Dorothee Schneider Rides Sisters Act to Personal Best Score to Win Aarhus CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Dorothee Schneider on Sisters Act MT OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

AARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 23, 2022–Dorothee Schneider rode Sisters Act MT OLD to a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday.

The German team rider and the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare scored 74.213% for the win, the third in seven starts since beginning Grand Prix two months ago. The pair competed in the world young horse championships at five, six and seven years of age.

Denmark’s Andreas Helgstrand and the eight-year-old Danish Warmblood mare Queenparks Wendy that won the Grand Prix was runner-up in the Special on 73.085%. Andreas and Wendy, that won the Grand Prix a day earlier, was also successful at the ages of five and seven in the world young horse championships.

There was a wide range of scores between the five judges with three awarding Dorothee and Sisters Act the top place . Two chose the Danish pair, one with a high score of 77.447% while another awarded 69.681%.

Charlotte Heering of Denmark and Bufranco, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding, was third on 71.106%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Jacques van Daele Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel Elke Ebert Maria Colliander Hans-Christian Matthiesen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 74.213 GER Dorothee Schneider Sisters Act MT OLD 75.957 75.319 71.702 73.191 74.894
2. 73.085 DEN Andreas Helgstrand Queenparks Wendy 77.447 71.064 69.681 74.362 72.872
3. 71.106 DEN Charlotte Heering Bufranco 71.277 73.617 70.851 69.787 70.000
4. 70.298 GER Juliane Brunkhorst Aperol 69.787 70.638 69.574 70.532 70.957
5. 70.085 DEN Nadja Aaboe Sloth Favour Gersdorf 70.745 70.745 71.383 68.191 69.362
6. 69.957 DEN Anna Zibrandtsen Quel Filou 67.660 70.106 68.191 72.021 71.809
7. 69.404 FIN Emma Kanerva Mist of Titanium OLD 71.170 68.936 69.574 67.872 69.468
8. 69.340 ESP Cristian Tudela Ruiz Blue Hors Zick Flower 67.340 70.319 69.362 71.277 68.404
9. 68.532 SWE Emma Jönsson Gerion 67.340 68.298 69.681 69.362 67.979
10. 68.277 DEN Trine Mittag Gammelenggårds Easy 66.596 67.447 70.851 67.872 68.617
11. 67.234 SWE Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Devanto 64.681 68.085 69.043 68.511 65.851
12. 66.872 FIN Yvonne Österholm Ironman H 67.021 67.234 66.596 67.021 66.489
13. 66.596 DEN Marianne Yde Helgstrand Super Mario 67.234 68.511 66.064 66.383 64.787
14. 65.575 DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Zackton 66.915 64.043 65.426 65.638 65.851
15. 65.213 NED Jeanine Nekeman Ferrari 64