Gareth Hughes & Classic Briolinca Win Keysoe CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle to Post Doubleheader

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Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca

KEYSOE, England, Mar. 17, 2018–Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca overcame a rocky couple of years to claim a doubleheader at the Keysoe CDI3*, winning their first Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday after taking the Grand Prix a day earlier.

Gareth, a British team bronze medal rider at the 2013 European Championship, rode the 12-year-old KWPN mare to a score of 75.590 per cent in the musical performance. A day earlier the pair won the Grand Prix.

This was their first international competition since May last year when they retired in the Grand Prix Special at Compiègne, France. The pair withdrew from the Rotterdam CDIO5 Nations Cup a month later.

Britain’s Olympic team medalist Fiona Bigwood on Kjaerholm’s Abutsiaq placed second on 72.835 per cent in the first international Big Tour competition for the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood mare.

The British-based. Danish rider Ulrik Moelgaard on Michigan was third on 71.850 per cent.


CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

1. Gareth HUGHES/Classic Briolinca GBR – 75.590%
2. Fiona Bigwood/Kjaerholm’s Abutsiaq GBR – 72.835%
3. Ulrik MOELGAARD/Michigan DEN – 71.850%
4. Emma HINDLE/Romy del Sol GBR – 71.155%
5. Sonnar MURRAY BROWN/Erlentanz GBR – 72.835%
6. Henriette ANDERSEN/Flavio GBR – 70.250%
7. Michael George EILBERG/Marakov GBR – 69.840%
8. Elizabeth DIEGUTIS/Saska Hit GBR – 68.940%
9. Georgia STOKES/Talented Mr Ripley GBR – 68.525%
10. Stephanie BRIEUSSEL /Amorak FRA – 68.385%
11. Kate DWYER/Snowdon Faberge IRL – 68.045%
12. Louise Anne BELL/Into The Blue GBR – 67.250%
13. Matt FROST/AMD Don Rossi II GBR – 66.805%
14. Vicky THOMPSON WINFIELD/Mango Jacaro GBR – 66.015%
Anders DAHL/Sir Donato DEN – WD