While the battle for an entry at Pan-American Games is raging furiously in the Dressage in Florida circuit on the East Coast, the West Coast hosted an official qualifier for the games this summer at Winnipeg, Canada, at the CDI*** Pantano last weekend.
Debbie McDonald created a strong presence in the PSG-Intermediaire I field. Judges Verbeek, Withages and McMullen granted McDonald a score of 68.14% in the Prix St Georges, which gave her a solid lead. In the Intermediaire I, David Wightman (66.92%) and Fidelia outran the combination with only 0.25%.
The final selection process for the Pan American team will be held at The USET Festival of Champions in Bedminster, NJ, June 24-27.