Frederic Wandres on German Team Mount Duke of Britain Wins Aachen CDI4* Special, USA’s Erin Nichols on Elian Royale 3rd in Young Rider Individual

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Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain FRH. © 2023 Lily Forado

AACHEN, Germany, June 30, 2023–Frederic Wandres of Germany rode Duke of Britain FRH to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Friday to make it two-for-two at the World Equestrian Festival. Britain’s Annabella Pidgley on Espe won the Young Rider Individual competition with the USA’s Erin Nichols on Elian Royale placing third.

Frederic and the 16-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding that he rode on Germany’s 2022 World Championship team scored 75.894% for the win a day after capturing the Grand Prix.

Britain’s Charlotte “Lottie” Fry on the 12-year-old gelding Lars van de Hoenderheide was runner-up on 75.128%.

Annabella Pidgley on the nine-year-old Espe, her 2022 European Junior Championship team and Freestyle silver medalist partner, was awarded 74.441% for the win. Annabella is competing Vamos Amigos in the CDIO5* Nations Cup that she is allowed to do as an 18-year-old.

Erin Nichols of Yorba Linda, California, and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding Elian Royale was third on 71.029%.

Erin Nichols on Elian Royale in Aachen’s World Equestrian Frestival Young Rider individual competition. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Judges: E-Kurt Christensen H-Ulrike Nivelle C-Maria Colliander M-Frederico Pinteus B-Eduard de Wolff van Westerrode

Place Rider

Total
Horse

1
Frederic Wandres
GER
75.894
2
Charlotte Fry
GBR
75.128
3
Katharina Hemmer
GER
73.957
4
Daniel Bachmann
DEN
73.851
5
Matthias Alexander Rath
GER
73.660
6
Emma Kanerva
FIN
71.745
7
Andreas Helgstrand
DEN
71.617
8
Bianca Nowag-Aulenbrock
GER
70.894
9
Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier
GER
68.489
10
Laura Tomlinson
GBR
65.340
Place Rider

Total
Horse

1
Annabella Pidgley
GBR
74.441
2
Hedda Thunberg
SWE
71.059
3
Erin Nichols
USA
71.029
4
Anna Derlien
GER
70.882
5
Mado Pinto
FRA
70.853
6
Alexander Yde Helgstrand
DEN
70.618
7
Greta Busacker
GER
70.471
8
Moritz Treffinger
GER
70.382
9
Robin Heiden
NED
70.000
10
Jette De Jong
BEL
69.441
11
Christian Simonson
USA
69.088
12
Paul Jöbstl
AUT
65.765