Dean and Dotcom D’Athuit Dash to CSI2* Grand Prix Win at GLEF

Natalie Dean (USA) and Dotcom d’Athuit. Photo © Andrew Ryback Photography

Edited Press Release

Natalie Dean (USA) reached a level of speed that neither spectators nor competitors alike anticipated in the $37,000 Cabana Coast CSI2* Grand Prix Saturday afternoon. With the Marigold Sporthorses LLC entry Dotcom D’Athuit, the young rider bested a field of 49 for the title.

The first-round track was built with challenges, but 10 managed to jump clear and advance to the jump-off. Dean returned seventh in the order, with Georgina Bloomberg (USA) in the lead with the Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, entry Sempa Fidelis in 38.55 seconds. Several pairs had broken beneath the 40-second mark, and it wasn’t obvious that there was much space to improve the time.

Natalie Dean (USA) topped the podium in the $37,000 Cabana Coast CSI2* Grand Prix. Photo © Andrew Ryback Photography

Dean felt differently, though. With the 9-year-old Selle Français mare (Diamant de Semilly x Quidam de Revel), she sped to a time of 35.84 seconds, finding nearly three seconds to shave off the leading time and claiming the win. Giavanna Rinaldi (USA) found a spot in second place but still a bit off the pace in 38.37 seconds aboard Andrew Welles LLC’s Onermie van het Weyenshof and Bloomberg took third.

Dean has been partnered with Dotcom D’Athuit for two years. The mount is another find of Dean’s trainer, Ilan Ferder. Saturday marked the mare’s first FEI grand prix victory. “She’s been an amazing horse,” she said of their relationship. “She has her own style and technique but it works with her and she is clear in almost every class. I’m really excited for the future with her.”

Final Results: $37,000 CabanaCoast CSI2* Grand Prix

1. DOTCOM D’ATHUIT: 2013 SF mare by Diamant de Semilly x Quidam de Revel
NATALIE DEAN (USA), Marigold Sporthorses LLC: 0/0/35.84

2. ONERMIE VAN HET WEYENSHOF: 2014 BWP mare by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Nabab de Reve
GIAVANNA RINALDI (USA), ANdrew Welles LLC: 0/0/38.37

3. SEMPA FIDELIS: 2009 HANN mare by Stakkato Gold x Concetto Famos
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprizes, LLC: 0/0/38.55

4. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: 2013 gelding by Comme il Faut
NICOLAS GAMBOA (COL), Maddee Morley: 0/0/39.06

5. ELITE CHIN DE SAULIEU: 2010 WB mare by Cassini II x Chin Chin
CARLIE FAIRTY (CAN), Fairgreen Sod Farm: 0/0/42.24

6. CUBA LIBRE V: 2012 WESTF mare by Cornet Obolensky x Gralshueter
SEAN JOBIN (CAN), Foxridge Farms Stables: 0/0/42.40

7. DARQUITO: 2011 HANN gelding by D’Inzeo x Contefino
AUDREY SCHULZE (USA), Riverbrook Sport Horses LLC: 0/4/40.29

8. CAMINA K: 2011 BRAND mare by Clarimo x Askari 173
KARIME PEREZ NUÑEZ (MEX), Karime Perez Nuñez: 0/4/40.76

9. EHRENS: 2009 KWPN gelding by Cardento x Concorde
LUCIANA ROBERTA GONZALEZ GUERRA (MEX), Luciana Roberto Gonzales Guerra: 0/4/43.76

10. HANAKINE: 2013 SBS gelding by Baltic Sitte x Acodetto
MARK BLUMAN (COL), Mark Bluman: 0/12/38.21

11. CONNOR 69: 2013 HOLST gelding by Connor x Contender
OLIVIA CLIVER (USA), On The Mark Equestrian LLC: 1/78.10

12. ZAMIA 3: 2007 HOLST mare by Aljano x Dream Of Glory
CHANDLER MEADOWS (USA) Chandler Meadows: 1/78.41

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