Denmark’s Mai Tofte Olesen & Rustique Win Kristiansand CDI3* Grand Prix

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Mai Tofte Olesen and Rustique. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

KRISTIANSAND, Norway, Oct. 3, 2017–Mai Tofte Olesen and Rustique won the Indoor Epona CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday, the third victory for the Danish team partnership so far this year.

Mai and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 68.326% for the win.

Sweden’s Per Sandgaard on Charmeur placed second on 67.587% and Charlotte Haid Bondergaard in Roberto des Frettes in third on 65.174%.

Mai and Rustique that competed at the 2017 World Cup Final in Omaha won both the Grand Prix and Freestyle in Norway in February.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges-E: Trond Asmyr-NOR H: Paula Nysten-FIN C: Monique Peutz-Vegter-NED M: Kjell Myhre-NOR B: Hans Voser-SUI

Pl. Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Rustique gelding / DWB / Grey / 2002 / Heslegård’s Rubin x Midt-West Ibi-Light / Anne Dueholm Nielsen, Greve / Birgit Meister, Mai & Henrik Tofte Olesen 70.543   2 67.174    1 66.522  1 68.043  2 69.348   1 68.326
2 Charmeur gelding/ KWPN / Dark Bay / 2007 / Krack C x Gribaldi / A.J Groen / Arphus Gård Ab 70.652   1 65.326  2 65.978  2 70.435   1 65.543   2 67.587
3 Roberto des Frettes gelding/ LUSIT / Bay / 2005 / Carinho des Noes x Boulou des Frettes / Augras, Annie / Björn Haid, Mathias Haid & Norrehe Dressage Stable Ab 66.630  3 65.109  3 64.783 3 65.652  3 63.696   6 65.174
4 Cerina E mare/ KWPN / Bay / 2007 / Saffraan x Harald / G. Jager / Catarina Hjärpe 66.304  5 63.478  5 64.565 4 65.109   4 63.370   7 64.565
5 Alex gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Roughfield Fantasy x Renovo / A F. De Baat / Ewa Mattson 66.196  6 63.587  4 63.804  5 63.804  6 64.457   4 64.370
Not placed
6 Don Sanchez gelding/ SWB / Chestnut / 2006 / Santino x Blue Hors Don Schufro / G O J Olovsson Samt C Cronberg / Joakim Dalsgaard, Terese Klintström 66.413  4 62.717   6 62.065 6 63.152   7 64.565   3 63.782
7 Quater Figlio gelding/ DWB / Red / 2008 / Quaterback x de Niro 6 / Helle And Michael Bjerre Drost / Mona Mangseth 65.652  7 60.543  8 61.957  7 64.565   5 63.913    5 63.326
8 Citta mare/ KWPN / Chestnut / 2007 / / W. Abbring / Jonas Elvebakk And Lars Lindoe And Grønvold-Johannessen Family 64.348  8 59.130 10 58.478 9 62.283  8 55.000 10 59.848
9 Akibono Nexen stallion / DWB / Bay / 2010 / Akinos x Astaire / Stutteri Nexen / Stutteri Nexen 61.413   9 61.630  7 58.696 8 61.196   9 55.870  9 59.761
10 Kaerholms Bertoni gelding/ DWB / Red / 2001 / Bernstein x Windsor / Stutteri Kærholm / Beate Knudsen Solberg 58.913 10 59.348  9 58.478  9 59.674 10 57.609  8 58.804