Devon Kane & Don Angelo Testing Possible Pan Am Run Win Wellington Classic Int. 1

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Don Angelo posing with Devon Kane after Wellington Classic Int. 1 victory. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Jan. 9–Devon Kane began riding Don Angelo just a month ago for a possible attempt at a place on the U.S. team for the Pan American Games, and on Sunday passed their first test with a win in the Intermediaire I at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I.

Devon and the 11-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Diamante Farms of Wellington, Florida scored 73.158 per cent for the win in the field of 18 starters. Dorie Addy-Crow of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Rotterdam was second on 70.526 per cent and 1999 Pan Am team gold medalist Linda Alicki also of Wellington on Donates was third on  70.00 per cent.

The 24-year-old Devon said that by the end of the Prix St. Georges Saturday she felt a breakthrough with Don Angelo and he started from that point in the Intermediaire on Sunday.

“I wanted to ride a clean, accurate and crisp test,” she said. “I rode clean, pretty accurately but I made a mistake in the two-tempis. Even so, it was pretty awesome.”

She and her trainer, 1996 Olympic medalist Michelle Gibson, still have not decided who will continue the ride on Don Angelo, on whom Michelle won the U.S. National Intermediaire Championship in 2008.

“For now, it’s the first step in a great dream,” Devon said, “and we’ll keep going until…”

The pair will compete in some of the five CDIs scheduled for the next three months in Palm Beach to try to qualify for the U.S. national championships in September at which the Pan Am Games team will be selected.

Devon was so excited with the result that she bought a new riding coat Sunday and, in the spirit of superstition, plans to wear it for future competitions with Don Angelo.

Results:

FEI Intermediaire 1 Open GAIG/USDF Qualify
(C) Ludwig,
1 Devon Kane Don Angelo 73.158%
2 Dorie Addy-Crow Rotterdam 70.526%
3 Lynda Alicki Donates 70.000%
4 Micaela Mabragana Petronius 68.684%
5 Megan Lane Caravella 68.684%
6 Shawna Harding Rigo 68.421%
6 Jessica Jo Tate Faberge 68.421%
William Lee Tubman De La Rosa 67.895%
Kelley O’Shea Duncan Baryshnikov 66.316%
Bianca Berktold GB Marko 64.737%
Holger Bechtloff Beckham 64.474%
Lisa Bukowski Sinatra DVB 64.474%
Michelle M Gerlach Udjang 63.158%
Micaela Mabragana Jubilant 62.632%
Dorie Addy-Crow Eliko Maximum 60.263%
Esther Geller Diamond Geezer 57.105%

FEI Grand Prix Special Open
(C) Ludwig,
1 Christopher Hickey Douglas Hilltop 67.917%
2 Catherine Morelli Be Se’ 67.083%
3 Diana Mukpo Pascal 64.375%

FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle Open GAIG/USDF Qual
(C) Ludwig,
1 Sarah Chatfield Pattent 70.250%
2 Lisa Bukowski Sinatra DVB 66.250%

FEI Junior Individual Test Jr
(C) Bredahl,
1 Paula Matute Califa 15 64.211%
2 Juan Matute Kazio 61.842%

FEI Young Rider Individual Test Yr
(C) Bredahl,
1 Isabelle Leibler Watson 108 58.158%

FEI Young Rider Freestyle Yr
(C) Ludwig,
1 Katie Foster Sacramento 67.250%

FEI or Equivalent Test of Choice Open GAIG/USDF Q
(C) Ludwig,
1 Caroline V Roffman Pie 72.105%
2 Lynda Alicki Ikaros 71.915%
3 Lisa Wilcox Pikko Del Cerro HU 70.000%
4 Shawna Harding Come On III 70.000%
5 Lars Petersen Beemer 67.872%
6 Caroline V Roffman Lux Stensvang 67.209%
Olivia Lagoy-Weltz Urbanus 65.000%
Laura Eyre Whirlpool 64.706%
Ariel Matisse Evita 64.474%
Diane Creech Hallmark 3 64.474%
Bianca Berktold Fuerst Falco 64.474%
Ann Sterling Hart Kashmir 62.895%
Devon Kane Prins 61.860%
Jennifer Miller Whizard 61.053%
Holger Bechtloff Cartujo VIII 59.362%
Sommerville Harris Neptuno Yac 59.231%
Dr Michael Kohl Enigma 59.149%
Kathy Priest Wild Dancer 58.421%
Dr Michael Kohl L’Aviateur 57.234%

FEI Young Horse Test of Choice
(C) Bredahl, Ludwig,
1 Michelle Gibson Sanchez 79.000%