Anna Kasprzak & Donnperignon Take Odense Freestyle for 1st World Cup Win

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Anna Kasprzak riding Donnperignon to victory in the Odense World Cup event. © 2013 Ridehesten.com
Anna Kasprzak riding Donnperignon to victory in the Odense World Cup event. © 2013 Ridehesten.com

ODENSE, Denmark, Oct. 20–Denmark’s 23-year-old Anna Kasprzak notched her first World Cup win in riding Donnperignon to victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle before an ecstatic home crowd to kick off the Western European League season leading to the Final in Lyon, France next April.

The result for Anna of 80.575 per cent was the pair’s second highest for the Freestyle since the partnership began almost two years ago and that has taken them to the Olympics in London last summer and the European Championships at Herning, Denmark two months ago.

Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello were not far behind on 80.075 per cent while Germany’s Isbabell Werth on Don Johnson FRH was third on 79.400 per cent.

“I hadn’t expected this result at all before heading to Odense,” Anna said. “It has been the best weekend, and yesterday I rode my best Grand Prix to date. Today I had some errors in the flying changes, but my ride followed the music very well. Donnperignon was very energetic today, although not as much as yesterday where it was almost too much. My goal is just to better myself from here. With regards to the World Cup season, I haven’t planned everything yet. Donnperignon gets to decide this.”

Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén of Sweden and Don Auriello in the Odense World Cup Freestyle. © 2013 Ridehesten.com
Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén of Sweden and Don Auriello in the Odense World Cup Freestyle. © 2013 Ridehesten.com

“Don Auriello was a bit tense yesterday but did much better today,” Tinne said. “Right now I’m working to adjust the small things during training. My plan in relation to the World Cup is to ride in Stuttgart and Stockholm.”

The Swedish Olympian is expected to base herself in Florida over the winter.

The performance on the 14-year-old Finnish Warmblood gelding (Donnerhall x Mozart), put Anna atop the the Western European League (WEL) standings with 20 points, tied with Norway’s Ellen Birgitt Farbrot who earned five points for a 12th place finish aboard Tailormade Akon Askelund, but she already had 15 points based on results from the Central European League that she was able to bring back to her home division.

Odense kicked off a slate of eight events in the WEL, the most competitive of the four leagues through which riders can compete for an invitation to the Final of the only annual global championship of dressage. The start of WEL coincided with the conclusion of the Central European League while the Pacific Asia League finishes up with a head-to-head competition in Australia in December and most of the competition in the North American League will be held in California and Florida through the winter.

In the Grand Prix Saturday, Anna and Donnperignon posted a personal best of 76.979 per cent that surpassed their previous highest result in the Grand Prix of 76.426 per cent at Stockholm last December.

Nanna Skodborg Merrald, who celebrated her 20th birthday less than two weeks ago, was another star of the show riding Millibar a score 78.325 per cent for fourth place in the first senior Grand Prix competition.

Nanna Skodborg Merrald, who celebrated her 20th birthday less than two weeks ago, riding Millibar in the Odense World Cup Freestyle. © 2013 Ridehesten.com
Nanna Skodborg Merrald, who celebrated her 20th birthday less than two weeks ago, riding Millibar in the Odense World Cup Freestyle. © 2013 Ridehesten.com

Nanna has ridden the 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by her family through Juniors, Young Riders and small tour before sweeping the Under-25 divisions at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany in June and at Herning during the European Championships in August.

The next leg takes place at Stuttgart, Germany Nov. 16.

Standings in the Western European League

1T. Ellen Birgitt Farbrot NOR 20
1T. Anna Kasprzak DEN 20 points
3. Ester Soldi ITA 19
4T. Belinda Weinbauer AUT 17
4T. Matthias Kempkes GER 17
4T. Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén SWE 17
7T. Isabell Werth GER 15
8T. Sylvia Zimmer GER 15
9T. Nanna Skodborg  Merrald DEN 13
9T. Marcela Krinke Susmelj SUI 13
10T. Caroline Häcki SUI 12
10T. Minna Telde SWE 12
12. Hans Peter Minderhoud NED 11
13T. Isabelle Constantini LUX 10
13T. Danielle Heijkoop NED 10
15T. Anna Louise Ross Davies GBR 9
15T. Jessica  von Bredow- Werndl GER 9
17T. Monica Iemi ITA 8
17T. Fabienne  Lütkemeier GER 8
19. Patrick van der Meer NED 7
20. Malene Folmer Jansen DEN 6
21. Laurens van Lieren NED 4
22. Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein DEN 3

Results:

Judge E: Hans Christian Matthiesen (DEN) Judge H: Annette Fransén-Iacobaeus (SWE) Judge C: Susanne Baarup (DEN)
Judge M:
Raphaël Saleh (FRA) Judge B: Isobel Wessels (GBR)

Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex\color\born\sire x siredam\
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B %
RIDER
owner
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
technical
artistic
1 Donnperignon – FWB
G \ DarkChestnut \ 1999 \ Donnerhall x Mozart II79
DEN
11000.00 77.25 78.00 76.75 75.00 78.75 80.575
Anna  Kasprzak
Kasprzak Family
83.00 83.00 86.00 84.00 84.00
2 Don Auriello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Don Davidoff x White Star
SWE
8000.00 76.00 79.50 75.50 76.50 77.25 80.075
Tinne  Vilhelmson-Silfven
Lövsta Stuteri
81.00 86.00 84.00 82.00 83.00
3 Don Johnson FRH – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Don Frederico x Warkant
GER
6000.00 76.25 77.25 76.50 73.25 76.75 79.400
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
81.00 83.00 85.00 81.00 84.00
4 Millibar – DWB
G \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Milan x Liberty Dane
DEN
4500.00 76.75 76.50 75.50 73.00 76.50 78.325
Nanna Skodborg  Merrald
Helle Merrald
82.00 82.00 80.00 78.00 83.00
5 Santana – HANN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ Sandro Hit x Rubinstein I
SWE
2500.00 73.25 74.50 74.25 72.75 73.75 75.750
Minna  Telde
Minna Telde AB / Berit Telde
77.00 77.00 79.00 78.00 78.00
6 Glock´s Romanov – OLDBG
S \ Bay \ 2000 \ Rohdiamant x Grundstein II
NED
2000.00 73.00 72.00 74.00 72.75 72.75 74.950
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
Glock´s Holding BV
77.00 73.00 79.00 78.00 78.00
7 Kingsley Siro – KWPN
G \ Black \ 1999 \ Gribaldi x Hemmingway
NED
1500.00 71.75 70.50 72.75 73.25 72.25 74.350
Danielle  Heijkoop
D. Heykoop, C. van Verseveld
76.00 75.00 78.00 78.00 76.00
8 Unee Bb – KWPN
S \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Gribaldi 93.14543 x Dageraad 85.5972
GER
1000.00 72.00 75.25 71.75 71.00 71.25 74.325
Jessica  von Bredow- Werndl
Bürchler-Keller Beatrice
76.00 77.00 75.00 76.00 78.00
9 Qui Vincit Dynamis – OLDBG
G \ Chestnut \ 1999 \ Quattro B x Calypso II
GER
500.00 69.25 71.00 70.00 69.50 70.00 72.275
Fabienne  Lütkemeier
Gina Capellmann-Lütkemeier
73.00 75.00 74.00 74.00 77.00
10 Uzzo – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Lancet x Indoctro
NED
500.00 67.00 65.75 69.00 69.00 71.00 71.175
Patrick  van der Meer
Trainingsstal De hoeve
72.00 72.00 76.00 75.00 75.00
11 Acapello Foldager – DWB
G \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Akinos x Loran
DEN
500.00 68.50 68.75 69.00 68.25 68.25 70.675
Malene  Folmer Jensen
Pia Danielsen
72.00 77.00 71.00 71.00 73.00
12 Tailormade Akon Askelund – DWB
G \ Bay \ 2000 \ Akinos x Pari-Ace Dane
NOR
500.00 66.50 66.50 67.25 65.50 66.25 68.200
Ellen Birgitte  Farbrot
Tailormade Horses aps
71.00 67.00 70.00 70.00 72.00
13 Ulysses la Haya
G \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Ulft
NED
500.00 67.00 64.50 65.00 64.50 64.50 67.450
Laurens  van Lieren
O.M. Boucher & J.H. Alberts
70.00 68.00 72.00 69.00 70.00
14 Fabienne – DWB
M \ Black \ 2002 \ Blue Hors Future Cup x Rubinstein
DEN
500.00 64.50 64.50 63.75 60.00 65.25 66.400
Nathalie zu  Sayn-Wittgenstein
Zu Sayn Wittgenstein
69.00 68.00 70.00 67.00 72.00
15 Denzello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ De Niro x Rohdiamant
USA
500.00 62.00 60.75 62.00 62.25 66.50 64.350
Lisa  Wilcox
Betty Wells
66.00 63.00 66.00 66.00 69.00