Denmark’s Kristine Möller & Reve En Noir Take Compiègne Small Tour, USA’s Caroline Roffman & Her Highness Runnerup

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Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O at Compiègne, France. Photo: Courtesy Maia Guimon
Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O at Compiègne, France. Photo: Courtesy Maia Guimon

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Denmark’s Kristine Möller and Reve En Noir captured the Intermediate I Freestyle Saturday night for the second straight victory at the CDI3* in Compiègne, France while Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O competing outside the United States for the first time were runnersup in both events.

In the battle of the 24-year-olds–Kristine and Caroline are the same age–the Danish rider and her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Riccione x Lanthan) scored 73.525 per cent in only their second Freestyle since starting CDI small tour a year ago.

Caroline, of Wellington, Florida who is competing for the first time in Europe, and her 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Hohenstein x Weltmeyer) scored 72.700 per cent. Caroline and Her Highness began competing CDI Prix St. Georges/Intermediate I in this year’s winter’s circuit in Florida.

Belgium’s Fanny Verliefden and Annarico were third on 71.650 per cent.

The top two placings were same order of finish in the Prix St. Georges while Fanny and Annarico placed fourth behind Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes and Aramis T who finished 11th Saturday night.

Asked about her first result, Caroline laughed: “I’m never coming home.”

“What a wonderful experience. I’d be lying if I said I was not peeing my pants–the horses here are incredible, the riders are incredible. It’s pretty amazing.

“I was quite conservative. I had mistakes, it was not a perfect test. I tried to be conservatve and careful.

“The horse handled it beautifully, went in there all business.

“I’m ecstatic, on cloud nine.”

Caroline began competing Her Highness O, 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Hohenstein x Weltmeyer) in CDIs in January this year and in nine small tour starts during the Florida winter circuit racked up four wins, three second places and two thirds.

The pair is ranked fourth in the U.S. The combination was on the USA 1 gold medal team at the Wellington Nations Cup last month and also won individual bronze in the CDIO3*. And in 2012, they won the U.S. Developing Horse Championship.

She scratched Sagacious HF from the Grand Prix that was to be preparation to becoming the first American to compete in the highly competitive Under-25 division at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, the globe’s premier horse show as well as ride Her Highness O in the small tour in a month’s time. The horse appeared to be feeling the effects of travel and was not presented for the veterinary inspection.

Caroline and the two horses have been training in Saumur, France with three-time Spanish Olympian Juan Matute and his family, now based in Wellington but spend the summer in Europe where their two children are highly successful riders.

Caroline and Sagacious is the top ranked combination in the Brentina Cup Under-25 division in the United States and Her Highness is among the highest on the Tim Dutta National Intermediate I Championship rankings with an average of 71.414 per cent, just 0.105 per cent off the lead.

Caroline took over the ride last July on the 14-year-old KWPN gelding (Welt Hit II x Cocktail), who won team gold and individual silver for Lauren Sammis of the United States at the 2007 Pan American Games at small tour.

Sagacious HF confirmed himself with two scores well above 70 per cent in CDI U25 events on the Florida winter circuit this year, the last year in the division for the rider who was the FEI Rising Star in 2010.

Results:

INTERMEDIATE FREESTYLE

Compiegne Int Freestyle

PRIX ST. GEORGES
Judge E: HANS CHRISTIAN MATTHIESEN Judge H: JANINE ROHR-CICUREL Judge C: MARY ROBINS
Judge M: MARIETTE WITHAGES Judge B: RAPHAEL SALEH

Rk Horse Rider Nat.  E %  H %  C %  M %  B % Total
1   REVE EN NOIR   KRISTINE MOLLER 73.947
(1)
68.816
(4)
67.895
(5)
70.789
(2)
75.132
(1)
71.316
2   HER HIGHNESS O   CAROLINE ROFFMAN 70.921
(6)
71.053
(1)
73.158
(1)
67.763
(6)
69.605
(5)
70.500
3   ARAMIS T   GARETH HUGHES 73.947
(1)
67.895
(8)
68.289
(3)
69.211
(4)
69.342
(6)
69.737
4   ANNARICO   FANNY VERLIEFDEN 68.289
(9)
69.342
(3)
68.684
(2)
67.500
(8)
72.105
(2)
69.184
5   FABIOSO   PETER STORR 73.026
(3)
65.263
(27)
66.974
(7)
71.842
(1)
67.237
(11)
68.868
6   VANQUISCH   JOYCE LENAERTS 68.553
(8)
69.474
(2)
68.026
(4)
66.053
(16)
69.868
(3)
68.395
7   MICHIGAN   CHIARA PRIJS VITALE 71.711
(5)
67.763
(9)
65.395
(15)
64.342
(27)
68.816
(7)
67.605
7   WARHOL   FRANCOISE HOLOGNE-JOUX 71.842
(4)
66.974
(16)
65.658
(14)
68.684
(5)
64.868
(19)
67.605
9   LUX DRESSAGE STATESMAN OLD   FIE CHRISTINE SKARSOE 68.816
(7)
67.763
(9)
64.474
(26)
66.184
(14)
68.816
(7)
67.211
10   FREESTYLE 27   SASCHA SCHULZ 67.763
(10)
66.711
(18)
65.132
(17)
66.711
(9)
68.684
(9)
67.000
11   POWERFEE GB   BIANCA KASSELMANN 65.395
(22)
67.500
(11)
65.789
(13)
70.000
(3)
64.342
(23)
66.605
11   BONAIRE VAN DE MOTTELHOEVE   YONI DE SOUTER 66.711
(15)
68.289
(6)
67.632
(6)
64.868
(25)
65.526
(13)
66.605
13   AMADOR 12   HENRI RUOSTE 67.763
(10)
68.816
(4)
65.132
(17)
67.632
(7)
63.421
(26)
66.553
14   CALVIN G   ALEX HARDWICK 66.316
(17)
67.105
(13)
66.316
(10)
66.316
(13)
66.447
(12)
66.500
15   DELON   ISABELLE FABER 67.632
(12)
65.658
(24)
64.211
(28)
65.132
(23)
69.737
(4)
66.474
16   RUBINI ROYALE   REBECCA CAROLINE HUGHES 67.632
(12)
65.526
(25)
63.947
(29)
65.789
(18)
68.026
(10)
66.184
17   SUNNY BOY   JUAN ANTONIO JIMENEZ COBO 65.658
(20)
68.026
(7)
65.132
(17)
66.184
(14)
65.000
(16)
66.000
18   ZOOLANDER   JACQUELINE TONNAER 66.842
(14)
66.974
(16)
65.263
(16)
65.526
(21)
63.947
(25)
65.711
19   ROCKABELLA   NAUSICAA MARONI 65.658
(20)
67.105
(13)
64.605
(24)
65.921
(17)
64.737
(20)
65.605
20   ROYAL RUBINSTEIN   DAVID ENGELEN 66.184
(19)
66.316
(21)
66.053
(11)
65.789
(18)
63.421
(26)
65.553
21   ZEPHYR   DOMINIQUE MOHIMONT 64.342
(25)
65.395
(26)
66.711
(8)
66.579
(11)
64.605
(21)
65.526
22   DAVINO 22   SERGE CANTIN 66.711
(15)
67.368
(12)
64.737
(22)
64.342
(27)
64.342
(23)
65.500
23   HIGHLIGHT   STEFFEN ASCHERL 64.474
(24)
66.579
(19)
64.737
(22)
66.447
(12)
65.000
(16)
65.447
24   OXFORD   KIM HUIZER 66.316
(17)
67.105
(13)
64.605
(24)
63.947
(29)
65.000
(16)
65.395
25   SOLITAIRE   KARA BOSMAN 65.395
(22)
66.447
(20)
65.921
(12)
66.711
(9)
62.237
(28)
65.342
26   ELIAS   VIRGINIE DELTOUR 63.289
(29)
64.474
(30)
66.579
(9)
65.658
(20)
65.263
(14)
65.053
27   TALENT III   MATTHEW HICKS 63.816
(28)
64.474
(30)
65.132
(17)
64.868
(25)
65.263
(14)
64.711
28   ZABEL   JESSICA LEIJSER 64.342
(25)
66.184
(22)
62.632
(30)
63.947
(29)
61.579
(30)
63.737
29   RIVER’S MODOR   DANIELLE KEUR 63.026
(30)
66.053
(23)
62.500
(31)
63.684
(32)
61.579
(30)
63.368
30   SIRLANO   TANYA SEYMOUR 59.868
(34)
65.132
(29)
65.132
(17)
63.816
(31)
61.184
(32)
63.026
31   LA FESTA   SOPHIE FALCONNIER 64.342
(25)
61.842
(32)
61.711
(32)
65.263
(22)
60.789
(33)
62.789
32   DENFORD DIVA   DEBBIE BROOKS 61.184
(33)
60.395
(35)
64.342
(27)
61.184
(34)
64.605
(21)
62.342
33   LUNA RM   MARTA DUQUE UCAR 61.974
(31)
65.263
(27)
60.000
(33)
61.711
(33)
62.105
(29)
62.211
34   CHAMIRO VAN DE KAMPERT   LUDOVIC HENRY 61.579
(32)
61.053
(34)
60.000
(33)
65.000
(24)
60.395
(34)
61.605
35   DON FUEGO   STEFFI HESTERS 57.368
(35)
61.842
(32)
55.000
(35)
61.053
(35)
56.842
(35)
58.421
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