Dawn White-O’Connor & Legolas Post Back-to-Back Victories at San Juan Capistrano CDI3*

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Dawn White-O’Connor and Legolas. File photo. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California, Mar. 26, 2017–Dawn White-O’Conor and Legolas won the Dressage Affaire CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday in their first attempt at the Special and two days after capturing the Grand Prix to notch the first victories since taking over the ride on the American Olympic team bronze medal horse.

Dawn of San Diego, California and Legolas, a 15-year-old Westfalen gelding, won the Grand Prix Special on a score of 73.706 per cent in just the fourth CDI for the partnership since the first Big Tour event at the beginning of this year.

The 27-year-old rider and Legolas were awarded a score of 73.780 per cent for the Grand Prix Friday.

Legolas, owned by Akiko Yamazaki’s Four Winds Farm, had been ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego for five years including the 2014 World Games and the 2016 Olympics. Dawn of San Diego, California has worked with Steffen for a decade.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada on Kastel’s Nintendo placed second in the Special on 73.392 per cent with Kathleen Raine of Murietta, California on Breanna in third on 71.235 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges-E: Sarah Geikie H: Cara Whitham C: Magnus Ringmark M: Eduard de Wolff Van Westerrode B: Jane Weatherwax
 
Horse 
Rider 
Total 
Pl.

Legolas 92

Dawn White-O’Connor

71.765% (3) 75.000% (1) 73.235% (2) 76.275% (1) 72.255% (1)
1

Kastel’s Nintendo

Charlotte Jorst

76.373% (1) 72.059% (2) 74.510% (1) 72.647% (2) 71.373% (2)
2

Breanna

Kathleen Raine

73.333% (2) 69.118% (3) 72.745% (3) 70.196% (3) 70.784% (3)
3

Marron

Mette Rosencrantz

68.431% (5) 68.922% (4) 72.157% (4) 68.824% (4) 63.529% (4)
4

Ikaros

David Blake

69.118% (4) 64.608% (5) 64.020% (6) 64.902% (7) 63.235% (5)
5

Uiver

Terri Rocovich

64.608% (7) 62.353% (6) 66.667% (5) 66.176% (6) 62.647% (6)

Lancelot

Lindsey Stroh

66.471% (6) 60.196% (8) 63.039% (7) 66.275% (5) 59.510% (7)

Fleur Rouge

Christine Kohler-Ekstrand

62.647% (8) 61.569% (7) 62.745% (8) 64.706% (8) 59.216% (8)

Lord Albert

Colleen Church Mcdowall

61.863% (9) 58.627% (9) 59.020% (9) 59.902% (9) 58.922% (9)