Sweden’s Patrik Kittel & Delaunay Win Budapest World Cup Grand Prix, Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath & Thiago Take CDI3* Grand Prix

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Patrik Kittel on Delaunay OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

BUDAPEST, Oct. 1–Sweden’s Patrik Kittel competing Delaunay OLD for the first time in almost 1 1/2 years won the World Cup Short Grand Prix Saturday. Matthias Alexander Rath of Germany and the nine-year-old Thiago GS captured the CDI3* Grand Prix.

Patrik and the 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 72.632% for the win.

Swedish team mate Antonia Ramel on Curiosity, 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding, placed second on 72.000%

Lyndal Oatley of Australia and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding, Eros, were third on 70.497%. Lyndal, based in Germany with her husband, Patrik, and Eros competed on the Australian team at the world championships in Denmark in August.

The Freestyle to earn points toward a prospective start at the World Cup Final in Omaha is scheduled for Sunday.

Matthias Alexander Rath and Thiago GS. File photo. © Stefan Lafrentz/Sportfotos-Lafrentz.de

Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath and the nine-year-old Thiago GS won the CDI3* Grand Prix.

Matthias and the Oldenburg stallion sired by Totilas scored 72.152% for the victory, the second since Thiago began Big Tour five months ago.

Hungary’s Nikolett Szalai and Willy the Hit, 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed second on 67.457%.

Results:

World Cup Short Grand Prix
Judges: E-LANG, Thomas-AUT H-HILLIER, Orsolya-HUN C-TOERNBLAD, Leif-DEN M-PRAIN, Anne-FRA B-MAX-THEURER Elisabeth-AUT

 

CDI3* Grand Prix
Judges: E-MAUREL, Bernard-FRA H-EBERT, Elke-GER C-MCMULLEN, Elizabeth-CAN M-FRANYÓ, Barbara-HUN B-VIETOR Ilja-SVK