Wellington, FL - Tina Konyot and her Calecto V scored an impressive 72.644% to take the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special at the $15,000 Wellington Dressage Classic CDI***, presented by the Chesapeake Dressage Institute, held March 15-18 at the Global Dressage Festival (GDF)Stadium show grounds in Wellington, FL. Konyot's competitive record proves she is a top athlete. She has been named to the USET Developing List, the USET Grand Prix List and short listed for the United States Olympic Equestrian Team. In 2010 Tina and Calecto V competed in the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
Steffan Peters and Anne Gribbons have been giving Elite Developing Clinic in Florida and California for the top horses and riders who may be in contention to be selected for the USA Team for the Olympics. Konyot took advantage of the opportunityto work with these two dressage greats.
"The last clinic with Steffen and Anne gave me direction," said Konyot. "He is still a stallion, and that can be difficult sometimes, but I was very happy today. We are headed in a direction where we are both happy. This training program I have is the best one I've ever had, and having a support system behind me is a huge plus."
Two percentage points separated Konyot from her closest rival. Shawna Harding and Come On III scored 70.622% to capture second place, and Ashley Holzer with Pop Art garnered 70.378% to finish in third.