Netherlands’ Emmelie Scholtens & Desperado Win Mechelen World Grand Prix With Personal Best Score

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Emmelie Scholtens and Desperado. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

MECHELEN, Belgium, Dec. 28, 2019–Emmelie Scholtens of the Netherlands and Desperado posted a personal best score to win the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday.

Emmelie and the 11-year-old KWPN stallion were awarded 76.478%, the highest result so far for the pair that started Big Tour in mid-2018 and were on Holland’s silver medal team at the European Championship this summer.

Charlotte Fry on Dark Legend, on Great Britain’s team at the Europeans, placed second on 73.870%

Portugal’s Maria Caetano on Coroado were third on 73.674%.

The Freestyle to decide points toward earning a start at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in April is scheduled for Sunday.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix

Judges: Susanne Baarup Freddy Leyman Maria Colliander Gotthilf Riexinger Jacques van Daele
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 76.478 NED Emmelie Scholtens Desperado N.O.P. 77.609 77.500 75.543 75.761 75.978 74.001 (1)
2. 73.870 GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend 75.435 73.587 72.826 73.370 74.130 72.752 (2)
3. 73.674 POR Maria Caetano Coroado 72.500 74.022 72.609 73.587 75.652 71.314 (6)
4. 72.543 POR João Miguel Torrao Equador 72.391 72.717 75.000 71.413 71.196 70.756 (8)
5. 72.369 FRA Morgan Barbancon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 72.826 73.043 72.065 70.543 73.370 72.329 (3)
6. 71.543 ESP Juan Matute Guimon Quantico 71.630 70.435 71.630 71.739 72.283 71.629 (5)
7. 71.478 BEL Laurence Roos Fil Rouge 71.522 71.957 72.283 69.565 72.065 70.655 (11)
8. 71.413 FRA Anne Sophie Serre Actuelle De Massa 73.696 71.630 70.870 71.848 69.022 70.656 (10)
9. 70.935 BEL Jeroen Devroe Hyrano 73.043 70.870 68.696 69.674 72.391 70.706 (9)
10. 70.522 GER Frederic Wandres Westminster 71 70.543 70.435 67.717 70.761 73.152 71.819 (4)
11. 70.435 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch 70.435 70.978 70.978 69.457 70.326 70.804 (7)
12. 69.544 LUX Fie Christine Skarsoe So Dark 70.870 68.152 69.022 69.891 69.783 69.389 (13)
13. 69.326 SWE Michelle Hagman Hassink Chagall H 70.326 68.152 68.913 67.826 71.413 68.302 (15)
14. 68.913 BEL Fanny Verliefden Indoctro V/D Steenblok 66.196 71.848 68.696 69.674 68.152 69.272 (14)
15. 68.674 DEN Mai Tofte Olesen Rustique 68.261 69.239 69.457 68.043 68.370 69.747 (12)
16. 66.196 UKR Inna Logutenkova Fleraro 67.609 69.239 66.630 64.891 62.609 67.639 (16)
17. 65.782 BEL Simon Missiaen Charlie 65.543 66.087 66.304 65.543 65.435 67.427 (17)
18. 62.826 RSA Laurienne Dittmann Don Weltino K 63.587 62.609 63.261 60.109 64.565 64.659 (18)