USA’s Ashley Holzer & Mango Eastwood Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Ashley Holzer riding Mango Eastwood in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb 22, 2020–Ashley Holzer rode Mango Eastwood to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday, the third victory in four starts since the four-time Olympian began Big Tour competition with the horse last month.

Ashley and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Diane Fellows, were awarded 71.979% for the win. The pair won both debut CDI starts at Global last month.

Compatriot Michael Pineo on Farrington placed second on 68.617% with Canada’s Megan Lane on Zodiac MW third on 66.787%.

“It was so fun,” she said, “an amazing horse. I’m very lucky to have such a great horse.”

She plans to compete Mango Eastwood next in mid-March.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

            Judges:     Susan Hoevenaars Katrina Wüst Kari McClain Elisabeth Max-Theurer Peter Storr    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B    
1.   71.979   USA Ashley Holzer Mango Eastwood     72.447 72.234 71.702 71.170 72.340    
2.   68.617   USA Michael Pineo Farrington     67.234 69.043 67.872 68.298 70.638    
3.   66.787   CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW     66.170 66.915 65.106 67.553 68.191    
4.   66.468   USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC     64.362 68.085 65.319 67.872 66.702    
5.   64.979   CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme     66.383 64.894 65.426 64.787 63.404    
6.   64.723   CAN Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon Wilson Pickett     66.617 65.340 64.596 62.681 64.383    
7.   64.447   CAN Jill Irving Arthur     64.064 66.723 64.596 64.383 62.468    
8.   64.362   VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis     63.511 65.000 64.787 64.468 64.043    
9.   64.191   JPN Kiichi Harada Fairytale S     63.404 63.191 67.340 63.085 63.936    
10.   62.979   CAN Liz Steacie Callahan     63.511 63.191 62.234 62.660 63.298    
11.   62.745   MEX Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte Dynamic RS     62.979 63.298 62.553 62.128 62.766    
12.   59.957   USA Tina Caldwell Don Antonio     60.638 60.638 61.702 58.298 58.511    
SC.       USA Elizabeth Ball Avanti                  
SC.       BRA André Ganc Ultimo De Massa                  
SC.       JPN Akane Kuroki Zuidenwind 1187                  
SC.       JPN Masanao Takahashi Rubicon Unitechno