Maria Florencia Manfredi & Bandurria Kacero Win Wellington CDI3* Freestyle Days Before Becoming 1st Argentine in World Cup Final

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Maria Florencia Manfredi on Bandurria Kacero in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle that won the pair the first invitation ever to Argentina for the World Cup Final. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 24, 2017–Just days before becoming the first Argentine to go to a World Cup Final, Maria Florencia Manfredi rode Bandurria Kacero to the first victory outside their homeland and with a personal best score to win the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3*Grand Prix Freestyle Friday.

Maria and the 11-year-old Argentine-bred gelding scored 72.525 per cent for the win in the last of this year’s lineup of seven CDIs at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Maria and Bandurria Kacero will fly out of Palm Beach on Monday on a planeload of dressage and jumpers bound for the World Cup Final in Omaha.

Australia’s Kelly Layne, based in Wellington, rode her Udon P to second place on 71.800 per cent, their highest placing in three years.

Canada’s Christilot Boylen on Drentano was third on 70.650 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle
E: Seefried – AUS H: Eisenhardt – GER C: Nivelle – GER M: Lang – AUT B: Torrente – COL
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero 69.375 4 74.750 1 73.750 1 75.750 1 69.000 5 72.525 1
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P 72.500 1 70.875 2 71.375 2 70.250 4 74.000 1 71.800 2
Boylen, Christilot CAN Drentano 70.125 2 69.375 4 70.500 3 73.375 2 69.875 4 70.650 3
Losos De Muniz, Yvonne DOM Aquamarijn 69.875 3 69.875 3 70.250 4 71.125 3 70.375 3 70.300 4
Poag, Katie USA Zonnekoning 68.000 5 67.375 7 67.750 7 67.625 6 71.250 2 68.400 5
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Triviant 2 68.000 5 69.125 5 68.375 6 68.500 5 66.250 9 68.050 6
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 65.875 8 67.750 6 68.625 5 67.500 7 66.375 7 67.225 7
Chia, Ariana CAN Teo 66.250 7 64.125 10 66.500 8 67.250 8 66.375 7 66.100 8
Batchelder, Nora USA Bahai 64.875 9 66.000 8 63.875 10 66.500 9 68.125 6 65.875 9
MacDonald Cuddy, Jacqueline GBR Malcarat 61.750 10 64.625 9 64.500 9 63.250 10 59.750 10 62.775 10