Hanna Karasiova & Olga Safronova of Belarus Top Placings at Minsk World Cup Freestyle to Earn Invites to Las Vegas Final

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Hanna Karasiova and Zodiak. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

MINSK, Belarus, Oct. 20, 2019–Hanna Karasiova and Olga Safronova took the top placings in the Minsk World Cup Freestyle Sunday to give the Belarus riders an unbeatable lead in the Central European League.

Hanna and Zodiak won the event with a score of 75.145% while Olga and Sandro D Amour were second on 73.410%.

However,Belarus will gets only one invitation to the Final in Las Vegas next April as the rules allow only one rider from any nation.

Malaysia’s Mohd Qabil Ambak Dato’ Mahamad on Delatio was third on 71.660%.

Russia’s Inessa Merkulova on Arums placed fourth on 71.605% but the placing did not provide enough points in the Central European League to catch the top two.

No riders in Central Europe’s last qualifier in Zakrzow, Poland later this week have enough points to be be able to overtake the top two.

Hanna Karasiova, 35, and Zodiak, 11-year-old Latvian-bred gelding, competed at the 2018 Final in Paris and on Arlekino at the 2017 Final in Omaha.

Olga Safronova, 27, rode Sandro D Amour in the Final in Gothenburg earlier this year. She has never competed outside Europe, according to the FEI database.

Hanna has accumulated 77 points and Olga 69.

Correction:This report corrects an earlier version that stated two riders from Belarus earned an invitation to the Las Vegas Final.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Alban Tissot-FRA H: Eva-Maria Vint-Warmington-EST C: Nataliya Petukhova-BLR M: Mariya Dzhunadzhuk-UKR B: Natallia Rubashko-BLR

Pl. Rider/Nat. Horse E
Tech.
Art.
H
Tech.
Art.
C
Tech.
Art.
M
Tech.
Art.
B
Tech.
Art.
Total
1 69.500
74.600
76.500
78.600
72.750
81.000
71.750
77.000
70.750
79.000
75.145
2 71.500
78.600
70.500
76.000
71.000
77.000
70.750
78.000
67.750
73.000
73.410
3 72.000
74.400
70.000
71.600
70.250
75.000
70.000
73.000
67.750
72.600
71.660
4 70.000
74.800
69.500
73.000
69.500
73.000
71.000
72.000
70.250
73.000
71.605
5 70.000
75.000
70.250
72.600
68.750
70.000
67.000
69.600
63.750
69.600
69.655
6 69.750
74.400
64.250
71.600
65.500
72.600
66.250
70.200
67.500
72.600
69.465
7 66.750
73.000
65.750
69.000
68.250
72.000
68.500
71.400
66.000
69.600
69.025
8 67.750
69.000
66.250
68.600
63.750
66.400
65.750
68.000
65.000
67.800
66.830
9 63.250
67.000
64.000
67.600
66.750
69.000
65.250
68.000
65.750
70.200
66.680
10
64.250
68.000
61.500
68.200
67.250
70.600
65.000
69.800
62.500
68.000
66.510
11
61.500
65.600
63.750
68.000
64.500
68.600
66.250
69.600
64.500
70.800
66.310
12
63.000
65.000
64.000
69.400
63.000
66.800
63.000
67.400
63.000
66.000
65.060
13
59.000
63.000
62.750
70.400
64.250
69.200
63.750
67.800
60.250
65.600
64.600