Codi Harrison on Katholt’s Bossco 2023 US Grand  Prix Champion, Lehua Custer & F.J. Ramzes Win Freestyle for Reserve

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Codi Harrison on Katholt’s Bossco, 2023 Grand Prix champion. © 2023 SusanJStickle.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 26, 2023–Codi Harrison on Katholt’s Bossco became the 2023 U.S. Grand  Prix champion Saturday with Lehua Custer on F.J. Ramzes winning the Festival of Champions Grand Prix Freestyle to become reserve champion.

Codi of Wellington, Florida and the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding completed the three-phase national championship on 71.898% after their musical performance earned the pair 75.675% for third place. Three of the five judges–all Americans–placed the duo first. Codi and Bossco won both the Grand Prix and the Special.

Lehua, also based in Wellington, and the 13-year-old Ramzes bred at Cornell University in upstate New York, scored 76.350% to win the Freestyle and earn the pair a total of 70.536%, with scores of 69+ in both the Grand and the Special preventing them from challenging for the championship. One judge placed the combination at the top of the Freestyle.

Katie Duerrhammer and the 12-year-old Paxton were runners-up in the Freestyle on 75.775% and put the duo in third place overall.

Sabine Schut-Kery of San Marcos, California on the nine-year-old Sonnenberg’s Jersey won the Developing Prix St. Georges championship.

Sabine, who claimed the seven-year-old title on Gorgeous Latino a day earlier, rode the stallion to third place on 72.222% Saturday, but enough for a two-competition total of 71.999% to clinch the title.

David Blake of Encinitas, California on the eight-year-old mare Delilah won Saturday’s St. Georges on 73.240% and a total of 71.522% from the two competitions for reserve champion.

Lars Petersen, the Danish Olympian riding as an American in his first Festival of Champions, was runner-up on Giovanni – Bell in Saturday’s competition but the pair were eliminated from the initial outing and ended up 10th overall.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle
Rank Competitor Score E H C M B
1.
Lehua Custer (USA)
F.J. Ramzes
76.350% 74.725 76.325 75.875 78.675 76.150
2.
Katie Duerrhammer (USA)
Paxton
75.775% 75.050 74.300 76.575 77.825 75.125
3.
Codi Harrison (USA)
Katholt’s Bossco
75.675% 75.150 74.775 76.875 74.050 77.525
4.
Emily Miles (USA)
Java Dulce
74.320% 74.150 76.450 73.775 73.850 73.375
5.
Anna Marek (USA)
Fire Fly
74.205% 73.675 74.475 74.375 75.750 72.750
6.
Amy L Miller (USA)
Encore
73.580% 71.750 75.225 73.825 75.850 71.250
7.
Nora Batchelder (USA)
Faro SQF
71.625% 72.025 73.150 69.275 71.050 72.625
8.
James Koford (USA)
Hatsjie B
69.765% 71.050 68.200 70.075 72.100 67.400
9.
Michael Bragdell (USA)
Qredit Hilltop
69.410% 67.950 70.400 69.150 68.375 71.175
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Developing Prix St. Georges
Rank Competitor Score E C M
1.
David Blake (USA)
Delilah
73.240% 72.083 74.166 73.472
2.
Lars Petersen (USA)
Giovanni – Bell
72.222% 72.500 73.333 70.833
3.
Sabine Schut-Kery (USA)
Sonnenberg’s Jersey
72.222% 71.944 72.361 72.361
4.
Quinn Iverson (USA)
Gremlin 41
70.231% 69.861 70.138 70.694
5.
Brian Hafner (USA)
Runehøjs Shiva
68.750% 67.361 69.861 69.027
6.
Jane Karol (USA)
Vioretta
68.518% 68.611 69.583 67.361
7.
Lindsey Holleger (USA)
MW Weissgold
68.009% 68.333 65.416 70.277
8.
Hannah Bressler Jaques (USA)
Jim
66.805% 67.361 65.833 67.222
9.
Taryn Anderson (USA)
Fürst Romanov
66.805% 68.055 67.361 65.000
10.
Lars Petersen (USA)
S – Express
66.296% 67.222 66.805 64.861
11.
Elizabeth Bortuzzo (USA)
Der Fiete
63.935% 63.333 65.277 63.194
12.
Allison Dechant Nimmo (USA)
Altitude’s Sonegro PS
63.657% 63.611 63.750 63.611
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