New Couples On the CDI Grand Prix Block at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival

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Now be good. It's going to be OK, Laura Tomlinson telling Rosalie B at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* veterinary check in Florida. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Now be good. It’s going to be OK, Laura Tomlinson telling Rosalie B at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* veterinary check in Florida. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Feb. 9, 2016

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Laura Tomlinson, the British team gold and individual bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games will ride Rosalie B in their first competition, the CDI3* Grand Prix at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida on Wednesday.

Laura’s family late last year acquired the 10-year-old Westfalen mare from Klaus Balkenhol, her trainer and former United States coach, that had been competed to international Small Tour by his daughter, German Olympian Anabel Balkenhol.

The British pair are one of 39 combinations from 14 nations on five continents to start in the Grand Prix Wednesday (see start list below), and among several horses being shown in a CDI Grand Prix for the first time with a new rider.

Sarah Daehnert jogging Half Moon Delphi the day before the American rides the former British championship team horse in their first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3* in Florida. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sarah Daehnert jogging Half Moon Delphi the day before the American rides the former British championship team horse in their first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3* in Florida. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sarah Daehnert and the British-bred – 14-year-old Hanoverian mare have been in training with Swedish Olympian Patrik Kittel who was on hand with coaching advice. Robert Price acquired Half Moon Delphi, ridden for Great Britain by Michael Eilberg, last year as an U.S. Olympic team prospect for Sarah.

Canada's Chris Von Martels leading Divertimentoto the veterinary check for the pair's first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3*. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Canada’s Chris Von Martels leading Divertimentoto the veterinary check for the pair’s first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3* Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Chris, Pan American Games team silver and individual bronze medalist on his Small Tour horse last summer, leased the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding that was trained and competed by Sweden’s six-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén as a prospect for a start at the Rio de Janeiro summer Olympics.

Steffen Peters with Rosamunde, fresh from a California triumph with both the nine-year-old Rhinelander mare and Legolas where four starts in a World Cup event produced four personal best scores. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters with Rosamunde, fresh from a California triumph with both the nine-year-old Rhinelander mare and Legolas where four starts in a World Cup event produced four personal best scores. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Steffen Peters is competing Rosamunde in the CDI3* and Legolas in the CDI5*on the journey that is expected to lead to Europe for both mounts and then a decision on which of the two horses owned by Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang will go to the Olympics in Rio.

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel's Akeem Foldager to be competed in a CDI for the first time in Florida after an unsuccessful start in California last year. The Horse was ridden by Andreas Helgstrand on the Danish team at the 2013 European Championships. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Akeem Foldager to be competed in a CDI for the first time in Florida after an unsuccessful start in California last year. The horse was ridden by Andreas Helgstrand on the Danish team at the 2013 European Championships. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

CDI3* Grand Prix start list for Wednesday, Feb. 10
E: Zang – USA H: Whitham – CAN C: Rockwell – USA M: Iaccobaeus – SWE B: De Wolff – NED
Ride Time Rider Nat. Horse
8:00:00 AM Zimmermann, Christian PLE Aramis 606
8:08:00 AM Daehnert, Sarah USA Half Moon Delphi
8:16:00 AM Gomez, Alejandro VEN Flavio
8:24:00 AM Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Akeem Foldager
8:32:00 AM Batchelder, Nora USA Bahai
8:40:00 AM Eadie, Louisa-Marcelle GBR Welt Cup
8:48:00 AM Gentry, Kim AUS Leonardo
8:56:00 AM Tomlinson, Laura GBR Rosalie B
9:04:00 AM Petersen, Lars DEN Elfenfeuer
9:12:00 AM Gallagher-Legriffon, Denielle CAN Steeped In Luck
9:35:00 AM Gundersen, Mikala DEN HF Victor
9:43:00 AM Von Martels, Chris CAN Divertimento
9:51:00 AM Matute Jr, Juan ESP Quantico Ymas
9:59:00 AM Armando, Gabriel ARG Zipero
10:07:00 AM Koford, James USA Don Principe
10:15:00 AM Reteguiz-Denizard, Luis PUR Royal Affair
10:23:00 AM Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn
10:31:00 AM Koschel, Christoph GER Butopiar
10:39:00 AM Nascimento, Maciel-Dum BRA Daniel de G
10:47:00 AM Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero
11:10:00 AM Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Goerklintgaards Dublet
11:18:00 AM Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Dondolo Las Marismas
11:26:00 AM Bukowski, Lisa CAN Santos Utopia
11:34:00 AM Tomlinson, Laura GBR Unique
11:42:00 AM Sprieser, Lauren USA Ellegria
11:50:00 AM Hamilton, Susanne USA Lord Locksley
11:58:00 AM Garweg, Christian CAN Delorean
12:06:00 PM Vaughan, Joanne GEO Stuntmann AF Hvarre
12:14:00 PM Rizvi, P.J. USA Unlimited
12:22:00 PM Mc Cusker, Sharon USA Wrigley
1:00:00 PM Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Foco Loco-W
1:08:00 PM Marek, Anna USA Unico G
1:16:00 PM Lopardo-Grana, Cesar ARG Tyara
1:24:00 PM Marienau, Beatrice USA Stefano 8
1:32:00 PM Peters, Steffen USA Rosamunde
1:40:00 PM Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P
1:48:00 PM Francis, Shelly USA Danilo
1:56:00 PM Page, Arlene USA Alina
2:04:00 PM Pape, Suzan GBR Harmony’s Fiorano