Lottie and Glamourdale continue unbeaten run with double win in Kronenberg
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Lottie Fry and Glamourdale won both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at Kronenberg CDI3*, held at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre in the Netherlands (27 – 30 July 2023), continuing their unbeaten run since becoming double World Champions in Herning; Andrew Gould and Indigro claimed third in the Grand Prix Special with a new PB, and Young Rider Lilah Gibbs achieved a double win in the CDIY.
Competing at their first show since Fontainebleau CDI in April, the reigning World Champion duo of Lottie Fry and Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro), pictured above, were the unanimous victors of Friday’s Grand Prix, taking the win on a score of 79.544%. The following day, unperturbed by a torrential downpour and riding the Grand Prix Special for the first time since Herning, they danced in the rain to deliver a decisive 81.085% to top the leaderboard by a 7%+ margin.
“What a weekend for Glamourdale!” said Van Olst Horses on social media. “After his magnificent Grand Prix on Friday in Kronenberg, Glamourdale and Lottie were the last combination to enter the ring for the Grand Prix Special in Kronenberg on Saturday.
“There were showers all day long, but when the penultimate combination entered the ring it started to rain a little harder. The moment Lottie was allowed to start her test, the gates of heaven were opened, and this continued throughout the entire test. But unperturbed, the duo showed an amazing test in which again several 10s could be given by the judges. With a score of 81.085% they managed to win the class.”
Andrew Gould with Tatiana Skillman’s 10-year-old stallion Indigro (Negro Jazz), another British combination showing their class on the international stage, stepped up with a new personal best of 73.915% in Saturday’s Grand Prix Special to claim third place behind Lottie and Glamourdale, and the Dutch combination of Dinja van Liere with Hartsuijker (74.064%). Andrew also enjoyed good results in the Small Tour, finishing second in both the Prix St Georges and Intermediate I with Jo and Terry Barnett-Knott’s nine-year-old gelding, Active Solaris (Sezuan x Fidermark).
A delighted Andrew took to social media to say; “What a show my boys have had; the talented Solaris coming second in both the PSG and Inter I at his first international was so special and a real step in the right direction. Thank you to owners Jo and Terry for this wonderful opportunity.
“Indigro stepped up with a PB today in the Grand Prix Special to score 73.9% in a super strong class. A big thank you to owner Tatiana Skillman and my trainer David Hunt who secretly was very proud, and super groom Nat. For those that know me I’m not a drinker, but I managed a beer tonight!”
Emile Faurie and the 12-year-old mare Bellevue (Bordeaux 28 x Brentano II), who he co-owns with Diana Rose, also showed good form being placed 15th in the Grand Prix on a score just shy of 70%, and 12th in the Special on 69.319%.
British Young Rider, Lilah Gibbs (21) collected a double win in the CDIY with her 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Dude III (Dancier x Rubinstein), pictured above, who she has owned since he was a three-year-old. Following second place to the home nation’s Micky Schelstraete and Donovan in the Team Test, Lilah and Dude stepped up to win the Individual on a new PB of 71.324%. Then on Sunday, an expressive and fluent freestyle, to a compilation of Rag’n’Bone Man and Ed Sheeran, earned them a Freestyle PB score of 74.608% and their second victory of the week.
“I was disappointed that I allowed a few costly mistakes to creep in on the first day but having it all come together in the Individual and Freestyle was such an amazing feeling,” said Lilah. “Our journey has not been plain sailing and it has therefore been all the more rewarding to finally see our potential come to fruition.
“I have always wanted to experience an international win and I feel incredibly lucky to have a horse like Dude who has been able to make a dream of mine come true.”
Top five and British rider placings
CDI3* Grand Prix
1. Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale, 79.544% (GBR)
2. Juliette Ramel and Buriel K.H., 75.174% (SWE)
3. Dinja van Liere and Hartsuijker, 74.391% (NED)
4. Emmelie Scholtens and Indian Rock, 73.696% (NED)
5. Alejandro Sanchez del Barco and Quincallo de Indalo, 72.805% (ESP)
6. Andrew Gould and Indigro, 71.848% (GBR)
15. Emile Faurie and Bellevue, 69.848%(GBR)
35. Sarah Millis and Impressive VDC, 61.674% (GBR)
CDI3* Grand Prix Special
1. Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale, 81.085% (GBR)
2. Dinja van Liere and Hartsuijker, 74.064% (NED)
3. Andrew Gould and Indigro, 73.915% (GBR)
4. Emmelie Scholtens and Indian Rock, 73.191% (NED)
5. Marlies van Baalen and Habibi DVB, 72.489% (NED)
12. Emile Faurie and Bellevue, 69.319% (GBR)
CDI1* Prix St Georges
1. Marieke van der Putten and Zantana, 72.549% (NED)
2. Andrew Gould and Active Solaris, 70.686% (GBR)
3. Marlies van Baalen and Hulana T, 70.343% (NED)
4. Renata van Uytert and Just Wimphof, 70.245% (NED)
5. Muis Schreuder and Jakarta-Utopia RS2, 69.657% (NED)
CDI1* Intermediate I
1. Renate van Uytert and Just Wimphof, 70.147% (NED)
2. Andrew Gould and Active Solaris, 69.657% (GBR)
3. Marieke van der Putten and Zantana, 69.510% (NED)
4. Cyriel de Coker and Jillz Urona, 68.529% (BEL)
5. Muis Schreuder and Jakarta-Utopia RS2, 68.333% (NED)
CDIY Young Rider Team Test
1. Micky Schelstraete and Donovan, 68.971% (NED)
2. Lilah Gibbs and Dude III, 68.333% (GBR)
3. Ava Krause and Geronimo, 66.667% (NED)
4. Mirthe van Doremalen and I am Special, 65.931% (NED)
5. Karoline Mathilde Ravnsbo and Atterupgaards Kawasaki, 64.706% (DEN)
CDIY Young Rider Individual Test
1. Lilah Gibbs and Dude III, 71.324% (GBR)
2. Micky Schelstraete and Donovan, 70.294% (NED)
3. Karoline Mathilde Ravnsbo and Atterupgaards Kawasaki, 67.892% (DEN)
4. Julie Sutherland and Bailamos Biolley, 67.500% (BEL)
5. Ava Krause and Geronimo, 66.568% (NED)
CDIY Young Rider Freestyle
1. Lilah Gibbs and Dude III, 74.608% (GBR)
2. Micky Schelstraete and Donovan, 73.058% (NED)
3. Ava Krause and Geronimo, 71.833% (NED)
4. Julie Sutherland and Bailamos Biolley, 70.058% (BEL)
5. Mirthe van Doremalen and I am Special, 69.508% (NED)
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