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Austrias dressage team was able to set a special mark at the prelude

Austria's dressage team presented itself in excellent form at the start of the World Cup qualifier at the CDI4* in Achleiten (Upper Austria). First and foremost local hero Victoria Max-Theurer with Birkhof's Topas, who won the Grand Prix of the Special Tour with 75.261 percent.

Topas did not let himself be stopped even by whirring brakes and took his second international victory in a row after the Grand Prix Special in Munich in front of the eyes of Max Theurer coach Isabell Werth. "We have a great connection," Austria's four-time Olympic participant jubilated her new 11-year-old sport partner, with whom she has competed in four national Grand Prix so far and now in her second international Grand Prix. "It was a great round, Topas was extremely motivated. The pirouettes, piaffes, passage tours were very nice and also the changes and traverses. He has so much talent, and we are getting to know each other better and better."

Max-Theurer had only words of praise for her team: "Thanks to the Casper family from Gestüt Birkhof, who always rejoice with us, to my trainer Isabell Werth and to Stefan for their support." Partner Stefan Lehfellner finished third in the Grand Prix with Roberto Carlos MT with a score of 71.848 percent. For the first time, the pair stood together on the podium at an international Grand Prix - for which they naturally also received a victory kiss.

Florian Bacher took second place with Fidertraum and finally clinched his World Cup ticket with a score of 72.63 percent: "I am very happy with the round, he was great to ride, the scores were also good. It's nice that there were so many good rounds over 70 percent and that we could show that we have a strong team for the WEG."

In addition to Renate Voglsang with Fürst Ferdinand zur Fasanenhöhe (4th place with 70.565), Christian Schumach and Donna Karacho also achieved a 70 percent round. The 70.565 percent even meant the third Achleiten victory in a row in the Grand Prix of the Freestyle Tour. "I am very happy that the mare always delivers like this. In the last eight competitions we always achieved over 70 percent. She is a reliable partner with a lot of character and spirit, her consistency is impressive and it's a pleasure to get going with her every time," the Carinthian emphasized.


Friday, June 17th N°1 FEI Grand Prix (CDI4*, Qualifikation für N°4 Grand Prix Spezial) 1. Victoria Max-Theurer (AUT), Birkhof’s Topas 75.261 Prozent 2. Florian Bacher (AUT), Fidertraum OLD 72.63 3. Stefan Lehfellner (AUT), Roberto Carlos MT 71.848 4. Laura Strobel (GER), Valparaiso 70.565 4. Renate Voglsang (AUT), Fürst Ferdinand zur Fasanenhöhe 70.565 6. Timna Valenta-Zach (AUT), Farant 69.674 7. Aleksandra Szulc (POL), Breakdance 67.978 8. Katharina Haas (AUT), Let it be 67.848 9. Ulrike Prunthaller (AUT), Bartlgut’s Quarz 67.522

N°2 FEI Grand Prix (CDI4*, Qualifikation für N°3 Grand Prix Kür) 1. Christian Schumach (AUT), Donna Karacho 70.565 Prozent 2. Sarah Tubman (USA), First Apple 69.544 3. Stefanie Schatz-Weihermüller, C’est la vie 69.326 4. Karen Pavicic (CRO), Totem 68.239 5. Amanda Hartung (AUT), Dresscode Black 67.957

N°13 FEI Young Riders Team 1. Paul Jöbstl (AUT), Bodyguard 73.824 2. Felicita Simoncic (AUT), Immowert’s Ivar 73.235 3. Lilli Ochsenhofer (AUT), Roi du Soleil MT 68.137 4. Pia Stallmeister (AUT), Cantano Tetti 67.843 5. Felix Artner (AUT), Fasten Seat Belt 67.549 6. Felicita Simoncic (AUT), Connery Junior 67.402

N°11 FEI Juniors Team 1. Capri-Marie Raum (GER), Echt Stark 70.454 2. Florentina Jöbstl (AUT), Coco Procol Harum 70.354 3. Celestine Kindler (GER), Romeo 69.899 4. Oskar Ochsenhofer (AUT), Siesta Key 67.576 5. Fanny Jöbslt (AUT), Dunkelbunt 67.374 N°6 FEI Young Horses 6yo Preliminary Test 1. Belinda Weinbauer (AUT), Machiavelli 82.4 Prozent 2. Yvonne Kläne MT (GER), Valerian MT 80.6

N°5 FEI Young Horses 5yo Preliminary Test 1. Laura Strobel (GER), Alvarinho GV 88.2 2. Ulrike Prunthaller (AUT), Bartlgut’s Traunstein K 80.0 3. Peter Gmoser (AUT), Framework 78.0 The schedule, livescore and all results for the CDI4* Achleiten from June 17 to 19 can be found on


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