Diane Creech & Chrevis Christo Win Thornton CDI3* Grand Prix

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Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

THORNTON, Ontario, June 14, 2019–Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo won the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday with the highest score in almost two years with the two Canadian judges more than eight percentage points apart.

Diane and the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding received a score of 70.199% by the five-judge panel. Elizabeth McMullen awarded a high of 74.239% to rank the pair first with Brenda Minor giving a mark of 66.087% for second place. The total score was the highest since 70.920% at Devon, Pennsylvania in September 2017.

Jacqueline Brooks and Westwood placed second on 67.457% in the fifth CDI for the pair. Jacqueline, a two-time Olympian for Canada, made the CDI debut on the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding in Florida in February.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Minor-CAN H: Warren-USA C: Ringmark-SWE M: McMullen-CAN B: Colliander-FIN
Rider Nation Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Creech, Diane CAN Chrevis Christo 66.087 2 68.370 1 72.283 1 74.239 1 70.017 1 70.199 1
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN Westwood 5 66.304 1 67.935 2 68.261 2 67.826 3 66.957 2 67.457 2
Strasser, Evi CAN Disney Tyme 63.261 3 63.043 4 63.913 3 67.935 2 64.348 4 64.500 3
Thomson, Melanie CAN Donnegan 62.391 4 63.696 3 61.848 4 65.326 4 64.457 3 63.543 4