Austria’s Sandra Nuxoll & Bonheur de la Vie Win Louisdor Final, Matthias Alexander Rath & Destacado Win Burg-Pokal

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Sandra Nuxoll and Bonheur de la Vie. File photo. © Stefan Lafrentz

KRONBERG, Germany, Dec. 20, 2020–Austria’s Sandra Nuxoll and Bonheur de la Vie won the Louisdor Prize German championship for Developing Grand Prix horses Sunday.

Sandra and the nine-year-old KWPN gelding (Bordeaux x Tuschinski) were awarded 77.140% for the victory in the competition for horses aged eight to 10 years old.

German Olympian Hubertus Schmidt on Denoix PCH, eight-year-old Oldenburg stallion, was second on 74.360%.

Dorothee Schneider, also a German Olympian, on First Romance, a 10-year-old Baden-Württemberg gelding, was third on 73.220@  

Matthias Alexander Rath on Destacado FRH. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Matthias Alexander Rath of Germany on Destacado FRH won the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special Final, the 29th year of the prestigious event.

Matthias and the seven-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Desperados x Londonderry) scored 76.268% for the victory in the championship of horses seven to nine years of age.

The victory came just five days after Totilas, the legendary black stallion, that was competed by Matthias for five years died of colic at the Shafhof, the home of the Linsenhoff/Rath family. 

German Olympic team gold medal rider Dorothee Schneider was runner-up on Sisters Act MT OLD on 75.732%. Dorothee and the eight-year-old Oldenburg mare (Sandro Hit x Royal Diamond) won the preliminary competition Saturday.

Norway’s Isabel Freese on Fürsten-Look was third on 75.683%.

The 2020 European Under-25 Championship individual gold medalist Ann-Kathrin Lindner on FBW Sunfire captured the Piaff Award U25 Grand Prix 75.500%.

All three German year-end finals, without spectators, were staged at the Schafhof when the Frankfurt show they sponsor was forced to move because of reimposed coronavirus restrictions.

Results:

Louisdor Prix Final

(some results were not complete)

            Judges   Elke Ebert Ulrike Nivelle Evi Eisenhardt Katrina Wüst Henning Lehrmann  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B Spectators
1.   77.140   AUT Sandra Nuxoll Bonheur de La Vie   77.2 76 77.3 77 78.2 76.534 (1)
2.   74.360   GER Hubertus Schmidt Denoix PCH   74.9 73 75.1 73.3 75.5  
3.   73.220   GER Dorothee Schneider First Romance 2   73.2 73.2 73.4 73.6 72.7 73.521 (3)
4.   73.120   FIN Emma Kanerva Greek Air             72.832 (5)
5.   72.860   AUT Sandra Nuxoll Hanami OLD   71.4 72.5 71.4 74 75 73.126 (4)
6.   72.120   GER Uwe Schwanz Rockson   70.5 72.4 74 71.4 72.3 71.311 (7)
7.   71.300   DEN Daniel Bachmann Andersen Marschall-Bell             71.385 (6)
8.   70.460   GER Lena Waldmann Grey Flanell   69.5 70.5 71 70.4 70.9 70.556 (8)
9.   70.320   GER Katharina Hemmer Signorina 10   70.7 70.6 68.8 70.1 71.4 70.237 (9)
10.   68.800   GER Hubertus Schmidt Beryll 28   68.4 69.8 68.8 68.5 68.5 70.040 (10)
RET       GER Holga Finken Gino 642              

 

Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Prix St. Georges Special Final

            Judges:   Evi Eisenhardt Henning Lehrmann Katrina Wüst Ulrike Nivelle Elke Ebert
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B Spectators
1.   76.268   GER Matthias Alexander Rath Destacado FRH   75.488 76.341 77.683 74.756 77.073 74.381 (8)
2.   75.732   GER Dorothee Schneider Sisters Act MT OLD   76.951 75.61 75.366 75.61 75.122 77.064 (1)
3.   75.683   NOR Isabel Freese Fürsten-Look   75.244 75.366 75.854 75 76.951 75.344 (2)
4.   75.293   NOR Isabel Freese Top Gear OLD   75.732 76.585 74.634 73.78 75.732 74.223 (10)
5.   75.024   SWE Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson Dedale de Hus OLD   75.366 75.366 74.756 74.268 75.366 74.809 (4)
6.   74.951   FIN Emma Kanerva Mist of Titanium OLD   74.512 75.244 75.122 74.634 75.244 74.730 (5)
7.   74.439   SWE Patrik Kittel Touchdown 10   74.878 75.61 74.756 73.659 73.293 74.393 (7)
8.   74.098   GER Dorothee Schneider Villeneuve 6   72.439 75.122 73.293 74.634 75 75.303 (3)
9.   73.976   GER Hubertus Schmidt Vainqueur 22   75 73.171 73.659 73.78 74.268 74.540 (6)
10.   73.244   GER Stefanie Wolf Matchball OLD   73.415 74.024 71.951 73.171 73.659 74.364 (9)
11.   71.780   GER Charlott-Maria Schürmann Simsalabim OLD   71.951 72.561 71.585 71.707 71.098 71.587 (11)
12.   69.463   GER Jana Schrödter Frau Holle 17   69.756 69.634 68.537 68.659 70.732 70.527 (12)

 

Piaffe Award Under-25 Final

            Judges:   Henning Lehrmann Elke Ebert Ulrike Nivelle Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Katrina Wüst  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B Spectators
1.   75.500   GER Ann-Kathrin Lindner FBW Sunfire   75.1 74.7 76.7 77.2 73.8 74.700 (1)
2.   72.420   GER Alexa Westendarp Der Prinz 4   72.3 71.8 73.1 73 71.9 71.569 (2)
3.   72.240   GER Ellen Richter Vinay   71.7 71.4 72.6 73.2 72.3 71.075 (3)
4.   70.080   GER Raphael Netz Lacoste 126   70.4 70 71.6 70.5 67.9 69.789 (4)
5.   68.840   GER Sophie Reef Charming Lady 2   72.1 66.1 69.7 69.2 67.1 68.700 (5)
6.   68.340   GER Kristin Biermann Queensland 20   69.2 68.9 68.2 67.2 68.2 67.554 (8)
7.   67.280   GER Evelyn Eger Whitley 2   68.8 67 66.7 65.6 68.3 68.225 (6)
8.   66.180   GER Lune Karolin Müller Seal 4   68.6 67.5 66.1 64.8 63.9 66.250 (9)
9.   65.160   GER Hannah Erbe Carlos 609   68.1 64.6 65.2 61.1 66.8 67.580 (7)