Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Win Aalborg CDI3* Grand Prix, Undefeated in 3 Starts in 2019

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AALBORG, Denmark, May 16, 2019–Denmark’s Olympic partnership of Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy won the CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday to remain undefeated in three starts so far this year.

The No. 25 ranked combination of Cathrine and the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 76.196% to lead a Danish sweep of the top four places.

This was the second show this year after an injury kept the pair out of competition for seven months, causing them to miss the World Equestrian Games in Tryon last fall.

Nanna Skodborg Merrald on Saadan Que scored 71.022% for second place in the first Big Tour competition for the 11-year-old Danish Warmblood mare.

The 25-year-old rider and Saadan Que competed on Denmark’s team at the European Under-25 Championships last August.

Helene Melsen on Aston Martin was third on 70.739%.

The partnership of Cathrine, 27 years old, and Cassidy has included the 2010 European Junior Rider Champioships, and the Young Rider Europeans, winning seven medals including two individual golds before riding on the Danish team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The duo led Denmark to team silver at the 2017 European Championships as well as capturing two individual bronzes. The duo is the only Danish pair to be among the 19 combinations in the history of the sport to score at least 80% at Big Tour Grand Prix.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
Judges-E: Annette Fransen Iacobaeus-SWE H: Kurt Christensen-DEN C: Peter Holler-GER M: Jeannette Wolfs-NED B: Leif Toernblad-DEN

Rank Rider H.No Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B
1 101 Atterupgaards Cassidy Gelding/ DWB / Chestnut / 2003 / Caprimond x Donnerhall / Atterupgaard, Jystrup Midtsjaelland / Dufour Family V/Peter Dufour 74.348   1 76.413    1 77.065    1 78.370   1 75.109    1 76.261
2 122 Saadan Que Mare/ DWB / Bay / 2008 / Quaterback x Royal Diamond / / Nanna S. Merrald 71.848   2 71.413    2 71.413    3 69.239   5 71.196    2 71.022
3 100 Aston Martin Stallion/ TRAK / Dark Bay / 2005 / Monteverdi x Sixtus / / Helene Melsen 70.217    3 69.348   3 72.065   2 72.717    2 69.348   3 70.739
4 108 Heartbreaker Gelding/ HANN / Grey / 2004 / His Highness x Espri / / Gert Saborowski 70.109   4 67.283   4 68.261    9 69.565  4 64.022  10 67.848
4 126 Vectra Mare/ SWB / Bay / 2005 / Silvano 1047 x Flyinge Amiral / Carolin Ljungcrantz Och Håkan Kindblom / Eva Fraim Påhlman & Gunilla Byström 67.283   6 66.739   5 66.957   11 69.783   3 68.478   4 67.848
Not placed
6 118 Skovlunds Gamin G Gelding/ DWB / Black Brown / 2006 / Gagarin x Saint Cloud / Birgitte H. Jessen, Hirtshals / Dressurstald Solyst M. Lindh & B. Jessen 67.283   6 66.413   7 68.696   7 66.630   9 66.848   5 67.174
7 107 Gammelenggaards Easy Gelding/ DWB / Bay / 2008 / Light And Easy x Akinos / Nanna & Knud Jønsson / Trine Mittag Jensen 68.152   5 65.000   9 68.587    8 66.196 10 66.848  5 66.957
8 120 Soega Mare/ SWB / Bay / 2007 / Sandakan 1078 x Amiral 764 / Anette Richard / Denise Ljungkvist 66.304  8 65.000  9 68.043 10 67.717   8 66.304  7 66.674
9 109 Her Highness O Mare/ HANN / Black / 2003 / Hohenstein x Weltmeyer / Matthias Ohmen / Signe Kirk Kristiansen, Thomas Kirk Kristiansen 64.891 10 66.739   5 69.457   5 68.152   6 62.826  11 66.413
10 113 Mazy Klovenhoj Mare/ SWB / Chestnut / 2008 / Bocelli 1044 x National Zenith XX / Annette Karlsson / Annette Karlsson 64.783 11 64.348 11 69.674   4 67.826   7 65.326   9 66.391
11 102 Bellissimo L Gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Samba Hit II x Jazz / M.J.J. Van Lieshout, Uden / Dressurstald Solyst&Mikaela Lindh 66.087  9 65.543   8 69.457   5 65.326 13 62.826 11 65.848
12 103 Cerina E Gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2007 / Saffraan x Harald / G. Jager / Catarina Hjärpe 63.370 12 63.370 13 66.196 12 66.196 10 65.543  8 64.935
13 124 Tailormade Tahennya Mare/ DWB / Black / 2005 / Hennessy x Supermax Macho / Richard Nielsen / Tailormade Stallion Aps 60.761 14 63.696 12 65.978 13 65.652 12 61.957 14 63.609
14 129 Alex Gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Roughfield Fantasy x Renovo / A F. De Baat / Ewa Mattson 61.957 13 60.761 15 64.891 14 63.261 14 62.174 13 62.609
15 105 Don Sanchez Gelding/ SWB / Chestnut / 2006 / Santino x Blue Hors Don Schufro / G O J Olovsson Samt C Cronberg / Joakim Dalsgaard, Terese Klintström 58.435 15 62.565 14 60.174 15 62.457 15 58.761 15 60.478