Sweden rules in the Nations Cup Dressage

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CDI Compiegne Cathrine Dufour Atterupgaards Cassidy ©Agence Ecary 1

The FEI Nations CUP Dressage took place in Compiègne last week. Seven were the teams in action for a total 26 horse-and-rider combinations featuring in the French CDIO5*, with Sweden at the top of the standings, ahead of Denmark and Netherlands, after the Grand Prix – Ville de Compiègne and waiting for the gran finale on Sunday May 20th.
As for the individuals, Cathrine Dufour of Denmark atop of Atterupgaards Cassidy took the top honours with a score of 84.250 to secure her country’s second-place standing so far in the quest for reigning dressage nation. 
Sweden’s Juliette Ramel finished in second place aboard Buriel K.H. with a score of 74.783%, while compatriot Patrik Kittel was third on Well Done de la Roche CMF (74.543%). 
The teams will return to the course this afternoon again for the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle.
The promising talents of dressage will also stand out in the individual tests for youngsters in Compiégne: Belgium’s Amber van den Steen aboard Fame was the best with a score of 75.049%, while Netherlands shone in the Young Riders with Febe van Zwambagt and FS Las Vegas and in the Children classes with Lara van Nek and Fariska.
Great Britain’s starlet Annabella Pigdley stole the spotlight in the Pony category, clinching both first and second places respectively with Ine (73.198%) and Cognac IX (72.568%).
Press Release CDIO5* Compiègne
Photo: Cathrine Dufour DEN Atterupgaards Cassidy credits Agence RB Presse

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