Spain’s Cristian Tudela Ruiz & Blue Hors Zick Flower Win Herning CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Personal Best Score

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Cristian Tudela Ruiz and Blue Hors Zick Flower. Photo: Blue Hors

HERNING, Denmark, Mar. 13, 2022–Cristian Tudela Ruiz rode Blue Hors Zick Flower to victory on a personal best score in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday.

The Spanish rider and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion (Blue Hors Zack x Romanov) scored 71.319% to beat the pair’s previous best of 71.064% posted last July. The pair placed fourth in the Grand Prix Thursday.

Denmark’s Olympic rider Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heiline’s Zackton placed second on 71.255% after taking Thursday’s Grand Prix in the Big Tour captured the Big Tour debut of the 10-year-old gelding.

Fellow Dane Lone Bang Larsen and Bakkely’s Onandt were third on 70.936%

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Susanne Baarup Elke Ebert Isobel Wessels Raphael Saleh Patricia Wolters
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 71.319 ESP Cristian Tudela Ruiz Blue Hors Zick Flower 71.702 70.638 69.787 72.128 72.34 71.393 (2)
2. 71.255 DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Zackton 71.489 71.17 71.702 71.915 70 72.455 (1)
3. 70.936 DEN Lone Bang Larsen Bakkely’s Onandt 70.957 70.319 72.766 71.17 69.468 70.027 (5)
4. 70.000 SWE Jeanna Hogberg Astoria 72.447 69.894 71.596 67.979 68.085 71.213 (3)
5. 69.808 ESP Severo Jurado López Dahoud 3 69.787 70.532 70.532 69.468 68.723 70.386 (4)
6. 69.596 GER Elisa Prigge Dark Dancer 22 70.851 69.574 68.404 67.872 71.277 69.357 (6)
7. 69.128 FIN Emma Kanerva Mist of Titanium OLD 69.362 69.043 69.787 68.617 68.83 69.255 (7)
8. 68.319 DEN Nadja Aaboe Sloth Favour Gersdorf 68.617 67.553 68.191 69.574 67.66 68.411 (9)
9. 67.745 DEN Betina Jæger Fogo de Lyw 66.596 69.681 69.468 65 67.979 67.700 (10)
10. 67.723 GER Lena Waldmann Cadeau Noir 67.766 67.34 68.511 67.872 67.128 67.636 (11)
11. 67.383 SWE Jacob Nørby Sørensen Vincent 65.745 67.66 68.298 69.681 65.532 68.840 (8)
12. 66.766 BEL Marc Peter Spahn Jeroen Poll 67.553 65.213 67.34 66.064 67.66 67.497 (12)
13. 65.511 DEN Anne Troensegaard Kipling TSF 67.872 65.213 65.638 64.468 64.362 66.013 (13)
14. 65.404 DEN Nana Christine Christiansen May-Day Graftebjerg 63.83 65.426 64.468 67.66 65.638 65.615 (14)
EL. DEN Marianne Yde Helgstrand Super Mario