Finland’s Henri Ruoste Rides Kontestro DB to Win Doha CDI5* Freestyle On Personal Best Score

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Henri Ruoste and Kontestro. File photo

DOHA, Qatar, Feb, 26, 2022–Henri Ruoste of Finland and Kontestro DB posted a personal best score to win the Al Shaqab CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday.

Henri and the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding scored 84.425% for the pair’s first victory in a musical performance in their two-year partnership. The result eclipsed the previous best of 82.600%, logged at the European Championships last September.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Touchdown was runner-up  on 83.890%. Patrik and the a 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding won the Grand Prix Friday.

Hans Peter Minderhoud of the Netherlands and Glock’s Dream Boy were third on 81.930%.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Trond Asmyr Andrew Gardner Magnus Ringmark Irina Maknami Henning Lehrmann
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 84.245 FIN Henri Ruoste Kontestro DB 81.225 84.95 84.9 83.9 86.25 85.609 (1)
2. 83.890 SWE Patrik Kittel Touchdown 80.025 84.45 84.725 83.85 86.4 81.788 (2)
3. 81.930 NED Hans Peter Minderhoud Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P. 80.025 81.65 84.1 82.175 81.7 77.571 (5)
4. 80.555 ESP José Antonio García Mena Divina Royal 79.5 82.525 78.875 80.25 81.625 79.609 (3)
5. 78.595 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 76.975 80.275 79.25 76.7 79.775 79.023 (4)
6. 77.960 GER Carina Scholz Tarantino 5 73.85 79.125 79.175 78.35 79.3 77.571 (5)
7. 77.095 BEL Larissa Pauluis Flambeau 75.475 76.925 77.475 76.7 78.9 74.752 (8)
8. 75.775 ESP Borja Carrascosa Laponia 74.275 74.55 77.175 76.725 76.15 74.101 (10)
9. 74.810 BEL Domien Michiels Intermezzo van het Meerdaalhof 74.7 75.55 73.45 74.55 75.8 74.175 (9)
10. 74.110 MAR Yessin Rahmouni All at Once 73.55 74.7 75.175 73.95 73.175 72.988 (11)
11. 73.640 ESP Alejandro Asencio Méndez Focus 73.05 71.625 75.5 74.45 73.575 76.120 (7)
SCR NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss
ELIM NED Dinja van Liere Hermès