Brett Parbery & DP Weltmieser Win Boneo World Cup Grand Prix With Best Score in 2 Years
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BONEO, Victoria, Oct. 20, 2017–Brett Parbery and DP Weltmieser won the World Cup Grand Prix Friday with their highest score at Grand Prix in two years.
The score of 69.060 per cent for Brett and the 15-year-old Australian-bred gelding was enough to earn the pair their first qualifying mark for Australia’s short list to contend for a place on Australia’s team at next year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.
Brett, who rode Victory Salute at the 2010 World Games in Kentucky, competed Weltmieser in Europe in 2016 in an unsuccessful bid to make Australia’s Rio Olympic team.
Judith Dierks on Diamond Star placed second on 68.900 per cent but was penalized for entering the arena before the judge rang the bell. The entry gate was opened before the bell sounded and Judith cantered in.
New Zealand’s Julie Brougham on Vom Feinsten was third on 68.740 per cent. The pair competed at the Rio Olympics and several shows in Europe.
Spencer Wilton, the Olympic team silver medal rider, drew the biggest crowd when he rode the borrowed horse Umbro, three days after first sitting on the 16-year-old KWPN gelding.
Spencer, who is here giving a master class, placed fourth on 67.700 per cent.
Umbro, owned and competed by Australian Olympian Mary Hanna, had not been competed in almost a year before the ride by Spencer.
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