Lipica, 25. 5. 2014

Valentina Truppa and Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno are the great winners of the Lipica CDI3*–W, after three years a Lipizzaner successfully returns to the GP Freestyle

The first lady of the Italian dressage Valentina Truppa is the great winner of today's Grand Prix Freestyle to music in Lipica. With her Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno she rode to the result of 80,325 percent, charming the public with excellent piaffe and passage, perfectly matching to the Italian music.

Valentina Truppa won also the Grand Prix Special with Fixdesign Chablis, repeating her double victory of the year 2011.

The second place in the Gran Prix Freestyle to music went to the Swiss rider Marcela Krinke – Susmelj with Smeyers Molberg (74,875 percent), while the third place went to the last year's winner Elena Sidneva with Romeo Star from Russia (73,350 percent).

After three years a Lipizzaner competed in the GP Fresstyle again - Lipica Stud Farm rider Birgit Fabris Sauer rode to the 14th place with 261 Maestoso Slavina XIX, showing a very nice passage (64,550 percent).

»I am happy, actually I am even more happy with my Saturday's test,« explained Birgit Fabris Sauer, thankful to the Lipica Stud Farm trainer Alojz Lah, who supported her during the preparation for the CDI. Thanks go also to her husand Ladislav Fabris, who trained 261 Maestoso Slavina XIX to the GP level.

»We congratulate Birgit Fabris Sauer for her success, being aware of the personal engagement, necessary for such a result,« said the Acting General Manager of the Lipica Stud Farm dr. Boštjan Bizjak. Stud Farm Manager mag. Janez Rus agreed: »This encouraging score is the result of personal dedication of Birgit Fabris Sauer as well as the professional and correct work of the Lipica Classical Riding School. We are happy to see a Lipizzaner successfully returning to the competition arena.«

The results of the first, second and third day of the competition allowed no doubt about the best riders. Karoline Valenta from Austria won all the three competitions for Young Riders with Diego, another Austrian rider Nicola Louise Ahorner won all the Junior Competitions, while Valentina Remold rode to the first place with Prince of Glory in the Competition for Pony Riders.

The Young Horses Competitions of Friday and Saturday brought to the first place Ulrike Prunthaller with Bartlgut's Quantum and Bartlgut's Quarz. The Austrian rider won also todays's Intermediate I Freestyle with Bartlgut's Duccio.

The second Slovene competitor was happy with the results at the CDI, too. The young member of the  Lipica Equetrian Club Ines Fridau Tivadar with Desto finished the Junior Competition in the 9th place.

86 competitors with 94 horses from 16 countries took part in the FEI CDI3*W/CDIJ/CDIY/CDIP/CDIYH. The next international event in the Lipica Stud Farm will be the International Driving Event from June 27th to June 29th.

Foto: Sibil Slejko

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