Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer & Benaglio Post Personal Best Score to Win Nice CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

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Victoria Max-Theurer of Austria on Benaglio. File photo. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

NICE, France, Oct. 6, 2019–Victoria Max-Theurer rode Benaglio to a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday.

The four-time Olympian for Austria and the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 76.725%, surpassing their previous best result of 75.475% set in May that was one of the pair’s three previous Big Tour musical performances.

Victoria and Benaglio won the Grand Prix Friday. This week’s two victories brought the number of wins to three in the duo’s Grand Prix career beginning six months ago.

Anne Sophie Serre of France on Actuelle de Massa, a Lusitano mare, placed second on 75.650% in only the second Freestyle in six starts since beginning Big Tour two months ago.

Anne Sophie and Vistoso de Massa, a Lusitano gelding, won the Grand Prix Special Saturday.

Austria’s Stefan Lehfellner on Fackeltanz OLD was third on 72.985%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges-E: Annick Dauban-FRA H: Alban Tissot-FRA C: Thomas Lang-AUT M: Barbara Ardu-ITA B: Lars Andersson-SWE

Pl. Horse Rider Nat. E H C M B Total
1. BENAGLIO Victoria MAX-THEURER
AUT
75.700
(2.)
77.550
(2.)
77.375
(1.)
76.500
(1.)
76.500
(1.)
76.725
2. ACTUELLE DE MASSA Anne Sophie SERRE
FRA
76.425
(1.)
77.875
(1.)
73.375
(2.)
74.625
(2.)
75.950
(2.)
75.650
3. FACKELTANZ OLD Stefan LEHFELLNER
AUT
72.925
(3.)
72.200
(3.)
72.125
(3.)
72.875
(3.)
74.800
(4.)
72.985
4. JOYERO VG Annabelle COLLINS
BER
71.800
(4.)
69.850
(5.)
70.625
(5.)
71.350
(4.)
75.000
(3.)
71.725
5. ELEITO DA FERRARIA Grete AYACHE
EST
68.425
(5.)
70.450
(4.)
71.000
(4.)
70.750
(5.)
71.675
(5.)
70.460
6. FLIRT Roberta CIAMPA
ITA
66.275
(7.)
68.475
(6.)
67.375
(6.)
68.375
(6.)
69.025
(6.)
67.905
7. TAVARES Tatiana ANTONENCO
MDA
66.525
(6.)
67.275
(7.)
66.375
(7.)
66.000
(7.)
66.400
(7.)
66.515