France’s Morgan Barbançon & Habana Libre Win Budapest CDI3* St. Georges

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Morgan Barbançon. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BUDAPEST, Aug. 5, 2020–Morgan Barbançon rode Habana Libre A to victory in the CDI3* Prix St. Georges Wednesday that was the first international competition for France’s top ranked rider in more than five months.

Morgan and the eight-year-old KWPN gelding scored 72.265% in what was only the second Small Tour event for the pair that won the French championships for seven-year-olds in 2019.

Netherlands’ Dana van Lierop on Dodge Raider was second on 71.353% and Michaela Brötzner of Austria on Don Divino third on 68.735%.

CDI3* Prix St. Georges

            Judges:   Trond Asmyr Jacques van Daele Alban Tissot Peter Hansághy Peter Holler  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   72.265   FRA Morgan Barbançon Habana Libre A   75.441 73.235 72.353 72.353 67.941  
2.   71.353   NED Dana van Lierop Dodge Raider   70.882 70.735 73.529 70.294 71.324  
3.   68.735   AUT Michaela Brötzner Don Divino   68.824 68.824 67.353 71.176 67.5  
4.   68.353   AUT Michaela Brötzner Hope and Glory   67.5 68.971 67.059 70.735 67.5  
5.   67.294   RUS Elena Sidneva Walvat   70.882 66.324 64.559 68.824 65.882  
6.   66.941   GER Jessica Süss Fraeulein Florence   66.176 68.824 69.118 65.147 65.441  
7.   66.353   HUN Róbert Ács Intendro A van de Nachtegaele   66.029 66.765 65.588 67.647 65.735