Felicitas Hendricks & Drombusch 2. Picture © SusanJStickle.com.
For the third consecutive yr, 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® International Dressage Pageant (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida.
The Nations Cup™ in Wellington is a combined workforce competitors, permitting nations to place ahead a mixture of small tour and large tour mixtures, with the grand prix mixtures being awarded a bonus of 1.5% on their rating. Germany’s profitable workforce of Frederic Wandres, Felicitas Hendricks, Anna-Christina Abbelen, and Michael Klimke completed on 437.844 factors, with the silver medal profitable USA workforce 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 greatest within the CDIO3* Grand Prix Particular from rising stars Hendricks — the youngest rider on the workforce — and her personal Drombusch 2 (by Destano).
“I’m actually glad I had the chance to point out right here, and I feel it’s excellent circumstances for us riders and a prime sequence,” mentioned the 22-year-old. “I used to be capable of have the very best rating at the moment and I really like the grand prix particular. It went effectively with the passage and prolonged trot components — these had been our highlights at the moment. I couldn’t be prouder of our workforce.”
Private Bests beneath the Lights
Within the “Friday Evening Stars” class beneath lights, the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, offered by Buffalo Wild Wings, the Spanish rider Pablo Gómez Molina punched the air in jubilation on the closing halt after finishing a 77.865% check. 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 track music, for which he acquired two nines.
“Ulises is basically energetic with a variety of exercise and knee motion, and I feel it suits him rather well. I used to be listening to the gang clapping in time, so I feel they preferred it,” mentioned the beaming 28-year-old. “I began competing internationally in Wellington, so for me to win the grand prix yesterday and at the moment win the freestyle — I’ve been right here watching each single freestyle — it’s fairly particular.”
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