Simone Pearce & Amandori Win Grand Prix Freestyle for 4th Victory at Ornago CDI4*, Aussie Rider’s Best Performance in Decade in Europe

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Simone Pearce and Amandori. File photo. © Łukasz Kowalski

ORNAGO, Italy, May 9, 2021–Simone Pearce on Amandori won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday to complete a sweep of four victories in four Big Tour starts that was the most successful event for the Australian rider in a decade in Europe.

Simone and 10-year-old German Sport Horse stallion scored 76.450% for the win in their first Big Tour musical performance, and only the second CDI at Grand Prix level. The pair scored 72.957% to win the Grand Prix earlier and give them the first of two scores above 69% required for consideration for the Australian team at the Tokyo Olympics in 11 weeks.

Jan-Dirk van de Water of the Netherlands on Hexagon’s Grandville was second on 74.245% with Antonella Joannou of Switzerland on Dandy de la Roche CMF third on 73.070%.

The 29-year-old Simone, based in Germany, continued success on Destano, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion, with victories here in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special to add to their standing as the top ranked Aussie combination for the Tokyo Games.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: LARS ANDERSSON H: BERNARD MAUREL C: ULRIKE NIVELLE M: THOMAS LANG B: LIEF TOERNBLAD

Place Rider Horse E H C M B Total Perc.
1 PEARCE Simone AUS
AMANDORI  Stallion\ \ \ 2011 – / / [All. SÄCHSISCHE GESTÜTSVERWALTUNG] 75.750% (1) 75.750% (1) 76.125% (1) 78.625% (1) 76.000% (1) 1529.00 76.450%
2 VAN DE WATER Dirk-Jan NED 
HEXAGON’S GRANDVILLE  Gelding\ NRPS \ Bay \ 2011 – HEXAGON’S LOUISVILLE / RUBICANSTAR / RUBIQUIL [All. ] 75.100% (2) 71.875% (3) 75.625% (2) 74.250% (2) 74.375% (2) 1484.90 74.245%
3 JOANNOU Antonella SUI 
DANDY DE LA ROCHE CMF CH  Gelding\ CH \ Chestnut \ 2005 – DRESSAGE ROYAL / WASHARI / WALT DISNEY [All. ] 74.600% (3) 72.750% (2) 74.000% (3) 72.250% (3) 71.750% (3) 1461.40 73.070%
4 MEIER Sandra SUI 
SEVENTH SKY  Gelding\ OLDBG \ Bay \ 2008 – SIR DONNERHALL / GOLDEN TRUTH / HARDENBERG DONNERSCHWEE [All. ] 69.075% (4) 67.250% (4) 70.000% (5) 69.750% (5) 68.625% (5) 1378.80 68.940%
5 TRUPPA Valentina  ITA SAUVIGNON  Gelding\ HANNOVER \ SAURO \ 2009 – SCOLARI / WINTERTRAUM / WOLKENSTEIN II [All. ] 68.200% (5) 63.500% (6) 70.875% (4) 70.875% (4) 68.000% (6) 1365.80 68.290%
6 BRENNA Roberto  ITA GABBER  Stallion\ KWPN \ Bay \ 2011 – BRETTON WOODS / KURANTE / WISCONSIN [All. ] 67.950% (6) 65.500% (5) 63.875% (8) 68.500% (6) 69.875% (4) 1342.80 67.140%
7 IEMI Monica ITA LARESSCA  Mare\ HANN \ Bay \ 2006 – LAUDABILIS / RAMINA / [All. ] 67.700% (7) 63.375% (7) 66.125% (6) 67.250% (8) 66.875% (7) 1325.30 66.265%
8 CIAMPA Roberta  ITA FLIRT  Gelding\ \ Black \ 2003 – ROBINZON / FRAKCIJA / [All. ] 66.400% (8) 63.000% (8) 65.625% (7) 67.375% (7) 65.000% (8) 1309.60 65.480%
9 SOLDI Ester  ITA REVENT E H  Mare\ HANN \ Grey \ 2010 – ROYAL DIAMOND / KARENINA / NIRO [All. ] 59.200% (10) 58.375% (9) 57.875% (10) 63.125% (9) 61.750% (9) 1201.30 60.065%
10 DAVYDOVA Evgenija RUS 
SAN FRANCISCO T Gelding\ \ Bay \ 2011 – / / [All. ] 60.400% (9) 57.250% (10) 58.250% (9) 59.125% (10) 59.500% (10) 1178.10 58.905%