Dr. Cesar Parra and Pik L Confirm Intermediaire I Supremacy


"To win in Devon is one thing, to win it two years in a row is another," a proud Dr. Cesar Parra said after his victorious rides at 2004 Dressage at Devon. The Colombian born Cesar Parra became the Devon Small Tour Champion, winning the Prix St Georges and Intermediaire I Freestyle, and placing second in the Intermediaire I. At the end of the show, he was honored as the FEI High Point Champion of the weekend, producing the best results of all FEI riders competing at the Devon CDI 2004.

Riding Ann Whitten's Hanoverian licensed stallion Pik L (by Pik Bube II x Abajo xx), Parra had a smile on his face in every ride. With a score of 70.917% in the Prix St Georges, Parra wielded the axe of power in a field of 40 professional and top amateur competitors. The trot half passes and flying changes were absolutely superb, and only in the extended trots there was some loss of rhythm and power.

In the Intermediaire I, Pik L looked even better with more carried extended trots and two beautiful canter pirouettes. The walk pirouette even earned him a "10" from the judge at C, Mr. Maurel from France. Parra finished second with a 70.000% score.

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