Lara Butler & Kristjan Post Personal Best to Win Keysoe CDI3* Grand Prix Special for First Double Victory

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Lara Butler and Kristjan. File photo. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

KEYSOE, England, Oct. 9, 2021–Lara Butler rode Kristjan to victory on a personal best score in the Keysoe International Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday and the first double win for the  British Nations Cup team partnership in four years of international competition.

Lara and the 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 72.957% for the win after taking the Grand Prix Friday. The previous best Special for Lara and Kristjan was 72.234% posted in Germany a year ago.

Gareth Hughes on KK Dominant, a 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion, placed second on 70.298% in only the second CDI Special for the pair.

Amy Jean Woodhead and Mount St. John Kom Fairy Tale, 15-year-old Finnish Warmblood mare, were third on 67.894%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: E-Patricia Wolters-NED H-Mary A. Robins-NZL C-Lars Andersson-SWE M-Anne Prain-FRA B-Raphaël Saleh-FRA

Place

1

Rider
 

Horse

KristjanGelding / OLDBG / Dark Bay / 2005 / Polarion x Napoleon Quatre / Dr Bechtolsheimer / Ursula Bechtolsheimer, Laura Tomlinson

E

74.1491

H

71.4891

C

73.1911

M

73.2981

B

72.6601

Total

72.9571

2 Kk DominantStallion / OLDBG / Dark Bay / 2009 / Diamond Hit x Rubin Royal / Elke Salden / Claudine Kroll, Jessica Kroll, Martin Kroll, Gareth Hughes 69.7872 69.3622 70.5322 69.4682 72.3402 70.2982
3 Mount St John Kom Fairy TaleMare / FWB / Chestnut / 2006 / Fürst Heinrich x Weltmeyer / Runtti Anna Leena & Nordman Eva / Mount St John Equestrian Llp 67.1284 67.4474 69.5743 66.5964 68.7233 67.8943
Not placed
4 FarrellGelding / HANN / Bay / 2011 / Fabregas / Wilfried Grabow / Fenella Quinn 65.2135 67.9793 66.4896 67.4473 66.0644 66.6384
5 Diesel 8Gelding / KWPN / Chestnut / 2008 / Vivaldi x Havidoff / G.W.M. Peelen, Veldhoven / Emma Hindle 68.6173 67.0215 67.9794 63.0856 65.9575 66.5325
6 Mr BennGelding / / Black/Bay / 2009 / / / Stephanie Croxford 64.2556 65.3196 66.8095 65.3195 63.5116 65.0436
7 Boheme af SulstedGelding / DWB / Chestnut / 2004 / Bernstein Las Marismas x Mar-KI / Inge Og Peder Dahl, Sulsted / Keith Robertson 60.9577 63.4047 65.8517 60.6387 63.1917 62.8087
8 Famke PFMare / KWPN / Bay / 2010 / Houston x Cabachon / M R Hanswick, L Hanswick Bingley / Jo Cooper RET