BD Abroad: Lier CDI4*/U25
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Under 25s European Champion Charlotte Fry made a winning return to the international arena at last week’s CDI Lier, hosted at the impressive Azelhof Horse Events centre, Belgium (27 February – 3 March 2019).
Making her CDI debut at U25s level with the Van Olst’s outstanding stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro), Charlotte strolled to two victories earning top marks of 71.43% in the 16 – 25 Grand Prix and 75.26% in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
Opting to step her European Champion partner up to senior level, Charlotte continued to make an impression finishing as best of the brits in the CDI4* Grand Prix with 69.65% and a creditable eigth place. The well-matched duo went on to score 69% in the Grand Prix Special for eighth. A busy week for the Yorkshire-born rider concluded with three more top ten placings, this time in the CDI4* Small Tour competitions with the Van Olst’s chestnut gelding Fendi T.
Emma Hindle and Romy Del Sol also enjoyed a fantastic show, the 13 year old mare by Blue Hors Romanov showed her talent for tenth in the Grand Prix scoring 69.02% and fifth in the Grand Prix Special with 70.06%.
A usually electric atmosphere at the busy show in Azelhof was sadly dampened by the news of the devastating barn fire at Gestut Erlenhof, home to the Rothenberger family who’d travelled to Belgium with their youngest daughter Semmieke to contest the Young Rider classes. The team at British Dressage send their sincere condolences.
Congratulations to all British riders who took part on some fantastic results.
Results of British riders
CDI4* Prix St Georges
1st Ann-Christin Wienkamp with Nymphenburgs First Choice, 72.23% (GER)
2nd Charlotte Fry with Fendi T, 71.73% (GBR)
CDI4* Intermediate I
1st Ann-Christin Wienkamp with Nymphenburgs First Choice, 71.47% (GER)
8th Charlotte Fry with Fendi T, 68.97% (GBR)
CDI4* Intermediate I Freestyle
1st Kristine Moller with Standing O’vation TSF, 76.78% (NED)
7th Charlotte Fry with Fendi T, 71.25%
CDI-U25 Grand Prix
1st Charlotte Fry with Everdale, 71.43% (GBR)
5th Ellen McCarthy with Belafonte, 63.48% (GBR)
CDI-U25 Grand Prix Freestyle
1st Charlotte Fry with Everdale, 75.26% (GBR)
4th Ellen McCarthy with Belafonte, 66.77% (GBR)
CDI4* Grand Prix
1st Nicolas Wagner with Quarter Back Junior, 72.84% (LUX)
8th Charlotte Fry with Dark Legend, 69.65% (GBR)
10th Emma Hindle with Romy Del Sol, 69.02% (GBR)
24th Sara Gallop with Bandreo, 63.87% (GBR)
26th Ben Martin with Dimaggik, 63.15% (GBR)
CDI4* Grand Prix Special
1st Nicolas Wagner with Quarter Back Junior, 75.55% (LUX)
5th Emma Hindle with Romy Del Sol, 70.06% (GBR)
8th Charlotte Fry with Dark Legend, 69.00% (GBR)
14th Sara Gallop with Bandreo, 63.53% (GBR)
CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle
1st Anne Meulendijks with MDH Avanti N.O.P, 76.44% (NED)
14th Ben Martin with Dimaggik, 63.94% (GBR)