Russia’s Inessa Merkulova & Mister X Win Oldenburg CDI4* Freestyle for 6th Straight Victory

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Mister X ridden by Inessa Merkulova. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Mister X ridden by Inessa Merkulova. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OLDENBURG, Germany, Nov. 26, 2016–Inessa Merkulova and Mister X won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday for the sixth straight victory since the Russian pair competed at the summer Olympics.

Inessa and the 12-year-old Russian-bred Trakehner gelding scored 81.525 per cent following their win in the Grand Prix a day earlier.

It was the sixth straight victory in six starts for the duo since the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Germans Jan-Dirk Giesselmann on Real Dancer FRH placed second on 75.225 per cent and Bernadette Brune on Spirit of the Age OLD was third on 74.550 per cent.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

(E) (H) (C) (M) (B) Total
1. 0637 Mister X Merkulova,Inessa RUS 2.200,00 EUR  A:  78.500 % 80.500 % 84.250 % 77.500 % 78.500 % 81.525 %
B / 12y. / Egeus / 102YZ81  B:  81.000 % 84.000 % 88.000 % 81.000 % 82.000 %
 Total:  79.750 %
(1)
82.250 %
(1)
86.125 %
(1)
79.250 %
(1)
80.250 %
(1)
2. 0360 Real Dancer FRH Giesselmann,Jan-Dirk GER 1.700,00 EUR  A:  72.250 % 74.000 % 72.500 % 69.250 % 74.250 % 75.225 %
B / 12y. / Rubin-Royal / De Niro / 102QS84  B:  77.000 % 79.000 % 81.000 % 73.000 % 80.000 %
 Total:  74.625 %
(5)
76.500 %
(2)
76.750 %
(3)
71.125 %
(4)
77.125 %
(2)
3. 0390 Spirit of the Age Old Brune,Bernadette GER 1.200,00 EUR  A:  74.000 % 69.500 % 73.750 % 72.500 % 68.750 % 74.550 %
12y. / Stedinger / Donnerhall / 103PE45  B:  77.000 % 76.000 % 80.000 % 79.000 % 75.000 %
 Total:  75.500 %
(3)
72.750 %
(5)
76.875 %
(2)
75.750 %
(2)
71.875 %
(5)
4. 0601 Vosk Aframeeva,Marina RUS 900,00 EUR  A:  72.500 % 71.000 % 70.750 % 71.000 % 71.250 % 73.150 %
B / 11y. / Vodoley / 102YV88  B:  77.000 % 76.000 % 74.000 % 72.000 % 76.000 %
 Total:  74.750 %
(4)
73.500 %
(3)
72.375 %
(4)
71.500 %
(3)
73.625 %
(3)
5. 0541 Don Darwin Timpe,Andrea GER 800,00 EUR  A:  74.500 % 70.000 % 68.250 % 68.750 % 69.250 % 72.575 %
R / 13y. / Don Schufro / Warkant / 102VI02  B:  79.000 % 76.000 % 75.000 % 70.000 % 75.000 %
 Total:  76.750 %
(2)
73.000 %
(4)
71.625 %
(5)
69.375 %
(5)
72.125 %
(4)
6. 0626 Sini Soul Kanerva,Emma FIN 700,00 EUR  A:  71.000 % 67.750 % 66.000 % 68.000 % 68.500 % 69.925 %
R / 10y. / Rousseau / Del Piero / 103GM52  B:  71.000 % 72.000 % 73.000 % 69.000 % 73.000 %
 Total:  71.000 %
(6)
69.875 %
(6)
69.500 %
(6)
68.500 %
(6)
70.750 %
(6)
 Judges:
(E)  M. Peutz-Vegter (NED)
(H)  K. Holthaus (GER)
(C)  C. Whitham (CAN)
(M)  B. Maurel (FRA)
(B)  R. Richenhagen (GER)
Prize money: €7500