Charlotte Dujardin & Freestyle Win Keysoe CDI3* Grand Prix Special On Another Personal Best Score
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KEYSOE, England, Oct. 10, 2020–Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St. John Freestyle won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday with a personal best score for the second day in a row for Britain’s top ranked combination and No. 6 in the world.
Charlotte and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare were awarded 84.149%, easily beating the pair’s previous best of 82.979% set in June last year. The Grand Prix Special, the duo’s fifth in 2 1/2 years at Big Tour, will be vital at the Tokyo Olympic Games delayed for a year until next summer as it will decide team medals.
Charlotte and Freestyle (Fidermark x Donnerhall) posted a personal best 83.196% in the Grand Prix Friday that was the first international competition for the partnership since January in a year devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. This competition was the first CDI in Great Britain since March, with six events scheduled over the spring and summer canceled.
Gio that Charlotte rode to runner-up in the horse’s debut Grand Prix will compete in the Freestyle.
The Special score–that included 11 marks of 10, two more than in the Grand Prix–was the highest in the world since the European Championships 14 months ago when both Isabell Werth on Bella Rose posted 86.520% and Dorothee Schneider on Showtime turned in 85.456%.
Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca, a British team combination, placed second on 78.979%, also a personal best for the second day in a row. The previous best for Gareth and the 14-year-old KWPN mare was 78.085% set at the 2019 Europeans. Their Grand Prix was a personal best 77.674%, surpassing the previous high of 76.351%.
Carl Hester, Charlotte’s long time coach, was third on En Vogue on 78.425%. The 11-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Charlotte, made its international debut at this show.
Sonnar Murray Brown and Erlentanz TSF that was competed by Charlotte for four months last year after the rider was injured, were fourth on 74.681%.
CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges: E: Anne Prain-FRA H: Lars Andersson-SWE C: Raphaël Saleh-FRA M: Peter Holler-GER B: Mary A. Robins-NZL
|Pl.||Nat.||Rider||Horse Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner||E||H||C||M||B||Total|
|1||GBR||Mount St John FreestyleMare / HANN / Dark Brown / 2009 / Fidermark x Donnerhall 11 / Kurz, Stephan / Emma Blundell, Jill Blundell||86.064 1||84.043 1||82.340 1||82.340 1||85.957 1||84.149|
|2||GBR||Classic BriolincaMare / KWPN / Bright Bay / 2006 / Trento B x Royal Dance / Gebr Van Der Steen, Den Dungen / Julia Hornig, Gareth Hughes, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes||78.511 3||78.617 3||77.872 3||81.915 2||77.979 3||78.979|
|3||GBR||En VogueGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2009 / / A Van De Goor / Charlotte Dujardin||78.617 2||79.149 2||78.191 2||77.979 3||78.191 2||78.425|
|4||GBR||Erlentanz TsfGelding / TRAK / Bay / 2007 / Latimer x Benz / Ingrid Lejeune Dirichlet / Sonnar Murray Brown||72.447 5||75.213 4||74.043 4||75.213 4||76.489 4||74.681|
|5||GBR||Dono Di Maggio OldGelding / OLDBG / Bay / 2007 / Dimaggio x Santander H / Heinisch, Gabriele / Theodora Livanos, Emile Faurie||74.043 4||72.553 5||71.809 5||75.000 5||76.383 5||73.958|
|6||GBR||Into The BlueGelding / AES / Roan / 2006 / Ublesco x Calvaro Z / John & Clare Whitaker / Louise Anne Bell, Tonya Wood, John Walton, Alison Walton, William Wood||70.319 6||67.340 7||68.085 6||69.149 6||68.191 6||68.617|
|7||FRA||Grand Voice JrmfStallion / KWPN / Black (Noir) / 2011 / Charmeur x Voice / / Sarl Elevage Des Deux Charmes||66.170 7||68.298 6||66.809 7||67.766 8||66.383 8||67.085|
|8||GBR||Chevalier OGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2007 / Lord Leatherdale x Negro / M.A.C. Oostendorp, Snelrewaard / Juliet Leighton||64.468 8||65.426 9||64.574 8||67.021 9||67.340 7||65.766|
|9||GBR||Boheme af SulstedGelding / DWB / Chestnut / 2004 / Bernstein Las Marismas x Mar-KI / Inge Og Peder Dahl, Sulsted / Keith Robertson||63.830 9||66.383 8||63.085 9||68.723 7||66.383 8||65.681|
|10||IRL||DutchmanGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2008 / Jazz / J. Muilwijk / Alex Baker, Carol Baker, Tim Baker, Daniel Champion||63.191 10||64.894 10||62.766 10||63.617 10||64.894 10||63.872|
|11||IRL||CadensGelding / HANN / Bay / 2007 / / Dr. Carsten Haack / Rachel Dowley||58.957 11||56.830 11||59.596 11||58.851 11||59.383 11||58.723|
|12||GBR||CleverboyGelding / KWPN / Black / 2007 / / G Gijsbers / Bronte Watson||RET|