Ashley Holzer Takes Both Devon World Cup Grand Prix on Same Day

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With a big smile, Ashley Holzer rides Breaking Dawn, her 2008 Olympic mount, to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix in Devon, Pennsylvania. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
With a big smile, Ashley Holzer rides Breaking Dawn, her 2008 Olympic mount, to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix in Devon, Pennsylvania. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27–Dressage at Devon World Cup Grand Prix might as well have been renamed the Ashley Holzer show on Friday as the Canadian won the Grand Prix for the Freestyle on Breaking Dawn and the Special on Jewel’s Adelante.

Jacqueline Brooks, her 2012 Olympic team mate who is coached by Ashley, posted the highest Grand Prix score in her life. And one of Ashley’s sponsors, an amateur, rode Pop Art, owned by Ashley and competed by her at the 2008 Olympics, to fifth place in the Grand Prix for the Freestyle in only her sixth start on the 16-year-old gelding.

The New York City-based Ashley took the Grand Prix for the World Cup Freestye on Breaking Dawn, her mount in last summer’s London Olympics, with a score of 72.830 per cent.

Denmark’s Lars Petersen, based in Florida, had what he described as “the best ride ever” on Mariett to place second on 72.191 per cent. United States Olympic and World Equestrian Games combination of Tina Konyot of Palm City, Florida and Calecto V was third on 70.170 per cent.

Lars Petersen and Mariett in the World Cup Grand Prix at Devon. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lars Petersen and Mariett in the World Cup Grand Prix at Devon. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Mikala Munter Gundersen on My Lady, Nations Cup Danish team mates of Lars in Europe this summer, was fourth on 69.936 per cent that came within 0.107 per cent of their personal best at Fritzens, Austria in July.

Jill Irving, an amateur and longtime sponsor of Ashley, rode Pop Art to the fifth spot on 69.809 per cent, a placing that Ashley described as “heart wrenching” for the thrill as a trainer that may have been greater than her own success.

Jacqueline Brooks on D Niro in the ride that resulted in the Canadian Olympian posting her lifetime best CDI Grand Prix result. Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Jacqueline Brooks on D Niro in the ride that resulted in the Canadian Olympian posting her lifetime best CDI Grand Prix result. Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jacqueline Brooks, Ashley’s long time friend, student and team mate on two of Ashley’s four Olympics, placed sixth with a score of 69.298 per cent that was a lifetime high for CDI Grand Prix.

It came on the 85th Grand Prix start on four diferent horses, according to the official records that go back to April, 2007 and eclipses her previous best of 69.085 per cent that was also on D Niro and set in Florida in March, 2012.

On Jewel’s Adelante Ashley also captured the Grand Prix for the Special with a score of 72.000 per cent, a horse she is riding for a few weeks while the owner gave birth to her third child.

Ashley Holzer and Jewel's Adelante on their way to winning the Dressage at Devon Grand Prix for the Special. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ashley Holzer and Jewel’s Adelante on their way to winning the Dressage at Devon Grand Prix for the Special. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Michael Barisone of Long Valley, New Jersey, placed second on Ellegria. on 67.574 per cent with Australian Kelly Layne on Von Primaire in third on 66.787 per cent.

The Freestyle that is the third in the World Cup North American Lreague to qualify two combinations from North America for the final in Lyon, France next April will be held Saturday night.

Results:

Grand Prix for Freestyle
E: Holler – “O” GER H: Yukins – “I” USA C: Roudier – “O” FRA M: Jena – “I” SWE B: Geike – “I” USA
Rider Nation Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Place
Holzer, Ashley CAN Breaking Dawn 73.617 1 73.723 1 71.064 5 71.915 1 73.830 1 72.830 1
Petersen, Lars DEN Mariett 72.021 2 72.979 2 72.660 1 70.745 2 72.553 2 72.191 2
Konyot, Tina M USA Calecto V 70.213 5 70.638 4 71.277 4 69.149 5 69.574 5 70.170 3
Gundersen, Mikala DEN My Lady 70.213 5 71.915 3 68.085 9 68.191 8 71.277 3 69.936 4
Irving, Jill CAN Pop Art 70.957 3 69.255 5 70.957 6 69.255 4 68.617 7 69.809 5
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D-Niro 70.106 7 68.085 8 72.021 2 69.362 3 66.915 10 69.298 6
Marcus, David CAN Chrevi’s Capital 70.638 4 67.872 9 68.298 8 68.617 6 68.723 6 68.830 7
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P 68.191 8 67.128 11 70.213 7 65.851 10 67.872 8 67.851 8
Barisone, Michael L USA HF Victor 66.702 12 67.660 10 67.979 10 64.787 13 70.106 4 67.447 9
Parra, Dr Cesar USA Van The Man 68.085 9 68.404 6 66.383 12 68.404 7 65.851 12 67.426 10
Kim, Dong Seon KOR Bukowski 67.766 10 68.191 7 67.021 11 65.638 12 67.766 9 67.277 11
Meisner, Cheryl CAN Tango 67.234 11 64.574 13 71.702 3 66.596 9 65.957 11 67.213 12
Barteau, Yvonne USA GP Raymeister 63.723 13 64.574 13 65.106 13 65.851 10 64.681 13 64.787 13
Asplundh, Barbie USA Chabrell 63.723 13 65.851 12 62.872 15 64.149 14 63.298 14 63.979 14
Strawson, Barbara USA Amicelli 62.447 15 59.362 16 62.979 14 63.298 15 62.234 15 62.064 15
Schobel, Elly US Vermeer 53.617 16 60.319 15 57.021 16 58.617 16 62.234 15 58.362 16
Armstrong, Cody USA Shapiro 49.468 17 56.277 17 53.511 17 57.553 17 58.404 17 55.043 17
Grand Prix for Special
E: Jena H: Fore C: Holler M: Roudier B: Gribbons
Rider Horse Nation E H C M B Total % Place
Holzer, Ashley Jewel’s Adelante CAN 330.5 340.5 342 339.5 339.5 1692 72.000% 1
Barisone, Michael L Ellegria. USA 315 323 318 317.5 314.5 1588 67.574% 2
Layne, Kelly Von Primaire AUS 305.5 321 311.5 320 311.5 1569.5 66.787% 3
Marcus, David Don Kontes CAN 310.5 312.5 316 309 315 1563 66.511% 4
Dvorak, Tom Viva’s Salieri W CAN 307.5 309.5 319 320 302 1558 66.298% 5
Lane, Megan Caravella CAN 310.5 325.5 294.5 308 313 1551.5 66.021% 6
Creech, Diane Devon L CAN 298 314.5 316 310 305.5 1544 65.702% 7
Haddad Staller, Catherine Mane Stream Hotmail USA 310.5 305 322 292.5 311 1541 65.574% 8
Irving, Jill Degas 12 CAN 303 312 311 299.5 306 1531.5 65.170% 9
Strasser, Evi Renaissance Tyme CAN 305.5 297.5 308 293 306 1510 64.255% 10
Taylor, Melissa Schumacker Solyst USA 299.5 311 290 296 295 1491.5 63.468% 11
Schmitt, Sara Kaboom USA 284.5 271.5 285 281 284 1406 59.830% 12
Dressler, Hans Henning Valintino MEX 274.5 277 283 273 284 1391.5 59.213% 13
Schobel, Elly Oyente’ USA 260 262 247.5 265.5 268 1303 55.447% 14
Prix St Georges Ring: Gold Ring
E: H: Cunningham C: Markowski M: B: Steiner
Rider Horse Nation H C B Total % Place
Herslow, Kimberly Rosmarin USA 275.5 281 273 829.5 72.763% 1
Fraser, Brittany All In CAN 267 263 288 818 71.754% 2
Hardin, Justin Wyatt Star USA 274.5 264 263 801.5 70.307% 3
Dvorak, Tom Ribot CAN 265.5 265.5 262.5 793.5 69.605% 4
Tigchelaar, Patrick Davidor 4 NED 259.5 266.5 257 783 68.684% 5
Martin, Silva Rosa Cha W USA 258 253 270.5 781.5 68.553% 6
Williams, George Cleopatra USA 248.5 267.5 255 771 67.632% 7
Hannigan, Jane Ruling Cortes USA 252.5 254.5 257.5 764.5 67.061% 8
Markowski, Maya Lumiere CAN 259 256 249 764 67.018% 9
Sammis, Lauren Lombard V USA 252.5 258 251.5 762 66.842% 10
Jackson, Melissa Whirlpool USA 254.5 246.5 258.5 759.5 66.623% 11
Irving, Jill Dio Mio CAN 260 247.5 247.5 755 66.228% 12
Wimmer, Ashley Somerhall USA 247.5 246 258 751.5 65.921% 13
Lane, Megan San D’or CAN 248.5 246.5 251 746 65.439% 14
Mendiburu, Heather What Happen USA 244 250.5 251 745.5 65.395% 15
Davis, Karin Morris AUS 234 262 245.5 741.5 65.044% 16
Evans, Therese Tsjesse Fan it Beielan USA 239 250 249 738 64.737% 17
Taylor, Melissa Chicco Roslev USA 248.5 245 244.5 738 64.737% 17
Kim, Dong Seon Windsor KOR 251.5 237.5 244 733 64.298% 19
Von Martels, Chris Zilverstar CAN 243.5 242.5 240 726 63.684% 20
Van Nuys-Hitt, Jeanne Sirtaki USA 251 234.5 240.5 726 63.684% 20
Spofford-Bilinski, Sara Lagrima USA 240.5 244.5 239.5 724.5 63.553% 22
Hirosh, Sahar Daniel Sacro Santa ISR 244.5 235 241.5 721 63.246% 23
Munoz, Carlos Klouseau ESP 241 236 243 720 63.158% 24
Sanchez, Mauricio First Fisherman COL 241.5 236 239.5 717 62.895% 25
Malone, Catherine Andorra ISF USA 237 230.5 242 709.5 62.237% 26
Strasser, Evi Rigaudon Tyme CAN 234 239.5 234 707.5 62.061% 27
Kim, Dong Seon Schone Zeit KOR 231 222 252 705 61.842% 28
Harrington, Susan Willow Bae USA 239 232.5 230.5 702 61.579% 29
Glynn, Megan Tyto CAN 244 223.5 234 701.5 61.535% 30
Walker, Elizabeth What A Surprise USA 239.5 227.5 233.5 700.5 61.447% 31
Creech, Diane Hallmark 3 CAN 231.5 231 231 693.5 60.833% 32
McGinty Jr, John P Playboy Adult Amateur 233 235 225 693 60.789% 33
Anderson, J Peter Pastorale Open 233.5 224.5 227 685 60.088% 34
Wiedmaier, Debra Ferragamo Open 220 230.5 233 683.5 59.956% 35
Molerio De Muro, Irina Ryolith Open 224 222 229.5 675.5 59.254% 36
Roesener, Cindy Sonaro Open 228.5 211 220.5 660 57.895% 37
Winsett-Dinneen, Michelle Santa Monica Open 220.5 215 212 647.5 56.798% 38
Cheret, Caroline Fioretto Open 211 220 215 646 56.667% 39
Dressler, Hans Werner Lotario Open 212 205.5 192 609.5 53.465% 40