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BD International: April roundup

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 10:09 GMT

With several international competitions taking place in the first few weeks of spring, we recap on the action and results at a host of April CDI and CPEDI fixtures. 

Carl Hester Tolbert

Tolbert CDI3*
 
Making his first overseas appearance since the FEI European Championships in 2021, Carl Hester visited Tolbert CDI 3* in the Netherlands (13 – 16 April) to present new ride Fame, owned by Fiona Bigwood, Penny Bigwood, Mette Dahl and Anders Dahl. Achieving a duo of wins, the well-suited combination scored 75.89% in the Grand Prix before going on to notch up 76.93% in the Grand Prix Special, leaving them four percent clear of the field. Next up for the Newent-based maestro is time on the UK CDI tour with visits to Windsor and Hickstead in May, with both the Fame (Bordeaux 28 x Rhodium) and Tokyo 2020 ride En Vogue.  

Results
CDI3* Grand Prix 
1. Carl Hester with Fame, 75.89% (GBR)

CDI3* Grand Prix Special 
1. Carl Hester with Fame, 76.93% (GBR)

Ottilie Bardlsley Lemans

Le Mans CDI4*/CDI1*/CDIU25/CDIY/J/P/Ch-A

A strong British contingent travelled to Le Mans in France to contest the CDI4*, CDI1*, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIJ, CDIP and CDICh-A competition taking place on 13 – 16 April 2023. British team stalwart Gareth Hughes made an overseas debut with his own, Rebecca Hughes and Julia Hornig’s Goldstrike L.E, with the chestnut Tango-sired gelding showing much promise in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special tests. Anna Ross produced Marcelo Tosi’s striking grey Habouche to a runner up position in the Grand Prix Special test, whilst Sarah Millis gained valuable mileage with the bright prospect Impressive VDC. Annabella Pidgley achieved a hattrick of wins a CDIU25 level in her first continental appearance with Sarah Pidgley’s successful Vamos Amigos, the duo built in confidence throughout the week and posted three impressive scores. Whilst in the CDI1* Small Tour competition, Sarah Higgins and pupils Ottilie Bardley and Sarah Rao achieved a week to remember; returning former youth team rider Ottilie made a sublime senior debut with the British-bred mare Hawtins Soave (Sir Donnerhall x Belissimo M) earning a clean sweep of top three placings, whilst Sarah also achieved strong results, including a close second position on day one, with Sarah Rao’s ten year old Samuel.

Competing alongside their fellow compatriots in the CDIO Youth Nations Cup, British youth riders riding as individuals enjoyed promising results. Lily Laughton made a winning international debut with Alicia Laughton's Skovborgs Romadinov, taking first place in the Young Rider Team Test, whilst Lilah Gibbs and her Dancier x Rubinstein gelding, Dude III, achieved strong results with podium placings in both the Young Rider Individual and Freestyle tests. The combination of Isabella Caldwell and Don Geniro, a Don Kennedy x Giorgione gelding owned by Alex Hua Tian, Pip Higgins, Pam Dews and Sarah Higgins, were best of the Brits in the Juniors, achieving third place in the Team and Freestyle tests. In the Pony division, Fleur Pocock, competing at her first overseas international, took fourth place in the Pony Team Test aboard Brouwershaven's Jasper, while Addington CDI winner, Mimi Kempster with Rachael Sinden-Kempster's Che Bello impressed at their first CDI abroad. Mimi and Che Bello, contesting the Children on Horses, started their week with second place in the Preliminary Test B and also took the runner-up spot in the Children Individual Test on a PB of 74.10%.   

Results
CDI4* Grand Prix 
1. Larissa Pauluis with First-Step Valentin, 69.87% (BEL) 
2. Gareth Hughes with Goldstrike L.E, 69.00% (GBR) 
4. Sarah Millis with Impressive VDC, 68.32% (GBR) 
5. Anna Ross with Habouche, 68.21% (GBR)

CDI4* Grand Prix Special 
1. Larissa Pauluis with First-Step Valentin, 70.10% (BEL) 
3. Anna Ross with Habouche, 69.00% (GBR) 
5. Gareth Hughes with Goldstrike L.E, 67.68% (GBR) 
8. Sarah Millis with Impressive VDC, 65.21% (GBR)

CDIU25 Intermediate II 
1. Annabella Pidgley with Vamos Amigos, 73.38% (GBR)

CDIU25 16-25 Grand Prix 
1. Annabella Pidgley with Vamos Amigos, 71.23% (GBR)

CDIU25 Grand Prix Freestyle 
1. Annabella Pidgley with Vamos Amigos, 76.78% (GBR)

CDI1* Prix St Georges 
1. Sarah Rao with Geniaal, 70.49% (CHN) 
2. Sarah Higgins with Samuel, 70.24% (GBR) 
3. Ottilie Bardsley with Hawtins Soave, 69.75% (GBR)

CDI1* Intermediate I  
1. Robbin Kleermans with Karldyr MB, 69.51% (NED) 
3. Ottilie Bardsley with Hawtins Soave, 68.87% (GBR) 
4. Sarah Higgins with Samuel, 67.74% (GBR)

CDI1* Intermediate I Freestyle 
1. Sarah Rao with Faydirmie ZH, 72.40% (CHN) 
2. Ottilie Bardsley with Hawtins Soave, 72.29% (GBR) 
4. Sarah Higgins with Samuel, 71.83% (GBR)

CDIY Young Rider Team Test
1. Lily Laughton with Skovborgs Romadinov, 71.56% (GBR)
7. Lilah Gibbs with Dude III, 65.98% (GBR)

CDIY Young Rider Individual Test
1. Jette de Jong with Heavenly Charming, 70.14% (BEL)
2. Lilah Gibbs with Dude III, 69.70% (GBR)
4. Lily Laughton with Skovborgs Romadinov, 68.13% (GBR)

CDIY Young Rider Freestyle
1. Mado Pinto with Joolz de la Gesse, 73.65% (FRA)
3. Lilah Gibbs with Dude III, 72.85% (GBR)
5. Lily Laughton with Skovborgs Romadinov, 71.10% (GBR)   

CDIJ Junior Team Test
1. Theresa Rosenkilde with Blue Hors Zwobber, 72.52% (DEN)
3. Isabella Caldwell with Don Geniro, 68.48% (GBR)
9. Sophie Hunt with Riesenstern, 65.85% (GBR)
11. Morgan Ray Haerr with Floran, 63.68% (GBR)
14. Megan Field with Bright Time, 61.97% (GBR) 

CDIJ Junior Individual Test
1. Theresa Rosenkilde with Blue Hors Zwobber, 69.75% (DEN)
4. Sophie Hunt with Riesenstern, 67.20% (GBR)
5. Isabella Caldwell with Don Geniro, 66.66% (GBR)
6. Morgan Ray Haerr with Floran, 66.12% (GBR)
13. Megan Field with Bright Time, 58.48% (GBR)

CDIJ Junior Freestyle
1. Theresa Rosenkilde with Blue Hors Zwobber, 75.19% (DEN)
3. Isabella Caldwell with Don Geniro, 70.32% (GBR)
4. Morgan Ray Haerr with Floran, 69.60% (GBR)
7. Sophie Hunt with Riesenstern, 69.04% (GBR)

CDIP Pony Team Test
1. Saga Gyllenglad with Brouwerij's Percival, 70.85% (SWE)
4. Fleur Pocock with Brouwershaven's Jasper, 69.95% (GBR)

CDIP Pony Individual Test
1. Wilma Holmgren with HB Dancing Daylight, 71.44% (SWE)
14. Fleur Pocock with Brouwershaven's Jasper, 63.82% (GBR)

CDIP Pony Freestyle
1. Veronica Pawluk with D'Artagnan 187, 78.11% (POL)
14. Fleur Pocock with Brouwershaven's Jasper, 63.37% (GBR)

CDICh-A Preliminary Competition Test B Children
1. Valentine Pavlovsky with Syrano, 73.71% (FRA)
2. Mimi Kempster with Che Bello, 73.59% (GBR)

CDICH-A Children Team Test
1. Paola Callet with Quickly des Paluds, 79.90% (FRA)
4. Mimi Kempster with Che Bello, 74.00% (GBR)

CDICh-A Children Individual Test
1. Paola Callet with Quickly des Paluds, 75.21% (FRA)
2. Mimi Kempster with Che Bello, 74.10% (GBR)

FULL RESULTS

Waregem CPEDI3*

Four talented British para dressage riders travelled to Waregem, Belgium, on 21 – 24 April and showed strong results throughout the week. Newark’s Gabriella Blake rode to two podium places with her own grey gelding Strong Beau, and only narrowly missed the hattrick with a first day fourth place. Nicola Naylor, Katie Radzik and Charlotte Cundall each achieved placings in their respective grades, with each rider improving on their scores throughout the week.  

Results
Grade I Grand Prix A 
1. Rihards Snikus with King of the Dance, 78.70% (LAT) 
4. Gabriella Blake with Strong Beau, 71.83% (GBR)

Grade I Grand Prix B 
1. Rihards Snikus with King of the Dance, 80.04% (LAT) 
3. Gabriella Blake with Strong Beau, 73.16% (GBR)

Grade I Freestyle 
1. Rihards Snikus with King of the Dance, 80.79% (LAT) 
3. Gabriella Blake with Strong Beau, 74.54% (GBR)

Grade IV Grand Prix A 
1. Kate Shoemaker with Quiana, 75.38% (USA) 
10. Nicola Naylor with Humberto L, 67.77% (GBR) 
14. Katie Radzik with Showkia, 66.50% (GBR)

Grade IV Grand Prix B 
1. Renee Igelski with Beyond Dreams, 71.91% (DEN) 
8. Nicola Naylor with Humberto L, 69.51% (GBR) 
10. Katie Radzik with Showkia, 69.10% (GBR)

Grade IV Grand Prix Freestyle
1. Kate Shoemaker with Quiana, 78.23% (USA)
6. Nicola Naylor with Humberto L, 72.86% (GBR)

Grade V Grand Prix A 
1. Britney De Jong with Caramba, 74.23% (NED) 
6. Charlotte Cundall with LJT Simply Red, 69.38% (GBR) 
7. Charlotte Cundall with FJ Veyron, 69.10% (GBR)

Grade V Grand Prix B 
1. Britney De Jong with Caramba, 73.63% (NED) 
6. Charlotte Cundall with FJ Veyron, 69.57% (GBR) 
9. Charlotte Cundall with LJT Simply Red, 67.86% (GBR)

Grade V Freestyle 
1. Britney De Jong with Caramba, 79.31% (NED) 
8. Charlotte Cundall with FJ Veyron, 70.57% (GBR) 

FULL RESULTS

Hagen CDI4*

London 2012 team gold medallist, Laura Tomlinson travelled to Germany for the prestigious Hagen CDI4*, this year themed 'Horses & Dreams meets Sweden' (18 - 23 April 2023). Partnered by her own and Ursula Bechtolsheimer's talented gelding, Fallatijn (Vivaldi x Cabochon), Laura achieved 11th place in the CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle. The duo moved up the leaderboard to ninth spot in the Freestyle, which took place under floodlights on the Saturday evening, performing an impressive programme to a compilation of Coldplay hits, for 75.42%. 

Results
CDI4* Grand Prix (Qual. for Freestyle)
1. Frederic Wandres with Bluetooth OLD, 76.06% (GER)
11. Laura Tomlinson with Fallatijn, 69.26% (GBR)

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle
1. Frederic Wandres with Bluetooth OLD, 81.42% (GER)
9. Laura Tomlinson with Fallatijn, 75.42% (GBR)

FULL RESULTS