Winner of World Cup Grand Prix with the magical +80%
Danish power from entering halt to final halt = today´s victory + now member of the very attractive international +80% Grand Prix club, and being able to keep Dressage Queen no 1 Isabell Werth with Emilio behind today, eventhough the German judge at C, Mr. Peter Holler saw his fellow countryman 6% better than Danish Dufour - Dufour was just unbeatable today.
H2R comments during the test:
Atterupgaards Cassidy DEN - Super power diagonal, supple balanced half passes, bit small step backwards for rein back, super extended trot into nice transition to passage, small disturb into 1st piaffe, nice active piaffe, good transition out with expressive passage, superb walk tour, nice into passage at M, smooth transitions both in and out 2nd piaffe, nice piaffe and passage, good transition to canter, huge ground covering 2 times, supple well balanced zig-zag, superb 1 times, top control for pirouettes, power diagonal, shining final centerline.
2nd Emilio GER - sharp power diagonal, superb balance, nice half passes, bit open halt for rein back, super extension into passage, smooth in and out with top piaffe and passage, good walk, ditto 2nd piaffe/passage, nice 2 times, full risk extended canter, smooth zig-zag, error final change at one times, super sit /control for pirouettes, super final centerline.
3rd Delaunay OLD SWE - Nice balanced diagonal, smooth half passes, bit tense rein back, small tensions into 1st passage, nice piaffe with good transitions, good walk, nice transition to passage, small backwards trend 2nd piaffe, nice 2 times, well balanced zig zag, nice 1 times, good pirouettes nice control, superb nice final centerline.
Move the time line to 2:15:00 to watch Dufours test.
Isabell Werth with Emilio at 2:25:00 and Patrik Kittel with Delaynay OLD at 1:12:00.
See the entire results here.