Wellington Welcomes Para Dressage Riders
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Wellington, FL - Week two of the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), features CPEDI 1*/2*/3* Para Dressage, presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O'Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena. Competition started on Friday at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), in Wellington, FL.
The CPED continues tomorrow January 21 with a full schedule of classes beginning at 10 AM including Para Individual Championship tests. The 2017 AGDF hosts seven CDI events, two CPEDI competitions, and national shows through March 25.
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna, a 2001 Friesian x Andalusian mare owned by Andrews, cinched a victory today in the Para Team Test Grade I - CPEDI 3*, with a score of 69.702%.
Placing second to Andrews in the Para Team Test Grade I - CPEDI 3*, was Jody Schloss (CAN) and Lieutenant Lobin, a 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding (Lobster x Farine) owned by Schloss, with a 65.952%. Third place was awarded to Roxanne Trunnell (USA) and NTEC Daytona Beach, a 2002 Westphalian mare (Don bedo x Weindame) owned by Roxanne Trunnell and Kai Handt, with a score of 63.929%.
Trunnell highlighted her positive experience at AGDF, "The facility is really nice! My horses always feel calm here."
Regarding her horse, Trunnell said, "The horse I rode today belongs to me. She wasn't quite ready for Rio so we left her at home. I used my trainer's horse over there. For Tokyo, she'll be ready. She's been out of the show ring for a while. She didn't get nervous (today). It was a good ride."
Other classes of the day included the Para Team Test Grade II - CPEDI 3*, won by Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) and Niekele Fan Busenitz, a 2004 Friesian stallion (Sape 381 x Wemke H x Fetse 349) owned by Laurietta Oakleaf, with a score of 67.576%. The Para Team Test Grade IV - CPEDI 3* awarded the win to Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and London Swing, a 2002 Hanoverian gelding (Londonderry x St.Pr.St Ribanna x Rubinstein I) she owns, with a score of 64.375%. Katie Jackson (USA) and Wembley, a 2004 Westphalian gelding (Wolkensteinn II x Stutbach I Regata x Regazzoni) owned by Jackson, finished with a win in the Para Team Test Grade V - CPEDI 3* with a score of 63.527%.
Competition continues tomorrow January 21 with a full schedule of classes including Para Individual Championship CPEDI 3* tests. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
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