USA Holds Slight Lead over Canada Midway in Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDIO3* Nations Cup. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 11, 2020–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper led the United States to a slender lead over Canada midway through the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDIO3* Nations Cup Wednesday with the inaugural event in the 2020 trans-Atlantic series to be decided Thursday.

Canada’s four Grand Prix riders–three scores count in the team competition–were all ahead of their American competitors with only Steffen and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding able to score enough to give the home team the lead–which he did with a score of 75.870%.

The score was the highest individual result with five teams and two individuals competing.

The result put the U.S. on top with a total of the three best scores of 217.131, barely ahead of Canada on 217.109.

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In competing in the Nations Cup. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In, on the 2018 World Games and 2015 Pan American Games teams, posted the highest score of 72.435% for the nation. Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien got the team off to a strong start with a personal best result of 70.500% and one of only four scores above 70%.

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard on Blue Hors Zatchmo, in her first season in Florida, posted a personal best 72.739% to put Denmark into third place on 212.707%.

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard of Denmark on Blue Hors Zatchmo, second highest individual result in the the Wellington CDIO3* Nations Cup first phase. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Japan’s three member team was in fourth on 201.413 and Israel fifth on 197.626. Both teams are competing in their first Nations Cup events in the series that began in 2013 and it was also the first international dressage team event for Israel.

The complicated scoring adds 1.5% bonus to Grand Prix combinations in the event that includes Small Tour to match Pan American Games format.

The Canadian, Japanese and U.S. teams were all Big Tour.

Team results:

  Athlete   Horse   Level GP/PSG GPS/Int I TOTAL RANK          
USA Adrienne Lyle   Harmony’s Duval   GP 68,978   217,131 1          
USA Steffen Peters   Suppenkasper   GP 75,870                
USA Katherine Bateson Chandler   Alcazar   GP 67,565                
USA Anna Marek   Dee Clair   GP 67,783                
                             
JPN Masanao Takahashi   Eaton Unitechno   GP 65,630   201,413 4          
JPN Kiichi Harada   Egistar   GP 65,761                
JPN Akane Kuroki   Zuidenwind   GP 65,522                
JPN                            
                             
ISR Micah Deligdish   Destiny   GP 63,022   197,626 5          
ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh   Whitman   GP 65,957                
ISR Eyal Zlatin   Fred The Red   PSG 65,647                
ISR                            
                             
DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen   Her Highness O   GP 66,174   212,707 3          
DEN Agnete Kirk Thinggaard   Blue Hors Zatchmo   GP 72,739                
DEN Rikke Poulsen   Furstentanz   PSG 66,706                
DEN Carina Nevermann Torup   Quinto   PSG 70,794                
                             
CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu   All In   GP 72,435   217.109 2          
CAN Naima Moreira Laliberte   Statesman   GP 69,283                
CAN Megan Lane   Zodiac MW   GP 69,674                
CAN Lindsay Kellock   Sebastien   GP 70,500                

Individual results:

            Judges     Kurt Christensen Elke Ebert Christof Umbach Jane Weatherwax Thomas Lang    
Place   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse     E H C M B    
1.   75.870   USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper     75.326 76.413 76.196 75.000 76.413    
2.   72.739   DEN Agnete Kirk Thinggaard Blue Hors Zatchmo     72.717 70.870 74.565 73.152 72.391    
3.   72.435   CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In     73.478 71.848 72.500 72.174 72.174    
4.   70.500   CAN Lindsay Kellock Sebastien     70.543 69.565 71.413 72.826 68.152    
5.   69.674   CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW     69.783 69.457 70.435 69.674 69.022    
6.   69.283   CAN Naima Moreira Laliberte Statesman     68.152 68.261 71.196 69.239 69.565    
7.   68.978   USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval     66.196 69.891 68.261 70.000 70.543    
8.   68.717   DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn     69.891 68.587 67.717 68.478 68.913    
9.   67.783   USA Anna Marek Dee Clair     67.717 68.370 68.370 67.935 66.522    
10.   67.565   USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar     68.478 68.261 66.848 67.826 66.413    
11.   66.174   DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O     66.087 63.370 68.370 65.761 67.283    
12.   65.957   ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh Whitman     67.826 63.370 67.174 64.891 66.522    
13.   65.761   JPN Kiichi Harada Egistar     64.239 67.826 67.283 65.652 63.804    
14.   65.630   JPN Masanao Takahashi Eaton Unitechno     65.217 64.783 68.696 63.913 65.543    
15.   65.522   JPN Akane Kuroki Zuidenwind 1187     66.087 65.435 66.739 64.130 65.217    
16.   65.000   ESP Carlos Salguero Ocaña Vangens Star-Light     63.913 65.326 65.870 64.783 65.109    
17.   63.022   ISR Micah Deligdish Destiny     61.739 65.761 63.370 63.152 61.087