USA’s Susan Dutta & Figeac DC Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix on Personal Best Score for first International Victory

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Susan Dutta on Figeac DC in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, April 1, 2021–Susan Dutta rode Figeac DC to victory on a personal best score in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday and their first international win.

Susan of Wellington and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding that she has developed since buying Figeac as a three-year-old from Hof Kasselmann of Hagen, Germany scored 70.630%, the first result above 70% since beginning Big Tour in Europe in 2019.

Jessica Howington also of Wellington on Cavalia placed second on 68.522% with Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey on Candescent third on 67.457%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Cesar Torrente Knut Danzberg Stephen Clarke Magnus Ringmark Jane Weatherwax
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 70.630 USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC 72.391 68.152 70.978 71.957 69.674
2. 68.522 USA Jessica Howington Cavalia 69.674 69.022 68.587 68.587 66.739
3. 67.457 USA Alice Tarjan Candescent 68.696 67.609 69.348 66.304 65.326
4. 67.044 USA Jan Ebeling Status Royal OLD 66.739 66.957 68.478 64.457 68.587
5. 66.848 SUI Barbara Bertschinger Sir Schiwago 65.87 66.957 68.587 66.304 66.522
6. 66.456 USA Jennifer Williams Sueño Hit 67.609 64.891 66.63 65.978 67.174
7. 66.000 USA Melissa MacLaren Velix Enrique 65 66.957 66.848 65.217 65.978
8. 65.935 CAN Ariana Chia Fiderflame 64.457 67.283 65.326 63.37 69.239
9. 65.261 USA Michael Pineo Farrington 64.457 66.848 64.239 66.196 64.565
10. 65.239 SWE Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Devanto 65 66.957 65.326 65.109 63.804
11. 63.891 COL Maria Alejandra Aponte Gonzalez Duke De Niro 64.457 63.804 63.587 63.261 64.348
12. 63.587 CAN Krystalann Shingler Fidelio 63.913 64.457 63.261 64.239 62.065
13. 62.652 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme 60.87 64.13 63.804 62.174 62.283
14. 60.478 KOR Dongseon Kim Diamond Royale 59.565 62.5 60.978 59.783 59.565
15. 58.631 MEX Carlos Maldonado Lara Diamond’s Diva 57.283 59.457 60.109 59.022 57.283