Germany Storms to Nations Cup Gold in Week 7 at 2023 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival
For the third consecutive year, it was Germany whose national anthem rang out at the conclusion of the Stillpoint Farm FEI Nations Cup™ contest in Week 7 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida. AGDF 2023, which hosts seven weeks of CDI competition over three months, runs through April 2.
The Nations Cup™ in Wellington is a mixed team competition, allowing countries to put forward a combination of small tour and big tour combinations, with the grand prix combinations being awarded a bonus of 1.5% on their score. Germany’s winning team of Frederic Wandres, Felicitas Hendricks, Anna-Christina Abbelen and Michael Klimke finished on 437.844 points, with the silver medal winning USA team team of Charlotte Jorst, Anna Marek, Christian Simonson and Susan Dutta on 427.285, and Sweden (Christina Devine, Caroline Darcourt and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén) in bronze on 414.498.
Germany’s top score on Friday came courtesy of a 72.234% (rounded up to 73.734% with the bonus) personal best in the CDIO3* Grand Prix Special from rising stars Hendricks — the youngest rider on the team — and her own Drombusch 2 (by Destano).