Canadians Capture Freestyles at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI*/Y/J in Burbank, California

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunny skies re-emerged over the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA for the final day of the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair CDI*/Y/J. Although only two competitors chose to contest the Intermediaire I Freestyle, both Canadian riders demonstrated how they will be serious contenders for a spot on their country's Pan American Games team. Dancing to the victory was Karen Pavicic riding "Don Daiquiri" to a score of 72.417%, as fellow Canadian Dominique Culham Buckland, riding Denise Turner's "Utango DG", closely followed with 70.333%. "I'm very pleased with the progress both of these combinations have made with each day of this competition," noted Robert Dover, Canada's interim dressage team coach. "This is reflected in both riders scoring over 70% freestyles today in their first CDI outings of the year." Meanwhile, Catherine Chamberlain rode her own "Verdicci" to a freestyle victory with a score of 66.250% to close out the Young Rider division.
Complete results are available at this link http://www.cornerstonedressage.com/show_results.asp