Australia’s Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil Win Verden CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle with Germany’s Carina Scholz & Tarantino Posting Personal Best to Capture Special

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Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

VERDEN, Germany, May 9, 2021–Australia’s Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil won the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday while Carina Scholz of Germany on Tarantino posted a personal best score to capture the Special.

Kristy and the 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 76.080%  in the Freestyle. The Germany-based Kristy is a four-time Olympian for Australia, including at the 2016 Games and the 2018 World Equestrian Games on Du Soleil.

Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger of Luxembourg on Quater Back Junior FRH placed second on 73.410% with Portugal’s Maria Caetano on Fenix de Tineo third on 72.985%.

Germany’s Carina Scholz on Tarantino posted a personal best score of 75.043% to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Special, the first Big Tour victory for the pair. Previous best for Carina and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding was 72.298% set 14 months ago.

Therese Nilshagen of Sweden on Dante Weltino OLD placed second on 73.936% with Emma Kanerva of Finland on Greek Air third on 70.383%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

https://results.equi-score.de/event/2021/14381/de/resultlist/03

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

https://results.equi-score.de/event/2021/14381/de/resultlist/02