Fry and Bell launch FEI World Cup™ campaigns in Stuttgart
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Great Britain’s representatives, Charlotte Fry and Louise Bell, achieved excellent results amongst top company at Stuttgart German Masters in Germany (13 – 17 November 2019).
On their FEI World Cup™ series debut, Charlotte and Dark Legend, her 2018 U25 European Championship Gold medal partner (pictured), posted 71.435% for the seventh in the Grand Prix before a cracking 78.740% Freestyle for eighth. Cool-headed Lottie and the talented Dark Legend (Zucchero x Tango), who she co-owns with Van Olst Horses, were instrumental in Britain’s fourth place at the FEI Senior Europeans this year in Rotterdam. The results in Stuttgart cement their place further as one of the most exciting up and coming combinations for the UK.
In the CDI4*, this time with Van Olst Horses’ black KWPN stallion, Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro), she earned 73%-plus scores in both the Grand Prix and Special for sixth place in each.
Everdale was amazing to get two personal bests of over 73% in both the Grand Prix and the Special at Stuttgart! He loved every second of it.
Another combination making its FEI World Cup™ debut, Louise Bell and Into The Blue, earned 68%-plus in the Grand Prix to secure themselves a place on the Freestyle start list. Capitalising on this opportunity, they delivered 74.99% for 13th place.
“Just had the most amazing experience here at the Stuttgart German Masters, my first World Cup show!” said Louise on Louise Bell Dressage Facebook. “75% in the Freestyle final [we] moved up a couple of placings and I’m thrilled! What a crowd! Dynamo was a little bit hot but we found our dancing shoes and off we went! The crowd loved it [and] I loved it! Thank you Dynamo for coming on the journey with me as I know you were scared! But my God you held it together and enjoyed it with me!”
Just had the most amazing experience here at the Stuttgart German Masters, my world first World Cup show!
CDI4* Grand Prix
1. Lisa Müller and Gut Wettlkam’s Stand By Me OLD, 75.913% (GER)
6. Charlotte Fry and Everdale, 73.652% (GBR)
CDI4* Grand Prix Special
1. Isabell Werth and Emilio, 79.489% (GER)
6. Charlotte Fry and Everdale, 73.766% (GBR)
CDI-W Grand Prix
1. Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, 81.565% (GER)
7. Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend, 71.435% (GBR)
14. Louise Bell and Into The Blue, 68.283% (GBR)
CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle
1. Jessica von Bredow-Wendl and TSF Dalera BB, 88.440% (GER)
8. Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend, 78.740% (GBR)
13. Louise Bell and Into The Blue, 74.990% (GBR)
Photo © Jon Stroud