France’s Morgan Barbançon & Sir Donnerhall Win Budapest World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

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Morgan Barbançon and Sir Donnerhall II OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BUDAPEST, Sept. 27, 2020–Morgan Barbançon and Sir Donnerhall II OLD won the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday to give France’s top ranked rider a big head start before the Western European League begins next month.

Morgan and the 14-year-old Oldenburg stallion scored 76.575% for the win a day after posting a personal best in the Grand Prix in the rider’s campaign for an invitation to her fourth World Cup Final–that would be her second riding for France as she competed in the first two under Spain’s flag.

The win in her second Central European competition gave her 28.5 points to lead the Western European circuit that starts in Denmark Oct. 16. Four of the 10 qualifiers for the Gothenburg, Sweden Final next April have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ireland’s Anna Merveldt on Esporim was runner-up on 73.650% that places the rider third in Western European standings.

Austria’s Christian Schumach and Donna Karacho were third on 73.600% to boost the pair into second on the WEL rankings.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Barbara Ardu-ITA H: Ilja Vietor-SVK C: Bernard Maurel-FRA M: Elke Ebert-GER B: Orsolya Hillier-HUN

 
Pl.

Rider

  Nat.

Horse

   

E

H

C

M

B

Total

 

 

   

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

1

BARBANÇON Morgan

 

FRA

SIR DONNERHALL II OLD

         

76.000

     

74.875

     

76.000

     

79.125

     

76.875

76.575

 

2

MERVELDT Anna

 

IRL

ESPORIM

         

73.250

     

74.125

     

73.750

     

73.500

     

73.625

73.650

 

3

SCHUMACH Christian

 

AUT

DONNA KARACHO

         

72.000

     

75.625

     

71.375

     

75.250

     

73.750

73.600

 

4

KLEMENTIEVA Maria

 

RUS

DOCTOR WENDELL MF

         

70.625

     

73.875

     

70.625

     

71.500

     

71.125

71.550

 

5

WEINBAUER Belinda

 

AUT

FRAEULEIN AUGUSTE MJ

         

69.375

     

70.500

     

69.750

     

75.625

     

71.250

71.300

 

6

TZYDRENKOVA Inna

 

RUS

QUINCY

         

69.500

     

71.000

     

71.500

     

69.375

     

74.875

71.250

 

7

ISACHKINA Regina

 

RUS

SUN OF MAY LIFE

         

71.500

     

70.500

     

70.750

     

72.125

     

70.750

71.125

 

8

IVANOVA Olga

 

RUS

AVANS

         

70.375

     

70.125

     

67.125

     

72.125

     

71.500

70.250

 

9

SZOKOLA Csaba

 

HUN

ENYING

         

69.000

     

69.875

     

70.750

     

69.750

     

71.250

70.125

 

10

FRIES Franziska

 

AUT

ATOMIC

         

70.125

     

68.750

     

65.500

     

71.750

     

70.000

69.225