Olivia LaGoy-Weltz & Lonoir Win Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle With Personal Best for 4th Straight Victory

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Ol;ivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir celebrating victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle, the fourth straight victory for the United States team partnership. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 16, 2018–Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir posted a personal best score to capture the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday night, the fourth straight victory for the American team partnership.

Olivia and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 76.600 per cent, to smash the previous high of 74.425 per cent set at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany last July while riding in the world’s premier Nations Cup event for the United States team silver medal.

Arlene “Tuny” Page of Wellington and her Woodstock placed second on 75.00 per cent.

Spain’s Juan Matute, Jr., based in Wellington, on Don Diego Ymas was third on

Olivia, who had won the Grand Prix a day earlier and a doubleheader two weeks earlier, said:

“The last time he (Lonoir) was in this setting he was epically airborne. The fact he stayed with me and was so rideable was exciting. When he’s waiting for me and we’re on the same page it’s pretty cool.

“There’s more to come which is really exciting.”

The ride to the music of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” she quipped, was appropriate for Lonoir that is owned by Olivia of Haymarket, Virginia and Mary Anne McPhail.

“Tuny” Page said her freestyle was based on the theme of the movie “Amistad” but the current format using the degree of difficulty format that was “full of difficult sequences” designed to earn more points.

Their score, however, was the highest in two years for the pair, though she said, “I would have simplified it if I had to do it over.”

Arlene “Tuny” Page and Woodstock. © 2018 SusanJStickle.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Class: 536 – FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 4* Ring: Stadium
E: Hess – GER H: Tubman – CAN C: Foy – USA M: Christensen – DEN B: Armando – ARG
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
LaGoy-Weltz, Olivia USA Lonoir 77.750 1 74.000 2 77.125 1 77.500 1 76.625 1 76.600 1
Page, Arlene USA Woodstock 73.125 4 76.375 1 76.750 2 73.750 2 75.000 2 75.000 2
Matute Guimon, Juan ESP Don Diego Ymas 73.875 2 73.750 3 73.250 3 73.250 3 73.500 3 73.525 3
Bateson Chandler, Katherine USA Alcazar 73.375 3 72.750 4 73.125 4 70.625 6 72.750 4 72.525 4
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Faberge 72.375 5 67.500 8 71.500 5 71.625 4 70.375 6 70.675 5
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 71.000 6 68.875 6 71.250 6 70.875 5 71.000 5 70.600 6
Kane, Devon USA Sir Galanto 60.125 8 72.625 5 69.625 7 68.750 8 68.625 7 67.950 7
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Triviant 2 67.500 7 68.500 7 66.750 8 69.000 7 67.125 8 67.775 8

 

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

 

E: Christensen – DEN H: Halsall – GBR C: Osinski – USA M: Shivdas – IND B: Tubman – CAN
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Marienau, Beatrice USA Stefano 8 71.375 1 72.250 1 72.375 1 71.500 1 73.000 1 72.100 1
Koford, James USA Adiah HP 70.625 2 69.375 2 70.750 2 67.150 4 69.875 3 69.555 2
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 70.375 3 68.375 3 68.625 4 67.350 3 70.875 2 69.120 3
Tota, Bianca USA Cadento V 67.875 7 67.375 5 69.750 3 68.650 2 64.625 11 67.655 4
Hirosh, Sahar Daniel ISR Whitman 68.875 5 66.625 7 65.750 7 66.600 5 67.750 5 67.120 5
Bertschinger, Barbara SUI Rubin Cortes OLD 65.875 8 68.250 4 66.375 5 64.350 9 69.875 3 66.945 6
Strasser, Evi CAN Disney Tyme 68.375 6 66.875 6 66.000 6 64.600 8 67.625 6 66.695 7
Chia, Ariana CAN Teo 70.125 4 65.875 9 64.125 10 65.475 7 67.625 6 66.645 8
Karol, Jane USA Sunshine Tour 65.875 8 66.375 8 64.625 8 65.975 6 64.750 10 65.520 9
Egerstrom, Christer CRC Bello Oriente 65.750 10 65.625 10 63.875 11 64.075 10 66.125 8 65.090 10
MacDonald Cuddy, Jacqueline USA Malcarat 61.750 13 62.375 12 64.250 9 62.250 12 65.125 9 63.150 11
Aragao, Pia BRA Zepelim Interagro 62.875 11 63.750 11 63.500 12 62.875 11 59.625 13 62.525 12
Gentry, Kim AUS Leonardo 62.000 12 61.375 13 63.125 13 61.875 13 63.000 12 62.275 13