Carina Cassøe Krüth & Heiline’s Danciera Win Aarhus World Cup Grand Prix Leading Danish Sweep of Top 4 Places in Pursuit of Start at Omaha Final

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Carina Cassøe Krüth on Heiline’s Danciera. File photo. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

AARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 22, 2022–Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heiline’s Danciera won the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday to lead a Danish sweep of the top four places in the  opening leg in Western Europe to earn a start at the Final of the championship in Omaha next April.

Carina and the 11-year-old Danish Warmblood mare scored 77.079% for the win by the world championship team gold medal partnership. The duo competed for Denmark at the Tokyo Olympics as well as their first first World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany in April.

Nanna Merrald Rasmussen and Blue Hors St. Schufro, 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion, was runner-up on 74.605% in only the third Big Tour Grand Prix for the pair, one early last year and the second in July. Nanna rode Blue Hors Zack on Denmark’s teams at the world championships and the Tokyo Games.

Andreas Helgstrand and the eight-year-old Jovian were third on 74.579%. The KWPN black stallion was world champion at ages five and seven and began Grand Prix in May this year.

Daniel Bachmann Andersen on Zippo M.I., 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, was fourth on 74.079%.

The Freestyle to earn points toward qualifying for the Final is scheduled for Sunday. This competition is one of 11 in Western Europe to fill one of nine spots reserved for the region in the Final lineup of 18 combinations. One spot also goes to the defending champion, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB. The Germany rider needs to compete in two qualifiers to get a start in Omaha that would bring Western Europe’s total to 10.

The number of contenders even before the Western European league (WEL) began is already crowded with 21 riders having garnered points from qualifiers in other leagues that have been carried over to WEL.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges:
Judges: Susanne Baarup Elke Ebert Maria Colliander Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel Hans-Christian Matthiesen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 77.079 DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Danciera 75.526 78.026 75.526 77.368 78.947 75.663 (2)
2. 74.605 DEN Nanna Merrald Rasmussen Blue Hors St. Schufro 75.000 74.079 76.184 73.684 74.079 75.776 (1)
3. 74.579 DEN Andreas Helgstrand Jovian 76.579 74.079 74.079 74.079 74.079 75.238 (3)
4. 74.079 DEN Daniel Bachmann Andersen Zippo M.I. 76.053 72.632 72.895 76.184 72.632 75.048 (4)
5. 72.816 GER Dorothee Schneider Faustus 94 73.553 73.684 70.000 73.553 73.289 74.358 (5)
6. 72.737 FIN Emma Kanerva Greek Air 73.421 73.947 71.842 73.421 71.053 72.583 (6)
7. 72.474 GER Helen Langehanenberg Annabelle 110 73.553 71.974 71.711 72.105 73.026 72.526 (7)
8. 71.211 DEN Anna Kasprzak Addict De Massa 72.237 71.579 70.921 69.211 72.105 72.086 (8)
9. 71.079 NED Emmelie Scholtens Desperado N.O.P. 70.395 73.947 69.211 71.053 70.789 69.941 (10)
10. 69.632 DEN Lone Bang Zindorff Thranegaardens Rostov 70.263 67.237 69.474 71.711 69.474 71.128 (9)
11. 69.368 SWE Jacob Nørby Sørensen Sheeran 70.395 66.316 69.868 70.921 69.342 69.456 (12)
12. 69.105 MAR Yessin Rahmouni All at Once 68.816 69.079 67.500 71.184 68.947 69.794 (11)
13. 68.447 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 69.079 68.158 66.579 69.737 68.684 68.872 (14)
14. 68.210 SWE Johanna Due Boje Mazy Klovenhoj 68.947 67.368 70.395 66.184 68.158 69.279 (13)
15. 64.342 NOR Mathilde Merethe Klaesson Sandbæks Rio EL 61.711 66.842 65.921 64.474 62.763 65.264 (16)
16. 62.105 BEL Marc Peter Spahn Jeroen Poll 63.132 64.447 59.711 61.816 61.421 65.461 (15)