Spain’s Borja Carrascosa & Ein Traum Win Doha CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle

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Borja Carrascosa and Ein Traum. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DOHA, Qatar, Mar. 9, 2018–Borja Carrascosa and Ein Traum posted a personal best score to narrowly beat out fellow Spanish rider Juan Matute Guimon on Don Diego to win the Al Shaqab CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday.

Borja and the 10-year-old Westfalen gelding scored 75.375 to notch the first victory for the Spanish pair in a year of Big Tour competition.

Juan Matute Guimon and Don Diego were awarded 75.250 per cent for second place with Morgan Barbançon Mestre of France on Sir Donnerhall II OLD third on 74.875 per cent.

Finland’s Henri Ruoste on Rossetti won the Grand Prix with a score of 71.915 per cent.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges: Christof Umbach Trond Asmyr Andrew Gardner Thomas Lang Leif Toernbald
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 75.375 ESP Borja Carrascosa Ein Traum 2 – 6 75.500 74.875 77.000 72.750 76.750 78.000 (1)
2. 75.250 ESP Juan Matute Guimon Don Diego – 9 75.875 75.500 74.375 72.375 78.125 77.917 (2)
3. 74.875 FRA Morgan Barbançon Mestre Sir Donnerhall II OLD – 5 75.500 76.500 75.750 74.875 71.750 74.750 (6)
4. 74.100 SWE Minna Telde Isac – 12 74.625 70.875 76.375 74.125 74.500 75.167 (4)
5. 74.000 ESP Claudio Castilla Ruiz Icaro MG – 7 74.750 72.250 75.625 72.250 75.125 75.524 (3)
6. 73.775 NED Danielle Heijkoop Badari – 11 72.500 74.375 75.750 73.500 72.750 75.125 (5)
7. 72.600 GBR Hayley Watson-Greaves Rubins Nite – 8 71.500 72.875 74.875 70.750 73.000 72.750 (8)
8. 72.325 NED Patrick van der Meer Zippo – 4 71.750 70.875 73.125 70.125 75.750 72.151 (11)
9. 71.675 BEL Isabel Cool Aranco V – 17 71.375 70.375 74.250 69.750 72.625 72.256 (10)
10. 71.525 NED Tosca Visser van der Meulen Asther de Jeu – 15 69.750 70.250 74.125 70.625 72.875 73.500 (7)
11. 70.350 SWE Natalie Oldfors Mickey M – 16 71.250 69.750 70.875 68.000 71.875 72.122 (12)
12. 69.750 SWE Charlotte Haid Bondergaard Roberto Des Frettes – 1 68.750 71.500 72.750 67.875 67.875 72.689 (9)
13. 68.825 NED Tommie Visser Chuppy Checker CL – 14 67.125 67.750 69.750 71.375 68.125 69.625 (14)
14. 67.125 RSA Tanya Seymour Ramoneur 6 – 13 66.875 65.875 68.000 67.250 67.625 70.750 (13)
CDI5*  Grand Prix Special
Judges Andrew Gardner Christof Umbach Leif Toernbald Magnus Ringmark Thomas Lang
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 71.915 FIN Henri Ruoste Rossetti – 18 71.702 70.638 71.170 72.872 73.191 72.000 (1)
2. 68.745 ESP Nicole Vazquez Kremer Wonder – 10 70.213 67.447 69.574 68.298 68.191 69.500 (2)
3. 67.277 GER Insa Hansen Diamond’s Diva – 3 68.723 67.447 65.106 66.915 68.191 67.000 (3)