On Sunday afternoon the last test was scheduled for Charlotte Fry during the Horses and Dreams show in Hagen. For this test, the Grand Prix Special, she saddled her black gelding Dark Legend, s. Zucchero out of Zoë s. Tango bred by the Nobus-de Potter family from Eede. In qualifying for this test, the regular Grand Prix, she already managed to achieve a personal best of 76.717% and a nice third place.
Also in this test, the couple showed a very harmonious picture. The passage in a great rhythm, the two tempi’s and the one tempi’s very straight and the pirouettes showed great ease and were on the spot. In the end the score came to a well-deserved 77.085% which again meant a personal record and a beautiful third place!
Looking back on these 4 days, we cannot be more than very satisfied. s. Don Joe, Diëgo out of Cinderella s. Lord Leatherdale bred by Van Olst Horses, competed at his first international show and managed to win the Inter I as the youngest competitor in the field. There seems to be a lot more in store for this future star.
Chippendale, s. Lord Leatherdale out of Ti Amo s. Negro bred by P. van de Brandt, also competed at his first international show. On Thursday he managed to achieve a percentage of 71.956% in his third Grand Prix ever. On Saturday, for the first time in his life, he competed in a freestyle to music at this level and managed to score a 74.710%.
At the end a wonderfull show with great results with so much more coming for the future!
Photo: Dark Legend