PJ Rizvi on Breaking Dawn Takes Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special, Canada’s Jill Irving & Degas Win CDI4* Special for Double Victory

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P.J. Rizvi riding Breaking Dawn at the Global Dressage Festival. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 29, 2019–P.J. Rizvi wrapped up her most successful Adequan Global Dressage Festival season on Breaking Dawn with a victory Friday in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special, the third Big Tour victory for the American pair this year.

P.J. of Greenwich, Connecticut and the 18-year-old KWPN gelding scored 70.362 per cent for the win. The pair logged a double victory in the Grand Prix and the Freestyle in mid-February on the circuit of 12 weeks, seven of them CDIs.

Ashley Holzer, who coaches P.J., rode Breaking Dawn for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Denmark’s Signe Kirk Kristiansen on Her Highness O that had won the Grand Prix placed second on 69.894 per cent with Rebecca Waite of Loxahatchee, Florida on Doktor third on 68.489 per cent.

Jill Irving on Degas 12 doubled up her win in this season-ending series by taking the CDI4* Grand Prix Special on a score of 70.511 per cent following victory in the Grand Prix. The Canadian rider, also coached by Ashley Holzer, is recovering from a broken rib incurred on Degas during an honor round at Global two weeks ago.

Joanne Vaughan of Georgia on Elmegardens Marquis was second on 66.532 per cent. Only two combinations started.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges: Gabriel Martin Armando Marietta Almasy Annette Fransen Iacobaeus Stephen Clarke Lee Tubman
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 70.362 USA P.J. Rizvi Breaking Dawn 67.021 72.234 69.362 71.170 72.021 71.122 (1)
2. 69.894 DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O 69.894 71.383 70.426 69.255 68.511 70.250 (2)
3. 68.489 USA Rebecca Waite Doktor 68.298 70.957 67.447 67.872 67.872 69.303 (3)
4. 67.936 USA James Koford Adiah HP 65.532 69.468 69.043 67.553 68.085 68.987 (4)
5. 66.894 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 65.000 69.574 67.128 67.128 65.638 68.000 (5)
6. 66.660 ARM Carrie Schopf Saumur 66.809 66.702 65.319 65.957 68.511 67.660 (6)
7. 65.042 USA Rachel Stickland Errolympic CTwo 64.787 66.702 64.255 64.468 65.000 66.567 (7)
8. 64.745 USA Jessica Jo Tate Faberge 64.362 63.723 65.426 65.957 64.255 65.500 (8)
9. 64.638 AUS Kelly Layne Furst Amante 64.681 64.468 64.574 64.362 65.106 64.500 (10)
10. 63.596 USA Tara Stegen Whisper 62.660 65.000 62.234 63.830 64.255 64.750 (9)
11. 62.872 USA Marcus Orlob Royal Touch 62.872 63.723 60.957 63.191 63.617 62.000 (13)
12. 61.872 USA Patricia Becker Freedom 61.596 60.638 64.255 62.021 60.851 62.500 (12)
13. 61.596 USA Megan Gardner Zaffier 61.596 61.170 62.340 61.489 61.383 63.135 (11)
EL. FIN Merita Hagren Viveur
CDI4* Grand Prix Special
 
Judges: Marietta Almasy Annette Fransen Iacobaeus Stephen Clarke Lee Tubman Gabriel Martin Armando
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 70.511 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 70.638 71.277 72.447 71.170 67.021 71.250 (1)
2. 66.532 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis 66.702 65.426 67.660 66.809 66.064 67.766 (2)
SC. USA Charlotte Jorst Deep Impact 3 ()