Germany-Based Isabel Freese of Norway & Total Hope Win Preliminary Nürnberger Burg-Pokal

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Isabel Freese and Total Hope. © 2019 Stefan Laffrentz

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 19, 2019–Isabell Freese, the Norwegian rider based in Germany, rode Total Hope to win the warmup Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Thursday leading to the final of the German championship of seven-to-nine-year-old Prix St. Georges horses.

Isabel and the seven-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Totilas x Blue Hors Don Schufro) scored 77.610% for the win in the lineup of 12 finalists. The Burg-Pokal is staged here at year-end along with the Louisdor Prize for developing Grand Prix horses.

The two championships are so prestigious that the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida is emulating the events in 2020 in an effort to help develop depth in United States dressage.

Isabel Freese, who captured the Burg-Pokal title on Vitalis in 2016, won bronze on Total Hope at the World Young Horse Championship for seven year olds earlier this year.

Kira Wulferding on Bonita Springs was second on 76.293% while Lena Waldmann was third on Cadeau Noir on 75.854% and fourth on Morricone with 75.268%.

The final for the 28th year of the event is scheduled for Saturday.

Prix St. Georges Special

Judges: Katrina Wüst Peter Holler Elke Ebert Dietrich Plewa Henning Lehrmann
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 77.610 NOR Isabel Freese Total Hope OLD 79.146 80.976 77.927 73.415 76.585 72.178 (4)
2. 76.293 GER Kira Wulferding Bonita Springs 75.488 78.171 78.780 73.780 75.244 74.104 (3)
3. 75.854 GER Lena Waldmann Cadeau Noir 75.122 74.634 75.610 77.073 76.829 70.731 (8)
4. 75.268 GER Lena Waldmann Morricone 75.000 75.976 77.073 73.537 74.756 74.794 (2)
5. 74.122 GER Matthias Bouten Meggle’s Grimani TSF 75.244 75.854 74.878 72.927 71.707 69.900 (9)
6. 73.390 GER Hubertus Schmidt Denoix PCH 75.000 75.366 73.293 70.610 72.683 76.613 (1)
7. 71.805 GER Dorothee Schneider Lord Fittipaldi M 72.073 73.780 72.317 68.902 71.951 71.357 (6)
8. 71.537 GER Thomas Wagner Soul Men 70.488 72.439 72.683 72.439 69.634 68.308 (11)
9. 71.171 GER Andrea Timpe Don Carismo 2 70.732 72.317 71.463 70.366 70.976 70.913 (7)
10. 70.610 GER Nicole Casper Zalando OLD 70.854 74.268 68.659 70.122 69.146 68.019 (12)
11. 70.220 GER Helen Langehanenberg Vayron 71.098 69.634 69.634 69.512 71.220 71.369 (5)
12. 67.976 GER Annabel Frenzen Kiefferhof’s Imperius 68.171 68.537 69.024 64.512 69.634 69.460 (10)