Vici Max Completes Sweep of 4 Grand Prix at Salzburg CDI5*

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Victoria Max-Theurer on Eichendorff completing their fourth Grand Prix victory at the Salzburg CDI5*. © 2012 Nini Schäbel

SALZBURG, Austria, Dec. 9–Victoria Max-Theurer completed a sweep of four Grand Prix when she rode Eichendorff to victory in the Freestyle at the Pappas Amadeus Horse Indoors CDI5* Sunday.

Vici and the 14-year-old Westfalen stallion (Ehrentusch x Florence x Ferragamo) completed the sweep on a high note with a score of 76.775 per cent that was the second best for the pair that have been competing Grand Prix since 2008 and that Austria’s top rider promised this would not be their last appearance here after a five-year absence.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel rode the Australian-owned Toy Story to second place on 76.075 per cent while Renate Voglsang, also of Austria, on Fabriano was third on 75.450 per cent.

Vici and Eichendorff had won the Grand Prix to qualify for the Freestyle.

Aboard Blind Date, a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Breitling W x Donnice x Donnerhall) that she has been competing only since the summer with an interruption to compete Augustin OLD at the Olympics in London, her third Games, she won both the Grand Prix and the Special.

“It’s a great feeling,” said the 27-year-old rider. “Four wins in a five-star tournament is not achieved every day. I’m so proud of Blind Date and Eichendorff.”

Results of the Grand Prix Freestyle: