Mette Rosencrantz and Finally Cinch Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W Grand Prix Special
Monday, March 4, 2013
Posted by Sue Weakley and Mary Adelaide Brakenridge for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Fellow countryman Lee Tubman of Dunnville, Ontario, was also happier with his ride on Delight. He placed fourth in the Special with a 64.313% after a disappointing 15th in Friday's Grand Prix. "It went better than yesterday," he said. "There were a couple small problems, but it definitely went better than yesterday." When asked why he thought there was improvement he answered, "Motivation. Mine and his."
USA's Barbara Strawson finished fifth aboard Amicelli, a 17-year-old chestnut Holsteiner gelding, scoring a 61.875%. The pair placed eighth in Friday's Grand Prix. Strawson smiled as she left the arena. "It's getting better every day and every time," she said.
"He was really trying hard," she said. "He was better overall, I think, in the frame and in the rhythm. I think if we can keep going at this pace, I can hopefully get into the 67's and that would be nice to have as a result."
Mattie Zepernick from the U.S. cinched first place in the FEI Junior Individual Rider Test with a 65.553% aboard Wencenza. She smiled as she arranged the cooler she won emblazoned with the words "Palm Beach Dressage Derby" before the presentation ceremony. "We are slowly and surely getting better," she explained. "I'm getting a better feel for having more expression in all my gaits and it comes from taking risks."
Tanya Strasser-Shostak and Dancing Tyme, Mattie Zepernick and Wencenza, and Paula Matute and Gasper take their victory lap
FEI Grand Prix Special
1. Mette Rosencrantz (USA)- Finally - 67.875%
2. Evi Strasser (CAN) - Action Tyme - 67.750%
3. Cheryl Meisner (CAN) - Tango - 65.000%
4. William Lee Tubman (CAN) - Delight - 64.313%
5.Barbara Strawson (USA) - Amicelli - 61.875%
FEI Intermediaire I
1. Caroline V. Roffman (USA)- Her Highness O- 71.211
2.Kimberly Herslow (USA)- Rosmarin - 70.868%
3. Silva Martin (USA) - Rosa Cha W - 69.158%
4. Justin Hardin (USA)
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