Simone Pearce & Double Joy Win Pilisjászfalu CDI4* Grand Prix to Qualify 3rd Horse for Australia’s Olympic Team
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PILIJÁSZFALU, Hungary, June 18, 2021–Simone Pearce rode Double Joy to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix for the Special Friday with a score that qualified the rider’s third horse as a contender for a place on Australia’s Olympic team.
Simone and the 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion were awarded 71.826% for the win and the second of two scores of at least 69% required to qualify for consideration for the Aussie team of three for the Tokyo Games beginning in five weeks. The Germany-based Simone, who will celebrate her 30th birthday in a month, earned her first qualifying score of 71.022% on Double Joy last month.
Dirk-Jan van de Water of the Netherlands on Hexagon’s Grandville was second on 69.739% with Russia’s Maria Klementieva on Doctor Wendell MF third on 69.609%.
Simone is already qualified for the Australian team on Destano, 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion which she is scheduled to compete here in the Grand Prix Freestyle division. Simone and Destano set Australian record scores of 76.261% in the Grand Prix and 77.894% in the Special last year.
She also is qualified on Amandori, 10-year-old German Sport Horse stallion. Both Destano and Amandori are owned by Gestüt Sprehe GmbH where Simone is a stable rider and as required by Olympic rules. Double Joy is owned by Sabine Rüben.
On Thursday, Simone rode Quando Unico, a Hanoverian stallion, to win the seven-year-old preliminary class on a score of 80.457%. The win was the second for the pair in two starts, earning 83.732% in their debut young horse competition last month.
CDI4* Grand Prix for Special
|Judges:||Thomas Lang||Christof Umbach||Peter Holler||Elisabeth Max-Theurer||Maria Colliander|
|1.||71.826||AUS||Simone Pearce||Double Joy 4||72.174||71.087||72.391||71.304||72.174|
|2.||69.739||NED||Dirk-Jan Van de Water||Hexagon’S Grandville||69.674||68.043||69.674||70||71.304|
|3.||69.609||RUS||Maria Klementieva||Doctor Wendell MF||68.587||68.478||71.957||68.587||70.435|
|4.||69.022||ESP||Borja Carrascosa||Laponia 4||68.043||69.674||69.13||68.587||69.674|
|5.||68.043||HUN||Anikó Losonczy||Dior S||67.935||69.13||67.935||68.152||67.065|
|7.||66.391||ITA||Nausicaa Maroni||Embajador SG||63.261||67.283||68.152||65.435||67.826|
|8.||66.130||LUX||Fie Christine Skarsoe||So Dark||66.739||66.739||66.848||65.543||64.783|
|9.||64.348||GER||Yara Reichert||Schwarze Perle||63.804||64.674||65.543||61.522||66.196|
|10.||60.696||AUT||Tatjana Svehla||Valdez 17||61.522||63.261||58.261||60.109||60.326|