Jonny Hilberath & Amüsant Win Moorland Grand Prix Special Dressage Derby

Jonny Hilberath and Amüsant in victory gallop after winning Exquis World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Special. © 2010 Ken Braddick

FALSTERBO, Sweden, July 9 — Germany’s Jonny Hilberath who has been competing Amüsant internationally for just four months notched their first victory Saturday by winning the inaugural €30,000 (US$37,860) Moorland Grand Prix Special Dressage Derby presented by Agria as part of the Exquis World Dressage Masters.

Jonny and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Elisabeth Max-Theurer and competed once internationally by her daughter, Victoria, almost two years ago scored 69.292 per cent despite mistakes in both the one- and two-tempi changes. The Netherlands’ Christa Laarakkers and Divoza Horseworld Ovation finished second with 67.250 per cent and hometown favorite Charlotte Haid Bondergaard on Lydianus was third on 66.292 per cent.

For Jonny and Amüsant’s first WDM, and the first time the Falsterbo Horse Show has included the prestigious CDI5* in its competition schedule the win earned them €9,500 (US$12,000) while Christa, who competed at WDM in Palm Beach earlier this year, earned €7,000 (US$8,830) and Charlotte €5,500 (US$6,940).

The Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday will be contested by eight combinations, including the top three from the Grand Prix — Anky van Grunsven and IPS Painted Black, Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven and Favourit and Anja Plönzke and Le Mont d’Or.

Complete results of the Grand Prix Special:

Place Rider Horse/Sire/Damsire E H C M B
1 Jonny Hilberath Amüsant Alabaster – Absatz 69.583

1

69.792

1

70.208

1

68.958

1

67.917

1

69.292

1

2 Christa Laarakkers Divoza Horseworld Ovation

Cabochon – Apollonios XXG. Pelgrum

67.292

2

67.708

2

67.708

2

67.292

2

66.250

3

67.250

2

3 Charlotte Haid Bondergaard Lydianus

Lorentin ! – CariboG Petersen

67.083

3

65.000

6

65.625

5

66.458

4

67.292

2

66.292

3

4 Catherine Haddad Winyamaro

Walt Disney – Trapper

65.833

4

67.500

3

66.042

4

65.833

6

65.000

5

66.042

4

5 Evi Strasser Quantum Tyme

Quattro – Argentinius

63.750

5

65.417

4

65.000

6

66.458

4

65.833

4

65.292

5

5 Katarzyna Milczarek Ekwador

Heraldik xx – Corofino holst

63.333

6

65.417

4

66.458

3

66.667

3

64.583

6

65.292

5

About WDM
The World Dressage Masters is a sports and marketing initiative of equestrian innovator Exquis and international sports marketing agency SportBizz
WDM utilizes marketing strategies and innovation to enhance the sport of dressage worldwide.

WDM is sponsored by Exquis, Moorland Stables and Moorland Investments, Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe, Jerich International and Axel Johnson Group.

Schedule of WDM events in 2010:
Palm Beach, Florida – Feb. 4-6
Munich, Germany – May 13-15
Cannes, France – June 10-13
Falsterbo, Sweden – July 8-11
Hickstead, England – July 29-Aug. 1

Total prize money in 2010: €525.000 (US$665,000)

http://www.worlddressagemasters.com

For further information contact:
WDM News Service
Ken Braddick
Email     ken@dressage-news.com
Telephone    +1 5612142672

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