Great Britain’s Susan Pape & Harmony’s Eclectisch Post Personal Best Score to Win Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix for First Big Tour Victory

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Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 27, 2022–British team partnership of Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch posted a personal best score to win the CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday for their first Big Tour victory.

Susan and the 13-year-old KWPN stallion scored 73.239% for the win in this year’s second competition on the Wellington winter circuit on which she has been a regular for the past seven years competing horses for Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation of Kiowa, Colorado.

Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Devanto placed second on 69.087% with Diane Creech of Canada on Chrevis Christo third on 67.217%.

The previous best for Susan, based in Germany, was 72.956% at Mannheim, Germany last April. The pair competed for Great Britain on the bronze medal team at the Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany last September.

“Oh, fabulous,” was Susan’s description of the ride. “I mean, absolutely great. And no mistakes, no rubber legs–myself, because I sometimes have a little bit of a problem with the changes, but it’s not the horse. I know it’s me. It’s always the rider I think. But today he was really focused, and I was focused.”

Paula Matute Guimón, who rides for Spain but is based in Wellington, rode Delagronge to a personal best score to win the CDI4* Grand Prix for the Freestyle. Christoph Koschel of Germany on Favorito was runner-up on 68.304% with Mikala Münter of Wellington on Salsa Hit third on 66.696%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Jacques van Daele Yuri Romanov Janet Lee Foy Thomas Lang Mariano Santos Redondo
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 73.239 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Eclectisch 72.609 72.935 74.348 73.152 73.152
2. 69.087 SWE Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Devanto 67.065 70.978 69.565 68.587 69.239
3. 67.217 CAN Diane Creech Chrevis Christo 64.565 67.065 68.696 68.804 66.957
4. 66.913 USA Jessica Howington Cavalia 67.283 68.696 65.109 66.739 66.739
5. 66.282 USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC 67.065 69.13 64.457 65.543 65.217
6. 61.065 USA Kevin Kohmann Dinamico 62.935 61.413 60.217 61.413 59.348

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Yuri Romanov Janet Lee Foy Thomas Lang Mariano Santos Redondo Jacques van Daele
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 69.282 ESP Paula Matute Guimón Delagronge 68.261 68.804 71.63 68.587 69.13
2. 68.304 GER Christoph Koschel Favorito 11 69.13 68.913 68.587 65.543 69.348
3. 66.696 USA Mikala Münter Salsa Hit 67.717 65.217 67.609 65.978 66.957
4. 61.000 GEO Joanne Vaughan Al Martino 10 60.109 62.826 60.326 61.304 60.435