Frederic Wandres Rides Bluetooth to Victory in Lyon World Cup Freestyle

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Frederic Wandres of Germany riding Bluetooth OLD. File photo. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

LYON, France, Nov. 3, 2023–Frederic Wandres of Germany rode Bluetooth OLD to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Friday in the last competition for the German team rider before heading to Florida for the Wellington winter circuit.

Frederic and the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 83.415% for the musical performance to give the pair a double victory here and the ninth win so far this year, six.

Frederic and Bluetooth. ranked No. 7 in the world, were on Germany’s silver medal team at the European Championships two months ago.

He told dressage-news.com that this was the last competition before leaving for Florida at the end of December. Frederic rides for Hof Kasselmann of Hagen, Germany that operates a farm in the Wellington area and owns Bluetooth. Frederic was the top money earner on Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival circuit last winter.

Denmark’s Nanna Skodberg Merrald on Blue Hors St. Schufro, 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion, was awarded 82.995% for runner-up, as they were in the Grand Prix.

Pauline Basquin of France rode Sertorius de Rima Z IFCE to a personal best score of 80.815% for third place. Pauline and the 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by the Institut Francaise du Cheval de l’Equitation, have made a significant impact with high placings in premier events this year.

Stuttgart, Germany is the next Western European League qualifier for the World Cup Final in Saudi Arabia next April.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
Rank Competitor Score E H C M B
1.
Frederic Wandres (GER)
Bluetooth OLD
83.415% 84.150 83.900 85.175 82.350 81.500
2.
Nanna Skodborg Merrald (DEN)
Blue Hors St. Schufro
82.995% 85.150 81.775 83.725 82.225 82.100
3.
Pauline Basquin (FRA)
Sertorius de Rima Z IFCE
80.815% 81.800 79.100 81.400 80.525 81.250
4.
Patrik Kittel (SWE)
Forever Young HRH
80.610% 80.175 82.675 77.850 83.225 79.125
5.
Emmelie Scholtens (NED)
Indian Rock
79.830% 79.050 78.625 80.400 81.225 79.850
6.
Morgan Barbançon (FRA)
Habana Libre A
78.320% 76.425 79.025 79.575 77.700 78.875
7.
Thamar Zweistra (NED)
Hexagon’s Ich Weiss
78.080% 79.925 75.750 78.150 76.975 79.600
8.
Larissa Pauluis (BEL)
Flambeau
76.535% 76.425 76.000 78.050 77.475 74.725
9.
Nicolas Wagner-Ehlinger (LUX)
Quater Back Junior FRH
76.180% 76.125 77.800 76.975 73.775 76.225
10.
Bianca Nowag-Aulenbrock (GER)
Florine OLD
75.625% 75.100 73.925 77.325 74.375 77.400
11.
Diana Porsche (AUT)
Douglas
75.590% 74.200 75.675 77.375 74.375 76.325
12.
Alexandre Ayache (FRA)
Jolene
74.725% 74.325 74.825 75.950 73.500 75.025
13.
Arnaud Serre (FRA)
James Bond de Massa
74.580% 73.325 74.500 75.725 73.775 75.575
14.
Grete Ayache (EST)
Vertigo
73.860% 73.275 74.350 74.175 72.600 74.900
15.
Young-Shik Hwang (KOR)
Delmonte 7
72.880% 73.225 74.300 70.575 71.550 74.750
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