Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Dalera Win European Championship Freestyle for 3rd Gold, Cathrine Dufour & Bohemian Silver, CharlotteDujardin & Gio Bronze

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An emotional Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB at the European Championships Freestyle where the partnership won their third gold medal. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

HAGEN, Germany, Sept. 11, 2021–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB won the European Championship Freestyle Saturday for the third gold medal for the Olympic champion. Cathrine Dufour of Denmark and Bohemian took silver with Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin on Gio the bronze.

Jessica and the 14-year-old Trakehner mare, No. 1 in the world, were awarded 91.021% for the musical performance, slightly below the pair’s Olympic freestyle result. Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian, 11-year-old Westfalen gelding, scored 88.436% to add to their team and individual bronze medals. Charlotte Dujardin and Gio, 10-year-old KWPN gelding, received 87.246% for bronze.

Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, Olympic German team gold medalist pair at the 2016 Olympics and three-time World Cup champion pair, placed fourth on 84.896%. This was the first time since the Europeans in 2015 that Isabell has not been on the Freestyle medals podium at Olympics or championships.

Great Britain’s 25-year-old star Charlotte Fry on Everdale were fifth on 84.721%.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl celebrating European Championship Freestyle gold. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jessica, team and individual gold medalist on Dalera at the Tokyo Olympics two months ago where their freestyle score was slightly higher, they were “carried a little bit by the audience” that has been absent for most of the past 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic. She said:

“When I finished the ride. I became a bit emotional. The feeling was the best I’ve had in my whole life on any horse. She was 100% focused, she was light, she was on fire, but not too much. Today was just perfect, PERFECT, kind of energy. She loves what she does.”

Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian in the European Championships Freestyle. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Cathrine said that Bohemian “just played today,” a feeling similar to that she experienced with Cassidy, her previous top mount which she rode at the 2016 Olympics and went on to earn individual and freestyle bronze at the 2017 Europeans.

“He (Bohemian) is a special boy, not like Cassidy,” she said. In Tokyo I felt I had to push him to do certain exercises. Today he just played, just like Cassidy. It’s been super, super fun. Having my dream ride in Tokyo then coming here it’s a dream come true.”

Cathrine plans to seek a start in the World Cup Final next April as well as being focused on the world championships to be held in Herning, Denmark next August.

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Charlotte Dujardin who rode Gio at the Olympics and these championships instead of Mount St. John Freestyle which had been her primary Big Tour mount since the retirement of Valegro, made a mistake in a final set of tempi changes that she said probably cost her the silver medal.

But, she said, “I couldn’t have asked for much more.”

The pair collected team and individual bronze medals at the Olympics. Gio was found by Charlotte at a master class in Los Angeles six years ago and bought the horse with a New Zealand supporter, Renai Hart, and her coach and mentor, Carl Hester.

A crowd favorite was José Antonio Garcia Mena of Spain whose obvious enjoyment in riding Divina Royal brought some of the loudest cheers from spectators.

José Antonio Garcia Mena on Divina Royal sharing his exuberance with the crowd at the European Championships. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

European Championship Freestyle

Judges: K-Isabelle Judet-FRA E-Susanne Baarup-DEN H-Mariette Sanders Gansewinkel-NED C-Henning Lehrmann-GER M-Maria Colliander-FIN B-Thomas Lang-AUT F-Isobel Wessels-GBR

Rank HNR Competitor Nation K E H C M B F Total

Placed competitors

1. 031 TSF Dalera BB Jessica von Bredow-Werndl ger  Tech.:  83.750 85.750 84.750 84.750 80.750 84.500 84.250 91.021 %
12.057,15 EUR
dbay / 14y. / M / TRAK / Easy Game / Handryk / 105AH62 / Béatrice A. Buerchler-Keller  Art.:  98.000 98.800 98.800 97.000 96.000 98.600 98.600
 Total  90.875
(1)
92.275
(1)
91.775
(1)
90.875
(1)
88.375
(1)
91.550
(1)
91.425
(1)
2. 010 Bohemian Cathrine Dufour den  Tech.:  83.000 80.500 82.500 80.500 80.750 80.750 78.500 88.436 %
8.857,15 EUR
dches / 11y. / G / WESTF / Bordeaux / Samarant / 105HB71 / Abildgaard Equestrian ApS  Art.:  96.400 96.000 98.200 95.600 94.400 97.600 93.400
 Total  89.700
(2)
88.250
(3)
90.350
(2)
88.050
(2)
87.575
(2)
89.175
(2)
85.950
(3)
3. 025 Gio Charlotte Dujardin gbr  Tech.:  84.750 82.750 79.000 78.750 79.000 78.750 81.250 87.246 %
5.057,15 EUR
chest / 10y. / G / KWPN / Apache / Tango / 106GY48 / Charlotte Dujardin, Renai Hart, Car  Art.:  94.400 95.200 94.600 92.200 91.200 95.400 94.200
 Total  89.575
(3)
88.975
(2)
86.800
(3)
85.475
(3)
85.100
(3)
87.075
(4)
87.725
(2)
4. 032 Weihegold Old Isabell Werth ger  Tech.:  77.500 78.500 78.500 77.250 76.000 79.250 77.750 84.896 %
3.057,14 EUR
black / 16y. / M / OLDBG / Blue Hors Don Schufro / Sandro Hit / 102ZI90 / Arns-Krogmann, Christine  Art.:  92.200 95.800 91.400 87.800 92.200 96.200 88.200
 Total  84.850
(4)
87.150
(5)
84.950
(5)
82.525
(6)
84.100
(5)
87.725
(3)
82.975
(5)
5. 026 Everdale Charlotte Fry gbr  Tech.:  77.750 80.750 78.250 75.250 77.500 76.500 77.500 84.721 %
2.557,14 EUR
black / 12y. / S / KWPN / Lord Leatherdale / Negro / 105OB61 / Charlotte Fry, Van Olst Horses  Art.:  89.800 94.400 92.000 89.200 90.000 95.600 91.600
 Total  83.775
(5)
87.575
(4)
85.125
(4)
82.225
(7)
83.750
(6)
86.050
(5)
84.550
(4)
6. 019 Kontestro DB Henri Ruoste fin  Tech.:  78.000 77.500 75.750 77.250 79.000 75.500 77.000 82.600 %
1.557,14 EUR
dbay / 11y. / G / BWP / Contendro I / Cassini II / 106ON70 / Conquestrean JEA, Equeco GmbH, Henr  Art.:  88.200 86.800 87.200 88.800 89.600 88.600 87.200
 Total  83.100
(6)
82.150
(6)
81.475
(7)
83.025
(5)
84.300
(4)
82.050
(7)
82.100
(10)
7. 009 Marshall-Bell Daniel Bachmann Andersen den  Tech.:  76.250 76.500 76.250 77.750 76.500 75.000 76.250 82.050 %
857,14 EUR
dches / 9y. / G / DWB / Blue Hors Don Romantic / Michellino / 107BX43 / Cov Aps  Art.:  84.800 87.200 89.000 89.600 88.000 86.200 89.400
 Total  80.525
(9)
81.850
(7)
82.625
(6)
83.675
(4)
82.250
(8)
80.600
(8)
82.825
(7)
8. 069 Dante Weltino Old Therese Nilshagen swe  Tech.:  76.750 75.750 74.250 74.750 75.500 72.500 77.250 81.325 %
857,14 EUR
black / 14y. / S / OLDBG / Danone 4 / Welt Hit II / 104VX30 / Dressurpferde Leistungsz + T. Nilsh  Art.:  86.200 87.400 86.400 86.800 89.200 87.200 88.600
 Total  81.475
(7)
81.575
(8)
80.325
(8)
80.775
(9)
82.350
(7)
79.850
(9)
82.925
(6)
9. 070 Buriel K.H. Juliette Ramel swe  Tech.:  74.500 73.000 74.750 75.500 74.000 73.250 77.250 80.175 %
857,14 EUR
dbay / 15y. / G / KWPN / Osmium / Ips Krack C / 104EF70 / La Pomme HB  Art.:  85.600 85.200 85.600 86.800 84.000 85.800 87.200
 Total  80.050
(10)
79.100
(11)
80.175
(9)
81.150
(8)
79.000
(10)
79.525
(10)
82.225
(8)
10. 050 Haute Couture Dinja van Liere ned  Tech.:  72.750 72.250 72.750 73.500 73.250 71.000 76.250 79.668 %
857,14 EUR
bay / 9y. / M / KWPN / Connaisseur / Ips Krack C / 105SD77 / J.M.M.M. v. Uytert & A..J.C. Drost  Art.:  85.000 86.000 85.800 86.800 87.200 84.800 88.000
 Total  78.875
(12)
79.125
(10)
79.275
(11)
80.150
(10)
80.225
(9)
77.900
(13)
82.125
(9)
11. 014 Divina Royal José Antonio Garcia Mena esp  Tech.:  72.000 74.500 71.250 74.000 72.500 72.250 73.750 79.361 %
857,14 EUR
chest / 11y. / M / HANN / Desperados / 104UX85 / Jose Ignacio Diaz Bravo  Art.:  83.200 87.400 88.800 85.800 84.600 86.200 84.800
 Total  77.600
(13)
80.950
(9)
80.025
(10)
79.900
(11)
78.550
(12)
79.225
(11)
79.275
(13)
12. 012 Atterupgaards Orthilia Nanna Skodborg Merrald den  Tech.:  74.000 72.750 73.250 75.750 74.250 72.250 75.000 78.904 %
857,14 EUR
bay / 16y. / M / OLDBG / I.P.S. Gribaldi / Donnerschlag / 103XJ10 / Blue Hors Aps  Art.:  84.000 83.200 80.600 84.000 83.600 85.200 86.800
 Total  79.000
(11)
77.975
(12)
76.925
(12)
79.875
(12)
78.925
(11)
78.725
(12)
80.900
(11)
13. 027 En Vogue Carl Hester gbr  Tech.:  76.250 72.250 72.000 72.500 71.750 76.500 74.000 78.375 %
857,14 EUR
bay / 12y. / G / KWPN / Jazz / Contango / 105WK08 / Charlotte Dujardin, Lady Anne Evans  Art.:  85.200 83.200 79.600 82.400 80.200 90.200 81.200
 Total  80.725
(8)
77.725
(14)
75.800
(13)
77.450
(14)
75.975
(14)
83.350
(6)
77.600
(14)
14. 029 Annabelle Helen Langehanenberg ger  Tech.:  70.750 70.500 70.000 71.750 69.500 69.000 73.500 77.214 %
857,14 EUR
bay / 13y. / M / HOLST / Conteur / Linaro / 105ED34 / Carsten Thiesing, Günther Fielmann  Art.:  82.200 85.200 79.000 85.400 83.000 83.000 88.200
 Total  76.475
(14)
77.850
(13)
74.500
(14)
78.575
(13)
76.250
(13)
76.000
(14)
80.850
(12)

Total: 39.999,99 EUR

Other, non-placed competitors

15. 047 Governor-Str Adelinde Cornelissen ned  Tech.:  EL
black / 10y. / S / KWPN / Totilas / Jazz / 105HH82 / G.A.M. Korbeld  Art.: 
 Total