Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Make Triumphant Return to Competition With Victory at Herning CDI4* Grand Prix

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy. File photo. © Ken Braddick/Dressage-news.com

HERNING, Denmark, Mar. 8, 2019–Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy made a triumphant return to competition after a break of almost eight months with a victory at the Danish Warmblood stallion show CDI4* Grand Prix Friday.

Daniel Bachmann Andersen, a Danish team mate, placed second on Blue Hors Don Olymbrio on a personal best score while Fiontini, winner of the hat trick of World Young Horse Championships and being competed at Big Tour for the first time by Spain’s Severo Jurado López, placed third.

Cathrine and the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 79.065 per cent for the win in the first competition since last July. The pair competed at the 2016 Olympics and won three bronze medals at the 2017 European Championships. But an injury to Cassidy prevented the horse from going to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon.

Cathrine and Cassidy competed through European Championships for juniors and young riders, capturing four gold medals.

Daniel and the 11-year-old KWPN stallion scored 78.196 per cent, breaking the pair’s previous best of 76.500 set three months ago.

Severo and Fiontini, a Danish Warmblood mare now nine years old, scored 75.913 per cent, with big differences in the judge’s marks–a high of 79.130 from Denmark’s Susan Baarup and a low of 71.739 from Finland’s Maria Colliander.

Severo and Fiontini (Fassbinder x Romanov) won the global championships of five, six and year old horses and will remain partnered at least through the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Anna Kasprzak, Olympic and World Games rider for Denmark on Donnperignon, rode Rock Star to a personal best 73.717 per cent. This was only the fifth show for Anna and the 11-year-old Westfalen gelding since beginning international Grand Prix almost two years ago, competing only once in 2018, at Herning last October.

Fiontini ridden by Severo Jurado López. at the World Young Horse Championships. File photo. © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

Judges–E: Kurt Christensen-DEN H: Thomas Kessler-GER C: Isobel Wessels-GBR M: Susanne Baarup-DEN B: Maria Colliander-FIN

Pl. Rider H.No Horse Sex/Studbook/Color/Born/Sire x Dam sire/Breeder/Owner E H C M B Total
1 366 Atterupgaards Cassidy Gelding/ DWB / Chestnut / 2003 / Caprimond x Donnerhall / Atterupgaard, Jystrup Midtsjaelland / Dufour Family V/Peter Dufour 80.761    1 78.043   2 78.043   2 80.870   1 77.609   1 79.065
2 361 Blue Hors Don Olymbrio Stallion/ KWPN / Chestnut / 2008 / Jazz x Olympic Ferro / / Blue Hors 77.391    2 79.565    1 79.565    1 77.500   3 76.957   2 78.196
3 352 Fiontini Mare/ DWB / Bay / 2010 / Fassbinder x Romanov / Hanne Lund Og Henrik Hansen, Solrod Strand / Hh Horses & Henrik Hansen 74.891   3 76.848   3 76.957   3 79.130   2 71.739    4 75.913
4 436 Rock Star 13 Gelding/ WESTF / Bay / 2008 / Rockwell x Weinberg / / Stutteriet V/Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak 73.478   4 71.087   4 75.435   4 74.891    4 73.696   3 73.717
5 373 Jojo AZ Gelding/ HSH / Darkbay / 2003 / Damhus Hoek’s Ginus x Justboy / Enyingi Agrár Rt. / Julianelyst Aps & Claus Thinggaard 73.043   5 69.891   7 74.130   5 71.630    5 71.739    4 72.087
Not placed
6 370 Zuidenwind 1187 Stallion/ KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Oo-Seven x Jazz / H. Van Helvoirt, Rosmalen / Gränsbo Stuteri, Rose Mathisen 70.326   7 69.457   8 72.065   7 70.870   6 69.891   7 70.522
7 353 Bakkely’s Onandt Gelding/ DWB / Bay / 2007 / Onassis x Michellino / / Bang Dressage Aps 69.457   8 68.913  10 69.674  10 70.217    7 70.761   6 69.804
8 356 Spirit of the Age Old Stallion/ OLDBG / Darkbay / 2004 / Stedinger x Donnerhall / Mehrtens, Michael / Brune, Bernadette 70.652   6 67.9351 2 72.391    6 66.848 13 68.261   9 69.217
9 350 May-Day Graftebjerg Mare/ DWB / Bay / 2003 / Dream Of Heidelberg / / Arne Bjerg-Nielsen 69.022  9 69.022  9 67.826 13 70.217    7 69.674   8 69.152
10 365 Rialto Star Gelding/ / Grey / 2004 / Royal Diamond / / Laura Yubero Prieto 67.609 11 70.870   5 69.783   9 67.500 12 66.848 13 68.522
11 371 Lollipop 126 Gelding/ HANN / Bay / 2004 / Lord Sinclair 8 x Welt Hit I O / Gestüt Lewitz / Knyaginicheva, Elena 66.957 12 70.109   6 70.109   8 67.826  11 66.087 14 68.217
12 364 Aston Martin Stallion/ TRAK / Dark Bay / 2005 / Monteverdi x Sixtus / / Helene Melsen 66.848 13 67.717  13 68.370 12 69.565   9 67.935 10 68.087
13 377 Duendecillo P Stallion/ FWB / Chestnut / 2004 / Don Romantic x Midt-West Ibi-Light / Anne Niemi / Anne Niemi 68.152 10 68.696 11 68.478 11 66.848 13 67.935 10 68.022
14 355 Lertevangs Lavinia Mare/ DWB / Bay / 2005 / Celebration F. Damgaard x Linaro / Peter Jensen Hansen, Sommersted / Gretha Ferreira-Veldman 65.217  14 66.630 14 67.826 13 68.043 10 67.065 12 66.957
15 376 Quartermain Gelding/ HANN / Chestnut / 2009 / Quarterback x Wilawander XX / Anette Holst / Hannell Dressage Stable Ab 64.783 15 65.326 15 67.717 15 65.652 15 65.217 15 65.739
16 359 Highline Gelding/ DWB / Black / 2007 / Hotline x Solos Landtinus / Steen Bo Larsen, Lille Skensved / Jessica U.Rainer Schwiebert Gbr 64.022 16 64.891 16 63.804 16 65.000 16 64.239 16 64.391
17 368 Emilio 111 Gelding/ HANN / Grey / 2007 / Earl x Dynamo / Werner Lenz / Rathjens, Hans-Werner 60.978 17 62.391 17 60.761  17 62.500 17 61.848 17 61.696