USA’s Christian Simonson Riding Son of a Lady in Only 2nd International Event 3rd in Aachen’s Young Rider Freestyle

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USA’s Christian Simonson competing Son of a Lady at Aachen’s World Equestrian Festival Young Rider competition. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 2, 2022–The USA’s Christian Simonson rode Son of a Lady to third place in the Young Rider Freestyle at the World Equestrian Festival Saturday in only the second international competition for the partnership.

Spain’s Sergio Moron Basoco on Farnham was the winner on 79.135% with Sara Aagaard Hyrm on Atterupgaards Cooper second on 76.530%.

Christian based in Wellington, Florida and Son of a Lady, 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 74.930% for third.

He acquired the horse late last year and competed in two national competitions in Florida during the winter circuit.

The pair were selected for the Young Rider tour of Europe for their first international event, at the Young Rider Nations Cup at Hagen, Germany.

At this event, the duo scored 70.706% in the Young Rider individual competition Friday.

Christian who is coached by Adrienne Lyle plans to move up to the Under-25 division next year.

Fellow American Miki Yang, who competed here and at the World Equestrian Games in vaulting eight years ago, rode Donavan in the Young Rider Freestyle to a score of 68.625%.

Donavan, a 15-year-old KWPN gelding, was competed by Miki on the gold medal team at the 2021 North American Youth Championships and claimed individual silver.  She is coached by Steffen Peters who rode Donavan at Small Tour here four years ago.

 

Miki Yang and Donavan competing at Aachen’s World Equestrian Festival Young Rider competition. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

CDIY Young Riders Freestyle

Judges: Carlos Lopes Thomas Keßler Jacques van Daele Hans Voser Katrina Wüst
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 79.135 ESP Sergio Moron Basoco Farnham L 77.350 79.625 79.875 77.325 81.500 78.971 (1)
2. 76.530 DEN Sara Aagaard Hyrm Atterupgaards Cooper 75.125 76.000 77.750 74.975 78.800 75.234 (4)
3. 74.930 USA Christian Simonson Son of A Lady 75.975 74.250 74.125 75.825 74.475 75.305 (3)
4. 74.315 BEL Amber van Den Steen Fame 73.125 76.125 74.000 73.150 75.175 73.107 (7)
5. 73.690 GER Theresa Friesdorf Quotenkönig 2 72.125 72.625 74.000 75.450 74.250 75.364 (2)
6. 72.945 BEL Jette De Jong Heavenly Charming 72.925 74.500 74.625 70.775 71.900 71.556 (10)
7. 72.880 NED Robin Heiden Gasmonkey 71.400 72.375 74.250 75.175 71.200 74.196 (6)
8. 71.000 GBR Anna Dalrymple Vagabond de Massa 71.825 72.375 70.250 69.650 70.900 72.464 (8)
9. 68.625 USA Miki Yang Donavan 71.200 68.000 69.000 67.750 67.175 72.083 (9)
10. 66.480 GER Moritz Treffinger Treffinger’s Superstition OLD 65.400 64.625 65.750 69.075 67.550 69.239 (11)
ELIM. UKR Diana Borovyk Baby Royal
ELIM. GER Anna Derlien Holly Golightly 20