Helen Langehanenberg & Annabelle Capture Madrid World Cup Freestyle, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat/Elegance, Juan Matute Guimon/Quantico 2nd, 3rd

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MADRID, Nov. 27, 2021–Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle captured the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday to rocket up the Western European League standings for a possible start at the Final next April.

The victory for the German team rider and the 13-year-old Holsteiner mare on a score of 80.500% was only the second for the partnership since the pair began Big Tour three years ago.

Helen and Annabelle, on Germany’s gold medal team at the European Championships three months ago, were the last combination in the lineup of 12 riders and horses.

At that point, Spain’s Olympic pair of Beatriz Ferrer Salat and Elegance was leading but ended as runner-up on 79.220%.

Juan Matute Guimon on Quantico–back in top form after the rider underwent life-saving surgery for a heart problem in 2020–placed third on 78.160%.  The result was the second highest for the duo but the popularity of the 24-year-old rider was reflected in the spectator judging scores that put them at the top.

Juan, who rides for Spain but grew up with his family in Wellington, Florida and the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding were second in the Grand Prix Friday.

Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD were fourth on 77.230%, but the placing was enough to keep the German team rider at the top of the league standings for a start in the Final at Leipzig, Germany next April.

Results:

CDI-W Short Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Susanne Baarup Mariano Santos Redondo Francisco Guerra Díaz Raphael Saleh Katrina Wüst
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 80.500 GER Helen Langehanenberg Annabelle 110 79.65 79.85 82.325 82.225 78.45 79.448 (2)
2. 79.220 ESP Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Elegance 78.3 80.625 81 79 77.175 78.169 (4)
3. 78.160 ESP Juan Matute Guimón Quantico 78.2 79.175 77.65 77.2 78.575 80.640 (1)
4. 77.230 GER Frederic Wandres Bluetooth OLD 77.975 76.575 77.225 78.1 76.275 75.745 (8)
5. 76.030 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 77.375 76.575 74.675 76.55 74.975 79.184 (3)
6. 75.880 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch 77.975 77.975 73.425 75.725 74.3 75.807 (7)
7. 75.840 POR Rodrigo Torres Fogoso Horsecampline 74.75 77.3 76.525 76.05 74.575 76.817 (5)
8. 74.870 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 75.7 75.025 74.05 74.325 75.25 73.946 (10)
9. 73.740 ESP Juan Antonio Jiménez Cobo Euclides Mor 73.575 76.175 74.9 72.25 71.8 75.867 (6)
10. 71.455 POR Martim Meneres Equador 72.825 73.775 71.1 69.65 69.925 73.936 (11)
11. 70.185 ESP Alejandro Asencio Méndez Focus 70.45 70.375 70.725 69.725 69.65 74.515 (9)
12. 67.440 ESP Claudio Castilla Ruiz Ebano 66.45 69.125 68.1 67.4 66.125 70.103 (12)