CHIO Aachen Friday Recap: Results of International U25 Grand Prix, and Grand Prix Special CDI, Quadrille Championships, Dressage Phase of CHIO’s Eventing Competition

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Anabel Balkenhol and Juan Matute Jr. Triumphant in Friday’s Dressasge Competition at the CHIO Aachen 2016

Germany once again dominated in the second leg of the CDI4*, the Grand Prix Special, following an impressive performance in the Grand Prix CDI4* earlier in the week. Anabel Balkenhol and 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding Dablino FRH rode a precise and fluent test to score a 75.471 and top the class. Hubertus Schmidt and the Trakehner stallion Imperio 3, who were victorious in the Grand Prix with a 76+ percent, finished second on 74.157.

Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino Photo: Equinium Sports Marketing

Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino Photo: Equinium Sports Marketing

Hubertus Schmidt and Imperio 3. Photo: Equinium Sports Marketing

Hubertus Schmidt and Imperio 3. Photo: Equinium Sports Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the day, Spain’s Juan Matute Jr and Quantico Ymas took top honors in the Under-25 Grand Prix, demonstrating all of the poise and elegance required for international Grand Prix competition and finishing on 71.349. Second place went to Belgium’s Laurence Roos and Fil Rouge with 70.558, and Germany’s Florine Keinbaum and Doktor Schiwago 3 ended on 70.4558 for third.

Quadrille Championships

The Deutsche Bank Stadium’s dressage arena was filled with the sounds of pop and rock and roll music Friday afternoon as the Prize of the Handwerk Quadrille Championships showcased exceptional choreography, harmony, and style of its 6 competing teams. With an overall score of 19.5, the Wesel District Team, comprised of Lisa Behr, Sina Doller, Nathalie Overmann, and Petra Wolf, claimed victory with upbeat music and intricate pattern. Their closest challenger and second place finisher was the Aachen District, finishing on a 18.3.

In the Quadrille Championships, each team consists of four horse and rider pairs who perform a medium level Freestyle routine to individual choreography and music. It is an interesting and well received aspect of the CHIO Aachen, and emphasizes the overall theme of teamwork that is prevalent throughout the CHIO.

Prize of the Handwerk Quadrille Championship winners in their award presentation. Photo: CHIO Aachen

Prize of the Handwerk Quadrille Championship winners in their award presentation. Photo: CHIO Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eventing: Bettina Hoy and Seigneur Medicott Rule the Dressage Phase of the CHIO Aachen

Germany once again proved their mettle in the dressage arena at Aachen, with Bettina Hoy and the 10-year-old Westphalian gelding Seigneur Medicott securing the win after the dressage phase with a score of 31.0. Hoy also took third place with Designer 10 on 36.7. Because she is competing as an individual, neither score will count towards Germany’s bid for Nations Cup honors in eventing, but that isn’t keeping them from the leaderboard. Despite the New Zealand pair of Faerie Dianimo and Classic Moet holding second with a 35.3, Germany rounds out the rest of the 5 placings and holds 7 of the top 10 after dressage. Michael Jung and Julia Krajewski, along with their mounts, are tied for fourth on 37.2.

Despite this bout of sub 40 scores for Germany, they trail Australia in the Nations Cup standings by less than a point. Aussies Chris Burton and Shane Rose piloted their Rio mounts into the top 10, bringing Australia’s total to 127.8, just a hairsbreadth from Germany’s 128.5. New Zealand sits third at 134.2, Great Britain is fourth with 135.9, and the USA in fifth with 143.1.

Results for all classes and competitions during the CHIO Aachen 2016 can be found at: http://resulting.chioaachen.de/

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