Arlene “Tuny” Page & Woodstock Claim 1st Victory with Personal Best to Take Florida CDI-W Grand Prix Special

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Arlene "Tuny" Page on Woodstock celebrating victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Arlene “Tuny” Page on Woodstock celebrating victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 30, 2016–Arlene “Tuny” Page and her Woodstock claimed their first international victory to win the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Special on Saturday with a personal best score.

Tuny and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 73.059 per cent, the first time the pair have cracked  70 per cent since beginning their international Grand Prix career together in the summer of 2014.

Kasey Perry-Glass on Goerklintgaards Dublet that had never before performed an international Grand Prix Special were second on 72.902 per cent and came after their third place in the Grand Prix that was the CDI Big Tour debut for the pair.

Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Danilo was third on 71.980 per cent.

The duo placed second in the Grand Prix Thursday to start their campaign to become a member of the squad of up to eight combinations that will head to Europe in the spring for competitions to select the American team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Woodstock has become the main competition mount for Tuny, of Wellington, who also shows Alina which she did in the Freestyle Friday night.

Arlene Page and Woodstock in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Arlene Page and Woodstock in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The pair launched their Grand Prix career in France in 2014 then competed in Wellington for the winter of 2015 and returned to Europe to ride on the U.S. Nations Cup teams at Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Hagen in Germany.

Tuny, who rode in the 2006 World Cup Final, described Woodstock as a “remarkably good show horse. He gets to the show ring and wants to go, wants to perform. He’s tense and tight sometimes because of his adrenaline but he’s exactly the horse I want. I have to refine my riding to accommodate that.

“I got closer to that today than ever before. There are so many more points in there it scares me.”

Kasey Perry-Glass on Goerklintgaards Dublet in their first CDI Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kasey Perry-Glass on Goerklintgaards Dublet in their first CDI Grand Prix Special. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The 28-year-old Kasey Perry-Glass moved to Wellington from California late last year to pursue high performance dressage to train with Debbie McDonald. She is also aiming to make the group to go to Europe for Olympic selection.

She took Dublet to Europe last year and he has grown up since then, she said.

“I couldn’t ask for a better first CDI for the horse. He was strong and relaxed throughout the whole weekend, but really manageable. I’m lucky to have him.”

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Special
E: Umbach – LUX H: Hess – GER C: Foy – USA M: Nivelle – GER B: Torrente – COL
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Page, Arlene USA Woodstock 73.922 1 71.078 4 71.961 2 73.137 1 75.196 2 73.059 1
Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Goerklintgaards Dublet 71.765 2 72.255 2 71.863 3 72.157 2 76.471 1 72.902 2
Francis, Shelly USA Danilo 71.275 4 72.549 1 72.745 1 71.176 4 72.157 4 71.980 3
Vilhelmson-Silfven, Tinne SWE Benetton Dream 71.569 3 71.471 3 70.000 6 71.275 3 71.078 6 71.078 4
Wilcox, Lisa USA Galant 69.216 8 69.118 8 71.471 4 70.588 5 70.686 8 70.216 5
Pavicic, Karen CAN Don Daiquiri 71.176 6 69.804 6 68.922 8 69.706 7 71.176 5 70.157 6
Rosencrantz, Mette USA Marron 71.275 4 67.745 9 68.627 9 69.216 8 72.255 3 69.824 7
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P 67.451 11 70.392 5 70.098 5 69.902 6 70.882 7 69.745 8
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 69.706 7 69.706 7 69.314 7 68.039 10 68.627 10 69.078 0
Koschel, Christoph GER Butopiar 68.235 9 63.922 13 68.235 10 68.333 9 69.412 9 67.627 0
Pot, Adrienne USA Something Special 67.941 10 64.412 12 63.529 12 64.804 11 66.765 11 65.490 0
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Pavarotti 61.275 13 66.471 10 64.020 11 63.529 13 64.118 12 63.882 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Foco Loco-W 64.020 12 65.000 11 62.451 13 64.412 12 61.765 13 63.529 0
Jimenez Cobo, Juan Antonio ESP Elevado 60.784 14 59.608 15 59.608 14 60.686 14 59.314 14 60.000 0
Poag, Katie USA Zonnekoning 57.843 15 62.353 14 58.824 15 60.098 15 57.941 15 59.412 0