USA’s Shelly Francis & Danilo Win Global CDI3* Grand Prix
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 16, 2017–Shelly Francis rode Danilo to their first Big Tour victory when the American pair led a sweep of the top three places in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday.
Shelly of Loxahatchee, Florida and the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 70.020 per cent in their third year at Grand Prix on both sides of the Atlantic.
P.J. Rizvi, fighting a bad ‘flu, and Breaking Dawn placed second on 68.200 per cent.
PJ, of Greenwich, Connecticut, and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding that her coach Ashley Holzer competed for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games, said after the ride: “I don’t even remember most of it… I have the chills and shakes and I’m on medication for the ‘flu.
“But it was the last show for us this season and I didn’t want to miss it. So I’m really happy.”
Anna Marek of Williston, Florida on Dee Clair was third on 68.020 per cent.