Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo. Photo Credit: ©SusanJStickle.
Wellington, FL – January 28, 2017 – Victory was awarded to Charlotte Jorst (USA) and Kastel’s Nintendo on Saturday in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Yeguada de Ymas, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
Clinching the win in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Yeguada de Ymas, was Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo, a 2003 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Negro x Rodieni R x Monaco) owned by Kastel Denmark, with a score of 72.941%.
“I don’t think I ever realized that it was this difficult. It’s been such a journey for me for so many years,” said Jorst of her decision to compete at the international level. “I was working and working, and I knew that I needed to do something. I turned 48 and I sold my company, and I set out to do this crazy thing. It is totally my passion.”
Commenting on Nintendo, Jorst said, “My favorite thing about him is his spirit. He just goes and goes. All of those years when I made mistakes, and I didn’t really know what I was doing, he just kept on going and kept trying to figure out what I was trying to ask of him. He still does that all of the time, and he is such a pal in the ring for me.”
Placing second was Suzan Pape (GBR) and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Dancier x Descana x Don Davidoff) owned by Harmony Sporthorses, with a score of 71.980%. Third place was awarded to Juan Matute Guimon (ESP) and Quantico Ymas, a 2006 Hanoverian gelding (Fighting Fit x Hauptstutbuch) owned by Juan F Matute, with a score of 70.588%.
Earlier in the day Patricia Koschel (GER) and Leuchtfeuer DE, a 2003 Hanoverian gelding (Londonderry x Duene x De Niro) owned by Koschel, captured a win in the FEI Intermediate A for Amateur – CDI AM, sponsored by Horseware Ireland, with a score of 65.056%. The FEI Intermediate II for Amateur – CDI AM was won by Gabriela Stumpf (AUT) and Finally Love, a 2006 Oldenburg gelding (Farewell III x Winzerin x Harvard) owned by Stumpf, with a score of 67.842%. Gabriela Stumpf (AUT) and Stereo Love, a 2007 Hanoverian gelding (Sandro Hit x Lanzarote x Londonderry) owned by Stumpf, saw their second victory of the day in the FEI Prix St. Georges for Amateur – CDI AM, sponsored by Rowan O’Riley and Mane Stream, with a score of 68.105%. The win in the FEI Grand Prix 16-25 – CDI U25, sponsored by Diamante Farms, was awarded to Juan Matute Guimon (ESP) and Dhannie Ymas, a 2007 Hanoverian gelding (Don Crusador x Welina) owned by Yeguada de Ymas S.L., with a score of 66.558%.
For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.