Charlotte Jorst & Nintendo Return to Wellington After 2-Year Break to Win CDI3* Grand Prix

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Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2019 SusanJStickle.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019–Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo returned to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to claim victory in the CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday after an absence of two years that she described as time spent “really learning to ride… getting all my basics.”

Charlotte and the 16-year-old KWPN stallion that she competed at the 2016 World Cup Final and on United States teams at four Nations Cups in Europe were awarded 71.891 per cent, the highest Grand Prix result for the pair since Wellington in January, 2017.

U.S. Olympic and World Games rider Adrienne Lyle on Harmony’s Duval were second on 69.500 per cent in only their second Big Tour event.

Rebecca Waite of Loxahatchee, Florida riding Doktor in a CDI for the first time placed third on 68.391 per cent. Doktor, an Oldenburg gelding now 16 years old, was competed at Grand Prix on both sides of the Atlantic for six years by Shelly Francis.

Charlotte Jorst, 54 years old and based in Reno, Nevada, said she returned to the U.S. East Coast after a break of almost two years to the day with several young horses as well as Akeem Foldager and Nintendo that she said is still No. 1 in her heart.

In the past two years, she told dressage-news.com, “I have really focused on learning to ride, train and getting all my basics… just learning. I’ve taken a different approach to it. It’s always about learning, about having great rides. My approach is a bit different, to everything. It’s been great.”

The lineup of shows and availability of a wide range of classes attracted her to return to Florida with several young horses.

“I can show every weekend,” she said. “I can get everyone in the ring in a very short amount of time and I’m so looking forward to that.”

High on her priorities is the Iron Spring Farm Future Stars Performance Series for developing Prix St. Georges horses aged seven to nine years old.

“I’m so looking forward to the season,” that she intends to see through to its conclusion at the end of March.

She has begun working with German trainer Ulf Möller, a leading trainer for many years who is based in Wellington in winter with the sales and marketing operation of Denmark’s Helgstrand Dressage.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special
Judges Christof Umbach Gabriela Valerianova Henning Lehrmann Natacha Waddell Bo Jena
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.891 USA Charlotte Jorst Kastels Nintendo – 552 72.391 72.174 72.283 71.304 71.304
2. 69.500 USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval – 558 70.217 68.261 67.826 69.239 71.957
3. 68.391 USA Rebecca Waite Doktor – 521 68.804 69.022 69.130 68.913 66.087
4. 68.043 USA Heather Blitz Semper Fidelis – 548 67.717 65.435 69.239 70.109 67.717
5. 67.891 GER Christoph Koschel Ballentines 10 – 572 67.717 67.174 67.717 66.196 70.652
5. 67.891 CAN Jill Irving Arthur – 560 67.391 68.804 68.043 69.239 65.978
7. 67.000 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse – 575 69.674 64.674 66.957 67.935 65.761
8. 66.717 USA Marcus Orlob Royal Touch – 543 66.739 67.826 65.109 67.717 66.196
9. 65.761 CAN Christilot Boylen Rockylane – 512 65.870 68.152 63.043 64.674 67.065
10. 65.326 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis – 515 66.957 64.565 65.217 65.870 64.022
11. 64.870 USA Patricia Becker Freedom – 546 65.109 65.326 64.130 65.109 64.674
12. 64.217 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Aquamarijn – 532 63.043 65.109 64.565 61.957 66.413
13. 63.870 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme – 553 67.174 64.348 62.826 60.543 64.457
14. 61.565 USA Devon Kane Sir Galanto – 564 61.370 59.413 60.174 62.239 64.630
15. 61.022 USA Pamela Aide Bon De Niro P – 539 58.043 63.478 58.804 62.717 62.065
16. 60.478 FIN Merita Hagren Viveur – 542 61.522 59.891 61.413 60.217 59.348
17. 60.283 USA Tara Stegen Whisper – 510 60.326 59.457 60.217 60.217 61.196
18. 60.261 USA Nicole Harrington Wizard Of Oz – 545 59.022 62.174 61.522 60.000 58.587
18. 60.261 SUI Barbara Bertschinger Rubin Cortes OLD – 516 60.435 60.761 60.870 59.783 59.457
20. 59.370 CAN Liz Steacie Callahan – 540 60.000 60.978 59.239 56.304 60.326
21. 59.022 CAN Lori Bell Rock My Lady – 561 57.891 60.935 58.109 57.565 60.609
22. 54.283 CAN Diane Creech Diana C – 570 49.457 56.522 54.348 55.543 55.543
EL. SUI Franziska Seidl Romano K – 514