Megan Lane & Caravella Wrap Up Canada’s Historic Nations Cup Success With CDIO3* Freestyle Victory

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Megan Lane and Caravella in the CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 25, 2017–Megan Lane and Caravella, anchor of the historic victory by Canada’s Nations Cup team, won the CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday night while team mate Tina Irwin on Laurencio captured the Intermediate Freestyle.

Megan and Caravella that competed for Canada at the 2016 Olympics, the 2014 World Games and the 2015 Pan American Games scored 74.550 per cent for the win.

“I am thrilled,” Megan said. “It’s still a little surreal, and I’m at a loss for words really. I’m so happy! I was happy with the whole test; you have to be on top of your game when you’re competing against riders like this. I’m just really happy with the whole thing.”

Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Doktor was second on 74.075 per cent with Lisa Wilcox of Wellington on Galant third on 73.175 per cent.

Canada’s Nations Cup gold medal team Jaiey Irwin, Tina Irwin, Megan Lane and Jill Irving at the awards ceremony at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

Tina Irwin and Laurencio, the highest scoring combination for Canada on the mixed big and small tour team that won the country’s first ever Nations Cup, added to their success by winning the CDIO3* Intermediate I Freestyle on a score of 76.500 per cent.

Jaimey Irwin, her husband, placed second on Donegal V on 73.575 per cent with Esther Mortimer of Guatemala on Adajio third on 70.350 per cent.

Results:

CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle
E: Seefried – AUS H: Eisenhardt – GER C: Zang – USA M: Lang – AUT B: Clarke – GBR
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 74.125 2 72.125 2 75.250 2 74.625 1 76.625 1 74.550 1
Francis, Shelly USA Doktor 75.625 1 72.875 1 75.375 1 72.500 4 74.000 3 74.075 2
Wilcox, Lisa USA Galant 70.750 4 71.000 4 74.000 3 73.875 2 76.250 2 73.175 3
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 72.625 3 71.250 3 73.625 4 73.000 3 73.875 4 72.875 4
Matute Guimon, Juan ESP Quantico Ymas 70.500 5 68.000 7 72.875 5 70.625 5 71.375 5 70.675 5
Layne, Kelly AUS Von Primaire 69.375 6 69.875 5 69.625 6 69.000 7 67.500 7 69.075 6
LaGoy-Weltz, Olivia USA Lonoir 66.625 7 68.750 6 69.250 7 70.125 6 69.625 6 68.875 7
CDIO3* FEI Intermediate 1 Freestyle
E: Seefried – AUS H: Tubman – CAN C: Lang – AUT M: Nivelle – GER B: Torrente – COL
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Irwin, Tina CAN Laurencio 76.625 1 77.625 1 76.000 1 75.250 1 77.000 1 76.500 1
Irwin, Jaimey CAN Donegal V 73.750 2 73.375 2 73.250 2 73.375 2 74.125 2 73.575 2
Mortimer, Esther GUA Adajio 72.500 3 69.250 3 69.500 3 69.000 3 71.500 3 70.350 3
Gomez Molina, Pablo ESP Furst Fiorano Ymas 65.875 6 66.750 4 67.125 4 67.250 4 67.875 4 66.975 4
Renilla, Marta ESP Rhustler 67.625 4 65.875 5 64.625 5 65.875 5 65.750 5 65.950 5
Matute Guimon, Paula ESP Legacy’s Alminar 67.000 5 64.500 6 63.875 6 65.125 6 64.750 6 65.050 6