Germany’s Frederic Wandres & Bluetooth Win Achleiten CDI4* Grand Prix Special for 7th Victory of Year

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Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

ACHLEITEN, Austria, May 8, 2022–Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth OLD of Germany posted a personal best score to win the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Sunday for a double victory at the first European show for the partnership this year.

Frederic and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 74.809% to surpass the previous best of 73.192% set a year ago give the pair the seventh win of the year. The duo  recorded five wins in six starts at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida over the winter.

Laura Strobel and Valparaiso were awarded 70.340% for second, the same placing as in the Grand Prix at this debut event for the German pair.

The 11-year-old Westfalen stallion was competed by Victoria Max-Theurer of Austria in four starts for four wins at Small Tour in 2019.

Austria’s Renate Voglsang on Fürst Ferdinand zur Fasanenhöhe, a 13-year-old Bavarian gelding, were third on 69.191%.

Anna Buffini and FRH Davinia la Douce, 15-year-old Hanoverian mare, scored 67.404% for fifth place.

This was the third competition for Anna, of Rancho Santa Fe, California in Europe this spring including the World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany last month.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Christof Umbach Alice Schwab Cesar Torrente Susanne Baarup Raphael Saleh
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 74.809 GER Frederic Wandres Bluetooth OLD 74.362 74.787 74.362 75.319 75.213
2. 70.340 GER Laura Strobel Valparaiso 2 70.745 70.851 68.617 71.17 70.319
3. 69.191 AUT Renate Voglsang Fürst Ferdinand zur Fasanenhöhe 69.574 69.787 70 69.468 67.128
4. 68.064 AUT Katharina Haas Let It Be 11 69.362 68.191 66.596 68.83 67.34
5. 67.404 USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce 68.723 67.447 66.489 67.766 66.596
6. 67.213 AUT Diana Porsche Douglas 68.085 66.596 67.021 67.128 67.234