Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo Capture Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo capturing the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 2, 2019–Charlotte Jorst on her “best pal” Kastel’s Nintendo swept the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Big Tour to win the Grand Prix Special Saturday night under lights, two days after capturing the Grand Prix in her campaign to make the United States team for the Pan American Games.

Charlotte, of Reno, Nevada and the 16-year-old KWPN stallion scored 72.447 per cent in the Special in the rider’s second competition since returning to Florida after a two-year break. The duo placed first and second the first week.

Heather Blitz of Wellington and Semper Fidelis posted a personal best 71.170 per cent in the pair’s third show since Heather took over the ride on the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare.

Rebecca Waite and Doktor placed third on 68.936 per cent. Rebecca was given the  ride on the 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding after caring for Doktor for years when competed by Shelly Francis.

Charlotte described Nintendo as her “best pal”–“we’re like best friends and I think, the trust and the camaraderie between us is what I like the best.”

Her goal is to go to Europe with Nintendo then “I would love to do the Pan Am Games with him” in Lima, Peru in July.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges: Maarten Van der Heijden Susan Hoevenaars Cesar Torrente Henning Lehrmann William Warren
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 72.447 USA Charlotte Jorst Kastels Nintendo – 512 73.298 72.340 73.085 70.851 72.660 71.750 (2)
2. 71.170 USA Heather Blitz Semper Fidelis – 609 71.915 70.851 72.660 70.532 69.894 71.889 (1)
3. 68.936 USA Rebecca Waite Doktor – 591 69.255 68.830 69.787 68.723 68.085 69.667 (3)
4. 68.745 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 – 551 67.979 69.043 69.043 68.830 68.830 69.561 (4)
5. 68.447 USA Ashley Holzer Wilson Pickett – 518 67.979 67.553 68.723 69.362 68.617 68.723 (6)
6. 67.957 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Foco Loco W – 513 68.723 67.766 65.745 69.681 67.872 68.950 (5)
7. 67.915 MEX Bernadette Pujals Curioso XXV – 532 68.936 68.936 67.021 69.149 65.532 68.421 (7)
8. 67.553 GER Michael Klimke Royal Dancer 33 – 612 68.191 68.617 65.638 67.021 68.298 67.334 (8)
9. 66.532 USA Devon Kane Destiny – 539 63.404 68.085 66.702 68.617 65.851 66.383 (11)
10. 66.149 CAN Diane Creech Chrevis Christo – 559 67.234 65.851 66.702 64.149 66.809 67.112 (9)
11. 66.106 JPN Masanao Takahashi Eaton Unitechno – 613 66.809 66.702 65.000 66.489 65.532 66.890 (10)
12. 65.766 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis – 554 66.809 66.596 64.468 64.787 66.170 66.250 (12)
13. 64.702 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW – 562 66.383 65.957 63.085 63.936 64.149 65.000 (13)
14. 63.915 USA Nicole Harrington Wizard Of Oz – 602 66.170 63.298 63.191 63.191 63.723 64.468 (14)
15. 62.298 CAN Liz Steacie Callahan – 550 64.362 62.128 62.447 62.340 60.213 62.553 (15)