Ashley Holzer in CDI Grand Prix Debut with Breaking Dawn Win Toronto

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Ashley Holzer on Breaking Dawn at Toronto CDI3*. © 2011

TORONTO, Nov. 9–Ashley Holzer rode Breaking Dawn to victory in the Grand Prix at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Wednesday night in the first Grand Prix competition for the 10-year-old KWPN gelding.

The Canadian Olympian who lives in New York and Breaking Dawn, formerly known as Ultiems Flemming (Akribori x Evelibe x L.Ronald) and co-owned by Ashley and P.J. Rizvi, scored 69.319 per cent.

Victoria Winter and Proton, a 17-year-old Baden-Wurttemburger gelding, was second on 65.809 per cent with Gary Vander Ploeg and Degas, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, in third on 65.426 per cent.

“It was Breaking Dawn’s first really big competition,” Ashley said. “This horse just never disappoints. He is a class act, and he always goes in the ring and tries his best.”

She showed the horse small tour for the first time last winter in Florida.

The Grand Prix Freestyle is scheduled for Thursday night.


award horse owner rider score
1 Breaking Dawn P.J. Rizvi Ashley Holzer 69.319%
2 Proton Cindy Ishoy Victoria Winter 65.809%
3 Degas Jean Vander Ploeg Gary Vander Ploeg 65.426%
4 Gran Gesto Brinc Ltd & Anne Welch Jacqueline M. Brooks 65.170%
5 Action Tyme Evi Strasser Evi Strasser 64.468%
6 Wunder Ein Simone Williams Simone Williams N/A