Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Dalera Win Special for 2nd Gold at European Championships, Denmark’s Nanna Skodborg Merald on Zepter Takes Silver,

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With Denmark fans in the background, Nanna Skodborg Merrald riding Blue Hors Zepter at the European Championships. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

RIESENBECK, Germany, Sept. 8, 2023–Olympic champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB won the Grand Prix Special for their second gold medal at these European Championships while Denmark’s Nanna Skodborg Merrald on Blue Hors Zepter earned silver and Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep took bronze.

The personal best score of 82.796% on the 15-year-old gelding Zepter was a a breakthrough for Nanna, claiming her first senior individual medal. She placed second in the World Cup Final in Omaha last April and was on Denmark’s gold medal team at last year’s World Championships.

“I think it was a dream coming true today,” said Nanna. “I knew that it was possible for me to fight for the medals this year. But I also knew that I was up against three amazing, strong women who could do the thing. So I really had so much focus on doing my test today, do it as good as possible, every step, one step at a time.

“It’s all the small details that matters. So yeah, during the test, I was just so focused and really, really warm. I could also feel that. And a little bit nervous. But, so, not a lot of emotions during the test. Just all the time thinking forward, thinking what do I have to do next. And then after, when I finished the last half, I had the feeling that I’ve done everything I could. And I really loved that feeling. And the crowd supported me as well. And, yeah, then when I heard the scores, it was unbelievable.”

As with the team Grand Prix Thursday, top place in the Special belonged to Germany’s Jessica and Dalera, the 16-year-old Trakehner mare, on a personal best score of 85.593%.

There were what she described as “blips” in the ride but it did not appear to have a significant imact.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB in the European Championships Grand Prix Special. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

 

Charlotte Dujardin took third place on the 10-year-old Imhotep on 82.583%.

She described “Pete,” as “an amazing horse, I mean, he’s phenomenal to ride. I can’t quite go, right, 10 now Pete, let’s go. Because he’s like, ah! You know, so I have to like, just hold his hand. Next year, I can go for 10.”

Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotepin the European Championships Grand Prix Special. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

European Championships Grand Prix Special

Judges: K-Michael Osinski E-Maria Colliander H-Kurt Christensen C-Isobel Wessels M-Ulrike Nivelle B-Eduard de Wolff van Westerrode F-Raphaël Saleh

Rank HNR Competitor Nation K E H C M B F Total

Placed competitors

33 TSF Dalera BB Jessica von Bredow-Werndl ger 85.957 % 84.574 % 83.830 % 85.851 % 84.894 % 87.340 % 86.702 % 85.593 %
16.000,00 EUR
dbay / 16y. / M / TRAK / Easy Game / Handryk / 105AH62 / Owner: Béatrice A. Buerchler-Keller / Breeder: Silke Druckenmüller (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.)
14 Blue Hors Zepter Nanna Skodborg Merrald den 82.021 % 84.149 % 82.021 % 85.745 % 81.596 % 83.511 % 80.532 % 82.796 %
13.000,00 EUR
chest / 15y. / G / OLDBG / Blue Hors Zack / Wolkentanz II / 105AK05 / Owner: Blue Hors Aps / Breeder: Bernhard Sieverding (3.) (2.) (2.) (2.) (3.) (3.) (4.)
28 Imhotep Charlotte Dujardin gbr 83.298 % 82.340 % 80.319 % 83.191 % 83.404 % 81.596 % 83.936 % 82.583 %
8.000,00 EUR
chest / 10y. / G / KWPN / Everdale / Vivaldi / 107EI64 / Owner: Carl Hester, Coral Ingham / Breeder: T Huizing (2.) (3.) (4.) (4.) (2.) (5.) (2.)
4. 29 Glamourdale Charlotte Fry gbr 81.064 % 79.362 % 81.383 % 84.043 % 80.000 % 83.617 % 82.872 % 81.763 %
5.000,00 EUR
black / 12y. / S / KWPN / Lord Leatherdale / Negro / 105HH76 / Owner: Van Olst Horses, Charlotte Fry / Breeder: J. W. Rodenburg (5.) (4.) (3.) (3.) (4.) (2.) (3.)
5. 30 Fame Carl Hester gbr 81.596 % 79.255 % 78.936 % 81.064 % 79.574 % 82.660 % 77.660 % 80.106 %
3.500,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / KWPN / Bordeaux / Rhodium / 105XJ20 / Owner: Fiona Bigwood, Penny Bigwood, Anders Dahl, Mette Bigwood / Breeder: V.O.F G. o M. Gerritsen (4.) (5.) (5.) (5.) (5.) (4.) (6.)
6. 35 DSP Quantaz Isabell Werth ger 78.085 % 77.234 % 78.830 % 78.617 % 77.979 % 78.617 % 78.404 % 78.252 %
2.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / DSP (BRAND) / Quaterback / Hohenstein / 106CM92 / Owner: Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Victoria Max-Theurer / Breeder: Dr. Kathrin Damm (6.) (6.) (6.) (6.) (6.) (6.) (5.)
7. 34 Bluetooth OLD Frederic Wandres ger 77.660 % 77.021 % 76.489 % 78.191 % 76.596 % 76.702 % 76.702 % 77.052 %
1.500,00 EUR
dbay / 13y. / G / OLDBG / Bordeaux / Riccione / 104PV99 / Owner: Hof Kasselmann / Breeder: Gestüt Lewitz (8.) (9.) (8.) (7.) (7.) (7.) (7.)
8. 68 Dante Weltino OLD Therese Nilshagen swe 75.532 % 76.277 % 77.979 % 77.766 % 74.149 % 75.213 % 76.064 % 76.140 %
1.000,00 EUR
black / 16y. / S / OLDBG / Danone / Welt Hit II / 104VX30 / Owner: Dressurpferde Leistungsz + T. Nilshagen / Breeder: Olaf Bahls (10.) (12.) (7.) (8.) (15.) (10.) (8.)

Total: 50.000,00 EUR

Other, non-placed competitors

9. 48 Indian Rock Emmelie Scholtens ned 78.085 % 76.489 % 75.851 % 75.319 % 75.106 % 75.745 % 75.106 % 75.957 %
dbay / 10y. / S / KWPN / Apache / Vivaldi / 106DI84 / Owner: Black Horses BV, Ad Valk / Breeder: J. de Bruijn (6.) (10.) (13.) (9.) (9.) (8.) (12.)
10. 13 Heiline’s Danciera Carina Cassøe Krüth den 75.106 % 77.234 % 76.170 % 74.149 % 74.362 % 75.745 % 76.064 % 75.547 %
black / 12y. / M / DWB / Fuerstenball OLD / De Niro / 105GZ66 / Owner: Poul Thøgersen / Breeder: Stald Heiline (13.) (6.) (9.) (14.) (14.) (8.) (8.)
11. 11 Vayron Daniel Bachmann Andersen den 75.745 % 77.234 % 76.064 % 74.255 % 73.936 % 74.043 % 75.213 % 75.213 %
bay / 12y. / S / WESTF / Vitalis / Gloster / 106ND62 / Owner: Rudolf Spiekermann / Breeder: Heinrich Sterthoff (9.) (6.) (10.) (13.) (16.) (16.) (11.)
12. 12 Jovian Andreas Helgstrand den 74.574 % 76.489 % 75.957 % 74.681 % 74.574 % 74.787 % 72.234 % 74.757 %
dbay / 9y. / S / KWPN / Apache / Tango / 106OD73 / Owner: Helgstrand Dressage A/s / Breeder: E.T.Ten Bosch (15.) (10.) (12.) (11.) (13.) (12.) (22.)
13. 67 Touchdown Patrik Kittel swe 75.106 % 75.213 % 74.043 % 74.681 % 75.106 % 73.511 % 75.426 % 74.727 %
bay / 11y. / G / SWB / Quaterback / Sack / 105SH67 / Owner: Sommarkvarn AB / Breeder: Verbena Dressage (13.) (13.) (17.) (11.) (9.) (17.) (10.)
14. 31 Classic Briolinca Gareth Hughes gbr 75.426 % 73.085 % 76.064 % 74.149 % 75.851 % 75.000 % 72.979 % 74.651 %
bay / 17y. / M / KWPN / Trento B / Royal Dance / 104HK07 / Owner: Gareth Hughes, Julia Hornig, Rebecca Hughes, Ruby Hughes / Breeder: Gebr van der Steen,den Dungen (11.) (20.) (10.) (14.) (8.) (11.) (18.)
15. 52 Total Hope OLD Isabel Freese nor 75.426 % 74.574 % 73.830 % 74.894 % 74.894 % 72.766 % 73.298 % 74.240 %
black / 11y. / S / OLDBG / Totilas / Blue Hors Don Schufro / 106DN00 / Owner: Lone Boegh-Henriksen, Paul Schockemöhle Hengsthaltung GmbH / Breeder: Christine Arns-Krogmann (11.) (15.) (18.) (10.) (12.) (20.) (16.)
16. 25 Habana Libre A Morgan Barbançon fra 74.574 % 72.660 % 74.149 % 73.723 % 75.106 % 74.362 % 74.894 % 74.210 %
chest / 11y. / G / KWPN / Zizi Top / United / 106DK30 / Owner: Morgan Barbançon / Breeder: Ackermans (15.) (21.) (15.) (16.) (9.) (14.) (13.)
17. 49 Habibi DVB Marlies van Baalen ned 73.617 % 73.511 % 74.681 % 73.404 % 73.191 % 74.681 % 71.489 % 73.511 %
chest / 11y. / G / KWPN / Blue Hors Don Schufro / Johnson TN / 105QG30 / Owner: Dressuurstal van Baalen B.V., Titus de Vries / Breeder: Dressuurstal van Baalen (18.) (17.) (14.) (18.) (18.) (13.) (23.)
18. 26 Sertorius de Rima Z Ifce Pauline Basquin fra 72.660 % 75.213 % 71.277 % 73.511 % 72.553 % 73.511 % 74.574 % 73.328 %
dbay / 13y. / G / ZANG / Sandro Hit / Voltaire Pref / 106BC57 / Owner: Institut Francais du Cheval et de L’Equitation / Breeder: Marine Ferte (21.) (13.) (24.) (17.) (21.) (17.) (14.)
19. 32 Thiago GS Matthias Alexander Rath ger 73.936 % 73.191 % 73.404 % 71.702 % 73.085 % 72.021 % 73.617 % 72.994 %
chest / 10y. / S / OLDBG / Totilas / Warkant / 106DD08 / Owner: Gestüt Schafhof / Breeder: A.-K.Linsenhoff u.Klaus-M.Rath (17.) (18.) (19.) (22.) (20.) (22.) (15.)
20. 9 Flambeau Larissa Pauluis bel 72.872 % 74.149 % 72.660 % 72.340 % 73.191 % 73.191 % 70.957 % 72.766 %
bay / 13y. / G / KWPN / Ampere / Zeoliet / 106TF94 / Owner: Caroline Lepage, Emmanuel Lepage / Breeder: J.van Eijkelenburg (20.) (16.) (22.) (21.) (18.) (19.) (25.)
21. 60 Zonik Hit João Pedro Moreira por 72.660 % 73.191 % 74.149 % 71.064 % 71.915 % 72.128 % 72.766 % 72.553 %
black / 10y. / G / OLDBG / Zonik N.O.P. / Diamond Hit / 107HE62 / Owner: Marta Moreira / Breeder: Steve Lewinski (21.) (18.) (15.) (25.) (24.) (21.) (19.)
22. 51 Hexagon’s Ich Weiss Thamar Zweistra ned 73.191 % 71.596 % 72.447 % 73.191 % 72.021 % 74.362 % 70.213 % 72.432 %
grey / 10y. / S / NRPS / Hexagon?S Rubiquil / Negro / 106UA71 / Owner: Stal Hexagon B.V. / Breeder: Stal Hexagon/van Lieren (19.) (23.) (23.) (19.) (22.) (14.) (28.)
23. 4 Abegglen FH NRW Victoria Max-Theurer aut 71.915 % 70.000 % 73.298 % 73.191 % 73.298 % 70.213 % 73.191 % 72.158 %
13y. / G / WESTF / Ampere / Carabas / 106DE76 / Owner: Elisabeth Max-Theurer, Gestüt Vorwerk / Breeder: Christa Nagelschmidt-Terwort (24.) (25.) (20.) (19.) (17.) (25.) (17.)
24. 2 Fidertraum OLD Florian Bacher aut 71.170 % 71.702 % 71.170 % 71.702 % 71.064 % 71.383 % 72.447 % 71.520 %
bay / 14y. / G / OLDBG / Fidertanz 2 / Rubinstein I / 105RK08 / Owner: Verena Bacher / Breeder: Claus Fenske (28.) (22.) (25.) (22.) (25.) (23.) (21.)
25. 18 Quincallo de Indalo Alejandro Sánchez del Barco esp 71.702 % 69.681 % 72.872 % 71.383 % 72.021 % 70.106 % 70.000 % 71.109 %
grey / 12y. / S / PRE / Esbelto VII / Bandolero LXII / 105BT11 / Owner: Martín Lorca, José Luis / Breeder: Yeguada Indalo (26.) (26.) (21.) (24.) (22.) (26.) (29.)
26. 24 Jolene Alexandre Ayache fra 72.553 % 68.191 % 70.426 % 70.957 % 70.426 % 70.957 % 72.553 % 70.866 %
bay / 11y. / M / DWB / Johnson TN / Continue / 107OJ41 / Owner: Abdulkarim Barake / Breeder: Tove Lund Bovbjerg (23.) (29.) (27.) (26.) (26.) (24.) (20.)
27. 47 Quater Back Junior FRH Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger lux 71.915 % 70.213 % 71.170 % 69.894 % 69.681 % 69.681 % 70.532 % 70.441 %
chest / 14y. / G / HANN / Quaterback / Bonheur / 104IN23 / Owner: Soc.Hippique et d’Elevage S.A./N.Wagner / Breeder: Gerd Janssen (24.) (24.) (25.) (27.) (28.) (27.) (26.)
28. 27 James Bond de Massa Arnaud Serre fra 71.702 % 68.617 % 68.191 % 69.574 % 70.000 % 68.617 % 70.532 % 69.605 %
bay / 9y. / S / PSH / Bravour B / Xaquiro Cip / 106OF70 / Owner: Francoise Niclaus / Breeder: Sylvain Massa (26.) (28.) (29.) (29.) (27.) (29.) (26.)
29. 46 Imperador Dos Cedros Fie Christine Skarsoe lux 68.617 % 69.043 % 70.319 % 69.894 % 69.255 % 68.830 % 71.170 % 69.590 %
grey / 10y. / S / LUSIT / Rubi / Hostil / 105ZR30 / Owner: Manon Ackermann / Breeder: Coudelaria Quinta Dos Cedros (29.) (27.) (28.) (27.) (29.) (28.) (24.)
30. 50 Hero Devenda Dijkstra ned 67.872 % 67.553 % 66.809 % 68.298 % 67.340 % 68.617 % 66.596 % 67.584 %
chest / 11y. / G / KWPN / Johnson TN / Oo-Seven / 107HF65 / Owner: Jan Pieter Dalsem, Laurens van Lieren / Breeder: J.L.van de Moosdijk (30.) (30.) (30.) (30.) (30.) (29.) (30.)