Suzan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse Win Grand Prix Special at AGDF Week 1

© Emma Miller : Suzan Pape and Harmony's Don Noblesse
Suzan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 14 2017 – British rider Suzan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion, came away with the victory after the FEI Grand Prix Special held in The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Saturday. This week marks the pair’s CDI Grand Prix division debut, and they earned a score of 68.118 percent in the Grand Prix Special. The class was part of the first CDI-W of the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) season and was sponsored by AMCI to benefit Brooke USA.

Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse had a successful show season last year receiving top placings in the CDI small tour division, and they have been working on moving up to the Grand Prix division since then.

During her test, the piaffe and passage was a highlight that helped her clinch the win. Pape noted that collection is a consistent strong point for Harmony’s Don Noblesse.

© Emma Miler: Suzan Pape and Harmony's Don NoblesseSuzan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse

“Today was his first Grand Prix Special and he was very well behaved,“ Pape explained. “As a whole, I am very proud of him! In Germany, he was third in the finals of upcoming young Grand Prix horses just before Christmas.”

Going forward, Pape has high hopes for her Hanoverian mount.

“I would like to progress forward with him — maybe in the long run do a bigger CDI or a national championship in England,” Pape concluded. “Everybody needs to stay healthy and sound.”

© Emma Miller: Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba
Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba

Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba, a 10-year-old Westfalen gelding, placed second with a score of 65.980 percent, and Christilot Boylen and Drentano, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, took third with 63.667 percent.

The first CDI-W of the 2017 AGDF will conclude tomorrow, Jan. 14, with a Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25, and a Grand Prix for Adult Amateurs in The Stadium starting at 12:05 P.M.

CDI-W Grand Prix Special
Rider/Country/Horse/Total Score
1. Suzan Pape/GBR/Harmony’s Don Noblesse/68.118
2. Michael Klimke/GER/Djamba Djokiba/65.980
3. Christilot Boylen/CAN/Drentano/63.667
4. Barbara Bertschinger/SUI/Rubin Cortes OLD/59.725

© Emma Miller: Christilot Boylen and Drentano
Christilot Boylen and Drentano

© Emma Miller: Barbara Bertschinger and Rubin Cortes OLD
Barbara Bertschinger and Rubin Cortes OLD

© Emma Miller: Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba
Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba

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