Sweden’s Patrik Kittel & Delaunay Win Budapest World Cup Grand Prix

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Patrik Kittel on Delaunay OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BUDAPEST, Aug. 6, 2020–Patrik Kittel and Delaunay won the World Cup Grand Prix Thursday in the first international competition for Sweden’s top ranked rider since coronavirus pandemic caused suspension of horse sports almost five months ago.

Patrik, a three-time Olympian, and the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding were awarded 75.196% for the victory in the second Central European qualifier leading to the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April.

Patrik’s first competition in pursuit of a start at the 2021 Final extended his current winning streak to three wins in three starts this year, having swept the Doha CDI5* on Delaunay in February.

France’s Morgan Barbançon on Sir Donnerhall II OLD placed second on 72.065% with Thamar Zweistra of the Netherlands on Hexagon’s Double Dutch third on 71.130%

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix

            Judges:   Alban Tissot Janine van Twist Marietta Almasy Jacques van Daele Thomas Lang  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   75.196   SWE Patrik Kittel Delaunay OLD   76.196 75.978 74.239 76.196 73.37  
2.   72.065   FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD   72.174 72.609 72.065 71.413 72.065  
3.   71.130   NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch   69.13 71.957 70.761 72.826 70.978  
4.   68.413   AUT Belinda Weinbauer Fräulein Auguste MJ   68.478 67.935 67.717 68.587 69.348  
5.   66.826   GER Jessica Süss Duisenberg 2   64.022 67.065 68.152 67.826 67.065  
6.   66.565   POL Zaneta Skowronska-Kozubik Romantic P   65.326 65.109 68.37 66.196 67.826  
7.   65.935   ITA Tatiana Miloserdova Florento Fortuna   66.522 63.37 69.565 65.761 64.457  
8.   64.391   HUN Róbert Ács Fioretto 35   62.391 64.239 65.761 64.13 65.435  
9.   63.652   HUN Anita Schmidt Limitless   63.37 66.739 65.543 62.717 59.891  
10.   62.913   HUN Nikolett Szalai Willy The Hit   63.043 62.065 64.674 62.609 62.174