Olivia LaGoy-Weltz & Lonoir Win Wellington World Cup Grand Prix Special for 1st Big Tour Victory

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir riding to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Special. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 3, 2017–Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir posted a personal best result to win the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Special Friday, nothing their first victory since beginning Big Tour one year ago.

In only the fourth Special for Olivia and the 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, the pair were awarded 71.608 per cent after placing second in the Grand Prix a day earlier. Their previous best result was 68.627 per cent a year ago.

Olivia, 33 years old and who recently settled on a new farm in Haymarket, Virginia was on the United States squad that competed at small tour in Europe ahead of the Pan American Games in 2015.

Since beginning Big Tour exactly a year ago, Olivia and Lonoir have started 12 times, and four times this year with all scores above 70 per cent.

Arlene “Tuny” Page of Wellington, Florida on Woodstock placed second on 70.922 per cent and Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Danilo was third on 68.980 per cent.

Silva Martin of Cochranville, Pennsylvania returned to the CDI competition arena Friday with two young horses.

Silva had not competed in a CDI for two years following an accident that affected her vision and the birth of a boy, Nox, 18 months ago.

Silva Martin back in CDI competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival for the first time in two years. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Special
E: Holler – GER H: Ebert – GER C: Jena – SWE M: Lopes – POR B: Tubman – CAN
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
LaGoy-Weltz, Olivia USA Lonoir 72.745 1 71.471 1 72.255 1 72.745 2 68.824 2 71.608 1
Page, Arlene USA Woodstock 70.686 2 69.902 2 70.588 3 72.843 1 70.588 1 70.922 2
Francis, Shelly USA Danilo 69.216 3 69.412 3 68.725 4 70.490 3 67.059 4 68.980 3
Marienau, Beatrice USA Stefano 8 67.549 5 67.647 5 71.275 2 68.529 4 67.745 3 68.549 4
Lane, Megan CAN San D’or 68.431 4 69.118 4 68.529 5 66.863 6 66.765 5 67.941 5
Koschel, Christoph GER De Value 63.431 6 66.078 6 67.157 7 67.745 5 65.588 6 66.000 6
Kane, Devon USA Sir Galanto 60.588 7 62.745 8 67.549 6 63.725 8 65.490 7 64.020 7
Kment, Jami USA Zania 60.157 8 64.373 7 63.098 8 64.569 7 61.922 8 62.824 8