Lipica, 27. 5. 2016

Russian Competitor Tatiana Miloserdova Riding Awakening Wins Grand Prix

Russian competitor Tatiana Miloserdova and her horse Awakening triumphed in the Grand Prix, the second day of the International Dressage Competition’s most difficult event, at Lipica Stud Farm. Scoring 69.38%, Miloserdova is also favourite to win Sunday’s World Cup scoring Grand Finale.

Second place went to the Swiss-rider-with-Slovene surname Marcela Krinke Susmelj and Smeyers Sopran scoring 68.82%, whilst Russian Elena Sidneva riding Romeo Star was placed third scoring 68.28%. Slovenian rider Polona Kalan riding Elton ranked 15th scoring 62.42%.

The winner of the CDI3* Grand Prix, which doesn’t count as a qualifier for Sunday’s Freestyle to Music test, was German Isabele Steidle with Long Drink scoring 69.2%.  

Yesterday’s young horse test winners saw further success today; Luxembourger Sascha Schulz riding Quel Filou won the final test for 5-year-old horses with 43.1%, whilst Czech rider Hana Vasaryova with Silky Moves triumphed in the final test for 6-year-old horses with 40.6%.  

The winner of the children’s event was, once again, Austrian Theresa Staudinger riding Sunlight with 69.1%, whilst Italian Xenia Herta Schumann with Remidemi won the Young Riders Team Competition scoring 66.632%.

Tomorrow’s events start at 8.30 with tests for children, pony riders, juniors and young riders, with the most difficult event, the Intermediate I, scheduled for the afternoon.

The highlight of the competition takes place on Sunday afternoon at 14.30 when the top riders demonstrate their skills in the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music, competing for Dressage World Cup Points. Held over four days in Lipica, this international competition plays host to 75 competitors and 101 horses from 15 countries.