Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Week 5 Underway with Riders from 14 Nations

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Japan’s Kiichi Harada with Sir Galanto at the Global Dressage Festival. The 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding was bought last summer from Terri and Devon Kane’s Diamante Farm in Wellington. Devon competed Sir Galanto initially at Small Tour in Europe in 2015 moving up to Grand Prix in 2017. Kiichi, who rode for Japan at the 2016 Olympics, is seeking to earn a start on Sir Galanto at the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Juan Matute Guimon with Quantico at the Global Dressage Festival veterinary inspection. Juan who has both Spanish and American citizenship but lives in Spain returned to his family’s home in Wellington to compete in the World Cup qualifier. Juan currently ranks high enough in the Western European standings that a strong finish could get him an invitation to the final in Leipzig, Germany in April. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Sarah Tubman with First Apple at the Global Dressage Festival to compete in the pair’s first CDI in almost a year. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu clearly happy to go into the competition arena for the first time in 2022. The pair competed at the World Equestrian Festival Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany last September following their Tokyo Olympic appearance. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com