Patrik Kittel & Delaunay Win Doha CDI5* Freestyle, Ireland’s Kate Dwyer & Snowdon Faberge Take Special on Personal Best Score

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Swedish Olympian Patrik Kittel on Delaunay. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage=-news.com

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 29, 2020–Patrik Kittel and Delaunay OLD won the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday for a double victory at the Al Shaqab event.

Patrik and the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding on Sweden’s team at the 2017 European Championships and in last year’s World Cup Final, scored 79.290% for the win. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Morgan Barbançon and Sir Donnerhall II OLD, France’s leading combination, scored 76.450% to place second, as the duo did in the Grand Prix. Morgan and Sir Donnerhall competed at the European Championships last September.

Spain’s Juan Matute Guimon and Quantico were third on 76.400%. Juan began Quantico’s career as a young rider at Florida’s Global Dressage Festival in 2014 and was on Spain’s team at the European Under-25 Championship in 2017 and the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in 2018.

Ireland’s Kate Dwyer on Snowdon Faberge won the Grand Prix Special on a personal best score of 70.043%.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle

            Judges:     Peter Holler Trond Asmyr Andrew Gardner Francisco Guerra Diaz Maria Colliander    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B   Spectators
1.   79.290   SWE Patrik Kittel Delaunay OLD     79.625 78.750 79.700 77.600 80.775   76.475 (2)
2.   76.450   FRA Morgan Barbancon Sir Donnerhall II OLD     74.875 75.875 78.500 74.625 78.375   74.500 (4)
3.   76.400   ESP Juan Matute Guimon Quantico     75.500 77.625 75.625 76.250 77.000   76.917 (1)
4.   76.075   GER Matthias Alexander Rath Foundation 2     76.375 75.250 77.525 73.575 77.650   75.719 (3)
5.   73.325   NED Hans Peter Minderhoud Glock’s Zanardi     70.750 75.000 74.875 71.675 74.325   72.429 (5)
6.   72.935   SWE Johanna Due Boje Mazy Klovenhoj     74.000 73.250 73.200 71.025 73.200   71.781 (6)
7.   71.650   UKR Inna Logutenkova Fleraro     69.750 71.125 73.400 71.100 72.875   70.357 (8)
8.   71.065   SWE Jacob Nørby Sørensen Moegelbjergs Romeo     67.500 71.375 72.475 69.575 74.400   70.325 (9)
9.   70.925   IRL Dane Rawlins Espoire     70.375 69.875 73.250 69.625 71.500   70.450 (7)
10.   69.975   ESP Victor Alfonso Pomares Hot Point di Fonte Abeti     69.625 69.375 69.950 69.850 71.075   70.224 (10)

CDI5* Grand Prix Special

                  Andrew Gardner Maria Colliander Peter Holler Trond Asmyr Francisco Guerra Diaz    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B   Spectators
1.   70.043   IRL Kate Dwyer Snowdon Faberge     70.638 68.936 70.745 70.000 69.894   69.894 (1)
2.   69.106   BLR Hanna Karasiova Zodiak     68.830 68.617 69.043 71.170 67.872   69.544 (2)
3.   69.085   GER Jill de Ridder Whitney 341     70.851 66.170 68.085 71.915 68.404   67.998 (5)
4.   67.043   ITA Nausicaa Maroni Embajador SG     68.085 67.447 64.681 67.234 67.766   68.230 (3)
5.   66.745   JPN Hiroyuki Kitahara Huracan 10     66.064 67.340 66.809 67.021 66.489   67.010 (6)
6.   64.894   ESP Alejandro Asencio Mendez Focus     65.213 61.915 66.383 65.213 65.745   68.059 (4)