Frederic Wandres on Duke of Britain Wins Hagen CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle, USA’s Anna Buffini/Davinia la Douce 4th

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Frederic Wandres on Duke of Britain. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

HAGEN, Germany, April 23, 2022–German team partnership of Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain FRH posted a personal best score for the second day to win the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night.

Frederic and the 15-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding, scored 83.630% for the first win in almost two years. The result was the best since scoring 82.855% at the same show a year ago. Frederic and Duke of Britain posted a personal best to place second in the Grand Prix in their pursuit of a start in the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August.

The Netherlands’ Dinja van Liere and the 10-year-old Hermès placed second on 82.760% after winning the Grand Prix.

Denmark’s Daniel Bachmann Andersen on Marshall-Bell, a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, was awarded 80.515% for third as they were in the Grand Prix.

Anna Buffini and Davinia la Douce. File photo. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Anna Buffini and Davinia la Douce had the pair’s best result and highest placing in Europe with a score of 78.350% for fourth place.

Anna of Rancho Sante Fe, California, and the 15-year-old Hanoverian mare competed in their first World Cup Final two weeks ago and in 2021 competed at three premier events in Germany and Austria, including the U.S. team at the Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Henning Lehrmann Christof Umbach Cesar Torrente Magnus Ringmark Katrina Wüst
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 83.630 GER Frederic Wandres Duke of Britain FRH 82.65 82.8 84.525 83.675 84.5 81.528 (1)
2. 82.760 NED Dinja van Liere Hermès 84.125 82.1 81 82.9 83.675 80.516 (3)
3. 80.515 DEN Daniel Bachmann Andersen Marshall-Bell 80.775 81.75 76.75 81.45 81.85 80.793 (2)
4. 78.350 USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce 78.725 77.225 78.25 78.35 79.2 77.323 (5)
5. 77.695 ESP José Antonio García Mena Divina Royal 77.65 77.425 77.15 78.025 78.225 76.998 (6)
6. 77.600 SWE Antonia Ramel Curiosity 75.725 80.05 76.25 77.825 78.15 76.070 (7)
7. 77.445 GER Semmieke Rothenberger Flanell 77.7 77.1 75.5 77.25 79.675 77.790 (4)
8. 76.725 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Edison 76 77.725 74.725 75.625 79.55 74.450 (11)
9. 76.090 DEN Charlotte Heering Bufranco 75.25 73 74.175 78.625 79.4 75.828 (8)
10. 75.870 SUI Estelle Wettstein Great Escape Camelot 73.85 76.6 78 75.65 75.25 75.495 (9)
11. 74.265 ESP Borja Carrascosa Laponia 75.675 75.275 72.975 73.25 74.15 75.046 (10)
12. 73.105 BEL Jorinde Verwimp Charmer 71.95 72.975 71.325 75.35 73.925 73.543 (14)
13. 72.305 GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend 70.5 74.95 68.975 74.575 72.525 73.608 (13)
14. 72.185 GBR Lara Butler Kristjan 72.9 71.6 70.625 70.925 74.875 74.362 (12)
15. 67.830 GER Hubertus Schmidt Beryll 28 69.8 67.8 70.4 68.025 63.125 70.132 (15)