Frederic Wandres & Bluetooth OLD. Picture © SusanJStickle.com.
Frederic Wandres (GER) and Bluetooth OLD lit up the capability crowds on a balmy Florida night for the ‘Friday Evening Lights’ FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle, offered by Havensafe Farm. The barnstorming duo captured the week’s showcase class with over 80% on the Adequan® World Dressage Pageant (AGDF) in Wellington, FL.
Final to go of the 11 starters, Wandres and Hof Kasselmann’s 13-year-old gelding (Bordeaux x Riccione) demonstrated a rhythmic, highly effective, and balanced take a look at that was brimming with expression and elasticity. As a three-year-old in Germany, Bluetooth OLD offered for €1 million ($1.3 million USD), and his high quality, expertise, and consistency at Grand Prix justify that price ticket. This consequence represents the pair’s fourth straight victory on the 2023 AGDF and the viewers started to cheer wildly earlier than the ultimate halt. Wandres completed on 80.565%, with a excessive rating of 82.2%.
Two American girls joined Wandres on the rostrum. Ashley Holzer rode her personal 13-year-old Sir Donnerhall mare Valentine in simply her fourth worldwide Grand Prix Freestyle, filling second place with 77.4%. Simply behind Holzer, with 77.27%, got here Sarah Tubman on Summit Farm’s stallion First Apple — one other 13-year-old.
Wandres, who works for Kasselmann and is an AGDF common, stated, “It was the second Friday Evening Lights this season for me and I actually love the environment — it’s at all times so crowded and the individuals are cheering for everybody. I’m very pleased with Bluetooth; he will get increasingly constant and the essential issues are getting higher and higher. I’m actually wanting ahead for what’s coming subsequent.”
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