USA’s Ashley Holzer & Havanna Win Devon CDI3* Grand Prix Special for Two Straight Personal Best Scores, 1st Back-to-Back Victories

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Ashley Holzer and Havanna. File photo. © 2017 Ken Braddick/

DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30, 2018–Ashley Holzer rode Havanna to victory in the Dressage at Devon CDI3* Grand Prix SpeciaL Saturday, the first back-to-back wins for the American pair as well as a second straight personal best score.

Ashley of New York and Wellington, Florida and the 10-year-old Hanoverian mare were awarded 71.157 per cent for the win in their second CDI Grand Prix Special. The duo claimed the Grand Prix a day earlier, also with a personal best.

Ashley, a four-time Olympian for Canada but who has been riding for the United States since early this year–her husband and children are Americans–began Big Tour on Havanna in April and the duo has now logged three victories.

Havanna was acquired by Diane Fellows from German team rider Jessica von Bredow-Werndl as a prospect for Ashley for the U.S. team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina a year from now.

Canada’s two-time Olympian Belinda Trussell on Tattoo scored 68.529 per cent for second, the same placing as in the Grand Prix.

In the first CDI Special for Ellesse Tzinberg of the Philippines and Triviant, the pair scored 65.882 per cent for third place after posting a personal best 66.400 per cent for third in the Grand Prix.

Ellesse began competing Triviant, a 17-year-old KWPN gelding, at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in January after acquiring the horse that had been shown at Grand Prix by Charlotte Haid Bondegaard of Sweden beginning in 2012 and Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath prior to that from 2008.


CDI3* Grand Prix Special l
E: Clarke – GBR H: Minor – CAN C: Tubman – CAN M: Osinski – USA B: Geikie – USA
Rider Nat. Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Holzer, Ashley USA Havanna 145 72.255 68.824 71.667 71.471 71.569 71.157 1
Trussell, Belinda CAN Tattoo 15 69.510 69.902 68.529 68.431 66.275 68.529 2
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Triviant 2 65.882 63.725 67.157 67.353 65.294 65.882 3
Crawford, Eiren CAN Warello 64.118 65.098 66.176 66.176 64.608 65.235 4
Herslow, Kimberly USA Soraya II 60.294 60.392 63.431 63.529 64.118 62.353 5
Truett, Jennifer USA Lafayette HQ 61.667 60.294 62.157 62.451 60.980 61.510 6
Kellock, Lindsay CAN KGS Horgaard Hustler 55.980 61.275 61.176 61.765 61.471 60.333
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Cayman V 57.157 60.000 60.196 60.098 62.451 59.980