Britain’s Spencer Wilton & Super Nova II Win Lier CDI4* Grand Prix in First Competition Since 2018 World Games

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Spencer Wilton on Super Nova II. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LIER, Belgium, Feb. 28, 2020–Spencer Wilton rode Super Nova II to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Friday in the first competition for the British partnership since the team bronze medal performance at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon. British riders filled three of the top four places in the starting lineup of 44 combinations from 14 nations.

Spencer and the 17-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding scored 75.761% for the win by one of the country’s top combinations that competed on the silver medal team at the 2016 Olympics as well as the World Games.

There were big disparities in the high and low judges’ marks–a high of 78.043% from Denmark’s 5* Susanne Baarup, one score above 77%, two above 76% and 70.109% from Holland’s Janine van Twist.

Erlentanz, ridden by Sonnar Murray Brown for the second time since Charlotte Dujardin competed the horse for most of 2019 after the rider was injured in a car crash, placed second on 74.174%. The result was a personal best for Sonnar and the 13-year-old Trakehner gelding.

Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands on Aqiedo was third on 73.000%.

Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes on KK Woodstock placed fourth on a personal best 72.891%.

 Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

                  Clive Halsall Janine van Twist Susanne Baarup Jacques van Daele Alban Tissot    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B    
1.   75.761   GBR Spencer Wilton Super Nova II     76.304 70.109 78.043 77.500 76.848    
2.   74.174   GBR Sonnar Murray Brown Erlentanz     75.000 74.565 73.043 75.217 73.043    
3.   73.000   NED Adelinde Cornelissen Aqiedo     70.870 71.413 72.826 77.391 72.500    
4.   72.891   GBR Gareth Hughes KK Woodstock     74.348 72.826 71.848 73.152 72.283    
5.   72.304   NED Marlies van Baalen Ben Johnson     72.065 71.196 73.261 72.609 72.391    
6.   71.652   NED Tommie Visser Chuppy Checker CL     71.304 71.522 71.413 72.283 71.739    
7.   70.869   GER Andrea Timpe Don Darwin     72.174 69.891 70.543 72.717 69.022    
8.   70.717   GER Carina Bachmann Tarantino 5     72.283 68.478 70.109 71.630 71.087    
9.   70.348   FRA Camille Cheret Judet Duke of Swing     69.891 69.891 70.109 71.522 70.326    
10.   70.239   NED Diederik van Silfhout Chardonnay     69.565 69.674 70.543 73.587 67.826    
11.   70.130   GER Lisa-Maria Klössinger Quam Libet     71.304 70.870 67.935 70.978 69.565    
12.   69.717   GBR Louise Anne Bell Into the Blue     70.109 67.935 69.239 72.065 69.239    
13.   69.696   RUS Tatyana Kosterina Diavolessa VA     69.457 68.913 71.304 68.804 70.000    
14.   69.674   GBR Emile Faurie Quentano 2     71.087 66.522 69.022 72.717 69.022    
15.   69.652   AUT Astrid Neumayer Sir Simon NRW     70.978 68.043 70.543 69.457 69.239    
16.   69.630   IRL Heike Holstein Sambuca     70.326 69.022 70.978 68.804 69.022    
17.   69.435   GBR Thomas Goode Dior     68.043 69.783 67.826 72.609 68.913    
18.   69.109   NED Geert-Jan Raateland Don Bravour     70.217 66.957 70.543 68.913 68.913    
18.   69.109   GER Ann-Kathrin Lindner Flatley 2     70.870 69.674 68.587 67.826 68.587    
20.   68.978   FRA Guillaume Lundy Cne Tempo     68.478 68.370 71.087 69.239 67.717    
20.   68.978   GBR Emma Hindle Diesel 8     70.000 68.696 68.587 67.826 69.783    
22.   68.935   NED Kebie Van Der Heijden Beach Boy     69.022 69.130 70.652 69.130 66.739    
23.   68.870   POR Maria Caetano Fenix de Tineo     69.239 66.522 70.326 70.000 68.261    
24.   68.761   BEL Fanny Verliefden Indoctro V/D Steenblok     69.565 69.565 68.478 69.022 67.174    
25.   68.674   RUS Elena Sidneva Sacura     70.217 68.043 69.674 67.391 68.043    
26.   68.565   SUI Anna-Mengia Aerne-Caliezi Raffaelo Va Bene     68.043 67.935 67.500 72.500 66.848    
27.   68.435   MAR Yessin Rahmouni All at Once     67.500 69.565 69.130 69.457 66.522    
28.   68.152   FRA Marc Boblet Grand Voice Jrmf     68.152 68.696 65.978 69.891 68.043    
29.   67.544   RUS Aleksandra Maksakova Bojengels     67.065 67.609 66.739 69.348 66.957    
30.   67.478   SUI Carla Aeberhard Delioh von Buchmatt CH     67.826 66.957 67.283 69.565 65.761    
31.   67.391   BEL Charlotte Defalque Botticelli     65.761 67.717 68.587 68.804 66.087    
32.   67.196   BEL Domien Michiels Intermezzo van het Meerdaalhof     69.022 65.435 67.174 68.261 66.087    
33.   66.978   GER Juliette Piotrowski Sir Diamond     67.065 67.935 67.391 68.696 63.804    
34.   66.065   HKG Jacqueline Wing Ying Siu Ferrera     66.304 66.522 66.413 65.000 66.087    
35.   66.022   BEL Rob Van Puijenbroek Argentino     65.000 67.065 65.109 68.261 64.674    
36.   65.609   JPN Shingo Hayashi Fernando 697     67.174 66.522 66.739 63.478 64.130    
37.   65.478   RSA Gretha Ferreira Zidane     65.543 62.391 68.152 67.065 64.239    
38.   64.674   JPN Yoshie Ota Ribery     63.261 66.848 66.522 62.391 64.348    
39.   64.261   BEL Jorinde Verwimp Cape Town     64.565 63.804 63.370 66.413 63.152    
40.   64.152   BEL Delphine Meiresonne Diva Noir Svb     64.348 66.630 63.043 63.370 63.370    
41.   63.870   RSA Nicole Smith Chi la Rou     64.130 62.391 63.696 65.761 63.370    
42.   63.848   SUI Hansruedi Geissmann Ripasso     64.457 65.000 63.478 63.587 62.717    
43.   54.196   JPN Yusuke Hasegawa Zingar Northside     52.065 56.413 50.543 59.022 52.935    
44.   53.544   JPN Hirohiko Koyanagi Floris Vinckenburgh     53.261 55.326 52.609 53.696 52.826