Alice Tarjan Debuts Serenade for Victory in Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix, Rider’s 3rd International Big Tour Horse from Youngsters

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Alice Tarjan celebrating victory in international debut of Serenade MF at Global Dressage Festival. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar 3, 2022–Alice Tarjan made a winning international debut on Serenade MF in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix for the third Big Tour horse the rider has developed from youngsters.

Alice of Oldwick, New Jersey, and Serenade, a nine-year-old American-bred Hanoverian mare, were awarded 71.261% for the victory in the Grand Prix for the Special.

Benjamin Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Indeed placed second on 69.870%.

His father, Jan, on Bellena, won the CDI4* Grand Prix for the Freestyle on a score of  71.739%.

Spain’s Juan Matute Guimón on Quantico placed second on 69.848%.

Serenade MF that Alice has owned since she was a foal was making her CDI debut.

“I bought her–black with white socks–and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s pretty. If I don’t like her, I can sell.’ It turns out the horse moves really well and was super easy to train, so I kept it,” said Alice, who won the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship in 2021 with the mare.

“But she’s little and downhill. She’s very pretty and super sweet and easy, just not the most impressive thing. However, when you put her together and clock around, that horse lights up.

“I’m thrilled with the win, but everything’s a work in progress. She’s a good girl, and she did her job.”

Jan Ebeling and Bellena in Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2022 SusanJStickle.com

Jan Ebeling, a 2012 Olympian for the U.S., said after the ride on Ann Romney-owned Bellena: “I’m stoked She’s a super talented horse. Probably the most talented I’ve ever had in my whole career. She’s still green, so she does stuff that green horses do, but what a horse.”

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Katrina Wüst Kari McClain Cesar Torrente Michael Osinski Elisabeth Max-Theurer
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.261 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 69.457 72.609 72.609 72.065 69.565
2. 69.870 USA Benjamin Ebeling Indeed 72.283 69.674 69.783 70.217 67.391
3. 69.587 CAN Naïma Moreira Laliberté Statesman 67.283 70.87 69.565 69.674 70.543
4. 69.522 USA Sarah Tubman First Apple 69.565 69.13 70.761 69.674 68.478
5. 69.261 GER Michael Klimke Harmony’s Sanrino RHP 69.13 69.565 68.37 70.87 68.37
6. 68.630 USA Katie Duerrhammer Paxton 65.435 69.239 71.087 70.652 66.739
7. 68.500 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Havalon 69.348 70 71.087 65.761 66.304
8. 67.348 JPN Kiichi Harada Sir Galanto 68.261 65.652 67.283 67.609 67.935
9. 67.326 USA Aaron Janicki Heron 67.609 68.804 67.935 67.065 65.217
10. 66.261 USA Mikala Münter Skyfall 65.761 67.717 67.609 65.543 64.674
10. 66.261 USA Bridget Hay Faolan 65.652 68.261 65.652 66.522 65.217
12. 64.848 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Haute Couture 65.217 64.565 64.022 67.5 62.935
13. 63.978 CRC Gloriana Herrera Vampiro De Pereto 64.13 65.652 63.696 63.261 63.152
14. 62.630 CHI Virginia Yarur Ronaldo 61.848 63.478 64.565 63.696 59.565

 

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Kari McClain Cesar Torrente Elisabeth Max-Theurer Katrina Wüst Christof Umbach
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.739 USA Jan Ebeling Bellena 72.609 72.826 69.565 71.522 72.174
2. 69.848 ESP Juan Matute Guimón Quantico 70.217 69.891 68.37 71.196 69.565
3. 69.087 CAN Ariana Chia Fiderflame 69.565 71.63 67.826 67.935 68.478
4. 68.565 GER Christoph Koschel Dünensee 69.239 70.326 65.217 69.348 68.696
5. 67.935 GBR Lisa Marriott Valucio DH Z 66.196 68.478 67.5 68.913 68.587
6. 67.870 ESP Pablo Gómez Molina Ulises de Ymas 68.37 68.696 65.978 68.913 67.391
7. 64.239 USA Jessica Jo Tate Derby 65.109 65.978 63.478 63.913 62.717
8. 63.913 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme 63.696 64.022 64.239 63.37 64.239
9. 60.913 ESP Paula Matute Guimón Delagronge 59.891 63.261 61.196 60.217 60
10. 58.761 GEO Joanne Vaughan Al Martino 10 62.065 59.565 56.957 58.913 56.304
RT. USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC