Frederic Wandres Does Wonders in Havensafe Farm FEI World Cup Grand Prix

Frederic Wandres & Bluetooth OLD. Photograph ©

Two courses brimming with expertise highlighted opening day of the Adequan® World Dressage Pageant (AGDF) Week 5. The Centerline Stables CDI1* Prix St. Georges and Havensafe Farm CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix set the tone in Wellington, FL. A person who isn’t any stranger to victory, Frederic Wandres (GER) aboard Bluetooth OLD, a 2010 Oldenburg (Bordeaux x Riccione), really stole the present with their spectacular rating of 74.913%. A really aggressive runner-up rating went to France’s Morgan Babançon aboard Bolero scoring a 71.782%, and third went to Ashley Holzer (USA) and Valentine who weren’t far behind ending on a rating of 71.174%.

Whereas extremely proud, an ever-humble Wandres admitted that he and Bluetooth OLD nonetheless having room for enchancment earlier than attaining much more success. “I believed as we speak went a lot better than the final time CDI right here. He was just a little extra recent and ahead, despite the fact that the climate is just a little bit hotter than final time. There are nonetheless many issues to develop, however general, it was good. He confirmed consistency in a take a look at like this, and I believed this world cup qualification right here was most likely the strongest thus far, so I’m very blissful.”

Alexander Yde Helgstrand & Belantis. Photograph ©

Alexander Yde Helgstrand Takes the Highlight

All eyes had been on Denmark’s Alexander Yde Helgstrand and Belantis in the course of the opening class of AGDF 5 on Thursday morning because the dynamic pair received the Centerline Stables CDI1* Prix St. Georges.

A powerful lineup of twenty-six horses and riders got here collectively for the CDI1*. Solely three pairs scored within the 70s, together with Amanda Perkowski (USA) and Sontana MF, who positioned third with a 70.196%, and Charlotte Jorst (USA) scored a 70.392% aboard Zhaplin Langholt. Nonetheless, the very best rating of 72.206%, a private greatest rating, went to Alexander Yde Helgstrand (DEN) and Belantis, a 2009 DSP gelding (Benetton Dream Frh 1301 x Expo’se) owned by Helgstrand Dressage USA.

Helgstrand was past happy together with his horse’s efficiency. They’ve been a crew for about two years and all of their laborious work, mixed with a powerful partnership, appears to be paying off. “Immediately, among the highlights got here from my trot. I felt like I had a very good trot, which is one thing now we have been working actually laborious on at residence, so I used to be very happy to see that come collectively.”

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