Carl Hester on Fame Makes It 2 for 2 in Debut at Tolbert, Winning CDI3* Grand Prix Special & Grand Prix

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Carl Hester and Fame in the debut event for the pair at Tolbert in the Netherlands.

TOLBERT, Netherlands, Apri 15, 2023–Carl Hester made it two for two on his new ride, Fame, winning the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday in the same dominating fashion he took the Grand Prix in their debut performance a day earlier.

Carl, a six-time Olympian for Great Britain and the 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion, scored 76.936% for the victory. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday on 75.891%.

Fame was competed at Big Tour by Fiona Bigwood, a member of the family ownership group, for a year until last October.

Finland’s Emma Kanerva on Feldrose FRH, an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, scored 72.255% for runner-up, the same placing as the Grand Prix.

Hugo Pereira of Portugal on the 13-year-old Lusitano Falsario LS was third on 71.596%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: Barbara Ardu Mary A. Robins Lars Andersson Paula Nysten Vincenzo Truppa
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 76.936 GBR Carl Hester Fame 75.319 76.809 78.404 76.702 77.447
2. 72.255 FIN Emma Kanerva Feldrose FRH 71.489 70.957 73.511 72.128 73.191
3. 71.596 POR Hugo Pereira Falsario LS 71.383 69.149 72.660 71.915 72.872
4. 68.787 GER Bianca Nowag-Aulenbrock Queolito 68.723 66.489 71.277 68.191 69.255
5. 68.723 SWE Carl Hedin Van der Veen 68.617 67.872 68.617 68.404 70.106
6. 68.383 NED Karen Nijvelt Elysias 69.787 67.553 69.787 66.596 68.191
7. 68.298 IRL Abigail Lyle Giraldo 67.660 67.872 69.362 67.979 68.617
8. 68.128 SWE Emma Jönsson Gerion 67.979 66.702 68.298 69.255 68.404
9. 67.766 ESP Severo Jurado López Be A Womaniser 67.234 66.170 68.511 66.702 70.213
10. 67.404 IRL Judy Reynolds Faisao 68.936 68.085 66.170 66.383 67.447
11. 67.000 AUS William Matthew Mysterious Star 64.894 66.809 69.149 67.340 66.809
12. 66.298 NED Gerdine Maree Holiday 65.128 67.681 67.574 64.489 66.617
13. 65.851 SWE Nina Karlsson Strandagergards Danoir 66.915 65.426 63.617 65.532 67.766
14. 64.851 BEL Marc Peter Spahn Jeroen Poll 64.043 63.298 65.426 64.574 66.915
15. 63.830 NED Jennifer Sekreve Hitmaker 65.319 63.830 60.106 63.404 66.489