Alice Tarjan & Serenade MF Win Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand to Qualify 2nd Horse for Wellington Final

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Alice Tarjan riding the American-bred Serenade MF in the Lövsta Future Challenge. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar 14, 2021–Alice Tarjan rode the American-bred Serenade MF to victory in the Lövsta Future Challenge Developing Grand Prix Sunday to become the second horse the rider has qualified for the final at the Global Dressage Festival.

Alice of Oldwick, New Jersey and the eight-year-old American Hanoverian mare (Sir Donnerhall x Don Principe) were awarded 74.191% in the Intermediate II to qualify for the final at the end of this year’s winter-long circuit at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Alice qualified Harvest, reserve U.S. Developing Grand Prix champion in 2020, for the final three weeks ago.

Alice won the inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge on Donatella M. The pair qualified last year but the circuit was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic so the final was staged during this year’s opening week of the winter-long Global series.

Karen Lipp on Infinity qualifying for the Global Dressage Festival Prix St. Georges Future Challenge final. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Karen Lipp of Ball Ground, Georgia and Infinity, an eight-year-old KWPN gelding (Dream Boy x Freestyle) scored 69.484% to win the Prix St. Georges Future Challenge to qualify for the final.

Canada’s Lindsay Kellock on Tu Le Merite,  a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Totilas x Sarkozy), was awarded 68.896% for runner-up to also qualify for the final.