Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Won by Jennifer Williams & Joppe K, Summit Farm Future Challenge St. Georges to Charlotte Jorst & Zhaplin Langholt

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Jennifer Williams on Joppe K riding to victory in the Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 27, 2022–Jennifer Williams and Joppe K won the Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix Sunday, just two weeks after being undecided whether to stay at Small Tour or begin moving to top sport.

Charlotte Jorst on the spectacular moving Zhaplin Langholt captured the Summit Farm Future Challenge Prix St. Georges with a performance to give confidence to seek a start at Aachen, the premier European event.

The Future Challenge finals of qualifiers throughout the Global Dressage Festival winter circuit are designed as stepping stones to international high performance sport. Qualifiers, as are the finals, are staged in Global’s centerpiece international arena before panels of international judges–three of the five judges were top ranked FEI 5*.

Jennifer, of Olympia, Washington who was U.S. Grand Prix champion on Millione two years ago, was awarded 70.052% on Joppe K in the Lövsta final of the Global Dressage Festival winter circuit series.

Joppe, an eight-year-old KWPN gelding (Harmony’s Rousseau x Santano), displayed “an element of fire in there that I was loving, and that I think gave him that extra spark in the test… that quality for the future.”

Australia’s Kelly Layne and Fernando. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kelly Layne, a Wellington-based Australian Olympic team rider, was runner-up on Fernando with 68.815%. The result on Fernando, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Foundation 2 x Sandro Hit), came after Kelly curtailed her competition schedule this winter to deal with family health issues.

Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey, on Jane, an eight-year-old KWPN mare (Desperado x Metall) scored 68.368% for third place. Jane is among the string of horses she finds as youngsters and develops, including three Big Tour Grand Prix horses, Serenade MF, Candescent and Donatella M.

Alice also competed Summersby II, a seven-year-old Oldenburg mare, (Sezuan x Sandro Hit) in the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges.

Charlotte Jorst on Zhaplin Langholt in the Summit Farm Future Challenge Prix St. Georges. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Charlotte Jorst, among the top contenders with Kastel’s Nintendo for a European tour to decide the U.S. team for the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August, received a score of 75.029% on Zhaplin Langholt for the Prix St. Georges.

Charlotte, of Reno, Nevada, who admits she hates getting up early, was awake by 7 a.m. and found Zhaplin, a nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Glock’s Zonick x Stendinger) relaxed and ready to go.

If she had known that Bianca Berkoldt of Loxahatchee, Florida on Imperial had scored 74% “I would’ve had a nervous breakdown.” Instead, she said, “I just went in there today to do my best and so did he. And he just went, and I had a mistake-free test.’

Bianca who had ridden Imperial, a nine-year-old KWPN mare (Charmeur x Vivaldi) on the American Nations Cup team two weeks ago, scored 74.117% for runner-up.

Bianca Berktold on Imperial. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Canada’s Shannon Dueck on Angelika MW, on the seven-year-old Oldenburg mare (Franziskus x Welt Hit II) were third on 70.911%

Results:

Lövsta Future Challenge – Developing Grand Prix

Judges: Kurt Christensen Maarten Van der Heijden Stephen Clarke Peter Storr Marlena Gruca Rucinska
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 70.052 USA Jennifer Williams Joppe K 70.921 70.921 70.131 70.657 67.631
2. 68.815 AUS Kelly Layne Fernando 69.605 68.947 69.473 68.684 67.368
3. 68.368 USA Alice Tarjan Jane 68.815 68.684 69.605 68.026 69.21
4. 67.394 USA Devon Kane Gyllebo’s Vamos 66.315 67.236 66.973 68.684 67.763
5. 66.552 USA Nicole Levy Imposant MC 65.789 68.684 65.394 66.052 66.842
6. 65.920 USA Sarah Tubman Balia 64.868 67.368 67.631 65 64.736

Summit Farm Future Challenge Final – Prix St. Georges

Judges: Peter Storr Marlena Gruca Rucinska Sandra Hotz Sven-Günter Rothenberger Thomas Kessler
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 75.029 USA Charlotte Jorst Zhaplin Langholt 76.617 73.088 74.264 75.882 75.294
2. 74.117 USA Bianca Berktold Imperial 78.823 72.794 74.705 71.323 72.941
3. 70.911 CAN Shannon Dueck Angelika MW 74.117 70.588 70.441 69.852 69.558
4. 69.264 USA Alice Tarjan Summersby II 70.882 67.794 69.852 68.823 68.97
5. 67.558 USA Ali Potasky Inxs 66.911 68.676 67.205 69.117 65.882
6. 66.970 USA Geñay Vaughn Fleur Noir WSHS 68.529 66.029 65.294 68.235 66.764
7. 66.676 USA Jaime Dancer Supremont 65 65.441 65.882 69.558 67.5
8. 65.940 USA Susanne Benne Liebling 66.911 66.029 63.97 65.735 67.058
9. 64.146 USA Jan Ebeling Zitat 65 63.97 62.352 65.294 64.117