Lindsay Kellock & Sebastien Win CDI3* Grand Prix Special for Canadian’s Double Victory at Ocala World Equestrian Center

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Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OCALA, Florida, April 18, 2021–Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday for a double victory at the World Equestrian Center in their campaign for a place on Canada’s team for the Olympics in Tokyo in three months. Canada’s top ranked Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In were runner-up.

Lindsay and the 15-year-old Rhinelander gelding scored 72.021% for the victory, two days after capturing the Grand Prix at this inaugural international dressage event at the newly created show grounds.

Brittany and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 71.936% for second place.

Jessica Howington, an adult amateur of Wellington, Florida, rode Cavalia to third on 71.447%.

Chris von Martels on Eclips was fourth on 70.809%, one of several Canadian team prospects seeking a qualifying score required after April 1 to be considered for selection to the Games team. Naïma Moreira Laliberté, who was in an auto accident last week but rode Statesman in the Grand Prix, withdrew from the Special.

“Sebastien again brought his ‘A’ game and tried his heart out for me,” Lindsay said. “I just could not be happier. We had some great passage today and good pirouettes. My overall feeling was that I had more power in this test than I did in the Grand Prix. That showed in the score.”

The Canadians have another opportunity to earn qualifying scores at the CDI4* at Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Caroline later this week. Cancellation of the Ottawa Dressage Festival CDI3* next month leaves only one qualifier in Canada after the U.S. shows this month following the winter-long Global Dressage Festival in Wellington.

Lindsay had high praise for the WEC.

“I think it’s an incredible facility,” she said. “The stabling is so nice, and the air-conditioning is a huge bonus. It’s also just great exposure for our horses to be able to compete in an indoor environment. We don’t have that a lot in North America, so that was great to know that my horse can come into an indoor and perform. I can’t wait to come back here and compete again. To be at WEC for the first time and win the first CDI here is pretty special.”

Two CDI World Cup qualifiers are planned at WEC for fall–Oct. 21-24 and Dec. 9-12.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: E: Maria Colliander H: William Warren C: Agnieszka Majewska M: Mariam Cunningham B: Cesar Lopardo-Grana

Place

1.

Horse

Sebastien

Rider

Lindsay Kellock

E

71.170% (2)

H

72.553% (1)

C

72.128% (1)

M

73.298% (2)

B

70.957% (3)

Total
72.021
2.

All In

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu

73.191% (1) 70.745% (3) 71.596% (3) 73.404% (1) 70.745% (4)
71.936
3.

Cavalia

Jessica Howington

70.957% (3) 71.170% (2) 72.128% (1) 71.596% (3) 71.383% (2)
71.447
4.

Eclips

Chris von Martels

70.319% (4) 70.532% (4) 71.064% (4) 70.106% (5) 72.021% (1)
70.809
5.

Arthur

Jill Irving

68.617% (5) 68.298% (6) 68.936% (5) 71.489% (4) 67.128% (6)
68.894
6.

WGangster Girl

Nora Batchelder

67.128% (6) 69.362% (5) 67.447% (6) 68.298% (6) 67.766% (5)
68.000

Sir Schiwago

Barbara Bertschinger

63.936% (8) 66.383% (7) 66.809% (7) 66.383% (9) 67.021% (7)
66.106

Dinamico

Kevin Kohmann

62.872% (11) 64.574% (9) 64.574% (10) 66.596% (8) 65.319% (9)
64.787

Etanga

Alexandra Dominguez-Thomas

63.191% (10) 63.617% (11) 64.894% (8) 66.809% (7) 65.426% (8)
64.787

Snoopy Sunday

Anna Marek

64.255% (7) 64.362% (10) 64.681% (9) 65.532% (10) 62.979% (11)
64.362

Diamond’s Diva

Carlos Maldonado

63.426% (9) 65.553% (8) 63.106% (11) 63.851% (11) 64.383% (10)
64.064

Disney Tyme

Evi Strasser

58.319% (12) 60.128% (12) 61.723% (12) 59.277% (12) 62.574% (12)
60.404