Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Win Grand Prix Freestyle to Repeat as Danish Championship Gold Medalist

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy. File photo. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

June 10, 2018

Cathrine Dufour rode Cassidy to an easy victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday to clinch the Danish Championships for the second year in a row. The pair had earlier won the Grand Prix and the Special, as expected of the world’s No. 4 ranked combination, at the Broholm Horse Show.

Cathrine and the 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 86.925 per cent for the win that is expected to lead Denmark’s team to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in three months.

The 26-year-old rider has competed Cassidy from juniors through young riders and under-25 division to the Olympics in 2016 and was a star of the 2017 European Championships where she won team and two individual bronze medals.

Daniel Bachmann Andersen rode Blue Hors Zack to second place on 82.900 per cent. He could only compete one horse in the freestyle so chose Zack over Blue Hors Zepter on which he was runner-up in the Special. But at the age of 10, Zepter is still developing at top sport.

Anna Zibrandtsen on Arlando was third on Arlando on 78.775 per cent.

The three top places in the freestyle were also overall medal winners–Cathrine on Cassidy gold, Daniel on Blue Hors Zack silver and Anna on Arlando bronze.

The top five places were all by 20-something riders–Daniel on Zack at 28 years old to Victoria Vallentin at the age of 20 in fourth place on Ludwig der Sonnenkonig.

Denmark’s long list for the World Games in September was announced as:

Cathrine Dufour, 26 years old, on Atterupgaards Cassidy, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Dufour Family V/Peter Dufour;
Daniel Bachmann Andersen, 28, on Blue Hors Zack, 14-year-old KWPN stallion, and Blue Hors Zepter, 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion, both horses owned by Blue Hors APS;
Anna Zibrandtsen, 24, on Arlando, 13-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Bregnerödgaard APS;
Rikke Svane, 44, on Finckenstein TSF, 16-year-old Trakehner stallion, owned by Rikke Svane & Rebecca Svane;
Anders Dahl, 42, on Selten HW, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Anders Dahl and P. Bigwood;
Anna Kasprzak, 28, on Rock Star, 10-year-old Westfalen gelding, owned by Stutteriet v/Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak;
Victoria Vallentin, 20, on Ludwig der Sonnenkonig, 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion, owned by Helgstrand Dressage A/S, and
Betina Jæger Jensen, 44.on Mane Stream Belstaff, 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion, owned by Rowan O’Riley.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Jesper Holst Hansen H: Susanne Baarup Christensen C: Leif Törnblad M: Hans Christian Matthiesen B: Kirsten Søgaard

Rank Rider H.No Horse                             Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B  Total
1 12 ATTERUPGAARDS CASSIDY              Gelding/ / / 2003 / Caprimond E. H. x Donnerhall / Atterupgaard 84.000          91.000     87.500                                1 86.000       97.000    91.500                              1 82.500       87.000    84.750                                1 82.000      88.000    85.000                               1 84.750       87.000      85.875                                 1 83.850      90.000   86.925
2 24 BLUE HORS ZACK Stallion/ / / 2004 / ROUSSEAU x JAZZ / B. Wilschut 80.750       89.000    84.875                                2 78.250       88.000   83.125                              2 78.750        86.000        82.375                             2 78.500       86.000    82.250                             2 78.750        85.000    81.875                                2 79.000   86.800   82.900
3 265 ARLANDO              Stallion / / / 2005 / PADDOX x MYTENS XX (USA) / A.J. van ‘t Klooster 76.250         86.000          81.125                                3 75.000         82.000     78.500                             4 74.000        79.000   76.500                             3 75.250        85.000      80.125                                3 76.2507                     9.000        77.625                                3 75.350          82.200       78.775
4 227 LUDWIG DER SONNENKÖNIG 2 Stallion/ / / 2006 / LONDON SWING x LIBERATOR / Christian Richter 72.000        79.000     75.500                                5 74.250      83.000    78.625                              3 69.750        76.000      72.875                               8 72.750     76.000     74.375                               5 73.000       76.000     74.500                               4 72.350          78.000    75.175
Not placed
5 271 ROCK STAR 13 Gelding/ / / 2008 / ROCKWELL x WEINBERG / Markus Kohlleppel 71.750        78.000    74.875                                 6 71.750        77.000     74.375                               7 73.500       78.000    75.750                              4 74.000       79.000    76.500                                4 72.250        76.000     74.125                                5 72.650         77.600    75.125
6 268 BELSTAFF           Stallion/ / / 2007 / BRENTANO II x DE NIRO / ZG Leitner og Schmitz 74.000      78.000     76.000                                4 73.500        78.000    75.750                              5 73.250         75.000    74.125                                6 72.500        75.000    73.750                                 7 72.750       74.000      73.375                                7 73.200       76.000         74.600
7 136 SELTEN HW     Gelding/ / / 2004 72.000       75.000     73.500                               8 73.250         77.000   75.125                                6 72.000      76.000    74.000                              7 72.750         75.000     73.875                                6 72.250        75.000     73.625                                6 72.450         75.600       74.025
8 57 FINCKENSTEIN TSF Stallion/ / / 2002 / LATIMER x KENNEDY / Tyskland 68.750        75.000    71.875                                10 71.250        76.000     73.625                              8 72.250        78.000     75.125                               5 69.000       74.000     71.500                              8 71.500        73.000    72.250                              9 70.550       75.200    72.875
9 198 RUSTIQUE       Gelding/ / / 2002 / Heslegård´S Rubin x Midt-West Ibi-Light / Anne Dueholm Nielsen 70.000      79.000     74.500                               7 70.250       77.000    73.625                              8 69.250        73.000     71.125                               9 69.500       73.000     71.250                               9 69.750      74.000    71.875                             10 69.750         75.200    72.475
10 244 DON ROHDIAN Gelding / / / 2005 / Blue Hors Don Romantic x Lillemarkens Arkibal / Mette Krabbesmark Jepsen 70.500        74.000    72.250                                9 67.750   72.000   69.875                            10 67.750     70.000    68.875                             11 69.250       73.000     71.125                              10 71.750         75.000   73.375                              7 69.400        72.800    71.100
11 118 NORDHØJS BENTLEY           Stallion/ / / 2004 / Bernstein x Leonardo Ii / Stine Bøiehøj 68.500       71.000   69.750                              11 68.500      71.000    69.750                            11 67.000    71.000    69.000                           10 68.750       72.000    70.375                             11 69.000   71.000    70.000                            11 68.350         71.200     69.775
12 19 BAKKELY´S ONANDT              Gelding/ / / 2007 / ONASSIS x MICHELLINO / Preben Hald 65.500       69.000  67.250                             13 66.000   71.000    68.500                            13 66.000   71.000   68.500                            12 68.250       72.000   70.125                              12 67.750                                72.000                 69.875      12 66.700    71.000   68.850
13 273 GAMMELENGGÅRDS EASY                      Stallion/ / / 2008 / LIGHT AND EASY x AKINOS / Nanna og Knud Jønsson 65.250        71.000     68.125                             12 65.250    69.000   67.125                             15 66.500   68.000    67.250                           13 67.250      72.000    69.625                            13 68.250    69.000    68.625                          14 66.500   69.800    68.150
14 108 MAY-DAY GRAFTEBJERG  Mare/ / / 2003 / Dream Of Heidelberg x Vemmetofte Rainman / Arne Bjerg-Nielsen 66.000  68.000   67.000                            14 68.250   67.000   67.625                          14 66.750   64.000    65.375                           14 69.000   70.000   69.500                          14 68.750  71.000    69.875                           12 67.750         68.000   67.875
15 17 ATTERUPGAARDS WOLFGANG     Gelding/ / / 2006 / Welt Hit Ii x Lord Sinclair / Atterupgaard 65.000  69.000   67.000            14 66.750   71.000     68.875             12 63.750   65.000    64.375             15 66.250    69.000    67.625             15 66.250   69.000     67.625             15 65.600    68.600    67.100