Germany Leads Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup, USA 2nd, Canada 3rd

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Michael Klimke of Germany on Harmony’s Sanrino in the Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup. © 2022 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 17, 2022–Michael Klimke on Harmony’s Sanrino RHP  and Christoph Koschel on Dünensee posted personal best scores in the Grand Prix to give Germany the lead in the CDIO3* Nations Cup Thursday with the United States not far behind and Canada standing third.

Michael and the 13-year-old Oldenburg stallion scored 71.152% that was the highest Big Tour score plus a bonus of 1.5% in the mixed Prix St. Georges/Grand Prix first stage of the two-day team competition.

Christoph Koschel on Dünensee, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, was awarded 71.022%, also to receive a 1.5% bonus, for second place in the Grand Prix.

Both horses are owned by Americans–Sanrino by Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation of Kiowa, Colorado for whom Michael rides, and Dünensee by Diamante Farms of Wellington, Florida.

Katie Duerrhammer of Greenwood Village, Colorado on Quartett was the highest scoring Grand Prix combination for USA with 70.152%. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Bianca Berktold of Loxahatchee, Florida on Imperial was top placed in the Prix St. Georges segment with a score of 72.441%.

Bianca Berktold and Imperial of the USA were the top scoring of four combinations in the Prix St. Georges. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Nations Cup team standings after the first of two days of competition:

1. Germany – 217.204
2. USA – 215.419
3. Canada – 203.891

CDIO3* Nations Cup Grand Prix

Knut Danzberg Stephen Clarke Carlos Lopes Anne Prain Ilja Vietor
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.152 GER Michael Klimke Harmony’s Sanrino RHP 71.63 70.109 70.543 74.022 69.457
2. 71.022 GER Christoph Koschel Dünensee 70.326 71.087 72.609 71.413 69.674
3. 70.152 USA Katie Duerrhammer Quartett 68.696 69.457 73.587 69.783 69.239
4. 69.826 USA Benjamin Ebeling Indeed 70.87 69.457 70.87 69.239 68.696
5. 68.087 USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC 68.913 67.609 67.5 67.826 68.587
6. 65.522 CAN Evi Strasser Déjà Vu Tyme 63.913 65.761 64.674 66.522 66.739
7. 65.457 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 66.413 67.935 63.37 64.348 65.217
8. 63.239 CAN Pia Fortmüller Frieda 63.804 60.978 62.935 62.935 65.543

 

CDIO3* Nations Cup Prix St. Georges

Judges: Carlos Lopes Anne Prain Ilja Vietor Michael Osinski Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 72.441 USA Bianca Berktold Imperial 70.147 73.088 72.353 73.971 72.647
2. 72.030 GER Frederic Wandres Dolciario 72.647 72.794 71.765 71.618 71.324
3. 71.530 GER Lars Ligus Soccer City 71.765 74.118 69.706 72.5 69.559
4. 69.912 CAN Beatrice Boucher Summerwood’s Limei 68.971 69.118 69.706 70.294 71.471