Brian Hafner and Lombardo LHF (Shannon Brinkman Photo)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The United States produced a seventh-place finish in FEI Nations Cup competition on Thursday among a top-class field at the CDIO5* Rotterdam. The team of Susie Dutta, Catherina Haddad-Staller, and Brian Hafner performed the FEI Grand Prix Test to finish on an overall total of 203.420.
Leading off for the U.S. was Dutta (Wellington, Fla.), with Tim Dutta Inc.’s 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding Currency DC, posting a score of 66.400%. Haddad-Staller (Wellington, Fla.) rode in the second spot for the Americans, scoring a 67.960% with her own 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Mane Stream Hotmail. Riding in the anchor position for the United States was Hafner (Penngrove, Calif.), who produced the team’s highest score, a 69.020%, with his and Rebecca Hafner’s 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding Lombardo LHF.
The Dutch proved to be popular winners on their home turf, finishing on a score of 239.220, followed by Denmark in second place with a score of 209.781, with Sweden rounding out the podium placings in third in a total of 209.181.
In CDI-U25 competition Mackinzie Pooley piloted Leslie Pooley’s 17-year-old KWPN gelding Partous to a sixth-place finish in the FEI Intermediaire II Test with a score of 66.053%.
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