Bianca Tota & Cadento V Claim First International Victory with Win at Global Dressage Fall Festival CDI3* Grand Prix

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Bianca Tota and Cadento V at the Global Dressage Fall Festival. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Nov, 13, 2020–Bianca Tota posted her first ever international victory when she rode Cadento V to a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix at the Global Dressage Fall Festival Friday.

Bianca of neighboring Loxahatchee and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 68.761% for the win in the first competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that was the scene of the last international dressage event in the world in mid-March before the worldwide coronavirus lockdown.

This was the ninth Big Tour competition for Bianca and Cadento since beginning Big Tour here more than 2 1/2 years ago.

Australia’s Kelly Layne and Samhitas at the Global Dressage Fall Festival. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kelly Layne, an Australian based in Wellington, and Samhitas placed second on 67.652%, also a personal best in the year competing the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding at Grand Prix. Kelly, who rode on the Australian team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games, acquired Samhitas with Nori Maezawa. Samhitas was competed by America’s Endel Ots at the World Young Horse Championships in 2015.

Anna Marek of Williston, Florida and Dee Clair were third on 67.609%.

Ashley Holzer and Valentine competing in the Global Dressage Fall Festival Grand Prix national division. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Ashley Holzer, a four-time Olympian for Canada who now rides for the United States, won the national Grand Prix on Valentine with a score of 77.717% from the single judge.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

                Michael Osinski Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Christof Umbach Gabriel Armando Kari McClain  
Place   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B Spectators
1.   68.761   USA Bianca Tota Cadento V   69.348 69.674 69.891 67.283 67.609  
2.   67.652   AUS Kelly Layne Samhitas   68.587 68.587 68.587 66.304 66.196  
3.   67.609   USA Anna Marek Dee Clair   68.696 65.543 68.587 68.261 66.957  
4.   67.239   USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC   68.261 67.174 67.609 69.674 63.478  
5.   66.065   USA Anna Marek Snoopy Sunday   67.609 65.978 65.978 66.304 64.457  
6.   66.000   VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis   66.087 66.739 65.761 65.543 65.87  
7.   65.500   GUA Alexandra Dominguez Thomas Etanga   65.326 66.087 64.457 66.087 65.543  
8.   65.304   USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC   66.739 64.783 65.543 65.435 64.022  
9.   65.196   CAN Krystalann Shingler Fidelio   66.413 64.565 66.087 63.478 65.435  
10.   64.283   USA Lars Petersen Svalegards De Luxe   64.457 66.304 64.13 65.761 60.761  
11.   64.195   USA Jacqueline MacDonald Malcarat   64.891 63.478 64.13 63.913 64.565  
12.   64.130   BRA Elias Marinho Aron de Massa   66.63 61.848 64.457 63.478 64.239  
13.   61.500   USA Pamela Aide Bon De Niro P   61.739 61.739 59.565 61.957 62.5  
14.   57.283   USA Heather Boo Divertimento   59.674 58.261 54.565 57.5 56.413