Brittany Fraser & All In Post Personal Best to Lead Canadian Sweep of Devon World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
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DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30, 2017–Canada’s Brittany Fraser and All In led a Canadian sweep of the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night with a personal best score and the second Big Tour victory in a week.
Brittany and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75.500 per cent, 0.41 per cent better than the personal best result in the Saugerties, New York World Cup musical performance a week ago. Brittany and All In became one of only two combinations with results above 70 per cent to post the required two scores in the World Cup North American League that is awarded two starting places at the annual championship final scheduled for Paris next April. The other was fellow Canadian Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro.
Brittany and All In moved up to CDI Grand Prix in September, 2015 after riding at small tour on Canada’s silver medal team at the Pan American Games in Toronto. The pair competed on the United States East Coast, including the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, until this summer when they went to Europe and showed in the CDI4* at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, the world’s most prestigious horse show.
Devon was the duo’s second event since Europe and the fourth World Cup event in North America with eight more scheduled for next winter–four at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida and four in California in a new winter circuit.
Canada’s Diane Creech and Chrevi’s Christo, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood that she owns with Louise Leatherdale in their first show since returning from Europe, placed second on 73.150 per cent. A day earlier, the pair captured the Grand Prix with their first Grand Prix result above 70 per cent.
Jacqueline Brooks on the 18-year-old D Niro were third on 70.875 per cent that was their second World Cup score above 70 per cent this season, the other at Saugerties a week ago.
Jacqueline and the popular gray Swedish Warmblood gelding began their Big Tour career in 2011 and competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2013 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden near D Niro’s birth place.
The top placing American was the 21-year-old Molly Paris of Charlotte, North Carolina on Countess with a score of 69.400 per cent, only their second Big Tour Freestyle.
Molly, who had never before competed at a CDI in Devon, began showing Countess in the Under-25 division at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in February last year racking up four wins before moving to Big Tour at Tryon, North Carolina last month where the pair posted a victory in their first Big Tour Freestyle.
The 15-year-old Danish Warmblood mare was owned and competed by Brittany Fraser at small tour in 2014 and moved up to Grand Prix by the Canadian at the end of 2015.