Germany’s Lisa Müller & Gut Wettlkam’s Stand by Me Win Stuttgart CDI4* Grand Prix for 1st Big Tour Victory

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Lisa Müller and Stand by Me. File photo. © 2019 Schindlhof/Michael Rzepa

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 16, 2019–Lisa Müller rode Gut Wettlkam’s Stand by Me OLD to a personal best score to win the CDI4* Grand Prix, the first international victory for the German partnership.

Lisa and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 75.913% for the win that led a lineup of German combinations filling the five top places including Isabell Werth and Emilio, the ninth ranked combination in the world that were fifth.

Lisa and Stand by Me have competed at Big Tour since March, with six second and third places before Saturday’s victory.

German Olympic eventing gold medalist Ingrid Klimke rode Franziskus, 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion, also to a personal high score of 75.413% to place second.

Hubertus Schmidt and Escolar, 10-year-old Westfalen stallion, was third on 74.956%. Marcus Hermes of Germany and ZINQ Abegglen FH logged their highest Grand Prix score of 74.652% for fourth.

Isabell Werth and Emilio, the ninth ranked combination in the world, slotted into fifth on 74.239%, just two weeks after winning the Lyon World Cup Freestyle.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry and Everdale posted a personal best 73.652% in the pair’s fourth Grand Prix since beginning Big Tour in May to be the highest placed non-German in sixth.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

Judges: Monique Peutz-Vegter Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Dietrich Plewa Christof Umbach Hans-Christian Matthiesen
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 75.913 GER Lisa Müller Gut Wettlkam’s Stand by me OLD 73.478 76.957 75.000 75.761 78.370 74.415 (3)
2. 75.413 GER Ingrid Klimke Franziskus 15 73.261 76.522 74.130 75.652 77.500 76.361 (1)
3. 74.956 GER Hubertus Schmidt Escolar 74.239 73.043 76.630 77.174 73.696 74.415 (4)
4. 74.652 GER Marcus Hermes ZINQ Abegglen FH 74.130 74.022 75.870 75.652 73.587 73.748 (5)
5. 74.239 GER Isabell Werth Emilio 107 74.130 74.239 74.457 73.043 75.326 75.430 (2)
6. 73.652 GBR Charlotte Fry Everdale 73.261 74.239 74.674 74.130 71.957 69.518 (13)
7. 72.457 GER Jil-Marielle Becks Damon’s Satelite NRW 71.957 70.326 73.261 75.543 71.196 72.484 (6)
8. 70.108 NED Hans Peter Minderhoud Glock’s Casper 70.326 71.304 70.978 71.304 66.630 69.950 (11)
9. 69.978 GER Dorothee Schneider Faustus 94 71.196 67.500 68.913 70.761 71.522 71.627 (8)
10. 69.565 LUX Nicolas Wagner Quater Back Junior FRH 70.000 70.000 68.370 70.217 69.239 70.372 (10)
11. 69.239 GER Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier Fabregaz 68.478 67.609 67.826 71.739 70.543 71.924 (7)
12. 69.109 AUT Astrid Neumayer Sir Simon 12 68.804 67.065 69.674 70.761 69.239 71.080 (9)
13. 68.935 GER Ferdinand Csaki Stevie Wonder M 68.478 68.370 68.152 70.870 68.804 69.264 (14)
14. 68.457 AUT Stefan Lehfellner Fackeltanz OLD 68.370 67.174 69.130 70.652 66.957 69.874 (12)
15. 67.174 GRE Theodora Livanos Robinvale 67.065 67.283 66.304 67.609 67.609 67.486 (15)
16. 63.326 IND Shruti Vora Denightron 64.130 64.348 59.783 66.522 61.848 66.642 (16)