Total Hope, Totilas Son, Ridden by Norway’s Isabel Freese to Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Title
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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 21, 2019–Total Hope, a Totilas son by embryo transfer to Weihegold OLD, was ridden by Isabel Freese to victory Saturday in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, the German championship for Prix St. Georges horses aged seven to nine years and the world’s most prestigious event of its level. (Report on interview with Isabell to come later Saturday)
The seven-year-old Total hope (Totilas x Blue Hors Don Schufro) was awarded 79.220% by the five-member ground jury, including three marks of 9.5 and two of 9.0 for canter, the highest scoring gait.
The victory by Isabell, a Norwegian who has been based in Germany for 20 years and rides for Paul Schockemöhle of Performance Sales International, was her second in the Burg-Pokal and only the second non-German to win the title. She won in 2016 on Vitalis, the stallion that was previously owned by Charlotte Jorst of the United States who competed the horse at the World Young Horse Championships in 2013.
Kira Wulferding on Bonita Springs (Boston x Fidertanz) placed second on 78.512% with Lena Waldmann on Cadeau Noir (Christ x De Niro) third on 76.293%.
The Burg-Pokal and the Lousidor Prize, the German championship for developing Grand Prix horses aged eight to 10 are so prestigious and followed around the world. The Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida introduced a similar Prix St. Georges series in 2019 and in 2020 will stage the Prix St. Georges competition again sponsored by Summit Farm and will launch a developing Grand Prix series sponsorrd by Sweden’s Lövsta Future Challenge.
Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special
|Elke Ebert||Henning Lehrmann||Dietrich Plewa||Katrina Wüst||Peter Holler|
|1.||79.220||NOR||Isabel Freese||Total Hope OLD||79.146||78.780||76.341||80.000||81.829||77.158 (1)|
|2.||78.512||GER||Kira Wulferding||Bonita Springs||78.049||77.439||79.878||79.024||78.171||74.435 (2)|
|3.||75.537||GER||Lena Waldmann||Cadeau Noir||74.390||75.122||76.951||75.732||75.488||72.590 (7)|
|4.||75.220||GER||Hubertus Schmidt||Denoix PCH||74.146||75.122||75.366||75.244||76.220||73.486 (6)|
|5.||75.073||GER||Lena Waldmann||Morricone||75.244||74.268||72.561||76.707||76.585||74.426 (3)|
|6.||73.415||GER||Helen Langehanenberg||Vayron||74.146||75.000||74.024||71.707||72.195||73.893 (4)|
|7.||72.463||GER||Dorothee Schneider||Lord Fittipaldi M||72.439||71.707||70.488||75.122||72.561||73.821 (5)|
|8.||72.390||GER||Thomas Wagner||Soul Men||72.805||72.561||74.146||72.195||70.244||72.189 (10)|
|9.||72.244||GER||Andrea Timpe||Don Carismo 2||71.098||72.683||72.805||72.195||72.439||72.324 (8)|
|10.||70.390||GER||Matthias Bouten||Meggle’s Grimani TSF||70.366||70.244||68.902||70.122||72.317||71.236 (12)|
|11.||69.049||GER||Annabel Frenzen||Kiefferhof’s Imperius||69.756||68.537||68.537||69.512||68.902||72.246 (9)|
|12.||69.024||GER||Nicole Casper||Zalando OLD||68.780||68.902||69.390||68.293||69.756||71.624 (11)|