CDI***/Y Dressage at Raleigh 2006

On the Scene for DressageDaily by Sue Smithson

Cesar Parra of Colombia and Galant De Serein Nail Another Grand Prix Victory - Chris Hickey and Regent Win PSG at CDI Raleigh 2006

Cesar Parra who will be representing Colombia at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Aachen 2006, and Horses Unlimited’s Selles Francais Stallion Galant De Serein nailed another win with a 66.7 over Michael Barisone and Neruda (66.5) Leslie Morse and Tip Top (66.375) Four scratches left a fourteen horse field and scores were tight for the panel of five judges; Libby McMullen, “O” Canada, Anne Gribbons I, United States, Cara Whitam O, Canada, Peter Engel, Germany, and Jacques Van Daele from Belgium.

But Barisone and the elegant Neruda cannot seem to catch a break. The two “O” Canadian judges gave him 63.9 which did not give him the necessary certificate of capability for the World Equestrian Games. Unless he is allowed to get it at Gladstone during the Championships, he can no longer go to WEG even if he made the team.

In the Prix St Georges, Chris Hickey and Regent topped the Prix St Georges class with a 68.333 over Lars Petersen and Dacardo with a 67.833.

On the Scene for DressageDaily by Sue Smithson

Jessica Jo Tate and Donnermuth Shine in USEF Markel Young Horse Dressage Qualifier

Today was a qualifier for horses who needed another score for the USEF Markel Young Horse Dressage Eastern Selection Trial for the FEI World Breeding Championships, which starts tomorrow with the preliminary test.

Most of the six year olds scratched the qualifier, including Lisa Wilcox with two. Of the eight five-year-olds who competed, Jessica Jo Tate’s Donnermuth (Don Bedo - Wonne X Worldchamp) was the standout. His score of 82.4 was miles ahead of the field. The big black Rheinlander gelding was a show stopper in the warm-up, leading a crowd into the coliseum like the pied piper.

More news and some results On The Scene at the Raleigh CDI 2006