Parzival 3rd Behind Dutch Glock Combinations at Rotterdam in 1st CDI of 2015
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ROTTERDAM, June 19, 2015–The 18-year-old former world No. 1 Jerich Parzival was ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen in their first international competition of the year to third place in the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday behind the two Dutch Glock combinations of Edward Gal on Voice and Hans Peter Minderhoud on Flirt.
Edward and the 13-year-old KWPN stallion scored 77.800 per cent while Hans Peter and Flirt were close behind on 77.140 per cent.
Parzival and Adelinde, now No. 3 on the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) world rankings and No. 1 as recently as July 31, 2013, was awarded 74.420 per cent the lowest Grand Prix score for the partnership in seven years–since receiving 73.125 per cent in the Nations Cup at Aachen, Germany in July 1, 2008.
Scores for Adelinde and the KWPN chestnut gelding, the oldest horse among the 19 to start Friday, varied widely–a low of 70.800 per cent from Jacques van Daele of Belgium, president of the ground jury at C to a high of 78.000 per cent from Jean-Michel Roudier of France at M.
Adelinde and Parzival began their international Grand Prix career in early 2007 and went on to medal-winning performances in Olympics, World Games, European Championships and twice winner of the World Cup but heartbreak at the 2010 WEG in Kentucky with elimination for blood when the horse bit his tongue.
The pair competed in three major shows late last year after a team bronze medal performance at the World Games in Normandy.
Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo followed up the Under-25 Grand Prix win for the German rider with victory in the Freestyle Friday on a score of 79.975 per cent. Great Britain’s Ryan Todd on Chrlex Eskerbjerg placed second on 73.750 per cent with Jill Huybregts on Zamacho Z third on 73.450 per cent.
United States riders Chase Hickok of Wellington, Florida on Sagacious HF placed eighth on 68.875 per cent Genay Vaughn of Elk Grove, California on Donarweiss GGF was 10th on 67.475 per cent.