Freestyle Victory for Jacqueline Brooks at CDI-W Blainville
Monday, June 29, 2009
Despite technical difficulties which delayed the start of her music, Cheryl Meisner of Blandford, NS, and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion Paganini, owned by John Risley, laid down a strong performance to dramatic music by the Croatian pianist, Maksim. Meisner’s score of 71.85% put her into second place.
Brooks also placed third in the Grand Prix Freestyle with the 10-year-old Canadian-bred gelding, Balmoral. Performing to an ethnic soundtrack, the pair received a mark of 69.700%. “I’m really excited about his results tonight, too,” added Brooks.
The Grand Prix Special was postponed from Friday to Saturday due to heavy rain and thunder. Earlier Saturday, Ute Busse of Breslau, ON, rode Lindor’s Finest, a 12-year-old gelding by the Thoroughbred sire, Eastern Ruler, to first place in the Grand Prix Special. Courageous extensions and a strong canter tour earned Busse and Lindor’s Finest, co-owned by Busse and Sylvia Carleton, a score of 64.833% from the five-member panel of FEI judges.
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