Denmark’s Edward Gal and Glock’s Voice, a 13-year-old stallion by De Niro, claimed the first leg of the nine part series of the 2015/2016 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League with a 78.80 percent after a tense start in Odense, Denmark today.
Gal continued a trend he started in 2014 to take the lead in the competition while riding Glock’s Undercover.
“The atmosphere in the stands got to horse, and he wasn’t as smooth as he can be,” Gal said. “Sometimes he reacts weirdly, but you know sometimes the weird horses are the good ones!. He felt good at the start, but he got edgy as we went along. However it was better than the Grand Prix. It was his first indoor show, so all things considered it was a good result.”
Danish rider Anna Kasprzak and Donnperignon placed second and Agnete Kirk Thinggaard and Jojo AZ were third.
Kasprzak captured Saturday’s’s Grand Prix with a 73.860 percent with Gal close behind with a 73.380 percent. Dutch rider Hans Peter Minderhoud claimed the third place spot on Glock’s Romanov with a 73.320 percent.
The second leg of the World Cup series will take place Oct. 30 in Lyon, France. For more information, go to www.equitalyon.com. The Reem Acra World Cup final will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden in March 2016.
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1. Glock’s Voice (Edward Gal) NED 78.00%
2. Donnperignon (Anna Kazkprzak) DEN 77.100%
3. Jojo AZ (Agnete Kirk Thinggaard) DEN 76.250%
4. Miata (Emilie Nyrerod) SWE 74.800%
5. Vancouver K (Judy Reynolds) IRL 74.425%
6. Glock’s Romanov (Hans Peter Minderhoud) NED 74.350%
7. Blue Hors Hotline (Daniel Bachmann Andersen) DEN 73.750%
8. Batuta (Goncalo Carvalho) POR 73.000%
9. Di Lapponia T (Paulinda Friberg) SWE 72.200%
10. Radetzky (Marjan van der Jagt) NED 71.175%
11. Daintree 3 (Kathleen Keller) GER 70.800%
12. Fabienne (Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein) DEN 69.925%
13/ NOHS Daijoubo (Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez) ESP 69.475%
14. Rainbow Dancer 4 (Anne Lene Holmen) NOR 68.550%
15. Zircoon Spring Flower (Jennie Larsson) SWE 62.700%
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Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2015/2016 leaderboard: standings after Round 1 of the Western European League at Odense (DEN):
1. Inna Logutenkova UKR – 30
2. Alexandre Ayache FRA – 20
2. Marcela Krinke Susmejl SUI – 20
2. Ellen Schulten-Baumer GER – 20
2. Edward Gal NED – 20
6. Jennie Larsson SWE – 19
7. Matthias Bouten GER – 17
7. Anna Kasprzak DEN – 17
9. Ester Soldi ITA – 15
9. Anna von Wendt FIN – 15
9. Martin Christensen DEN – 15
9. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard DEN – 15
For further information on the first leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2015/2016 Western European League series, check out http://jbkhorseshows.dk/DK.aspx