Hubertus Schmidt & Escolar Win Oldenburg Louisdor Prize Qualifier, Ingrid Klimke & Aussie-Bred Dante 2nd to Earn Final Start
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OLDENBURG, Germany, Nov. 3, 2018–Hubertus Schmidt and Escolar won and Ingrid Klimke placed second on the Australian-bred SPH Dante in the Louisdor Prize to wrap up qualifying for the German final for developing Grand Prix horses.
Hubertus and the nine-year-old Westfalen stallion (Estobar NRW x Fürst Piccolo) scored 75.512 per cent for the win to give the German team rider a second mount in the final of horses aged eight to 10 years in Frankfurt Dec. 13-16. He qualified Chrysler earlier in the series.
Ingrid Klimke, Olympic gold medal eventer for Germany, rode SPH Dante to second place on 72.767 per cent. Ingrid has been riding Dante, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Welfenadel x Dormello) bred in Australia, for only a few weeks.
Qualifiers for Louisdor Prize final:
Hagen: 1. Daniel Bachmann Andersen (DEN)/Blue Hors Veneziano, 2. Hubertus Schmidt (GER)/Chrysler
Wiesbaden: 1. Isabell Werth (GER)/Quintus 2. Marcus Hermes (GER) ZINQ Abegglen FH
Werder: 1. Benjamin Werndl (GER)/Famoso 2. Kristina Bröring-Sprehe (GER)/Destiny OLD
Donaueschingen: 1. Emma Hindle (GBR)/Diesel 2. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER)/Ferdinand BB
Ising: 1. Aexandra Sessler (GER)/Chilly Jam DSP 2. Matthias Alexander Rath (GER)/Foundation
Oldenburg: 1. Hubertus Schmidt (GER)/Escolar 2. Ingrid Klimke (GER)/SPH Dante
Dec. 13-16 Frankfurt