Denmark’s Mai Tofte Olesen & Rustique Post Personal Best to Win Kristiansand CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

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

KRISTIANSAND, Norway, Oct. 5, 2019–Denmark’s 2017 World Cup Final partnership of Mai Tofte Olesen and Rustique on Saturday won the Indoor Epona CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle on a personal best score.

Mai and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 74.870% to beat the previous best of 74.300% at the Omaha championship Final.  The pair won the Grand Prix on Thursday.

Swedes Charlotte Haid Bondergaard on Roberto des Frettes placed second on 71.015% with Terese Klintström on Don Sanchez in third on 69.275%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Kjell Myhre-NOR H: Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinkel-NED C: Trond Asmyr-NOR M: Paula Nysten-FIN B: Hans Voser-SUI

Pl. Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Rustiquevallak / DWB / Grey / 2002 / Heslegård’s Rubin x Midt-West Ibi-Light / Anne Dueholm Nielsen, Greve / Birgit Meister, Mai & Henrik Tofte Olesen 71.750     78.000              74.875                            1 71.500          79.000                   75.250                             1 72.500           76.000                 74.250                            1 70.750             78.000                  74.375                             1 72.000            79.200                  75.600                            1 71.700            78.040                    74.870
2 Roberto des Frettesvallak / LUSIT / Bay / 2005 / Carinho des Noes x Boulou des Frettes / Augras, Annie / Björn Haid, Mathias Haid & Norrehe Dressage Stable Ab 68.500          74.000                 71.250                            2 66.500             74.000                 70.250                            2 68.500            72.000                70.250                           2 66.500              71.800                  69.150                            2 70.750             77.600                 74.175                            2 68.150           73.880                      71.015
Not placed
3 Don Sanchezvallak / SWB / Chestnut / 2006 / Santino x Blue Hors Don Schufro / G O J Olovsson Samt C Cronberg / Joakim Dalsgaard, Terese Klintström 68.250             73.000              70.625                         3 67.000            71.000                 69.000                           3 66.750           70.000                68.375                           3 66.500           70.000                 68.250                             4 68.250          72.000                70.125                          3 67.350        71.200                 69.275
4 Alexvallak / KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Roughfield Fantasy x Renovo / A F. De Baat / Ewa Mattson 65.500           66.000               65.750                            4 63.250           67.000                 65.125                            4 65.500           66.000                65.750                          4 67.000            69.600                  68.300                           3 64.000         67.000                65.500                           5 65.050           67.120              66.085
5 Quater Figliovallak / DWB / Red / 2008 / Quaterback x de Niro 6 / Helle And Michael Bjerre Drost / Mona Mangseth 63.750           67.000               65.375                           5 59.500          63.400                  61.450                              5 62.750           67.000               64.875                          5 59.750         62.400                 61.075                            5 65.500            69.200                   67.350                          4 62.250          65.800                64.025

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges-E: Hans Voser-SUI H: Anne Prain-FRA C: Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinkel-NED M: Trond Asmyr-NOR B: Monique Peutz-Vegter-NED

Pl. Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Charmeurvallak / KWPN / Dark Bay / 2007 / Krack C x Gribaldi / A.J Groen / Arphus Gård Ab 66.383  1 68.511 1 67.340 1 69.362 1 67.234  1 67.766
2 Cerina EHoppe / KWPN / Bay / 2007 / Saffraan x Harald / G. Jager / Catarina Hjärpe 60.000 2 61.915 2 62.553 2 61.702 2 62.660 2 61.766