Charlotte Dujardin and Times Kismet in a league of their own in the WOTAX-Prize
After the Prix St. Georges, Charlotte Dujardin and her elegant ballerina Times Kismet also won the Intermédiaire I, WOTAX-Prize – hands down.
When Charlotte Dujardin starts raving about her eight-year-old Ampere daughter, Times Kismet, she can’t stop. No wonder. The KWPN mare simply danced through the arena again tonight in the WOTAX-Prize. The judges awarded the pair from the partner country, Great Britain, a score of 78.294 percent for their performance in the Intermédiaire I. And that although there was slight room for improvement here and there, for example in the rein back. However, their victory was never in danger. All of the judges saw the pair as the winners.
Dujardin said later: “I am so happy with Kismet! That was her third Intermédiaire I. She is still totally green, just eight years old and she has never performed in front of such a big crowd. So, I am absolutely delighted with her!”
Second place went to last year’s winners, Frederic Wandres and his eleven-year-old Hanoverian-bred gelding, Quizmaster by Quasar de Charry on a score of 75.441 percent. The judges were in agreement here too that the pair should come second. Therese Nilshagen and her also just eight-year-old Hanoverian stallion La Vie (73.441), who only recently qualified for the Final at the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, finished third.
In the course of the award ceremony, the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein paid tribute to the meanwhile 20-year-long commitment of the WOTAX company to the CHIO Aachen. “The WOTAX Prize has become a tradition on Saturday evening and we are very pleased that you, as a company from Aachen, support the CHIO so much,” ALRV Vice-President Frank Kemperman addressed words of appreciation to the Managing Partner of WOTAX Steuerberatungs- und Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH, Horst Wollgarten.
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