Netherlands Wins Rotterdam CDIO5* Nations Cup Gold, USA Silver, Sweden Bronze

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Netherlands CDIO5* Nations Cup winning team at Rotterdam. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 25, 2022–The Netherlands won the CDIO5* Nations Cup gold Saturday with the United States taking silver and Sweden bronze. Home town favorite Dinja van Liere and Hermès won the Grand Prix Special while Patrik Kittel on Blue Hors Zepter captured the Freestyle.

Dinja and the 10-year-old stallion Hermès scored 77.957% to finish atop the Special Grand Prix standings. The score for Patrik Kittel and Blue Hors Zepter in the Freestyle was 80.465%.

Top placing Americans were Alice Tarjan on Serenade MF third on 71.191% in the Special and Ashley Holzer on Valentine scoring 76.420% for fifth in the Freestyle.

Final team standings after the Grand Prix, Special and Freestyle: 1. Netherlands 25 points; 2. USA 39; 3. Sweden 39; 4. France 54; 5. Great Britain 61; Belgium 71, and Switzerland 77. The tie on 39 points between USA and Sweden was broken in favor of the Americans based on results in the Grand Prix.

Dutta Corp. USA silver medal Nations Cup team at Rotterdam CDIO5*. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Dinja van Liere and Hermès, the hometown favorites, won the Grand Prix Special on 77.957% in drizzling rain that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Dutch crowd. Dinja and the 10-year-old KWPN stallion led the Netherlands to the top of the standings along with the United States after the Grand Prix.

Nicole Wego-Engelmeyer riding Saphira Royal as an individual after Germany withdrew from the competition was second on 72.553%.

Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey and the American-bred Serenade MF, a nine-year-old mare, were third on 71.191%.

Katie Duerrhammer of Greenwood Village, Colorado who placed seventh in the Grand Prix on Paxton had difficulties in the Special and placed 14th on 66.064%.

The victory in the Freestyle by Patrik Kittel and Blue Hors Zepter pulled Sweden level with the USA on points, but the tie was broken by the results from the Grand Prix which favored the Americans. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

 

Dinja van Liere and Hermès with first place in the Special cemented Hollland’s lead in the Nations Cup even beforte the freestyle. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

 

The ride on Serenade MF was only the second European event for Alice Tarjan who placed third in the Grand Prix Special. She rode Candescent in Aachen, Germany last year. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

CDIO5* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel Raphaël Saleh Peter Storr Elke Ebert Susanne Baarup
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 77.957 NED Dinja van Liere Hermès 76.489 76.383 81.596 77.340 77.979 78.371 (1)
2. 72.553 GER Nicole Wego-Engelmeyer Saphira Royal 2 71.489 72.660 74.362 71.809 72.447 73.270 (2)
3. 71.191 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 69.468 70.000 71.702 71.915 72.872 72.941 (3)
4. 70.298 GBR Gareth Hughes KK Dominant 70.319 70.213 70.638 70.745 69.574 69.934 (10)
5. 70.170 SWE Jeanna Hogberg Astoria 71.170 70.000 70.000 70.106 69.574 70.239 (8)
6. 70.085 SWE Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Devanto 69.043 69.574 72.660 68.936 70.213 71.498 (4)
7. 69.979 FRA Corentin Pottier Gotilas du Feuillard 69.362 70.106 69.894 70.957 69.574 71.336 (6)
8. 68.979 GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend 69.362 69.574 70.000 67.553 68.404 71.351 (5)
9. 68.915 BEL Lore Vandeborne Ikke-Pia V/D Bergerhoeve 68.723 68.191 68.936 69.043 69.681 70.214 (9)
10. 68.894 FRA Pauline Basquin Sertorius de Rima Z IFCE 68.511 70.213 69.362 66.277 70.106 70.298 (7)
11. 67.808 NED Lynne Maas Eastpoint 66.702 67.766 67.872 68.617 68.085 69.124 (12)
12. 67.255 SUI Charlotta Rogerson Famora 65.957 66.809 69.574 67.128 66.809 68.754 (13)
13. 66.553 SUI Delia Eggenberger Fairtrade 65.532 66.702 67.553 66.064 66.915 67.000 (14)
14. 66.064 USA Katie Duerrhammer Paxton 66.489 65.532 65.638 65.532 67.128 69.406 (11)
15. 56.043 BEL Laurence Roos Fil Rouge 56.915 53.723 57.766 56.596 55.213 57.544 (15)

CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Elke Ebert Susanne Baarup Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel Raphaël Saleh Peter Storr
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 80.465 SWE Patrik Kittel Blue Hors Zepter 80.650 80.150 80.550 80.900 80.075 79.546 (2)
2. 78.590 NED Emmelie Scholtens Indian Rock 77.225 77.000 79.700 81.550 77.475 82.539 (1)
3. 78.085 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss 76.850 78.350 79.075 77.875 78.275 77.496 (3)
4. 77.455 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 76.975 76.975 77.100 77.975 78.250 76.020 (5)
5. 76.420 USA Ashley Holzer Valentine 76.875 74.675 77.050 76.500 77.000 75.590 (6)
6. 75.515 GBR Richard Davison Bubblingh 75.375 75.525 77.800 73.225 75.650 73.936 (8)
7. 74.650 BEL Charlotte Defalque Botticelli 74.675 74.375 74.925 73.750 75.525 76.716 (4)
8. 74.635 SUI Estelle Wettstein Great Escape Camelot 74.450 75.100 74.800 74.900 73.925 73.071 (9)
9. 74.340 BEL Larissa Pauluis First-Step Valentin 74.575 71.225 75.650 74.525 75.725 70.482 (10)
10. 73.340 SWE Jacob Nørby Sørensen Sheeran 73.475 74.100 74.200 71.000 73.925 74.866 (7)
11. 70.110 SUI Carla Aeberhard Delioh von Buchmatt CH 70.650 69.650 70.925 70.325 69.000 66.628 (12)
12. 69.420 GBR Lisa Marriott Valucio DH Z 70.050 69.275 70.450 69.500 67.825 68.686 (11)
13. 68.205 FRA Charlotte Chalvignac Icaro Das Figueiras 68.275 67.275 68.800 68.900 67.775 66.469 (13)