Sarah Tubman & First Apple Post Personal Best Score to Win Ocala CDI3* Grand Prix

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OCALA, Florida, Sept. 15, 2022–Sarah Tubman and First Apple posted a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday in the first competition since returning from the first European circuit for the partnership.

Sarah and the 12-year-old KWPN stallion scored 71.087% for the victory. The 2019 Pan American Games independent gold medal duo competed in three events in Austria and Germany including at the premier World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany over summer.

This was the first CDI Grand Prix victory and the second at Big Tour for Sarah and First Apple having won a Grand Prix Special at Wellington in February 2020. The pair, based in Wellington, will compete in the Freestyle Friday night.

Lehua Custer, also of Wellington, and F.J. Ramzes, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, were awarded 69,022% for runner-up.

Kerrigan Gluch of Ocala and the 11-year-old PRE gelding Mejorano HGF were third on 67.000%.

Anna Marek of Dunnellon, Florida on Fire Fly, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, won the Grand Prix for the Special on a score of 68.739%.

Jessica Howington of Ocala and Cavalia, 15-year-old KWPN mare, placed second on 67.630%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judge, Marian E. Cunningham Debbie Rodriguez Maria Colliander Natacha Waddell Sandra Hotz
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.087 USA Sarah Tubman First Apple 71.413 71.739 69.239 70.543 72.500
2. 69.022 USA Lehua Custer F.J. Ramzes 67.065 71.413 68.152 68.370 70.109
3. 67.000 USA Kerrigan Gluch Mejorano HGF 66.957 68.587 66.957 64.674 67.826
4. 62.891 NED Ivo Jührend Cover Girl 63.370 64.565 60.000 64.130 62.391
5. 61.000 USA Stacy Parvey-Larsson Benidetto 60.761 62.391 59.891 60.000 61.957

CDI3* for Grand Prix Special

Judges: Marian E. Cunningham Debbie Rodriguez Maria Colliander Natacha Waddell Sandra Hotz
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 68.739 USA Anna Marek Fire Fly 70.543 68.804 66.522 69.891 67.935
2. 67.630 USA Jessica Howington Cavalia 68.152 67.717 66.304 68.152 67.826
3. 65.217 USA Allison Gerlt Sir Lommel 68.043 65.326 63.370 64.239 65.109
4. 64.761 USA Melissa Taylor Dixie WRF 65.543 65.870 62.174 65.109 65.109
5. 64.435 VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis 64.022 65.543 62.717 66.630 63.261
6. 63.935 VEN Patricia Ferrando Honnaisseur SJ 63.696 65.870 62.065 64.130 63.913
7. 58.304 ISR Micah Deligdish Santos 57.717 59.130 57.609 59.348 57.717