Megan Lane and Caravella
Wellington, Fla. – March 1, 2017 – Riders brought together from all over the globe are gearing up for the next CDI competition of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, just past the halfway point of the Wellington season. The jog inspection preceding the Palm Beach Derby CDI-W presented by Everglades Dressage passed all but two horses on Wednesday morning at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
The two horses held, Yvonne de Haan’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Winter and Barbara Bertschinger’s 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding Rubin Cortes OLD, will be re-inspected on Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Barbara Bertschinger and Rubin Cortes OLD
The Palm Beach Derby CDI will change up the show routine slightly from previous weeks. The Grand Prix Freestyle typically held on Friday evening will be held on Saturday evening, while the Grand Prix Special will take place on Friday, March 3, at 3:35 p.m.
The Derby Exhibition class, which began in 2015, offers a unique competing and spectating experience. After each rider in the class rides their own horse in the Prix St. Georges test, they draw random rides on each others horses and ride the test again. The riders receive a short, five-minute period to familiarize themselves with their new mounts before they are sent into the ring. The Derby Prix St. Georges class will begin Friday, March 3 at 1:50 p.m. in the Stadium with three riders; Jaimey Irwin, Kelly Layne and Pablo Gomez Molina.
The FEI Grand Prix competition will begin Thursday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m.
CDI-W Grand Prix Order of Go
1. Leah Wilson-Wilkins/CAN/Fabian J.S.
2. Christoph Koschel/GER/De Value
3. Diane Creech/CAN/Devon L
4. Devon Kane/USA/Sir Galanto
5. Jessica Jo Tate/USA/Faberge
6. Jami Kment/USA/Zania
7. Jennifer Truett/USA/Lafayette HQ
8. Holger Bechtloff/USA/Clapton JP
9. Ellesse Tzinberg/PHI/Triviant 2
10. Jacqueline MacDonald Cuddy/GBR/Malcarat
11. Susanne Hamilton/USA/Lord Locksley
12. Barbara Bertschinger/SUI/Rubin Cortes OLD
13. Liz Steacie/CAN/Callahan
14. Kelly Layne/AUS/Udon P
15. Chase Hickok/USA/Sagacious HF
16. Megan Lane/CAN/San Dor
17. Shelly Francis/USA/Danilo
18. Beatrice Marienau/USA/Stefano 8
19. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz/USA/Lonoir
20. Jan Ebeling/USA/FRH Rassolini
21. Tuny Page/USA/Woodstock
22. Kasey Perry-Glass/USA/Goerklintgaards Dublet
23. Megan Lane/CAN/Caravella
24. Shelly Francis/USA/Doktor
25. Jill Irving/CAN/Degas 12
Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet
Leah Wilson-Wilkins and Fabian J.S.
Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duvall
Shelly Francis and Doktor
Diane Creech and Devon L
Ellesse Tzinberg and Triviant 2
Devon Kane and Sir Galanto
Jennifer Huber and Madame Noir
Tuny Page and Woodstock
Jill Irving and Degas 12
Jan Ebeling and FRH Rassolini