Cathrine Dufour Posts Career High Grand Prix Score Riding Bohemian to Victory at Aarhus World Cup

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Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian. File photo. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 17, 2020–Cathrine Dufour posted a career high Grand Prix score Saturday when she rode Bohemian to victory at the World Cup event to kick off the Western European League series that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic causing cancellation of half the scheduled events.

Cathrine and the 10-year-old Westfalen gelding Bohemian, ranked No. 9 in the world, was awarded 83.435% to beat the pair’s previous best of 83.043% set a week before lockdowns imposed around the world in mid-March. The highest Grand Prix result on Cassidy, her 2016 Olympic mount and ranked fifth in the world, was 80.870% set in Stockholm last November.

Cathrine began competing Bohemian three years ago, won both the Grand Prix and Freestyle at this event a year ago, but has yet to ride the horse on a Danish international championship team as Cassidy remains a top horse.

Isabell Werth, competing here on world No. 7 Emilio in pursuit of a fourth straight World Cup title, placed second on 77.978%. Isabell took the world title in 2017, 2018 and 2019 on Weihegold OLD and needs to compete in two qualifier to go to the Final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April. Her campaign for an unprecedented straight fourth world championship was delayed by cancellation of the Final in Las Vegas in April this year.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Zaire-E, ranked No. 11 behind TSF Dalera BB that stands third in the world, was third on 77.348%

Patrik Kittel, Sweden’s top ranked rider, and Delaunay, his 2017 European Championship and 2019 World Cup Final mount, scored 75.696% for fourth place.

Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heiline’s Danciera, nine-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, was awarded 74.304% for fifith.

Andreas Helgstrand and Fiontini scored 73.913% placed sixth. This was Andreas’s first international competition on the 10-year-old Danish Warmblood mare that his former stable rider, Severo Jurado Lopez of Spain, rode to the world titles at five, six and seven years of age and moved up Big Tour 1 1/2 years ago before forming his own training operation.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix

            Judges:   Hans-Christian Matthiesen Susanne Baarup Katrina Wüst Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Magnus Ringmark  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   83.435   DEN Cathrine Dufour Bohemian   82.717 85.326 80.978 84.565 83.587  
2.   77.978   GER Isabell Werth Emilio 107   78.043 80.109 77.065 77.283 77.391  
3.   77.348   GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Zaire-E   78.478 76.413 76.304 77.609 77.935  
4.   75.696   SWE Patrik Kittel Delaunay OLD   76.196 75.543 75.761 74.783 76.196  
5.   74.304   DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Danciera   73.043 75.000 74.348 74.130 75.000  
6.   73.913   DEN Andreas Helgstrand Fiontini   74.130 74.457 74.022 73.587 73.370  
7.   73.456   DEN Lone Bang Larsen Bakkely’s Onandt   75.217 72.826 72.826 72.717 73.696  
8.   72.043   DEN Charlotte Heering Bufranco   73.043 72.283 71.739 71.304 71.848  
9.   72.000   SWE Antonia Ramel Brother de Jeu   71.848 72.174 72.174 71.957 71.848  
10.   69.870   GER Jessica Süss Duisenberg 2   67.065 70.435 70.109 70.326 71.413  
11.   69.500   GER Helen Langehanenberg Damsey FRH   71.196 70.000 68.043 69.565 68.696  
12.   67.957   NED Margo Timmermans Catch Me   66.957 68.696 66.413 69.674 68.043  
13.   67.435   FIN Emma Kanerva Dambacu NL   65.543 66.630 67.391 68.587 69.022  
14.   67.413   NED Nars Gottmer Dicaprio Swing   65.761 67.283 67.283 68.043 68.696  
15.   66.935   SWE Johanna Due Boje Mazy Klovenhoj   65.543 65.761 66.087 66.957 70.326