Canada’s Pia Fortmuller & Frieda Winner of Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix, USA’s Marcus Orlob & Spirit of Joy Capture St. Georges Qualifier

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Pia Fortmuller riding Frieda to qualify for the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Final at the Global Dressage Festival. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 14, 2021–Canada’s Pia Fortmuller rode Frieda to qualify for the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Final Sunday, a month after capturing the final of the 2020 Developing Prix St. Georges that had been delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pia and the 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Fuerstenball OLD x Roulettoa) were awarded 72.353% for the victory that qualifies the pair for the $15,000 final at the end of the Global Dressage Festival winter-long circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. She has owned Frieda since the horse was found by her partner, Lars Busch, at the Verden, Germany young horse auction at two years of age.

Marcus Orlob of Annandale, New Jersey and Spirit of Joy won the Prix St. Georges Future Challenge on a score of 72.646% to earn a start in the $10,000 final also at the end of the 12-week circuit.

Marcus rode the Westfalen gelding to the U.S. six-year-old championship last August for the German born rider’s first American title.

Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Servus Ymas was second on 69.926% to also qualify for the final.

Marcus Orlob on Spirit of Joy and Pablo Gomez Molina on Servus Ymas that qualified for the Global Dressage Festival circuit ending final of developing Prix St. Georges. © 2021 SusanJStickle.com

Results:
Intermediate II Lövsta Future Challenge

Judges: Sara Schmitt Cesar Torrente
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse                      E                          C
1. 72.352 CAN Pia Fortmuller Frieda 72.647 72.058
2. 71.249 USA Jennifer Hoffmann Rondoro Noblesse 72.205 70.294
3. 70.441 CRO Karen Pavicic Totem 73.382 67.5
4. 67.500 USA Christopher Hickey Stenagers Wyatt Earp 67.5 67.5
5. 67.058 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 67.794 66.323

 

Prix St. Georges Future Challenge

Sara Schmitt Cesar Torrente
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse                      E                         C
1. 72.646 USA Marcus Orlob Spirit of Joy 72.058 73.235
2. 69.926 ESP Pablo Gomez Molina Servus Ymas 68.088 71.764
3. 69.852 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu Harmonium 69.852 69.852
4. 68.014 USA Karen Lipp Infinity 69.852 66.176
5. 67.867 GER Michael Klimke Harmony’s Astro 69.264 66.47
6. 67.499 COL Raul Corchuelo Maverick 66.176 68.823