Debut of USA’s Kasey Perry-Glass & Dublet With Top Score at Wellington World Cup Grand Prix on Day 1

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Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet in their CDI Grand Prix debut at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet in their CDI Grand Prix debut at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 27, 2016–Kasey Perry-Glass of the United States rode Goerklintgaards Dublet in the horse’s international Grand Prix debut for the top score Wednesdy on the first of two days of the Big Tour class that was moved indoors because of day-long torrential downpours but marked more by wide differences in the judges’ marks.

Kasey’s ride on the 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding was virtually error-free and earned a total score of 72.320 per cent. German 4* judge Christoph Hess at E awarded the pair 77.200 per cent while Canada’s 3* judge Lee Tubman directly across the arena on the long side at E gave them 68.700 per cent. Both Linda Zang of the U.S. and Cesar Torrente of Colombia scored them at 71.800 and Ulrike Neville of Germany 72.100 per cent.

Of the 10 rides that were performed Wednesday from the total of 50 scheduled, other combinations making their CDI debuts, included Florida-based Dane Lars Petersen on Elfenfeur, Germany’s Christoph Koschel on Butopiar and Gabriel Armando of Argentina on Zipero.

Christoph Koschel in the CDI Grand Prix debut of Butopiar at the Wellington World Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Christoph Koschel in the CDI Grand Prix debut of Butopiar at the Wellington World Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The standout, though, was Kasey, who moved to Wellington from California for their third year competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. She competed Dublet at Small Tour in Europe as well as the United States in 2015 and also rode her 17-year-old mare Trøstruplund’s Scarlet at Grand Prix in the U.S. and Europe last year as well.

As much as six inches (15.24cm) of rain fell on the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center of which the Global circuit is part. The weather forced cancellation of the Winter Equestrian Festival jumper and hunter events. But the Van Kampen covered arena that easily accommodated the competition and warmup arenas as well as spectator stands was implemented for dressage.

Partial Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix
E: Hess – GER H: Zang – USA C: Torrente – COL M: Nivelle – GER B: Tubman – CAN
Rider Nat. Horse E . H . C . M . B . T
Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Goerklintgaards Dublet 77.200 71.800 71.800 72.100 68.700 72.320
Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn 64.000 65.000 67.400 63.100 69.600 65.820
Koschel, Christoph GER Butopiar 64.000 66.400 65.800 64.900 66.600 65.540
Klimke, Michael GER Don William II 65.500 59.900 65.900 64.300 64.500 64.020
Poag, Katie USA Zonnekoning 64.800 61.200 65.100 64.200 63.900 63.840
Marchand, Jennifer USA Cardeur 62.000 61.000 63.000 60.400 62.600 61.800
  Reteguiz-Denizard, Luis PUR Royal Affair 59.500 59.200 58.900 58.200 57.100 58.580
Mayumi BRA Tamarindo XI 57.300 57.700 56.600 58.800 56.900 57.460
Armando, Gabriel ARG Zipero 58.500 54.300 57.500 55.300 58.400 56.800 0
Petersen, Lars DEN Elfenfeuer Elim.