Lehua Custer & F.J. Ramzes Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Lehua Custer rides F.J. Ramzes to victory in Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Dec. 11, 2022–Lehua Custer rode the American-bred F.J. Ramzes to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Special Sunday, the third win for the partnership in the inaugural year at Big Tour.

Lehua, based in Wellington, and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding scored 70.894% for the win two months after a double victory in the CDI4* at Sarasota, Florida.

Ramzes, owned by Wendy Sasser, was bred at Cornell University in upstate New York. Lehua and Ramzes are coached by Allison Brock, on the U.S. bronze medal team at the 2016 Olympics.

Chase Shipka of Wellington and Gladstone Zee T, 11-year-old KWPN gelding, was second on a personal best 69.404% in only the pair’s sixth Big Tour start.

Mary Haskins Gray, also of Wellington, and Don Divone, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, was third on 67.745%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Gabriela Valerianova William Warren Agnieszka Majewska Christof Umbach Heidi Berry
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 70.894 USA Lehua Custer F.J. Ramzes 72.553 69.468 70.213 71.915 70.319
2. 69.404 USA Chase Shipka Gladstone Zee T 70.426 68.936 69.681 69.787 68.191
3. 67.745 USA Mary Haskins Gray Don Divone 69.043 66.383 67.128 68.936 67.234
4. 67.617 USA Benjamin Ebeling Indeed 68.511 65.957 68.085 68.085 67.447
5. 60.894 USA Nancy Smith Eragon VO 60.426 60.319 60.851 61.064 61.809