Great Britain’s Laura Tomlinson on Rose of Bavaria Wins Donaueschingen CDI3* Grand Prix, Australia’s Lyndal Oatley on Elvive Runner-Up
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DONAUESCHINGEN, Germany, Aug. 14, 2021–Laura Tomlinson of Great Britain on DSP Rose of Bavaria won the CDI3* Grand Prix Saturday while Australia’s Lyndal Oatley on Elvive posted a personal best score for runner-up.
Laura and the 11-year-old Bavarian mare scored 74.152% for the win, the second Big Tour victory since starting Grand Prix at the end of 2019.
Lyndal Oatley and the 12-year-old KWPN mare scored 73.717% for second in only the third Big Tour competition for the pair. Lyndal, a two-time Olympian on Sandro Boy who is based in Germany, withdrew Elvive from consideration for Australia’s team for the Tokyo Games saying that after just two Big Tour competitions at the time the horse was not ready for an Olympics halfway around the world.
Lara Butler of Great Britain on Kristjan was third on 72.391%.
Patrik Kittel of Sweden competing Fiontini for the first time placed fifth on 70-.261%.
Patrik, Lyndal’s husband, took over the ride on the 11-year-old Danish Warmblood mare just weeks ago after Andreas Helgstrand said his business operations prevented him from devoting the time necessary to compete Fiontini. The mare was unbeaten at both five and six years of age in the world young horse championships in 2015 and 2016 under then Helgstrand Dressage rider Severo Jurado Lopez of Spain.
CDI3* Grand Prix