Jan Ebeling & Status Royal Win Wellington’s Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Qualifier

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USA Olympic rider Jan Ebeling and Status Royal OLD in the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix series at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 16, 2020–Olympic rider Jan Ebeling qualified Status Royal OLD Sunday in the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix series at the Adequan Global Festival. Sarah Lockman, Pan American Games gold medal rider, on Balia won the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges series qualifier.

Jan of Moorpark, California and the 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Statesman x Rubin Royal) scored 72.353% in the Int. II qualifier. The winning score earned the pair a start in the developing Grand Prix final at the end-of-March conclusion of the Global circuit.

Jan said after the ride: “I’m very mad at myself for missing it last year because I think it’s a wonderful tour for the young horses,” referring to the inaugural developing Prix St. Georges that was expanded this year to developing Grand for this year.

“It’s just great. It’s what we need.”

Jan began competing Status Royal after the horse was acquired by Ann Romney. Ann was in the group that owned Rafalca, the mare that Jan rode for the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.

Sarah Lockman on Balia won the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges that will hold its final in Global’s centerpiece main arena along with the developing Grand Prix finale.

Sarah Lockman, Pan American Games gold medal rider, on Balia in the Summit Farm developing Prix St. Georges series at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sarah, individual gold and team silver rider of Summit Farm’s First Apple at last July’s Pan American Games, was awarded 73.603% on Balia to top the starting lineup of eight combinations in the developing St. Georges.

Sarah has been developing the eight-year-old Balia (Belissimo x Florestan) since the mare was bought by Summit of Murietta, California at the age of five.

Results:

Lövsta Future Challenge Int. II

Judges: Janet (Dolly) Hannon Anne Cizaldo
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E C
1. 72.353 USA Jan Ebeling Status Royal Old 73.382 71.324
2. 68.677 CAN Diane Creech Dublin L 67.059 70.294
3. 66.618 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Felicia 66.912 66.324

Summit Farm Developing Prix St. Georges

Judges: Janet (Dolly) Hannon Anne Cizaldo
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E C
1. 73.603 USA Sarah Lockman Balia 73.235 73.971
2. 73.015 USA Heather Blitz Limei De Lys 71.618 74.412
3. 70.294 SWE Karin Persson Giuliano B 68.088 72.500
4. 69.265 CAN Gloria Schriever Hilton OC 67.647 70.882
5. 68.970 USA Bridget Hay Fauna 68.088 69.853
6. 68.529 AUS Kelly Layne Rockpool 68.676 68.382
7. 66.838 USA Christopher Hickey Stenagers Wyatt Earp 65.147 68.529
8. 61.912 USA Kristy Lund Living Lucky 60.735 63.088 ()