Melissa Taylor & Ansgar Win Wellington CDI3* St. Georges for 1st International Victory

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Melissa Taylor and Ansgar in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 27, 2018–Melissa Taylor and Ansgar won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges Tuesday, the first victory for the pair in more than two years of international competition and in the final week of the Florida winter circuit.

The small tour competition was the opening event of the CDIO3* Nations Cup in which Australia, Canada, Spain and the United States have teams for the first of seven legs in the trans-Atlantic series. Canada, Spain and the U.S. will also contest the Under-25 Nations Cup.

The win for Melissa and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding on a score of 69.441 per cent was in their sixth CDI of the season.

Melissa, married to Lars Petersen, a top rider for Denmark who now competes under the American flag, is based in neighboring Loxahatchee.

Nora Batchelder of Ocala, Florida and Fifi MLW placed second on 68.559 per cent and Canada’s Brittany Fraser on Soccer City third on 68.265 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Prix St Georges
E: Rockwell – USA H: Nivelle – GER C: Wysocki – USA M: Torrente – COL B: Judet – FRA
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Taylor, Melissa USA Ansgar 69.559 3 67.059 6 71.618 1 71.029 1 67.941 2 69.441 1
Batchelder, Nora USA Fifi MLW 71.029 1 66.176 9 68.529 6 68.235 3 68.824 1 68.559 2
Fraser, Brittany CAN Soccer City 67.500 8 69.706 1 69.706 3 68.235 3 66.176 8 68.265 3
Ebeling, Jan USA Sergio Leone 67.647 7 67.647 5 70.441 2 67.500 6 67.059 5 68.059 4
Paris, Molly USA Diamant Sky 68.382 5 66.912 7 67.794 7 68.824 2 67.941 2 67.971 5
Persson, Karin SWE Perazzi DS 69.265 4 67.941 4 66.765 9 67.941 5 67.500 4 67.882 6
Levy, Nicole USA Desdemona 69.706 2 66.176 9 69.118 4 65.441 14 65.147 11 67.118 7
De Haan, Yvonne USA Winter 67.059 9 68.971 2 68.676 5 66.618 7 64.118 13 67.088 8
Bell, Lori CAN Flirt 66.471 11 68.971 2 66.471 11 65.147 17 66.618 6 66.735 9
Asher, Lauren USA Honnerups Event 66.629 10 66.324 8 67.353 8 65.588 13 65.882 9 66.355 10
Cordia Van Reesema, Eliane USA Codiak 67.794 6 65.882 11 63.529 16 66.029 9 65.294 10 65.706 11
Kavey, Allison USA Citha’s Utopia 66.176 12 65.441 12 64.412 15 65.294 15 66.471 7 65.559 12
Kohmann, Kevin GER Sanchez 65.147 13 63.235 16 66.471 11 66.471 8 63.971 14 65.059 13
Dutta, Susan USA Figeac DC 64.706 14 65.441 12 66.324 13 65.294 15 62.353 15 64.824 14
Famiglietti, Alison CAN Let’s Dance 61.912 17 65.441 12 66.029 14 65.882 11 64.559 12 64.765 15
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Dakota 63.235 16 63.235 16 66.618 10 66.029 9 61.618 16 64.147 16
Ziegler, David CAN Fie Guldbjerg 64.412 15 64.118 15 63.088 17 65.882 11 60.294 17 63.559 17
Hewitt, Hannah USA Fidens 59.706 18 62.206 18 60.588 18 57.647 18 56.912 18 59.412 18
Pai, Natalie USA Fritz San Tino Retired