Frederic Wandres of Germany & Bluetooth OLD Take Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix for 3rd Straight Florida Victory in 2022

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German team rider Frederic Wandres riding Bluetooth OLD to win the Global Dressage Festiva;l CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 10, 2022–Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD won the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday for the third win in three starts so far this year for the German team rider and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

Frederic, in his second winter on the Florida circuit, and Bluetooth were awarded 73.565% with three judges placing the pair first and two second.

Benjamin Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Illuster van der Kampert, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, scored 73.130%, with two judges placing them first. The ride was the first for the horse since being competed by Ben on the United States team at the World Equestrian Festival Nations Cup last September.

Belgian’s Laurence Vanommeslagh on Edison, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding, was third on 70.609%. Laurence, based near Paris, is competing in Wellington for the second year and seeking to earn a place on her nation’s team for the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August.

California’s Benjamin Ebeling on Illuster van der Kampert in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Carlos Lopes Claudia Thaler Elke Ebert Jane Weatherwax Christof Umbach
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 73.565 GER Frederic Wandres Bluetooth OLD 72.283 73.37 72.935 73.804 75.435
2. 73.130 USA Benjamin Ebeling Illuster Van De Kampert 71.63 75.543 70.109 75.217 73.152
3. 70.609 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Edison 67.5 73.043 69.239 69.457 73.804
4. 70.131 USA Jennifer Williams Millione 70.217 72.174 66.196 71.957 70.109
5. 69.109 USA Mikala Münter Salsa Hit 66.739 69.891 68.478 69.783 70.652
6. 68.500 CAN Ariana Chia Fiderflame 69.239 68.478 66.522 68.043 70.217
7. 66.892 GBR Lisa Marriott Valucio DH Z 65.109 65.109 65.87 68.37 70
8. 63.239 USA Jessica Jo Tate Derby 64.891 63.587 58.37 65 64.348
9. 62.587 GEO Joanne Vaughan Al Martino 10 63.261 62.935 62.065 61.63 63.043
10. 61.174 ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh Whitman 60.217 60.652 60 62.065 62.935