Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win Devon World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle, Jacqueline Brooks & Westwood Take CDI3* Special
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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, 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.
|World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle|
|Judges:||Carlos Lopes||Kristi Wysocki||Stephen Clarke||Ulrike Nivelle||Christof Umbach|
|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|
|CDI3* Grand Prix Special|
|Ulrike Nivelle||Kristi Wysocki||Lee Tubman||Cesar Torrente||Jeanne McDonald|
|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|
|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|