Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Win Herning World Cup Grand Prix With Personal Best But German Judge Keeps Pair from 80%

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy on the way to winning the Herning World Cup Grand Prix

HERNING, Denmark, Oct. 21, 2017–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy, on Denmark’s team at the 2016 Olympics and her nation’s star at the European Championships, won the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday with a personal best score made up of at least 80 per cent by all but one judge who marked the pair down to fourth place.

Cathrine and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding that she has partnered from a youngster to top sport scored 79.840 per cent, with four of the five judges placing the pair first with scores of at least 80 per cent. The duo was awarded one mark of 10, for a flying change.

Except for Gotthilf Riexinger of Germany who awarded the duo 74.600 per cent and placed them fourth, choosing to assign first place to German superstar Isabell Werth on Don Johnson though the score was about the same as the other judges.

Nevertheless, the crowd gave Cathrine a standing ovation even though Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Zaire-E was still to go in the first event in the World Cup Western European League. The winter-long indoor circuit will determine the Western European lineup for the World Cup Final in Paris next April.

Isabell, the most decorated Olympic equestrian in history and competing here at the start of her campaign to defend the title she won in Omaha this year, placed second on 77.400 per cent on Don Johnson, on which she is ranked No. 6 in the world behind her other mounts, Weihegold OLD at No. 1 and Emilio at No. 4.

Isabell Werth on Don Johnson at the Herning World Cup.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Delaunay OLD was third on 74.940 per cent.

Cathrine and Cassidy, ranked seventh in the world, led her team to the bronze medal and earned two individual bronzes at the European Championships two months ago.

She made it clear beforehand she will not campaign Cassidy across Europe for a start in the World Cup but wanted to perform at this event for her homeland.

The Grand Prix Freestyle that for which points will be awarded toward qualifying for the final is scheduled for Sunday.

Denmark’s Olympic rider Anna Kasprzak and Rock Star posted a personal best score of 70.900 per cent to win the CDI2* Grand Prix.

The victory for Anna and the nine-year-old Westfalen gelding was their first in five starts since beginning international Grand Prix six months ago.

Germany’s Janina Siemers on Scaramouche placed second on 69.160 per cent and Daniel Bach Andersen of Denmark on Blue Hors Zepter was third on 68.120 per cent.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix

Rank Rider H.No HorseSex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B  Total
1 165 Atterupgaards Cassidy          Vallak / DWB / Chestnut / 2003 / Caprimond x Donnerhall / Atterupgaard, Jystrup Midtsjaelland / Dufour Family V/Peter Dufour 74.600    4 80.000   1 81.400    1 82.400    1 80.800    1 79.840
2 156 Don Johnson Frh    Vallak / HANN / Bay / 2001 / Don Frederico x Warkant / Meyer, Ulrike / Winter-Schulze, Madeleine 77.300    1 77.000    2 78.700    2 77.100     2 77.100    2 77.440
3 166 Delaunay OldVallak / OLDBG / Bay / 2006 / Dr.Doolittle x Feinbrand / Brinkhus, Ulrich / Patrik Kittel & Carol U Andrew Oatley 76.700    2 73.500    5 74.700   4 75.100    4 74.700   4 74.940
4 154 Zaire-E         Hoppe / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Son de Niro x Jazz / Empelaer Stoeterij, Lage Mierde / Aubenhausen Gbr 72.200    6 74.500    3 77.400   3 75.300    3 73.400    5 74.560
5 155 Blue Hors Zack    Hingst / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Rousseau x Jazz / B. Wilschut, Bosschenhoofd / Blue Hors Aps 74.700    3 73.900   4 71.800    7 74.700    5 74.800   3 73.980
6 157 Zippo              Vallak / KWPN / Chestnut / 2004 / Rousseau x Haarlem / W. Van Rooy, Bergeijk / Trainingsstal De Hoeve 72.400    5 70.600   8 72.200    6 70.900   9 72.300    7 71.680
7 164 Jojo AZ           Vallak / HSH / Darkbay / 2003 / Ginus x Justboy / Enyingi Agrár Rt. / Julianelyst Aps & Claus Thinggaard 69.200   11 71.800    6 72.900    5 73.200   6 70.000   9 71.420
8 152 Paridon Magi   Vallak / SWB / Brown / 2003 / Don Primero x Napoleon 625 / Niclas Magnussontomelilla / Lövsta Stuteri Ab 71.400    7 71.200    7 71.200    8 72.700    7 70.100   8 71.320
Not placed
9 153 Arlando        Hingst / KWPN / Darkbay / 2005 / Paddox x Mytens XX / A.J. Van ‘t Klooster, Eemnes / Bregnerödgaard Aps 69.400   10 70.200   9 68.000  12 71.800   8 72.500   6 70.380
10 160 du Soleil        Vallak / HANN / Chestnut / 2004 / de Niro x Caprimond / Kahrens, Sven / Oatley, Rosalind & Robert 69.600    9 69.200 10 68.800   10 70.600  10 69.400  11 69.520
11 161 Thriller          Vallak / KWPN / Blackbay / 2000 / Gribaldi x Amor / H. Van Helvoirt, Rosmalen / R. Gevers 70.200   8 67.200 13 70.400   9 70.000   11 69.000  13 69.360
12 162 Roberto des FrettesVallak / / Bay / 2005 / Carinho des Noes x Boulou des Frettes / Augras, Annie / Björn Haid, Mathias Haid & Norrehe Dressage Stable Ab 67.000  13 68.100 12 67.700  13 69.100  12 69.300  12 68.240
13 151 Aston Martin Hingst / TRAK / Dark Bay / 2005 / Monteverdi x Sixtus / / Helene Melsen 66.000 14 68.400 11 68.200   11 68.700  13 69.700  10 68.200
14 163 After You      Vallak / DSP / Bay / 2003 / Abanos x Ragazzo / Helbach Ferdinand / Henry Giorgia & Ludovic & Alexandre 67.800 12 66.000 14 65.500   14 67.200  14 66.000  14 66.500
15 158 Zuidenwind 1187 Hingst / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Oo Seven x Jazz / H. Van Helvoirt, Rosmalen / Gränsbo Stuteri & VDL Stud Eli
Judges-E: Gotthilf Riexinger GER H: Hans-Christian Matthiesen DEN C: Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinkel M: Susanne Baarup DEN B: Vincenzo Truppa ITA

CDI2* Grand Prix

Rank Rider H.No Horse                  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B  Total
1 125 Rock Star 13 Gelding / WESTF / Bay / 2008 / Rockwell x Weinberg / / Stutteriet V/Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak 1320 70.800   1 69.300   1 70.200  1 71.400   1 72.800  2 70.900
2 127 Scaramouche 30 Gelding / HANN / Bay / 2006 / San Remo x Wolkentanz / Luetjen, Erika / Janina Siemers 1000 69.800   2 67.500   2 68.200  3 67.300  3 73.000  1 69.160
3 123 Blue Hors Zepter         Stallion / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2008 / Blue Hors Zack x Wolkentanz II / / Blue Hors 800 67.700   4 67.500   2 69.400  2 66.500  4 69.500  3 68.120
4 128 Gallardo V. Gelding / DWB / Black / 2008 / / / Mikri & Hulbækgaard 600 67.800   3 67.300   5 64.500  5 67.700  2 66.100  5 66.680
5 100 May-Day Graftebjerg    Mare / DWB / Bay / 2003 / Dream Of Heidelberg / / Arne Bjerg-Nielsen 280 66.100   5 65.600   7 62.900  7 66.000  5 66.500  4 65.420
Not placed
6 114 Pronto       Gelding / SWB / Bay / 2004 / Prestige VDL x Hubertus 618 / Claes-Göran Rudholm / Carina Bondesson 65.500   6 66.500   6 65.000  4 63.700  7 65.600  6 65.260
7 113 Amberson   Gelding / SWB / Bay / 2005 / Don Primero x Amiral 764 / Carin Leuhusen Östnora Stuteri / Eva Fahlbrink 64.600   8 67.500   2 62.200  8 64.000  6 64.400  7 64.540
8 119 Westergaardens Tarsan        Gelding / DWB / Bay / 2006 / / / Line Hermann Hass 64.800   7 63.900  9 64.400  6 61.400  9 63.700  8 63.640
9 106 Skovlunds Gamin G    Gelding / DWB / Black Brown / 2006 / Gagarin x Saint Cloud / Birgitte H. Jessen, Hirtshals / Dressurstald Solyst M. Lindh & B. Jessen 61.500   11 63.600 10 59.600  9 63.400  8 62.300  9 62.080
10 118 Charmeur Gelding / KWPN / Dark Bay / 2007 / Krack C x Gribaldi / A.J Groen / Arphus Gård Ab 64.000  10 64.500  8 57.700  11 60.700 11 61.700  10 61.720
11 116 Zantos      Gelding / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Sir Sinclair x Havidoff / H.C J. Bindels, Ottersum / J. Van Grunsven 64.500   9 62.100  11 59.100 10 61.200 10 59.900  11 61.360
Judges–E: Vincenzo Truppa-ITA H: Hege Trulsen NOR C: Gotthilf Riexinger GER M: Kirsten Soegaard DEN M: Kurt Christensen DEN