Sweden surprise winners of dressage Nations Cup

CDI Compiegne Remise des Prix FEI Nations Cup SWE DEN NED ©Agence Ecary 1

Sweden came out on top in the Nations Cup dressage at Compiègne in France, having won the Grand Prix Special.Sisters Ramel (Juliette and Antonia) were the surprise elements in a team that also had more experienced riders in Rose Mathisen and Patrick Kittel. However, chef d’equipe Bo Jena got the best out of the whole team that recorded 15 points.
Denmark were second with 39 points, with Cathrine Dufour who topped the individual rankings supported by Atterupgaards Cassidy, Anders Dahl and Ulrik Moelgaards who completed the team.Holland were third with 43 points: Katia Gevers, Patrick van der Meer, Hans Peter Minderhound and Diederik van Silfhout.Followed by:
Great Britain (52 points) – Henriette Andersen, Gareth Hughes, Hayley Watson Greves
Belgium (73 points) – Laurence Roos, Katrien Verret, Jorinde Verwimp
France (73 points) – Morgan Barbançon Mestre, Marie – Emilie Bretenoux, Bertrand Liegard, Pierre Volla
Switzerland (90 points) – Caroline Hacki, Antonella Joannou, Birgit Wientzek Plage, Alexandra Zurbrugg.In the individual competition Cathrine Dufour took first place in the Freestyle and for the first time in the history of the competition went beyond 80% with a wonderful 84.250%.The Dane got the best out of Atterupgaards Cassidy, who she will ride at the World Equestrian Games in September.
Second in the Freestyle was the Swede Patrik Kittel on Well Done de la Roche CMF (78.950%) followed by Briton Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca (76.825%).Holland were dominant in the young Freestyle: Lara van Nek in sella on Fariska followed by Koosje Visser on Umbra and Sanne vander Pols on Excellentie.The Dutch also led the pony category with Evi van Rooji on King Stayerhof’s Jango, second for the British rider Annabella Pigdley and third for compatriot Kiki Romney on Reedborder Amazing.It was another Orange triumph in the Young Riders, with Febe van Zwambagt on FS Las Vegas. American Lina Uzunhasan on Donna Ray was second and Amber Barton on Labiat third.Holland again in the Junior thanks to Thalia Rockx on Gerda Nova, Marten Luiten on Fynona, and Belgian Katelijne Maes on Ibou van de Kapelhoef third.
Source: Press Release CDIO CompiègnePhoto: Premiazione CDIO Fei Nations Cup credits Agence Ecary

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