Felicitas Hendricks & Drombusch 2. Picture © SusanJStickle.com.
For the third consecutive 12 months, it was Germany whose nationwide anthem rang out on the conclusion of the Stillpoint Farm FEI Nations Cup™ contest in Week 7 of the Adequan® World Dressage Pageant (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida.
The Nations Cup™ in Wellington is a combined group competitors, permitting nations to place ahead a mix of small tour and large tour combos, with the grand prix combos being awarded a bonus of 1.5% on their rating. Germany’s profitable group of Frederic Wandres, Felicitas Hendricks, Anna-Christina Abbelen, and Michael Klimke completed on 437.844 factors, with the silver medal profitable USA group of Charlotte Jorst, Anna Marek, Christian Simonson, and Susan Dutta on 427.285, and Sweden (Christina Devine, Caroline Darcourt, and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén) in bronze on 414.498.
Germany’s prime rating on Friday got here courtesy of a 72.234% (rounded as much as 73.734% with the bonus) private finest within the CDIO3* Grand Prix Particular from rising stars Hendricks — the youngest rider on the group — and her personal Drombusch 2 (by Destano).
“I’m actually glad I had the chance to indicate right here, and I believe it’s good circumstances for us riders and a prime collection,” stated the 22-year-old. “I used to be in a position to have the best rating immediately and I like the grand prix particular. It went properly with the passage and prolonged trot elements — these have been our highlights immediately. I couldn’t be prouder of our group.”
Private Bests below the Lights
Within the “Friday Evening Stars” class below lights, the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, introduced by Buffalo Wild Wings, the Spanish rider Pablo Gómez Molina punched the air in jubilation on the remaining halt after finishing a 77.865% take a look at. Aboard the 13-year-old PRE gelding Ulises De Ymas — who’s owned by Javier Bacariza, Cristina Danguillecourt, and Yeguada de Ymas SL — Gómez Molina scored an enormous new private better of 77.865%.
Gómez Molina rode to an upbeat compilation that includes Queen and “Harry Potter” theme music music, for which he obtained two nines.
“Ulises is basically lively with quite a lot of exercise and knee motion, and I believe it matches him rather well. I used to be listening to the gang clapping in time, so I believe they preferred it,” stated the beaming 28-year-old. “I began competing internationally in Wellington, so for me to win the grand prix yesterday and immediately win the freestyle — I’ve been right here watching each single freestyle — it’s fairly particular.”
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