Andrea Woodard & Ravenna Win US Championships 6-Year-Old Prelim Test

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Andrea Woodward riding Ravenna to victory in the U.S. young horse championships six-year-old preliminary test. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 25, 2017–Andrea Woodard, an American raised in Denmark before moving back two years ago, rode her Oldenburg mare Ravenna to victory in the six-year-old preliminary test Friday, the rider’s first ever U.S. young horse championships.

Andrea, who lives in Wellington, Florida with her husband, Giuliano Ginanneschi and their three-year-old son Jamie, and Ravenna (Sir Donnerhall I x Blue Hors Romanv) scored 79.000 per cent for the win.

Werner van den Brande, also of Wellington and Flyby FLF were second on 78.000 and Michael Bragdell of Colora, Maryland on Finery was third on 76.000 per cent.

Andrea was born in the U.S. but moved to Denmark when she was six months old and lived there until moving to Wellington in 2015. She has the Danish master rider education bereiter.

She found Ravenna in Germany as a three-year-old and owned and trained her. The pair were the highest ranked on the US Equestrian standings for six-year-olds.

Fashion Designer OLD with Cesar Parra riding won the Developing Grand Prix Int. II. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

Fashion Designer OLD ridden by Cesar Parra of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey won the Grand Prix Developing Horse Intermediate II with a score of 69.561 per cent.

The nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Faustinus x De Niro)  won the U.S. five-year-old championship ridden by Nadine Buberl, a German who was an assistant trainer with Cesar.

Patricia Becker of Salem, Wisconsin on Freedom placed second on 67.325 per cent and Michael Bragdell on Quredit Hilltop was third on the same score.

Results:

6-Year-Old Preliminary Test
C: Rockwell, Geike, Bass, Osinski –
Rider Nat. Horse Total Pl.
Woodard, Andrea USA Ravenna 79.000 1
Van Den Brande, Werner USA Flyby FLF 78.000 2
Bragdell, Michael USA Finery 76.000 3
Jackson, Angela USA Gaston TF 73.600 4
Hay, Bridget USA Fauna 72.800 5
Jackson, Cyndi USA Sir Amour 71.200 6
Poulsen, Rikke DEN Furstentanz 69.800 7
Underhill, Stewart USA Deimos 4 69.800 7
Robertson, Alex USA G Force W 69.800 7
Garweg, Christian CAN Chancellor 69.400 10
McCarthy, Heather USA Au Revoir 68.800 11
Brollier, Emily USA Les Paul 68.200 12
Harrington, Nicole USA Camomila MCD 67.000 13
Batchelder, Nora USA Grapjas 65.600 14
Developing Grand Prix Intermediare II
E: Weatherwax – C: Yukins – M: Bass –
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. C Rk. M Rk. Total Pl.
Parra, Cesar USA Fashion Designer OLD 69.079 2 71.974 1 67.632 2 69.561 1
Becker, Patricia USA Freedom 65.658 7 67.632 4 68.684 1 67.325 2
Bragdell, Michael USA Qredit Hilltop 65.658 7 69.079 2 67.237 3 67.325 3
Crow, Dorie USA La Belladonna 66.842 4 67.763 3 66.974 5 67.193 4
Koford, James USA Adiah HP 66.711 5 67.500 5 66.316 7 66.842 5
Hastings, Stacey USA Police 65.789 6 64.737 7 66.579 6 65.702 6
Blitz, Heather USA Ripline 69.605 1 63.026 10 64.079 10 65.570 7
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 67.895 3 63.684 8 64.868 9 65.482 8
Miles, Emily USA Quantum Jazz 65.395 9 63.553 9 67.237 3 65.395 9
Gerlt, Allison USA Sir Lommel 63.289 10 65.263 6 65.921 8 64.825 10