Charlotte Jorst & Nintendo at 19 Wins Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix In 9th Year at Big Tour

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Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo. File photo. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 17, 2022–Charlotte Jorst and 19-year-old Kastel’s Nintendo won the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday for the third victory so far this year in the ninth year of their Big Tour partnership.

The score for Charlotte of Reno, Nevada and th KWPN stallion of 72.326% kept them in third place on the rankings for American combinations to go to Europe for selection of the U.S. team for the world championships in Herning, Denmark Aug. 5-8.

Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey on Serenade MF placed second on 71.348% in only the second CDI Grand Prix for the adult amateur rider and the nine-year-old American-bred Hanoverian mare. Serenade is one of several horses she found as youngsters and is developing for top sport, including Serenade, Donatella and Candescent competing at CDI Grand Prix.

Japan’s Kiichi Harada on Sir Galanto was third on 69.696% and a result to qualify the duo for the world championships.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Charlotte of the horse she has competed numerous times on both sides of the Atlantic including the 2016 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. “He just keeps getting better and better. He was so happy in there.”

She said she wants to go Europe with the squad of about eight combinations for selection of the U.S. championship team. Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper and Adrienne Lyle on Salvino are ranked at the top. Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo the third pair on the Olympic silver medal team, is yet to compete since the Games although they have been in Wellington for the winter circuit.

Charlotte said this is Nintendo’s last international competition year and will go to her farm in Reno for her daughter to learn dressage and also to breed.

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel Ilja Vietor Michael Osinski Omar Zayrik Anne Prain
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 72.326 USA Charlotte Jorst Kastel’s Nintendo 73.152 71.957 73.37 73.696 69.457
2. 71.348 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 70.435 70.435 72.5 70.435 72.935
3. 69.696 JPN Kiichi Harada Sir Galanto 68.478 69.022 70.543 69.674 70.761
4. 68.478 ARM Carrie Schopf Saumur 67.5 69.022 67.826 67.391 70.652
5. 68.130 CAN Pia Fortmüller Kartsevo Goldfinch 66.522 69.13 67.174 68.587 69.239
6. 67.391 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 66.413 68.478 68.37 66.957 66.739
7. 67.239 CAN Ariana Chia Fiderflame 67.174 68.587 66.087 66.522 67.826
8. 67.174 USA Hope Cooper Flynn PCH 65.435 68.587 65.978 67.609 68.261
9. 67.152 USA Lehua Custer F.J. Ramzes 64.674 67.935 66.848 67.283 69.022
9. 67.152 USA Anna Marek Fire Fly 63.043 69.022 67.826 68.37 67.5
11. 66.652 USA Katie Duerrhammer Paxton 64.348 68.804 66.63 65.978 67.5
12. 66.457 USA Mikala Münter Skyfall 66.848 65.435 66.196 66.304 67.5
13. 65.522 USA Eliane Cordia Van Reesema Codiak 64.239 64.239 65.543 66.848 66.739
14. 62.739 SUI Barbara Bertschinger Sonnenberg’s Solisco CH 61.848 65.326 62.283 63.587 60.652
15. 61.913 GUA Alexandra Dominguez Thomas Etanga 59.891 62.065 63.043 62.717 61.848