Canadian Dressage Athletes Shine at CDI-W Cornerstone Spring Into Dressage
Friday, June 13, 2014
Posted by Equine Canada
"I am proud of him and our partnership, and I am looking forward to seeing him continue to improve in his performance and scores as the summer progresses," added Marcus.
Jill Irving of Moncton, NB and Degas 12, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, sired by De Niro, finished third for Canada earning a final score of 68.540%. Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON rode Anton (Antaeus x Melit), a 14-year-old German-bred gelding owned by Robyn Eames to fourth place with their score of 66.940%, while Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, ON rounded out the top five with Devon L, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (De Niro X Wolkenstein II) owned by D.W. Leatherdale and Leatherdale Farms.
Tom Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON and Viva's Salieri W, Augustin and Christine Walch's 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion sired by Viva Voltaire won the Grand Prix Special with their score of 66.800% while Diane Creech and Devon L danced to first place in the Grand Prix Freestyle scoring a personal best of 75.100%.
"The fundraising event from CDAAP was incredible and I want to thank Deborah Miculinic-Kinzinger and everybody, who helped to make this happen. If winning the honour of this freestyle was not the only exciting moment, after ribbon presentation we all received a special prize sponsored from Butternut Ridge Farm. I won a big screen TV. This is so generous from Mrs. Kinzinger - Miculinic. I really want to thank her and Dessi Dillingham for making us feel special," Creech continued.
Trussell and Anton came in second place on their score of 71.850%. Lane rode Caravella to third place with 71.800 and Brooks and D Niro claimed fourth with 71.675%. Rounding out the top five Canadian performances were Brittany Fraser of New Glasgow, NS and Countess, her own 11-year-old Danish Warmblood (Don X Solos) earning a final score of 70.150%.
Small Tour Results
Six-time Canadian Olympian, Christilot Boylen, a Toronto, ON native who has been residing in Europe, took first place in the Prix St. Georges riding Florencia 22, Jill Irving's eight-year-old Hanoverian mare (Florencio I x Weltmeyer) with a final score of 69.825%. Trussell and Tattoo 15, her 11-year-old German Westphalian gelding (Tuareg x Ramiro's Son) earned a final score of 69.693% giving them second place and Denielle Gallagher of Lakeside, NB rode Evi Strasser's Argo-Conti Tyme, a 12-year-old Oldenberg stallion (Agentinus x Continue) to third on their score of 68.114%. Andrea Bresee of Uxbridge, ON was fourth with a score of 66.096% riding Diaz, her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Distelzar x Wolkenstein II). Rounding out the top five for Canada were Maya Markowski of St. Clements, ON and Diego, her nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Der Lord x Wolkenstein II) with their final score of 66.053%.
In the FEI Intermediate I division, Trussell and Tattoo 15 took first place with 73.509%, Boylen finished in second with Florencia earning a score of 69.605%. Partnered with Ribot (Reno x Cor Noir), a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Carla Bahr, Tom Dvorak of Hillsburgh ON, earned 68.728% for third place, and Gallagher and Argo-Conti Tyme landed fourth with 67.325%. Markowski took fifth on Lumiere, her 11-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding sired by Heike II.
Gallagher and Argo-Conti Tyme took first place in the Intermediate I Freestyle earning a score of 71.1670%; Dvorak took second with Ribot on 71.000%. Simone Williams of Navan ON, and Farley, her 10-year old Hanoverian gelding (Falsterbo X Rubirando) came in third place scoring 68.125%, while Lee Taylor of Orton, ON riding Cedar's Padraig, her 16-year-old Connemara gelding (Ridgetop O'Rian X Grange Finn Sparrow) landed fourth on a final score of 67.375%. Markowski and Lumiere finished in fifth.
Junior Rider competitor Alexandra Meghji of Toronto, ON and Iliado II, a nine-year-old Andaluzian owned by Diana Belevsky, won two of their three tests, taking first place in the Team Championship with her score of 70.000% and in the Individual Test scoring 68.728%. Meghji closed out her weekend taking third place in the Freestyle earning a final score of 68.500%. Liza Wilson of Markham, ON rode to second place in the Team Championship Test (68.333%) and in the Individual Test (68.509%), and first in the Freestyle (69.875%) riding Fleurina, her 16-year-old Westphalian mare.
Tanya Strasser-Shostak of Ste. Adele QC swept the Young Rider division taking first place across the board atop Evi Strasser's Action Tyme, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding, the pair earned 68.070% for their Championship Team Test, 67.456% in their Individual Test and scored 69.542% for their Freestyle performance.
The ground jury for the event consisted of Ground Jury President Lilo Fore USA FEI 5*, Lois Yukins USA FEI 4*, Sandra Hotz USA FEI 3*, Marian Cunningham Peru FEI 4*, Lorraine Stubbs CAN FEI 4*, Lorraine Macdonald CAN FEI 4*, Anne Prain FRA FEI 4*, Freddy Leyman BEL FEI 4*, and Chief Steward Linda Miller CAN FEI 2* with Assistant Stewards, Anne Welch CAN S, Barb Wile CAN S, Leslie Kennedy CAN S, and Marie Helen Lessard CAN B.
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