Bianca Tota & Cadento V Win Wellington’s Global Dressage Fall Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle for 2nd Straight Victory on Personal Best Score

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Bianca Tota on Cadento V capturing the Global Fall Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Nov. 14, 2020–Bianca Tota and Cadento V won the Global Fall Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday for the second straight victory and another personal best score.

Bianca and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 73.190% for the win a day after capturing the Grand Prix on a personal best for their first ever Big Tour victory.

This was the duo’s fifth Grand Prix performance to the music of “How to Train Your Dragon” since starting Big Tour in March, 2018.

Bianca of neighboring Loxahatchee found Cadento (Charmonix V x Lobster) in Denmark as an eight-year-old.

Australia’s Kelly Layne on Samhitas was runner-up on 72.090%, repeating the placing of the Wellington-based pair in the Grand Prix.

Anna Marek and Snoopy Sunday. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Anna Marek of Williston, Florida on Snoopy Sunday was third on 70.940%. Anna and the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding were making their Big Tour debut after competing at Small Tour at last winter’s Global Dressage Festival in Wellington.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

                Kari McClain Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Michael Osinski Gabriel Armando Christof Umbach  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   73.190   USA Bianca Tota Cadento V   70.250 74.150 73.00 74.450 74.100  
2.   72.090   AUS Kelly Layne Samhitas   70.250 73.450 71.150 72.025 73.575  
3.   70.940   USA Anna Marek Snoopy Sunday   70.300 71.600 72.575 71.000 69.225  
4.   68.880   CAN Krystalann Shingler Fidelio   68.450 69.7250 67.975 67.800 70.450  
5.   67.785   USA Jacqueline MacDonald Malcarat   68.725 69.075 68.850 66.225 66.050  
6.   66.110   USA Pamela Aide Bon De Niro P   66.850 66.600 66.125 66.150 64.825  
RT.       USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC