Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & All In Win Wellington CDI5* Grand Prix for Freestyle in What May be Last Competition Before Baby Break

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Brittany Fraser and All In riding in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* at Wellington, Florida, © 2019 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 7, 2019–Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* for the Freestyle Thursday in what may be the last competition before a baby break for Canada’s top ranked partnership.

Brittany, who is scheduled to give birth in mid-June to what she disclosed is a boy, and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 71.304 per cent for the win. This was the second victory this year for the Canadian 2018 World Equestrian Games and 2015 Pan American team silver medal pair.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar, also a 14-year-old KWPN gelding, placed second on 70.696 per cent with Yvonne Losos de Muniz of the Dominican Republic on Foco Loco W third on 69.696 per cent.

“This year,” said Brittany, 30 years old and who owns All In with her husband, said as she was pregnant and not scheduled to compete at the Pan Ams in Lima in July, she was taking “the time to perfect movements I’ve been struggling with the last couple of years, nitpicking the movements apart.”

She’s feeling good and so is the horse she began competing at small tour in 2013 and moved up to Grand Prix 2 1/2 years later.

Since then, she has competed All In on both sides of the Atlantic, including some of the premier shows in Europe, as well as the two championships.

“I love to compete,” she said, “I love to represent Canada.”

She and runner-up Katherine Bateson-Chandler both train with four-time Canadian Olympian Ashley Holzer who is based in Wellington and now rides for the United States.

All In and Alcazar, the same age, have been on a similar trajectory, starting medium tour at about the same time and moving up to Grand Prix at about the same.

Asked what her goal was in the Freestyle Friday night, Katherine joked: “To beat Brittany.”

Brittany’s response, “We’re close to 77 (actually 76.990 per cent) and would love to get 77 per cent before we take a break.”

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix for Freestyle
Judges: Stephen Clarke Michael Osinski Janet Lee Foy Vincenzo Truppa Gotthilf Riexinger
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 71.304 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In – 598 72.065 73.370 73.587 68.478 69.022 72.334 (1)
2. 70.696 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar – 535 70.870 70.326 71.304 69.022 71.957 71.125 (2)
3. 69.696 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Foco Loco W – 505 70.761 70.435 68.913 69.891 68.478 69.998 (3)
4. 68.891 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 – 550 70.109 68.913 67.717 68.913 68.804 69.125 (4)
5. 67.891 GER Christoph Koschel Ballentines 10 – 509 67.935 67.935 65.435 69.783 68.370 67.500 (5)
6. 67.087 USA Jessica Jo Tate Faberge – 583 68.043 68.804 68.370 65.652 64.565 66.932 (6)