USA’s Shelly Francis & Danilo Do It Again, Win Aachen CDI3* Grand Prix Special A Day After Capturing Grand Prix

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Shelly Francis and Danilo. File Photo. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, May 30, 2018–Shelly Francis and Danilo captured the Aachen Dressage Days CDI3* Grand Prix Special Wednesday to complete a double victory in the most successful European performances in more than two decades of Big Tour competitions for the American team rider.

Shelly and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding that scored 73.745 per cent for the victory a day after taking the Grand Prix to log the rider’s first ever European win.

The scores were widely divergent for Shelly and Danilo, on the United States Elite squad and one of a group of American combinations in Europe to compete for a spot on the The Dutta Corp. U.S. team for the Tryon World Equestrian Games in September. One judge awarded the pair 79.149 per cent at the top end while another gave 71.702 per cent as the lowest of five marks.

Shelly, 59 years old and based in Loxahatchee, Florida, a neighboring community to Wellington where she had a successful winter circuit that sent the pair to the World Cup Final in Paris last month. That was the first international championship for Shelly since competing on the American team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome.

Along with Doktor, her second Grand Prix mount that like Danilo is owned by Patricia Stempel, she remained in Europe after the Paris World Cup event.

Finland’s Henri Ruoste on Roccabar was second on 71.638 per cent while Sweden’s young Olympic rider Juliette Ramel and Wall Street JV were third on 71.234.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges-E: Monique Peutz-Vegter-NED H: Gustaf Svalling-SWE C: Evi Eisenhardt-GER M: Reinhard Richenhagen-GER B: Maja Stukelj-SLO

Rank Rider H.No Horse                      Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B  Total
1 153 Danilo               Gelding / HANN / Black / 2004 / de Niro 6 x Andiamo / Susanne & Juergen Beck / Patricia A. Stempel 79.149     1 71.915      2 71.702    2 73.830    1 72.128    1 73.745
2 145 Roccabar          Gelding / HANN / Bay / 2005 / Riedinger 2 x Compliment / Ute Meyer / Equeco , Henri Ruoste 72.340   3 72.234      1 72.128     1 69.894    5 71.596    2 71.638
3 113 Wall Street JV           Gelding / / Fuchs / 2007 / Wie Weltmeyer / / La Pomme Hb 74.149     2 67.553    5 70.213    5 72.660   2 71.596    2 71.234
4 147 Amorak             Gelding / KWPN / Bay (Bai) / 2005 / Special D x Inspekteur / R. Nout, Geldermalsen / Mme Stephanie Brieussel Et M. Dominique Brieussel 70.106    4 67.553    5 69.894    7 70.000   4 70.426    5 69.596
5 127 Boogie Woogie 6      Gelding / KWPN / Darkbay / 2006 / du Moulin x Florett AS / J.B.A. Oosterlaar, Luttenberg / Hanna, Mary U.Rob 67.234    11 66.915    8 70.000   6 70.319    3 71.064    4 69.106
6 164 Chuppy Checker CL                      Gelding / KWPN / Blackbay / 2007 / Osmium / Van Der Linden / Stoeterij De Begijnhoeve & Lincom Stables & W.J. Scholte 68.723   8 67.872    3 70.319     4 69.574    6 68.936    7 69.085
7 136 Indoctro V/D Steenblok      Gelding / BWP / Black / 2008 / Rubin Royal Old / / Fanny Verliefden 70.106    4 66.383    9 70.957    3 68.936   8 68.723   8 69.021
8 117 Duval’s Capri Sonne JR          Stallion / KWPN / Black / 2007 / Rhodium x San Remo / R. Van Steijn, Boijl / Dr & W Bechtolsheimer, L Tomlinson 68.830    7 67.660    4 69.255   8 69.362   7 69.149    6 68.851
9 110 Forpost            Gelding / UkrRpf / R / 2008 / Obrazets / / Capellmann,Nadine 70.106     4 67.447     7 67.021 12 68.936   8 68.617    9 68.426
10 130 Sissi 769               Mare / HANN / Dark Chestnut / 2007 / San Remo x Münchhausen / Pape, Ingo / Klimke, Michael 68.511    9 65.106  11 67.021 12 68.085 11 67.872 11 67.319
11 142 Get Time              Mare / HANN / Bay Brown / 2003 / Rubin Royal Old x Graf Remus / Hans Bahr / Kym Katharina 67.660 10 63.936 13 68.617 10 67.234 14 67.340 12 66.957
12 158 Roble                Gelding / HANN / Dark Bay / 2003 / Ravallo x Donnerschwee / Kaminski, Mark / Zimmermann, Christian 65.638 13 65.638 10 68.936  9 67.660 12 66.596 15 66.894
13 104 Gammelenggaards Easy                 Gelding / DWB / Bay / 2008 / Light And Easy x Akinos / Nanna & Knud Jønsson / Trine Mittag Jensen 66.702 12 65.000 12 66.702 14 67.340 13 67.340 12 66.617
14 126 Bonzanjo         Gelding / KWPN / Chestnut / 2006 / Jazz x Contango / H. Van Helvoirt, Rosmalen / Ralph Uwe Westhoff 64.681 14 62.979 15 67.340 11 68.191 10 68.511 10 66.340
15 106 Havalon          Gelding / HANN / Black / 2007 / Blue Hors Hotline x Wolkentanz II / Heinz Lenter / Vanommeslaghe 63.638  15 63.851  14 63.957 15 67.043 15 66.723 14 65.043