Edward Gal on Glock’s Zonik Wins Rotterdam Grand Prix to Lead Netherlands to Early Top Spot in Nations Cup, Sweden 2nd, USA 3rd

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Edward Gal on Glock’s Zonik in the Nations Cup at Rotterdam. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 21, 2018–Edward Gal rode Glock’s Zonik to victory in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Thursday to lead the Netherlands to the top spot of the Nations Cup with Sweden lying second and the United States third after the first of three rounds to decide the winner.

Edward and Zonik, in the first team competition for the 10-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion but did compete at the World Cup Final in Paris three months ago, scored 76.957 per cent. Emmelie Scholtens on Apache was awarded 74.261 per cent for fourth place and Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock’s Dream Boy in eighth place on 73.000 per cent. Under the new scoring format that awards points for placings  so the team with the fewest points leads, the Netherlands is in first with 13 points..

Sweden’s 2017 European Championship  combination of Therese Nilshagen on Dante Weltino OLD was second individually on 76.152 per cent with team mate and multi Olympian Patrik Kittel on Well Done de la Roche CMF third on 75.804 per cent and fellow 2016 Olympic partnership of  Juliette Ramel  on Buriel K.H. placed 10th on 71.457 per cent to give the country a total of 16 points.

Therese Nilshagen on Dante Weltiono OLD. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Steffen Peters on Rosamunde, also in the 11-year-old Rhinelander mare’s first team competition, was the leading pair for the United States with 74.130 per cent for fifth place individually. Adrienne Lyle on Salvino was awarded 73,913 per cent for sixth place and Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet slotted into seventh on 73.065 per cent for a team total of 18 points.

Steffen and Rosamunde returned to international level competition in April after a break from top sport of almost a year. The pair began Grand Prix in 2015 and competed in California and Florida as well as Europe as well as the World Cup Final in Omaha in 2017.

Steffen Peters and Rosamunde in the Nations Cup–the mare’s first team competition–at Rotterdam. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

This Nations Cup, midway in the series of seven competitions in Europe and the United States, will be decided Saturday by two combinations from each competing in the Grand Prix Special and one in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Nations Cup are scheduled for Falsterbo, Sweden, Aachen, Germany and Hickstead, England in the next two months.

The United States won this event last year while Sweden went on to claim the series title.

Edward said that Zonik has improved a lot since beginning Grand Prix a year ago with more collection and self-carriage.

However, the small arena used for the Grand Prix with full stands just feet from the side of the riding arena was spooky for Zonik, and he would be glad to be in the main more spacious ring for Saturday night’s competition.the Special and Freestyle.

The result was uncertain until the last of the 26 starters–Patrik Kittel on Well Done.

“This horse is very young,” he said, “and we didn’t expect anything. When you go last it’s never so easy, either.”

He said he was amazed how calm was Well Done in the compact arena, that he enjoyed as the rider because it created more atmosphere.

Patrik Kittel on Well Done da la Roche. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

Standings after Grand Prix: 1. Netherlands 13; 2. Sweden 15; 3. USA 18; 4. Germany 43; 5. Great Britain 57, 6. France 58; 7. Belgium 62.

CDIO5* Grand Prix

Judges-E: Maria Colliander-FIN H> Peter Holler-GER C: Susan Hoevenaars-AUS M: Mariette Sanders-vanGansewinkel-NED B: Andrew Gardner-GBR
RANK HNR COMPETITOR NATION E H C M B TOTAL

Placed competitors

1. 256 Glock’s Zonik N.O.P. Edward Gal NED 78.370 % 76.522 % 76.848 % 75.978 % 77.065 % 76.957 %
2.500,00 EUR
bay / 10y. / S / DWB / Blue Hors Zack / Romanov / 104AW69 / GLOCK HPC Holding B.V. (1.) (1.) (3.) (2.) (1.)
2. 261 Dante Weltino Old Therese Nilshagen SWE 75.217 % 75.109 % 79.130 % 75.000 % 76.304 % 76.152 %
1.900,00 EUR
black / 11y. / S / OLDBG / Danone 4 / Welt Hit II / 104VX30 / Dressurpferde Leistungsz + T. Nilsh (2.) (3.) (1.) (3.) (2.)
3. 232 Well Done de la Roche CMF Patrik Kittel SWE 73.913 % 75.761 % 76.957 % 76.848 % 75.543 % 75.804 %
1.500,00 EUR
bay / 10y. / M / CH / FURSTENTRAUM (Bayerischt warmb / Walt Disney / 104ZW30 / Mmes Françoise TREMBLEY -Brigitte B (5.) (2.) (2.) (1.) (4.)
4. 266 Apache Emmelie Scholtens NED 74.891 % 74.130 % 73.478 % 74.674 % 74.130 % 74.261 %
1.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / S / KWPN / Ub-40 / Krack C / 103TQ51 / A. Valk (4.) (7.) (8.) (4.) (7.)
5. 263 Rosamunde Steffen Peters USA 72.717 % 75.000 % 76.196 % 70.978 % 75.761 % 74.130 %
600,00 EUR
bay / 11y. / M / RHLD / Rock Forever / Fidermark / 103MZ45 / Four Winds Farm (7.) (4.) (4.) (9.) (3.)
6. 259 Salvino Adrienne Lyle USA 75.217 % 74.130 % 74.891 % 70.543 % 74.783 % 73.913 %
100,00 EUR
bay / 11y. / S / HANN / Sandro Hit / Donnerhall / 103LR77 / Betsy Juliano Llc (2.) (7.) (6.) (12.) (6.)
7. 262 Goerklintgaards Dublet Kasey Perry-Glass USA 71.739 % 72.174 % 75.217 % 70.978 % 75.217 % 73.065 %
100,00 EUR
bay / 15y. / G / DWB / Diamond Hit / Ferro / 103NW13 / Diane Perry (8.) (10.) (5.) (9.) (5.)
8. 260 Glock’s Dream Boy Hans Peter Minderhoud NED 73.370 % 74.348 % 74.783 % 70.761 % 71.739 % 73.000 %
100,00 EUR
black / 10y. / KWPN / Vivaldi / Ferro / 104BI66 / GLOCK HPC Holding BV & Palmar BV & (6.) (5.) (7.) (11.) (11.)
9. 250 Heuberger TSF Anabel Balkenhol GER 70.870 % 70.978 % 71.630 % 71.522 % 72.500 % 71.500 %
100,00 EUR
dbay / 11y. / S / TRAK / Imperio 3 / Michelangelo / 104OM88 / Gestüt Webelsgrund Erdsiek KG (10.) (12.) (10.) (6.) (9.)
10. 264 Buriel K.H. Juliette Ramel SWE 69.674 % 74.348 % 71.848 % 71.413 % 70.000 % 71.457 %
100,00 EUR
dbay / 12y. / G / KWPN / Osmium / Krack C / 104EF70 / La Pomme HB (13.) (5.) (9.) (8.) (16.)

Total: 8,000.00 EUR

Other, non-placed competitors

11. 270 Paridon Magi Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven SWE 70.978 % 70.000 % 70.652 % 71.522 % 70.652 % 70.761 %
bay / 15y. / G / SWB / Don Primero / Napoleon 625 / 102QX23 / Lövsta Stuteri AB (9.) (14.) (12.) (6.) (13.)
12. 272 Cennin Madeleine Witte-Vrees NED 70.109 % 71.196 % 70.109 % 70.000 % 71.848 % 70.652 %
chest / 11y. / S / KWPN / Vivaldi / Donnerhall / 104MY84 / N.F. Witte & J.E.J. Cuppen (12.) (11.) (15.) (13.) (10.)
13. 265 Fil Rouge Laurence Roos BEL 70.543 % 72.283 % 69.457 % 69.674 % 70.761 % 70.543 %
bay / 13y. / BWP / Stedinger / Argentinus / 102NO69 / Laurence Roos (11.) (9.) (18.) (15.) (12.)
14. 258 Lonoir Olivia Lagoy-Weltz USA 67.500 % 70.326 % 71.522 % 72.826 % 69.348 % 70.304 %
bay / 14y. / G / DWB / De Noir 3 / Loran / 104DY74 / Olivia Lagoy-Weltz (18.) (13.) (11.) (5.) (18.)
15. 271 Duke of Britain Frederic Wandres GER 69.565 % 69.783 % 70.543 % 68.261 % 73.043 % 70.239 %
chest / 11y. / G / HANN / Dimaggio / Rubinstein / 103LO51 / Hof Kasselmann GmbH & Co.KG (14.) (16.) (13.) (16.) (8.)
16. 254 Marakov Michael George Eilberg GBR 67.500 % 69.348 % 70.435 % 67.826 % 70.543 % 69.130 %
bay / 18y. / G / LBHA / Rufs / Mitjulands / GBR42667 / Mr F Eilberg (18.) (18.) (14.) (20.) (14.)
17. 273 Quartz of Jazz Marie Emilie Bretenoux FRA 67.717 % 69.457 % 69.891 % 68.261 % 69.565 % 68.978 %
bay / 14y. / G / SF / Lawrence / Urleven Pironniere / 104IB12 / Monsieur JEAN BRETENOUX (17.) (17.) (17.) (16.) (17.)
18. 252 Rubin Al Asad Lara Butler GBR 68.370 % 69.891 % 68.478 % 67.500 % 70.435 % 68.935 %
bay / 16y. / G / HANN / Rubin Royal Old / Wanderbursch II / 102VC47 / Dr W & Mrs U Bechtolsheimer (16.) (15.) (21.) (21.) (15.)
19. 274 San Royal Kathleen Keller GER 69.348 % 67.391 % 68.804 % 69.783 % 68.152 % 68.696 %
dbay / 11y. / G / OLDBG / San Remo / Grad Royal / 105AI49 / Stall Keller GmbH&Co.KG (15.) (23.) (20.) (14.) (21.)
20. 267 Vistoso de Massa Anne Sophie Serre FRA 67.174 % 69.130 % 70.000 % 67.283 % 69.239 % 68.565 %
grey / 9y. / S / LUSIT / Maestro Jgb (pt) Lus / Xaquiro Cip / 104EW20 / Monsieur Sylvain MASSA (22.) (19.) (16.) (22.) (19.)
21. 253 Dirbini Barbara Clement Klinger FRA 67.283 % 69.022 % 68.913 % 68.043 % 67.609 % 68.174 %
bay / 10y. / M / KWPN / Dimaggio / Rubinstein / 105OT90 / Mme Barbara CLEMENT-KLINGER (20.) (20.) (19.) (19.) (23.)
22. 251 Sir Donnerhall II Old Morgan Barbancon Mestre FRA 67.283 % 68.261 % 67.391 % 68.152 % 67.717 % 67.761 %
dbay / 12y. / S / OLDBG / Sandro Hit / Donnerhall 11 / 103RO36 / Nyreroed, Henrik & Kloy, Sabine (20.) (21.) (24.) (18.) (22.)
23. 257 Romy del Sol Emma Hindle GBR 62.826 % 67.935 % 68.152 % 67.174 % 68.696 % 66.957 %
bay / 12y. / M / WESTF / Romanov Blue Horse / 104HR04 / Emma Hindle (26.) (22.) (22.) (23.) (20.)
24. 255 Royal Rubinstein David Engelen BEL 66.522 % 66.739 % 68.043 % 66.522 % 65.543 % 66.674 %
bay / 13y. / HANN / Rubin Royal Old / Sao Paulo / 103ZK84 / David Engelen (23.) (24.) (23.) (24.) (24.)
25. 269 Galliani Biolley Katrien Verreet BEL 62.935 % 66.413 % 63.804 % 64.130 % 62.174 % 63.891 %
grey / 12y. / S / BWP / Sir Donnerhall / Lanciano / 103IE58 / Stephanie & Virginie De Sadeleer – (24.) (25.) (26.) (25.) (26.)
26. 268 Indoctro v/d Steenblok Fanny Verliefden BEL 62.935 % 62.500 % 63.913 % 63.152 % 63.913 % 63.283 %
black / 10y. / BWP / Rubin Royal Old / 105PO79 / Fanny Verliefden (24.) (26.) (25.) (26.) (25.)