Canada’s Jill Irving & Degas Post Personal Best Score to Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix

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Canada’s Jill Irving on Degas that won the Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 13, 2019–Canada’s World Equestrian Games team combination of Jill Irving and Degas won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix with a personal best score Wednesday.

Jill and the 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding which have been partnered at Big Tour for exactly seven years scored 72.565 per cent for the victory, the first since last June that earned the pair a place on Canada’s team at the World Games in Tryon in September. Ashley Holzer, the four-time Olympian for Canada, first competed Degas at Grand Prix in 2012 and Jill took over the ride in March, 2013 at this same Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Ashley, now riding for America, coaches Jill.

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

U.S. Olympic and World Games rider Adrienne Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval to a personal best 71.565 per cent in the pair’s fifth start to place second with fellow American Charlotte Jorst debuting Deep Impact for third place. Adrienne and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding began Big Tour last month.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Deep Impact scored scored 71.304 per cent in the Grand Prix for the Special that was the pair’s CDI debut since she bought the horse two months ago.

Charlotte Jorst on Deep Impact in the first Big Tour competition for the pair. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Deep Impact is a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding that was ridden by Severo Jurado Lopez at the 2017 European Championships and the 2018 World Games for the top score for Spain that placed sixth to earn a start at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

“I don’t think there’s any limit to where we can go,” said Charlotte after the ride. “I think he’s a horse that we can try to earn a place on the team.”

Charlotte has been working with German trainer Ulf Möller based in Wellington in the winter managing the Helgstrand Dressage facility here. Charlotte bought Deep Impact (De Niro x Rubinstein) from Helgstrand.

Katherine Bateson Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar won the CDI3* Grand Prix for the Freestyle with a score of 69.522 per cent.

Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special
Judges:
Elisabeth Max-Theurer Hans Voser Isabelle Judet Katrina Wüst Cesar Torrente
Place Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 72.565 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 72.174 72.065 71.739 74.348 72.500 73.428 (1)
2. 71.565 USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval 70.761 71.848 73.043 71.739 70.435 71.442 (3)
3. 71.304 USA Charlotte Jorst Deep Impact 3 70.870 69.565 75.000 71.413 69.674 71.833 (2)
4. 70.261 USA P.J. Rizvi Breaking Dawn 69.674 70.978 69.565 71.087 70.000 70.000 (5)
5. 69.913 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 68.370 71.630 69.891 72.065 67.609 70.167 (4)
6. 67.913 USA Anna Marek Dee Clair 68.043 65.543 69.239 69.239 67.500 68.609 (7)
7. 67.848 CAN Naima Moreira Laliberte Statesman 70.761 64.891 69.130 67.935 66.522 67.750 (8)
8. 67.457 CAN Diane Creech Diana C 67.065 70.326 65.217 68.478 66.196 67.554 (9)
9. 67.348 USA James Koford Adiah HP 69.022 64.891 66.957 67.500 68.370 68.935 (6)
10. 67.022 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis 67.609 67.065 66.522 67.174 66.739 66.667 (10)
11. 65.957 FIN Merita Hagren Viveur 66.630 66.739 67.826 63.804 64.783 66.250 (11)
12. 65.870 USA Adrienne Pot Bon-Ami 63.261 66.413 66.957 67.065 65.652 64.826 (13)
13. 65.739 USA Megan Gardner Zaffier 65.109 64.565 67.283 65.761 65.978 65.755 (12)
14. 65.457 DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O 63.804 63.696 66.848 67.500 65.435 64.804 (14)
15. 64.652 USA Karen Lipp Whitney 65.326 64.130 62.935 65.000 65.870 64.500 (15)
16. 63.783 USA Patricia Becker Freedom 62.717 63.913 63.913 65.000 63.370 64.000 (16)
17. 63.283 USA Nicole Harrington Wizard Of Oz 61.087 63.913 63.478 65.652 62.283 63.000 (18)
18. 62.957 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme 65.543 57.717 63.804 64.022 63.696 63.732 (17)
19. 61.761 USA Marcus Orlob Royal Touch 60.109 64.457 61.087 58.913 64.239 62.261 (19)
20. 60.500 GUA Alexandra Dominguez Thomas William 62.717 59.130 62.391 58.804 59.457 60.250 (20)

 

CDI3* Grand Prix for Freestyle
Judges: Elisabeth Max-Theurer Hans Voser Isabelle Judet Katrina Wüst Cesar Torrente
Pl. Score Nat. Rider Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 69.522 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar 68.478 70.652 70.000 71.304 67.174 71.123 (1)
2. 68.130 USA Jessica Kozel Denzello 69.348 68.804 68.804 66.413 67.283 68.750 (2)
3. 66.696 USA Rebecca Waite Doktor 68.043 65.978 63.043 66.848 69.565 67.228 (3)
4. 65.783 CAN Jacqueline Brooks Westwood 5 68.587 65.761 64.891 65.435 64.239 65.032 (4)
5. 63.565 USA Bent Jensen Chance 64.130 63.043 62.935 62.935 64.783 63.000 (6)
6. 63.022 USA Jessica Jo Tate Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 64.239 62.826 62.609 61.848 63.587 64.935 (5)
7. 61.848 USA Jan Ebeling Indeed 62.826 61.630 60.761 60.652 63.370 62.250 (7)