Melissa Taylor & Ansgar Take US Finals Int. 1 Freestyle Championship, Alexandra Krossen & Damani Win Amateur Title

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Melissa Taylor and Ansgar at the US Finals Int. 1 Championships. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Nov. 11, 2017–Melissa Taylor, in her first appearance at the US Finals, rode Ansgar to victory in the Intermediate I Freestyle open Saturday a day after placing third in the Int. 1 Championship.

Melissa and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding that have been partnered for 15 months scored 74.058 per cent for the win. Melissa of Wellington, Florida and Ansgar have competed only once outside her home shows in Palm Beach, at Tryon, North Carolina.

Alexandra Krossen of Basking Ridge, New Jersey and Damani won the Int. 1 amateur championship with a score of 70.842 per cent.

James Koford of Southern Pines, North Carolina on the Friesian Sport Horse Adiah HP took the Grand Prix Freestyle open with a score of 71.133 per cent per cent and Lynnette Wadsworth of St. Augustine, Florida on Wietze claimed the amateur title with a score of 66.417 per cent.

Results:

Grand Prix Freestyle Championship Open

Judges–E: Natalie Lamping C: Lois Yukins M: Sandra Hotz

Horse
Rider
Other
E
C
M
Total
Pl.

Adiah HP

James Koford

69.625% (3) 74.025% (1) 69.750% (1)
1

Wizard Of Oz

Nicole Harrington

71.750% (1) 70.350% (3) 69.750% (1)
2

Ivan

Barbara Strawson

68.875% (4) 73.050% (2) 68.000% (4)
3

Bahai

Nora Batchelder

70.175% (2) 69.225% (4) 68.500% (3)
4

Incognito

Erika-West Danque

66.600% (6) 67.825% (6) 66.750%
5

Daturo II

Trisha Kerwin-Bell

65.250% (8) 68.050% (5) 67.125% (5)
6

Leonardo

Kim Gentry

65.675% (7) 67.425% (7) 66.625% (7)
7

Merlin

Kayla Barteau

66.800% (5) 65.575% (9) 66.375% (8)
8

Police

Stacey Hastings

64.900% (10) 66.875% (8) 65.625% (9)
9

Bon De Niro

Pamela Aide

65.075% (9) 64.875% (10) 63.625% (10)
10

I’ve Been Ripped+

Jessica Fussner Gould

64.100% (11) 64.175% (11) 63.250% (11)

Lafayette HQ

Jennifer Truett

SCR

Bent Jensen

SCR

Warsteiner

Heather Mason

SCR

 

Grand Prix Freestyle Championship Adult Amateur

Judges–E: Scott Peterson C: Jayne Ayers M: Jeanne McDonald at M

Horse
Rider
E
C
M
Total
Pl.

Wietze G

Lynnette Wadsworth

68.000% (1) 67.625% (1) 63.625% (3)
1

Blue and White Raven

Jennifer Drescher

65.050% (2) 64.375% (2) 68.750% (1)
2

Gentleman

Kristin Herzing

65.000% (3) 63.125% (3) 64.875% (2)
3

Collingwood

Michelle Baker

63.425% (4) 63.125% (3) 62.125% (5)
4

Akvavit

Kristy Truebenbach Lund

61.775% (6) 61.000% (5) 62.250% (4)
5

Fabio

Jenifer Gaffney

61.950% (5) 59.750% (6) 61.625% (6)
6

Kaboom

Mary Callan

SCR

Junior

Janne Rumbough

SCR

 

Intermediate I Freestyle Championship Open

Judges–E: Heidi Berry C: Jayne Ayers M: Jeanne McDonald

Horse
Rider
E
C
M
Total
Pl.

Ansgar

Melissa Taylor

73.800% (1) 75.750% (1) 72.625% (2)
1

Floratina

Nicole Levy

71.400% (2) 70.125% (5) 73.925% (1)
2

Daisy Van Wittenstein P

Jennifer Conour

68.925% (5) 73.750% (2) 69.300% (8)
3

Hemmingway

Kelli Mardell

68.125% (8) 71.500% (3) 71.075% (5)
4

Micanopy RH

Nora Batchelder

67.075% (13) 71.375% (4) 71.750% (4)
5

Don Vino

Kristen Becker

68.175% (7) 68.750% (8) 72.250% (3)
6

Sijmen fon LaClar

Heather McCarthy

71.250% (3) 68.500% (9) 67.750%
7

Lorenzo van de SRF

Shelley Van Den Neste

70.050% (4) 68.875% (7) 67.075% (14)
8

Faye

John Mason

67.500% (10) 66.750% (11) 70.750% (6)
9

HB Dschafar

Sara Schmitt

67.475% (11) 69.000% (6) 68.325% (9)
10

Teodor

Alexandra Tomson

67.200% (12) 67.000% (10) 70.250% (7)

Flavius MF

James Koford

68.350% (6) 66.750% (11) 65.800% (17)

Raymond

Kayla Barteau

67.750% (9) 64.875% (16) 67.375% (12)

Zerleone

Morgan Barrows

66.125% (16) 65.875% (14) 67.125% (13)

Smith N Wesson SRF

Shelley Van Den Neste

66.925% (14) 65.000% (15) 66.550% (16)

Elancourt

Reese Koffler-Stanfield

64.500% (17) 66.625% (13) 66.950% (15)

Don Camillo

Sarah Diggin

66.250% (15) 63.375% (19) 67.775% (10)

Valsar

Lynn Jendrowski

64.375% (18) 64.625% (18) 65.125% (18)

Soberano Do Funchal

Lisa Basselini

64.250% (19) 64.750% (17) 64.625% (19)

Foley

Amanda Johnson

SCR

Fredensdals Zig Zag

Kathy Priest

DB

Katharina V.V.

Jennifer Conour

WL

 

Intermediate I Freestyle Championship Adult Amateur

Judges–E: Scott Peterson C: Jayne Ayers M: Jeanne McDonald

Horse
Rider
E
C
M
Total
Pl.

Damani

Alexandra Krossen

70.150% (1) 70.000% (2) 72.375% (1)
1

Wenesa

Elma Garcia

68.050% (5) 70.375% (1) 67.950% (3)
2

Valentino

Terri Sue Wensinger

69.375% (2) 67.125% (3) 63.750% (5)
3

Walk Of Fame

Birgitt Dagge

68.150% (4) 63.750% (5) 66.625% (4)
4

Tanzeln

Bryana Smith

66.300% (6) 62.125% (10) 68.625% (2)
5

Richthofen 7

Judy Ethell

68.275% (3) 62.875% (8) 62.275% (9)
6

Decorus

Laurie McCullough-Leibfried

65.800% (7) 62.625% (9) 62.750% (6)
7

Be Cool Metall

Nelson Long

64.225% (9) 64.000% (4) 62.475% (8)
8

Domingo Esperanto 2

Emilee Hall

63.450% (11) 63.500% (6) 62.750% (6)
9

Winnie Too

Cecilia Cox

64.675% (8) 63.250% (7) 61.625% (10)
10

Flairance

Sandie Gaines-Beddard

63.800% (10) 62.125% (10) 59.925% (11)

Zerleone

Morgan Barrows

DB

Rococo

Caron Frisone

DB