The $3,000 FEI Prix St. Georges, sponsored by Havensafe Farm, saw the top two spots going to Christilot Boylen (CAN) riding Hudson 18 and Dio Mio, both owned by Windhaven Farm and Jill Irving topping a large class with 19 entries. Winning first and second place, with scores of 69.921% and 67.868% respectively, Christilot Boylen was content with the performance of the 9-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding, Hudson 18 (Hohenstein x Democraat) , and the 10-year-old black Hanoverian gelding, Dio Mio (De Niro x Charmeur). "Dio is usually a horse that makes few mistakes, if any at all, so today's couple mistakes were flighty. He was a little nervous in the ring this morning. He should be getting better since he's seen this arena before. Hudson is very green, but did a super job today and I'm very thrilled with him. That's his third Prix St. Georges. He rode in the National in January and then went international at the CDI-W two weeks ago. He's gone from a 66 to a 69 in such a short span of time that I can't ask for anything more. I always knew it was in him. He's a brilliant horse. Now we just have to continue to get him experience in the ring," remarked Boylen.
Jill Irving, part owner of both horses, won both today's Adult Amateur FEI Intermediare I and FEI Grand Prix-Open in the Wellington Equestrian Realty Ring 1. Riding Delavaux in the Intermediare I, she scored a 67.500% and in the Grand Prix-Open, she rode Degas 12 (De Niro x Regazzoni) to a score of 70.213%.
Judges in both the FEI Prix St. Georges and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle were Jane Weatherwax (USA) at E, Victoire Mandl (AUT) at H, Gary Rockwell (USA) at C, Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA) at M, and Jacques Van Daele (BEL) at B.
Final Results: FEI Prix St. Georges sponsored by Havensafe Farm
1. Hudson 18, Christilot Boylen (CAN): E: 69.474%, H: 69.737%, C: 68.289%, M: 70.000%, B: 72.105%, Total: 69.921%
2. Dio Mio, Christilot Boylen (CAN): E: 69.474%, H: 68.553%, C: 70.263%, M: 67.105%, B: 63.947%, Total: 67.868%
3. Wyatt Star, Justin Hardin (USA): E: 69.474%, H: 66.711%, C: 64.079%, M: 69.474%, B: 66.579%, Total: 67.263%
4. Mosegaards Rico, Mette Rosencrantz (USA): E: 68.947%, H: 68.421%, C: 66.711%, M: 65.658%, B: 65.000%, Total: 66.947%
5. Von Primaire, Kelly Layne (AUS): E: 65.658%, H: 67.368%, C: 68.289%, M: 63.947%, B: 64.737%, Total: 66.000%
6. Tolstoy, Nicholas Fyffe (AUS): E: 66.711%, H: 65.395%, C: 65.395%, M: 65.921%, B: 66.447%, Total: 65.974%