Olivia LaGoy-Weltz & Lonoir Win Wellington CDI St. Georges With Highest USA Score in 2015

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Rassing's Lonoir notching highest Prix St. Georges score in USA this year. © 2015 SusanJStickle.com
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Rassing’s Lonoir notching highest Prix St. Georges score in USA this year. © 2015 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 6, 2015–Olivia LaGoy-Weltz won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI Prix St. Georges with the highest score in North America this year that moves and that should boost the pair into the squad to go to Europe to prepare for the Pan American Games.

Olivia of Middleburg, Virginia and the 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 74.158 per cent and with an earlier result gave the pair a Prix St. Georges average of 73.066.

The duo slotted into sixth on the U.S. Equestrian Federation rankings before this weekend. Of the combinations that have acquired two Prix St. Georges and two Intermediate 1 scores at CDIs, Olivia and Lonoir are behind Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo at No. 1, Kimberly Herslow on Rosmarin third and Kasey Perry on Goerklintgaards Dublet in fourth.

Two scores for both Prix St. Georges and Intermediate 1 will determine the four Small Tour combinations to join four Big Tour pairs to compete in Europe. The team of mixed Small and Big Tour horses and riders will be selected by mid-June for the Pan Ams to be held in Toronto in July that in turn will determine a single starting slot at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Olivia has also been awarded the Carol Lavell grant of $25,000 that she plans to use to go to Europe for training and competition.

However, if she makes the European squad, Robert Dover, the U.S. Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe told dressage-news.com, she will be funded the same as other horses and riders.

If makes the European squad, she will use the Carol Lavell grant money to extend her training as she moves the horse to the Grand Prix.

Just a year ago, Olivia and Lonoir were singled out by Steffen Peters in a dressage symposium in Florida as a talented combination that could flourish with support.

“I feel I owe Steffen a lot,” Olivia told dressage-news.com. “He gave me a great start by being so complimentary. It was a good confidence booster.”

Olivia, originally from the San Francisco area before moving to Europe and then back to the U.S. East Coast, found Lonoir at a seven-year-old at Andreas Helgstrand’s center in Denmark.

She delayed moving Lonoir up to Grand Prix to seek a place on the Pan Am team.

Olivia trains with Debbie McDonald and described this season as “very educational.”

Results:

CDI Prix St. Georges  
E: Gribbons – USA H: Romanov – RUS C: Fore – USA M: Armando – ARG B: Hotz – USA
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
LaGoy-Weltz, Olivia USA Rassing’s Lonoir 76.053 1 75.000 1 73.158 3 73.553 2 73.026 2 74.158 1
Von Martels, Chris CAN Zilverstar 72.895 3 73.158 3 75.526 2 72.105 5 73.289 1 73.395 2
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Adventure 71.184 6 73.026 4 77.368 1 72.368 3 72.368 7 73.263 3
Herslow, Kimberly USA Rosmarin 74.342 2 70.263 12 71.184 7 74.079 1 72.763 6 72.526 4
Francis, Shelly USA Rubinio 72.368 5 69.737 14 70.658 10 72.237 4 72.895 4 71.579 5
Boylen, Christilot CAN Donatella 79 72.895 3 68.158 16 72.237 4 71.974 6 69.079 10 70.868 6
Martin, Silva USA Aesthete 70.526 7 72.500 6 69.737 14 68.289 14 73.026 2 70.816 7
Irwin, Tina CAN Fancy That 70.000 11 70.789 10 70.395 11 69.605 10 72.895 4 70.737 8
Hickey, Christopher USA Ronaldo 70.263 8 73.289 2 71.974 6 69.868 9 68.158 14 70.711 0
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 70.132 9 72.105 7 68.816 16 68.947 12 70.526 8 70.105 0
Konyot, Tina USA Wyoming 69.605 12 71.974 8 69.868 13 71.184 7 67.237 18 69.974 0
Klimke, Michael GER Djamba Djokiba 70.132 9 70.526 11 69.211 15 68.947 12 68.684 13 69.500 0
Martin, Silva USA Rosa Cha W 69.211 14 66.447 22 70.921 8 70.395 8 69.079 10 69.211 0
Dueck, Shannon CAN Cantaris 69.605 12 66.579 21 72.237 4 67.105 22 69.474 9 69.000 0
Stumpf, Katharina AUT For My Love 67.368 19 72.763 5 70.789 9 67.632 18 65.395 30 68.789 0
Creech, Diane CAN Diana C 67.368 19 71.053 9 68.684 17 68.026 16 67.500 16 68.526 0
Michaels, Hannah USA Abacus 68.026 17 66.974 20 70.395 11 67.632 18 68.816 12 68.368 0
Dvorak, Alexandra CAN Rubinio 66.842 22 68.026 17 67.632 18 68.026 16 65.526 29 67.211 0
Poulsen, Rikke DEN Pikk Elena HU 68.684 15 66.184 25 65.132 27 67.632 18 67.500 16 67.026 0
Eidbo, Alyssa USA Fortune and Fame 66.842 22 66.053 26 66.579 19 68.289 14 66.316 23 66.816 0
Wilcox, Lisa USA Galant 66.316 27 70.263 12 65.921 22 66.711 23 64.079 36 66.658 0
Lipp, Karen USA Baximiliana 66.579 24 67.237 19 65.000 30 66.579 24 66.316 23 66.342 0
Copeland, Emily USA Festivo RS 65.132 31 65.000 33 66.447 20 65.921 27 67.763 15 66.053 0
Markowski, Maya CAN Lumiere 63.289 39 68.289 15 65.395 25 69.211 11 64.079 36 66.053 0
Irving, Jill CAN Dio Mio 66.053 28 65.263 31 65.263 26 66.316 25 67.237 18 66.026 0
Mortimer, Esther GUA Adajio 65.132 31 66.316 24 65.658 24 64.737 30 66.842 20 65.737 0
Oxtoby, Sandra CAN Zedor 66.447 25 67.763 18 65.000 30 63.684 39 65.658 28 65.711 0
Cordia-van Reesema, Eliane USA Jewel’s Amethyst 67.237 21 65.658 30 65.132 27 64.211 35 66.316 23 65.711 0
Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero 64.079 37 65.132 32 66.053 21 67.368 21 65.000 31 65.526 0
Schorpp, Andrea GUA Zedrick DyLoma 67.500 18 63.684 40 65.132 27 63.816 38 66.447 22 65.316 0
Rollins, Mary USA Royal Prinz 65.000 33 65.789 29 63.947 36 64.342 32 66.842 20 65.184 0
Davis, Meagan USA Royale 66.447 25 64.342 37 65.921 22 64.342 32 64.342 34 65.079 0
Bock, Amy K. USA Walk The Line 64.605 34 64.737 35 64.211 33 65.395 28 66.184 26 65.026 0
CAN Diaz 65.395 29 66.447 22 63.816 37 64.211 35 64.342 34 64.842 0
CAN Callahan 68.289 16 64.079 38 63.158 39 63.289 40 63.684 40 64.500 0
CAN Hermione 2 63.026 40 65.921 27 64.079 35 64.868 29 63.684 40 64.316 0
Aponte, Maria COL Haute Couture 64.079 37 64.868 34 63.158 39 64.737 30 64.079 36 64.184 0
Aponte, Maria COL Pretty Woman 64.605 34 63.289 41 64.474 32 61.842 43 65.921 27 64.026 0
Van Nuys-Hitt, Jeanne USA Sirtaki 64.474 36 64.605 36 63.553 38 63.947 37 61.447 43 63.605 0
Morkis, Dorothy USA Artiest 65.263 30 65.921 27 60.789 44 64.342 32 61.053 45 63.474 0
Hohm, Allegra CAN Guadalupano 63.026 40 64.079 38 62.500 41 61.842 43 65.000 31 63.289 0
Koford, James USA Amidala 62.632 42 59.342 46 64.211 33 66.053 26 64.079 36 63.263 0
Bresee, Andrea CAN Lord Of The Rings 62.500 43 61.447 44 62.237 42 63.026 41 64.474 33 62.737 0
Doornekamp, Sheri CAN Libero 60.921 44 60.263 45 61.447 43 61.579 45 61.974 42 61.237 0
Spenard, Sallie USA Balance 58.421 46 62.105 43 60.263 45 61.974 42 61.184 44 60.789 0
Watchorn, Julie CAN Debonair Tyme 60.526 45 63.158 42 59.342 46 58.947 46 60.789 46 60.553 0
Nanni, Paula ARG Solaguayre Country Knight 55.921 47 55.000 47 55.789 47 57.763 47 56.711 47 56.237 0
Schorpp, Andrea GUA Messina 55.526 49 55.000 47 55.658 48 56.711 48 56.579 48 55.895 0