Damon Hill Beats Parzival in Mechelen CDI5* Grand Prix

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Damon Hill NRW with Helen Langehanenberg. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

MECHELEN, Belgium, Dec. 27–Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW were the upset winners of the first European indoor World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Thursday when they beat the reigning World Cup champion Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival for the first time.

Helen and the Westfalen stallion (Donnerhall x Romanze x Rubinstein I) who will turn 13 years old next week and were the top finishing German partnership at the Olympics in London in summer, scored 82.468 per cent, their second highest personal best score. Four of the five judges placed the pair first.

The Dutch combination that is campaigning for a third straight World Cup title were second on 81.702 per cent with fellow Olympic squad member Patrik van der Meer and Uzzo in third on 72.319 per cent.

Adelinde and her coming 16-year-old KWPN gelding (Jazz x Fidora x Ulft) had bested Helen and Damon Hill–the Olympics, the World Cup Final and Rotterdam CDIO in 2012–until Thursday.

“I gave Damon Hill a rest after the Olympic Games and then we started working again slowly,” Helen said. “I don’t do a lot of hard work and difficult excercises at home. I just try to keep him fresh so that he has pleasure in his work.”

The CDI5* at Mechelen is the first indoor competition for WDM, though the event at Florida has been held in a covered arena for the past two years and is scheduled for the same venue next month.

Helen also won the Prix St. Georges aboard Rohjuwel OLD with a score of 72.237 per cent.

RESULTS:

GRAND PRIX (2009)
Judge E: Peter Holler (GER) Judge H: Mariette Withages (BEL) Judge C: Gustaf Svalling (SWE)
Judge M: Raphaël Saleh (FRA) Judge B: Freddy Leyman (BEL)
Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex \ colour \ born \ sire x sire dam
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B %
RIDER
owner
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Damon Hill NRW – Westf
S \ Dark Chesnut \ 2000 \ Donnerhall x Rubinstein I
GER
2800.00 84.681 80.319 84.894 79.255 83.191 82.468
Helen  Langehanenberg
Christian Becks
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 1 )
2 Jerich Parzival – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Jazz x Ulft
NED
2000.00 83.723 78.085 82.766 82.979 80.957 81.702
Adelinde  Cornelissen
CornelissenM.A., W.P.J., Jerich H.
( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 )
3 Uzzo – KWPN
G \ bay \ 2001 \ Lancet x Orlandaise
NED
1700.00 77.660 69.681 73.511 70.638 75.106 73.319
Patrick  van der Meer
Hoeve De, Naaldwijk
( 3 ) ( 6 ) ( 3 ) ( 3 ) ( 3 )
4 Elvis VA – Hann
G \ Chestnut \ 1996 \ Espri x Garibaldi II
GER
1400.00 72.553 71.170 73.191 69.787 71.064 71.553
Nadine  Capellmann
Nadine Capellmann
( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 5 )
5 Apollo van het Vijvershof – BWP
G \ Bay \ 2000 \ Welt Hit x Ritmeister
BEL
1000.00 71.809 70.106 71.702 67.447 70.851 70.383
Jeroen  Devroe
bvba Dressage Devroe
( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 7 ) ( 6 )
6 Le Noir – HOLST
S \ Black \ 2000 \ Leandro x Caletto
GER
600.00 69.894 69.043 71.064 66.809 71.915 69.745
Uta  Gräf
Herzog Christiane
( 7 ) ( 8 ) ( 6 ) ( 8 ) ( 4 )
7 Riwera de Hus – Old
M \ Bay \ 2001 \ Welthit II x Noble Roi II
FRA
300.00 70.745 69.149 67.872 69.043 70.745 69.511
Jessica  Michel
Haras de Hus
( 6 ) ( 7 ) ( 7 ) ( 5 ) ( 7 )
8 Le Beau – Old
G \ Chestnut \ 1998 \ Le Cœur x Classiker
BEL
200.00 69.787 68.617 67.447 67.979 68.830 68.532
Philippe  Jorissen
Philippe Jorissen
( 8 ) ( 9 ) ( 8 ) ( 6 ) ( 9 )
9 Brisbane – SWE
S \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Briar x Amiral
SWE
69.043 72.660 67.128 65.000 65.532 67.872
Mattias  Jansson
Emma Hindle
( 9 ) ( 3 ) ( 9 ) ( 9 ) ( 10 )
10 Sini Spirit – Hann
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Espri x Gluecsfriff
FIN
68.404 67.766 64.468 64.362 69.149 66.830
Emma  Kanerva
Sinituote Oy
( 10 ) ( 10 ) ( 10 ) ( 10 ) ( 8 )
11 Wilco V – KWPN
G \ Black \ 2000 \ Rousseau x Centauer Z
BEL
67.447 67.660 64.468 64.149 64.255 65.596
Mario  van Orshaegen
Van Orshaegen Mario
( 11 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 ) ( 11 ) ( 11 )
12 Vradin – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2002 \ Gribaldi x Michelangelo
BEL
65.213 64.681 64.468 63.404 64.149 64.383
Simon  Missiaen
Missiaen Roland
( 12 ) ( 12 ) ( 10 ) ( 12 ) ( 12 )