Carl Hester & Nip Tuck Make it 2 for 2 at Compiègne CDI3*, USA’s Arlene Page & Woodstock Post Best European Non-Freestyle Result for 3rd

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Carl Hester and Nip Tuck competing at Compiègne. © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com
Carl Hester and Nip Tuck competing at Compiègne. © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

COMPIÈGNE, France, May 20, 2016–Carl Hester and Nip Tuck made it two for two in capturing the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Friday while the USA’s Arlene “Tuny” Page rode her Woodstock to third place in their best non-Freestyle result in three seasons on the European circuit.

Carl and 12-year-old KWPN gelding that is his top Olympic prospect for Great Britain scored 75.686 per cent for the win a day after taking the Grand Prix Thursday and the fourth straight victory in six starts this year.

Adelinde Cornelissen riding the 11-year-old KWPN stallion Aqiedo in their international debut here was second on 71.941 per cent. Aqiedo (Undigo x Metall) is the possible successor to Jerich Parzival, the former world No. 1 that is 19 years old but is entered in the Nations Cup here.

In the first European outing for The Dutta Corp. American team prospects, Arlene “Tuny” Page on Woodstock finished on 68.380 per cent in 10th place with Shelly Francis on Danilo on 66.220 per cent for 21st.

Adelinde Cornelissen and Aqiedo. © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com
Adelinde Cornelissen and Aqiedo. © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

Tuny Page and Woodstock placed third on 71.745 per cent, the highest Grand Prix or Special result the pair have posted in European competitions that they have participated in since 2014.

Based in Wellington, Florida, Tuny and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding placed 10th on 68.380 per cent in the Grand Prix that was the first European outing for seven combinations in The Dutta Corp. American Olympic team selection events. Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Danilo scored 65.529 per cent for 14th place in the Special.

Arlene "Tuny" Page and Woodstock at Compiègne, © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com
Arlene “Tuny” Page and Woodstock at Compiègne, © 2016 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

“I honestly just rode with more conviction today and rode braver in the flying changes,” Tuny told dressage-news.com. “Yesterday was honestly a good feeling but not quite as through and loose as today.”

Tuny had high praise for the event, describing the atmosphere as “absolutely fantastic” and said it was a “great feeling” to be a part of the American squad.

The CDIO 5* Nations Cup, the third in the first official year of the trans-Atlantic series, begins with the Grand Prix Saturday.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges:

H : Susanne BAARUP C : Peter HOLLER      M : Francis VERBEEK-VON ROOY
E : Annick DAUBAN B : Gary ROCKWELL
RK   HORSE RIDER NAT. E H C M B TOTAL
1. NIP TUCK Carl HESTER
 GBR
74.608
(1.)
75.294
(1.)
75.392
(1.)
78.039
(1.)
75.098
(1.)
75.686
2. AQIEDO Adelinde CORNELISSEN
 NED
71.471
(4.)
70.686
(3.)
71.863
(2.)
73.039
(2.)
72.647
(2.)
71.941
3. WOODSTOCK Arlène PAGE
 USA
71.863
(2.)
72.157
(2.)
70.686
(3.)
72.941
(3.)
71.078
(3.)
71.745
4. ZIDHANE Anne VAN OLST
 DEN
71.863
(2.)
70.196
(4.)
69.902
(7.)
70.980
(4.)
67.941
(8.)
70.176
5. WONDER Borja CARRASCOSA
 ESP
67.059
(10.)
69.020
(8.)
70.490
(4.)
69.412
(5.)
70.490
(4.)
69.294
6. SELTEN HW Anders DAHL
 DEN
68.627
(7.)
69.118
(7.)
70.294
(6.)
68.922
(6.)
69.216
(5.)
69.235
7. FLAVIO Henriette ANDERSEN
GBR
70.392
(5.)
68.725
(9.)
70.490
(4.)
67.745
(10.)
68.137
(6.)
69.098
8. KARAMEL DE LAUTURE Claire GOSSELIN
 FRA
67.647
(9.)
69.314
(6.)
69.608
(8.)
68.529
(7.)
67.157
(10.)
68.451
9. RICARDO Karen TEBAR
 FRA
69.706
(6.)
67.451
(11.)
68.039
(10.)
68.039
(8.)
67.843
(9.)
68.216
10. MICHIGAN Ulrik MOELGAARD
 DEN
68.431
(8.)
68.725
(9.)
65.784
(14.)
67.843
(9.)
68.039
(7.)
67.765
11. HEADMORE DELEGATE Alice Ruth OPPENHEIMER
 GBR
65.294
(11.)
67.451
(11.)
68.137
(9.)
66.176
(12.)
64.412
(14.)
66.294
12. SAI BABA PLUS Boaventura FREIRE
POR
64.314
(14.)
69.412
(5.)
65.294
(15.)
66.176
(12.)
65.196
(12.)
66.078
13. VENDAVAL 4 Luíza TAVARES DE ALMEIDA
 BRA
65.000
(12.)
65.490
(15.)
67.255
(11.)
66.275
(11.)
66.078
(11.)
66.020
14. DANILO Shelly FRANCIS
 USA
64.608
(13.)
66.373
(13.)
66.569
(12.)
65.294
(14.)
64.804
(13.)
65.529
15. XAPARRO DO VOUGA Pedro Manuel TAVARES DE ALMEIDA
BRA
62.549
(15.)
65.784
(14.)
65.980
(13.)
63.235
(15.)
63.922
(15.)
64.294
Starters : 15 Started : 15 EL : 0 RET : 0 WD : 0