Gareth Hughes & Sintano van Hof Olympia Win Britain’s Grand Prix Freestyle Championship

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Gareth Hughes on Sintano van Hof Olympia. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

SOMERFORD PARK, England, Sept. 18, 2020–Gareth Hughes and  his European Championship mount Sintano van Hof Olympia on Sunday won Britain’s Grand Prix Freestyle Championship.

Gareth and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding won on a score of 79.875% that was the highest ever for the pair, but it was a national competition with all British judges.

The duo squeezed by Kathleen Kröncke, the England-based German, that scored 79.550% for reserve champion on San Royal.

Kathleen and the 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding captured the Grand Prix title Saturday. She rode San Royal on German Nations Cup teams in 2018, before moving to Britain.

Britain’s Andrew Gould on Indigro, a nine-year-old KWPN stallion, was third on 77.950%.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle Championship

Judges: Stephen Clarke Fiona Wilson Peter Storr Nick Burton Isobel Wessels
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 79.875 GBR Gareth Hughes Sintano van Hof Olympia 78.750 79.250 82.375 78.625 80.375
2. 79.550 GER Kathleen Kröncke San Royal 3 80.375 80.000 80.375 78.500 78.500
3. 77.950 GBR Andrew Gould Indigro 78.500 79.750 76.625 77.500 77.375
4. 76.100 GBR Daniel Sherriff I’m Bayford Hall Incognito 74.500 79.250 75.750 76.375 74.625
5. 75.325 GBR Hayley Watson-Greaves Rubins Nite 79.125 72.250 76.500 73.500 75.250
6. 74.700 GBR Laura Tomlinson Fallatijn 73.625 77.250 72.000 75.375 75.250
7. 72.825 GBR Andrew Gould Genie 71.375 74.750 73.625 71.000 73.375
8. 70.700 GBR Lara Butler Kristjan 71.125 70.875 70.125 69.750 71.625
9. 70.350 GBR Paul Friday Hawtins Horatio 71.625 69.000 70.375 70.375 70.375
10. 69.975 GBR Lisa Marriott Valucio DH Z 73.875 68.000 68.625 69.250 70.125