Charlotte Dujardin & Mount St. John Freestyle Win Heckfield CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

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Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St. John Freestyle. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HECKFIELD, England, May 13, 2021–Charlotte Dujardin rode Mount St. John Freestyle to the pair’s second highest score for a musical performance in winning the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Thursday. Charlotte on Gio won the Grand Prix Special earlier Thursday.

In the first freestyle in almost a year and a half, the 2018 World Equestrian Games medalists scored 88.345% for the win. The highest freestyle result for Charlotte and the 12-year-old Hanoverian mare was 89.505% set in January 2020. One judge awarded the partnership more than 90%.

Gareth Hughes on KK Dominant was runnerup on 77.080%, surpassing the score of the only other Big Tour freestyle for the 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion of 74.590% set in France in 2019. Gareth on Sintano van Hof Olympia placed second to Charlotte and Gio in the Special.

Louise Anne Bell on Into the Blue placed third on 72.990%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Nick Burton Susanne Baarup Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Maria Colliander Isobel Wessels
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 88.345 GBR Charlotte Dujardin Mount St John Freestyle 87.25 87.75 90.675 88.3 87.75
2. 77.080 GBR Gareth Hughes KK Dominant 76.375 78.3 78.125 76.975 75.625
3. 72.990 GBR Louise Anne Bell Into the Blue 72 73.925 73.05 73.6 72.375
4. 72.550 GBR Jessica Dunn Alicante Valley 71.875 73.425 71.875 73.95 71.625
5. 71.765 GBR Lisa Marriott Valucio DH Z 70.75 70.7 71.125 72.125 74.125
6. 71.695 GBR Alice Oppenheimer Headmore Dirubino 69.75 73.925 71.3 72.375 71.125
7. 71.565 GBR Nicola Buchanan Half Moon Dark Magic 73 70.65 71.375 70.175 72.625
8. 71.285 GBR Kate Cowell Samba Dancer 70.8 72.225 69.5 71.775 72.125
9. 70.140 GRE Theodora Livanos Robinvale 63.4 70.6 73.25 73.075 70.375
10. 68.325 IRL Carolyn Mellor Gouverneur M 68.5 70.025 67.625 67.975 67.5
11. 68.085 IRL Belinda Brereton Captain Negro C 68.25 66.85 68.375 69.825 67.125
12. 66.555 GBR Stephanie Croxford Mr Benn 72.625 64.775 63.125 66.625 65.625
13. 64.760 IRL Katie Williamson After Midnight 65.5 64.925 66.625 63.125 63.625
SCR GBR Richard Davison Bubblingh