Alice Tarjan & Gjenganger Win 4-Year-Old Test, Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina & Easy Di Fonteabeti Ymas Take 5-Year-Old Prelim. at USA National Championships

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Alice Tarjan riding Gjenganger to win first USA four-year-old championship test. © SusanJStickle.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 20, 2020–America’s Alice Tarjan rode her home-bred four-year-old Gjenganger to victory Thursday while Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Easy Di Fonteabeti Ymas captured the five-year-old preliminary for the United States national championships.

Alice, 41, of Frenchtown, New Jersey and Gjenganger, a Danish Warmblood mare (Grand Galaxy Win T x Don Schufro), was scored 88.400% in the four-year-old division, with 9.5 for canter, 9 for the trot, 7.7 for walk, 8.8 submissiveness and 9.2 for general impression. Gjenganger was grand champion of the 2019 dressage breed show in Devon, Pennsylvania the largest in the Americas.

Marcus Orlob , with whom Alice works in summer, was second on Flambeau on 82.200% and third on Glory Day, that’s owned by Alice.

Pablo and Easy Di Fonteabeti Ymas, registered in the United States that qualifies it to compete in the young horse championships, scored 82.800% in the five-year-old preliminary test.

Pablo, 26, and and the Hanoverian gelding qualified at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. He competes horses for Cristina Danguillecourt and Yeguada de Ymas in the United States and Europe where Ymas is based in Toledo, Spain.

Alice and Summersby II, an Oldenburg mare (Sezuan x Sandro Hit), placed second on 81.400%. Summersby was reserve U.S. champion as a four-year-old and grand champion as a three-year-old at Devon.

Michele Bondy of Roy, Washington on Sonnenberg’s Kain scored 77.600% for third place.

Results:

4-Year-Old

            Judges:   Michael Osinski &
Scott Peterson
 
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   C  
1.   88.400   USA Alice Tarjan Gjenganger   88.4  
2.   82.200   USA Marcus Orlob Flambeau   82.2  
3.   81.400   USA Marcus Orlob Glory Day   81.4  
4.   80.800   USA Lindsey Holleger MW Bodacious   80.8  
5.   80.600   USA Ali Potasky Lalique   80.6  
6.   80.400   CAN David Ziegler Saladine STC   80.4  
7.   79.800   USA Nadine Schwartsman Floyd Edi   79.8  
8.   79.600   USA Sarah Lockman Lyamora   79.6  
9.   78.600   USA Shannon Stevens San Sebastian   78.6  
10.   78.200   USA Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn Rowena SW   78.2  
11.   77.400   USA Nadine Schwartsman Lucian BHS   77.4  
12.   76.600   USA Bridget Hay Bedelia   76.6  
13.   74.900   USA Lindsey Holleger MW Weissgold   75.4  
14.   74.800   USA Sarah Mason Liang   74.8  
15.   72.200   USA Kaitlin Blythe Leanora AOF   72.2  

5-Year-Old

            Judges:   Janet Lee Foy &
Ulf Wadeborn
 
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   C  
1.   82.800   ESP Pablo Gomez Molina Easy Di Fonteabeti Ymas   82.8  
2.   81.400   USA Alice Tarjan Summersby II   81.4  
3.   77.600   USA Michele Bondy Sonnenberg’s Kain   77.6  
4.   76.600   USA Angela Jackson Dionysus MF   76.6  
5.   76.600   USA Nadine Schwartsman Furstenbelle   76.6  
6.   75.200   USA Marne Martin-Tucker Lovely Leni   75.2  
7.   74.000   USA Nadine Schwartsman Kiriska   74  
8.   73.600   USA Angela Jackson Royal Heiress   73.6  
9.   73.600   USA Lucy Tidd Kayla   73.6  
10.   72.800   USA Emily Brollier Ynze fan Vels   72.8  
11.   72.600   USA Lauren Chumley Kyro   72.6  
12.   71.400   USA Bridget Hay Shanahan   71.4  
13.   71.000   USA Rebekah Mingari Killian TF   71  
14.   69.400   USA Dawn Weniger Kayman   69.4