Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Dalera captures European Championship Freestyle Gold, Charlotte “Lottie” Fry on Glamourdale Silver, Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep Bronze

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European Championships Freestyle medalists Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (center) gold, Charlotte “Lottie” Fry (right) silver, Charlotte Dujardin (left) bronze.

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

RIESENBECK, Germany, Sept. 10, 2023–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode TSF Dalera BB to victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday for a sweep of the gold medals at the European Championships. Charlotte “Lottie” Fry on Glamourdale was runner-up for silver and fellow Briton Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep took bronze. All three were personal best scores.

Jessica, who led the German team to gold as well as winning individual gold by taking the Grand Prix Special, scored 92.818% to win the Freestyle on the 16-year-old Trakehner mare on which she was Tokyo Olympic champion.

“I was so happy with my first entrance that I forgot to give the right aids in the ones,” she laughed. “But anyway, the most important word for today… is just thank you. Thank you to my dancing partner. She is the most reliable and honest and athletic partner you could wish for.”

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera BB to Grand Prix Freestyle for a sweep of European Championship gold medals. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

“Lottie” Fry came into these championships for the much-anticipated first head-to-head competition with Jessica and Dalera. Jessica was out of the sport pregnant with her second child when Glamourdale, now 12 years old, won the World Championship a year ago.

She was on the British team that won gold Thursday, but was out of the Grand Prix Special medals.

“I guess a little relief that we’re back on the podium,” she said after becoming runner-up on 92.379% for the musical performance, “but I think it’s mainly just excitement. And yeah, I’m just super happy. The feeling that he gave me in there today, I was like, okay, we’re really back on track now. And the first two tests maybe weren’t like I had hoped they would be. But yeah, today it was the most incredible feeling. And yeah, I’m pretty speechless, to be honest.”

Charlotte “Lottie” Fry on Glamourdale earning silver in the European Championships Freestyle. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Bronze went to Charlotte Dujardin on the 10-year-old Imhotep, the gelding that she competed at only three events this year after gving birth to her first child, Isabella, six months ago.

Coming into today it was very, very exciting,” she said.

She she received her new music just this week to replace scores she had previously from Valegro’s catalog.

Today, she said was the first time she rode the new music from Tom Hunt.

“I just was so excited to ride today because I knew how to fight the top three to get a medal,” she said she thought. “It’s going to be incredible. We’re going to fight to the bitter end for that medal, for those top three medals. And I mean, the scores there, oh, I mean, you know, it’s so close.

“And, you know, for me to go out there today in a full crowd, I mean, how is it? It’s so, for me, it’s the biggest buzz to go out there in that sort of atmosphere, ride out to a full crowd.”

Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep in the European Championships Freestyle. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

Glamourdfale was

European Championships Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges:

K-Maria Colliander E-Eduard de Wolff van Westerrode H-Raphaël Saleh C-Ulrike Nivelle M-Michael Osinski B-Kurt Christensen F-Isobel Wessels
Rank HNR Competitor Nation K E H C M B F Total

Placed competitors

33 TSF Dalera BB Jessica von Bredow-Werndl ger  Tech.:  84.250 91.500 87.000 85.750 88.000 88.500 85.250 92.818 %
35.000,00 EUR
dbay / 16y. / M / TRAK / Easy Game / Handryk / 105AH62 / Owner: Béatrice A. Buerchler-Keller / Breeder: Silke Druckenmüller  Art.:  97.000 98.400 99.200 99.600 98.000 98.000 99.000
 Total  90.625
(2)
94.950
(1)
93.100
(1)
92.675
(1)
93.000
(1)
93.250
(1)
92.125
(2)
29 Glamourdale Charlotte Fry gbr  Tech.:  83.500 92.000 87.000 84.500 87.750 84.750 88.000 92.379 %
25.000,00 EUR
black / 12y. / S / KWPN / Lord Leatherdale / Negro / 105HH76 / Owner: Van Olst Horses, Charlotte Fry / Breeder: J. W. Rodenburg  Art.:  98.000 97.600 99.000 99.600 96.800 96.000 98.800
 Total  90.750
(1)
94.800
(2)
93.000
(2)
92.050
(3)
92.275
(2)
90.375
(2)
93.400
(1)
28 Imhotep Charlotte Dujardin gbr  Tech.:  83.000 90.250 84.500 85.250 85.000 84.000 85.750 91.396 %
16.000,00 EUR
chest / 10y. / G / KWPN / Everdale / Vivaldi / 107EI64 / Owner: Carl Hester, Coral Ingham / Breeder: T Huizing  Art.:  97.200 96.200 98.000 99.200 97.000 96.000 98.200
 Total  90.100
(3)
93.225
(3)
91.250
(3)
92.225
(2)
91.000
(4)
90.000
(3)
91.975
(3)
4. 14 Blue Hors Zepter Nanna Skodborg Merrald den  Tech.:  81.000 86.500 84.000 82.500 85.500 82.250 85.500 89.546 %
9.000,00 EUR
chest / 15y. / G / OLDBG / Blue Hors Zack / Wolkentanz II / 105AK05 / Owner: Blue Hors Aps / Breeder: Bernhard Sieverding  Art.:  93.800 92.800 98.200 97.400 96.800 92.400 95.000
 Total  87.400
(5)
89.650
(4)
91.100
(4)
89.950
(4)
91.150
(3)
87.325
(4)
90.250
(4)
5. 35 DSP Quantaz Isabell Werth ger  Tech.:  81.250 84.000 81.750 79.750 81.750 81.500 81.500 88.407 %
7.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / DSP (BRAND) / Quaterback / Hohenstein / 106CM92 / Owner: Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Victoria Max-Theurer / Breeder: Dr. Kathrin Damm  Art.:  95.800 91.400 95.600 99.000 96.200 92.800 95.400
 Total  88.525
(4)
87.700
(5)
88.675
(5)
89.375
(5)
88.975
(5)
87.150
(5)
88.450
(5)
6. 68 Dante Weltino OLD Therese Nilshagen swe  Tech.:  80.000 81.000 79.500 77.250 79.500 79.500 80.500 86.132 %
4.000,00 EUR
black / 16y. / S / OLDBG / Danone / Welt Hit II / 104VX30 / Owner: Dressurpferde Leistungsz + T. Nilshagen / Breeder: Olaf Bahls  Art.:  91.600 88.400 93.000 95.600 94.600 90.600 94.800
 Total  85.800
(6)
84.700
(7)
86.250
(6)
86.425
(6)
87.050
(6)
85.050
(7)
87.650
(6)
7. 30 Fame Carl Hester gbr  Tech.:  79.000 88.000 76.000 78.250 78.000 81.000 79.750 85.461 %
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  Art.:  91.800 95.200 93.200 94.200 92.400 90.800 89.600
 Total  85.400
(7)
86.225
(6)
84.600
(9)
86.225
(8)
85.200
(8)
85.900
(6)
84.675
(10)
8. 13 Heiline’s Danciera Carina Cassøe Krüth den  Tech.:  77.500 82.000 78.750 76.500 80.750 78.500 79.500 84.664 %
3.000,00 EUR
black / 12y. / M / DWB / Fuerstenball OLD / De Niro / 105GZ66 / Owner: Poul Thøgersen / Breeder: Stald Heiline  Art.:  88.800 86.000 91.800 90.000 91.800 90.000 93.400
 Total  83.150
(10)
84.000
(8)
85.275
(8)
83.250
(9)
86.275
(7)
84.250
(8)
86.450
(9)
9. 34 Bluetooth OLD Frederic Wandres ger  Tech.:  78.250 79.000 80.000 78.750 78.750 79.750 79.250 84.568 %
2.500,00 EUR
dbay / 13y. / G / OLDBG / Bordeaux / Riccione / 104PV99 / Owner: Hof Kasselmann / Breeder: Gestüt Lewitz  Art.:  89.400 84.600 92.000 93.800 88.800 87.400 94.200
 Total  83.825
(8)
81.800
(9)
86.000
(7)
86.275
(7)
83.775
(9)
83.575
(9)
86.725
(8)
10. 52 Total Hope OLD Isabel Freese nor  Tech.:  77.750 76.000 76.000 74.000 76.250 76.250 80.250 82.593 %
2.500,00 EUR
black / 11y. / S / OLDBG / Totilas / Blue Hors Don Schufro / 106DN00 / Owner: Lone Boegh-Henriksen, Paul Schockemöhle Hengsthaltung GmbH / Breeder: Christine Arns-Krogmann  Art.:  89.400 84.800 88.600 88.000 90.600 85.000 93.400
 Total  83.575
(9)
80.400
(10)
82.300
(10)
81.000
(12)
83.425
(10)
80.625
(11)
86.825
(7)
11. 67 Touchdown Patrik Kittel swe  Tech.:  76.000 74.500 75.250 75.500 74.500 74.750 75.750 81.118 %
2.500,00 EUR
bay / 11y. / G / SWB / Quaterback / Sack / 105SH67 / Owner: Sommarkvarn AB / Breeder: Verbena Dressage  Art.:  88.600 84.200 87.600 88.800 88.400 84.000 87.800
 Total  82.300
(11)
79.350
(12)
81.425
(11)
82.150
(11)
81.450
(12)
79.375
(12)
81.775
(11)
12. 48 Indian Rock Emmelie Scholtens ned  Tech.:  76.250 77.500 76.750 78.250 77.750 75.000 77.500 80.936 %
2.500,00 EUR
dbay / 10y. / S / KWPN / Apache / Vivaldi / 106DI84 / Owner: Black Horses BV, Ad Valk / Breeder: J. de Bruijn  Art.:  84.800 81.800 86.000 93.800 88.200 80.000 85.600
 Total  80.525
(12)
79.650
(11)
81.375
(12)
82.975
(10)
82.975
(11)
77.500
(16)
81.550
(12)
13. 26 Sertorius de Rima Z Ifce Pauline Basquin fra  Tech.:  73.750 75.250 75.750 74.250 72.750 76.750 75.750 79.561 %
2.500,00 EUR
dbay / 13y. / G / ZANG / Sandro Hit / Voltaire Pref / 106BC57 / Owner: Institut Francais du Cheval et de L’Equitation / Breeder: Marine Ferte  Art.:  82.200 82.000 85.200 85.400 85.400 85.400 84.000
 Total  77.975
(15)
78.625
(13)
80.475
(13)
79.825
(15)
79.075
(14)
81.075
(10)
79.875
(16)
14. 25 Habana Libre A Morgan Barbançon fra  Tech.:  76.000 73.500 74.000 75.000 73.250 75.750 76.000 79.521 %
2.000,00 EUR
chest / 11y. / G / KWPN / Zizi Top / United / 106DK30 / Owner: Morgan Barbançon / Breeder: Ackermans  Art.:  84.600 82.200 84.000 86.800 85.600 81.000 85.600
 Total  80.300
(13)
77.850
(17)
79.000
(14)
80.900
(13)
79.425
(13)
78.375
(14)
80.800
(14)
15. 49 Habibi DVB Marlies van Baalen ned  Tech.:  72.750 74.500 72.250 75.000 73.250 75.750 74.250 78.882 %
2.000,00 EUR
chest / 11y. / G / KWPN / Blue Hors Don Schufro / Johnson TN / 105QG30 / Owner: Dressuurstal van Baalen B.V., Titus de Vries / Breeder: Dressuurstal van Baalen  Art.:  84.000 82.200 83.800 86.600 84.400 80.800 84.800
 Total  78.375
(14)
78.350
(15)
78.025
(15)
80.800
(14)
78.825
(15)
78.275
(15)
79.525
(17)
16. 9 Flambeau Larissa Pauluis bel  Tech.:  71.500 75.250 72.250 70.500 71.500 73.250 75.750 78.000 %
2.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / KWPN / Ampere / Zeoliet / 106TF94 / Owner: Caroline Lepage, Emmanuel Lepage / Breeder: J.van Eijkelenburg  Art.:  83.000 81.600 83.800 82.800 84.000 80.400 86.400
 Total  77.250
(16)
78.425
(14)
78.025
(15)
76.650
(17)
77.750
(16)
76.825
(17)
81.075
(13)
17. 11 Vayron Daniel Bachmann Andersen den  Tech.:  70.500 74.500 69.750 71.000 72.750 76.500 75.500 77.279 %
2.000,00 EUR
bay / 12y. / S / WESTF / Vitalis / Gloster / 106ND62 / Owner: Rudolf Spiekermann / Breeder: Heinrich Sterthoff  Art.:  78.000 82.000 77.600 84.200 82.000 81.800 85.800
 Total  74.250
(17)
78.250
(16)
73.675
(17)
77.600
(16)
77.375
(17)
79.150
(13)
80.650
(15)
18. 60 Zonik Hit João Pedro Moreira por  Tech.:  69.250 72.750 68.000 69.750 70.250 71.000 70.000 73.986 %
2.000,00 EUR
black / 10y. / G / OLDBG / Zonik N.O.P. / Diamond Hit / 107HE62 / Owner: Marta Moreira / Breeder: Steve Lewinski  Art.:  77.800 76.400 77.400 80.400 78.400 76.400 78.000
 Total  73.525
(18)
74.575
(18)
72.700
(18)
75.075
(18)
74.325
(18)
73.700
(18)
74.000
(18)

Total: 125,000.00 EUR