Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 28
Victory was awarded to Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special CDI-W at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion (Negro—Rodieni R, Monaco) owned by Kastel Denmark, earned a score of 72.94%.
“I don’t think I ever realized that it was this difficult. It’s been such a journey for me for so many years,” said Jorst of her decision to compete at the international level. “I was working and working, and I knew that I needed to do something. I turned 48, and I sold my company, and I set out to do this crazy thing. It is totally my passion.”
Commenting on Nintendo, Jorst said, “My favorite thing about him is his spirit. He just goes and goes. All of those years when I made mistakes, and I didn’t really know what I was doing, he just kept on going and kept trying to figure out what I was trying to ask of him. He still does that all of the time, and he is such a pal in the ring for me.”
Placing second was Suzan Pape of Great Britain and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Dancier—Descana, Don Davidoff) owned by Harmony Sporthorses, with a score of 71.98%. Third place was awarded to Spanish rider Juan Matute Guimon and Quantico Ymas, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Fighting Fit—Hauptstutbuch) owned by Juan F. Matute, with a score of 70.58%.
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