Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy 2020 Danish Champions, 3rd National Senior Title for Partnership

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AALBORG, Denmark, Sept. 6, 2020–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy dominated the Danish championship Sunday with victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim the partnership’s third national senior title.

Cathrine and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding won the Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 87.925% after taking the Grand Prix on 80.000%.

Cathrine and Cassidy, at No. 5 the top ranked Danish combination on the world standings, won the championship in 2016 and 2017.

Carina Cassøe Krüth on Heiline’s Danciera was reserve champion with second place on 78.900% in the Freestyle and also second on 78.040% in the Grand Prix.

Andreas Helgstrand on Fiontini was third in the Freestyle on 78.250%, the same position as in the Grand Prix with a score of 74.620%.

The 28-year-old Cathrine has admitted to being surprised at the continuing performances of Cassidy at top sport as she began competing Bohemian, a 10-year-old Westfalen gelding, at Big Tour in 2018. Cathrine on Bohemian is the second ranked Danish combination.

The international career on Cassidy began with earning medals at the European Junior Championships a decade ago.

Since then, the duo swept the European Young Rider Championships in 2012 and 2013, was the top ranked combination on Denmark’s team at the 2016 Olympics, led Denmark to team silver at the 2017 European Championships and also claimed two bronze medals and at the 2019 Europeans earned individual bronze.

Results:

Grand Prix (top 10)
1. Cathrine Dufour – ATTERUPGAARDS CASSIDY 80.000%
2. Carina Cassøe Krüth – HEILINE’S DANCIERA 78.040%
3. Andreas Helgstrand – FIONTINI 74.620%
4. Cathrine Dufour – VAMOS AMIGOS 73.020%
5. Charlotte Heering – BUFRANCO 72.600%
6. Michael Søgaard – SLÆBÆKGÅRD’S SANTINO 70.620%
7. Helene Melsen – ASTON MARTIN 69.800%
8. Charlotte Heering – BADINDA ALTENA 69.620%
9. Trine Mittag – GAMMELENGGÅRDS EASY 68.940%
10. Sanne Svendsen – HANNAH MONTANA W 68.560%

Grand Prix Special
1. Charlotte Heering – BADINDA ALTENA 71.078%
2. Helene Melsen – ADRENALIN FIRFOD 70.327%

Grand Prix Freestyle (top 10)
1. Cathrine Dufour – ATTERUPGAARDS CASSIDY 87.925%
2. Carina Cassøe Krüth – HEILINE’S DANCIERA 82.450%
3. Andreas Helgstrand – FIONTINI 78.250%
4. Charlotte Heering – BUFRANCO 77.675%
5. Michael Søgaard – SLÆBÆKGÅRD’S SANTINO 75.575%
6. Helene Melsen – ASTON MARTIN 74.775%
7. Anna Zibrandtsen – DETROIT 73.100%
8. Trine Mittag – GAMMELENGGÅRDS EASY 71.625%
9. Ditte Mikkelsen – QUITE A LOOK OVENSKOV 71.350%
10. Karoline Louise Skøt – MIDTGAARDS ZAMIR 69.000%