Lone Jörgensen, Double Olympian for Denmark, Makes Debut Under Australian Flag to Win Sydney World Cup Grand Prix
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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.
CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix
Jeanne McDonald USA
Mary Seefried AUS
Maria Colliander FIN
Sunhi Shivdas IND
Maria Schwennesen AUS