Canada’s Brittany Fraser & All In Win Grand Prix Freestyle, USA’s Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Take Special in Wellington CDI5*

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Adrienne Lyle and Salvino captured the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 8, 2019–Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu rode All In to win the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle under lights Friday night, to complete a double Big Tour victory in what she said may be the last competitions for Canada’s top ranked pair before taking a baby break. Adrienne Lyle, Olympic and double World Games rider for the United States, rode Salvino to win the CDI5* Grand Prix Special.

Brittany and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 76.520 per cent in the freestyle, a day after capturing the Grand Prix in the highest ranked competition in North America.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar were second in the freestyle on 75.705, the same placing as the Grand Prix.

Christoph Koschel riding the 11-year-old Ballentines in the pair’s first Grand Prix Freestile was third on 73.780 per cent.

In the Grand Prix Special, Adrienne, based in Wellington in winter, and Salvino, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion, scored 73.574 per cent.

Shelly Francis of neighboring Loxahatchee and Danilo were second on 70.468 per cent with Joanne Vaughan of Georgia on Elmegardens Marquis third on 66.511 per cent.

Adrienne said it was first time she had ever ridden a Special under the lights.

“I’m so happy with Salvino and his attitude,” she said, “going out there and enjoying every minute of it.”

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In celebrating victory in the Global Dressage Fstival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Brittany, who is expecting her first child, that she said is a boy, in mid-June, said this probably was her last competition until September.

“I couldn’t ask for a better night,” she said. “It was probably one of the best feelings I’ve hads out there.”

Christoph, a regular competitor on the Florida winter circuit, rode Ballentines under lights for the first time as well as the first freestyle.

“I’m over the moon,” said Christoph who is based in Hagen, Germany and used the music he rode Donnperignon at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. “He behaved so well with me. I think he has a lot of potential for the future.”

Ballentines went to him near the end of his fifth year–“quite wild as a young horse; nobody wanted to ride him. Tonight was the first step into the future.”

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges: Elisabeth Max-Theurer Katrina Wüst Janet Lee Foy Stephen Clarke Vincenzo Truppa
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 76.520 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In – 598 77.725 77.900 76.575 75.700 74.700 77.393 (1)
2. 75.705 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar – 535 75.525 77.500 76.475 75.175 73.850 75.786 (2)
3. 73.780 GER Christoph Koschel Ballentines 10 – 509 72.900 73.300 73.150 75.925 73.625 73.333 (3)
4. 73.355 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 – 550 74.100 72.375 72.875 72.775 74.650 71.156 (6)
5. 73.195 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Foco Loco W – 505 71.800 71.625 74.600 72.875 75.075 71.721 (4)
6. 70.155 USA Jessica Jo Tate Faberge – 583 67.900 69.775 72.175 69.875 71.050 71.281 (5)

 

CDI5* Grand Prix Special
Judges: Michael Osinski Elisabeth Max-Theurer Vincenzo Truppa Katrina Wüst Gotthilf Riexinger
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 73.574 USA Adrienne Lyle Salvino 74.787 73.830 71.383 73.298 74.574 74.535 (1)
2. 70.468 USA Shelly Francis Danilo 71.383 71.489 70.851 69.574 69.043 69.578 (2)
3. 66.511 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis 67.766 65.106 68.191 66.277 65.213 67.287 (5)
4. 65.638 GER Michael Klimke Royal Dancer 33 67.234 65.319 65.745 65.532 64.362 67.825 (3)
5. 65.617 USA Devon Kane Sir Galanto 69.255 64.149 65.426 64.043 65.213 67.489 (4)