Britain’s Lara Griffith Posts Career High International Grand Prix Score with Victory on Kristjan at Hagen CDI4*

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Lara Butler. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HAGEN, Germany, Sept. 24, 2020–Great Britain’s Lara Butler posted a career high international Grand Prix score when she rode Kristjan to the pair’s first Big Tour victory in the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Thursday.

Lara and the 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 74.500% per cent for the win in the duo’s second international competition since coronavirus lockdowns were eased. Lara and Kristjan, bred in Germany by the late Dr. Wilfred Bechtolsheimer and owned by his widow, Ursula, was 74.315% logged 10 months ago.

The highest Grand Prix result on Rubin al Asad, Lara’s international Grand Prix mount since 2015, was 74.060%.

Austria’s four-time Olympian Victoria Max-Theurer on Rockabilly placed second on 72.913% with Germany’s Hubertus Schmidt on DSK Belstaff third on 72.718%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

            Judges:   Ulrike Nivelle Henning Lehrmann Francis Verbeek van Rooy Alice Schwab Susanne Baarup  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   74.500   GBR Lara Butler Kristjan   75.978 74.891 75 74.565 72.065  
2.   72.913   AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Rockabilly   72.5 71.848 75.217 73.043 71.957  
3.   72.718   GER Hubertus Schmidt DSK Belstaff   71.848 74.022 72.174 70.761 74.783  
4.   72.696   DEN Lone Bang Larsen Bakkely’s Onandt   72.283 74.239 73.478 70.435 73.043  
5.   71.956   GBR Charlotte Fry Chippendale   72.609 69.13 73.913 73.587 70.543  
6.   71.065   GER Matthias Bouten Meggle’s Boston   72.391 71.087 70.217 70.435 71.196  
7.   70.022   ESP Borja Carrascosa Laponia 4   69.239 70.652 69.457 70.652 70.109  
8.   69.913   JPN Shingo Hayashi Scolari 4   69.565 69.674 68.696 70.217 71.413  
9.   69.304   NED Margo Timmermans Catch Me   69.348 70.761 67.935 71.087 67.391  
10.   69.283   GER Ninja Rathjens Emilio 111   68.913 69.022 69.783 68.913 69.783  
11.   68.043   AUT Stefan Lehfellner Fackeltanz OLD   69.457 70.543 65.978 67.174 67.065  
12.   67.717   MEX Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte Beduino Lam   65.978 68.696 67.174 68.804 67.935  
13.   67.652   RSA Gretha Ferreira Zidane   65.978 67.826 66.739 67.826 69.891  
14.   67.044   SWE Christina Pantzar Silencium 2   67.283 68.261 64.674 67.935 67.065  
15.   66.652   BEL Marc Peter Spahn Dashy Boy   66.63 67.174 67.283 65.217 66.957  
16.   66.609   JPN Kazuki Sado Barolo   66.739 67.391 64.457 67.065 67.391  
17.   65.695   JPN Yoshie Ota Ribery   65.543 66.413 62.826 65.978 67.717  
18.   64.826   GER Alina Röhricht Atlantis 195   64.022 67.065 63.478 64.239 65.326  
19.   62.239   JPN Hiroyuki Kitahara Huracan 10   62.826 62.065 61.739 64.239 60.326