Austria’s Diana Porsche & Di Sandro Sweep Wellington CDI U-25 for 1st Florida Victories

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Diana Porsche and Di Sandro after sweeping Under-25 at Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.  2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Diana Porsche and Di Sandro after sweeping Under-25 at Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 28, 2016–Austria’s Diana Porsche and Di Sandro swept the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Under-25 CDI for the first Florida victory for the world’s No. 3 combination.

In the first Wellington winter circuit for the rider who will turn 20 years old this week, the pair won the U-25 Intermediate II with a score of 71.447 per cent and the U-25 Grand Prix on 69.674 per cent.

Ayden Uhlir, based in Wellington, on Sjapoer placed second with 67.982 per cent in the Int. II and Canada’s Tanya Strasser-Shostak on Action Tyme third on 65.263 per cent.

Molly Paris of Charlotte, North Carolina on Countess was second on 65.698 per cent in the Grand Prix and Tanya and Action Tyme third on 63.767 per cent.

Diana and the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding have been partners for the past year and are coached by German trainr Dieter Laugks.

She competed in the 2015 European Young Rider Championships and in the Junior Championships in 2013 and 2014.