Ashley Holzer’s Valentine Partnership Post Personal Best Score to Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix

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Ashley Holzer and Valentine at Global Dressage Festival posting personal best Grand Prix score. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 24, 2022–Ashley Holzer rode her Valentine to a personal best score to win the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix for the Special Thursday, the first Big Tour victory for the American partnership.

Ashley, based in Wellington, and the 12-year-old Hanoverian mare scored 73.630%, their previous best being 71.848% posted last month.

The win comes two weeks before Ashley, a four-time Olympian for Canada, competes in the World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany on Havanna. It will be Ashley’s first international championship since switching to ride for the United States five years ago.

Belgium’s Laurence Vanommeslaghe and Havalon placed second on 70.630% with Katie Duerrhammer of Greenwood Village, Colorado and Paxton third on 68.587%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Peter Storr Sandra Hotz Sven-Günter Rothenberger Stephen Clarke Kurt Christensen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 73.630 USA Ashley Holzer Valentine 73.696 73.478 73.043 73.478 74.457
2. 70.630 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Havalon 70.652 68.587 69.457 70.652 73.804
3. 68.587 USA Katie Duerrhammer Paxton 69.130 68.913 68.370 67.500 69.022
4. 67.891 USA Allison Carmichael Figaro 67.609 68.478 66.413 68.804 68.152
5. 66.848 USA Hope Cooper Flynn PCH 69.130 65.761 65.543 66.957 66.848
6. 66.391 USA Chase Shipka Gladstone Zee T 64.783 65.761 66.739 65.870 68.804
7. 66.130 USA Kristina Harrison-Antell Finley 66.304 65.000 66.304 64.348 68.696
8. 65.130 USA Lehua Custer F.J. Ramzes 64.891 64.239 65.326 65.000 66.196
9. 64.370 ISR Micah Deligdish Destiny 62.500 61.957 66.196 65.109 66.087
10. 64.239 CHI Virginia Yarur Ronaldo 63.37 63.478 64.674 65.543 64.130
11. 63.674 USA Patricia Becker Derk 63.696 62.283 64.239 63.261 64.891
12. 63.631 GUA Alexandra Dominguez Thomas Etanga 64.783 62.174 64.022 62.609 64.565
13. 63.435 CRC Gloriana Herrera Vampiro De Pereto 65.761 60.435 62.391 63.696 64.891
14. 61.826 USA Melissa Taylor Dixie WRF 62.283 58.587 63.913 61.848 62.500
15. 58.305 USA Amy Bock Walk The Line 58.261 57.283 62.609 57.174 56.196
16. 53.217 JPN Masahiro Kosaka Eddieni 53.913 49.565 56.304 54.783 51.522