Andrea Woodard & Ravenna Win US Championships 6-Year-Old Prelim Test
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WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 25, 2017–Andrea Woodard, an American raised in Denmark before moving back two years ago, rode her Oldenburg mare Ravenna to victory in the six-year-old preliminary test Friday, the rider’s first ever U.S. young horse championships.
Andrea, who lives in Wellington, Florida with her husband, Giuliano Ginanneschi and their three-year-old son Jamie, and Ravenna (Sir Donnerhall I x Blue Hors Romanv) scored 79.000 per cent for the win.
Werner van den Brande, also of Wellington and Flyby FLF were second on 78.000 and Michael Bragdell of Colora, Maryland on Finery was third on 76.000 per cent.
Andrea was born in the U.S. but moved to Denmark when she was six months old and lived there until moving to Wellington in 2015. She has the Danish master rider education bereiter.
She found Ravenna in Germany as a three-year-old and owned and trained her. The pair were the highest ranked on the US Equestrian standings for six-year-olds.
Fashion Designer OLD ridden by Cesar Parra of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey won the Grand Prix Developing Horse Intermediate II with a score of 69.561 per cent.
The nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Faustinus x De Niro) won the U.S. five-year-old championship ridden by Nadine Buberl, a German who was an assistant trainer with Cesar.
Patricia Becker of Salem, Wisconsin on Freedom placed second on 67.325 per cent and Michael Bragdell on Quredit Hilltop was third on the same score.