.0)
64.706
14 (330.0)
66.863
12 (341.0)
69.412
6 (354.0)
65.098
11 (332.0)
66.745
(1702.0)
10
Mikaela LINDH SKOVLUNDS GAMIN G
2006/Gagarin/Skovlunds Miss Saigon/Saint Cloud

FIN
65.882
12 (336.0)
65.294
12 (333.0)
67.451
10 (344.0)
66.176
10 (337.5)
67.745
6 (345.5)
66.510
(1696.0)
11
Susan DUTTA CURRENCY DC
2000/CLINTINO/CINDERELLA/CLASSIKER

USA
67.941
7 (346.5)
68.922
7 (351.5)
66.667
13 (340.0)
65.392
12 (333.5)
63.529
14 (324.0)
66.490
(1695.5)
12
Stella HAGELSTAM NEW HILL JULITREA
2005/Revan/Julerose GER 1675/Alcatraz

FIN
65.686
13 (335.0)
67.451
9 (344.0)
67.549
9 (344.5)
65.882
11 (336.0)
65.588
9 (334.5)
66.431
(1694.0)
13
Maree TOMKINSON DIAMANTINA 4
2002/Diamond Hit/Cosmopolitan/Campari M

AUS
65.196
14 (332.5)
65.098
13 (332.0)
64.902
14 (331.0)
64.118
14 (327.0)
65.784
8 (335.5)
65.020
(1658.0)
14