Silence and enjoyment during the first World Cup test at Jumping Mechelen 2023. In the CDIW Grand Prix of the FEI Dressage World Cup, we were treated to magnificent performances. The winner of the competition was Charlotte Fry from Great Britain, who achieved a total score of 76.152% with her horse Everdale. Everdale is a 14-year-old black KWPN stallion, sired by Lord Leatherdale and Negro.
Our best Grand Prix ever.
Lottie Fry has an impressive track record. But this test with Everdale was still extra special for her: ‘Everdale was amazing today. I think this was our best Grand Prix ever. After London, we could still improve some small things. He was super relaxed today, yet he had so much energy and power. It was so much fun. Once again, it’s great to be in Mechelen. There are many real enthusiasts here. The atmosphere is incredible to ride in, and Everdale enjoyed showing of”
Larissa Pauluis best Belgian
In second place was Raphael Netz from Germany with his horse Great Escape Camelot. The duo achieved a total score of 73.152%. Great Escape Camelot is a 12-year-old dark brown KWPN gelding by Johnson TN (out of Turbo Magic).
Third place went to Marlies van Baalen from the Netherlands and Habibi DVB, who achieved a total score of 73.109%. Habibi DVB is an 11-year-old chestnut KWPN gelding, with Blue Hors Don Schufro as the sire (out of Johnson TN).
The best Belgian participant in the competition was Larissa Pauluis, who secured the fourth place with her horse Flambeau, who achieved a total score of 72.500%. Flambeau is a 13-year-old brown KWPN gelding sired by Ampere and Zeoliet. Larissa: “I’m happy. Flambeau’s frame was better today. He made a mistake in the one-tempis, and the extended trot could have been better. That’s why we received a lower score than usual. But I’m actually super happy with our performance!”