Holland’s Anne Meulendijks & Avanti Win Grand Prix Freestyle For Double Victory at Le Mans CDI3* , Switzerland’s Birgit Wientzek Pläge & Robinvale Take Special

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Anne Meulendijks on MDH Avanti. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LE MANS, France, Feb. 17, 2018–Anne Meulendijks and MDH Avanti, world No. 1 Under-25 combination , won the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle to post a double victory in the first Big Tour competition for the Netherlands pair.

Anne and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 76.705 per cent as the unanimous choice by the five judges for the victory, after capturing the Grand Prix Thursday.

The 24-year-old rider and Avanti were competing for the first time since the European Under-25 Championships in Austria last September when they won both team and individual silver medals. The championship freestyle was canceled because of faulty equipment.

Anne first rode Avanti in international competition in young riders in 2013 and went on to win European Young Rider Championships team gold the same year, team silver and individual and freestyle gold at the 2015 Europeans then team silver at the inaugural European Under-25s in 2016.

Great Britain’s Michael Eilberg on Marakov was second on 73.583 per cent with Holland’s Thamar Zweistra on Hexagon’s Double Dutch third on 72.745 per cent.

Birgit Wientzek Pläge and Robinvale took the Grand Prix Special with a personal best score of 70.085 per cent in only the third Big Tour show for the Swiss rider and the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding. The pair competed at medium tour last summer and moved up to Grand Prix in October and two months later performed their only other Grand Prix Special.

Great Britain’s Sarah Millis on Hofjuwel was second on 69.617 per cent Virginie Gauthier of France on Dickens in third on 68.574 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges–E: Alban TISSOT-FRA H: Lionel DU TRANOY-FRA C: Carlos LOPES-POR M: Alla SOUBBOTINA-RUS B: Orsolya HILLIER-HUN

Pl. Nat Horse Rider Total E H C M B
1 NED MDH AVANTI N.O.P.
H /KWPN /Bay /2005 /UNITED /L’AMUSANTA /FARRINGTON /MDH Sporthorses BV & A. Meulendijks
Anne MEULENDIJKS 76,705% 75,125% (1) 75,125% (1) 76,875% (1) 77,650% (1) 78,750% (1)
2 GBR MARAKOV
H /LBHA /Bay /2000 /RUFS /MAZEPA /MITJULANDS /Mr F Eilberg
Michael George EILBERG 73,585% 72,225% (3) 72,500% (2) 76,250% (2) 74,450% (3) 72,500% (4)
3 NED HEXAGON’S DOUBLE DUTCH
M /KWPN /Chestnut /2008 /JOHNSON /USHIMANDA /RUBIQUIL /Stal Hexagon & L.F.L.v. Lieren
Thamar ZWEISTRA 72,745% 71,400% (4) 70,750% (3) 72,875% (3) 75,575% (2) 73,125% (2)
4 SUI DARKO OF DE NIRO ZS CH
H /CH /Black /2004 /DE NIRO /DIANA /GAGNEUR /Zellweger-Schmidhauser Mauz&Zellweger Thomas
Charlotte LENHERR 71,575% 73,375% (2) 68,750% (5) 72,875% (3) 72,000% (5) 70,875% (6)
5 NED VARIOHIPPIQUE’S VINGINO
H /KWPN /Black /2002 /POLANSKY /KUNIA STV /VARIANT /T. Visser
Tommie VISSER 71,065% 70,600% (5) 69,500% (4) 72,250% (5) 69,850% (8) 73,125% (2)
6 SWE DON ANGELO
H /WESTF /Chestnut /2005 /DANONE /DONNERFEE /DONNERSCHWEE /Josefin Gyllenswärd
Josefin GYLLENSWÄRD 70,150% 69,000% (6) 68,375% (6) 69,500% (7) 72,125% (4) 71,750% (5)
7 ESP AL MARTINO 10
H /HANN /Other /2004 /ALMORETTO /ODA II / /Joanne Vaughan
Borja CARRASCOSA 69,410% 68,725% (7) 66,375% (11) 71,500% (6) 70,700% (6) 69,750% (7)
8 NED ZIROCO
H /KWPN /Bay /2004 /SAN REMO /OLIVIA KING /PETER PAN /Stal Boshoven & Japan Racing Association
Janneke VAN RIET 68,830% 68,400% (8) 68,125% (7) 68,625% (8) 70,625% (7) 68,375% (9)
9 FRA UNIQUE
H /KWPN /Chestnut /2001 /OLIVI /PERCY /JETSET-D /Mme Isabelle LE GALLAIS et M. Loic LE GALLAIS
Helene LEGALLAIS 67,755% 67,500% (9) 66,375% (11) 66,875% (10) 69,525% (10) 68,500% (8)
10 AUS REBANA W
F /HANN /Other /2008 /ROSARIO /RAVINIA /RAVALLO /HB Equestrian International Pte.Ltd
Hayley BERESFORD 67,260% 66,375% (12) 67,875% (8) 67,375% (9) 66,925% (13) 67,750% (10)
11 GBR BANDREO
M /KWPN /Bay /2006 /SANDREO /TAMARA /BRUIN /Mr R Gallop
Sara GALLOP 66,925% 66,675% (11) 67,000% (10) 63,750% (13) 69,825% (9) 67,375% (11)
12 NED ASTHER DE JEU
F /KWPN /Other /2005 /CONTANGO /O. ESTHER /JAZZ /A.F.M. Visser- v.d. Meulen
Tosca VISSER VAN DER MEULEN 66,305% 67,350% (10) 67,625% (9) 63,875% (12) 67,175% (12) 65,500% (13)
13 ITA EMBAJADOR SG
M /P.R.E. /Black /2007 /RECLAMO VI /CUBANERA / /AZ. AGR. “IL CAVALLINO” DI DI MARCO ROBERTO
Nausicaa MARONI 65,565% 63,600% (13) 64,625% (13) 65,250% (11) 68,475% (11) 65,875% (12)

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges–E: Maria STUKELJ-SLO H: Maria COLLIANDER-FIN C: Raphael SALEH-FRA M: Peter HOLLER-GER B: Jean-Michel ROUDIER-FRA

Pl. Nat Horse Rider Total E H C M B
1 SUI ROBINVALE
H / /Bay /2007 /RUBINERO /WEDGEWOOD /WITTINGER /Livanos Theodora
Birgit WIENTZEK PLÄGE 70,085% 66,596% (6) 69,043% (2) 71,277% (1) 69,574% (2) 73,936% (1)
2 GBR HOFJUWEL
H /HANN /Other /2005 /HOFRAT /DESDEMONA /DAVIGNON I /Sarah Millis, Katja Kuistilla
Sarah MILLIS 69,617% 70,000% (1) 69,681% (1) 68,191% (4) 68,298% (5) 71,915% (3)
3 FRA DICKENS
M /KWPN /Chestnut /2008 /JAZZ (KWPN) /RIANA (KWPN) /WELT HIT II /Madame VIRGINIE GAUTHIER
Virginie GAUTHIER 68,574% 68,085% (4) 64,362% (11) 68,617% (3) 69,574% (2) 72,234% (2)
4 SUI DANDY DE LA ROCHE CMF CH
H /CH /Chestnut /2005 /DRESSAGE ROYAL /WASHARI /WALT DISNEY /Joannou Antonella&Joannou Léana
Antonella JOANNOU 67,553% 64,255% (13) 67,766% (3) 70,532% (2) 70,213% (1) 65,000% (12)
5 FRA BIANCA
F /KWPN /Other /2006 /JAZZ (NL) /TANJA (KWPN) /KRACK C /Monsieur STEPHANE BAUDOUIN
Nolwenn BAUDOUIN 67,362% 69,574% (2) 64,894% (9) 65,745% (10) 67,979% (8) 68,617% (7)
6 FRA ROCK’N ROLL STAR
M /SF /Bay /2005 /JOERIS /ROZALINDE /JAZZ /S.C.E.A. LIMOUSIN
Philippe LIMOUSIN 67,340% 68,404% (3) 65,638% (7) 66,809% (8) 67,979% (8) 67,872% (8)
7 DEN MICHIGAN
H /DWB /Bay /2001 /MICHELLINO /FLORITTA /UNKNOWN /CLAUS MUNKEDAL
Ulrik MOELGAARD 67,298% 65,319% (9) 65,957% (6) 67,766% (5) 68,298% (5) 69,149% (4)
8 MAR WHAT A FEELING
H /HANN /Bay /2004 /WORLDLY (DE) HANN /ARABELLA HANN /A JUNGLE PRINCE /Monsieur YOANN JILAOUI
Ismail JILAOUI 67,106% 65,957% (7) 65,638% (7) 66,489% (9) 68,404% (4) 69,043% (5)
9 FRA SCOOP DU BOIS LURIC
H /SF /Chestnut /2006 /EARL (DE) HANN /KRISTALE DU VALLIER /THURIN*HN /MONSIEUR MARC MAJUREL
Camille CHERET JUDET 66,894% 65,213% (10) 66,383% (5) 67,021% (6) 67,128% (11) 68,723% (6)
10 AUS SISSI 769
F /HANN /Other /2007 /SAN REMO /MELODIE /MÜNCHHAUSEN /Klimke, Michael
Briana BURGESS 66,851% 66,809% (5) 66,702% (4) 67,021% (6) 68,085% (7) 65,638% (9)
11 GBR FLAVIO
M /DSP /Bay /2005 /FLORENCIO I /GAZELLE /GLUECKSPILZ /Mrs H Andersen
Henriette ANDERSEN 64,723% 63,191% (15) 64,681% (10) 64,362% (11) 66,064% (13) 65,319% (10)
12 PLE ROBLE
H /HANN /Other /2003 /RAVALLO /DORINA /DONNERSCHWEE /Zimmermann, Christian
Christian ZIMMERMANN 64,702% 64,574% (11) 62,660% (13) 63,191% (14) 67,979% (8) 65,106% (11)
13 CZE XANGAI
H /LUSIT /Grey /2003 /LIDADOR /MUFTI /FANDANGO /Rubickova Pavla
Pavla RUBICKOVA 64,298% 64,574% (11) 63,830% (12) 63,617% (12) 66,809% (12) 62,660% (15)
14 GBR INTO THE BLUE
H /AES /Bay /2006 /UBLESCO /VIVA /CALVARO Z /Mrs Louise Bell
Louise Anne BELL 64,191% 65,851% (8) 62,553% (14) 61,915% (15) 65,957% (14) 64,681% (13)
15 LUX SALADIN MZ
H /OLDBG /Black /2005 /SANDRO HIT /LADY’S DONNA /DONNERHALL /Zimmer Mandy
Mandy ZIMMER 63,511% 63,617% (14) 61,809% (15) 63,511% (13) 64,362% (15) 64,255% (14)