Norway’s Isabel Freese Rides Vitalis to Burg-Pokal Win, 2nd Non-German Rider in 25 Years

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Isabel Freese and Vitalis, winner of the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special, a major developing sport horse program for seven to nine-year old horses. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabel Freese and Vitalis, winner of the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special, a major developing sport horse program in Germany for seven to nine-year old horses. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 17, 2016–Norway’s Isabel Freese rode Vitalis to win the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Saturday, only the second non-German rider to capture the Prix St. Georges Special for seven to nine-year-old horses that is a pillar in Germany’s development of dressage sport horses.

The nine-year-old KWPN stallion (Vivaldi x D-Day) was awarded 79.220 per cent by the international five-judge panel. The horse was previously owned by American Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada who competed Vitalis at the world championships for six-year-olds before selling it to Paul Schockemöhle of Performance Sales International as a breeding stallion. Isabel rides for the Schockemöhle stables.

Isabel Freese and Vitalis in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabel Freese and Vitalis in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Ingrid Klimke, the German eventing team superstar, was second on Franziskus on 77.634 per cent and third on Geraldine on 76.951 per cent in the final of the winning combinations in 12 qualifying events across Germany throughout the year..

Ingrid Klimke and Franziskus in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ingrid Klimke and Franziskus in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The only previous non-German winner of the event in its 25-year history was Victoria Max-Theurer of Austria on Augustin OLD in 2007.

Isabell Werth has won the Burg-Pokal three times, more than any other rider but did not compete in the event this year.

A popular competitor in the competition was the 19-year-old Jil-Marielle Becks who rode Damon’s Satelite to fourth place on a score of 75.341 per cent. Jil-Marielle, whose family owns the Olympic medal winning stallion Damon Hill ridden by Helen Langehanenberg, has successfully competed Damon’s Satelite in both young horse and young riders events.

Jil-Marielle Becks on Damon's Satellite in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal final. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Jil-Marielle Becks on Damon’s Satellite in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal final. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Isabel told dressage-news.com she “had no clue” about Vitalis before the horse arrived at the Schockemöhle stables at Mühlen, Germany.

It was couple of days before she got on the horse but from the first trot she “felt it could be good.” Work was begun slowly because the horse had not been bred for three years and needed a chance to get used to new surroundings and schedule.

As a breeding stallion, she said, the aim is to keep Vitalis to see how far he can go in competitions.

At a news conference following the competition, the Nürnberger company announced it has renewed the series for another three years.

Results:

Prix St. Georges Special

# KNR HORSE   RIDER  € E H C M B SCORE
1. 186 Vitalis 4
H \ KWPN \ Df \ 2007 \ Vivaldi x D-Day \ Z: De Crom,A. \ B: Schockemöhle Hengsthalt.GmbH u.Henr
NOR
Isabel Freese
RV Oldenburger Muensterland e.V
2,500 78.049%
320
(1)
81.220%
333
(1)
79.512%
326
(1)
79.268%
325
(1)
78.049%
320
(2)
79.220%
1624.00
2. 115 Franziskus 15
H \ Hann \ Db \ 2008 \ Fidertanz x Alabaster \ Z: Albers,Elisabeth \ B: Holkenbrink,Wilhelm
GER
Ingrid Klimke
RV St.Georg Münster e.V.
2,000 75.854%
311
(3)
78.293%
321
(2)
76.707%
314.5
(3)
78.049%
320
(2)
79.268%
325
(1)
77.634%
1591.50
3. 118 Geraldine 189
S \ Rhld \ F \ 2008 \ Fürst Grandios x Tolstoi \ Z: Gutsverwaltung Schwaighof/Ulrich Ze \ B: Gutsverwaltung Schwaighof/Ulrich Ze,Berghuis,Faith,Klimke,Ingrid
GER
Ingrid Klimke
RV St.Georg Münster e.V.
1,500 77.073%
316
(2)
75.854%
311
(3)
77.317%
317
(2)
76.829%
315
(3)
77.683%
318.5
(3)
76.951%
1577.50
4. 84 Damon’s Satelite
W \ Westf \ F \ 2008 \ Damon Hill x Rubin-Royal \ Z: Becks,Christian \ B: Becks,Melanie,Becks,Christian
GER
Jil-Marielle Becks
RFV Lüdinghausen e.V.
1,000 74.268%
304.5
(6)
74.634%
306
(4)
75.488%
309.5
(4)
75.610%
310
(4)
76.707%
314.5
(4)
75.341%
1544.50
5. 12 Benaglio
W \ Old \ F \ 2008 \ Breitling W x Partout \ Z: Baumgürtel,Beatrice \ B: Max-Theurer,Elisabeth
GER
Kira Wulferding
RFV Holzhausen u.U.e.V.
800 75.000%
307.5
(5)
74.390%
305
(5)
74.268%
304.5
(5)
74.024%
303.5
(5)
75.610%
310
(6)
74.659%
1530.50
6. 176 Suppenkasper
W \ KWPN \ B \ 2008 \ Spielberg x Krack C \ Z: Van De Poel,Frans \ B: Lichtenberg,Dr. David
GER
Helen Langehanenberg
RV St.Georg Münster e.V.
600 75.366%
309
(4)
73.902%
303
(6)
73.049%
299.5
(6)
71.707%
294
(9)
75.732%
310.5
(5)
73.951%
1516.00
7. 116 Frizzantino 19
W \ Old \ R \ 2007 \ Fernet x Sandro Hit \ Z: ZG Reuter,Gerd u.Hajo \ B: Merkt,Lothar
GER
Ann-Christin Wienkamp
RFV Mesum e.V.
450 73.537%
301.5
(7)
73.171%
300
(7)
72.317%
296.5
(7)
70.488%
289
(10)
75.610%
310
(6)
73.024%
1497.00
8. 109 Fiderdance
H \ Old \ Df \ 2009 \ Fidertanz x Don Schufro \ Z: Friedrich,Ekkehard \ B: Gestüt Bonhomme GmbH & Co. KG
GER
Falk Rosenbauer
Flensburger RFV 1924 e.V.
350 73.293%
300.5
(8)
71.220%
292
(10)
70.366%
288.5
(9)
72.805%
298.5
(6)
74.634%
306
(9)
72.463%
1485.50
9. 114 For Romance OLD
H \ Old \ Db \ 2009 \ FüRst Romancier x Sir Donnerhall I \ Z: Gestüt Lewitz, \ B: Dressurpferde Leistungsz.Lodbergen
GER
Kira Wulferding
RFV Holzhausen u.U.e.V.
200 71.341%
292.5
(9)
71.707%
294
(9)
72.195%
296
(8)
71.829%
294.5
(8)
75.000%
307.5
(8)
72.415%
1484.50
10. 88 Destiny OLD
W \ Old \ B \ 2009 \ Desperados x Sandro Hit \ Z: Wiggers,Diedrich \ B: Nuxoll,Norbert,Nuxoll,Sandra
AUT
Sandra Nuxoll
RV Oldenburger Muensterland e.V
200 69.512%
285
(11)
72.439%
297
(8)
69.878%
286.5
(11)
72.439%
297
(7)
70.854%
290.5
(11)
71.024%
1456.00
11. 385 Robinho 10
W \ DWB \ F \ 2007 \ Romanov Blue Hors x Don Schufro \ Z: Strangholt u. Norskov, \ B: Wemhöner-Budde,Dr. Sorreen
GER
Charlott-Maria Schürmann
RV Gehrde e.V.
200 69.878%
286.5
(10)
69.268%
284
(11)
70.366%
288.5
(9)
70.244%
288
(11)
71.463%
293
(10)
70.244%
1440.00
Total = €9,800

 

Prize money €9,800,00
Judges E: Dr. Evi Eisenhardt
H: Peter Holler
C: Katrina Wüst
M: Dr. Dieter Schüle
B: Dr. Dietrich Plewa