Australia’s Simone Pearce & Destano Win Gössendorf CDI4* Freestyle for Double Victory

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Simone Pearce and Destano. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

GÖSSENDORF, Austria, April 16, 2022–Australia’s Olympic partnership of Simone Pearce and Destano won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday for a double victory in the pair’s first Big Tour competition in this world championship year.

Simone and the 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion scored 77.770% for the musical performance in their first event since last September. The duo captured the Grand Prix Friday and now have recorded eight wins in two years at international Grand Prix.

Austria’s Ulrike Prunthaller on Bartlgut’s Quarz scored 76.435% for second, as they were on Frid,ay. Christian Schumach, also of Austria on Donna Karaco was third on 74.010%, also filling the same slot as in the Grand Prix.

Ulrike Prunthaller rode Bartlgut’s Quantum to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Special on 69.106% for an all-Austrian top placings.

Diana Porsche on Douglas were second on 67.808% with Jacqueline Toniutti on Stradivari third on 67.723%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Maria Colliander Elke Ebert Clive Halsall Eva-Maria
Vint-Warmington
Kurt Christensen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 77.770 AUS Simone Pearce Destano 78.65 75.575 77.375 79.25 78
2. 76.435 AUT Ulrike Prunthaller Bartlgut’s Quarz 77.675 75.25 77.25 76.75 75.25
3. 74.010 AUT Christian Schumach Donna Karacho 74.55 74.5 75 72.875 73.125
4. 73.585 SUI Charlotte Lenherr Sir Stanley W 74.825 73.225 74.25 72.875 72.75
5. 72.470 IRL Anna Merveldt Esporim 74.525 71.075 72.75 71.125 72.875
6. 72.135 AUT Katharina Haas Let It Be 11 73.625 74.125 70.875 70.625 71.425
7. 69.960 HUN Csaba Szokola Enying 72.35 71.075 68.75 69.375 68.25

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Elke Ebert Peter Holler Alice Schwab Maria Colliander Thomas Lang
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 69.106 AUT Ulrike Prunthaller Bartlgut’s Quantum 69.468 68.404 70.426 68.191 69.043
2. 67.808 AUT Diana Porsche Douglas 66.489 68.511 67.766 67.34 68.936
3. 67.723 AUT Jacqueline Toniutti Stradivari 66.702 67.66 68.404 68.085 67.766
4. 67.660 AUT Oliver Valenta Valenta’s Fantast 67.979 66.809 70 66.702 66.809
5. 67.319 AUT Isabella Willibald Richterhof’s Farbenfroh 67.872 65.745 69.043 67.021 66.915
6. 67.127 AUT Bettina Kendlbacher Don Alfredo 66.489 64.787 68.191 68.085 68.085
7. 66.851 AUT Katharina Haas Damon’S Dejaron 68.617 68.191 66.064 66.064 65.319
8. 66.149 AUT Anna Kleindienst-Jilly Done for Fun 3 65.745 66.064 66.809 66.383 65.745
9. 62.319 SWE Charlotte Haid Bondergaard Dixiland 63.511 60.851 62.553 62.553 62.128
SCR GER Lisa Müller Gut Wettlkam’s Stand By Me OLD
SCR AUS Simone Pearce Cristall 8