Lone Jörgensen, Double Olympian for Denmark, Makes Debut Under Australian Flag to Win Sydney World Cup Grand Prix

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Lone Jörgensen riding Corinna at the Sydney World Cup Grand Prix in the first Big Tour competition for the double Olympian for Denmark and the first international event under the Australian flag.

SYDNEY, OCT. 18, 2019–Lone Jörgensen, a two-time Olympian for Denmark, won the World Cup Grand Prix Friday in her first international event under the Australian flag and the rider’s first Big Tour competition since she left Europe seven years ago.

Lone and Corinna, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare she has competed at national levels for the past six months, scored 69.348%. The score was also the pair’s first toward meeting the requirement of at least 69% toward selection for the Australian team for the Olympics in Tokyo next July.

New Zealand’s Wendi Williamson on Don Amour MH placed second on 69.087% with Australia’s Fiona Selby on Tacita in third on 67.913%

Lone, 57 years old, switched to ride under the Australian flag just three weeks ago, though she retains Danish citizenship as well as that of her adopted home. Her last CDI before Friday was on FBW De Vito for the Danish Nations Cup team in Rotterdam in 2012.

She competed FBW Kennedy at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain as well as three European Championships. The German Sport Horse gelding was then sold to Jane Forbes Clarke for Robert Dover to ride in his sixth Olympics for the United States, which was Athens in 2004 where the Americans won team bronze. Lone rode Ludewig at the same Games.

Corinna (Crelido x Calido I) is owned by Australian Pauline Carnovale who rode at Small Tour after buying the horse from Belgium’s Natasja Van den Bogaert in 2015.

Results:
CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix

Pl. Rider/Horse Total E

Jeanne McDonald USA

H

Mary Seefried AUS

C

Maria Colliander FIN

M

Sunhi Shivdas IND

B

Maria Schwennesen AUS

1 69.348 71.304 68.043 68.261 71.739 67.391
2 69.087 68.261 71.304 69.239 68.043 68.587
3 67.913 70.000 68.152 65.543 69.130 66.739
4 67.304 66.304 67.609 65.978 69.457 67.174
5 67.065 64.457 70.109 65.109 66.848 68.804
6 66.804 66.304 67.717 65.870 67.717 66.413
7 66.239 65.543 67.174 65.435 65.652 67.391
8 66.174 65.870 68.152 65.000 64.565 67.283
9 65.326 65.326 65.217 Pending 64.348 66.413
10 64.804 64.130 65.326 63.478 65.435 65.652
11 64.283 63.152 66.413 64.239 63.261 64.348
12 63.913 61.087 65.109 60.109 67.391 65.870
13 61.587 60.652 64.674 60.217 62.283 60.109
14 59.870 58.370 59.457 58.804 61.739 60.978