Caroline Roffman & Sagacious Wow Crowd to Place 2nd in Aachen Under-25 Freestyle

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Caroline Roffman in the victory parade for the Under-25 Division at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Caroline Roffman in the victory parade for the Under-25 Division at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

AACHEN, Germany, June 29–Caroline Roffman and Sagacious HF performed their first Grand Prix musical freestyle that wowed the crowd as well-ridden and ambitious with a high degree of difficulty to take second place in the Under-25 Division at the World Equestrian Festival Saturday.

The pair rode to music that was well suited for the first appearance by an American combination in the Under-25 division that is unofficially regarded as the equivalent of the world championship at the level that was won by Nanna Skodborg Merrald of Denmark on Millibar with a score of 78.475 per cent.

Caroline and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 76.275 per cent from the five-judge panel, the same placing as the Grand Prix that was their debut at the world’s foremost horse show which hosts Nations Cups in dressage, jumping, eventing, driving and vaulting in the same week.

Diederik van Silfhout of the Netherlands and Ariando were third on 73.950 per cent.

Before this competition, the American combination had competed in only two previous Under-25 CDIs, both in her hometown of Wellington, Florida during last winter’s Global Dressage Festival.

The choreography and compilation of the music for the Freestyle was created by Marlene Whitaker of Raleigh, North Carolina four years ago when Sagacious was ridden by Lauren Sammis who had won team gold and individual silver on the horse at small tour at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Caroline Roffman and Sagacious HF performing their first Under-25 musical freestyle. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Caroline Roffman and Sagacious HF performing their first Under-25 musical freestyle. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Caroline took over the ride on Sagacious less than a year ago. She also enlisted the help of Florida-based Spanish Olympian Juan Matute to help train Sagacious.

For this event, she opted for a more technically difficult choreography two tempi-changes on curved lines, one-tempis on the centerline and a piaffe fan.Caroline’s mother and father were at Aachen to cheer her on, as well as the large contingent of American riders.

Al Guden of Hyperion Farm, the owner of Sagacious, was injured in a car accident in Florida earlier this month and could not travel but he sent an email to dressage-news.com: “I am just so proud of the pair. That kür was pretty damned good considering it is the first real CDI Grand Prix she has ever done. Nice start!”

Results:
Grand Prix 16-25
Judge E: Martin Richenhagen (GER) Judge H: C. Umbach (LUX) Judge C: Thomas Lang (AUT)
Judge M: Freddy Leyman (BEL) Judge B: Andrew Gardner (GBR)
Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex\color\born\sire x siredam\
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
1 Millibar – DWB
G \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Milan x Liberty Dane
DEN
1300 74.00 76.75 72.75 76.00 76.25 78.475
Nanna Skodborg  Merrald
Helle Merrald
80.00 81.00 80.00 86.00 82.00
2 Sagacious HF – KWPN
G \ Black \ 1999 \ Welt Hit II x Cocktail
USA
900 74.00 73.25 69.75 73.50 76.25 76.275
Caroline  Roffman
Hyperion Farm Inc
79.00 81.00 79.00 80.00 77.00
3 Arlando – KWPN
S \ DarkBay \ 2005 \ Paddox x Mytens
NED
700 70.75 71.25 70.00 69.25 73.25 73.950
Diederik  van Silfhout
A.P.Both & De Nieuwe Heuvel
78.00 79.00 77.00 76.00 75.00
4 Florida 94 – RHEIN
M \ Chestnut \ 1999 \ Fidermark I x Grosso Z
GER
500 73.25 69.75 69.25 70.25 72.25 73.775
Nadine  Husenbeth
Helga Steves
79.00 76.00 77.00 76.00 75.00
5 BMC Ucento – KWPN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ Metall x Allegro
NED
300 68.25 71.25 69.00 70.00 71.25 72.175
Daniëlle,  van Mierlo
W.J.M. van Mierlo, A.C.J. van Mierlo
71.00 74.00 77.00 77.00 73.00
6 Recuerdo – LUS
S \ Grey \ 1998 \ Conspirado
ESP
300 67.25 67.75 67.00 69.25 71.50 71.475
Laura  Reija
Fernando Reija
73.00 74.00 74.00 77.00 74.00
7 Fontalero – HANN
G \ Bay \ 1997 \ Werther x Weltmeyer
LUX
68.25 71.00 68.00 69.50 70.00 70.975
Veronique  Henschen
Monique Henschen-Haas
72.00 72.00 72.00 74.00 73.00
8 Cristobal 14 – HOLST
G \ DarkBay \ 1999 \ Coriander x Caribo
GER
70.25 68.50 67.25 70.75 68.25 70.700
Annabel  Frenzen
Achim Frenzen, Irmgard Lange
75.00 70.00 74.00 74.00 69.00
9 Hedebo´s First As
G \ Black \ 1998 \ First Flair R x A-Dur
DEN
70.50 68.50 69.50 68.00 69.50 70.700
Sofie  Jeppesen
Jeppesen
74.00 70.00 76.00 69.00 72.00
10 Solo Bachelorette – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Welthit II x Ferro
GBR
68.00 68.25 64.00 64.25 65.50 67.100
Emily  Cousins
Emily Cousins
70.00 72.00 67.00 66.00 66.00
11 Lüderitz – HOLST
G \ DarkBay \ 1999 \ Lavaletto x Capitol I
GBR
60.75 63.25 63.75 62.25 64.00 64.600
Roberta  Hayler
Mr & Mrs P J Hayler
66.00 70.00 66.00 66.00 64.00
12 Wild Diamond – OLDBG
S \ Black \ 2001 \ Welt Hit x DON SCHUFRO
BEL
59.25 60.50 61.00 59.00 58.75 61.950
Anouck  Hoet
Karin Gillain
66.00 66.00 65.00 62.00 62.00