American Team Partnership of Anna Marek & Fire Fly Capture Ocala CDI3* Grand Prix; Anna on Fayvel Takes Frestyle

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Anna Marek and Fire Fly winning the CDI3* Grand Prix at Ocala’s World Equestrian Center just weeks ahead of competing for the United States at the Pan American Games. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

OCALA, Florida, Sept. 16, 2023–With just over a month to go to the Pan American Games, American team partnership of Anna Marek and Fire Fly won the World Equestrian Center CDI3* Grand Prix Friday. Anna on Fayvel also captured the CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle.

Anna of Dunnellon, an Ocala area community, and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding scored 69.652% for a runaway victory.

Anna and Fire Fly make up one of four U.S. combinations selected for the quadrennial Pan Ams in Santiago, Chile. The event offers two nations a start at the 2024 Olympics in Paris next year. The United States has already qualified for the Paris Games.

Ashley Holzer of Wellington, Florida and the 13-year-old Hanoverian mare Valentine that were on the 2022 World Championship team that earned the Paris berth placed second on 63.674%.

Anna the Fayvel, 13-year-old KWPN gelding, won the Freestyle on a score of 71.958%.

Ashley who had won the Grand Prix on Hansel Thursday was runner-up on 71.665%.

Results:
CDI3* Grand Prix for Special

Rank Competitor Score E H C M B
1.
Anna Marek (USA)
Fire Fly
69.652% 71.304 67.935 71.413 70.326 67.283
2.
Ashley Holzer (USA)
Valentine
63.674% 61.957 61.957 66.087 64.022 64.348
3.
Patricia Ferrando (VEN)
Honnaisseur SJ
62.282% 61.304 61.304 64.130 65.543 59.130
4.
Carolin Mallmann (URU)
Grison
58.891% 58.804 58.478 61.087 58.478 57.609
RT
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz (DOM)
Famke PF
retired
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CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Rank Competitor Score E H C M B
1.
Anna Marek (USA)
Fayvel
71.985% 71.000 71.250 71.625 71.125 74.925
2.
Ashley Holzer (USA)
Hansel
71.665% 71.000 73.250 71.250 71.075 71.750
3.
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz (DOM)
Aquamarijn
70.335% 70.750 70.250 69.750 70.750 70.175
4.
Denielle Gallagher (CAN)
Come Back de Massa
70.020% 66.875 70.375 71.125 72.325 69.400
5.
Patricia Ferrando (VEN)
Elvis
68.965% 68.000 70.625 67.250 69.875 69.075
6.
Andrea Woodard (USA)
Ravenna
63.905% 62.625 64.000 62.375 66.100 64.425
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