Photo Report: Kittel and Delaunay Win World Cup Qualifier at 2019 CDI-W Fot

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 08:12
2019 CDI-W Fot
Patrik Kittel and Delaunay at the 2019 CDI-W Fot :: Photo © Lukasz Kowalski

Swedish Patrik Kittel and the Oatley family's 13-year old Oldenburg gelding Delaunay became the winners of the World Cup Qualifier at the 2019 CDI-W Fot in Hungary on 26 - 29 September 2019. 

Riding Delaunay (by Dr Doolittle x Feinbrand) at his first show since the 2019 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg last April, Kittel won the Grand Prix with 75.00% and went on to claim victory in the Kur to Music with 78.375%. 

German Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her own 15-year old Dutch warmblood mare Zaire E (by Son de Niro x Jazz) were the runners-up. In the Grand Prix they posted 74.630% and in the Special they scored 77.750%.  Jessica's brother Benjamin Werndl was third in the Grand Prix on Flora Keller's Famoso OLD with 73.109%, while French Morgan Barbançon landed third place in the Kur on Sir Donnerhall II with a personal best of 77.750%

The trip to Hungary was successful for Patrik, who also brought along his client, Japanese Masahiro Kosaka's 10-year old Dutch warmblood Eddieni (by Johnson x Negro). Kittel took over the ride on the chestnut from his assistant trainer Malin Wahlkamp-Nilsson who campaigned the horse first in the spring and summer of 2019. Kittel and Eddieni won the Grand Prix for Special with 73.152% and placed second in the Special with 71.660% behind Luxembourg's Nicolas Wagner on Quater Back Junior (by Quaterback). 

Thamar Zweistra and Erina
In the small tour Russian Elena Sidneva and Dutch Thamar Zweistra moved into the winner's circle. Sidneva and the just 7-year old Hanoverian mare Sacura (by San Amour x Don Frederico) won the Prix St Georges with 69.588%. Sacura was first competed internationally in March 2018 by Russian junior Ekaterina Dubrovina until April 2019. Zweistra and Arie Yom-Tov's 10-year old Dutch warmblood mare Erina (by Jazz x Sandro Hit) dominated the Intermediaire I and Inter I kur to music with 71.265% and74.460%.

Photos © Lukasz Kowalski

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