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Team Germany Goes Into Lead After Opening Day of CDIO3* Nations Cup Competition

Wellington, Fla. – March 17, 2021 – Immediately following the pinning of the CDIO-U25 Nations Cup team event, small tour riders wearing their respective flags cantered down centerline in the FEI Prix St. Georges before the big tour athletes wrapped up competition for the day with the FEI Grand Prix. Out of the five nations represented, it was the German team who kicked off the week in winning fashion, leading the way with 223.333 points after the first day of Nations Cup competition. The battle for team gold will be a close one Thursday, March 18 as Team USA follows closely behind with an overall total of 222.37. 

Christoph Koschel and Eaton Unitechno

In the Prix St. Georges, the German contingency dominated with the top three scoring small tour combinations representing the red, yellow and black flag. Frederic Wandres and Quizmaster, Hof Kasselmann’s 9-year-old Hanoverian stallion, topped the class with a 74.765%. Kevin Kohmann and Equitas LLC’s Five Star, an 11-year-old KWPN stallion, was right on Wandres’ heels with a score of 74.177%. Earning a 68.853% to round out the top three was Michael Klimke on Domino 957, a 9-year-old Westphalian mare owned by Uwe Kappel. 

Frederic Wandres and Quizmaster

Competition started getting quite close as the Grand Prix competitors tried to lay down their best performances for their countries. Contributing to Germany’s overall lead in the CDIO3* following the opening day of competition, Christoph Koschel and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Unitechno, Inc., Eaton Unitechno, earned a personal best score of 72.891%. Team USA’s Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s 13-year-old KWPN gelding, took home the highest individual score in the Grand Prix by earning a 73.935%. Scoring just behind Eaton was Canadian Chris Von Martels with a personal best score of 72.870% aboard his 12-year-old KWPN gelding who he owns with Barbara Soederhuizen.

Kevin Kohmann and Five Star

Team results will consist of the best three scores in the first test, FEI Prix St. Georges and FEI Grand Prix, and the three best scores in the second test, the FEI Intermediate 1 and FEI Grand Prix Special. The best total team score will receive the gold medal. The Nations Cup team scores are calculated by awarding a 1.5 percent bonus for each Grand Prix rider on a team, while small tour scores receive no bonus. Once all riders have received their scores and their perspective additional bonus, the lowest score is dropped. If the drop score is that of a Grand Prix rider, the bonus will also be dropped with their score. Bonus points, however, will not contribute to individual final competition and are only used to calculate team rankings.

Michael Klimke and Domino

The senior team competition will continue Thursday, March 18 with the FEI Intermediate I at 12:25 p.m. and FEI Grand Prix Special at 1:05 p.m. The total scores from each day will be added together to determine the final team standings after the second day of competition.



Results: CDIO3* FEI Prix St. Georges

Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score

1. Frederic Wandres / GER / Quizmaster / 74.765%

2. Kevin Kohmann / GER / Five Star / 74.177%

3. Michael Klimke / GER / Domino / 68.853%

4. Hope Berling / AUS / Alpha HM / 64.853%

5. Sally Lofting / AUS / Quinlan CF / 62.147%

CDIO3* FEI Grand Prix

Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score

1. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Harmony’s Duval / 73.935%

2. Christoph Koschel / GER / Eaton Unitechno / 72.891%

3. Chris Von Martels / CAN / Eclips / 72.870%

4. Benjamin Ebeling / USA / Illuster Van De Kampert / 72.152%

5. Jennifer Williams / USA / Millione / 71.783%

6. Brittany Fraser- Beaulieu / CAN / All In / 70.391%

7. Katherine Bateson Chandler / USA / Alcazar / 70.239%

8. Lindsay Kellock / CAN / Sebastien / 70.087%

9. Naima Moreira Laliberté / CAN / Statesman / 69.718%

10. Carlos Salguero Ocaña / ESP / Vangens Star-Light / 66.870%

11. Kelly Layne / AUS / Samhitas / 63.739%

CDIO3* Team Results After Day One

1. Germany 

Christoph Koschel / Eaton Unitechno / (72.891% + 1.5%) 74.391

Frederic Wandres / Quizmaster / 74.765

Kevin Kohmann / Five Star / 74.177

Michael Klimke / Domino 957 / 68.853

2. United States 

Adrienne Lyle / Harmony’s Duval / (73.935 + 1.5%) 75.435

Benjamin Ebeling / Illuster Van de Kampert / (72.152% + 1.5%) 73.652

Jennifer Williams / Millione / (71.783% + 1.5%) 73.283

Katherine Bateson Chandler / Alcazar / (70.239% +1.5%) 71.739 

3. Canada

Chris Von Martels / Eclips / (72.87% + 1.5%) 74.37

Lindsay Kellock / Sebastien / (70.087% + 1.5%) 71.587

Brittany Fraser-Beaulier / All In / (70.391% + 1.5%) 71.891

Naima Moreira Laliberté / Statesman / (69.718% + 1.5%) 71.218 

4. Australia

Kelly Layne / Samhitas / (63.739% + 1.5%) 65.239

Hope Beerling / Alpha HM / 64.853

Sally Lofting / Quinlan CF / 62.147

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