Canada’s Megan Lane & Zodiac MW Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix in Pursuing Olympic Team Slot

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Canada’s Megan Lane on Zodiac MW after winning the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix for the Special. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 20, 2020–Megan Lane rode Zodiac MW to victory in the CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday in pursuit of earning a place on Canada’s Tokyo Olympic team.

Megan and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding scored 70.935% for the pair’s first win since posting a string of four victories in Canada ahead of making Canada’s team for 2018 World Equestrian Games at Tryon.

Megan, 28 years old, and Zodiac that she has been competing for three years edged by Japan’s Masanao Takahashi on Rubicon Unitechno that scored 70.870% in the Grand Prix for the Special.

America’s Ashley Holzer of Wellington was third on Mango Eastwood on 70.261%.

Megan rode Caravella on the Canadian teams at the 2016 Olympics, the 2014 World Games in Normandy as well for team silver medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Michael Osinski Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Kari McClain Peter Storr Raphael Saleh
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 70.935 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 70.217 72.283 69.565 73.152 69.457
2. 70.870 JPN Masanao Takahashi Rubicon Unitechno 72.826 68.370 70.000 71.957 71.196
3. 70.261 USA Ashley Holzer Mango Eastwood 70.543 71.087 70.217 70.435 69.022
4. 68.804 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 70.652 70.000 65.978 69.130 68.261
5. 67.696 JPN Akane Kuroki Zuidenwind 1187 66.413 70.109 65.978 67.935 68.043
6. 67.283 USA Elizabeth Ball Avanti 67.391 65.761 64.457 68.478 70.326
7. 67.130 USA Michael Pineo Farrington 65.435 65.761 65.978 69.565 68.913
8. 67.022 USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC 66.739 64.891 64.783 69.891 68.804
9. 66.217 JPN Kiichi Harada Fairytale S 68.804 65.652 63.804 68.370 64.457
10. 64.478 MEX Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte Dynamic RS 64.674 63.261 64.022 65.435 65.000
11. 64.326 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme 65.652 64.348 62.174 66.522 62.935
12. 63.900 VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis 64.283 64.130 62.609 63.913 64.565
13. 63.804 CAN Denielle Gallagher Wilson Pickett 65.109 65.000 61.304 66.087 61.522
14. 63.391 CAN Liz Steacie Callahan 61.848 63.370 62.391 66.413 62.935
15. 61.826 BRA André Ganc Ultimo De Massa 60.543 62.500 63.913 61.196 60.978
16. 61.065 USA Tina Caldwell Don Antonio 64.022 60.326 61.630 60.326 59.022
17. 60.674 USA Amy Bock Walk The Line 62.283 59.022 60.870 61.522 59.674
18. 60.630 USA Andreanna Patzwald Hudson 18 60.543 60.652 61.304 61.630 59.022
19. 59.957 USA Adrienne Pot Bon-Ami 60.870 58.913 58.587 59.130 62.283
20. 59.478 JPN Masahiro Kosaka Eddieni 61.522 58.043 60.435 59.783 57.609
21. 56.239 USA Anna Buffini Wilton 11 56.630 55.000 57.065 56.739 55.761
EL. SWE Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Etoine