Germany’s Christoph Koschel & Ballentines Win Waregem CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle for 1st Big Tour Victory

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Christoph Koschel and Ballentines. File photo © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WAREGEM, Belgium, Sept. 15, 2019–Christoph Koschel and Ballentines won the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle, the first Big Tour victory for the German partnership.

Christoph and the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion were awarded 75.090% in only their second Grand Prix Freestyle and the first Big Tour event in Europe. Ballentines competition career has been mostly at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida where he was competed by Christoph at Small Tour in 2017 and moved to Grand Prix in 2018.

Dutch riders Lucie Louws on Evito was second on 73.780% and Sander Marijnissen on Cool 2 Johnson third on 70.445%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Pl. Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B
1 Ballentines 10Stallion / HANN / Chestnut / 2008 / Belissimo x Weltmeyer / Kettelhodt, Hartmut / Koschel Dressage 71.750    76.400               74.075                             1 74.250        78.000                  76.125                              1 74.250          82.000                78.125                              1 70.250        77.000                73.625                         2 72.000       75.000                    73.500                            1 72.500       77.680                  75.090
2 EvitoGelding / KWPN / Dark / 2009 / Sir Oldenburg x Jackson / Putte / M Louws 70.250        77.800                   74.025                            2 71.000       76.000                    73.500                             2 71.750            75.000                  73.375                            2 72.500          77.000                74.750                            1 71.500       75.000                    73.250                             2 71.400        76.160                 73.780
3 Cool 2 JohnsonGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2007 / Johnson x Balzflug / Harmsen / W.J.M. Marijnissen 68.750       73.200                   70.975                           3 66.250            72.000                  69.125                             5 69.000           73.000               71.000                            4 69.500          73.000                71.250                            3 68.750           71.000                  69.875                            3 68.450        72.440                  70.445
4 BaroloGelding / HANN / Chestnut / 2006 / Breitling W x Hitchcock / Eustace, Diane, Surrey / Japan Racing Association 68.250         73.000                 70.625                           4 64.750          72.000                  68.375                             6 71.000        75.000                  73.000                            3 65.500          73.000                69.250                           5 68.000          69.000               68.500                           5 67.500        72.400                 69.950
5 Gucci ‘H’Gelding / BWP / Black / 2006 / I.P.S. Gribaldi x Wundermeyer 31007993 / Heylen Ludo En Tom / Heylen Tom And Ludo 67.250         72.800                    70.025                           5 65.500          73.000                  69.250                             4 68.750             72.000                70.375                            6 65.250          75.000                 70.125                           4 66.750      70.000                   68.375                             6 66.700       72.560                 69.630
Not placed
6 TribianiGelding / NWB / Chestnut / 2004 / S. Landtinus Dvh 674 x Landadel / / Melanie Chew, Tony Chew 66.750          71.600                  69.175                              6 67.000           73.000               70.000                            3 68.000       74.000                   71.000                            4 65.500           70.000                 67.750                           7 67.500       70.000                  68.750                            4 66.950       71.720                    69.335
7 CupidoGelding / KWPN / Dark Bay / 2007 / Tuschinski x Goodtimes / D. Reyne, Barsingerhorn / Schelstraete Paarden 64.500         65.000                64.750                           8 64.000        72.000                 68.000                          7 67.250          72.000                   69.625                             7 66.250        69.000                 67.625                           8 66.500        70.000                68.250                            7 65.700       69.600       67.650
8 RonGelding / PZHK (WIELK) / Bay / 2007 / Samba Hit II x Rabus Wlkp. / Malgorzata Lisiecka, Bojanowo / Bartosz Jura 64.500        66.400                 65.450                           7 61.750             71.000                  66.375                            8 66.250         70.000                  68.125                             8 65.000        72.000                 68.500                          6 63.750                69.000                 66.375                            8 64.250        69.680                 66.965
9 LibertinoGelding / WESTF / Grey / 2010 / Lancer III x Cornet Obolensky / Gestut Zhaschkow / Libertino Syndicate, Mojca Usnik 61.250         64.200                62.725                            9 61.000          66.000               63.500                            9 60.000          67.000                63.500                           9 61.500       68.000                  64.750                            9 62.750       65.000                   63.875                           9 61.300         66.040                 63.670