Lars Petersen Wins Another “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett won yet another “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2015 Adequan® Global Dress

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Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett won yet another “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), this time in the CDI 5* competition presented by Diamante Farms. Petersen and Mariett scored a 79.175% for victory. Steffen Peters (USA) and Legolas 92 placed second with a 76.200% and Mikala Gundersen (DEN) and My Lady came in third scoring a 75.725%, all riding in front of a completely packed crowd, the biggest audience in history at an AGDF event.

Nearly a personal best for the duo, Petersen and Mariett produced a test that was flawless and fluid, a routine result for the pair’s performances so far in 2015. “Tonight was a very good feeling. I think Mariett actually liked that the atmosphere was so big and she knows when people are watching. I thought this was one of my best freestyles on her ever,” commented Petersen.

Canada’s Belinda Trussell was sixth (73.250%) riding Anton, and Karen Pavicic was eighth (72.475%) aboard Don Daiquiri.

Earlier in the day, Christoph Koschel (GER) and Rostropowitsch NRW finished first on a 75.100% in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. The duo put together a lovely test during the horse’s first competition ever in the United States.

Canadians Tom Dvorak and Lisa Bukowski, placed seventh and eighth respectively. Dvoark rode Fling to a score of 63.500% and Bukowski had 63.025% riding Santos Utopia.

Laura Tomlinson (GBR) and Unique were two for two this weekend in their first week at AGDF, taking home the win in the FEI Intermediaire 1 CDI 1* class presented by Mission Control, scoring a 74.632%.

Several Canadians competed successfully in the class. Diane Creech took second place aboard Robbie W (73.368%). Trussell and Tattoo 15 were sixth with 70.868%. Chris Von Martels and Zilverstar placed seventh with 70.263%. Riding Hallmark 3, Creech also placed eighth (69.763%).

Creech had nothing but wonderful things to say about “Robbie” and his owners, Doug and Louise Leatherdale. “This was a personal best for us today. Robbie is just such a great guy, and he’s so talented and has the biggest heart,” she expressed. “Doug and Louise bought him almost five years ago, and I’m so grateful for them to give me a chance to ride a horse like this. They’re the best people ever, and they really love the horses. It is incredible to have their support. It’s really like a big family.”

The fifth week of the AGDF continues tomorrow with the FEI Grand Prix Special for the CDI 3* and CDI 5* divisions.

To learn more about the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival and for schedules and ride times, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com for more information. The FEI CDI5*/3*/1* competition will continue through Sunday February 5, 2015.

FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5* presented by Diamante Farms
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1. Lars Petersen (DEN), Mariett, 1998 Danish Warmblood mare, Come Back II x Zendi x Sidney: 79.625%, 79.625%, 79.875%, 78.875%, 78.375%, 79.175%

2. Steffen Peters (USA), Legolas 92, 2002 Westphalian gelding, Laomedon x Furstin x Florestan II: 78.000%, 73.375%, 76.750%, 76.750%, 76.125%, 76.200%

3. Mikala Gundersen (DEN), My Lady, 2000 Danish Warmblood mare, Michellino x Marion x Ritterstern: 76.875%, 73.750%, 75.625%, 76.625%, 75.750%, 75.725%

4. Jose Daniel Martin Dockx (ESP), Grandioso, 1999 P.R.E. stallion, Adelante x Grandiosa x Sevillano IX: 74.625%, 75.375%, 76.500%, 77.750%, 74.375%, 75.725%

5. Shelly Francis (USA), Doktor, 2003 Oldenburg gelding, Diamond Hit x Gurena x Renoir I: 74.125%, 76.250%, 73.750%, 76.625%, 74.125%, 74.975%

6. Belinda Trussell (CAN) Anton, 2000 Sachsen gelding, Aneaus x Shirley x Melit: 73.250%, 75.250%, 73.125%, 72.000%, 72.625%, 73.250%

7. Christoph Koschel (GER) Tiesto, 2000 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Gribaldi x Nadie x Ferro: 72.000%, 72.250%, 73.625%, 75.500%, 71.250%, 72.925%

8. Karen Pavicic (CAN), Don Daiquiri, 2002 Oldenburg gelding, Don Cardinale x Neastate III x Rubinstein I: 73.250%, 69.875%, 70.250%, 74.375%, 74.625%, 72.475%

FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1. Christoph Koschel (GER), Rostropowitsch NRW, 2002 Westphalian gelding, Rockwell x Windandela x Coriograf B: 72.750%, 73.750%, 76.125%, 77.750%, 75.125%, 75.100%

2. Juan Matute Jr. (ESP), Don Diego Ymas, 2003 Hanoverian gelding, Don Frederico x Wie Plantine: 70.000%, 70.750%, 72.500%, 73.500%, 75.125%, 72.375%

3. Lisa Wilcox (USA), Pikko del Cerro HU, 2003 Hanoverian stallion, Pik L x Rohweena x Rohdiamont: 70.500%, 70.250%, 71.875%, 74.875%, 70.750%, 71.650%

4. Daniel Jose Martin Dockx (ESP), Bolero CXLVIII, 2004 PRE Stallion, Utrerano VII xFelina XVIII x Urano II: 66.750%, 67.875%, 72.625%, 70.500%, 71.500%, 69.850%

5. Janne Rumbough (USA), Junior, 2002 PRE gelding, Gaucho III x La Nin III x Brioso VI: 66.875%, 64.125%, 66.375%, 67.375%, 66.000%, 66.150%

6. Franziska Seidl (SUI), Sigalia, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Kigali x Foske x Animo: 64.000%, 64.500%, 64.500%, 62.875%, 62.875%, 63.750%

7. Tom Dvorak (CAN), Fling, 2000 Westphalian gelding, Florestan x Meilynn x Montmartre: 64.500%, 65.875%, 63.000%, 64.375%, 59.750%, 63.500%

8. Lisa Bukowski (CAN), Santos Utopia, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Flemmingh x Mistral Utopia x Elcaro: 64.500%, 62.375%, 60.750%, 67.750%, 60.500%, 63.025%

FEI CDI1* Intermediaire 1 presented by Mission Control
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1. Laura Tomlinson (GBR), Unique, 2004 Holsteiner mare, Carpaccio x Grana x Lord: 73.421%, 75.526%, 74.605%, 74.474%, 75.132%, 74.632%

2. Diane Creech (CAN), Robbie W, 2003 Oldenburg gelding, Rubin Royal x Rolling Home x Inschallah: 72.368%, 72.105%, 74.421%, 76.447%, 72.500%, 73.368%

3. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA), Rassing’s Lonoir, 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding, De Noir x Lorani x Loran: 72.895%, 70.658%, 73.289%, 72.895%, 74.868%, 72.921%,

4. Dawn White-O’Connor (USA), Aristo, 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Olivi x Selina x Krack C: 71.579%, 70.921%, 74.605%, 73.158%, 74.211%, 72.895%

5. Michael Klimke (GER), Djamba Djokiba, 2007 Westphalian gelding, Damon Hill x Whoopy x Wessex: 72.368%, 71.184%, 71.974%, 73.816%, 72.237%, 72.316%

6. Belinda Trussell (CAN): Tattoo 15, 2003 Westphalian gelding, Tuareg x Renaissance x Ramio’s Son: 70.658% 69.211%, 71.316%, 72.632%, 70.526%, 70.868%

7. Chris Von Martels (CAN), Zilverstar, 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Rosseau x Hutricia x Rossini: 70.658%, 70.395%, 69.605%, 69.868%, 70.789%, 70.263%

8. Diane Creech (CAN), Hallmark 3, 2004 Hanoverian gelding, His Highness x Lapislazuly x Laucier: 70.263%, 68.553%, 71.316%, 70.000%, 68.684%, 69.763%

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