Cesar Parra and Mr Bumblebee Sweep 3* Small Tour at 2020 CDI Wellington

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Cesar Parra (USA) nailed a huge new personal best in the Intermediate I Kur to Music 3* at the 2020 Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. He rode Mr Bumblebee, Karen Blank’s shy 12-year-old gelding by Sting to 75.535% after already claiming victory in the Intermediaire I 3* on Saturday with 69.608%.

Photo - Cesar Parra and Mr Bumblebee at the 2020 CDI Wellington (© Astrid Appels)

The pair were the unanimous winners in the eyes of all five judges on the concluding day, 23 February 2020, of the five-star week seven in Wellington, Florida.

Sweden’s Ida Mattisson finished second in the Inter I Kur with Edison Van Twinwood (72.005%) with Canadian rider Ariana Chia filling third with 71.745% on her own Fiderflame.

Parra 'Beelieves' in Mr Bumblebee
Some last-minute confidence-building tactics with Mr Bumblebee paid dividends for Parra, a Colombian Olympian who switched nationalities to ride for the USA in 2008.

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