Jill Irving, Canada’s Pan American Games Team Gold Medalist, Tops Global Dressage Festival Money Earnings Week 1

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Canada’s Jill Irving riding Degas to victory in the World Cup competition in the first week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 14, 2020–Canada’s Pan American Games team gold medal rider Jill Irving led the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money rankings after the first week of the winter-long circuit.

Jill on Degas won both the World Cup Grand Prix and Freestyle and placed on Arthur in the CDI3* to collect a total of $5,000, more than any of the 38 riders from 11 nations that shared in the prize money, according to calculations by dressage-news.com.

Fellow Canadian Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu earned $3,100, the second highest total.

Anna Marek of Williston, Florida was successful in both Big and Small Tour competition to collect a total of $2,850 for third place. Steffen Peters of San Diego, California who swept the CDI3* Grand Prix ranked fourth on $2,600 and Canada’s fellow Pan Am Games gold medal winner Naima Moreira-Laliberté stood fifth on $2,250.

The top money earners in the first week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

Jill Irving CAN $5,000
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu CAN $3,100
Anna Marek USA $2,850
Steffen Peters USA $2,600
Naima Moreira-Laliberté CAN $2,250
Dongseon Kim KOR $1,985
Ariana Chia CAN $1,880
Susan Pape GBR $1,875
Heather Blitz USA $1,700
Rebecca Waite USA $1,000
Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte MEX $975
Lindsay Kellock CAN $975
Michael Klimke GER $750
Ryunosuke Kuroda JPN $600
Jessica Jo Tate USA $600
Missy Gilliland USA $500
Caroline Darcourt SWE $500
Jacqueline Brooks CAN $500