Victoria Max-Theurer Debuts Abegglen at Grand Prix Freestyle to Win Achleiten CDI4* On Rider’s 2nd Highest Ever Big Tour Score

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Victoria Max-Theurer and Abegglen FH NRW. File photo. © CDI Achleiten

ACHLEITEN, Austria, June 13, 2021–Victoria Max-Theurer posted her second highest ever Big Tour score with victory Sunday on Abegglen FH NRW in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle, the pair’s debut musical performance.

Vici and the 11-year-old Westfalen gelding (Ampere x Carabas) on which she has been selected to go to her fifth Olympics scored 83.010%. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday, making this the first double victory in the eight CDIs since the partnership’s first competition in July last year.

The highest ever Big Tour score for the 35-year-old rider was 83.050% on Augustin OLD nine years ago. Victoria and Augustin competed for Austria at the 2012 London Olympics, the 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2009, 2011 and 2013 European Championships.

Switzerland’s Estelle Wettstein on West Side Story OLD posted a personal best 77.835% for runner-up. Their previous best was 77.365% logged at this same competition in  July 2020.

Belgium’s Laurence Roos on Fil Rouge placed third on 75.535%.

The USA’s Günter Seidel on Equirelle scored 73.685% for fourth place. Günter, Anna Buffini and Katie Johnson competed here after a withdrawing from a Nations Cup in France as a result of an adverse equine herpes virus test at the stables where they training.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Thomas Lang Katrina Wüst Hans-Christian Matthiesen Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Christof Umbach
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 83.010 AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Abegglen FH NRW 84.000 81.875 83.675 84.250 81.250
2. 77.835 SUI Estelle Wettstein West Side Story OLD 79.375 76.500 78.050 79.000 76.250
3. 75.535 BEL Laurence Roos Fil Rouge 77.125 76.250 76.425 75.875 72.000
4. 73.685 USA Günter Seidel Equirelle 71.125 73.500 72.925 77.250 73.625
5. 73.400 ITA Valentina Truppa Ranieri 75.125 75.500 73.875 70.375 72.125
6. 72.675 AUT Oliver Valenta Valenta’s Fantast 75.125 70.625 71.875 73.875 71.875
7. 72.385 AUT Franziska Fries Atomic 73.000 70.875 73.175 72.750 72.125
8. 71.725 AUT Ulrike Prunthaller Bartlgut’s Quantum 76.000 72.250 69.875 71.250 69.250
9. 71.530 POL Zaneta Skowronska-Kozubik Romantic P 72.375 71.250 70.400 71.625 72.000
10. 71.145 AUT Timna Zach Chico 32 70.125 72.375 71.100 72.250 69.875
11. 68.915 AUT Amanda Hartung Dresscode Black 68.875 70.125 68.325 70.125 67.125
12. 68.260 AUT Isabella Willibald Richterhof’s Farbenfroh 69.875 69.500 66.800 68.375 66.750