Canada’s Diane Creech & Dublin L Win Wellington Lövsta Future Challenge, Denmark’s Signe Kirk Kristiansen & Bonderman Win Developing St. Georges Qualifier

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Canada’s Diane Creech riding Dublin L to qualify for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival developing Grand Prix final. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 23, 2020–Canada’s Diane Creech rode Dublin L to qualify for the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix final while Signe Kirk Kristiansen of Denmark qualified Bonderman in the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Sunday.

Diane and the nine-year-old Hanoverian homebred by Louise Leatherdale in Long Lake, Minnesota scored 69.118% in the Intermediate II that qualifies the winner for the final at Global on the 12th week of the winter-long circuit.

Dublin was sired by Damsey, the stallion that is also owned by Louise and competed by Helen Langehanenberg for Germany and is ranked No. 7 in the world.

Diane received Dublin for development three years ago and she described the experience so far as a “very exciting road.”

“We recognized that he has lots of talent for the collected work and he enjoys it so much. He’s only nine so we almost have to slow down a bit because he’s so smart and learns everything so quickly.”

Signe Kirk Kristiansen and Bonderman in the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges series in Wellington. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Signe and Bonderman were awarded 71.250% to win the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges that will hold its final in Global’s centerpiece main arena along with the developing Grand Prix finale.

Bonderman (Belarus x Alabaster) is an eight-year-old Westfalen stallion that was competed at the World Young Horse Championships as a seven-year-old in 2019 before being acquired by Signe.

Results:

Int. II Qual. for Developing Grand Prix Future Challenge

            Judges:     Scott Peterson   Natalie Lamping        
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E   C        
1.   69.118   CAN Diane Creech Dublin L     68.824   69.412        
2.   67.427   GER Michael Klimke Delmonte 7     68.382   66.471        
3.   64.118   USA Michael Bragdell Sternlicht Hilltop     63.971   64.265
Prix St Georges Future Challenge Qualifier)        
                               
            Judges:     Scott Peterson   Natalie Lamping        
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E   C        
1.   71.250   DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Bonderman     70.147   72.353        
2.   70.074   USA Christopher Hickey Stenagers Wyatt Earp     70.441   69.706        
3.   69.559   CAN Beatrice Boucher Louxor de Lys     67.794   71.324        
4.   68.677   GER Kevin Kohmann A Cappella     66.912   70.441        
5.   68.456   USA Nicole Levy Imposant     67.500   69.412        
6.   68.089   CAN Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon Golden Girl     67.059   69.118        
7.   67.721   GER Kevin Kohmann Sephora     68.235   67.206        
8.   67.280   USA Cesar Parra GK Sir Beckmann     69.412   65.147        
9.   66.618   USA Kassidy Peacock Dior HW     65.735   67.500        
10.   65.588   CAN Justin Ridgewell Jolene     65.000   66.176        
11.   64.706   CAN Gloria Schriever Hilton OC     65.882   63.529        
12.   63.897   PHI Ellesse Tzinberg Gundersen Villeroy Nord     64.118   63.676        
SCR       CAN Vicky Lavoie Nexolia Feodoro