Lucky Strike Ridden by Endel Ots Is USA Six-Year-Old Champion

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Lucky Strike ridden by Endel Ots in the USA Six-Year-Old Championships. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lucky Strike ridden by Endel Ots in the USA Six-Year-Old Championships. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 28, 2016–Lucky Strike was ridden by Endel Ots to the United States Six-Year-Old Championship Sunday, the first national title for the pair that competed at the world championships the past two years.

Lucky Strike, a Hanoverian gelding (Lord Laurie x His Highness), was ridden by Endel of Wellington, Florida to victories in both the Final Sunday and the preliminary test for an overall score of 86.040.

Don Cesar, a Westfalen gelding competed by Cesar Parra of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey was reserve champion on 84.360 with Sternlicht Hilltop ridden by Michael Bragdell of Colora, Maryland in third on 80.280.

In the four-year-old championships, Lucky Strike placed third. They did not compete here in 2015 after the world championships but made the trip to this Chicago area show grounds after their second appearance at the world championships a month ago.

Endel said he plans to move Lucky Strike up to developing Prix St. Georges next year.

Jane Karol on Sunshine Tour, the USA Developing Grand Prix Champion. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Jane Karol on Sunshine Tour, the USA Developing Grand Prix Champion. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sunshine Tour, a nine-year-old Oldenburg mare (Sir Donnerhall x xAlabaster) was ridden by Jane Karol of Concord, Massachusetts to the Developing Grand Prix Championship on a combined Intermediate II and Grand Prix score of 66.917.

Clapton JP competed by Holger Bechtloff of Wellington, Florida was reserve champion on 66.040 and Highschool MCF ridden by Petra Warlimont of Evergreen, Colorado on 63.749.

Results:

6 Year Old Final Test
E: Zang, Hotz – USA C: Fore, Foy – USA
RIDER Nat. HORSE Total Pl.
Ots, Endel L. USA Lucky Strike 85.800 1
Parra, Cesar USA Don Cesar 85.400 2
Jackson, Angela USA Figaro H 81.600 3
Bragdell, Michael USA Sternlicht Hilltop 80.600 4
Banner, Daniela USA Leviana 76.600 5
Wagner, Jana GER Willow 75.400 6
Hewitt, Hannah USA Fidens 75.000 7
Harrington, Nicole USA Siri 71.600 8
Koford, James USA Flavius MF 70.600 9
McGrath, Kenneth USA De Blasio 67.100 10
Chowanec, Rachel USA Wind Phaerie HU 64.400 11
Clarke, Nicholia USA Fling SCR
Wightman, David USA Silberpfeil SCR
Developing Horse Grand Prix
E: Weatherwax – USA   C: Zang – USA M: Yukins – USA
RIDER Nat. HORSE E Rk. C Rk. M Rk. Total Pl.
Karol, Jane USA Sunshine Tour 68.750 1 67.125 1 70.375 1 68.750 1
Bechtloff, Holger USA Clapton JP 66.500 3 65.250 2 67.750 2 66.500 2
Pugh, Abraham USA Elfenperfekt 64.000 5 64.125 4 67.000 3 65.042 3
Warlimont, Petra USA Highschool MCF 65.875 4 65.125 3 63.625 5 64.875 4
Koford, James USA Doctor Wendell MF 66.625 2 61.375 6 65.500 4 64.500 5
Williams, Noel USA Sir Velo 61.500 7 62.750 5 63.375 6 62.542 6
Hill, Debbie USA Showdown 62.250 6 57.625 8 62.625 7 60.833 7
Aide, Pam USA Bon De Niro 59.125 8 58.125 7 61.750 8 59.667 8