Patrik Kittel Posts Personal Best Score on Touchdown for Narrow Victory at Doha Al Shaqab CDI5* Grand Prix

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Patrik Kittel and Touchdown. File photo © Pelle Wedenmark/dressage-news.com

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 25, 2022–Patrik Kittel rode Touchdown to a personal best score to claim a narrow victory in the Al Shaqab CDI5* Grand Prix Friday, with the top four combinations separated by less than 0.6%just 0.565 points.

Patrik and the Swedish Warmblood gelding scored 77.652% to beat their previous high score of 77.087% set last October. The pair began Grand Prix last September and Doha was their fourth Big Tour start.

Dinja van Liere of the Netherlands and Hermès, a KWPN stallion, also 10 years old, placed second on 77.522%.

Fellow Dutch combination Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock’s Dream was third 77.152%.

Henri Ruoste of Finland on Kontestro DB placed fourth on 77.087%.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix

Judges: Hans-Christian Matthiesen Irina Maknami Magnus Ringmark Andrew Gardner Henning Lehrmann
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 77.652 SWE Patrik Kittel Touchdown 79.022 77.609 77.391 76.957 77.283 77.319 (4)
2. 77.522 NED Dinja van Liere Hermès 80.87 73.696 79.13 76.739 77.174 77.473 (3)
3. 77.152 NED Hans Peter Minderhoud Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P. 77.391 76.304 80.435 76.304 75.326 75.505 (5)
4. 77.087 FIN Henri Ruoste Kontestro DB 75.978 75.978 78.804 77.935 76.739 77.527 (2)
5. 74.609 ESP José Antonio García Mena Divina Royal 74.565 75.87 74.457 75.109 73.043 73.730 (6)
6. 74.305 GER Carina Scholz Tarantino 5 73.37 73.587 76.196 73.37 75 79.017 (1)
7. 72.478 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 71.957 71.63 72.935 72.391 73.478 71.262 (8)
8. 71.326 BEL Charlotte Defalque Botticelli 71.304 71.739 72.174 70.435 70.978 69.402 (14)
9. 70.956 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss 68.804 71.087 72.391 72.283 70.217 72.631 (7)
10. 70.522 NED Tommie Visser Genesis Begijnhoeve 69.565 71.957 71.087 70.326 69.674 69.565 (11)
11. 70.196 BEL Larissa Pauluis Flambeau 70.326 71.63 70.109 69.457 69.457 68.530 (17)
12. 70.065 BRA João-Victor Marcari Oliva Escorial Horsecampline 68.478 70.87 72.5 69.891 68.587 69.196 (15)
13. 69.696 GER Jill Hollweg-de Ridder Whitney 341 71.087 69.13 69.348 70.326 68.587 70.751 (9)
13. 69.696 ESP Borja Carrascosa Laponia 71.196 69.783 69.891 67.609 70 69.537 (12)
15. 69.478 MAR Yessin Rahmouni All at Once 69.13 70.87 68.37 69.565 69.457 69.185 (16)
16. 68.587 BEL Domien Michiels Intermezzo van het Meerdaalhof 70.217 68.043 66.848 68.043 69.783 67.886 (18)
17. 67.565 FRA Jean Philippe Siat Lovesong 66.63 68.043 67.391 69.674 66.087 67.642 (19)
18. 67.500 HUN Anikó Losonczy Dior S 67.174 68.043 66.739 67.065 68.478 69.407 (13)
19. 66.413 ESP Alejandro Asencio Méndez Focus 65.978 65.978 68.478 66.522 65.109 70.168 (10)
20. 64.826 QAT Wejdan Majed A M Al Malki Mango Jacaro 61.196 67.391 65.87 64.783 64.891 65.378 (20)