Germans Christoph Koschel on Delmonte Win Opening Round of Wellington’s Lövsta Future Challenge Series, Michael Klimke on Domino Takes Developing Prix St. Georges

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Christoph Koschel and Delmonte that won the first 2021 Lövsta Future Challenge qualifier for the Global Dressage Festival Developing Grand Prix final. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 31, 2021–Christoph Koschel and Delmonte won the 2021 inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge series for Developing Grand Prix and qualified on Imposant behind fellow German Michael Klimke on Domino in Developing Prix St. Georges at the Global Dressage Festival Sunday.

Christoph and the 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion were awarded 75.367% in the Intermediate II that was the first of eight qualifiers for the $15,000 final in Global’s centerpiece International Arena at the end of this year’s circuit the first week of April.

American amateur Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey on Serenade MF placed second, but only the winner advances to the final of the series in its second year at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Stadium complex.

Michael Klimke and Domino winning the 2021 inaugural Developing Prix St. Georges series qualifier in Wellington. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Michael Klimke and Domino, a nine-year-old Westfalen mare, scored 75.367% to win the developing Prix St. Georges to go to the third year of the $10,000 final also at the end of the Global circuit.

Christoph and Imposant, an eight-year-old KWPN gelding, was second on 73.749% but that also qualifies for the final.

Results:

Intermediate II – Lövsta Future Challenge

Judges: Charlotte Trentelman Annie Cizadlo
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E C
1. 75.367 GER Christoph Koschel Delmonte 7 73.235 77.5
2. 73.897 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 72.794 75

 

Prix St. Georges – Future Challenge
Judges: Charlotte Trentelman Annie Cizadlo
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E C
1. 75.367 GER Michael Klimke Domino 957 75.735 75
2. 73.749 GER Christoph Koschel Imposant 72.941 74.558
3. 73.382 USA Karen Lipp Infinity 71.617 75.147
4. 72.352 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu Harmonium 69.852 74.852
5. 69.411 ESP Pablo Gomez Molina Servus Ymas 66.764 72.058