Australia’s Simone Pearce Rides Montevideo to Achleiten CDI4* St. Georges Victory Over Isabell Werth
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ACHLEITEN, Austria, July 25, 2020–Simone Pearce and Montevideo won the CDI4* Prix St. Georges Saturday to beat Isabell Werth in the Australian rider’s third win in four starts in the past month.
Simone and the eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Millenium x Sancisco OLD) scored 74.676%, with three of the five judges placing the pair first–two judges awarding more than 77%.
Simone and Montevideo, owned by Sabine Rüben who runs training and sales at Gestüt Sprehe, made their international debut to win two of three starts in Hungary a month ago.
Simone and Diamond First also won the five-year-old final on 89.400%. The pair took the preliminary test Friday. The pair were awarded 9.2 for the canter, 9 for trot, 8.5 for walk and 9s for both submission and perspective.
The victory came a day after Simone and Destano, an offspring of Gestüt Sprehe’s Desperados, set a new Australian Grand Prix record.
Isabell and Superb placed second on 72.206% in the first international competition for the combination.
Superb is an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare (Surprice x Donautanz) owned by Madeleine Winter-Schultze, Isabell’s primary sponsor.
Fellow German Frederic Wandres on Quizmaster was third on 71.588%.
CDI4* Prix St. Georges
|Judges:||Elke Ebert||Alice Schwab||Dr. Evi Eisenhardt||Hans Voser||Thomas Lang|
|1.||74.676||AUS||Simone Pearce||Montevideo 65||75.588||71.176||71.324||77.941||77.353|
|2.||72.206||GER||Isabell Werth||Superb 2||72.794||71.471||71.618||71.912||73.235|
|3.||71.588||GER||Frederic Wandres||Quizmaster 8||71.176||70.588||71.471||71.618||73.088|
|5.||67.118||AUT||Isabella Willibald||Richterhof’s Farbenfroh||67.206||67.5||67.647||66.324||66.912|
|6.||63.618||AUT||Chiara Pengg||Alassio’s Boy||65.882||64.118||61.471||63.235||63.382|
FEI Final Test for 5-Year-Old
|Judges:||Thomas Lang & Elke Ebert|
|1.||89.400||AUS||Simone Pearce||Diamond First||89.4|
|2.||78.800||AUT||Martin Hauptmann||Dark Knight Rises||78.8|
|3.||78.600||AUT||Giulia Schwab||Faberge EP||78.6|