Wellington, FL -Tina Irwin (CAN) and her own Laurencio, a 2007 Oldenburg gelding (Laurentio x Pasadena x Donerhall), rounded out their weekend with a third win, this time in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle CDIO 3*, presented by Stillpoint Farm. The pair won the class with an impressive score of 76.500%.
The final week of AGDF competition runs from March 22-25, 2017, and features the Stillpoint Farm FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO 3* as well as the FEI Nations Cup CDIO-U25.
Said Tina Irwin of her freestyle music choice, "I actually had the freestyle designed for a different horse, so I used it two years ago at the last Nations Cup. It happens to suit this horse better I think, so it kind of worked out. It's a lot of work to design freestyles, so I thought that if I could use it again, I was going to go for it. I made it pretty difficult; I have four canter pirouettes and a lot of tempi lines, (and) I enter and finish with tempis. I wanted to make it difficult and also capture those artistic marks, because choreography and degree of difficulty counts."
Second place was awarded to Tina's husband Jaimey Irwin (CAN) and Donegal V, a 2008 KWPN gelding (Johnston x Remy x Gribaldi) owned by Team Irwin Supporters Group, with 73.575%.
"We're very good at competing against one another," said Jaimey Irwin of his competitive relationship with his wife. "We're always cheering each other on and helping each other."
Tina Irwin added, "When Jaimey gets ahead of me, it pushes me more. I get like, 'I'm going to beat him tomorrow now!' So, it's good. I'm very competitive and we push each other, so it's good."
Esther Mortimer (GUA) and Adajio, a 2004 Hanoverian gelding (Alabaster x Elsi x El Dorado) owned by Sue Schramayr, took the third-place spot with a 70.350%.
Mortimer kept her strong third place position behind the Irwins throughout the entire week of competition.
"I did do the Nations Cup two years ago, and I'm pretty sad that I don't have a full team this year, but maybe next year we will have one. Regardless, this whole experience is wonderful, and it's great to be here and be a part of it. I feel honored to be riding here, especially representing Guatemala."
Competition at AGDF will continue tomorrow witha full schedule of classes and includes the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by Harmony Sporthorses, and the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI 3*, presented by Yellow Bird Farm. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
Final Results: FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle CDIO 3*, presented by Stillpoint Farm
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total %
1. Tina Irwin (CAN), Laurencio, 2007 Oldenburg gelding by Laurentio x Pasadena x Donerhall, owned by Tina Irwin: 76.625%, 77.625%, 76.000%, 75.250%, 77.000%, 76.500%
2. Jaimey Irwin (CAN), Donegal V, 2008 KWPN gelding by Johnston x Remy x Gribaldi, owned by Team Irwin Supporters Group: 73.750%, 73.375%, 73.250%, 73.375%, 74.125%, 73.575%
3. Esther Mortimer (GUA), Adajio, 2004 Hanoverian gelding by Alabaster x Elsi x El Dorado, owned by Sue Schramayr: 72.500%, 69.250%, 69.500%, 69.000%, 71.500%, 70.350%
4. Pablo Gomez Molina (ESP), Furst Fiorano Ymas, Westfalian gelding by Furst Piccolo x Donna Lorenza, owned by Yeguada de Ymas S.L.: 65.875%, 66.750%, 67.125%, 67.250%, 67.875%, 66.975%
5. Marta Renilla (ESP), Rhustler, 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Rosseau x Rheporter x Royal Prince, owned by Marta Renilla: 67.625%, 65.875%, 64.625%, 65.875%, 65.750%, 65.950%
6. Paula Matute Guimon (ESP), Legacys Alminar, 2004 gelding, owned by Deborah Berger: 67.000%, 64.500%, 63.875%, 65.125%, 64.750%, 65.050%