Ashley Holzer & Havanna Win Ocala World Cup Grand Prix, Jessica Howington & Cavalia Take CDI3* Grand Prix

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Ashley Holzer and Havanna in Ocala’s World Equestrian Center World Cup. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OCALA, Florida, Oct. 22, 2021–Ashley Holzer competed Havanna at Big Tour for the first time in more than two years to win the World Equestrian Center World Cup Grand Prix Friday night.

Ashley, who has been focused for the past two years on coaching riders who made up the entire Canadian squad of three team and one reserve combination at the Tokyo Olympics, scored 71.132% for the win.

The four-time Olympian for Canada before switching five years ago to ride for the United States is based in Wellington, Florida. As with many riders, she described the facility here as “incredible” and “top-notch,” though had one gripe as she joked dressage riders usually do–the main outdoor arena in front of the five-star hotel would make for a “magical” Freestyle performance stage under lights, though she understands holding this World Cup indoors which is the format of the world championship.

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Blossco in their first senior CDI Grand Prix, at World Equestrian Center. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Ashley on Hansel was runner-up on 68.382% in the CDI Prix St. Georges behind Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Servus Ymas on 70.000%.

Codi Harrison riding Katholt’s Bossco in their first senior Grand Prix was runner-up on 70.974%.

Codi, 25, and the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion won North American Young Rider Championship team bronze in 2016 and became U.S. Under-25 champion in 2018.

She is an assistant in Florida to Lars Petersen, who competed for Denmark at the Olympics and world championships but now rides for the United States.

Naima Moreira Laliberte and Statesman, reserve combination on the Canadian Olympic team, placed third on 69.289%.

CDI3* Grand Prix

Jessica Howington of Wellington, Florida and Cavalia , a 14-year-old KWPN mare, won the CDI3* Grand Prix on score of 70.609%.

Jessica and Cavalia have been together for two years so, she said, “it’s still a new partnership and we’re still working things out.

Cavalia, she said, felt tired and she had to try and get her pumped up to finish.

“It’s super late for her. I only ride her super early in the morning. She was like, ‘What is going on? It’s night check time!’

“It’s at dinner time again tomorrow, but it’s fun. It’s good to switch things up. It makes me realize, too, that maybe I shouldn’t keep her on such a schedule because these things happen.”

 

Jessica Howington and Cavalia competing at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. © 2021 Ken Baddick/dressage-news.com

Susan Dutta also of Wellington and Don Design DC, 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed second on 70.022%.

Susan Dutta and Don Design DC. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kerrigan Gluch of Ocala and Mejorano HGF were third on 67.283% in the pair’s first Big Tour competition.

Mejorano is a 10-year-old P.R.E. stallion sired by Grandioso, the horse owned by the USA’s Hampton Green Farm that was ridden for Spain by Jose Daniel Martin Dockx at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Kerrigan Gluch and Mejorano HGF. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kerrigan, 25, has twice earned places for American youth teams to compete in Europe.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix

Judges: E: Kristi Wysocki H: Sandra Smith C:Ulrike Nivelle M: Elizabeth McMullen B: Janet Foy
Place Horse ______Rider________E_______H_______C________M_______B________Total      
1.

Havanna 145

Ashley Holzer

70.921% (1) 68.684% (3) 72.500% (1) 70.263% (3) 73.289% (1)
  71.132
2.

Katholt’s Bossco

Codi Harrison

68.816% (2) 71.316% (1) 71.316% (2) 71.974% (1) 71.447% (2)
70.974
3.

Statesman

Naima Moreira Laliberte

66.316% (3) 71.316% (1) 68.816% (4) 71.974% (1) 68.026% (4)
 69.289
4.

Ulises de Ymas

Pablo Gomez Molina

64.474% (8) 68.289% (4) 68.816% (4) 67.368% (5) 68.289% (3)
67.447
5.

Delagronge

Paula Matute

65.789% (5) 67.763% (5) 69.079% (3) 67.237% (6) 66.316% (5)
67.237
6.

Salsa Hit

Mikala Munter

66.316% (3) 65.789% (7) 66.842% (6) 66.842% (8) 65.395% (7)
66.237
7.

Benidetto

Stacy Parvey-Larsson

65.658% (6) 65.395% (8) 66.053% (7) 68.158% (4) 64.079% (9)
65.868
8.

Cover Girl

Ivo Juhrend

65.000% (7) 65.921% (6) 64.211% (8) 66.974% (7) 66.184% (6)
65.658
9.

Ruben

Tyra Vernon

62.237% (9) 64.211% (9) 63.158% (9) 66.316% (9) 62.895% (10)
63.763
10

Whitman

Sahar Hirosh

61.711% (10) 63.684% (10) 61.053% (10) 62.632% (10) 64.474% (8)
62.711

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: E: Ulrike Nivelle H: Kristi Wysocki C: Elizabeth McMullen M: Janet Foy B: Sandra Smith

1.

Cavalia

Jessica Howington

71.196% (1) 70.978% (1) 72.717% (2) 70.109% (1) 68.043% (3)
 Total
70.609
2. Don Design DC

Susan Dutta

69.239% (2) 69.022% (2) 73.152% (1) 67.717% (2) 70.978% (1)
70.022
3

Mejorano HGF

Kerrigan Gluch

65.109% (8) 66.522% (4) 69.130% (3) 65.978% (3) 69.674% (2)
67.283
4.

Erivo

Jill Hardt

67.826% (4) 67.174% (3) 67.174% (5) 65.435% (5) 66.957% (4) 66.913
5.

Hadrian Interagro

Tyra Vernon

65.217% (7) 65.870% (5) 64.891% (8) 65.543% (4) 64.783% (6)
65.261
6.

Skyfall

Mikala Munter

68.370% (3) 62.826% (10) 65.326% (7) 63.696% (7) 65.435% (5)
65.130
7.

Dinamico

Kevin Kohmann

65.326% (5) 64.022% (8) 66.087% (6) 64.891% (6) 64.457% (8)
64.957
8

Fidelio

Krystalann Shingler

64.022% (9) 65.217% (6) 67.391% (4) 62.717% (9) 63.370% (9)
64.543
9.

Etanga

Alexandra Dominguez-Thomas

63.152% (10) 64.239% (7) 63.913% (9) 63.696% (7) 64.783% (6)
63.975
10

Fiti AL

Amina Bursese

65.326% (5) 63.587% (9) 58.152% (10) 61.630% (11) 61.848% (10)
62.109
11

Dixie WRF

Melissa Taylor

58.978% (11) 59.413% (11) 52.239% (11) 62.239% (10) 57.783% (11)
58.130
SCR

Bon De Niro P

Pamela Aide

SCR