Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu & All In Invited to Compete at World Cup Final With 2 USA Pairs
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Mar. 9, 2021
By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In have been invited to compete at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden at the end of this month to give North America three starting places at the global championship.
Brittany and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding (Tango x Damiro) will join the USA’s Olivia La-Goy Weltz on Lonoir and Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Nintendo for three North American representatives in the starting lineup set at 18 combinations in the annual global championship centered on the Grand Prix Freestyle.
“I am so excited !!!,” Brittany texted dressage-news.com. “This is a dream come true.”
The 32-year-old Brittany missed the last World Cup qualifier at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida last week as All In was recovering from allergies. However, the duo’s international ranking earned a berth as an extra starting place.
At the latest competition for Brittany and All In in mid-February, the pair set a new Canadian record score of 79.330% in the Freestyle at Global. The previous record was held by her coach, Ashley Holzer, of 79.200% set on Pop Art at the 2009 World Cup Final in Las Vegas.
Brittany, who owns All In with her husband Marc-Andre Beaulieu and are based in Montreal with their 20-month-old son, competed All In at Small Tour on the Canadian team that won silver at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and in 2018 at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon.
They are Canada’s top ranked combination and are pursuing a place on Canada’s team for the Olympics in Tokyo delayed for a year by the coronavirus to July.
The last time Canada was represented at the World Cup Final was 2013 when Jacqueline Brooks on D Niro and Jaimey Irwin in Lindor’s Finest competed at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg where the 2021 Final is scheduled to be staged.
The complete starting lineup is expected to be announced within days as no more qualifiers are scheduled anywhere in the world–the last in Western Europe at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands that was to be staged later this week was canceled amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus in Europe.
Tim Dutta, whose Dutta Corp. will ship World Cup horses to Europe, said arrangements have been made for the flight from Miami to Amsterdam to be scheduled for Mar. 25. The horses will then travel by road to Gothenburg.