Lars Petersen & Mariett Take Wellington World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle in 1st Show Since World Games

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Lars Petersen on Mariett. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lars Petersen on Mariett. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 9, 2015–Mariett, feeling better than ever despite being 17 years old, was ridden by Lars Petersen to victory in the 2015 opening World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle under lights Friday in the pair’s first show since their Danish team performance at the World Equestrian Games last August.

The pair scored 78.325 per cent, their best Freestyle result since last March, to claim the win over their World Games team mates Mikala Gundersen on My Lady on 74.075 per cent. Both make their homes in Wellington.

Sweden’s Caroline Darcourt, competing in a CDI in the United States for the first time, placed third on Pardon Magi with 72.700 per cent.

Lars and Mariett finished atop the World Cup North American League in 2014 and are seeking to qualify for the Final in Las Vegas in mid-April.

Results:

FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Ring: The Stadium
E: Umbach – LUX H: Gribbons – USA C: De Wolff – NED M: Ringmark – SWE B: Alonso – MEX
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Petersen, Lars DEN Mariett 76.875 2 79.125 1 76.875 1 79.375 1 79.375 1 78.325 1
Gundersen, Mikala DEN My Lady 73.875 3 75.500 2 74.000 2 73.500 2 73.500 2 74.075 2
Darcourt, Caroline SWE Paridon Magi 78.000 1 70.625 8 69.375 8 73.500 3 72.000 5 72.700 3
Haddad-Staller, Catherine USA Mane Stream Hotmail 72.000 6 73.000 4 70.375 7 71.875 6 73.155 3 72.081 4
Pavicic, Karen CAN Don Daiquiri 72.875 5 71.250 7 71.875 4 69.875 8 72.500 4 71.675 5
Wilcox, Lisa USA Denzello 71.375 8 71.625 6 72.125 3 72.000 5 70.625 7 71.550 6
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P 69.625 0 74.750 3 71.375 5 73.375 4 68.625 0 71.550 6
Matute Jr, Juan ESP Don Diego Ymas 73.125 4 69.000 0 71.000 6 70.500 7 70.250 8 70.775 8
Brooks, Jacqueline M. CAN D Niro 71.625 7 72.375 5 67.875 0 69.625 0 71.125 6 70.525
Rumbough, Janne USA Junior 66.875 0 68.125 0 66.750 0 63.750 0 67.375 0 66.575
Matute, Paula ESP Tarpan Ymas 62.000 0 65.125 0 67.250 0 65.500 0 68.250 0 65.625