Günter Seidel & Equirelle Win Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special, Jan Ebeling & Status Royal Take World Cup Freestyle With Only Two Starters

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Günter Seidel and Equirelle. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

THERMAL, California, Oct. 23, 2021–Günter Seidel and Equirelle won the Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday while fellow Californian Jan Ebeling on States Royal OLD took the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle that had only two starting combinations.

Günter of Cardiff and the 12-year-old KWPN mare that have competed at Big Tour for almost two years scored 71.490% for the win, the fourth victory for the pair this year.

Carly Taylor-Smith of Somis, California on Rosalut NHF was second on 70.979%, far surpassing the only other Special result of 65.319% in May this year. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Indeed was third on 67.234%.

Jan rode Royal Status OLD, 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding, in the World Cup Freestyle for a score of  71.065%.

Missy Gilliland on Toledano XXXI, the only other competitor, was awarded 66.555%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Evi Eisenhardt Katrina Wüst Stephen Clarke Michael Osinski Irina Maknami
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.490 USA Günter Seidel Equirelle 71.702 71.064 70.213 71.809 72.66
2. 70.979 USA Carly Taylor-Smith Rosalut NHF 71.064 67.979 69.787 72.66 73.404
3. 67.234 USA Jan Ebeling Indeed 66.064 66.277 66.596 67.447 69.787
4. 64.894 USA Shannon Peters Disco Inferno 65.638 66.277 64.787 62.872 64.894
5. 62.553 USA Matthew Cunningham Ribery 27 62.34 61.915 62.128 63.085 63.298
6. 62.149 USA Tina Caldwell Lagerfeld K 61.915 62.34 59.574 63.404 63.511