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Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington, Virginia CDI2* Result Highlights

Monday, May 23, 2022
Posted by Nancy Kotting
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It’s A Wrap! The inaugural 2022 Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival featuring both a National Dressage Show and CDI2* at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA, was a resounding success. 

photo: Silva Martin on Christine Capano’s Esperanto dominated the FEI Division, winning three for three at The inaugural 2022 "MADFest". © susanjstickle.com

Virginia Horse Center

The CDI had 31 entries, while the National Show grew from previous years to over 140 entries. Total prize money offered in the CDI was $8,000.

Friday’s CDI1* Prix St. Georges sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Services was won by Silva Martin on Christine Capano’s Esperanto with 68.775%, followed by Siobhan Byrne on her own Hans in second with a 67.941% and Christian Garweg on Karen Meyer’s Excalibur RS with 67.549%.

Other wins included:

  • Barbie Asplundh on her own Gorgeous in the CDIAm FEI Intermediate II for Amateur sponsored by Stephanie Leahey Dressage with a 66.667%
  • Donna Gatchell on Margaret Groom’s Reflection in the CDI2* FEI Intermediate II with 60.868% sponsored by Michael DeLuna/DeLuna Equine Services
  • Mia Blake on Sarah Reese’s Hannah Lu W in the CDIY FEI Young Rider Team Test sponsored by The Dressage Foundation with a 59.902%
  • Lucas Garvey with Jeff Dunkleberger’s Everest in the CDIJ FEI Junior Team Test sponsored by Hilltop Farm with a 63.187%
  • Katherine Abrams on Terry Abrams’s Reina in the CDIAm FEI Prix St. Georges for Amateur sponsored by Stephanie Leahey Dressage with 65.147%

Saturday’s CDI1* FEI Intermediate I sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Services was also won by Silva Martin on Christine Capano’s Esperanto with 68.824%, followed by Siobhan Byrne on Hans in second with 67.843% and Christian Garweg on Excalibur RS with 67.794%.

The CDI2* FEI Grand Prix sponsored by Michael DeLuna/DeLuna Equine Services was won by Michael Bragdell on Hilltop Farm’s Qredit Hilltop
The CDI2* FEI Grand Prix sponsored by Michael DeLuna/DeLuna Equine Services was won by Michael Bragdell on Hilltop Farm’s Qredit Hilltop © susanjstickle.com

The CDI2* FEI Grand Prix sponsored by Michael DeLuna/DeLuna Equine Services was won by Michael Bragdell on Hilltop Farm’s Qredit Hilltop with a 68.768%, followed by Abraham Pugh with Alice Drayer’s Elfenperfekt on 68.587% and Lauren Sprieser in third on Guernsey Elvis owned by the Elvis Syndicate LLC with 66.739%.

Other wins on Saturday included:

  • Barbie Asplundh on her own Gorgeous in the CDIAm FEI Intermediate A for Amateur sponsored by Stephanie Leahey Dressage with a 68.265%
  • Mia Blake on Sarah Reese’s Hannah Lu W in the CDIY FEI Young Rider Individual Test sponsored by The Dressage Foundation with a 66.961%
  • Lucas Garvey with Jeff Dunkleberger’s Everest in the CDIJ FEI Junior Team Test sponsored by Hilltop Farm with a 65.735%
  • Sienna Rowe on Lightfire Just Do It in the CDICh-A FEI Children Team Test sponsored by Jason Rowe with 73.425%
  • Amanda Perkowski on Next Level Performance Center’s Sonata MF in the CDIYH FEI Preliminary Test for 7 Year Olds sponsored by Dynamic Dressage with 75.036%
  • Katherine Abrams on Terry Abrams’s Reina in the CDIAm FEI Intermediate 1 for Amateur sponsored by Stephanie Leahey Dressage with 67.696%
Amanda Perkowski on Next Level Performance Center’s Sonata MF in the CDIYH FEI Preliminary Test for 7 Year Olds © susanjstickle.com
Amanda Perkowski on Next Level Performance Center’s Sonata MF in the CDIYH FEI Preliminary Test for 7 Year Olds © susanjstickle.com

Sunday’s CDI1* FEI Intermediate I Freestyle sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Services was won by Silvia Martin on Christine Capano’s Esperanto with an impressive 73.408%, followed by Christian Garweg on Excalibur RS with 69.8% and Adriane Alvord on her own Selfmade with 67.825%.

Other wins on Sunday included:

  • Amanda Perkowski on Next Level Performance Center’s Sonata MF in the CDIYH FEI Preliminary Test for 7 Year Olds sponsored by Dynamic Dressage with 75.386%
  • Sienna Rowe on Lightfire Just Do It in the CDICh-A FEI Children Individual Test sponsored by Jason Rowe with 74.843%
  • Katherine Abrams on Terry Abrams’s Reina in the CDIAm FEI Intermediate 1 Freestyle for Amateur sponsored by Stephanie Leahey Dressage with 69.042%
  • Mia Blake on Sarah Reese’s Hannah Lu W in the CDIY FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test sponsored by The Dressage Foundation with a 67.333%
  • Emily Bansky on her own Vincento in the CDIJ FEI Junior Freestyle sponsored by Hilltop Farm with a 66.125%

“We are grateful to all our sponsors of the CDI and National Show, without whom this show would not be possible." said Gardy Bloemers, Virginia Horse Center Foundation Board of Directors. "We would also like to recognize our wonderful manager, Heather Peterson, our show Secretary, Bettina Longaker, our volunteers, the staff at the VHC, and the dedicated individuals at Horse Show Office. Go Team MADFest! We are already looking forward to 2023.” 

Visit horseshowoffice.com to view complete results for the CDI and National Show.

Download CDI Results

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international equestrian events. The Virginia Horse Center Foundation envisions a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between mankind and the horse through safe, fair, and spirited equestrian competition