Claire Gosselin & Karamel de Lauture Win Deauville CDI3* GP Freestyle
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DEAUVILLE, France, July 25, 2015–France’s Claire Gosselin on Karamel de Lauture won the Dress’ In Deauville CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday, the second straight musical performance victory for the French team pair at the 2013 European Championships.
Claire and the 17-year-old Selle Français stallion scored 72.825 per cent in what was also only their second victory since the pair began competing international Grand Prix in April, 2011. Since the Europeans in Herning, Denmark in 2013 the pair has competed only in France.
Inna Logutenkova of the Ukraine on Fleraro placed second on 72.750 per cent in the pair’s debut international Freestyle. The duo started Grand Prix just three months ago.
Australia’s Kristy Oatley, the mother of three who turned 37 years old last week, was third on Ronan 2 with 72.625 per cent. Kristy and the the 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding that was her Australian team mount at the 2014 World Games in nearby Caen won their first international Grand Prix Friday.
Kristy, riding Du Soleil in her first CDI on the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding (De Niro x Caprimond) she bought in March, 2014, won the Intermediate 1 with a score of 72.053 per cent.
Jenniffer Hoffmann, the German-based Californian, on Florentinus V scored 71.053 per cent and second, the highest placing for the pair since being runner-up at this same show a year ago. Francoise Hologne-Joux of Belgium on Warhol was third on 70.105 per cent,
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