Brittany Fraser & All In Top Canada’s Pan American Games Standings With Inter. 1 Victory

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Britanny Fraser and All In. © SusanJStickle.com
Britanny Fraser and All In. © SusanJStickle.com

OTTAWA, Ontario. May 30, 2015–Brittany Fraser on All In won the Ottawa Dressage Festival Intermediate 1 Saturday to put the pair atop Canada’s Pan American Games Small Tour standings and virtually guarantee to be on their first senior championship team at the Pan American Games in six weeks.

Brittany and the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she held back from Grand Prix with the goal of going to the Pan Ams, surged into the lead with a score of 74.395 per cent in the Inter. 1 a day after scoring 74.474 per cent in the Prix St. Georges.

Chris von Martels on Zilverstar who had slipped to third place in the standings also came on strong to score 72.289 per cent in the Inter. 1 while Diane Creech on Robbie W, leaders for most of this year,placed third on 70.632 per cent.

Megan Lane on Caravella won the Grand Prix Special on 71.882 per cent a day after victory in the Grand Prix that secured the pair’s second place in the Equine Canada Big Tour standings behind her World Games team mate Belinda Trussell on Anton who did not compete here.

The double victory for the 26-year-old Brittany and All In vindicated the strategy she devised with her coach, Ashley Holzer, Canada’s top rider who is based in New York.

After competing at national Grand Prix at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida last winter Brittany decided on Ashley’s advice to stay at Small Tour with the goal of the former North American Young Rider Championship competitor making her first senior championship squad.

She and All In climbed the standings from sixth to second before this show and to the top of the leaderboard after the Prix St. Georges Friday which they consolidated in the Inter. 1 Saturday.

Dressage Canada selectors are scheduled to meet Monday to select the team for the Pan Ams, the continental championship held once every four years, which will determine a single starting place for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. If Canada does not win the competition with a team that must include a Grand Prix combination, the more difficult route is available of  qualifying three individual combinations to form a “composite” team.

The United States with two Grand Prix combinations–Steffen Peters on Legolas and Laura Graves on Verdades–is favored to win gold at Toronto and thus the Olympic team start.

Indications from sources knowledgeable about the selection process are that Brittany Fraser and All In and Diane Creech and Robbie W with Chris von Martels and Zilverstar and Loxahatchee, Florida-based Shannon Dueck on Cantaris will be nominated for Small Tour with Belinda Trussell on Anton and Megan Lane on Caravella for the Big Tour.

Results:

CDI Intermediate 1 Ring: Ring 1
E: Whitham – CAN H: Weatherwax – USA C: Ebert – GER M: Nivelle – GER B: Minor – CAN
Rider Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 75.263 73.553 74.605 74.211 74.342 74.395 1
Von Martels, Chris CAN Zilverstar 73.026 73.947 71.974 71.842 70.658 72.289 2
Creech, Diane CAN Robbie W. 70.921 70.263 71.184 70.395 70.395 70.632 3
Dueck, Shannon CAN Cantaris 72.500 71.053 71.974 69.605 67.632 70.553 4
Reid, Leslie CAN Fine and Smart 69.474 67.237 69.868 67.500 67.368 68.289 5
Thomson, Melanie CAN Donnegan 68.684 67.632 69.342 67.237 64.868 67.553 6
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 66.579 66.974 68.684 65.921 66.842 67.000 0
Creech, Diane CAN Hallmark 3 66.447 67.895 67.500 67.632 65.132 66.921 0
Mendoza Loor  ECU Chardonnay 67.632 66.447 69.474 64.737 64.868 66.632 0
Steacie, Elizabeth CAN Callahan 68.158 66.974 65.789 65.921 65.132 66.395 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Urban 67.895 66.447 66.974 63.816 64.079 65.842 0
Brent, Robin lynn CAN Biolek 58.421 61.053 61.842 59.342 59.079 59.947 0
Lazzuri Neto, Oswaldo BRA Cluseau 52.237 54.868 55.658 53.947 58.816 55.105 0

 

CDI3*Grand Prix Special
E: Whitham – CAN H: Weatherwax – USA C: Ebert – GER M: Nivelle – GER B: Minor – CAN
Rider Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 70.784 71.765 72.157 72.549 72.157 71.882 1
Boylen, Christilot CAN Drentano 67.353 70.098 67.549 67.059 67.549 67.922 2
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 66.078 70.392 66.765 66.275 67.157 67.333 3
Christoff, Wendy CAN Treffer 65.882 65.980 68.137 65.882 66.373 66.451 4
Jensen, Stephanie CAN Addiction 57.843 61.373 61.863 62.157 57.255 60.098 5