Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win Devon World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle, Jacqueline Brooks & Westwood Take CDI3* Special

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

Sept. 28, 2019

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Lindsay Kellock of Canada and Sebastien won the Devon, Pennsylvania World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle with the rider’s highest score on any horse in seven years of international Big and Small Tour. Felow Canadian championship rider Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In was runner-up in the partnership’s first competition since a “baby break” seven months ago.

Lindsay and Sebastien, a 13-year-old Rhinelander gelding, scored 75.870%, the third straight win in six starts since beginning Big Tour in Florida seven months ago. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), owned by Enterprise Farm LLC, is in second place on the North American League standings behind the USA’s Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper seeking to earn one of two places at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas next April. The winter-long Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida includes four World Cup events. Contenders need to compete at a minimum of three qualifiers in a year when riders are also campaigning for their national teams for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

Brittany and All In, her 2015 Pan Am Games team silver medal horse, placed second on 74.945%.

This was the pair’s first competition since capturing the CDI5* Grand Prix and Freestyle in Wellington in February before taking a break before before giving to a boy, Theo, in mid-June.

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

The USA’s James Koford on the colorful American-bred Friesen Adiah was third, as he was in the Grand Prix, on 72.855%.

Jacqueline Brooks and Westwood. File photo. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jacqueline Brooks, a fellow Canadian and two-time Olympian, rode Westwood to victory in only the pair’s second CDI3* Grand Prix Special.

Jacquie and the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 68.426% for the duo’s fifth straight victory.

Jacquie and Westwood first competed at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in February.  After competing at three Canadian shows in summer, the pair began the southward trek to prepare for the 2020 Global winter circuit that also marks the beginning of Canada’s selection procedures to choose a team of three for the Olympics in Tokyo in July.

The Grand Prix Special will decide the Olympic team competition and the Freestyle individual medals.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges:
Judges: Carlos Lopes Kristi Wysocki Stephen Clarke Ulrike Nivelle Christof Umbach
Place Score Nat. Rider Horse E H C M B
1. 75.870 CAN Lindsay Kellock Sebastien 77.400 72.475 77.050 75.400 77.025
2. 74.945 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In 74.925 72.000 75.425 76.250 76.125
3. 72.855 USA James Koford Adiah HP 71.400 70.975 74.150 72.950 74.800
4. 70.420 USA Jessica Jo Tate Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 74.200 67.325 70.525 69.600 70.450
5. 70.395 USA Nicole Harrington Wizard Of Oz 70.300 67.025 71.025 73.100 70.525
6. 69.185 USA Michael Bragdell Qredit Hilltop 71.875 65.850 69.600 69.825 68.775
7. 68.035 CAN Evi Strasser Rigaudon Tyme 68.675 66.275 67.175 68.850 69.200
8. 67.415 USA Kimberly Herslow Soraya II 69.350 67.225 67.050 67.025 66.425
9. 65.410 USA Rebecca Langwost Barlow Libertina 68.275 64.675 64.875 63.950 65.275
10. 60.880 USA Jaralyn Gibson Sanford 62.125 61.300 60.400 62.150 58.425
CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Judges:
Ulrike Nivelle Kristi Wysocki Lee Tubman Cesar Torrente Jeanne McDonald
Place Score Nat. Rider Horse E H C M B
1. 68.426 CAN Jacqueline Brooks Westwood 5 67.447 71.064 66.596 67.766 69.255
2. 65.808 USA Jessica Jo Tate Faberge 66.915 63.936 65.957 64.894 67.340
3. 63.787 USA Michael Pineo Farrington 65.234 63.213 62.787 64.170 63.532
4. 63.149 USA Kymberly Pullen Hot Date 64.574 64.043 60.000 62.128 65.000
5. 59.660 CAN Cecile Von Martels Steeped In Luck 58.723 61.915 61.064 60.000 56.596
SCR CAN Diane Creech Chrevis Christo