Canada’s Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & All In 2nd in Devon World Cup Grand Prix

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Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien. File photo. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sept. 27, 2019

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Canada’s Pan American Games team gold medalist Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien on Friday won the Devon, Pennsylvania World Cup Grand Prix with the rider’s career high Grand Prix score. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, a fellow Canadian championship rider in her first competition since beginning a “baby break” seven months ago was runner-up on All In.

Lindsay and Sebastien, a 13-year-old Rhinelander gelding, scored 71.587% in the third Grand Prix for the partnership  that began Big Tour in Florida in February. The previous best Grand Prix score on Sebastien was 68.913% in their debut. Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), owned by Enterprise Farm LLC, is the third horse that Lindsay has competed at top sport beginning with Eminence in 2012.

Brittany and All In, her 2015 Pan Am Games team silver medal horse, placed second on 71.304%, the first competition for the duo since capturing the big money CDI5* Grand Prix and Freestyle in Wellington in February. Brittany, the top ranked Canadian rider on All In at the time, gave birth to Theo in mid-June.

The USA’s James Koford on the colorful American-bred Friesen Adiah was third on 69.065%.

The 29-year-old Lindsay, who is coached by her godmother, Ashley Holzer, a four-time Olympian for Canada who now rides for the United States, rode Floratina at Small Tour for Canada on the Pan Am gold medal team that earned a start for the nation at next July’s Tokyo Games. Brittany is also coached by Ashley.

Canada’s Olympic team contenders will be in Wellington, Florida for the winter-long Adequan Global Dressage Festival seeking selection beginning Jan. 1 for the country’s team of three.

The separate Grand Prix to qualify for the Grand Prix Special was won by Jacqueline Brooks of Canada and Westwood (see dressage-news.com report). Jacquie was the last Canadian to start in the World Cup Final which she did on D Niro at Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013 in an emotional appearance near the horse’s birth place.

The Grand Prix Freestyle will be staged Saturday night to decide points toward a requirement of three qualifiers to earn a start at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas next April.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix
Judges: Ulrike Nivelle Lee Tubman Christof Umbach Jeanne McDonald Stephen Clarke
Pl. Score Nat. Rider Horse E H C M B
1. 71.587 CAN Lindsay Kellock Sebastien 72.609 69.565 71.196 71.630 72.935
2. 71.304 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In 73.152 71.848 71.522 68.804 71.196
3. 69.065 USA James Koford Adiah HP 70.543 67.826 68.804 69.565 68.587
4. 67.044 USA Michael Bragdell Qredit Hilltop 67.609 66.848 69.022 66.630 65.109
5. 64.956 USA Nicole Harrington Wizard Of Oz 66.087 65.109 65.978 63.478 64.130
6. 64.478 CAN Evi Strasser Rigaudon Tyme 63.696 63.043 64.457 64.783 66.413
7. 63.957 USA Jessica Jo Tate Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 62.826 64.457 63.696 64.239 64.565
8. 61.978 USA Kimberly Herslow Soraya II 60.326 63.370 62.826 61.087 62.283
9. 61.609 USA Jaralyn Gibson Sanford 61.413 61.413 61.087 61.739 62.391
10. 60.891 USA Rebecca Langwost Barlow Libertina 59.022 62.391 60.326 62.826 59.891
11. 58.848 USA Stacy Parvey-Larsson Benidetto 57.935 57.283 58.152 62.717 58.152