Canada’s Jaimey Irwin Riding Laurencio In Place of Injured Wife, Tina, Wins Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges

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A happy Jaimey Irwin after he rode Laurencio to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges after taking the reins when his wife, Tina, was injured in a horse accident earlier in the week. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 21, 2019–Canada’s Jaimey Irwin rode Laurencio to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges Thursday competing in place of his wife, Tina Busse-Irwin who was injured in a horse accident earlier in the week.

Jaimey, filling in because the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding was already entered when the accident occurred scored 71.324 per cent for the win. Leif Aho of the USA on Classy Sinclair was second on 70.882 per cent with Canadian Ariana Chia on Fiderflame third on 69.765 per cent.

Tina, with her arm in a sling after her left hand was injured when kicked by a horse, watched from the sidelinesas Jaimey rode Laurencio in a competition for the first time.

Tina is,a top contender on Laurencio for Canada’s team for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in July. She had consulted further on the injury and said that so far it seems there was no break. Even if she is unable to ride again at Global before the end of the circuit in March, she should have a chance to make up qualifying scores with four CDIs scheduled for Canada before the Pan Ams.

And she appreciated Jaimey getting the unscheduled ride because his experience could help in training.

The victory adds a second win for Laurencio in sevent starts at Global this year.

At the Pan Ams in Lima, Peru in July Canada will be seeking to earn one of two team places available for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Teams at Lima include both Big and Small Tour combinations. Several nations will have teams there, including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico as well as Canada. The United States with its Tryon World Equestrian Games team silver medal performance has already qualified for Tokyo.

Results:

CDI3* Prix St. Georges
Judges: Magnus Ringmark Linda Zang Gabriela Valerianova Bo Jena Clive Halsall
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.324 CAN Jaimey Irwin Laurencio – 574 72.500 73.529 70.000 68.529 72.059
2. 70.882 USA Leif Aho Classy Sinclair – 544 72.206 71.324 70.000 71.765 69.118
3. 69.765 CAN Ariana Chia Fiderflame – 567 70.147 70.000 70.588 67.941 70.147
4. 69.618 CHI Virginia Yarur E Rava – 517 70.147 69.118 69.265 70.882 68.676
5. 69.441 USA Jan Ebeling Bellena – 551 68.676 70.882 68.971 70.000 68.676
6. 68.000 COL Marco Bernal Germany – 534 68.088 67.059 68.676 68.676 67.500
7. 67.471 USA Shelley Van Den Neste Lorenzo Van de SRF – 507 66.471 67.500 67.794 68.529 67.059
8. 66.353 CAN Lori Bell Flirt – 562 66.471 65.441 65.294 68.088 66.471
9. 65.294 SUI Franziska Seidl Con Brio SDF – 513 68.088 62.059 67.353 66.618 62.353
10. 64.235 CAN Alison Famiglietti Let’s Dance – 511 65.000 62.353 62.794 66.618 64.412