USA’s Alice Tarjan & Donatella Capture Lövsta Developing Grand Prix Final, Canada’s Pia Fortmulle & Frieda Take Summit Farm St. Georges Title

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Pia Fortmuller of Canada on Frieda in the Summit Farm Developing Prix St. Georges final that was postponed from 2021. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 17, 2021–USA’s Alice Tarjan on Donatella M won the inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix Final at the Global Dressage Festival Sunday while Canada’s Pia Fortmuller on Frieda captured the Summit Farms developing Prix St. Georges title.

Both horses are 10-year-old mares and share the same sire, Fuerstenball OLD, and won the finals of the two divisions from a series of qualifiers during the 2020 Global winter circuit. Like most sporting events in the world, the Global circuit wrapped up before the finals could be held last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The finals with $15,000 prize money for the Grand Prix of horses aged eight to 10 and $10,000 for St. Georges for horses aged seven to nine were both staged in the centerpiece international arena before panels of five international judges.

Alice Tarjan riding Donatella M on the final centerline to clinch the 2020 Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix Final. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Susan Dutta of Wellington, Florida on Don Design DC placed second on 72.394% in the Grand Prix with Germany’s Michael Klimke on Harmony’s Diabolo third on 70.815%.

In the St. Georges, Jodie Kelly-Baxley of Destin, Florida on Grayton Beach were second on 72.734% and Australia’s Kelly Layne, based in Wellington, third on Fernando on a score of 71.911%.

Antonia Ax:son Johnson announced that her Lövsta of Sweden would sponsor the series for 2021 and Equestrian Sport Productions said the Prix St. Georges would also continue for a third year.

Results:

Summit Farm Developing Prix St. Georges

Judges: Christof Umbach Janet Lee Foy Debbie Rodriguez Agnieszka Majewska Cesar Torrente
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 74.852 CAN Pia Fortmuller Frieda 75.441 72.794 75.735 75.294 75
2. 72.734 USA Jodie Kelly-Baxley Grayton Beach 73.676 70.735 75 72.058 72.205
3. 71.911 AUS Kelly Layne Fernando 71.911 71.176 70.588 72.794 73.088
4. 70.823 USA Sarah Lockman Balia 70.735 70.588 70.588 70.735 71.47
5. 69.382 CAN Shannon Dueck As You Wish 74.705 68.088 67.647 67.794 68.676
6. 68.529 USA Heather Blitz Limei De Lys 68.529 69.705 68.382 68.235 67.794
7. 67.940 USA Christopher Hickey Stenagers Wyatt Earp 68.97 69.558 68.235 67.058 65.882
8. 65.970 USA Sarah Lockman Dehavilland 63.823 66.47 66.617 66.617 66.323
9. 65.440 DEN Rikke Poulsen Furstentanz 65.147 68.382 63.382 65.735 64.558
10. 65.264 USA Stewart Underhill Deimos 4 65 67.058 63.97 66.617 63.676

Lövsta Developing Grand Prix Final

Judges: Christof Umbach Janet Lee Foy Debbie Rodriguez Agnieszka Majewska Cesar Torrente
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 73.631 USA Alice Tarjan Donatella M 73.552 73.815 74.342 74.078 72.368
2. 72.394 USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC 71.447 73.289 74.21 71.315 71.71
3. 70.815 GER Michael Klimke Harmony’s Diabolo 74.078 70.657 70.131 69.605 69.605
4. 70.104 CAN Pia Fortmuller Kartsevo Goldfinch 69.21 70.789 71.052 68.684 70.789
5. 69.920 USA Jan Ebeling Status Royal OLD 71.578 69.342 70.657 70.131 67.894
6. 59.683 USA Nancy Smith Damon’s Design 60.394 63.289 59.078 60.131 58.026
EL. ESP Pablo Gomez Molina Ulises de Ymas