Wellington, FL - Week eight commenced on Thursday, March 2, at the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL, with a victory for Kasey Perry-Glass (USA) and Goerklintgaards Dublet in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge.
The week, which runs from March 2-5, features the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by Everglades Dressage; FEI Grand Prix and FEI Grand Prix Special, presented by Peacock Ridge, and the FEI Small Tour, presented by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.
2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding (Diamond Hit x La Costa x Olympic Ferro) owned by Diane Perry, were the winners today in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge. They earned an impressive score of 73.420%.
Commenting on her ride, Perry-Glass said, "The trot work was good, and that has been a little tricky for us the last couple of weeks. I feel like we lost a little steam in the canter, which then led to mistakes in the ones and the two-tempis. Overall though, I felt like he was very honest. There is so much room for improvement, and I just need to ride a clean test. That's going to be my goal for this year."
Perry-Glass also discussed her upcoming Freestyle this Saturday night.
"I'm really excited," she said. "I think that the freestyle is something that Dublet and I are really good at, and he feels more comfortable with it. That's kind of the last 'hurrah' before the FEI World Cup Finals, to see if I get to go or not. So I am anxious, but I'll be happy either way. I would love to go, and I think Dublet would love it too."
Second place in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W was awarded to Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) and Lonoir, a 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding (De Noir x Lorani x Loran) owned by LaGoy-Weltz, with a score of 72.920%.
"I was really happy with my ride today," said LaGoy-Weltz. "It's the most solid he has felt in there, and he felt more confident."
On Lonoir, LaGoy-Weltz continued, "He's 13 now, and he's sound and he's sane and he's fit. These are his golden years."
Third place went to Shelly Francis (USA) and Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding (Diamond Hit x Gurena x Renoir I) owned by Patricia Stempel, with a 71.920%. Francis also competed mount Danilo, a 2004 Hanoverian gelding (De Niro x Annabella x Andiamo) owned by Stempel, to a sixth-place finish with a score of 70.440%.
Earlier in the day, Jennifer Baumert (USA) and Handsome, a 2005 Hanoverian gelding (Hochadel x Wyona x Weltmeyer) owned by Elizabeth Juliano, topped the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI 1*, sponsored by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, with a score of 71.228%. Second place went to Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven (SWE) and Esperance, a 2009 KWPN gelding (Sorento x Violita x Rosseau) owned by Lövsta Stuteri, with a 71.096%. Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Harmony's Duvall, a 2009 gelding (Rosseau x Riverman) owned by Kylee Laurie, took third place with a score of 68.289%.
Competition at AGDF will continue tomorrow with a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Derby Prix St. Georges exhibition class, presented by Yeguada de Ymas, and the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
Final Results: FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total %
1. Kasey Perry-Glass (USA), Goerklintgaards Dublet, 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit x La Costa x Olympic Ferro, owned by Diane Perry: 71.900%, 73.200%, 73.700%, 75.200%, 73.100%, 73.420%
2. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA), Lonoir, 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding by De Noir x Lorani x Loran, owned by Olivia LaGoy-Weltz: 71.800%, 74.100%, 72.700%, 72.200%, 73.800%, 72.920%
3. Shelly Francis (USA), Doktor, 2003 Oldenburg gelding by Diamond Hit x Gurena x Renoir I, owned by Patricia Stempel: 69.700%, 72.500%, 73.000%, 71.400%, 73.000%, 71.920%
4. Chase Hickok (USA), Sagacious HF, 1999 KWPN gelding by Welt Hit II x Judith x Cocktail, owned by Hyperion Farm Inc: 70.400%, 72.200%, 72.500%, 71.900%, 70.400%, 71.480%
5. Arlene Page (USA), Woodstock, KWPN gelding by Havel x Mirania x Contango, owned by Arlene Page: 69.700%, 72.600%, 69.300%, 71.900%, 73.600%, 71.420%
6. Shelly Francis (USA), Danilo, 2004 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro x Annabella x Andiamo, owned by Patricia Stempel: 69.800%, 71.400%, 69.900%, 68.700%, 72.400%, 70.440%
7. Megan Lane (CAN), San Dor, 2006 Westfalen gelding by Sandro Hit x Pavarottie W x Cocktail, owned by Deer Ridge Equestrian: 68.300%, 69.900%, 68.100%, 69.500%, 71.400%, 69.440%
8. Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12, 2002 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro x Rosana M x Regazonni, owned by Jill Irving: 68.500%, 70.600%, 68.500%, 68.600%, 70.200%, 69.280%