Simone Pearce & Destano Win Ornago CDI4* Grand Prix Special for 3rd Victory in Event by Australian Rider

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Simone Pearce and Destano. File photo. © Michail Rzepa

ORNAGO, Italy, May 8, 2021–Australia’s Simone Pearce on Destano won the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Saturday a day after victory in the Grand Prix.

The Germany-based Simone and the 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion were awarded 74.277% for the win that was the rider’s third at this event. In addition to winning the Grand Prix on a score of 72.348%, the 29-year-old rider on Amandori captured the Grand Prix for the Freestyle on Friday.

Austria’s Christian Schumach on the Totilas son, Te Quiero SF, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding placed second on 74.085% in the Special Saturday. The pair had tied the score of Simone and Destano in the Grand Prix but the Aussie was declared the winner under FEI tie-break rules.

Fellow Austrian Florian Bacher on Fidertraum was third on 71.894% in the Special.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Judges: E: ALICE SCHWAB H: PETER HOLLER C: LIEF TOERNBLAD M: PETER STORR B: THOMAS LANG

Place Rider Horse E H C M B Total Perc.
1 PEARCE Simone AUS 
DESTANO Stallion \ \ \ 2007 – / BELLA NAVONNA / BRENTANO II [All. GIESSELMANN, HEINRICH] 76.596% (1) 74.149% (1) 73.830% (2) 72.979% (2) 73.830% (1) 1745.50 74.277%
2 SCHUMACH Christian AUT TE QUIERO SF Gelding\ HOLST \ Bay \ 2011 – TOTILAS / ISKIA VII / LOUTANO [All. ] 75.106% (2) 72.766% (2) 75.213% (1) 73.830% (1) 73.511% (2) 1741.00 74.085%
3 BACHER Florian AUT 
FIDERTRAUM  Gelding\ OLDBG \ Bay \ 2009 – FIDERTANZ 2 / NO TIME / RUBINSTEIN I [All. ] 73.298% (3) 71.596% (3) 71.064% (3) 70.745% (5) 72.766% (3) 1689.50 71.894%
4 LENHERR Charlotte SUI 
SIR STANLEY W  Gelding\ OLDBG \ Bay \ 2010 – STEDINGER / ARABEL / FLORENCIO I [All. ] 72.234% (4) 70.957% (4) 70.000% (4) 71.915% (3) 71.277% (5) 1675.00 71.277%
5 WEINBAUER Belinda AUT 
FUSTANELLA OLD  Mare\ OLDBG \ Brown-Bay \ 2005 – DON ROMANTIC / FURISTICA / RUBINSTEIN 46 [All. ] 70.106% (6) 70.532% (5) 69.787% (5) 71.596% (4) 72.234% (4) 1665.00 70.851%
6 WIENTZEK PLÄGE Birgit SUI HOT SECRET 3  Gelding\ HANN \ Bay \ 2008 – HOTLINE / SALOME / SANDRO HIT [All. ] 72.021% (5) 68.936% (7) 67.553% (7) 69.574% (6) 69.362% (7) 1633.00 69.489%
7 TRUPPA Valentina   ITA RANIERI  Gelding\ DANISH WARMBLOOD \ BAIO \ 2005 – BLUE HORS ROMANOV / DREAMGIRL SONDERSKOV / LEANDRO [All. ] 68.936% (7) 70.106% (6) 68.830% (6) 66.277% (9) 69.468% (6) 1615.00 68.723%
8 NGOVAN Gilles SUI ZIGZAG Gelding\ DWB \ Chestnut \ 2008 – BLUE HORS ZACK / VORTINGGARDS MADONNA / BLUE HORS DON SCHUFRO [All. ] 67.979% (8) 65.319% (9) 67.553% (8) 69.362% (7) 67.128% (10) 1585.50 67.468%
9 MILOSERDOVA Tatiana  ITA FLORENTO FORTUNA  Gelding\ KWPN \ Dark Bay \ 2010 – Sorento / ZURELIE FORTUNA / Rubiquil [All. ] 66.489% (10) 67.660% (8) 66.596% (10) 67.766% (8) 67.553% (9) 1579.50 67.213%
10 MEXIA DE ALMEIDA Frederico POR 
HOT POINT DI FONTE ABETI  Gelding\ HANNOVER \ GRIGIO \ 2008 – HOTLINE / ROYAL MILVANA / ROYAL DIAMOND [All. ] 67.128% (9) 65.213% (10) 67.128% (9) 65.957% (10) 68.298% (8) 1568.50 66.745%