Denmark’s Mai Tofte Olesen & Rustique Win Norwegian Horse Festival CDI3* Grand Prix

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Mai Tofte Olesen of Denmark on Rustique. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LILLESTRØM, Norway, Feb. 21, 2019–Mai Tofte Olesen and Rustique won the Norwegian Horse Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday in the Danish pair’s first competition in more than seven months.

Mai and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding that competed at the 2017 World Cup Final in Omaha, scored 68.239 per cent for the win.

Sweden’s Gunilla Byström on Vectra was second on 67.587 per cent with Mikaela Fabricius-Bjerre of Finland on Bellissimo L third on 67.565 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges-E: Trond Asmyr-NOT H: Mats Eriksson-SWE C: Kjell Myhre-NOR M: Alban Tissot-FRA B: Francis Verbeek Van Rooy-NED

Rank Rider HorseSex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Rustique gelding/ DWB / Grey / 2002 / Heslegård’s Rubin x Midt-West Ibi-Light / Anne Dueholm Nielsen, Greve / Birgit Meister, Mai & Henrik Tofte Olesen 70.652  1 68.696 2 67.283 2 67.500 1 67.065 3 68.239
2 Vectra mare/ SWB / Bay / 2005 / Silvano 1047 x Flyinge Amiral / Carolin Ljungcrantz Och Håkan Kindblom / Eva Fraim Påhlman & Gunilla Byström 68.043 4 68.804 1 67.391  1 66.522 2 67.174  2 67.587
3 Bellissimo L gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Samba Hit II x Jazz / M.J.J. Van Lieshout, Uden / Dressurstald Solyst&Mikaela Lindh 69.130 2 67.283 3 66.957 3 65.543 3 68.913  1 67.565
4 Denzel gelding/ HANN / Chestnut / 2002 / Don Frederico x Wonderland / Joerg Doepke / Anna Von Wendt 65.870 5 64.457 4 66.304 4 64.022 4 63.261 4 64.783
5 Gevelts Donna Tella mare/ DWB / Bay / 2003 / Don Schufro x Warkant / Gevelt Ridesenter Rannvei Gevelt, Hokksund / Rannvei Gevelt 68.261 3 62.500 5 63.261  5 61.957  5 60.543 5 63.304
Not placed
6 Delatio stallion/ HANN / Brownbay / 2004 / de Niro 6 x Rubinstein I / Bosse, Ulrike & Reinhold / Knyaginicheva, Elena 61.957  7 62.500 5 61.739  6 61.304 6 56.630 7 60.826
7 Tobajo Picez stallion / NWB / Bay / 2001 / Cortez x Pik Trump / / Tormod Bakke Johnsen 63.587 6 62.065 7 61.304 7 57.500 7 58.261 6 60.543
8 Citta mare/ KWPN / Chestnut / 2007 / / W. Abbring / Jonas Elvebakk And Lars Lindoe And Grønvold-Johannessen Family EL