Germany’s Sandra Nuxoll & Bonheur de la Vie Win Ankum Grand Prix Special, Dorothee Schneider/First Romance Runnerup

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Sandra Nuxoll and Bonheur de la Vie. File photo. © Stefan Lafrentz

ANKUM, Germany, Feb. 4, 2022–Sandra Nuxoll and Bonheur de la Vie won the Grand Prix Special Friday narrowly beating German Olympic rider Dorothee Schneider on First Romance.

Sandra and the 10-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75.882% for the win while Dorothee and First Romance, a 12-year-old Baden-Württemberg gelding, placed second on 75.522%.

Sandra, an Austrian who now rides for Germany, and Bonheur won the Louisdor Prize German championship for Developing Grand Prix horses in 2020.

Results:

Grand Prix Special

Judges: Ralph Schmidt Heinz-Holger Lammers Ulrike Böckler
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse H C M
1. 75.882 GER Sandra Nuxoll Bonheur de La Vie 76.666 75.588 75.392
2. 75.522 GER Dorothee Schneider First Romance 2 76.960 75.098 74.509
3. 73.562 GER Rainer Schwiebert Helenenhof’s Catoo 74.803 72.549 73.333
4. 71.143 GER Kira Laura Soddemann Belle de Carpie 71.372 70.980 71.078
5. 69.633 GER Elisa Prigge Dark Dancer 22 70.000 69.588 69.313
6. 69.444 GER Jürgen Höfler Royal Flash R 69.117 69.705 69.509
7. 67.843 POR António do Vale Fine Fellow 3 66.372 69.019 68.137
8. 67.450 GER Juliane Brunkhorst Con Cento 67.254 68.039 67.058
9. 67.320 GER Rainer Schwiebert Helenenhof’S Kaisertanz 67.156 68.627 66.176
RET GER Jürgen Höfler San Mateo