Canada’s Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win Saugerties World Cup Freestyle in Only 2nd Big Tour Competition
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SAUGERTIES, New York, Sept. 20, 2019–Canada’s Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien won the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Friday in only the second Big Tour competition for the partnership.
Lindsay and the 13-year-old Rhinelander gelding scored 71.600% for the win in which there were only two starting combinations in the qualifier for the World Cup Final in Las Vegas next April.
Micah Deligdish of Israel on Destiny was second on 69.625%.
Lindsay, 29 years old, rode Floratina at Small Tour on the gold medal team at the Pan American Games two months ago to earn Canada a berth at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Her only previous Big Tour competition on Sebastien, owned by Enterprise Farm LLC, was during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida eight months ago.
This was also only the second Big Tour musical performance for Micah and Destiny, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Terri and Devon Kane of Wellington and which the Israeli rider began competing in April. The duo competed at the European Championships in Rotterdam last month.
The 2009 World Cup champion Steffen Peters of San Diego, California leads the North American standings on Suppenkasper for the World Cup Final. North America is guaranteed at least two starting places in the Final.
The next qualifier is scheduled for Devon, Pennsylvania next week with four events scheduled for Wellington’s Global winter circuit where most top prospects for America’s 2020 Olympic team will compete. The complete North American schedule of World Cup events, including any in California, has not yet been approved.
CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges-E: Carlos Lopes H: Mariette Sanders-van Gansewinkel C: Linda Zang M: Christof Umbach B: Kristi Wysocki
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