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A Wellington win for Susan Pape and Harmony's V-Plus

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2024 19:07 GMT

Susan Pape, who is spending the winter season in Wellington, Florida, for the 2024 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), continued her good form with four top-two placings and a win at the second CDI of seven-part series (24 – 29 January 2024).

Susan Pape and Harmony's V-Plus c Susan Stickle

Riding the 10-year-old stallion Harmony’s V-Plus (Vivaldi x Fürst Romancier), pictured last year, Susan placed second to Germany’s Felicitas Hendricks (Drombusch OLD) in the CDI4* Grand Prix before winning the CDI4* Grand Prix Special on a strong score of 71.979%.

“It’s only V-Plus’s third Grand Prix Special,” Pape told AGDF. “In the beginning he wasn’t sure where he had to go, but he felt focused and stayed very with me. He’s pretty amazing already, but give him a couple more months to gain strength and he will be a really nice Grand Prix horse.”

Competing in the CDI3* with Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation’s 15-year-old stallion Harmony’s Eclectisch (Zenon Olivi), Susan also took the runner-up spot in both the Grand Prix and Special on scores of 68.609% and 69.617% respectively.

The AGDF features seven weeks of CDI competition over three months and runs through to 31 March.

Results – top five
CDI4* Grand Prix (Qual. for GPS/GPFS)
1. Felicitas Hendricks and Drombusch OLD, 72.457% (GER)
2. Susan Pape and Harmony’s V-Plus, 72.413% (GBR)
3. Caroline Darcourt and Lord Django, 70.196% (SWE)
4. Pablo Gómez Molina and Ulises de Ymas, 70.152% (ESP)
5. Jan Ebeling and Jubi’s Tenacity, 70.065% (USA)

CDI4* Grand Prix Special
1. Susan Pape and Harmony’s V-Plus, 71.979% (GBR)
2. Pablo Gómez Molina and Ulises de Ymas, 70.042% (ESP)
3. Michael Klimke and Domino 957, 68.149% (GER)
4. Jennifer Hoffmann and Rondoro Noblesse, 67.958% (USA)

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle
1. Felicitas Hendricks and Drombusch OLD, 78.790% (GER)
2. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Devanto, 77.110% (SWE)
3. Caroline Darcourt and Lord Django, 76.890% (SWE)
4. Jan Ebeling and Jubi’s Tenacity, 75.400% (USA)
5. Hope Cooper and Flynn PCH, 72.375% (USA)

CDI3* Grand Prix (Qual. for GPS)
1. Jennifer Williams and Joppe K, 68.848% (USA)
2. Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch, 68.609% (GBR)
3. Erin Nichols and Elian Royale, 67.696% (USA)
4. Camille Carier Bergeron and Sound of Silence 4, 67.457% (CAN)
5. Ariana Chia and Guateque, 66.870% (CAN)

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
1. Erin Nichols and Elian Royale, 70.468% (USA)
2. Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch, 69.617% (USA)
3. Jemma Heran and Saphira Royal 2, 68.787% (AUS)
4. Pablo Gómez Molina and Servus Ymas, 68.510% (ESP)
5. Jennifer Williams and Joppe K, 68.362% (USA)

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Photo © Susan Stickle