Nanna Skodborg Merrald Rides Blue Hors Don Olymbrio in Partnerships’s Big Tour Debut to Win Randbøl CDI3* Grand Prix

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Nanna Skodborg Merrald of Denmark. File photo. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

RANDBØL, Denmark, Nov. 12, 2021–Nanna Skodborg Merrald rode Blue Hors Don Olymbrio to victory in the Blue Hors Dressurfestival CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in the Big Tour debut for the Danish partnership.

Nanna and the 13-year-old KWPN stallion scored 75.217% for the win. Nanna took over the ride on Don Olymbrio after Agnete Kirk Thinggaard competed the horse in Wellington, Florida in 2020 but then became pregnant. Daniel Bachmann Andersen, a Blue Hors stable rider at the time, competed the horse for five years before previously.

Nanna, 28, has become the leading rider for the Danish stud farm, competing Blue Hors Zack on the Danish team at the Tokyo Games in July, Blue Hors Touch of Olympic L to silver at the World Championships for seven-year-old horses a month later then Orthilia on the Danish bronze medal team at the European Championships in September.

Fellow Dane Anna Kasprzak on Rock Star, 13-year-old Westfalen gelding, was second on 71.761% and Sweden’s Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson on Amplemento in third on 71.587%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: E-Elke Ebert-GER H-Malgorzata Pawlowska-POL C-Susanne Baarup-DEN M-Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinke-NED B-Kirsten Soegaard-DEN

Place Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Blue Hors Don Olymbrio Stallion/ KWPN / Chestnut / 2008 / Jazz x Olympic Ferro / J. Lamers, Oss / Blue Hors 73.478    1 75.870     1 75.652   1 76.413    1 74.674    1 75.217
2 Rock Star 13 Gelding/ WESTF / Bay / 2008 / Rockwell x Weinberg / / Stutteriet V/Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak 72.391    2 72.826    4 71.413    4 71.522    2 70.652    5 71.761
3 Amplemento Stallion/ BAD-WÜ / Bay / 2011 / Ampere x Sir Oldenburg / Willy Waidelich / La Pomme Hb 71.957    3 73.370    3 69.565   8 71.413    3 71.630    2 71.587
4 Bufranco Gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Negro x Zevenster / Fr.C. Kroot, Haghorst / Aspegaarden V/Niels Heering 71.413    4 71.739     5 71.087    5 70.000   5 70.978    3 71.043
Elvive Mare/ KWPN / Bay / 2009 / Tuschinski x Blue Hors Don Schufro / Roerink,B. / Oatley, Carol & Andrew 69.022    7 74.891     2 71.848   3 68.587   7 68.478    9 70.565
6 Astoria Mare/ SWB / Bay / 2012 / Sir Donnerhall II Old x Quaterback / Hipponews Kb Christina Olsson / Christina Olsson, Hipponews Kb 69.239   6 71.304     6 70.326    7 69.348   6 70.870    4 70.217
7 Destacado Frh Stallion/ HANN / Chestnut / 2013 / Desperados x Londonderry / Heinrich Giesselmann / Gestüt Schafhof, Friederike Lohse 68.261    9 70.978    8 70.435    6 70.109   4 70.435    6 70.044
8 Favour Gersdorf Stallion/ DWB / Black / 2013 / Foundation x Leandro / Inger Marie Andreasen / Nadja Aaboe Sloth 68.478   8 71.196     7 72.609    2 68.370    8 68.696    8 69.870
9 Addict de MassaStallion/ PSH / Black (Noir) / 2010 / San Amour (de) Old x Maestro Jgb / Sylvain Massa 83460 Les Arcs / Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak 70.870    5 69.348    9 69.348    9 67.609  10 68.804    7 69.196
10 Heslegaard’s Rosmarin Mare/ DWB / Bay / 2009 / Heslegard’S Rubin x Heslegards Louis / Heslegård Stutteri I/S / Stald Danhorse Aps 66.087   11 68.804  10 67.065  11 68.370   8 68.152   10 67.696
11 DoraMare / SWB / Chestnut / 2009 / Don Primero x Amiral 764 / Sonja Paulsson / Dressyr Essen Ab, Wilburt Paulsson 66.630  10 67.826   11 67.391   10 66.304   11 65.652  11 66.761
12 Aston Martin Stallion/ TAF / Dark Bay / 2005 / Monteverdi x Sixtus / Lone H. Andersen / Helene Melsen 63.804  14 66.957  13 65.978   12 63.913   15 65.326   12 65.196
13 Legend Of Loxley Gelding/ WESTF / Bay / 2007 / Lord Loxley I x Darwin / P. Crum / S. Maertens & V.H.J.L. Verberne 65.217   13 64.783 16 65.217   14 66.196   12 64.022  13 65.087
14 Elmegaards Hearty Stallion/ DWB / Bay / 2009 / Heartbeat x Viegaard’s Come Back II / Lene Mandrup Nielsen / Lene Mandrup Nielsen 66.087   11 67.283   12 65.435   13 64.348   14 62.174   18 65.065
15 Shakira Mare/ NRPS / Darkbay / 2007 / Santiago x Hexagon’S Rubiquil / Stal Veersedam / Stephanie De Frel, Tonny Hannewijk, Monique Hannewijk-Veldman 63.152   15 65.435  15 63.478  16 64.674  13 63.804 14 64.109
16 Centano Gelding/ DWB / Dark Bay / 2005 / Crelido x Come Back II / Finn Christense, Viborg / Thorleif Hals 61.848 18 65.543 14 63.696 15 62.717   16 63.478 15 63.456
17 Newton Domino Mare/ OLDBG / Chestnut / 2009 / de Niro / Lorna Wilson / Elite Dressage, Lorna Wilson 62.826 16 62.826 17 62.826 17 60.870 18 62.609 17 62.391
18 Geronimo Stallion/ KWPN / Blackbay / 2011 / Bordeaux 28 / Comb. Aaldering Swelheim / Joop Aaldering, Floor Van Kempen 62.783 17 62.457 18 60.717 18 61.696 17 63.217  16 62.174