Canada’s Karen Pavicic & Don Daiquiri Win International Omaha CDI4* Grand Prix, Test Event for 2017 World Cup Final

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Karen Pavicic on Don Daiquiri, winner of the inaugural International CDI, a test event for thr 2017 World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Karen Pavicic on Don Daiquiri, winner of the inaugural International CDI, a test event for thr 2017 World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

OMAHA, Nebraska, May 5, 2016–Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri won the inaugural International Omaha CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday night to kick off the test event for the 2017 World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping in this American Midwest city of can-do attitudes and welcoming friendliness.

The spectacular CenturyLink Center that is a major convention venue and also home to Creighton University basketball team has been converted for the dressage and jumping test event with no expense spared to bring in two European judges and a Canadian to join two Americans for the nine combinations that shared the $10,000 Grand Prix purse.

The Canadian 2014 World Games team combination scored 67.800 per cent for the win before a crowd of about 1,000 fans. The Freestyle Friday night is expected to draw about 5,000 spectators.

Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro in the International Omaha CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro in the International Omaha CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro, on Canada’s 2012 Olympic team and at the 2013 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, placed second. Katie Poag John’s Island, South Carolina on Zonnekoning was third on 64.640 per cent.

“I’m thrilled to be here–it’s a great venue and a great atmosphere,” said Karen who made a costly  error of course on the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding on which is also a contender for one of the two individual places for Canada at the summer Olympic Games.

The atmosphere was so electric that Thomas Baur, dressage sport director for the event, said that ar next year’s World Cup Final dressage horses and riders will be provided with two days of training in the competition arena ahead of the Grand Prix.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix (E) (H) (C) (M) (B) Total
1. Don Daiquiri Karen Pavicic CAN 2030.00 USD 342.0 327.5 344.5 340.0 341.0 1695.0 points
14y.G /Don Cardinale/Rubinstein I/OLDBG/103BS52/ Jayne Essig & Karen Pavicic 68.400 % 65.500 % 68.900 % 68.000 % 68.200 % 67.800 %
1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
2. D Niro Jacqueline M. Brooks CAN 1780.00 USD 307.0 326.0 334.5 329.0 331.5 1628.0 points
grey 17y.G /D-Day/Napoleon 625/SWB/102RN41/ Mary Brooks – Brookhaven Dressage I 61.400 % 65.200 % 66.900 % 65.800 % 66.300 % 65.120 %
4. 2. 3. 3. 2.
3. Zonnekoning Katie Poag USA 1530.00 USD 323.0 310.5 339.5 327.0 316.0 1616.0 points
bay 12y.S /Florett As/Topas/KWPN/104EX85/ Katie Poag 64.600 % 62.100 % 67.900 % 65.400 % 63.200 % 64.640 %
2. 5. 2. 5. 6.
4. Ellegria Lauren Sprieser USA 1270.00 USD 311.5 316.0 328.0 315.5 318.5 1589.5 points
chest 15y.M /Ehrentanz I/Philipo/WESTF/102ZD35/ Lauren Sprieser 62.300 % 63.200 % 65.600 % 63.100 % 63.700 % 63.580 %
3. 4. 4. 6. 4.
5. Weltdorff Emily Miles USA 1020.00 USD 302.5 321.0 316.5 328.0 318.5 1586.5 points
dches 14y.G /Weltmeyer/Ludendorff/HANN/104EY69/ Emily Juchser Miles 60.500 % 64.200 % 63.300 % 65.600 % 63.700 % 63.460 %
6. 3. 7. 4. 4.
6. Something Special Adrienne Pot USA 770.00 USD 303.5 301.0 318.5 330.5 321.0 1574.5 points
bay 17y.G /Ferro/Beaujolais/KWPN/ESP04288/ Elizabeth & James Bramsen 60.700 % 60.200 % 63.700 % 66.100 % 64.200 % 62.980 %
5. 7. 6. 2. 3.
7. Baltazar Louisa Marcelle-Eadie GBR 770.00 USD 298.0 304.5 320.0 314.5 312.5 1549.5 points
chest 13y.G /Idocus/Notaris/KWPN/103JW46/ Frederike Kurowski Cardello 59.600 % 60.900 % 64.000 % 62.900 % 62.500 % 61.980 %
7. 6. 5. 7. 7.
8. Pluto VI Andorella Amanda Johnson USA 515.00 USD 273.0 290.5 316.5 301.0 292.0 1473.0 points
grey 14y.S /607 Pluto VI Almerina IV/153 Maesteso Bellarna/103EU00/ Linda Leffing 54.600 % 58.100 % 63.300 % 60.200 % 58.400 % 58.920 %
8. 9. 7. 8. 9.
9. Tennyson Isf Suzie Halle USA 315.00 USD 272.5 296.0 308.0 290.0 301.0 1467.5 points
chest 16y.G /Contango/Roemer 237/KWPN/104GR72/ Suzie Halle 54.500 % 59.200 % 61.600 % 58.000 % 60.200 % 58.700 %
9. 8. 9. 9. 8.
 Judges: (E)  C. Umbach (LUX)  Total prize money:
$10,000
(H)  G. Rockwell (USA)
(C)  J. Foy (USA)
(M)  U. Nivelle (GER)
(B)  C. Whitman (CAN)