3 Personal Best Scores on 2 Different Horses for Vici Max-Theurer at Achleiten CDI3*
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ACHLEITEN, Austria, May 15–Victoria Max-Theurer claimed three personal best scores in four victories on two different horses at her family’s CDI3*.
On Saturday, she rode her top horse, Augustin OLD to a personal best score in the Grand Prix and repeated the achievement on Eichendorff in the Grand Prix Freestyle the same day.
On Sunday, Vici and Augustin posted another personal best on Augustin of 77.48 per cent in winning the Grand Prix Special, eclipsing the pair’s previous best of 77.417 per cent in the Special at Donaueschingen, Germany last September. Italy’s Valentina Truppa on Eremo del Castegno were second with 75,06 per cent and Germany’s Brigitte Wittig on Biagiotti WW third with 71,42 per cent.
In the Grand qualifier for the Special on Saturday, Vici and Augustin, an 11-year-old, home-bred, Oldenburg stallion scored 77.150 per cent with all five judges placing the pair first. Germany’s Katrina Wüst scored them at an even 80 per cent. Valentina and Eremo del Castegno were second on 73.000 per cent and Germany’s Wolfram Wittig on Bertoli third on 70.470 per cent. Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California, and Rafalca were fourth on 69.850 per cent.
The previous best for Vici and Augustin at Grand Prix was 76.511 per cent at Cappeln, Germany last August,when they beat World Equestrian Games combinations Fuego de Cardenas ridden by Juan Manuel Muñoz Diaz of Spain and Satchmo ridden by Isabell Werth of Germany just a month before the quadrennial championships.
Vici, at age 26 a two-time Olympian for her native Austria and ranked eighth in the world, and her family opted not compete at WEG in Kentucky for fear that the transatlantic travel and change of diet and climate could affect Augustin who had undergone major colic surgery in 2009.
In the Grand Prix Freestyle later in the day, Vici and the 13-year-old Westphalen stallion Eichendorff scored 76.72 per cent
with Germany’s Christine Eglinski on Cosmopolitan CC second on 74.53 per cent and Italy’s Valentina Truppa on Chabalis third with 74.40 per cent.
The previous best for the pair was 76.200 per cent awarded at this same competition a year ago.