USA’s Shelly Francis & Danilo Win Global CDI3* Grand Prix

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Shelly Francis and Danilo in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prox. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

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.

P.J. Rizvi and Breaking Dawn. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

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.

CDI 3* Grand Prix
E: Torrente – COL H: Warren – USA C: Lang – AUT M: Eisenhardt – GER B: Nivelle – GER
Rider Ctzn Horse E H C M B T Pl.
Francis, Shelly USA Danilo 71.600 70.700 70.200 68.700 68.900 70.020 1
Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn 69.800 69.000 68.200 67.600 66.400 68.200 2
Marek, Anna USA Dee Clair 69.900 67.300 67.500 67.000 68.400 68.020 3
Losos De Muniz, Yvonne DOM Aquamarijn 67.100 66.800 66.100 65.300 66.700 66.400 4
Lipp, Karen USA Whitney 67.100 66.200 64.400 64.800 63.700 65.240 5
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Triviant 2 66.500 64.900 65.100 62.900 66.500 65.180 6
Hickey, Christopher USA Ronaldo 66.400 63.400 65.200 65.400 65.000 65.080 7
Dutta, Susan USA Currency DC 63.700 63.400 62.600 63.100 66.200 63.800 8
Kment, Jami USA Zania 63.100 64.600 60.300 64.900 63.000 63.180 9
Bertschinger, Barbara SUI Rubin Cortes OLD 61.200 64.600 59.400 63.800 61.100 62.020 10
Pot, Adrienne USA Something Special 62.300 63.200 59.500 59.700 63.400 61.620 11
Chia, Ariana CAN Teo 58.300 63.300 57.800 60.000 61.200 60.120 12
Steacie, Liz CAN Callahan 59.900 60.800 62.600 59.800 57.400 60.100 13
Layne, Kelly AUS Von Primaire Elim.