Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale Posts Career High Grand Prix Special Score, First 80% to Dominate Opglabbeek CDI4*

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Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale. File photo. © Ken Braddicvk/dressage-news.com

OPGLABBEEK, Belgium, April 2, 2022–Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale posted a career high Grand Prix Special score and the first above 80% for victory in the Stentower Dressage Festival CDI4* a day after a Grand Prix personal best.

The result for Charlotte and the 11-year-old KWPN stallion of 80.979% beat their previous best of 77.170% set 11 months ago. The duo scored 77.696% in the Grand Prix Friday to beat their previous best of 76.761%.

The rider, now 26 years old, competed Everdale on Britain ‘s bronze medal team at the Tokyo Olympics. The Opglabbeek score beat the rider’s best on Everdale, Dark Legend and Chippendale that Charlotte also competes at top sport.

Charlotte won the world seven-year-old championship with Glamourdale in 2018.

Patrik Kittel, a three-time Olympian for Sweden, on Fuhur scored 74.277% for runner-up. Patrik and the 13-year-old Russian-bred gelding placed second in the Grand Friday, in the first international competition for the partnership.

Australia’s Lyndal Oatley, based in Germany with her husband, Patrik Kittel, and Elvive scored 73.191% for third. Lyndal and Elvive, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, were competing in their fourth Special.

Melissa Galloway of New Zealand and Windermere J’Obei W, on the rider’s first competition swing in Europe, were awarded a personal best 72.341% for fourth place. The previous best for Melissa and the 11-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding (Johnson TN x Pompeii XX) was 72.085% a month ago in their first European Big Tour event.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

1) Charlotte Fry, GBR – Glamourdale 80.979%
2) Patrik Kittel, SWE – Fuhur 6 74.277%
3) Lyndal Oatley, AUS – Elvive 73.191%
4) Melissa Galloway, NZL – Windermere J'Obei W 72.341%
5) Emma Kanerva, FIN – Greek Air 72.000%
6) Lara Butler, GBR – Kristjan 69.936%
7) Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier, GER – Valesco 50 69.872%
8) Lynne Maas, NED – Eastpoint 69.745%
9) Tommie Visser, NED – Genesis Begijnhoeve 69.425%
10) Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson, SWE – Moegelbjergs Romeo 68.745%
11) Jil-Marielle Becks, GER – Damon's Satelite NRW 68.043%
12) Mikaela Soratie, FIN – Hot Casanova 67.426%
13) Patrick van der Meer, NED – Sephora S 67.213%
14) Kira Wulferding, GER – Soiree D' Amour Old 66.340%
15) Larissa Pauluis, BEL – First- Step Valentin 65.915%