Jennifer Hoffmann, In 2nd Year Back in California from Germany, Rides Finesse to Victory in Inaugural Temecula CDI3* Grand Prix

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TEMECULA, California, Mar. 6, 2020–Jennifer Hoffmann competing Finesse in the mare’s first international competition won the inaugural Pacific Coast CDI3* Grand Prix Friday.

Jennifer, based in Rancho Santa Fe and in her second year based back in California after a decade in Europe, rode the 12-year-old Oldenburg mare to a winning score of 70.391%.

Nick Wagman of San Diego and Zenith competing on his home turf for the first time since riding in Wellington, Florida for the first time, placed second a personal best 69.478%.

Claire Elise Manhard on Wilfonia was third on 66.543%.

“We are extremely happy to see all our hard work now really paying off,” Jennifer said after the ride on the mare owned by Lisa Bradley that she has been riding for about 10 months.

“I love this mare so much and she has so much more to give, we are all so excited about where our future will bring us.”

Jennifer and her husband, Jürgen, were successful in Europe on Rubinio NRW and Florentinus V. Both were on the U.S. Grand Prix ranking list. Jennifer rode Rubinio on U.S. Nations Cup teams.

The Temecula event was the first organized by a new group established to add to the U.S. West Coast calendar after several competitions were canceled.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: E: Kari McClain H: Agnieszka Majewska C: Lois Yukins M: Ulrike Nivelle B: Sandra Smith de Oliveira Martins
Place

1.

 

Horse

Finesse

 

Rider

Jennifer Hoffmann

Nation

USA

69.457% (2) 69.783% (1) 70.978% (2) 71.304% (1) 70.435% (2)
Score
 
70.391%
 
   
2.  

Zenith

 

Nick Wagman

USA 69.674% (1) 69.457% (2) 71.087% (1) 69.022% (2) 68.152% (3)
69.478%
     
3.  

Wilfonia

 

Claire Elise Manhard

USA 65.326% (4) 65.652% (3) 65.870% (4) 65.109% (4) 70.761% (1)
66.543%
     
4.  

Natasha

 

Amelia Newcomb

USA 65.543% (3) 63.261% (6) 62.283% (6) 65.326% (3) 64.239% (5)
64.130%
     
5.  

Bailarino

 

Dawn White O’Connor

USA 62.935% (6) 64.022% (4) 65.978% (3) 64.348% (5) 62.065% (7)
63.870%
     
6.      

Andre Ganc

BRA 63.478% (5) 63.478% (5) 63.478% (5) 62.174% (6) 63.478% (6)
63.217%
 
   
7.  

Dujelinda M

USA

Tegan Kossowicz

  62.391% (7) 60.543% (8) 59.891% (7) 61.196% (8) 59.891% (9)
60.783%
     
8.  

Loanshark

USA

Kristine Howe

  61.630% (8) 60.870% (7) 54.130% (10) 61.957% (7) 64.783% (4)
60.674%
 
   
9.  

William

USA

Nadine Schwartsman

  61.087% (9) 59.022% (9) 58.478% (8) 61.087% (9) 61.413% (8)
60.217%
 
   
10.  

Disco Inferno

USA

Shannon Peters

  57.609% (10) 53.696% (10) 54.457% (9) 55.652% (10) 55.870% (10)
55.457%