Senta Kirchhoff & L’Arbuste Win Louisdor Prize, German Developing Grand Prix Championship

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Senta Kirchhoff and L’Arbuste OLD celebrating victory in the Lousidor Prize, Germany’ developing Grand Prix for horses aged eight to 10. © 2019 Stefan Lafrentz/www.sportfotos-lafrentz.de

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 22, 2019–Senta Kirchhoff, who had retired from the opening event when L’Arbuste OLD could not handle the atmosphere, returned Sunday to capture the Louisdor Prize, the German championship of developing Grand Prix horses aged eight to 10.

The stars of the preliminary class, failed to produce similar performances in the final and Senta and L’Arbuste won with a score of 73.220%. The pair were second to go, right after Dorothee Schneider on Mister-C began the day but retired with the same jitters created by the packed stadium decorated for Christmas.

Len Waldmann, who was successful Saturday with third and fifth placings in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special for seven-to-nine year olds,was second on 72.300% on Fiderdance in the Louisdor.

Insa Hansen on Rebroff placed third on 71.980%.

Dorthee Schneider on Quantum Vis MW, her second horse in the event, was fourth on 71.160%.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, the European Championship team gold and freestyle bronze medalist in September, was fifth on Ferdinand BB with a score of 70.460%. The pair won the opening event with 76.488%.

Louisdor Prix developing Grand Prix

Judges: Henning Lehrmann Katrina Wüst Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Christof Umbach Elke Ebert
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 73.220 GER Senta Kirchhoff L’ Arbuste OLD 73.400 72.800 74.400 75.400 70.100 72.638 (3)
2. 72.300 GER Lena Waldmann Fiderdance 71.700 71.400 72.000 72.800 73.600 72.710 (2)
3. 71.980 GER Insa Hansen Rebroff 6 71.500 72.400 69.700 72.800 73.500 69.822 (9)
4. 71.160 GER Dorothee Schneider Quantum Vis MW 70.800 70.200 72.900 72.000 69.900 73.492 (1)
5. 70.460 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Ferdinand BB 69.500 71.500 74.300 69.500 67.500 72.161 (5)
6. 69.860 GER Pia Wischerath Science Fiction 2 70.000 68.500 72.500 69.700 68.600 71.388 (6)
7. 69.680 GER David Leßnig Dior 69.100 70.200 66.900 70.700 71.500 71.235 (7)
8. 69.360 GER Anna-Catherine Schöffner Don Darling 69.500 68.300 69.100 70.400 69.500 70.256 (8)
9. 68.560 FIN Emma Kanerva Aperol 68.700 67.200 66.600 70.700 69.600 69.583 (10)
10. 68.180 GER Ingrid Klimke Bluetooth OLD 68.000 68.900 70.600 65.200 68.200 72.331 (4)
11. 66.160 GER Kira Wulferding Soiree d’ Amour OLD 66.600 65.600 65.900 64.700 68.000 68.472 (11)
RT. GER Dorothee Schneider Mister-C