Michelle Gibson & Barland Earn start in Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Final

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Michelle Gibson and Barland I.M. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 1, 2020–American Olympic bronze medalist Michelle Gibson rode Barland I.M. to a start in the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix final with a win in the qualifier at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Sunday.

Michelle of Greenwood Village, Colorado and the 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood stallion were awarded 66.618% in the Int. II qualifier for the final of eight to 10-year-old horses to be staged the last week of March wrapping up the Global winter circuit.

Michelle rode Peron in the 1996 Atlanta Games for a team bronze medal.

Jodie Kelly-Baxley on Grayton Beach won the Summit Farm Prix St. Georges Future Challenge on a score of 73.162%.

Results:

Intermediate II Future Challenge

            Judges:     Axel Steiner   Liselotte Fore        
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E   C        
1.   66.618   USA Michelle Gibson Barland I.M.     65.000   68.235        
2.   66.102   USA Nancy Smith Damon’s Design HW     66.176   66.029    

Prix St. Georges Future Challenge

                               
            Judges:     Axel Steiner   Liselotte Fore        
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E   C        
1.   73.162   USA Jodie Kelly-Baxley Grayton Beach     73.676   72.647        
2.   70.148   AUS Kelly Layne Rockpool     68.824   71.471        
3.   68.235   CAN Justin Ridgewell Jolene     67.794   68.676        
4.   66.030   CAN Gloria Schriever Hilton OC     67.353   64.706        
5.   65.588   CAN Jacqueline Brooks Te Amo Q O S     65.441   65.735