Alice Tarjan & American-bred Serenade MF Win Devon World Cup Grand Prix to Launch Competition in North America for Omaha Final

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Alice Tarjan and Serenade MF. File photo. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30, 2022–Alice Tarjan and the American-bred Serenade MF won the World Cup Grand Prix Friday night to kick off competition in North America for the championship in Omaha in six months.

Alice and the nine-year-old Hanoverian mare scored 71.804% for the victory, a month after the pair won the United States Grand Prix Championship. Alice of Oldwick, New Jersey and Serenda that was bred by Maryanna Hayman, of Marydell Farm in Columbus, North Carolina, following a European tour where they were named reserve for the American team at the world championships. The national title was a repeat performance from 2021 for Alice, of Oldwick, New Jersey.

This is the first of 10 qualifiers in the North America league comprising Canada, Mexico and the United States that will qualify three riders for the Final of the only international championships. It will be held in Omaha next April, after the Midwestern city staged it for the first time in 2017.

Megan Lane and the 19-year-old Zodiac MW placed second on 67.100%. The pair competed for Canada at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon.

Michael Bragdell rode Qredit Hilltop, a 14-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland where Michael is the farm’s rider, was third on 66.391%.

The Freestyle to earn points for World Cup qualification will be staged Saturday night.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix 

Magnus Ringmark Maria Colliander Ulrike Nivelle Kristi Wysocki Clive Halsall
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 71.804 USA Alice Tarjan Serenade MF 74.022 69.130 70.978 73.261 71.630 70.742 (1)
2. 67.000 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 68.696 67.500 66.304 64.348 68.152 69.137 (3)
3. 66.391 USA Michael Bragdell Qredit Hilltop 67.174 65.000 66.522 66.739 66.522 69.553 (2)
4. 65.609 USA Shannon Stevens Ferrari 64.565 65.978 66.304 64.783 66.413 66.596 (4)
5. 64.913 USA Abraham Pugh Elfenperfekt 62.283 65.978 65.217 65.978 65.109 65.140 (6)
6. 64.826 CAN Vanessa Creech-Terauds Fleur de Lis L 66.739 65.761 63.804 64.891 62.935 65.704 (5)
7. 64.022 USA Kymberly Pullen Hot Date 63.804 63.043 64.348 64.130 64.783 61.873 (8)
8. 61.783 USA Silva Martin Belrano Gold 60.761 61.522 61.630 61.630 63.370 63.410 (7)
9. 49.652 USA Stephanie Lowery Devan 46.304 51.304 47.065 52.609 50.978 53.826 (9)

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: Sarah Geikie Christof Umbach Lee Tubman Ulrike Nivelle Magnus Ringmark
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 64.435 ARG Micaela Mabragaña Diamond Rosso 61.522 65.326 64.348 64.891 66.087 66.155 (1)
2. 56.935 CAN Ashley Rand Heimdals Champ 56.913 55.935 55.174 57.891 58.761 61.945 (2)
SCR CAN Diane Creech Dublin L