The first week in November saw three of Britain’s Grand Prix stars enjoy great results overseas at the CDI-W Lyon and CDI Oldenburg shows (2 – 5 November).
Hayley Watson-Greaves and Emile Faurie travelled to the dazzling show in Lyon to contest the World Cup qualifier. Hayley and Rubins Nite (pictured) continued their superb run of form achieving 71.02% in the Grand Prix test to place 11th before going on to improve several places earning eighth in the Grand Prix Kur to Music with 74.655%. Hayley was full of praise for both the show and ‘Squeaks’ on Facebook saying, ‘It (CDI-W Lyon) really does have something for everyone, not only World Cup Dressage and Showjumping they also have western, reining, cutting horses. So many shops!’ She added ‘Excellent finish, 74.6% in the freestyle, a few blips but finished 8th among the top riders. Extra carrots for Squeaks!’ after her ace freestyle result.
European team member Emile Faurie returned to the arena with his Championship partner Lollipop. The elegant pair ranked 15th in both competitions scoring 69.36% and 70.015% respectively. Earning the top points toward World Cup qualification it was reigning European Champion Isabell Werth who blew the competition away and won both tests aboard her up and coming star Emilio.
Across the border in Germany, Lara Butler shone at the CDI Oldenburg with Dr Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad. Lara and ‘Rufus’ performed two fantastic tests to place second in both classes. The successful combination notched up a new personal best score of 74.060% in the Grand Prix before going on to score 74.294% in the Grand Prix Special. Former German European team member Jessica von Bredow-Werndl returned after a baby break to just pinch the win from Lara with two 76% results aboard her Gribaldi sired stallion Unee BB.
Grand Prix CDI-W Lyon
1st Isabell Werth with Emilio, 80.20%
11th Hayley Watson-Greaves with Rubins Nite, 71.02%
15th Emile Faurie with Lollipop, 69.36%
Grand Prix Kur to Music CDI-W Lyon
1st Isabell Werth with Emilio, 86.115%
8th Hayley Watson-Greaves with Rubins Nite, 74.655%
15th Emile Faurie with Lollipop, 70.015%
Grand Prix CDI Oldenburg
1st Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Unee BB, 76.560%
2nd Lara Butler with Rubin Al Asad, 74.060%
Grand Prix Special CDI Oldenburg
1st Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Unee BB, 76.314%
2nd Lara Butler with Rubin Al Asad, 74.294%
For full results from CDI-W Lyon click here
For full results from CDI Oldenburg click here
Article Source; British Dressage News
Image courtesy British Dressage/ PSV Equita.
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