Australia’s Simone Pearce Rides Montevideo to Achleiten CDI4* St. Georges Victory Over Isabell Werth

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Simone Pearce on Montevideo. © LL-Photo.de

ACHLEITEN, Austria, July 25, 2020–Simone Pearce and Montevideo won the CDI4* Prix St. Georges Saturday to beat Isabell Werth in the Australian rider’s third win in four starts in the past month.

Simone and the eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Millenium x Sancisco OLD) scored 74.676%, with three of the five judges placing the pair first–two judges awarding more than 77%.

Simone and Montevideo, owned by Sabine Rüben who runs training and sales at Gestüt Sprehe, made their international debut to win two of three starts in Hungary a month ago.

Simone and Diamond First also won the five-year-old final on 89.400%. The pair took the preliminary test Friday. The pair were awarded 9.2 for the canter, 9 for trot, 8.5 for walk and 9s for both submission and perspective.

The victory came a day after Simone and Destano, an offspring of Gestüt Sprehe’s Desperados, set a new Australian Grand Prix record.

Isabell and Superb placed second on 72.206% in the first international competition for the combination.

Superb is an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare (Surprice x Donautanz) owned by Madeleine Winter-Schultze, Isabell’s primary sponsor.

Fellow German Frederic Wandres on Quizmaster was third on 71.588%.

 

Results:

CDI4* Prix St. Georges

            Judges:   Elke Ebert Alice Schwab Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Hans Voser Thomas Lang  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   74.676   AUS Simone Pearce Montevideo 65   75.588 71.176 71.324 77.941 77.353  
2.   72.206   GER Isabell Werth Superb 2   72.794 71.471 71.618 71.912 73.235  
3.   71.588   GER Frederic Wandres Quizmaster 8   71.176 70.588 71.471 71.618 73.088  
4.   69.088   GER Ferdinand Csaki Dwayn   69.118 69.559 70 70.735 66.029  
5.   67.118   AUT Isabella Willibald Richterhof’s Farbenfroh   67.206 67.5 67.647 66.324 66.912  
6.   63.618   AUT Chiara Pengg Alassio’s Boy   65.882 64.118 61.471 63.235 63.382  

FEI Final Test for 5-Year-Old

            Judges:   Thomas Lang & Elke Ebert  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   C  
1.   89.400   AUS Simone Pearce Diamond First   89.4  
2.   78.800   AUT Martin Hauptmann Dark Knight Rises   78.8  
3.   78.600   AUT Giulia Schwab Faberge EP   78.6