Patrik Kittel & New Mount Well Done Win Brno World Cup Freestyle

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Patrik Kittel and Well Done de la Roche at Brno World Cup.

BRNO, Czech Republic, June 18, 2017–Sweden’s three-time Olympian Patrik Kittel rode Well Done de la Roche CMF to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday while Hungary’s Róbert Ács moved to a tie at the top of the Central European League rankings.

Patrik and the Swiss Warmblood scored 78.500 per cent for the win in only the fourth start for the partnership and a day after capturing the Grand Prix.

Patrik will take back to the Western European League in which he competes the 20 points he earned in Sunday’s musical performance in seeking to qualify for the Final in Paris next April 10-15.

The pair’s only previous CDI start was at Compiègne, France last month, posting a score of 74.725 per cent in the freestyle debut.

Hungary’s Nikolett Szalai on Willy the Hit placed second on 70.400 per cent with Estonia’s Grete Püvi on Axel in third on 70.200 per cent in the fifth of 11 World Cup events in Central Europe.

Hungary’s Róbert Ács on Rasputin placed fourth on 69.550 per cent to earn enough points to move to the top of the Central European League rankings, tied with Russia’s Inessa Merkulova.

The Western European League doesn’t start until October with nine events leading to the final in Paris.

Patrik joins Switzerland’s Marcela Krinke Susmelj and Morgan Barbançon Mestre of Spain each with 20 points and another 11 Western Europeans riders who have earned points in Central Europe so far this year.

The next Central European event is scheduled for Tallinn, Estonia at the end of August.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges–E: Orsolya Hillier H: Thomas Lang C: Ilja Vietor M: Eddie de Wolff van Westerrode B: Peter Holler

Pl. Rider Horse Nat. %
1 KITTEL Patrik WELL DONE DE LA ROCHE CMF SWE 78.500
2 Szalai, Nikolett WILLY THE HIT HUN 70.400
3 Püvi, Grete AXEL EST 70.200
4 Ács, Róbert RASPUTIN HUN 69.550
5 Kovshov, Maksim FLIRT UKR 68.700
6 GUSAROVA, Oksana ENRICO UKR 67.975
7 Sigismondi, Fabrizio TREVIS JOSPO CZE 66.875
8 YAFREMAVA, Katsiaryna LATINO BLR 66.800
9 IHUMENTSAVA, Volha ED KHARDY BLR 66.550
10 SABITOV, Rishat AZZARO POL 65.725
11 Dyachenko, Anna POSEYDON UKR 64.500