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DRESSAGE--Individual Final

RESULTS:  Anky Van Grunsven, NED, on her new young (9yo) horse, Salinero just edged out Ulla Salzgeber  of GER on Rusty with a score of 85+.  The third went to the Spanish rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and Beauva, and fourth was Debbie MacDonald and Brentina of US.
 
OTHER MISC:
 
After all those movements, overall scores and so on--(for those unfamiliar with dressage, each of the movements is scored individually on a scale of 1-10, and then overall impressions are added--generally at a 2x score--much like a gymnastics floor exercise or ice skating) the top four rides were seperated by only about 3.5 points.
 
The winning score of 85 was a Very High Score.
 
RIDING STYLE--several riders using the little finger on the outside of the curb rein, with the ring finger between the snaffle and curb.
 
Germany's Weltal actually bolted and spooked a couple of times...unusual and large deductions under "obedience to the aids".
    If you have read A. Podhajsky's classic "My Horses, My Trainers", he recounts a story of a presentation that included an unexpected helicopter arrival, for which they had not practiced.  He says the Lippizaner stallion shook and trembled, however he stood motionless--ultimate sign of trust and obedience.  This is considered a basic in dressage.
    In all fairness to the rider, several horses did shy or start to shy, etc.--which actually is rather unusual to see at this level.
 
 

Individual Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle

 

 Complete Results >>

Rank

Country

Name

Horse

GPF

Total

 NED

VAN GRUNSVEN Anky 

SALINERO

85.825

79.278 

 GER

SALZGEBER Ulla 

RUSTY

83.450

78.833 

 ESP

FERRER-SALAT Beatriz 

BEAUVALAIS

79.575

76.667 

 USA

MCDONALD Deborah 

BRENTINA

78.825

75.653 

 GER

SCHMIDT Hubertus 

WANSUELA SUERTE

78.875

74.883 

 USA

DOVER Robert 

KENNEDY

78.475

74.713 

 SWE

BRINK Jan 

BRIAR

76.650

73.727 

 ESP

SOTO Rafael 

INVASOR

79.025

73.606 

 DEN

HELGSTRAND Andreas 

CAVAN

76.300

72.864 

10 

 DEN

SANDGAARD Per 

ZANCOR

75.050

72.426 

11 

 NED

SCHELL.-BARTELS Imke 

LANCET

74.850

72.107 

12 

 ESP

JIMENEZ Juan Antonio 

GUIZO

75.400

71.644 

13 

 GBR

HESTER Carl 

ESCAPADO

71.575

71.561 

14 

 USA

SEIDEL Guenter 

ARAGON

73.800

71.447 

15 

 GER

SCHAUDT Martin 

WELTALL

64.950

69.656 

 

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