Netherlands’ Emmelie Scholtens & Desperado Win Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

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Emmelie Scholtens and Desperado. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, Sept. 18, 2021–Emmelie Scholtens and Desperado won the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday in the first competition in more than 20 months for the Dutch team partnership.

Emmelie and the 13-year-old KWPN stallion scored 83.110% for the win. The pair showed once in 2020, the last competition before this year’s Aachen event, and were on the Netherlands’ 2019 European Championships silver medal team.

Dorothee Schneider and DSP Sammy Davis Jr., on the German gold medal teams at the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2017 European Championships, were second on 81.210%.

Spain’s José Antonio Garcia Mena on Sorento placed third on 79.440%, almost eight percentage points than their previous international musical performance in July this year.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: E-Susanne Baarup H-Alice Schwab C-Magnus Ringmark M-Ulrike Nivelle B-Yuri Romanov

Place Rider

Total
Horse

1
Emmelie Scholtens
NED
83.110
2
Dorothee Schneider
GER
81.210
3
José Antonio Garcia Mena
ESP
79.440
4
Frederic Wandres
GER
79.330
5
Lone Bang Larsen
DEN
77.605
6
Thamar Zweistra
NED
77.310
7
Matthias Bouten
GER
76.635
8
Jessica Süss
GER
75.925
9
Richard Davison
GBR
74.185
10
Linda Swande
SWE
71.170