Lone Bang Larsen und Bakkely’s Onandt claim victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle

Lone Bang Larsen und Bakkely’s Onandt claim victory in the Grand Prix Freestyle

Hagen a.T.W. – The highlight of the day was the international CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by Höveler Pferdefutter and ridden under lights in the Hof Kasselmann stadium. Fifteen top dressage riders performed with their horses to music in the arena.

“In harmony par excellence” described the performance of Lone Bang Larsen and her gelding Bakkely’s Onandt (Onassis x Michellino) and they could not be beaten. The pair achieved a great 78.085% and won ahead of Victoria Max-Theurer with her stallion Rockabilly (Rock Forever x Ehrentusch). The pair also gave an impressive performance, which was rewarded by the jury with 77.550%. Third place went to Hubertus Schmidt with DSK Belstaff (Brentano II x De Niro) and 77.270%, ahead of Matthias Bouten with Meggle’s Boston and a score of 77.170%. Behind them Ninja Rathjens and Emilio placed with 76,355% ahead of Lara Butler and Kristjan with 75,905%.

Championship-atmosphere in the Youth Events

CDIJ – Juniors Individual, Qualification for the Freestyle

Laura Gotteberg Brandt Jakobsen from Denmark and the Romanov son Romio Hoejris were first to go into the arena and they managed to set the bar high, 73,775%. In the end, that proved enough for second place behind the reigning junior team and European Freestyle Champion Valentina Pistner. Riding Flamboyant OLD by Fidertanz, Pistner also secured the U18 individual test presented by Allspan GERMAN HORSE with 76.814% — a new personal best for a wonderfully smooth and confident test with many highlights. Third place with 71.961% was once more awarded to Phillipa Hodes on Barolo M (Bordeaux x Rohdiamant). The top six combinations will contest Sunday’s freestyle presented by Ostfriesische Industriedienstleistung GmbH.

CDIYR – Young Riders Individual, Qualification for the Freestyle

Luca Sophia Collin and Descolari again topped today’s leaderboard of the young riders tour with 74,412%. The 19-year-old German Champion and her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Desperados x Weltmeyer did not miss an opportunity to show their strengths throughout the test. In second place went to Theresa Friesdorf riding the Westphalian Quaterback son Quotenkönig. Her solid round was rewarded with 72.843%, well ahead of third-placed Danish rider Lea Andreassen Torabi with the Lusitano gelding Roberto Des Frettes on 69.657%. The CDI YR Tour presented by Albert Kerbl GmbH continues with the freestyle on Sunday at 11:00 am.

CDI U25 – Grand Prix 16-25

The Grand Prix of the U25 Tour was dominated by two riders with home advantage: Evelyn Eger and Alexa Westendarp. Eger showed a very strong performance in only her second ever outing with the Falsterbo son Flynn PCH, who had previously been successful under Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier. In the test, presented by Theurer Trucks GmbH & Co. KG, they received a score of 73,154%. The European Championship combination of Westendarp and Hicksteadt placed second with 72,333%. Berill Szoke Tóth from Hungary achieved 70.077% and third place in the saddle of the Oldenburg Quaterback son Qatar.

ADC Amateur Cup Final

Since 2014 the Amateur Cup Final of the Ankum Dressage Club has been an integral part of the national events at Horses & Dreams. With the original date in April canceled due to the corona pandemic, the final was re-scheduled for the September CDI. The riders, who originally qualified for the final during the 2019 autumn season and 2020 spring season at Ankum, were competing in today’s opening competition at S*-level. 

One rider had double reason to celebrate: With a lovely test and almost 73%, Felicitas Hendricks and her young horse Drombusch (Destano x Dimaggio) were able to win the event, presented by R.S.C. Osnabrücker and. All judges had the pair in first place ahead of Johanna Feldt with Aurora (71,310%) and Nele Lillian Terstegge with Diego Diaz (70,516%). Sunday’s final will be held from 5pm with the St. Georg Freestyle. 

Following the test, Hendricks was awarded the Golden Riding Badge! The successful young rider, who trains with her uncle Christoph Koschel in Hagen, had already met the requirements in 2018: her competition now includes 24 international wins and 90 placings, and almost all of them with one horse – Faible As. From now on there are three generations of the Koschel family who can proudly bear this prestigious award.

All results hier.