Lipica, 23. 5. 2014

Italian rider Valentina Truppa with Fixdesign Chablis is the winner of the Grand Prix of the first day of the International Dressage Event FEI CDI3*–W/CDIJ/CDIY/CDIP/CDIYH in Lipica

Italian rider Valentina Truppa with Fixdesign Chablis won today's Grand Prix of the International Dressage Event FEI CDI3*–W/CDIJ/CDIY/CDIP/CDIYH in the Lipica Stud Farm.

»I'am very happy with my ride, last week Chablis didn't go so well, then we concentrated on the training and today he went great again,« explained Valentina Truppa looking forward to the Sunday's GP Freestyle with music - World Cup Qualifier with Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno.

»It's not the first time that I come to Lipica. In Lipica I rode my first European Junior Chamionship in 2000, so I am very happy to come to Lipica again,« explained Valentina Truppa after having finished her first test in Lipica with the result of 71,240 percent.

The second place went to the French rider Anne-Sophie Serre with Rossini (67,380 percent), while the third place went to the German rider Matthias Kempkes with Riccoletto (66,540 percent).

Ulrike Prunthaller won the St. Georges competition for Austria with Bartlgut's Duccio (71,658 percent). Austrian riders won the Young Riders and Junior competitions, too. Karoline Valenta was the best placed Young Rider with Diego (70,184 percent), while Nicola Louise Ahorner with Robbespiere came first in the Junior Competition (70,162 percent).

Ulrike Prunthaller was the best placed rider in the both Young Horses Competitions, too. In the competition for 5-year old horses she rode to victory with Bartlgut's Quantum (7,66), while she won the competiton for 6-year-old horses with Bartlgut's Quarz (7,72). The young Italian rider Valentina Remold with her pony Prince of Glory was the happy winner of the Ponies Competition.

During the three days of the FEI CDI3*–W/CDIJ/CDIY/CDIP/CDIYH International Dressage Event Lipica Stud Far will host 86 competitors with 94 horses from 16 countries. Tomorrow at 11.40 the Lipica Stud Farm rider Birgit Fabris Sauer with the Lipizzaner stallion 261 Maestoso Slavina XIX will ride the GP test, the Lipica Equestrian Club rider Ines Fridau Tivadar with Desto will start in the Junior Competition at 9.14.

The peak of the FEI CDI3*–W/CDIJ/CDIY/CDIP/CDIYH event will be the GP Freestyle with music - World Cup Qualifier on Sundy afternoon.



Foto: Sibil Slejko

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