Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Do it Again!–Beat Isabell & Emilio in Gothenburg World Cup Freestyle

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy at the Gothenburg Horse Show. © 2018 Pelle Wedenmark/dressage-news.com

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2018–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy won the Gothenburg Horse Show World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Friday, setting a new high score in beating world No. 3 Isabell Werth and Emilio for the second day in  row.

The Danish Olympic combination scored 88.200 per cent for the victory, a day after beating Isabell and posting a personal best Grand Prix score of 80.674 per cent to become only the 15th rider in the world to score at least 80 percent in the Grand Prix.

Cathrine and the 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding rode a flawless freestyle while Isabell and Emilio made a mistake in the two-tempi changes and were awarded a score of 85.380 per cent for second place.

Isabell was competing Emilio as a backup to her world No. 1 mount Weihegold OLD that she plans to take to Paris in April to defend the World Cup title she won in Omaha, Nebraska last year.

There were huge disparities in the marks for Isabell and Emilio, ranked No. 3 in the world, with Francis Verbeek of the Netherlands awarding 75.870 per cent at the low end and Peter Holler of Germany giving 84.348 per cent with an overall result of 79.717 per cent from the panel of five judges.

Swedish Olympian Patrik Kittel on Delaunay OLD was third on 83.615 per cent, also a personal best. Patrik remained at the top of the Western European standings after this event that was the eighth of nine qualifiers in Western Europe for the Paris Final.

Cathrine, 26 years old and ranked fifth in the world on Cassidy, said of the ride: “I was nervous because this was the first time for us to do this Freestyle floor-plan. Cassidy can be spooky because he’s a very sensitive horse, but today he was so calm. He was with me every moment of the way and I’ll never forget that standing ovation!”

She earned 20 points for the win but has competed in only one other qualifier so is ranked 12th in the standings that at this stage would likely not give her an invitation to Paris even if she wants one.

Cathrine and Cassidy were stars in juniors almost a decade ago then mov up to young riders then the Under-25 division before starting international Big Tour in 2015. The pair were the top scoring members of the Danish team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ranked 13th overall.

The duo led Denmark to European Championship team silver in this same city last year, as well as winning both individual and freestyle bronze behind Isabell Werth on Weihegold and German team mates Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo, No. 2 in the world.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: E: Magnus Ringmark-SWE H: Hans-Christian Matthiesen-DEN C: Annette Fransén Iacobaeus-SWE M: Francis Verbeek-NED B: Peter Holler-GER

RANK HNR COMPETITOR NAT. E H C M B TOTAL

Placed competitors

1. 202 Atterupgaards Cassidy Cathrine Dufour DEN  Tech.:  81.500 % 85.250 % 82.500 % 82.000 % 78.750 % 88.200 %
16.500,00 EUR
chest / 15y. / G / DWB / Caprimond / Donnerhall / DEN40739 / Dufour Family V/Peter Dufour  Art.:  94.000 % 95.000 % 96.000 % 95.000 % 92.000 %
 Total  87.750 %
(1)
90.125 %
(1)
89.250 %
(1)
88.500 %
(1)
85.375 %
(1)
2. 206 Emilio Isabell Werth GER  Tech.:  79.000 % 80.250 % 82.500 % 79.000 % 75.250 % 85.380 %
10.500,00 EUR
bay / 12y. / G / WESTF / Ehrenpreis / Cacir AA / 103UX58 / Winter-Schulze, Madeleine & Werth,  Art.:  93.600 % 89.200 % 95.000 % 91.200 % 88.800 %
 Total  86.300 %
(2)
84.725 %
(2)
88.750 %
(2)
85.100 %
(2)
82.025 %
(2)
3. 213 Delaunay OLD Patrik Kittel SWE  Tech.:  78.750 % 78.000 % 78.750 % 76.250 % 77.000 % 83.615 %
8.600,00 EUR
bay / 12y. / G / OLDBG / Dr.Doolittle / Feinbrand / 103HO85 / Patrik Kittel & Carol u Andrew Oatl  Art.:  93.000 % 88.600 % 92.000 % 89.800 % 84.000 %
 Total  85.875 %
(3)
83.300 %
(3)
85.375 %
(3)
83.025 %
(3)
80.500 %
(3)
4. 201 Söhnlein Brilliant MJ Belinda Weinbauer AUT  Tech.:  75.000 % 72.750 % 75.500 % 73.000 % 72.500 % 77.275 %
6.100,00 EUR
bay / 16y. / G / HANN / Shakespeare in Love / Rabino / AUT40448 / Marianne Jerich  Art.:  83.600 % 78.200 % 82.400 % 80.200 % 79.600 %
 Total  79.300 %
(4)
75.475 %
(4)
78.950 %
(4)
76.600 %
(4)
76.050 %
(4)
5. 203 After You Ludovic Henry FRA  Tech.:  70.500 % 68.000 % 70.750 % 67.000 % 67.500 % 73.415 %
3.650,00 EUR
bay / 15y. / G / DSP / Abanos / Ragazzo / 103EV75 / Henry Giorgia & Ludovic & Alexandre  Art.:  81.400 % 78.200 % 79.400 % 78.200 % 73.200 %
 Total  75.950 %
(5)
73.100 %
(5)
75.075 %
(5)
72.600 %
(6)
70.350 %
(8)
6. 204 Lollipop Emile Faurie GBR  Tech.:  68.000 % 69.250 % 69.000 % 68.500 % 70.250 % 72.520 %
2.850,00 EUR
bay / 14y. / G / HANN / Lord Sinclair 8 / Welt Hit I O / 105DY76 / Knyaginicheva, Elena  Art.:  77.600 % 76.000 % 73.600 % 75.400 % 77.600 %
 Total  72.800 %
(7)
72.625 %
(7)
71.300 %
(10)
71.950 %
(7)
73.925 %
(5)
7. 214 Zuidenwind Rose Mathisen SWE  Tech.:  68.750 % 70.500 % 69.750 % 70.000 % 69.500 % 72.450 %
2.200,00 EUR
bay / 14y. / S / KWPN / OO Seven / Jazz / 104RQ40 / Gränsbo Stuteri & VDL Stud  Art.:  75.000 % 75.600 % 74.600 % 76.600 % 74.200 %
 Total  71.875 %
(8)
73.050 %
(6)
72.175 %
(9)
73.300 %
(5)
71.850 %
(6)
8. 212 Duendecillo P Jeanna Högberg SWE  Tech.:  69.000 % 68.500 % 70.000 % 66.500 % 66.500 % 71.930 %
1.600,00 EUR
chest / 14y. / S / FWB / Don Romantic / Midt-West Ibi-Light / FIN40313 / Anne Niemi  Art.:  77.800 % 75.200 % 76.200 % 74.600 % 75.000 %
 Total  73.400 %
(6)
71.850 %
(8)
73.100 %
(7)
70.550 %
(10)
70.750 %
(7)
9. 211 Jimmie Choo Seq Mads Hendeliowitz SWE  Tech.:  66.750 % 66.750 % 70.500 % 68.000 % 66.500 % 70.970 %
1.000,00 EUR
dbay / 14y. / S / OLDBG / Sandro Hit / Don Schufro / 103LX55 / Segersta Equestrian  Art.:  73.400 % 73.400 % 77.200 % 75.800 % 71.400 %
 Total  70.075 %
(10)
70.075 %
(10)
73.850 %
(6)
71.900 %
(8)
68.950 %
(9)
10. 210 Roberto des Frettes Charlotte Haid Bondergaard SWE  Tech.:  67.750 % 68.000 % 69.500 % 67.000 % 67.000 % 70.945 %
1.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / LUSIT / Carinho des Noes / Boulou des Frettes / 103VX18 / Björn Haid, Mathias Haid & Norrehe  Art.:  75.200 % 74.800 % 76.200 % 75.600 % 68.400 %
 Total  71.475 %
(9)
71.400 %
(9)
72.850 %
(8)
71.300 %
(9)
67.700 %
(10)
11. 208 Catch me Margo Timmermans NED  Tech.:  64.750 % 64.250 % 66.000 % 64.250 % 64.250 % 67.690 %
1.000,00 EUR
dbay / 11y. / G / KWPN / Dreamcatcher / Goodtimes / 103OX62 / Mevr. M. Timmermans & Dhr. D. v. Kr  Art.:  70.200 % 69.600 % 74.200 % 70.600 % 68.800 %
 Total  67.475 %
(11)
66.925 %
(11)
70.100 %
(11)
67.425 %
(11)
66.525 %
(11)

Total: 55,000.00 EUR

Other, non-placed competitors

12. 215 Scharmeur Malin Rinné SWE  Tech.:  EL
bay / 15y. / S / SWB / Schwadroneur / Napoleon 625 / SWE40810 / Sundsmåla Gård AB  Art.: 
 Total 
13. 205 Unee BB Jessica von Bredow-Werndl GER  Tech.:  RT
bay / 17y. / S / KWPN / Gribaldi / Dageraad / 102YN67 / Bürchler-Keller, Beatrice A.  Art.: 
 Total