January 31, 2023

German exhibition at the FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

German exhibition at the FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

German riders were the main protagonists of FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Grupo Eulen Trophy at IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. The victory went to Frederic Wandres and “Duke of Britain”, followed by his compatriot Helen Langehanenberg. Teia Hernández Vila was the best Spanish rider.

A spectacular outcome of the FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Grupo Eulen Trophy at IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. This World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle showed full stands with spectators who enjoyed a magnificent dressage session, probably the best in the decade-long history of the event.

The victory was, as in the first day, for Frederic Wandres with “Duke of Britain FRH”. The German, a world top ten rider who this year made his debut with the German team at the World Dressage Championships, also achieved his personal best with the son of “Dimaggio” with no less than 84.830 points. “It is a very emotional victory. It means a lot to me” commented the German rider, who was second here last year with “Bluetooth OLD” and showed his desire to return during the press conference. “Madrid is a very nice and welcoming city and I have been very comfortable, and I would certainly love to come back here. The atmosphere on the track is very good and the public encourages everyone a lot“, concluded the winner, who received his trophy from María José Álvarez Mezquiriz, Executive President of Grupo Eulen, sponsor of the Dressage WC stage in Madrid.

After Wandres, the second place, went to her compatriot Helen Langehanenberg and the mare “Annabelle” with an average of 80.035. The rider already knows what it means to win in Madrid as she won here last year. The third place went to the Dutch rider Thamar Zweistra with her very young “Hexagon’s Ich Weiss” of only nine years old. Both rider and horse achieved a personal best of 79.660, which gives an idea of the magnificent level seen in the Madrid arena.

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