Brittany Fraser & All In Become Top Ranked Canadian Big Tour Combination
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Oct. 4, 2017
Brittany Fraser and All In have become the top ranked Canadian Grand Prix combination for the first time when the latest International Equestrian Federation (FEI) world standings that includes two victories in the past two weeks were released Wednesday.
The elevation of Brittany, 29 years old, and All In to the top of the standings of Canadians at No. 64 in the world succeeds Megan Lane on Caravella, who rode at the 2016 Olympics, 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Megan and Caravella was the highest ranked Canadian combination for six months.
Brittany and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding notched victories with personal best scores at Devon, Pennsylvania last week and Saugerties, New York a week earlier. The shows were their first since competing in Europe, at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany and at Fritzens, Austria.
Brittany’s first international rated championship was the 2007 North American Young Riders in 2007.
She made it to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) rankings for the first time with Countess, a Danish Warmblood mare in 2014 that Brittany competed at Grand Prix while developing All In at small tour. Countess is now competed by American Molly Paris of Charlotte, North Carolina, on the same CDI circuit as Brittany.
Brittany and All In, coached by Ashley Holzer the four-time Olympian for Canada who now rides for the United States, were on Canada’s silver medal team at the 2015 Pan Ams at small tour. The scores did not count for world ranking.
However, they competed in the first Big Tour event in Saugerties, New York two months after the Pan Ams and achieved their first world ranking at No. 514.
On the world rankings a year ago, Brittany and All had climbed to No. 107 and the fifth ranked with two-time Olympian Belinda Trussell and Anton atop the standings.
The competition circuit for the pair was focused on the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in winter and the U.S. East Coast and at home in Canada before this summer in Europe.
The success at Devon was the duo’s second World Cup event in North America which is awarded two places for the final in Paris next April. So far, they are ranked first in the World Cup standings in North America but eight more events are scheduled over the winter in Florida and California.
A review of rankings back to June, 2009, the earliest available, show that Olympic riders were the top Canadians before the latest standings.