Wellington, FL - Week five of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded competition on Sunday, February 12, with a win for Diana Porsche (AUT) and mount Di Sandro in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDIU25, presented by Diamante Farms.
The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival returns on February 23-26 and features CDI-W competition presented by The Axel Johnson Group and FEI Small Tour competition presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.
Diana Porsche and Di Sandro, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding (De Niro x Gentina x Sandro) owned by Porsche, rose to the top of the leaderboard today in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDIU25, presented by Diamante Farms, with a score of 74.875%.
"Di Sandro was really good today; I think we had a lot of highlights in today's ride," said Porsche. "It was a difficult freestyle and we are not used to the warm weather, but I am super happy about the points and about the results."
Porsche and Di Sandro are currently ranked at number one on the FEI Youth Dressage World Ranking List - U25.
Of her goals, Porsche noted, "I would like to finish my season here at AGDF with good results, and I hope to qualify for the European Championships in the U25 tour for Austria. After that, we will see what the future brings!"
Coming in second to Porsche was Mathilde Blais Tetreault (CAN) and Utah, a 2001 KWPN gelding (by Jazz) owned by Tetreault, with a score of 70.850%. Third place was captured byKaitlin Blythe (USA), who rode Don Principe, a 1999 Hanoverian stallion (Donnerhall x SPS Papagena x Prince Thatch xx) owned by Maryanna Haymon, to a 68.925%.
Competition at AGDF will resume witha full schedule of classes, including CDI-W competition presented by The Axel Johnson Group, and FEI Small Tour classes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, on February 23-26. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
Final Results: FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDIU25, presented by Diamante Farms
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total %
1 Diana Porsche (AUT), Di Sandro, 2003 Oldenburg gelding by De Niro x Gentina x Sandro owned by Diana Porsche: 74.625%, 76.750%, 75.875%, 75.000%, 72.125%, 74.875%
2 Mathilde Blais Tetreault (CAN), Utah, 2001 KWPN gelding by Jazz owned by Mathilde Blais Tetreault: 71.500%, 70.250%, 70.625%, 73.250%, 68.625%, 70.850%
3 Kaitlin Blythe (USA), Don Principe, 1999 Hanoverian stallion by Donnerhall x SPS Papagena x Prince Thatch xx owned by Maryanna Haymon: 66.625%, 71.000%, 67.750%, 69.625%, 69.625%, 68.925%