Olympic Gold Medal Pair Carl Hester & Uthopia Win British Grand Prix Championship

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Carl Hester and Uthopia. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

KENILWORTH, England, Sept. 15–Carl Hester and Uthopia captured the British Grand Prix Championships Saturday, a month after the pair helped Great Britain win Olympic team gold medal to end the nation’s century-long Olympic dressage medal drought.

Carl and the 11-year-old KWPN stallion (Metall x Odelia x Inspekteur) scored 76.55 per cent to capture their 61st national championship.

London Games team mate Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Andretti H, her backup Grand Prixm ount, was reserve on 73.34 per cent and Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi third on 72.19 per cent.

Carl Hester riding Dances with Wolves at the British Championships. © 2012 Kevin Sparrow

Carl and Dances with Wolves also won the Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I national titles.

The pair scored 73.34 per cent in the I-1, with Isobel Wessels and Chagall second on 72.53 per cent and Spencer Wilton and Super Nova third on 70.74 per cent.

In the Prix St. Georges, Carl and Dances With Wolves claimed the title with 74.34 per cent, Spencer and Super Nova reserve on 71.76 per cent and Isobel and Chagall third on 70.24 per cent.

RESULTS:

Grand Prix Championship
1. Carl Hester – Uthopia – 76.55%
2. Laura Bechtolsheimer – Andretti H – 73.34%
3. Michael Eilberg – Half Moon Delphi – 72.19%
4. Gareth Hughes – DV Stenkjers Nadonna – 69.72%
5. Henriette Andersen – Louis D’Or – 68.60%
6. Nikki Crisp – Pasoa – 67.26%
7. Daniel Sherriff – Bayford Hall Dallaglio – 67.13%
8. Daniel Watson – Fideramber – 66.28%
9. Alice Oppenheimer – Wurlizer – 65.91%
10. Emily Cousins – Solo Bachelorette – 65.62%

Intermediate II Championship
1. Becky Moody – Caluna – 68.92%
2. Maria Eilberg – Woodlander Rockstar – 67.08%
3. Miranda Beaufort – Maurits – 66.74%
4. Samantha Thurman-Baker – Spring Pascal – 66.61%
5. Becky Moody – Wallenstein – 66.21%
6. Vicki Thompson-Winfield – Tristel – 66.18%
7. Roland Tong – Pompidou – 65.42%
8. Paul Hayler – Aldborough Rubenhall – 64.87%
9. Nicola Lickley – Dexter W – 64.58%
10. Harwood, Clare – Alley Baba – 64.34%

Intermediate I Freestyle Championship
1. Isobel Wessels – Chagall – 73.38%
2. Emile Faurie – Corbiere II – 71.43%
3. Maria Eilberg – Woodlander Rockstar – 71.40%
4. Peter Storr – Fabioso – 71.33%
5. Pippa Hutton – Duela – 70.10%
6. Alice Oppenheimer – Headmore Delegate – 70.10%
7. Maria Eilberg – U-Rockstar – 69.65%
8. Becky Moody – Andy Lykkegaard – 69.55%
9. Becky Moody – Caluna – 69.53%
10. Zoe Sleigh – Rhodez – 69.40%

Intermediate I Championship
1. Carl Hester – Dances with Wolves – 73.34%
2. Isobel Wessels – Chagall – 72.53%
3. Spencer Wilton – Super Nova – 70.74%
4. Henriette Andersen – Warlock’s Charm – 70.37%
5. Emile Faurie – Corbiere II – 69.47%
6. Maria Eilberg – Woodlander Rockstar – 69.45%
7. Peter Storr – Fabioso – 68.68%
8. Spencer Wilton – Doogie – 67.68%
9. Becky Moody – Andy Lykkegaard – 67.55%
10. Becky Moody – Caluna – 67.50%

Prix St. Georges Championship
1. Carl Hester – Dances With Wolves – 74.34%
2. Spencer Wilton – Super Nova – 71.76%
3. Isobel Wessels – Chagall – 70.24%
4. Henriette Andersen – Warlock’s Charm – 69.87%
5. Ruth Edge – Shadowfax – 68.26%
T-6. Maria Eilberg – U-Rockstar – 68.13%
T-6. Zoe Sleigh – Rhodez – 68.13%
8. Anne-Marie Perry – Feine Dame – 67.68%
9. Alex Hardwick – Calvin G – 66.92%
10. Zoe Sleigh – Fantastic Light – 66.68%