Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy’s Freestyle Victory Not Enough to Stop Swedish Steamroll of Compiègne CDIO5* Nations Cup

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Victories by Cathrine Dufour on Cassidy were unable to stop Swedish steamroll of the Nations Cup in Compiègne, France. © 2018 Agence Ecary

COMPIÈGNE, France, May 20, 2018–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy dominated the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday but not enough to stave off a Swedish steamroll of the Nations Cup to take gold and put the country at the top of the series standings.

Sweden, defending champion of the trans-Atlantic series now in its third year as an official international event, took gold, Denmark claimed silver and the Netherlands bronze after two of the seven Nations Cups scheduled for 2018. Great Britain placed fourth, Belgium fifth, France sixth and Switzerland seventh.

The Ramel sisters Juliette, 30 years old on Buriel K.H. and Antonia, 32, on Brother de Jeu placed first and second and both with personal best scores of 75.532 per cent and 72.596 per cent, respectively, in the Grand Prix Special to give Sweden an unassailable lead even before the Freestyle.

The musical performance by Cathrine and Cassidy, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding ranked No. 4 in the world, was awarded 84.250 per cent as the unanimous choice by the five judges for first place. The duo competed for Denmark at the 2016 Olympics but became international stars when leading her team to silver and collected individual and freestyle bronze medals at European Championships last year.

Sweden’s multi Olympian Patrik Kittel on Well Done de la Roche CMF placed second on a personal best 78.950 per cent in the freestyle while team mate Rose Mathisen on Zuidenwind was fourth on 74.700 per cent.

Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca was third on 76.825 per cent in only the pair’s second Big Tour Freestyle.

Sweden took a commanding lead from the outset in the Grand Prix Saturday that it never relinquished in the Special and the Freestyle Sunday. A new scoring system was implemented this year that awards points for the placings of combinations so teams with the lowest total points are ranked highest. The previous system used the average of the best scores, such as for the three highest per nation in the Grand Prix.

The Nations Cup standings after two events: 1. Sweden 15 points; 2. Denmark 13; 3. Netherlands 11; 4. USA 10; 5. Great Britain 9; 6. Canada 8.

The first event in this year’s series in Wellington, Florida in March was won by the United States, with Canada second and Australia third. The U.S. that won the inaugural year of the series in 2016 is focused on the World Equestrian Games at Tryon, North Carolina in September, and did not send a team here. It has committed only to Rotterdam and Aachen, Germany so far. U.S. quarantine requirements that limit the amount of time horses can spend out of the countey without having to undergo lengthy confinement for stallions and mares have also impacted American involvement in European Nations Cups.

The next Nations Cup is a CDIO4* at Uggerhalne, Denmark later this week.

The Netherlands’ Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock’s Dream Boy won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special with a score of 71.213 per cent. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Anne Sophie Serre of France on Vistoso de Massa placed second on 70.596 per cent and Belgium’s Jeroen Devroe on Hyrano was third on 69.362 per cent.

Results:

CDI03* Nations Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

Compiegne CDIO5* Nations Cup GP Freestyle

CDI03* Nations Cup Grand Prix Special

Judges-E: Francisco GUERRA DIAZ H: Annette FRANSEN IACOBAEUS C: Mariette SANDERS-VAN GANSEWINKEL M: Gotthilf RIEXINGER B: Jean-Michel ROUDIER

Last update : 20/05/2018 – 14:19:49
Rk  # Horse Rider Nat. E H C M B Total
1. 527 BURIEL K.H. Juliette RAMEL*
SWE
75.532
(1)
77.128
(1)
75.957
(1)
74.043
(1)
75.000
(2)
75.532 6600
2. 526 BROTHER DE JEU Antonia RAMEL*
SWE
71.277
(3)
72.553
(3)
75.319
(2)
70.957
(2)
72.872
(4)
72.596 4800
3. 504 TIAMO Jorinde VERWIMP*
BEL
70.213
(7)
70.426
(4)
71.915
(4)
69.149
(7)
76.383
(1)
71.617 3800
4. 519 FOUR SEASONS 19 Diederik VAN SILFHOUT*
NED
71.064
(5)
72.766
(2)
71.809
(5)
70.000
(3)
71.809
(6)
71.489 2800
5. 505 SELTEN HW Anders DAHL*
DEN
70.000
(8)
70.106
(5)
72.766
(3)
68.617
(8)
72.447
(5)
70.787 2000
6. 510 STAR WARS Bertrand LIEGARD*
FRA
71.170
(4)
68.511
(7)
67.128
(11)
69.894
(5)
70.532
(7)
69.447
7. 515 RUBINS NITE Hayley WATSON-GREAVES*
GBR
68.298
(11)
69.574
(6)
69.787
(6)
65.745
(12)
73.617
(3)
69.404
8. 507 MICHIGAN Ulrik MOELGAARD*
DEN
72.340
(2)
67.021
(11)
69.149
(7)
67.234
(11)
69.362
(10)
69.021
9. 516 THRILLER Katja GEVERS*
NED
68.511
(10)
67.447
(9)
69.043
(8)
69.255
(6)
70.106
(9)
68.872
10. 511 BADINDA ALTENA Pierre VOLLA*
FRA
66.915
(12)
67.234
(10)
68.298
(9)
70.000
(3)
70.319
(8)
68.553
11. 521 DANDY DE LA ROCHE CMF CH Antonella JOANNOU*
SUI
71.064
(5)
67.766
(8)
67.128
(11)
67.553
(10)
67.979
(11)
68.298
12. 512 FLAVIO Henriette ANDERSEN*
GBR
69.255
(9)
66.277
(12)
67.340
(10)
67.872
(9)
67.766
(12)
67.702
13. 520 RIGOLETTO ROYAL CH Caroline HÄCKI*
SUI
66.489
(13)
66.064
(13)
66.489
(13)
64.787
(13)
67.553
(13)
66.277

CDI3* – Grand Prix Special

Judges-E: Sandrine TRIMBORN H: Maria COLLIANDER C: Gotthilf RIEXINGER M: Mary ROBINS B: Francisco GUERRA DIAZ
Rk  # Horse Rider Nat. E H C M B Total
1. 325 GLOCK’S DREAM BOY Hans Peter MINDERHOUD
NED
71.277
(1)
69.043
(2)
72.553
(1)
73.085
(1)
70.106
(2)
71.213 990
2. 314 VISTOSO DE MASSA Anne Sophie SERRE
FRA
68.617
(5)
70.638
(1)
70.957
(2)
71.915
(2)
70.851
(1)
70.596 720
3. 303 HYRANO Jeroen DEVROE
BEL
70.745
(2)
68.511
(5)
69.468
(5)
68.511
(5)
69.574
(4)
69.362 570
4. 310 AMORAK Stephanie BRIEUSSEL
FRA
69.681
(3)
68.830
(4)
70.745
(3)
67.553
(6)
68.511
(5)
69.064 420
5. 306 M & M’S (MILAN) Nathalie ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN
DEN
68.511
(6)
69.043
(2)
69.468
(5)
69.681
(3)
67.447
(9)
68.830 300
6. 311 DIRBINI Barbara CLEMENT KLINGER
FRA
68.830
(4)
67.447
(8)
67.872
(8)
68.830
(4)
69.681
(3)
68.532
7. 307 EIN TRAUM 2 Borja CARRASCOSA
ESP
66.064
(12)
66.383
(11)
70.426
(4)
67.021
(8)
68.511
(5)
67.681
8. 312 DARK PLEASURE Remy ISSARTEL
FRA
67.553
(7)
68.298
(6)
67.553
(9)
67.340
(7)
67.128
(11)
67.574
9. 301 BOOGIE WOOGIE 6 Mary HANNA
AUS
67.340
(8)
67.872
(7)
66.702
(10)
66.170
(10)
67.553
(8)
67.128
10. 319 SNOWDON FABERGE Kate DWYER
IRL
64.362
(14)
66.702
(9)
65.638
(12)
66.702
(9)
67.340
(10)
66.149
11. 305 BAILAMOS BIOLLEY Katrien VERREET
BEL
66.170
(11)
64.894
(14)
68.617
(7)
64.255
(15)
66.064
(12)
66.000
12. 335 WALL STREET JV Juliette RAMEL
SWE
66.915
(9)
66.702
(9)
66.064
(11)
65.851
(11)
63.617
(14)
65.830
13. 313 ROCK’N ROLL STAR Philippe LIMOUSIN
FRA
66.277
(10)
65.745
(12)
63.830
(13)
64.468
(14)
67.766
(7)
65.617
14. 308 WONDER Nicole VAZQUEZ KREMER
ESP
63.085
(15)
65.213
(13)
63.617
(14)
65.106
(12)
65.426
(13)
64.489
15. 315 SIR PIKO Pierre VOLLA
FRA
65.426
(13)
62.872
(15)
62.979
(15)
64.681
(13)
63.191
(15)
63.830