Australia’s Simone Pearce Rides Amandori to Personal Best Score to Win Achleiten CDI4* Grand Prix, 3rd Straight Victory

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Simone Pearce on Amandori. File photo. © 2021 Valentina Bernasconi

ACHLEITEN, Austria, May 28, 2021–Simone Pearce rode Amandori to a personal best score to win the CDI4* Grand Prix Friday, the third straight victory for the Australian partnership this month with less than two months from the Olympics.

The winning score of 73.478% by Simone and the 10-year-old German Sport Horse stallion beat their previous best of 72.956%. Simone and the horse owned by the German stud Gestüt Sprehe GmbH where Simone is a stable rider began Big Tour just three months ago.

Amandori is Simone’s second Grand Prix mount to have earned qualifying scores for Australia’s Olympic team.

She is top ranked on Destano, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion, on which she holds the Australian Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special records that the duo set last year. She competed Destano earlier this month.

Austria’s Florian Bacher on Fidertraum placed second on 73.043%, also a personal best to surpass the pair’s previous high of 72.456 posted last August.

Amanda Hartung, also of Austria, and Dresscode Black were third on 68.261%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Gabriela Valerianova Alice Schwab Peter Storr Henning Lehrmann
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 73.478 AUS Simone Pearce Amandori 73.152 73.370 73.696 73.804 73.370
2. 73.043 AUT Florian Bacher Fidertraum 74.457 73.478 73.152 71.630 72.500
3. 68.261 AUT Amanda Hartung Dresscode Black 67.174 68.478 68.152 69.348 68.152
4. 68.174 AUT Oliver Valenta Valenta’s Fantast 69.239 67.283 67.283 68.587 68.478
5. 68.130 AUT Timna Zach Chico 32 67.500 70.000 68.152 66.848 68.152
6. 67.652 JPN Akane Kuroki Zuidenwind 1187 66.739 69.239 68.043 66.848 67.391
7. 67.630 LUX Sascha Schulz Dayman 4 68.696 68.370 68.478 65.978 66.630
8. 67.456 AUT Isabella Willibald Richterhof’s Farbenfroh 68.043 67.717 67.935 66.739 66.848
9. 63.565 IRL Judy Reynolds Leroy Naeldeborg 62.935 64.891 65.435 62.065 62.500