Carly Taylor-Smith & Rosalut Win Thermal CDI3* Grand Prix on Personal Best Score for 1st Big Tour Victory

1 month ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Carly Taylor-Smith & Rosalut Win Thermal CDI3* Grand Prix on Personal Best Score for 1st Big Tour Victory
Carly Taylor-Smith riding Rosalut. File photo. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

THERMAL, California, Oct. 22, 2021–Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF won the Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Friday on a personal best score for the pair’s first Big Tour victory.

Carly of Somis, California and the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 71.391% for the win. The previous best Grand Prix result was 68.413% posted in the pair’s debut Big Tour a year ago. The duo captured the U.S. Five-Year-Old Championship 2015.

Günter Seidel of Cardiff, California and Equirelle, a 12-year-old KWPN mare, placed second on 70.913%, also a personal best to beat their previous high of 70.413% set in April.

Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Indeed was third on 68.587%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: Michael Osinski Evi Eisenhardt Irina Maknami Katrina Wüst Stephen Clarke
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.391 USA Carly Taylor-Smith Rosalut NHF 72.174 69.239 69.348 71.739 74.457
2. 70.913 USA Günter Seidel Equirelle 72.391 70.761 70.109 70.652 70.652
3. 68.587 USA Jan Ebeling Indeed 68.478 68.696 67.5 68.696 69.565
4. 66.370 USA Matthew Cunningham Ribery 27 66.848 65 65.978 66.196 67.826
5. 64.370 USA Shannon Peters Disco Inferno 65.217 64.783 63.37 62.065 66.413
6. 61.435 USA Tina Caldwell Lagerfeld K 60.978 62.826 60.543 62.5 60.326