Canada’s Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & All In 2nd in Devon World Cup Grand Prix
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Sept. 27, 2019
By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
Canada’s Pan American Games team gold medalist Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien on Friday won the Devon, Pennsylvania World Cup Grand Prix with the rider’s career high Grand Prix score. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, a fellow Canadian championship rider in her first competition since beginning a “baby break” seven months ago was runner-up on All In.
Lindsay and Sebastien, a 13-year-old Rhinelander gelding, scored 71.587% in the third Grand Prix for the partnership that began Big Tour in Florida in February. The previous best Grand Prix score on Sebastien was 68.913% in their debut. Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), owned by Enterprise Farm LLC, is the third horse that Lindsay has competed at top sport beginning with Eminence in 2012.
Brittany and All In, her 2015 Pan Am Games team silver medal horse, placed second on 71.304%, the first competition for the duo since capturing the big money CDI5* Grand Prix and Freestyle in Wellington in February. Brittany, the top ranked Canadian rider on All In at the time, gave birth to Theo in mid-June.
The USA’s James Koford on the colorful American-bred Friesen Adiah was third on 69.065%.
The 29-year-old Lindsay, who is coached by her godmother, Ashley Holzer, a four-time Olympian for Canada who now rides for the United States, rode Floratina at Small Tour for Canada on the Pan Am gold medal team that earned a start for the nation at next July’s Tokyo Games. Brittany is also coached by Ashley.
Canada’s Olympic team contenders will be in Wellington, Florida for the winter-long Adequan Global Dressage Festival seeking selection beginning Jan. 1 for the country’s team of three.
The separate Grand Prix to qualify for the Grand Prix Special was won by Jacqueline Brooks of Canada and Westwood (see dressage-news.com report). Jacquie was the last Canadian to start in the World Cup Final which she did on D Niro at Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013 in an emotional appearance near the horse’s birth place.
The Grand Prix Freestyle will be staged Saturday night to decide points toward a requirement of three qualifiers to earn a start at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas next April.
|World Cup Grand Prix
|Judges:||Ulrike Nivelle||Lee Tubman||Christof Umbach||Jeanne McDonald||Stephen Clarke|
|2.||71.304||CAN||Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu||All In||73.152||71.848||71.522||68.804||71.196|
|3.||69.065||USA||James Koford||Adiah HP||70.543||67.826||68.804||69.565||68.587|
|4.||67.044||USA||Michael Bragdell||Qredit Hilltop||67.609||66.848||69.022||66.630||65.109|
|5.||64.956||USA||Nicole Harrington||Wizard Of Oz||66.087||65.109||65.978||63.478||64.130|
|6.||64.478||CAN||Evi Strasser||Rigaudon Tyme||63.696||63.043||64.457||64.783||66.413|
|7.||63.957||USA||Jessica Jo Tate||Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon||62.826||64.457||63.696||64.239||64.565|
|8.||61.978||USA||Kimberly Herslow||Soraya II||60.326||63.370||62.826||61.087||62.283|
|10.||60.891||USA||Rebecca Langwost Barlow||Libertina||59.022||62.391||60.326||62.826||59.891|