Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Zaire Win Doha CDI5* Freestyle, Helen Langehanberg & Damsey Runner-Up in Final Competition for Stallion Aged 19

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Helen Langehanenberg and Damsey FRH at the European Championships in 2017 when they were on the German gold medal team. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 27, 2021–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Zaire-E won the Al Shaqab CDI5* Grand Prix Special Saturday night with Helen Langehanenberg riding the American-owned Damsey FRH to runner-up in the final competition for the 19-year-old Hanoverian stallion.

Jessica and the 17-year-old KWPN mare scored 84.780% for the win to lead a German sweep of the top three places in the musical performance of the €150,000/US$181,000 competition. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Helen and Damsey, owned by Louise Leatherdale of Long Lake, Minnesota and Susanne Meyer, was awarded 82.050% for second.

Dorothee Schneider and Faustus were third on a personal best score of 81.865%, eclipsing the pair’s previous best of 80.650% posted a month ago.

The Grand Prix Special was won by Luxembourg’s Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger on Quater Back Junior FRH on 74.128%.

The final competition performance by Damsey (Dressage Royal x Ritual) was reported by the German equestrian magazine St. Georg.

Damsey was first competed at Grand Prix by Germany’s Steffen Frahm in 2013.

Helen took over the ride in 2016. A year later, the duo were on the German team that won gold at the European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden and placed third in the World Cup Final in the same city in 2019.

Damsey never competed in the United States though may have been invited to the World Cup Final scheduled for Las Vegas last April but canceled because of coronavirus.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Bernard Maurel
Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel
Irina Maknami Henning Lehrmann Maria Colliander
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 84.780 GER Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl Zaire-E 84.475 84.7 85.225 85.8 83.7
2. 82.050 GER Helen Langehanenberg Damsey FRH 75.9 83.75 83.525 84.425 82.65
3. 81.865 GER Dorothee Schneider Faustus 94 80.65 82.7 81.95 82.675 81.35
4. 81.265 FIN Henri Ruoste Kontestro DB 77.35 81.1 80.75 85.15 81.975
5. 78.655 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 77.375 80.175 79.65 78.2 77.875
6. 77.220 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch 72.025 79.225 79.225 78.225 77.4
7. 75.415 ESP Borja Carrascosa Laponia 4 72.825 77.25 75.7 74.325 76.975
8. 73.065 SWE Sandra Dahlin Ichi 68.275 71.7 76.5 73.95 74.9
9. 72.285 ESP Claudio Castilla Ruiz Fogo de Lyw 70.9 73.925 71.325 72.95 72.325
10. 71.055 BEL Marc Peter Spahn Elias 494 68.225 71.225 71.525 72.25 72.05
11. 68.030 POR Maria Caetano Fenix de Tineo 68.75 69.425 68 67 66.975
12. 67.745 NED Kebie Van Der Heijden Beach Boy 63.75 69.6 68.475 66.975 69.925
13. 66.950 IRL Dane Rawlins Espoire 65.375 68.725 68.525 66.1 66.025

CDI5* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Henning Lehrmann Maria Colliander Irina Maknami Bernard Maurel
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 74.128 LUX Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger Quater Back Junior FRH 73.085 74.681 73.83 73.723 75.319
2. 70.553 DEN Dennis Fisker Delatio 70.426 72.234 71.17 71.383 67.553
3. 68.575 RUS Tatyana Kosterina Diavolessa VA 69.894 67.979 66.915 70.745 67.34
4. 65.298 ESP Alejandro Asencio Mendez Focus 62.66 66.064 65.957 66.277 65.532
5. 64.213 NED Margo Timmermans Catch Me 63.936 63.83 63.191 64.468 65.638