Chile’s Pan Am Team Pair Virginia Yarur & Finn Shine at Cedar Valley CDI, Evi Strasser Takes World Cup Freestyle

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Virginia Yarur of Chile preparing for Pan American Games. © SusanJStickle.com
Virginia Yarur of Chile preparing for Pan American Games. © SusanJStickle.com

CEDAR VALLEY, Ontario, June 21, 2015–In final preparations for the Pan American Games, Chile’s Virginia Yarur Ready and Finn posted their first international victory with their highest ever score by winning the Intermediate 1 and placing third in the Prix St. Georges.

Riders and horses representing Bermuda, Chile, Dominican Republic and Venezuela that have been nominated for the Pan Ams less than three weeks away competed at this World Cup event not far from the continental championship show grounds on the outskirts of Toronto.

Canadian Olympic rider Evi Strasser on Rigaudon Tyme who is not competing at the Pan Ams won the Prix St. Georges with a score of 67.868 per cent and Diane Creech, reserve on Robbie W for the Canadian team, placed second on Hallmark on 67.316 per cent.

Virginia Yarur Ready on the 10-year-old Rhinelander gelding that competed throughout Florida’s Global Dressage Festival over three months before moving to Canada for the three Canadian CDIs ahead of the Games was third on 65.974 per cent.

Venezuela’s Irina Moleiro De Muro on Von Primaire, owned by the Florida-based Australian Kelly Layne, was fourth on 65.316 per cent.

Virginia Yarur on Finn won the Intermediate 1 on 69.211 per cent that was also the highest score at any small tour competition in an international event for the Chilean combination.

Diane Creech on Hallmark placed second on 68.947 per cent and Evi Strasser on Rigaudon Tyme third on 68.921 per cent.

Evi and Rigaudon won the Intermediate Freestyle on 70.900 per cent while Bermuda’s Pan Am individual entrant Virginia McKey on Wolkenganz placed second on 67.175 per cent.

The Pan Ams are staged once every four years and this year for the first time implement a format of mixed Big and Small Tour teams that are required if a nation wants to seek the single starting place available through these championships for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Previous Pan Ams have been at small tour. Argentina, Canada, Mexico and the United States have nominated teams with Big Tour combinations while the other half-dozen countries with teams are at small tour.

The format provides for the team competition to be decided by Prix St. Georges and Intermediate 1 at small tour and Grand Prix and Special foe big tour. An extra 1.5 percentage points are added to each big tour ride.

Evi Strasser on Renaissance Tyme was the sole starting pair in the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle that is one of 13 qualifiers in North America for the annual championship. Evi and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 70.150 per cent. The starting slots in the final for North America are decided by the two combinations with the highest score based on the average of two competitions.

The Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muniz on Foco Loco W was the only other entry in the Freestye but withdrew after placing second on 63.216 per cent in the Grand Prix Special behind Christilot Boylen and Drentano who won the Grand Prix Friday. The duo scored 68.745 per cent.

Australia’s Nicholas Fyffe on Serrano H was third in the Special on 62.902 per cent and Canada’s Stephanie Jensen on Addiction on 62.608 per cent wrapped up the class of four starting combinations.

Results:

Prix St Georges
E: McMullen – CAN H: Foy – USA C: Storr – GBR M: Clarke – GBR B: de Wolfe – NED
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 69.737 1 67.763 1 66.316 3 66.711 3 68.816 1 67.868 1
Creech, Diane CAN Hallmark 68.816 2 66.447 2 67.368 2 67.237 2 66.711 4 67.316 2
Yaror Ready, Virginia CHI Finn 66.053 4 64.737 3 69.737 1 65.526 7 63.816 9 65.974 3
Moleiro De Muro, Irina VEN Von Primaire 66.447 3 62.763 6 63.553 9 66.053 5 67.763 2 65.316 4
Creech, Diane CAN Diana C 65.395 5 64.737 4 65.789 5 67.763 1 62.763 11 65.289 5
Ferrando, Patricia VEN Alpha’s Why Not 62.632 6 61.579 11 63.289 10 66.184 4 67.500 3 64.237 6
Mackenzie, Harper CAN Westeross 59.474 14 61.579 12 65.000 6 66.053 6 65.789 6 63.579 7
Gomez, Alejandro VEN Zalvador 62.500 7 62.763 7 63.289 11 63.947 10 64.737 8 63.447 8
Strasser, Evi CAN Super Tyme 60.658 11 63.026 5 63.947 8 64.079 9 64.868 7 63.316 9
Bresee, Andrea CAN Diaz VHD 59.079 15 61.974 9 64.868 7 64.868 8 62.895 10 62.737 0
Yaror Ready, Virginia CHI Debussy 61.053 10 61.842 10 61.974 12 61.184 12 66.184 5 62.447 0
Bresee, Andrea CAN Carlucci 61.974 9 62.500 8 66.184 4 63.421 11 56.579 15 62.132 0
Williams, Janice CAN Fiderglanz 62.368 8 58.684 14 59.079 15 58.026 13 61.447 12 59.921 0
Brent, Robin Lynn CAN Biolek 59.605 13 60.263 13 60.263 14 57.368 14 60.921 13 59.684 0
McKey, Virginia BER Wolkenglanz 59.605 12 58.421 15 60.921 13 57.237 15 59.211 14 59.079 0
Intermediate 1
E: de Wolfe – NED H: McMullen – CAN C: Minor – CAN M: Storr – GBR B: Clarke – GBR
Rider Ctzn Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Yaror Ready, Virginia CHI Finn 69.605 69.868 68.947 68.947 68.684 69.211 1
Creech, Diane CAN Hallmark 66.053 66.316 70.526 71.447 70.395 68.947 2
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 67.500 70.789 69.605 67.895 68.816 68.921 3
Moleiro De Muro, Irina VEN Von Primaire 68.026 67.895 68.816 64.605 67.763 67.421 4
Creech, Diane CAN Diana C 64.079 65.395 63.421 65.789 65.789 64.895 5
Bresee, Andrea CAN Diaz VHD 66.447 61.579 63.553 66.579 65.263 64.684 6
Strasser, Evi CAN Super Tyme 63.947 64.079 65.658 61.842 63.421 63.789 7
McKey, Virginia BER Wolkenglanz 61.711 65.000 63.553 64.342 63.553 63.632 8
Yaror Ready, Virginia CHI Debussy 65.526 63.421 62.632 63.289 62.368 63.447 9
Bresee, Andrea CAN Carlucci 65.658 59.868 65.526 63.289 62.632 63.395 0
Mackenzie, Harper CAN Westeross 62.500 63.947 62.632 62.895 62.632 62.921 0
Gomez, Alejandro VEN Zalvador 62.105 63.158 60.132 59.737 61.842 61.395 0
Williams, Janice CAN Fiderglanz 62.895 63.816 59.474 58.816 57.105 60.421 0
Brent, Robin Lynn CAN Biolek 59.737 63.289 59.474 58.816 59.605 60.184 0
Intermediate 1 Freestyle
E: Foy – USA H: Storr – GBR C: Clarke – GBR M: McMullen – CAN B: de Wolfe – NED
Rider Ctzn Horse E . H . C . M . B . T .
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 70.750 72.625 70.625 71.375 69.125 70.900 1
McKey, Virginia BER Wolkenglanz 64.625 67.125 68.625 69.375 66.125 67.175 2
Brent, Robin Lynn CAN Biolek 63.250 66.375 67.125 72.875 66.000 67.125 3
Mackenzie, Harper CAN Westeross 65.250 68.625 65.625 68.500 65.875 66.775 4