Megan Lane & Zodiac Win Ottawa CDI3* Grand Prix for 2nd Big Tour Victory in 2018

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Megan Lane and Zodiac MW. © SusanJStickle.com

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 18, 2018–Megan Lane and Zodiac won the National Capital Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Friday for their second victory in  the first year at Big Tour that puts the pair in contention for a spot on Canada’s World Equestrian Games team in less than four months.

Megan and the  14-year-old KWPN gelding scored 70.696 per cent in the pair’s first international competition in Canada.

Megan, who rode Caravella at the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Games, began competing Zodiac at Big Tour this year, with 10 starts at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida including a victory in a CDI3* Grand Prix at the end of March.

She placed fourth on Caravella, 17-year-old KWPN mare, on Friday with a score of 70.087 per cent.

Brittany Fraser on All In, the 13-year-old KWPN gelding that she began competing at Big Tour after their 2015 Pan American Games silver medal performance, placed second Friday on 70.652 per cent.

Jaimey Irwin on Donegal V was third on 70.543 per cent in only their second CDI Grand Prix performance.

The results of this show and three other CDIs in Canada are critical for combinations seeking one of the four places on Canada’s team for the WEG in Tryon, North Carolina in September. The deadline to earn qualifying scores is mid-August

This was the first show for the top combinations that include Megan on Caravella as well as Zodiac, Brittany on All In, Jill Irving on Degas and Belinda Trussell on Tattoo to acquire a score after May 1 that is a requirement to be considered for seletion.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: McDonald – USA H: Minor – CAN C: Clarke – GBR M: Ebert – GER B: Prain – FRA
Rider Nat. Horse E H C M B T Pl.
Lane, Megan CAN Zodiac MW 70.435 70.109 71.630 70.435 70.870 70.696 1
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 67.935 71.522 73.261 69.565 70.978 70.652 2
Irwin, Jaimey CAN Donegal V 69.457 69.565 71.413 71.630 70.652 70.543 3
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 69.239 69.565 71.848 69.022 70.761 70.087 4
Trussell, Belinda CAN Tattoo 15 68.804 69.565 72.174 68.152 69.348 69.609 5
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 65.543 68.913 70.217 68.043 68.587 68.261 6
Steacie, Elizabeth CAN Callahan 68.370 66.087 67.500 66.413 66.739 67.022
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 64.239 66.304 67.500 67.826 65.870 66.348
Strasser, Evi CAN Disney Tyme 66.739 64.565 66.087 66.087 67.609 66.217
Creech, Diane CAN Diana C 65.174 65.500 67.239 65.283 66.152 65.870
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 65.109 65.652 64.891 64.565 62.283 64.500
Williams, Simone CAN Farley 64.674 62.935 64.348 64.891 63.370 64.043
Irwin, Tina CAN Laurencio 64.239 65.109 63.478 63.043 61.087 63.391
Thomson, Melanie CAN Donnegan 61.739 63.478 60.543 62.717 61.630 62.022
Mortimer, Esther GUA Diamond Geezer 61.087 62.826 63.696 62.826 59.457 61.978