Germany’s Benjamin Werndl & Daily Mirror Win Fot World Cup Freestyle, Morgan Barbançon 2nd on Sir Donnerhall II, Takes Grand Prix Special on Bolero

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Benjamin Werndl and Daily Mirror. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BUDAPEST, Sept. 30, 2018–BenjaminWerndl and Daily Mirrow won the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle to give the German rider a head start on earning a start in the annual global championship. Morgan Barbançon and Sir Donnerhall II OLD placed second in the freestyle and won the Grand Prix Special on Bolero.

Benjamin and the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding scored a personal best of 78.025 per cent to mark the beginning of the pair’s Big Tour career a year ago.

Morgan Barbançon and Sir Donnerhall II OLD placed second on 75.775 per cent in the first freestyle for Morgan since switching from Spain to ride for France after the World Cup Final in Paris in April.

German Olympic and World Games gold medalist Dorothee Schneider was third on Fohlenhofs Rock’N Rose on 75.575 per cent.

The 20 points won by Benjamin, 17 for Morgan and 15 for Dorothee go to their standings in the Western European League that in mid-October stages the first of an expanded schedule of 10 events leading to the final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April.

Results:

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