Maree Tomkinson & Diamantina Win Boneo, Australia CDI3* Grand Prix With Best Score in 4 Years

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Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BONEO, Australia, Jan. 22, 2016–Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina 4 won the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday with only their second score above 70 per cent in four years of Big Tour competitions and put themselves in contention to make the squad from which Australia’s team will be selected for the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Maree and the 14-year-old Oldenburg mare scored 70.120 per cent in the first CDI of the year in Australia as riders and horses pursue their quest to go to Europe for the final selection competitions. The previous award above 70 per cent for the duo was 71.702 per cent in Sydney in May, 2012. The pair have been a Big Tour partnership for four years and competed on the Australian team at the 2014 World Games in Normandy.

New Zealand’s Julie Brougham on Vom Feinsten posted a personal best of 68.720 per cent for second place, the best finish outside their homeland and surpassing the pair’s previous high of 68.260 set in Sydney in May last year.

Julie, the only foreign rider in the Grand Prix, and the 13-year-old Rhinelander gelding lead the rankings for the group of Asian/Australasian countries seeking to earn an individual start at the Rio Olympics.

Mary Hanna and Umbro placed third on 68.220 per cent.

The pair are coming off 10 victories in 15 starts in 2015 that included the World Cup Pacific League Final to earn the pair an invitation to the global Final in Gothenburg, Sweden at the end of March.

The 15-year-old KWPN gelding is in the sixth year of competing at Big Tour in Europe as well as Down Under, but never in an Olympics or an international championship.

Mary also placed fourth on Boogie Woogie on 67.720 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: E- Mary Seefried (AUS) | H- Susie Hoevenaars (AUS) | C- Susanne Baarup (DEN) | M- Alison King (HKG) | B- Peter Holler (GER)

Pl. Horse Rider E % H % C % M % B % Total %
1 Diamantina Iv Maree Tomkinson 71.800% 69.800% 68.200% 70.800% 70.000% 70.120%
2 Vom Feinsten Julie Brougham 67.900% 68.800% 70.400% 66.800% 69.700% 68.720%
3 Umbro Mary Hanna 67.700% 68.400% 68.300% 69.200% 67.500% 68.220%
4 Boogie Woogie 6 Mary Hanna 69.500% 69.600% 65.800% 68.500% 65.200% 67.720%
5 Utopian Cardinal Heath Ryan 67.900% 68.200% 69.600% 67.700% 64.200% 67.520%
6 Remmington Sue Hearn 69.300% 65.600% 65.600% 67.600% 68.200% 67.260%
7 Dp Weltmieser Brett Parbery 68.200% 67.400% 64.800% 66.800% 67.100% 66.860%
8 Luxor 118 Katharine Farrell 69.200% 65.500% 66.600% 67.000% 65.500% 66.760%
9 Mayfield Pzazz Kerry Mack 64.700% 63.700% 63.500% 66.300% 62.900% 64.220%
10 Clive Kylie Riddell 63.900% 65.900% 65.300% 64.440% 60.700% 64.048%
11 Urestan Pauline Carnovale 64.600% 66.900% 64.300% 64.900% 58.500% 63.840%
12 Jarrah R Rozzie Ryan 65.500% 61.900% 60.000% 64.400% 62.400% 62.840%
13 Adonie Rozzie Ryan 66.300% 60.100% 61.700% 62.300% 61.500% 62.380%
14 Django Of Cacharel Jeremy Janjic 62.000% 61.000% 62.600% 64.500% 61.100% 62.240%
15 Royal Oak Ii Deon Stokes 63.000% 61.600% 65.600% 60.100% 60.700% 62.200%