None 2016: Italy took team Gold at MCI European Championships

An historical victory for the Italian team on the European Dressage Championship reserved to P.R.E. and Lusitano breed on a wonderful MCI Final held October 27-30 in Italy.

Italian MCI Team celebrates an historical victory in the dressage championship reserved to Iberian horses (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Italian MCI Team celebrates an historical victory in the dressage championship reserved to Iberian horses (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Four days of competitions crowned the new European MCI Champions for 2016 at the HorseBridge Equestrian Center in None just outside the old capital of Italy Turin.

European MCI President Philip Roche shake hands with Italian MCI President Giacomo Silvio Mazzoleni congratulating for the Italian victory (photo © Equestra Group / Dressage-international).

European MCI President Philippe Roche shake hands with Italian MCI President Giacomo Silvio Mazzoleni congratulating for the Italian victory (photo © Equestra Group / Dressage-international).

“I am very satisfied about this 20th MCI European Final we held in Italy, great sport, great friendship and a sensational show.” Stated Philippe Roche MCI Europe President. “We had pairs from all around Europe and every year participating nations are growing both in numbers and in quality. Congratulations to all winners and especially to Italy that won the Team Cup on the European Championship. Next year we wait all in France for the next edition”.

“I don’t know what to say! It’s awesome! I just want to say: thank you! Thanks to all that  contributed to make this happen, a dream comes true! This is been the first Team Gold medal for Italy since the introduction of the MCI European Championships into the MCI Final in 2009. It’s been an indescribable emotion for all of us.” said Giacomo Silvio Mazzoleni, Italian MCI President.

Nausicaa Maroni and Embajador took Gold at the Grand Prix level. (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Nausicaa Maroni and Embajador took Gold at the Grand Prix level. (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Five years ago, here in None, the Italian Team won a silver medal that, in some way, gave birth to a new hystorical moment for the Italian MCI. From that moment we have come a long way to reach this results, and we’ll keep going on this direction. The MCI European Trophy will follow us next year in France, the country that will host the next MCI European Finals, and here it will finds its new keeper when a new winner will be proclamed. We hope to bring back the trophy with us in Italy again.

Wow, what a day! Everything has been amazing!” commented Italian amazon Nausicaa Maroni who, on Embajador SG, she won the individual gold in the final test with more then 75% and strongly contributed to the Italian Team Gold Medal. “I’ve made a great test, and Embajador made his job very, very well! I’m excited for this performance, for the victory, naturally, but also for the horse, who was great, for my friends and teammates and for the audience who has waited and supported for me till I left the arena. A special thought goes to my family who continue to support me. A special and incredible sensation.

Andrea Giovannini and Soleada IV took Gold in the small tour (photo © Equestra Group / tuttoDRESSAGE).

Andrea Giovannini and Soleada IV took Gold in the small tour (photo © Equestra Group / tuttoDRESSAGE).

Satisfactions and emotions, and a mix of all of this that pays for the many sacrifices made. It’s a success that I dedicate mainly to my horse, Soleada, which becoming European Champion” said Italian riders Andrea Giovannini just before the presentation ceremony. “The MCI is always a moment of great and good sport, no matter the Country you came from, no matter if you win or lose. That’s what I will bring at home with me and how, in my opinion, the real sport should be.

 

Laura Berruto President of the Ground Jury at the European MCI Finals and MCI European Dressage Championships (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Laura Berruto President of the Ground Jury at the European MCI Finals and MCI European Dressage Championships (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Laura Berruto, President of the ground jury in the MCI Final, commented: “The event has been well structured and we saw high participation, more then last year in Belgium. More English pairs, more Italians, which took advantage from a closer location, many French. The horses’ quality  improved, which contributed to the well results. I’m very satisfied about what I saw. And talking about the atmosphere, an MCI event is always a special event. The typical musics and clothes involve the audience, but in general at an event like this there’s a feeling of a friendship  where  good sport takes place.

It has been a titanic job, but rewarded by all the comments, the appreciations and the handshakes I received!” said Federico Restivo, Show Manager at A.S.D. Horsebridge in None, Turin, where the MCI European Finals tooke place, after the final presentation ceremony. “With a team of more or less 35 people, we were able to plan a timetable with no dead time, and organized this event transmitting our  passion, people all recognized the hard work that was necessary to realize such a big sport event.

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Team Rankings

1° Italy 785.728
2° France 776.026
3° Belgium 774.934
4° Great Britain 755.806
5° Czech Republic 508.921
6° Spain 271.169

Young Horses Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Young Horses Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Young Horses European Championships Final Ranking (Primera & Novilla)

1° Maëlys Viallard (France) – Brillant Vi (Pre) – (78.8% + 75.2%) – Tot.: 77
2° Nika Vorster (Great Britain) – Chulo Msuay (Pre) – (69.6% + 78.6%) – Tot.: 74.1
3° Sandrine Clement (France) – Jubilo Dm (Pre) – (77.2% + 69.8%) – Tot.: 73.5
4° Eva Rosenthal (Italy) – Gucci (Lus) – (75.2% + 67.6%) – Tot.: 71.4
5° François Burniat (Belgium) – Orfebre Cen (Pre) – (72.4% + 68.4%) – Tot.: 70.4
6° Brigitte Fresnel (France) – Pindaro Corrales (Pre) – (71.2% + 69.2%) – Tot.: 70.2
7° Peter Saunders (Great Britain) – Danes Ca (Pre) – (68.4% + 66.8%) – Tot.: 67.6
8° Laura Fugazzola (Italy) – Godezila Da Sernadinha (Lus) – (72.6% + 62.6%) – Tot.: 67.6
9° Sophie Plagnol (France) – Bodeguero Er (Pre) – (69.4% + 62.6%) – Tot.: 66
10° Coralie Noirault (France) – Bodeguero Des Hounts (Pre) – (64% + 65.4%) – Tot.: 64.7
11° Jennifer Cunlife (Great Britain) – Emperador Las Lunes Ii (Pre) – (64.6% + 61%) – Tot.: 62.8
12° Lisa Dal Fior (Belgium) – Fundador (Lus) – (63% + 61.6%) – Tot.: 62.3
13° Rebecca Bates (Great Britain) – Atos Del Lago (Pre) – (60.8% + 61.6%) – Tot.: 61.2
14° Gaëlle Hoton (Belgium) – Jairo Xviii (Pre) – (61.4% + 59.4%) – Tot.: 60.4
15° Caroline Smeyers (Belgium) – D Diego (Pre) – (63% + 46.6%) – Tot.: 54.8

Level 1 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 1 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 1 European Championships Final Ranking (Golega & Carmencita)

1° Michal Kostal (Czech Republic) – Fidalgo D´Atela (Lus) – (65.4% + 73.07%) – Tot.: 138.47
2° Faustine Leveque (France) – Ingenioso Lx (Pre) – (66.1% + 70%) – Tot.: 136.1
3° Nika Vorster (Great Britain) – Curioso (Lus) – (65.267% + 68.96%) – Tot.: 134.23
4° Patrizia Peter – Pedevilla (Italy) – Fuego Xliv (Pre) – (63.967% + 68.79%) – Tot.: 132.76
5° Giulla Toscano (Italy) – Escipion Sg (Pre) – (64.733% + 66.96%) – Tot.: 131.69
6° Nadja Meuter (Italy) – El-Juli (Lus) – (70.167% + 60.62%) – Tot.: 130.79
7° Giacomo Mazzoleni (Italy) – Saltao (Pre) – (62% + 68.6%) – Tot.: 130.6
8° Maria Juan Cuevas (Italy) – Bucefalo Ylr (Pre) – (64.833% + 65.07%) – Tot.: 129.9
9° Phyllis Young (Great Britain) – Letrado Xi (Pre) – (61.567% + 65.74%) – Tot.: 127.31
10° Aurélie Casse (France) – Yogui Hd (Pre) – (62.133% + 65.17%) – Tot.: 127.3
11° Megan Jouret (Belgium) – Bequer (Lus) – (61.033% + 60%) – Tot.: 121.03
12° Anna Geist (France) – Mortero Ii (Pre) – (59.5% + 61.24%) – Tot.: 120.74

Level 2 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 2 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 2 European Championships Final Ranking (Sevilla & Flamenca)

1° Caroline Ulrici (Belgium) – Hernesto De Niaster (Pre) – (72.172% + 74.9%) – Tot.: 147.07
2° Alexandra Samard (France) – Vulcain Du Real (Lus) – (67.103% + 72.946%) – Tot.: 140.05
3° Cristiana Grilli (Italy) – Auxiliar (Lus) – (66.448% + 71.98%) – Tot.: 138.43
4° Lola Foutrel (France) – Dante (Lus) – (66.586% + 70.25%) – Tot.: 136.84
5° Vanessa Alleno (Belgium) – Hidalgo De Niaster (Pre) – (65.655% + 68.64%) – Tot.: 134.3
6° Giulia Parmeggiani (Italy) – Guarani Iv (Pre) – (64.552% + 68.91%) – Tot.: 133.46
7° Manon Cendrier (France) – Zagal Lvi (Pre) – (63.552% + 68.837%) – Tot.: 132.39
8° Suzi Lavenne (Belgium) – Dom Rubi De Hvs (Lus) – (63.621% + 68.76%) – Tot.: 132.38
9° Ghislaine Marechal (France) – Lirio De Jau (Lus) – (64.828% + 66.931%) – Tot.: 131.76
10° Odile Courjon (France) – Uccello La Goudelie (Lus) – (64.552% + 66.658%) – Tot.: 131.21
11° Alessandra Sanchez Martinez (Belgium) – Jacinto Ii (Pre) – (63.276% + 67.5%) – Tot.: 130.78
12° Diogo Pais Da Silva Pinto (France) – Ocioso Mlg (Pre) – (63.034% + 67.28%) – Tot.: 130.31
13° Patricia Townsend (Great Britain) – Marques Xc (Pre) – (63.207% + 65.396%) – Tot.: 128.6
14° Laura Smith (Great Britain) – Almansor (Lus) – (61.897% + 66.262%) – Tot.: 128.16
15° Robert Plainevaux (Belgium) – Nostalgico Cen (Pre) – (62.207% + 64.36%) – Tot.: 126.57
16° Susanne Kalderen (Great Britain) – Oriunda X (Pre) – (61.379% + 64.95%) – Tot.: 126.33
17° Clément Robert (France) – Viento De Preville (Pre) – (61.724% + 64.08%) – Tot.: 125.8
18° Sylvie Molinas (France) – Shroko Du Pesch (Lus) – (61.621% + 63.27%) – Tot.: 124.89
19° Karine Gabert (France) – Far Jasmin (Pre) – (62.862% + 59.43%) – Tot.: 122.29
20° Cathrin Ferrari (Italy) – Tambor (Lus) – (58.828% + 60.22%) – Tot.: 119.05
21° Samantha Wuidart (Great Britain) – Lince Fs (Pre) – (63.138% + 55.569%) – Tot.: 118.71

Level 3 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 3 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 3 European Championships Final Ranking (Lisboa & Fandango)

1° Alice Hurley (Great Britain) – Resuelto Xx (Pre) – (67.974% + 71.73%) – Tot.: 139.7
2° Marie Gouello (France) – Pijo Gom (Pre) – (65.947% + 71.44%) – Tot.: 137.39
3° Sandra Alonso (Spain) – Jocoso La Campana (Pre) – (64.763% + 70.59%) – Tot.: 135.35
4° Stéphanie Narbonnet (France) – Veterano Jv (Pre) – (65.211% + 68.71%) – Tot.: 133.92
5° Umberto Paradisi (Italy) – Mercader (Pre) – (63.921% + 69.73%) – Tot.: 133.65
6° Evelyne Paternoster (Belgium) – Mecano X (Pre) – (65.947% + 67.7%) – Tot.: 133.65
7° Petra Peter (Italy) – Divinidad Ii (Pre) – (65.474% + 67.03%) – Tot.: 132.5
8° Mattia Alghisi (Italy) – Tango Xlv (Pre) – (63.868% + 68.54%) – Tot.: 132.41
9° Emilie Van Riet (Belgium) – Machicco (Pre) – (64.632% + 67.15%) – Tot.: 131.78
10° Sara Oliveira (Belgium) – Mariscal Cen (Pre) – (64.684% + 66.58%) – Tot.: 131.26
11° Emma Latham-Hill (Great Britain) – Zingaro Hd (Pre) – (65.947% + 64.68%) – Tot.: 130.63
12° Joelle Swaeles (Belgium) – Zebrado (Lus) – (63.237% + 66.21%) – Tot.: 129.45
13° Vicki Lynn Clark (Italy) – Divertido Li (Pre) – (63.184% + 66.14%) – Tot.: 129.32
14° Chrystelle Servien (France) – Jupiter Iv (Pre) – (62.474% + 66.24%) – Tot.: 128.71
15° Janine Pendlebury-Lee (Great Britain) – Cai Cai Das Arcas (Lus) – (62.921% + 65.77%) – Tot.: 128.69
16° Elena Vianson (Italy) – Iman Xliii (Pre) – (63.447% + 64.73%) – Tot.: 128.18
17° Vanda Belinova (Czech Republic) – Ducado Yr (Pre) – (61.447% + 65.07%) – Tot.: 126.52
18° Sonia Medvedieff (France) – Toscano (Lus) – (62.105% + 64.38%) – Tot.: 126.49
19° Cristina Notari (Italy) – Alfie (Lus) – (62.105% + 64.01%) – Tot.: 126.12
20° Adèle Raflegeau (Belgium) – Real Du Bajan (Lus) – (60.605% + 65.3%) – Tot.: 125.91
21° Charlotte Ronchail (France) – Quemador Er (Pre) – (65.553% + 60.17%) – Tot.: 125.72
22° Ophélie Criado (France) – Basallo Ii (Pre) – (59.974% + 63.56%) – Tot.: 123.53
22° Danièle Marrone (Italy) – Querido Xiv (Pre) – (58.816% + 64.46%) – Tot.: 123.28

Level 4 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 4 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 4 European Championships Final Ranking (Madrid & Lusitania)

1° Andrea Giovannini (Italy) – Soleada Vi (Pre) – (66.079% + 72.35%) – Tot.: 138.43
2° Justin Verboomen (Belgium) – Desejo (Lus) – (63.842% + 74.13%) – Tot.: 137.97
3° Celine Bocchino (France) – Eclipse N (Pre) – (65.395% + 69.73%) – Tot.: 135.12
4° Ginevra Coperchio (Italy) – Edipo El Bayo (Pre) – (65.368% + 67.67%) – Tot.: 133.04
5° Jean-Claude Avril (France) – Quetzal Des Gachots (Pre) – (64.5% + 66.51%) – Tot.: 131.01
6° Marie Tardieu (France) – Utrera (Lus) – (63.763% + 65.89%) – Tot.: 129.65
7° Bruno Loiseau (France) – Quantum Iii (Pre) – (64.184% + 65.45%) – Tot.: 129.63
8° Charlotte Crocker-Westlake (Great Britain) – Gaspar De Valle (Pre) – (64.105% + 65.32%) – Tot.: 129.43
9° Nathalie Vanderstraeten (Belgium) – Othello (Fr) (Pre) – (61.579% + 65.17%) – Tot.: 126.75
10° Martina Giaimo (France) – Ocioso Xxiii (Pre) – (63% + 62.67%) – Tot.: 125.67
11° Janet Scapin (Italy) – Karin Sol (Pre) – (59.632% + 65.77%) – Tot.: 125.4
12° Tasha Wakeley (Great Britain) – Zagalote Ii (Pre) – (62.026% + 63.24%) – Tot.: 125.27
13° Hélène Frederic Moreau (France) – Omar Des Frettes (Lus) – (59.895% + 65.3%) – Tot.: 125.19
14° Laurence Pietrini (France) – Nalango Des Cretes (Lus) – (60.789% + 62.8%) – Tot.: 123.59
15° Gaia Ghilardi (Italy) – Dioxido (Lus) – (58.447% + 61.73%) – Tot.: 120.18

Level 5 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 5 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 5 European Championships Final Ranking (Magistrale & Iberica)

1° Jeremy Roy (France) – Real Du Parc (Lus) – (65.667% + 66.11%) – Tot.: 131.78
2° Giovanna Mazza Greco (Italy) – Vaqueiro (Lus) – (65.024% + 62.82%) – Tot.: 127.84
3° Margherita Josi Paglleri (Italy) – Atento (Lus) – (63.714% + 63.12%) – Tot.: 126.83

Masters du Cheval Ibérique 2016 – Level 6 European Championships Final Ranking (Reyale & Iberica)

1° Nausicaa Maroni (Italy) – Embajador Sg (Pre) – (67.04% + 75.5%) – Tot.: 142.54
2° Justin Verboomen (Belgium) – Nevado De La Font (Lus) – (63.96% + 73.4%) – Tot.: 137.36
3° Eva Rosenthal (Italy) – Xeres Du Zamboujal (Lus) – (65.8% + 70.1%) – Tot.: 135.9
4° Joelle Swaeles (Belgium) – Sovado (Lus) – (64.5% + 68%) – Tot.: 132.5
5° Patricia Pellen (France) – Castico (Lus) – (63.96% + 67.35%) – Tot.: 131.31
6° Justine Armitage (Great Britain) – Xique Tramagueira (Lus) – (61.88% + 66.98%) – Tot.: 128.86

Level 6 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

Level 6 Championship podium (photo © DRESSAGE-international).

7° Federico Basile (Italy) – Concedido (Pre) – (61.64% + 67.03%) – Tot.: 128.67
8° Olga Baksheeva (France) – Ultra (Lus) – (59.204% + 67.03%) – Tot.: 126.23
9° Julie Bayle (France) – Pronto (Pre) – (58.9% + 65.92%) – Tot.: 124.82