YPÄJÄ, Finland, Mar. 23, 2019–Stella Hagelstam and New Hill Julitrea posted a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Saturday.
Stella, a 2014 World Equestrian Games rider for Finland, and the 14-year-old Finnish Warmblood mare, scored 71.000 per cent for the victory in the pair’s first international compettion in five months where they logged their previous best result.
Sweden’s Jacob Noerby Soerensen on Moegelbjergs Romeo was second on 70.696 per cent in the international debut of the nine-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion.
Märit Olofsson Nääs, also of Sweden, on Strolchi placed third on 67.500 per cent.
BURBANK, California, Mar. 22, 2019–California’s Sarah Lockman debuted First Apple, newly acquired from Holland, to win the Dressage Affair CDI1* Prix St. Georges Friday with the highest score so far of any American seeking a place on the Dutta Corp. United States team for the Pan American Games.
Sarah, 30, of Murrieta, and the nine-year-old KWPN stallion scored 74.382 per cent in the start of a campaign to earn selection to the U.S. Pan Am team to be made up of Small and Big Tour horses and staged in Lima, Peru at the end of July.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Günter Seidel on Beltano, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed second on 72.559 per cent that could move the pair up the standings from their current fifth spot with just one previous show on their record.
Germany’s Christian Hartung on Desario was third on 69.176 per cent.
Sara’s score from a panel of five judges with the highest mark from Sweden’s FEI5* Magnus Ringmark of 79.412 per cent and a low of 71.324 per from Brenda Minor of Canada was fractionally higher than the previous best qualifying result of 74.265 per cent posted by the top ranked Ashley Holzer on Valentine at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival last month.
First Apple was found “just by chance” by Sarah during a visit to Carolyn de Roo–Kooiman’s President Stables in the Netherlands last fall looking for investment horses for her sponsor, Gerry Ibanez.
First Apple had been competed as a seven-year-old by Dutch team rider Patrik van der Meer, including the World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo where they placed second in the preliminary and fourth in the final. In nine Small Tour starts in Europe over six months to mid-2018, Patrik and First Apple always placed in the top three, including three victories.
“The first time I sat on him brought tears to my eyes,” Sarah recalled. “He is such a gentleman, a super athlete, a wonderful temperament and trained so correctly.”
She spent a month working with Patrik in Holland that was so valuable “it enabled me to have success so quickly” in California.
The horse was flown to Florida first for Sarah to work with Scott Hassler then moved to Southern California. Sarah competed First Apple at a national show in California as a warmup earlier this month to score more than 78 per cent.
Scott went to Burbank to coach the pair this weekend.
Sarah grew up in northern Nevada, always riding. She is a Pony Clubber who competed through the Intermediate level in eventing, finishing third at her first CCI** at 15 years of age.
In 2004, Sarah shifted her focus to training and competing dressage horses.
Her goal has always been to ride on an American team.
MADRID, Mar. 22, 2019–Portugal’s 2018 World Games combination of Miguel Ralão Duarte and Xenofonte D’Atela won the King’s Cup CDI3* Grand Prix Friday. Miguel and the 16-year-old Lusitano scored 69.826 per cent for the win. Spain’s Cristóbal Belmonte Roldan on Diavolo de Laubry placed second on 69.739 per cent and Rafael ...
ORNAGO, Italy, Mar. 22, 2019–Austria’s Astrid Neumayer rode Sir Sirmon to victory in the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in the international debut for the pair.
Astrid and the 11-year-old Westfalen gelding previously ridden by Germany’s Ulla Salzgeber scored 70.652 per cent.
Fellow Austrian Timna Zach on Chico was second on 69.043 per cent Tatiana Milserdova, the Russian Olympic and championship rider now competing under the Italian flag, in third on Florento Fortuna on a score of 68.913 per cent.
WERRIBEE, Australia, Mar. 22, 2019–Australia’s World Equestrian Games rider Maree Tomkinson debuted DMJ Donna Elena at Big Tour to win the Dressage & Jumping with the Stars World Cup Grand Prix Friday. Maree and her nine-year-old Hanoverian mare (Don Schufro x Bolero) scored 69.652 per cent for the win. The scores ranged from a high ...
WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 21, 2019–The Wall Street Journal reports on the dressage Grand Prix Freestyle, posted on the newspaper’s Internet site Thursday, two weeks before the World Cup Final in Gothenburg that is the annual global championship centered on the musical performance.
WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 18, 2019–The Adequan Global Dressage Festival heads to its final week with almost $140,000 in prize money with 11 combinations from four countries already earning from $42,200 to $10,800.
Canada’s Brittany Fraser remains atop the rankings with $42,200 although she has taken a break from riding while awaiting the birth of her first child expected in mid-June.
Katherine Bateson Chandler of Wellington, Florida posted a pair of victories on Alcazar in the CDI3* to boost her season earnings for to $30,800, according to calculations by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunnngham Livestock Insurance of Goshen, New York.
Canada’s Jill Irving posted five finishes in the top four on her two horses to improve her total winnings so far to $26,065.
German 2010 World Games team rider Christoph Koschel was at $24,337, ahead of Adrienne Lyle, the American Olympic and World Games, rider at $23,600 followed by Pan American Games multi medalist Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic on $23,025. Shelly Francis of neighboring Loxahatchee rounded out the top seven with $20,050.
1. Brittany Fraser CAN $42,200
2. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $30,800
3. Jill Irving CAN $26,065.50
4. Christoph Koschel GER $24,337.50
5. Adrienne Lyle USA $23,600
6. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM $23,025
7. Shelly Francis USA $20,050
8. Michael Klimke GER $13,955
9. Laura Graves USA $12,600
10. Jessica Jo Tate USA $12,350
11. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $10,800
12. Charlotte Jorst USA $6,900
13. Ashley Holzer USA $6,700
14. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén SWE $6,350
15. Joanne Vaughn GEO $5,850
16. Devon Kane USA $5,000
17. Tina Irwin CAN $4,605
18. Ariana Chia CAN $4,225
19. Jan Ebeling USA $4,175
20. Leif Aho USA $3,860
21. Karen Lipp USA $3,825
22. Jennifer Baumert USA $3,680
23. Anna Marek USA $3,400
24. P.J. Rizvi USA $3,250
25. Rebecca Waite US $2,975
26. Tom Dvorak CAN $2,805
27. Lauren Asher USA $2,800
28. Belinda Trussell CAN $2,745
29. Susan Pape GBR $2,685
30. Diane Creech CAN $2,560
31. Kelly Layne AUS $2,500
32. Lindsay Kellock CAN $2,350
33. Megan Lane CAN $2,150
34. Naima Moreira Laliberte CAN $2,075
35. Bent Jensen USA $2,035
36. Heather Blitz USA $2,000
37. Jessica Kozel USA $1,900
38, Kerrigan Gluch USA $1,875
39. Natalie Pai USA $1,770
40. Natalia Bacariza Danguilleco ESP $1,660
41. Patricia Koschel GER $1,650
42. Jaimey Irwin CAN $1,640
43. Leida Collins-Strijk NED $1,610
44. Signe Kirk Kristiansen DEN $1,600
45. Hope Cooper USA $1,565
46. Karen Pavicic CRO $1,500
47. Nora Batchelder USA $1,475
48. James Koford USA $1,400
49. Endel Ots USA $1,375
50. Codi Harrison USA $1,300
51. Christopher Hickey USA $1,210
52. Heather Boo USA $1,175
53-T. Bernadette Pujals MEX $1,150
53-T. Jacqueline McDonald Cuddy USA $1,150
55. Christer Egerstrom CRC $1,130
56. Jami Kment USA $1,045
57. Meagan Davis USA $1,040
58-T. Alexandra Dominguez GUA $1,000
58-T. Sascha Schulz LUX $1,000
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Mar. 18–John Goodman, former owner of International Polo Club in Wellington, on Monday sought to have his conviction on driving under the influence manslaughter reduced to 11 1/2 years from 16 years.
John Goodman who was convicted first in 2012 and again in 2014 in the death of 23-year-old engineering student Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010.
Attorneys told the court his behavior in prison makes him eligible for a lesser sentence. He is serving his centence at Wakulla Correctional Institution in Crawfordville on the Florida Panhandle, 400 miles/640km from Wellington.
Lili Wilson, the victim’s mother, read a statement to Judge Jeffrey Colbath opposing a reduced sentence–“There has not been one day that goes by that I haven’t wished this had never happened. The loss that I feel is incomprehensible.”
Prosecutors argued the 16-year sentence was already less than the 30-year maximum he could have received, and therefore should not be reduced.
Judge Colbath said he will rule on the motion by April 4.
While owned by John Goodman, the polo club sponsored the World Dressage Masters in Florida in 2011 and 2012.
IPC is now owned by a partnership that also owns the Global Dressage Festival and Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.