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Shelly Francis on Danilo leading the USA to midpoint lead in the CDIO3* Nations Cup at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 13, 2019–Shelly Francis and Danilo led the United States to the front midway through the CDIO3* Nations Cup at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Wednesday overtaking a strong Canadian team boosted by a top Small Tour score from Tina Irwin on Laurencio back in the ring for the first time since an injury to the rider last month.

The score of 73.534 per cent for Shelly on the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, 70.609 percent for Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo  with a bonus of 1.5 per cent added to each Grand Prix result and a Prix St. Georges award of 73.765 per cent for Ashley Holzer on Valentine gave the Dutta Corp. USA team a clear lead in the two-day team event based on the mixed Big and Small Tour format used at the Pan American Games to be staged in Lima, Peru in July.

The standings after the first day: 1. USA 220.917; 2. Canada 216.693; 3. Germany 204.570; 4. Mexico 200.81; 5. Colombia 196.772.

The Nations Cup, the first of eight in the trans-Atlantic series begun seven years ago, will be decided Thursday with the Intermediate 1 and Grand Prix Special results added to Wednesday’s scores of the top three combinations on teams of four.

Tina Irwin and Laurencio of Canada, the highest scoring Small Tour combination in the Wellington Nations Cup. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The ride by Tina Irwin and Laurencio earned the pair a score of 74.912 per cent to put Canada on top of the standings after the Prix St. Georges.

The rider was injured in her left hand and the thigh when kicked by a horse last month, but fears she might be out of contention for Canada’s Pan Am team were allayed when doctors reported no bones were broken.

Lindsay Kellock on Floratina with a score of 71.824 per cent consolidated Canada’s standing.

Ashley Holzer on Valentine placed second in the St. Georges with a score of 73.765 per cent.

Ashley Holzer on Valentine in the Nations Cup Prix St. Georges. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Michael Klimke on Royal Dancer with a Grand Prix total result of 69.304 per cent Christoph Koschel on Ballentines with 68.413 per cent put Germany into third place.

Michael Klimke on Royal Dancer produced the highest result for Germany that placed midway through the two-day Nations Cup in Wellington, © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

USA captured the CDIO-Under 25 Nations Cup with Canada 1 taking silver and Canada 2 bronze.

Nations Cup CDIO Under-25 medal teams on the podium at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. USA (gold)-Kerrigan Gluch, Lauren Asher and Natalie Pai; Canada 1(silver) Naima Moreira Laliberte, Laurence Blais Tetreault and Tanya Strasser-Shostak, and Canada 2 (bronze) Vanessa Creech-Terauds and Megan Shea. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDIO3* Nations Cup Grand Prix 
Judges: Janet Lee Foy Lee Tubman Christof Umbach Elke Ebert Linda Zang
Place Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 73.543 USA Shelly Francis Danilo 72.826 72.500 73.478 74.022 74.891 73.997 (1)
2. 70.609 USA Charlotte Jorst Kastels Nintendo 71.630 70.435 70.000 70.000 70.978 70.250 (2)
3. 68.457 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 68.913 67.609 68.804 68.152 68.804 68.449 (4)
4. 68.000 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Aquamarijn 66.848 69.130 67.065 68.587 68.370 68.000 (5)
5. 67.804 GER Michael Klimke Royal Dancer 33 66.630 67.283 68.804 68.152 68.152 69.250 (3)
6. 66.913 GER Christoph Koschel Ballentines 10 67.935 66.957 67.065 67.065 65.543 66.451 (7)
7. 66.457 MEX Bernadette Pujals Curioso XXV 66.957 66.413 65.543 66.413 66.957 67.250 (6)
CDIO3* Nations Cup Prix St. Georges
Judges: Janet Lee Foy Lee Tubman Christof Umbach Elke Ebert Linda Zang
Place Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 74.912 CAN Tina Irwin Laurencio 74.118 73.382 76.471 73.824 76.765
2. 73.765 USA Ashley Holzer Valentine 73.824 73.529 76.618 71.765 73.088
3. 71.824 CAN Lindsay Kellock Floratina 73.382 69.412 74.118 71.324 70.882
4. 70.971 USA Jennifer Baumert Handsome 74.265 71.029 70.294 70.000 69.265
5. 68.176 CAN Belinda Trussell Carlucci 68.676 68.235 68.088 68.824 67.059
6. 67.029 MEX Diego Gonzalez Scenario 2 68.088 65.294 66.765 66.029 68.971
7. 66.853 GER Patricia Koschel Leuchtfeuer DE 65.147 66.618 67.647 68.971 65.882
8. 66.059 CRC Christer Egerstrom Bello Oriente 67.353 65.441 65.882 66.029 65.588
9. 65.882 COL Maria Alejandra Aponte Gonzalez Duke De Niro 66.029 66.324 66.324 65.735 65.000
10. 65.824 MEX Carlos Maldonado Lara Massimo 63.824 66.765 65.588 67.647 65.294
11. 65.676 COL Marco Bernal Germany 66.912 63.971 65.000 66.618 65.882
12. 65.176 COL Carmen Franco Weltregentin 66.029 65.000 63.676 66.176 65.000
13. 65.147 GER Kevin Kohmann Cascou W 66.912 64.412 65.588 63.088 65.735
14. 64.618 COL Raul Corchuelo Senorita 43 62.941 63.235 65.294 67.647 63.971
15. 63.353 MEX Monica Burssens Elfentanz 62.941 62.794 64.706 61.618 64.706

 

 

Source: Dressage News

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