Poland’s Katarzyna Milczarek & Ekwador Repeat as Winners of Brno World Cup Freestyle

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Poland's Katarzyna Milczarek and Ekwador. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Poland’s Katarzyna Milczarek and Ekwador. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BRNO, Czech Republic, June 23–Poland’s Olympic combination of Katarzyna Milczarek and Ekwador on Sunday repeated as winner of the Panská Lícha World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle in the third of seven Central European League events to qualify for the Final next April.

Katarzyna, seeking to start the 13-year-old Polish stallion in a fourth World Cup Final in almost five years of competing at international Grand Prix, scored 75.600 per cent in the Freestyle after also winning the Grand Prix.

Austria’s Belinda Weinbauer on Debut Dallas was second in the Freestyle on 71.100 per cent while Elle Brigitte Farbrot on Tailormade Akon Askelund was third with 68.675 per cent.

Ester Soldi of Italy and Harmonia is the only combination to have competed in more than one CEL event so far–finishing sixth in Lipica, Croatia and fourth at Brno–to move to the top of the CEL standings with 24 points.

Katarzyna and Ekwador are the third pair of different winners in the three CEL World Cup qualifiers with four more to go (a seventh event has been added to the calendar) for the 2013/2014 season of the World Cup that is the only annual global championship for dressage

Russians Elena Sidneva rode Romeo-Star to victory at Lipica and Olympian Aleksandra Korelova and Baikal won at Nizhniy Novgorod.

The two Russians and the Polish rider each earned 20 points in a tie for second place.

Under the World Cup qualifying procedures, two combinations will be invited to the Final scheduled for Lyon, France on April 17-21.

CEL is one of four leagues in the World Cup series, the others being Western Europe, North America and the Pacific.

The next CEL event is scheduled for Moscow in September.

Austria’s Peter Gmoser on Two to Tango won the Grand Prix Special on 72.812 per cent with Germany’s Ilka Boening on Sommer Liebe second on 69.500 per cent and Karin Kosak on Lucy S Day third on 67.687 per cent.

Brno Grand Prix Freestyle Results

Brno Grand Prix For Freestyle Results

Brno Grand Prix Special Results

Brno Grand Prix for Special Results