World Dressage Masters Wiesbaden: Fabienne Lütkemeier reigns in Freestyle

Fabienne Lütkemeier and Qui Vincit Dynamis, winners of the WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP.

Fabienne Lütkemeier and Qui Vincit Dynamis, winners of the WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP. (Photos: WRFC/Lafrentz)

In a beautiful floodlit setting Fabienne Lütkemeier won the World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP with Qui Vincit Dynamis. The pair danced to 76.750%. Fabienne was happy, the day before she said after the Grand Prix: “I never competed in the floodlight freestyle in Wiesbaden with him before. So I am very excited to see how it will go tomorrow, but I trust on his wisdom, he is 17-years-old.” And she was right, the Oldenburger gelding performed superbly. They received eights for their piaffe and flying changes and for elasticity and harmony between rider and horse. Afterwards the International Business School graduate from Paderborn smiled: “„I am completely happy with Quinci. He did such a good job and we really enjoyed it. I have used D’Agostino’s Freestyle as I did during the World Cup Final in Las Vegas. It is a difficult Freestyle, but Quinci can do it and it fits him.”

Prizegiving of the WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP. From left: Isabelle Kettner, Wiesbaden dressage manager, Iuliia Parkhomenko of Vian Group, Valentina Truppa (3rd), Fabienne Lütkemeier (winner), Juliane Brunkhorst (2nd),Katrina Wüst, president of the jury and Camil Smeulders, managing director of World Dressage Masters.

Prizegiving of the WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP. From left: Isabelle Kettner, Wiesbaden dressage manager, Iuliia Parkhomenko of Vian Group, Valentina Truppa (3rd), Fabienne Lütkemeier (winner), Juliane Brunkhorst (2nd),Katrina Wüst, president of the jury and Camil Smeulders, managing director of World Dressage Masters. 

Second place went to Juliane Brunkhorst and her 11-year-old Hannoverian stallion Fürstano with 74.350%. The pair received high marks for their half-passes in trot and in canter and passage. Italy’s Valentina Truppa finished in third place with the 19-year-old Fixdesign Chablis with 73.450%. The horse is still in top form and Valentina was in tears after her test and said: “I have been riding him since he was three-years-old. He means more to me than a boyfriend.”

This afternoon equestrian fans can enjoy the WDM Grand Prix Special presented by Jerich International. You can watch Isabell Werth, Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and many other top dressage riders at www.worlddressagemasters.com/wdm-live

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