WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 11, 2019–Brittany Fraser began a break from competition to prepare for the birth of a baby with a big pay check for the Canadian’s victory on All In at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* that boosted the rider to the top of the prize money rankings after the third of seven weeks of international events over winter.
Victories for Brittany and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding in the Grand Prix and the Freestyle of the CDI5*, the highest level of dressage competition and the only one outside Europe, earned the rider $38,800 and raised total earnings for the circuit to $42,200, according to calculations by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.
The 30-year-old Britanny and All In helped Canada capture team silver at the 2015 Pan American Games. and was on her nation’s team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon last September. She expects to give birth to a boy in June and when she resumes riding will be focused on seeking a start for Canada at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington, runner-up in the CDI5* competitions, ranked second on $29,000, with Canada’s Jill Irving third on $21,500, Christoph Koschel of Germany fourth on $20,275 and Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic in the fifth spot on $16,550.
Americans Adrienne Lyle with $15,750, Shelly Francis on $13,100, Jessica Jo Tate on $10,700 and Laura Graves with $8,300 along with Germany’s Michael Klimke on $11,290 make up the rest of the top 10.
The next Global competition starts Feb. 20, the first of two remaining World Cup qualifiers, with a CDIO3* Nations Cup scheduled for Mar. 12-17 and the wrap up CDI4* the last week of March.
Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Earnings – Feb. 10, 2019
Presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance
1. Brittany Fraser CAN $42,200
2. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $29,000
3. Jill Irving CAN $21,500
4. Christoph Koschel GER $20,275
5.. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM $16,550
6. Adrienne Lyle USA $15,750
7. Shelly Francis USA $13,100
8. Michael Klimke GER $11,290
9. Jessica Jo Tate USA $10,700
10. Laura Graves USA $8,300
11. Joanne Vaughn GEO $5,500
12. Devon Kane USA $4,700
13. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $3,400
14. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén SWE $3,250
15.Tina Irwin CAN $3,105
16. Ashley Holzer USA $2,900
17 Belinda Trussell CAN $2,145
18. P.J. Rizvi USA $2,100
19. Diane Creech CAN $1,910
20. Susan Pape GBR $1,885
21. Jennifer Baumert USA $1,880
22. Jan Ebeling USA $1,655
23. Megan Lane CAN $1,625
24. Leida Collins-Strijk NED $1,510
25. Ariana Chia CAN $1,440
T-26. Codi Harrison USA $1,300
T-26James Koford USA $1,300
28. Bent Jensen USA $1,200
29. Heather Boo USA $1,175
30. Signe Kirk Kristiansen DEN $1,050
31. Meagan Davis USA $1,040
32. Alexandra Dominguez GUA $1,000
Source: Dressage News