Kasey Perry-Glass and Chase Hickok Claim CDI5* and CDI3* Grand Prix Specials in AGDF Week 5

© Ilana Cramer: Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards DubletKasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet

Wellington, Fla. — Feb. 10, 2017 — On Friday during the fifth week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, U.S. Olympic bronze medalists Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Diane Perry, won the CDI5* Grand Prix Special with a 73.569 percent.

“I had a little bit of a rough start with my Grand Prix, so to come back and to ride an almost clean test was good. I’m holding onto this winning cooler very tightly because I’ve wanted one so badly!” Perry-Glass joked.

© Emma Miller: Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards DubletKasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet

We definitely improved the extended trot,” said Perry-Glass of her Grand Prix test. “We did not break this time, and I felt like I was able to call up a little more power from him today. We had a few connection issues in the half-pass, but that’s just something that we are always working on with him. He has really good piaffe and passage, and I felt like he was pretty honest with that today.”

Second place was awarded to Olympic reserves Shelly Francis of the United States and Doktor, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Patricia Stempel, with a score of 73.255 percent.

© Emma Miller: Shelly Francis and DoktorShelly Francis and Doktor

“I made a point with the cooler weather to ask for a little bit more and for him to be a little perkier because yesterday he was a little blah,” Francis said. “He felt a lot better today. We had a few little moments like with the one [tempis] where we could have covered a little more ground, but it was nice and steady so I just left it alone.”

Lisa Wilcox of the United States and Galant, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Jacqueline Shear, rounded out the top three with a 72.196 percent.

“What I’m going for right now are just mistake free tests,” Wilcox said “There are so many more years on that horse that I don’t want to push too much right now and end up with mistakes that intimidate him. I want him to go in, really enjoy that arena, feel confident, feel successful, and then I think toward the end of the season I can start to power him up in there. I think just that gear alone is pretty nice to ride. I see a lot of fun in the future.”

© Annan Hepner : Lisa Wilcox and Galant Lisa Wilcox and Galant 

Earlier in the week, the CDI3* Grand Prix Special was won by Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF, an 18-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Hyperion Farm Inc., with a score of 71.667 percent.

“This is our first year jumping up into the Open Grand Prix,” Hickok explained. “We were trying to make sure that he stayed really calm and relaxed, and then today we kind of added a little more jazz and a little more excitement, and I think the score really reflected that.”

The pair had a successful outing at Dressage at Devon and they claimed both the Open Grand Prix and Open Grand Prix Freestyle Championships at the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky, in November.

© Alexandra Lynch: Chase Hickok and Sagacious HFChase Hickok and Sagacious HF

“Every time he comes out, he gets better and better, and I’m stepping up to the plate a little bit,” Hickok said. “It’s wonderful to have a horse like that, one that can show you the ropes through the U25 and now the Open Grand Prix. He’s just the best competitor you could hope for.”

Second place was awarded to Canadian rider Megan Lane and San D’Or, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Jill Irving, with a 70.647 percent. Placing third was Great Britain’s Susan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Harmony Sporthorses, with 70.608 percent.

CDI5* Grand Prix Special Results
Rider/Country/Horse/Total Score
1. Kasey Perry-Glass/USA/Goerklintgaards Dublet/73.569
2. Shelly Francis/USA/Doktor/73.255
3. Lisa Wilcox/USA/Galant/72.196
4. Arlene Page/USA/Woodstock/69.196
5. Katie Poag/USA/Zonnekoning/68.380
6. Maria Florencia Manfredi/ARG/Bandurria Kacero/66.667
7. Katherine Bateson Chandler/USA/Alcazar/65.725

CDI3* Grand Prix Special Results
Rider/Country/Horse/Total Score
1. Chase Hickok/USA/Sagacious HF/71.667
2. Megan Lane/CAN/ San Dor/70.647
3. Suzan Pape/GBR/Harmony’s Don Noblesse/70.608
4. Leah Wilson-Wilkins/CAN/Fabian J.S./70.059
5. Juan Matute Guimon/ESP/Quantico Ymas/67.196
6. Devon Kane/USA/Sir Galanto/64.941
7. Karen Lipp/USA/Whitney/64.549
8. Christopher Hickey/USA/Ronaldo/64.471
9. Jill Irving/CAN/Arthur/64.216
10. Dawn White-O’Connor/USA/Aristo/63.549
11. Holger Bechtloff/USA/Clapton JP/63.078
12. Michael Klimke/GER/Royal Dancer 33/62.725

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