Germany’s Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier & Valesco Win Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix, Helen Langehanenberg & Schoene Scarlett Capture St. Georges

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Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier and Valesco celebrating victory at the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, Sept. 16, 2021–Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier rode the 10-year-old Valesco to victory in the World Equestrian Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday for an undefeated international record for the German partnership.

In the first major dressage competition at the premier show in more than two years–coronavirus forced cancellation in 2020–Fabienne and the Westfalen gelding were awarded 74.174%. The pair won both previous Big Tour starts earlier in the month after two victories in two starts at Small Tour two years ago.

Denmark’s Anna Kasprzak and Rock Star posted a personal best score of 73.935% for runner-up, the pair’s highest placing at Big Tour. The previous best score for the pair was 73.717% 2 1/2 years ago. Anna first competed Rock Star at Big Tour in 2017 as a successor to her 2012 and 2016 Olympic mount Donnperignon.

Denmark’s Anna Kasprzak on Rock Star. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Emmelie Scholtens of the Netherlands on Desperado was third on 73.783%.

Alice Tarjan of the USA on Candescent had a disappointing European debut. The pair were eliminated after the horse apparently bit the inside of his mouth to draw blood.

German team rider Helen Langehanenberg and Schoene Scarlett, an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare, made their international debut to win the Prix St. Georges on a score of 76.324%.

Helen Langehanenberg and Schoene Scarlett on their way to win the World Equestrian Festival Prix St. Georges, the international debut for the partnership. © Ken Braddick/dressage-News.com

Fellow German team rider Frederic Wandres on Quizmaster placed second on a personal best 75.059%. Frederic and the nine-year-old Hanoverian stallion competed at last winter’s Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida and were on the German gold medal team in the Nations Cup.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix
Judges: E-Francis Verbeek-van Rooy H-Yuri Romanov C-Christof Umbach M-Susan Hoevenaars B-Katrina Wuest

Place Rider

Total
Horse

1
Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier
GER
74.174
2
Anna Kasprzak
DEN
73.935
3
Emmelie Scholtens
NED
73.783
4
Hubertus Schmidt
GER
73.739
5
Charlotte Fry
GBR
73.043
6
Dorothee Schneider
GER
72.848
7
Frederic Wandres
GER
72.587
8
José Antonio Garcia Mena
ESP
72.543
9
Matthias Alexander Rath
GER
72.370
10
Lena Waldmann
GER
72.043
11
João Victor Marcari Oliva
BRA
71.696
12
Thamar Zweistra
NED
71.348
13
Matthias Bouten
GER
71.304
14
Lone Bang Larsen
DEN
70.413
15
Jessica Süss
GER
70.087
16
Linda Swande
SWE
69.957
17
Jill Hollweg-de Ridder
GER
69.739
18
Richard Davison
GBR
69.304
19
Jil-Marielle Becks
GER
68.957
20
William Matthew
AUS
68.174
21
Belinda Weinbauer
AUT
68.087
22
Anna Merveldt
IRL
67.065
23
Alice Tarjan
USA
ELM

 

Prix St. Georges

Judges: E-Susan Hoevenaars H-Katrina Wuest C-Yuri Romanov M-Francis Verbeek-van Rooy B-Christof Umbach

Place Rider

Total
Horse

1
Helen Langehanenberg
GER
76.324
2
Frederic Wandres
GER
75.059
3
Emmelie Scholtens
NED
74.500
4
Dinja van Liere
NED
73.618
5
Guillermo Garcia Ayala
ESP
72.176
6
Carina Scholz
GER
71.529
7
Matthias Alexander Rath
GER
71.147
8
Niklaas Feilzer
GER
70.529
9
Rodolpho Riskalla
BRA
69.235
10
Ingrid Klimke
GER
69.088
11
Juan Matute Guimon
ESP
69.000
12
Jennifer Williams
USA
68.294
13
Tayla Desmet
AUS
67.471