Britain's Got Talent! Richard Davison Does It Again – Gold In World Dressage Master Grand Prix Special in Munich

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Posted by World Dressage Masters


Richard Davison and Hiscox Artemis (Florestan) winners in the WDM Munich Grand Prix Special
Richard Davison and Hiscox Artemis (Florestan) winners in the WDM Munich Grand Prix Special

Munich, Germany – Richard Davison, last year's winner of the World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Special did it again. Scoring highest of them all in the name-heavy starting field with riders like Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén, Patrik Kittel and Monica Theodorescu. He and his beautiful 13-year old gelding by Florestan, Hiscox Artemis, reached the scores of 73.467 % and showed the audience an almost perfect program with very few mistakes. The second place was taken by Minna Telde, Sweden and her black stallion Santana IIII who did his first Grand Prix Special and landed on the scores of 72.911% . Third place was taken by Danish rider Lone Jörgensen with her great mover FBW De Vito on 71.22%.{C}{C}Richard said before his start that his horse Hiscox Artemis never had felt as good as now. "It started in January this year. Suddenly he just exploded in talent and to be honest, his piaffe and passage tour has never been as good as now." said a very happy Richard, who also performed well in yesterday's Grand Prix and explained his start in today's Special: "I was asked to ride the Special by my team back home, to be able to have the points from a GP Special. Of course I would have loved to ride the freestyle here, but since this was a request I couldn't say no to, I agreed and now I must say, it doesn't feel bad at all."

Sweden's Minna Telde and Santana (Sandro Hit)
Sweden's Minna Telde and Santana (Sandro Hit)

Second placed Minna Telde from Sweden did a beautiful ride with her black stallion Santana, who performed his first Grand Prix Special ever. "I came here with the aim to ride the Grand Prix Freestyle, so in fact I hadn't been training the Grand Prix Special program before. I had to explain him the collected walk to piaffe transition out on the warming arena just minutes before entering the ring." But for Minna Telde and her Sandro Hit-son it seemed not to make any difference. They performed fantastic and landed on the total scores of 72.911%.

Dutch Danielle Heijkoop and Siro winners of the WDM Jiva Hill Youth Challenge
Dutch Danielle Heijkoop and Siro winners of the WDM Jiva Hill Youth Challenge

Danielle Scores Again - In World Dressage Masters Jiva Hill Youth Challenge
The Jiva Hill Youth Challenge was won by Dutch Danielle Heijkoop and her Siro on the fantastic scores of 73.58%. Danielle, who now is having two gold medals from this weekend's WDM Jiva Hill battle, was shining like the sun after the prize giving ceremony, but was for sure not going to bathe in champagne just yet: "I cannot celebrate yet," she laughed, "I still have tomorrows Freestyle to focus on."

Number two in the Jiva Hill Youth Challenge was the only guest from Luxembrug, Veronique Henschen that together with her Fontalero, landed on 70.140%. The third place was taken by Victoria Michalke and Pavarotti (Germany) who scored 69.302%.

Preliminary Time-Table
Sunday, May 20th
13.30 Jiva Hill Youth Challenge CDIU25, Final
14.30 WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson CDI 5*

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WDM Munich 2012 Grand Prix Special Results
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WDM Jiva Hill Youth Challenge Grand Prix Results

E: Dr. Dieter Schüle (GER)
H: Dr. Dietrich Plewa (GER)
C: Isobel Wessels (GBR)
M: Leif Törnblad (DEN)
B: Wim Ernes (NED)
•    Danielle Heijkoop – Siro, NED  73.558
•    Veronique Henschen – Fontalero, LUX  70.140
•    Victoria Michalke – Pavorotti, GER  69.302
•    Lisa-Maria Klössinger – New Lord, GER  68.674
•    Fabienne Lütkemeier – Qui Vincit Dynamis, GER - 68.442
•    Franz Trischenberger – Bourbon K, GER - 64.971
•    Daniel Göhlen – Rivaner, GER - 64.628
•    Carina Nevermann Torup – Chabrell, DEN - 64.372
•    Federica Scolari – Beldonwelt, ITA - 61.814
•    Micol Rustignoli - Corallo Nero, ITA - 58.558

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