Totilas Leads German Domination of Aachen Nations Cup, Valegro Lowest Score in 3 Years

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Matthias Alexander Rath on Totilas after the pair completed the Nations Cup Grand Prix ride that led Germany to victory. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Matthias Alexander Rath on Totilas after the pair completed the Nations Cup Grand Prix ride that led Germany to victory. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 17, 2014–Totilas was ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath to lead Germany to complete domination of the CDIO5* Nations Cup Thursday with team mate Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW and  the Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival joining the black stallion in posting scores of better than 80 per cent with Isabell Werth on Bella Rose close in the Grand Prix.

World No. 1 Valegro ridden by Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain stunned the crowd packing the stadium newly expanded to seat 6,300 spectators with an error-filled ride by the world record holders that scored 76.900 per cent. The score for the 12-year-old KWPN gelding and Charlotte was their lowest since they were awarded 73.396 per cent at a competition in France on March 2, 2011

Charlotte and Carl Hester, her coach and part owner of Valegro, refused to speak with reporters after the ride and were hustled away by British equestrian officials to the closed off stabling.

This competition was the first for the pair since winning the World Cup Final in April and they appeared rusty.

A dejected Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro leaving the arena with the scoreboard telling the story. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
A dejected Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro leaving the arena with the scoreboard telling the story. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Germany as the winners of the Nations Cup, the Netherlands in second and Spain in third said they were all happy with the  results, but especially the home team that filled first, second and fourth places.

Matthias and Totilas scored 82.300 per cent in what was probably the cleanest ride of the 39 combinations competing in the Nations Cup.

Matthias said of the 14-year-old KWPN stallion that he last competed at this World Equestrian Festival in 2011 before illness to him and injury to Totilas knocked the pair out of the competition arena for two years that a new trainer, Sjef Janssen, the former Dutch team coach, and the break contributed to their improved performances over the past two months.

Totilas, that once held all three Grand Prix world records when ridden by Edward Gal of the Netherlands but now belonging to Valegro, has regained much if not all of the magic that silences crowded stadiums while performing to erupt with a standing ovation when the ride is over.

Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW, who have not being in the show ring since the World Cup Final indoors in April scored 81.022 per cent for second place while Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival who were the reigning world champions until the 2012 Olympics were third on 80.980 per cent.

Helen and Damon Hill also have been off the competition circuit since the World Cup Final.

She was surprised when the horse who knows the Grand Prix so well, she said, has come back fresh and on the final centerline “decided it was good we stop now. My reaction was a little bit too much.” The horse leaped forward to finish the final passage that was very expensive for her score but was still over 80 per cent.

Damon Hill leaping in the final centerline passage after Helen Langehanenberg said she reacted too strongly when the horse decided to stop early. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Damon Hill leaping in the final centerline passage after Helen Langehanenberg said she reacted too strongly when the horse decided to stop early. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabell Werth on Bella Rose, the 10-year-old mare on which she rode her first 80 per cent Grand Prix just weeks ago was fourth on 79.580 per cent.
A jubilant Isabell Werth on Bella Rose after the pair cme within a half percentage point of an 80 per cent score. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
A jubilant Isabell Werth on Bella Rose after the pair cme within a half percentage point of an 80 per cent score. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
The team rankings:
Rank Nation Total
1 Germany GER 243.100
Kristina  Sprehe Desperados FRH 73.960
Isabell  Werth Bella Rose 2 79.580
Matthias Alexander  Rath Totilas 82.300
Helen  Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 81.220
2 Netherlands NED 223.380
Marlies  van Baalen Miciano 69.740
Katja  Gevers Thriller 69.320
Hans Peter  Minderhoud Glock´s Flirt 72.660
Adelinde  Cornelissen Jerich Parzival N.O.P. 80.980
3 Spain ESP 220.600
José Antonio  Garcia Mena Norte Lovera 72.700
Morgan  Barbançon Painted Black 73.260
Jose Daniel  Martin Dockx Grandioso 74.640
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4 Great Britain GBR 218.440
Nikki  Crisp Pasoa 66.980
Daniel  Watson Fideramber 67.520
Michael  Eilberg Half Moon Delphi 74.020
Charlotte  Dujardin Valegro 76.900
5 Denmark DEN 216.820
Mikala Münter  Gundersen My Lady 69.140
Lars  Petersen Mariett 69.720
Lone Bang  Larsen Fitou L 70.480
Anna  Kasprzak Donnperignon 76.620
6 United States USA 213.740
Caroline  Roffman Her Highness O 70.400
Adrienne  Lyle Wizard 70.340
Tina  Konyot Calecto V 67.560
Laura  Graves Verdades 73.000
7 Sweden SWE 209.260
Jeanna  Hogberg Darcia VH 68.740
Minna  Telde Santana 69.580
Patrik  Kittel Toy Story 70.940
Tinne  Vilhelmson Silfvén Don Auriello  76.920
8 Belgium BEL 206.920
Philippe  Jorissen Le Beau 67.980
Laurence  Vanommeslaghe Avec Plaisir 67.340
Julie  de Deken Lucky Dance 68.300
Claudia  Fassaert Donnerfee 70.640
9 Austria AUT 204.520
Christian  Schumach Auheim´s Picardo 65.940
Karin  Kosak Lucy´s Day 68.060
Renate  Voglsang Fabriano 58 70.520
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Individual results:

CDIO5* Grand Prix

Judge E: Dietrich Plewa (GER) Judge H: Isabelle Judet (FRA) Judge C: Francis Verbeek-van Rooy (NED) Judge M: Stephen Clarke (GBR) Judge B: Susan Hoevenaars (AUS)
Rank CNR HORSE – Breeding
sex\colour\born\sire x siredam\
EUR Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 379 Totilas – KWPN
S \ Black \ 2000 \ Gribaldi x Glendale
GER
7800.0000 83.800 80.600 82.100 84.000 81.000 82.300
Matthias Alexander  Rath
Ann-Katrin Linsenhof & Paul Schockemöhle
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 )
2 313 Damon Hill NRW – WESTF
S \ DarkChestnut \ 2000 \ Donnerhall x Rubinstein I
GER
5500.0000 83.500 80.600 80.600 80.800 80.600 81.220
Helen  Langehanenberg
Christian Becks
( 2 ) ( 1 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) ( 2 )
3 349 Jerich Parzival N.O.P. – KWPN
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Jazz x Ulft
NED
3600.0000 82.100 79.600 81.600 83.000 78.600 80.980
Adelinde  Cornelissen
W.P.J. Cornelissen / M.A. Cornelissen
( 3 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )
4 306 Bella Rose 2 – WESTF
M \ Chestnut \ 2004 \ Belissimo M x Cacir AA
GER
2200.0000 81.400 79.000 78.700 81.600 77.200 79.580
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 3 ) ( 5 )
5 324 Don Auriello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Don Davidoff x White Star
SWE
1400.0000 76.800 77.500 76.400 77.300 76.600 76.920
Tinne  Vilhelmson Silfvén
Lövsta Stuteri / Antonia Ax:son Johnson
( 8 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 ) ( 6 ) ( 7 )
6 383 Valegro – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Negro x Gerschwin
GBR
500.0000 77.800 74.800 77.000 77.600 77.300 76.900
Charlotte  Dujardin
Mrs R Luard Mr C Hester
( 5 ) ( 9 ) ( 5 ) ( 5 ) ( 4 )
7 330 Donnperignon – FWB
G \ DarkChestnut \ 1999 \ Donnerhall x Mozart II79
DEN
500.0000 77.000 77.300 76.200 76.000 76.600 76.620
Anna  Kasprzak
Kasprzak Family
( 7 ) ( 6 ) ( 7 ) ( 7 ) ( 7 )
8 335 Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Rohdiamant x Weltmeyer
ITA
500.0000 75.700 73.800 74.500 74.600 76.800 75.080
Valentina  Truppa
A.S.D. Centro Equestre Monferrato
( 10 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 ) ( 9 ) ( 6 )
9 342 Grandioso
S \ Bay \ 1999 \ Adelante x Sevillano IX
ESP
500.0000 74.000 74.900 75.600 75.300 73.400 74.640
Jose Daniel  Martin Dockx
Jose Daniel Martin Dockx
( 13 ) ( 8 ) ( 8 ) ( 8 ) ( 11 )
10 343 Half Moon Delphi – HANN
M \ Grey \ 2002 \ Dimaggio x West Wall
GBR
500.0000 75.200 73.100 72.300 74.200 75.300 74.020
Michael  Eilberg
Mr Jon And Mrs Julie Deverill
( 12 ) ( 13 ) ( 15 ) ( 10 ) ( 9 )
11 320 Desperados FRH – HANN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ De Niro x Wolkenstein II
GER
500.0000 77.200 71.800 72.900 74.100 73.800 73.960
Kristina  Sprehe
Paul & Albert Gestüt Sprehe GmbH; Sprehe
( 6 ) ( 18 ) ( 13 ) ( 11 ) ( 10 )
12 363 Painted Black – KWPN
S \ Black \ 1997 \ Gribaldi x Ferro
ESP
500.0000 73.400 76.000 75.000 72.100 69.800 73.260
Morgan  Barbançon
Morgan Barbancon Mestre
( 15 ) ( 7 ) ( 9 ) ( 15 ) ( 18 )
13 384 Verdades – KWPN
G \ Bay \ 2002 \ Florett As x Goya
USA
76.100 73.200 72.600 73.200 69.900 73.000
Laura  Graves
Laura Graves
( 9 ) ( 12 ) ( 14 ) ( 12 ) ( 17 )
14 361 Norte Lovera
S \ Grey \ 2000 \ Cortesano VII x Aquiles III
ESP
73.900 72.400 74.400 72.100 70.700 72.700
José Antonio  Garcia Mena
Miguel Lovera Garcia
( 14 ) ( 16 ) ( 11 ) ( 15 ) ( 16 )
15 340 Glock´s Flirt – CH
G \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Florestan x Gauguin de Lully
NED
75.500 70.900 73.300 72.600 71.000 72.660
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
Ing. Gaston Glock
( 11 ) ( 22 ) ( 12 ) ( 13 ) ( 14 )
16 375 Smeyers Molberg – DWB
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Michellino x Rambo
SUI
72.000 71.800 71.800 71.900 73.400 72.180
Marcela  Krinke Susmelj
Meyer Irene + Krinke Susmelj Marcela
( 18 ) ( 18 ) ( 16 ) ( 18 ) ( 11 )
17 380 Toy Story – SWB
G \ Bay \ 2000 \ Come Back II x Concorde
SWE
70.900 70.600 71.000 71.400 70.800 70.940
Patrik  Kittel
Carol Oately u. Andrew Patrik Kittel
( 20 ) ( 24 ) ( 19 ) ( 20 ) ( 15 )
18 329 Donnerfee – OLDBG
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ De Niro x Rosenkavalier
BEL
71.400 70.600 71.700 71.100 68.400 70.640
Claudia  Fassaert
Dirk Hooghe-Verhoeven
( 19 ) ( 24 ) ( 17 ) ( 22 ) ( 24 )
19 331 Fabriano 58 – WESTF
S \ Bay \ 1999 \ Florestan I x Angelo XX
AUT
70.700 71.200 69.500 71.400 69.800 70.520
Renate  Voglsang
Renate Voglsang
( 21 ) ( 21 ) ( 23 ) ( 20 ) ( 18 )
20 333 Fitou L – DWB
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Florestan I x May Sherie
DEN
73.000 71.600 69.400 70.000 68.400 70.480
Lone Bang  Larsen
Lone Bang Larsen
( 16 ) ( 20 ) ( 24 ) ( 26 ) ( 24 )
21 345 Her Highness O – HANN
M \ Black \ 2003 \ Hohenstein x Weltmeyer
USA
70.000 74.000 70.200 71.000 66.800 70.400
Caroline  Roffman
Caroline Roffman
( 22 ) ( 10 ) ( 21 ) ( 23 ) ( 37 )
22 390 Wizard – OLDBG
G \ Bay \ 1999 \ Weltmeyer x Classiker
USA
66.400 72.300 71.600 72.300 69.100 70.340
Adrienne  Lyle
Peggy Thomas
( 37 ) ( 17 ) ( 18 ) ( 14 ) ( 21 )
23 303 Axis TSF – TRAK
S \ Black \ 1999 \ Sixtus x Angard
FIN
69.500 72.800 69.100 72.100 67.400 70.180
Terhi  Stegars
Stegars Terhi + A bis Grand Prix
( 26 ) ( 14 ) ( 26 ) ( 15 ) ( 33 )
24 396 Miciano – WESTF
G \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Medici x Dialekt
NED
72.200 70.300 68.800 69.300 68.100 69.740
Marlies  van Baalen
J.M.J. van Baalen-Dorresteyn & J. Hinneman
( 17 ) ( 26 ) ( 28 ) ( 27 ) ( 28 )
25 359 Mariett – DWB
M \ DarkBay \ 1998 \ Come Back II x Sidney
DEN
69.900 69.900 70.100 70.100 68.600 69.720
Lars  Petersen
Marcia Pepper/lars Petersen
( 23 ) ( 29 ) ( 22 ) ( 25 ) ( 23 )
26 371 Santana – HANN
S \ Black \ 2001 \ Sandro Hit x Rubinstein I
SWE
68.900 70.800 70.300 70.700 67.200 69.580
Minna  Telde
Minna Telde AB / Berit Telde
( 31 ) ( 23 ) ( 20 ) ( 24 ) ( 35 )
27 378 Thriller – KWPN
G \ \ 2000 \ Gribaldi x Amor
NED
69.600 72.500 69.200 64.200 71.100 69.320
Katja  Gevers
Dhr. R. Grevers
( 25 ) ( 15 ) ( 25 ) ( 38 ) ( 13 )
28 311 Chrevi´s Capital – DWB
G \ DarkBay \ 2000 \ Chrevi´s Lavallo x Weinberg
CAN
69.700 69.100 66.300 71.700 69.100 69.180
David  Marcus
Deborah Miculinic
( 24 ) ( 31 ) ( 33 ) ( 19 ) ( 21 )
29 360 My Lady – DWB
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ Michellino
DEN
69.200 69.100 69.000 68.800 69.600 69.140
Mikala Münter  Gundersen
Janne H. Rumbough & Mikala Münter Gundersen
( 28 ) ( 31 ) ( 27 ) ( 30 ) ( 20 )
30 317 Darcia VH – SWB
M \ Bay \ 2004 \ Danone 1040 x Don Schufro
SWE
69.100 70.000 67.800 69.100 67.700 68.740
Jeanna  Hogberg
Jeanna Högberg & Torsten Hansson
( 30 ) ( 28 ) ( 30 ) ( 28 ) ( 30 )
31 356 Lucky Dance – HESS
S \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Lucky Lionell x Placido – Sun
BEL
69.300 70.200 67.000 66.600 68.400 68.300
Julie  de Deken
De Deken – De Vos
( 27 ) ( 27 ) ( 32 ) ( 36 ) ( 24 )
32 357 Lucy´s Day – RHEIN
M \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ La Poco x Donnerschlag
AUT
67.600 68.100 68.500 68.700 67.400 68.060
Karin  Kosak
Karin Kosak
( 34 ) ( 34 ) ( 29 ) ( 31 ) ( 33 )
33 352 Le Beau – OLDBG
G \ Chestnut \ 1998 \ Le Coeur x Classiker
BEL
67.900 69.900 66.300 67.500 68.300 67.980
Philippe  Jorissen
Philippe Jorissen
( 33 ) ( 29 ) ( 33 ) ( 33 ) ( 27 )
34 309 Calecto V – DWB
S \ Bay \ 1998 \ Come Back II x Rastell
USA
69.200 67.700 65.500 67.800 67.600 67.560
Tina  Konyot
Tina Konyot
( 28 ) ( 36 ) ( 36 ) ( 32 ) ( 31 )
35 332 Fideramber – WESTF
S \ DarkChestnut \ 2000 \ Fidermark
GBR
66.200 67.300 67.400 69.100 67.600 67.520
Daniel  Watson
S A Farnon
( 39 ) ( 37 ) ( 31 ) ( 28 ) ( 31 )
36 302 Avec Plaisir – HANN
G \ Chestnut \ 1999 \ A Jungle Prince (hann) x Hitchcock
BEL
68.600 68.500 66.100 67.200 66.300 67.340
Laurence  Vanommeslaghe
Madame Laurence Vanommeslaghe
( 32 ) ( 33 ) ( 35 ) ( 35 ) ( 38 )
37 364 Pasoa – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 1997 \ Damocles x Hamilton
GBR
67.300 67.800 65.300 67.300 67.200 66.980
Nikki  Crisp
Miss N. Crisp
( 35 ) ( 35 ) ( 37 ) ( 34 ) ( 35 )
38 301 Auheim´s Picardo – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Prince Thatch xx x World Cup I
AUT
66.400 66.700 63.800 64.700 68.100 65.940
Christian  Schumach
Mag. DI Ägyd Pengg
( 37 ) ( 38 ) ( 38 ) ( 37 ) ( 28 )
39 386 Victoria – BWP
M \ Bay \ 1998 \ Havidoff x El Corona
RSA
67.100 64.000 61.000 63.500 59.100 62.940
Nicole  Smith
N.E. Smith & D.L. Smith G.N. Smith & J. Clifford-Smith
( 36 ) ( 39 ) ( 39 ) ( 39 ) ( 39 )