Jill Irving & Arthur Win Ottawa CDI3* Freestyle for Pair’s 1st Big Tour Victory

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Jill Irving and Arthur. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 19, 2018–Jill Irving and Arthur logged their first career victory in winning the National Capital Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle on a personal best score Saturday.

Jill, an adult amateur. was awarded 70.450 per cent for the win, the first since the pair began Big Tour 15 months ago.

She is in contention on Degas, another of her Big Tour horses, for Canada’s team for the World Equestrian Games. Jill competed both horses in Europe last summer.

Tina Irwin on Laurencio was second on 67.700 per cent with Guatemala’s Esther Mortimer on Diamond Geezer third on 66.625 per cent.

Caravella, the 2016 Olympic and 2014 World Games mount for Megan Lane, did not start. The 17-year-old mare is also a contender for the 2018 WEG team.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

E: Ebert – GER H: Wysocki – USA C: Minor – CAN M: Storr – GBR B: Clarke – GBR
Rider Nat. Horse E H C M B T Pl.
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 72.125 69.875 69.875 69.000 71.375 70.450 1.
Irwin, Tina CAN Laurencio 67.250 66.875 67.250 70.250 66.875 67.700 2.
Mortimer, Esther GUA Diamond Geezer 67.875 64.250 65.500 66.750 68.750 66.625 3.
Williams, Simone CAN Farley 66.875 64.875 64.625 65.000 66.875 65.650 4.
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella WD
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro Ret.