Wellington, Fla. – March 28, 2018 – Immediately after the U25 Nations Cup awards ceremony, the senior riders kicked off the CDIO3* competition starting with the small tour division consisting of the FEI Prix St. Georges test and ending with the FEI Grand Prix test for the big tour. Four nations battled it out to start the team competition out strong with Team USA ending the night in the lead for the team medals.
The senior teams are made up of three to four riders, with the top three scores counting for the total. The teams are made up of either all small tour riders, all big tour riders or a mix of both. Riders who ride in the big tour are given a bonus 1.5 percent added to their score.
Team USA earned a total score of 226.891 to put them in first place after the first day of competition. Ashley Holzer aboard Havanna 145 kicked off the competition for Team USA. Holzer and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare (Hochadel – Riviera, Rodgau) owned by Diane Fellows, earned a score of 69.043 percent totaling 70.544 with the 1.5 percent bonus. Team USA’s second rider was Olivia LaGoy-Weltz riding Lonoir, her 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (De Noir – Lorani, Loran) to a score of 72.804 percent for a final score of 74.304. Third in the ring for the United States was Sabine Schut-Kery aboard Alice Womble’s 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion (San Remo – Rivera, Ramiro’s Son II), Sanceo. Schut-Kery and the stallion earned a score of 73.109 percent for a total of 74.609. Adrienne Lyle served as the United State’s anchor, aboard Salvino. Lyle and Betsy Juliano’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit – Dynastie, Donnerhall) earned a score of 76.478 percent for a final score of 77.978.
Second place on after the first day of competition went to the Canadian team with a total score of 212.738. Canada’s team featured four big tour riders, allowing them a drop score as well as a 1.5 percent bonus for all of their rides. First in the ring for Canada was Jill Irving aboard Degas 12, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding (De Niro – Rosana M, Regazonni) owned by Irving. The pair earned a score of 69.043 percent, which totalled to 70.543 with the bonus. Canada’s second rider was Diane Creech with Chrevis Christo, a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Lavallo – Chrevi’s La Vi, Natador) owned by Louise Leatherdale and Leatherdale Farms. Creech and the gelding earned a score of 68.565 percent, which became 70.065 with the bonus. Next in for Canada was Megan Lane aboard her 17-year-old KWPN mare (Contango – P.Riviera, Riverman) Caravella. Lane and the mare earned a score of 69.391 percent which came to a total of 70.891. Brittany Fraser, Canada’s anchor rider earned a score of 69.804 percent aboard All In, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding (Tango – Leontine, Damiro). Fraser’s total score came to 71.304 with the added bonus.
Finishing in third place for day one was Team Australia with a total score of 200.293. Australia’s first rider, Kelly Layne, competed in the small tour FEI Prix St. Georges aboard Furst Amante, a 12-year-old Rhinelander gelding (Furst Piccolo – High Society, Hitchock) owned by Layne. The pair earned a score of 69.353 percent. The second rider in for Team Australia was Nicholas Fyffe with Louise Cote’s Hitchcock, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (His Highness – Diana, Don Primero). Fyffe and the chestnut gelding also competed in the Prix St. Georges and earned a score of 66.353 percent. The final rider for Australia was Kim Gentry aboard Leonardo, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Landtinus – Rambala, Rambo) owned by Gentry. As the lone big tour rider for Australia, Gentry earned a score of 63.087 percent. With the 1.5 percent bonus, Gentry was awarded a score of 64.587 to put towards Australia’s total.
The senior team competition will continue tomorrow with the FEI Intermediate I and FEI Grand Prix Special. The total scores from each day will be added together to determine the final team standings after the second day of competition.
CDIO 3* Team Results After Day One
Adrienne Lyle / Salvino / (76.478 + 1.5%) 77.978
Sabine Schut-Kery / Sanceo / (73.109 + 1.5%) 74.609
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz / Lonoir / (72.804 + 1.5%) 74.304
Ashley Holzer / Havanna 145 / (69.044 + 1.5%) 70.544
Total Score: 226.891
Brittany Fraser / All In / (69.804 + 1.5%) 71.304
Megan Lane / Caravella / (69.391 + 1.5%) 70.891
Jill Irving / Degas 12 / (69.043 + 1.5%) 70.543
Diane Creech / Chrevis Christo / (68.565 + 1.5%) 70.065
Total Score: 212.738
Kim Gentry / Leonardo / (63.087 + 1.5%) 64.587
Kelly Layne / Furst Amante / 69.353
Nicholas Fyffe / Hitchcock / 66.353
Total Score: 200.293
Pablo Gomez Molina / Furst Fiorano Ymas / 69.912
Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt / Rhianna Ymas / 65.353
Marta Renilla / Rhustler / 60.647
Total Score: 195.912
Marco Bernal / Germany / 66.059
Raul Corchuelo / Senorita 43 / 65.794
CDIO 3* Grand Prix Results
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Salvino / 76.478
2. Sabine Schut-Kery / USA / Sanceo / 73.109
3. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz / USA / Lonoir / 72.804
4. Brittany Fraser / CAN / All In / 69.804
5. Megan Lane / CAN / Caravella / 69.391
6. Ashley Holzer / USA / Havanna 145 / 69.044
7. Jill Irving / CAN / Degas 12 / 69.043
8. Diane Creech / CAN / Chrevis Christo / 68.565
9.Kim Gentry / AUS / Leonardo / 63.087
CDIO 3* Prix St. Georges Results
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Pablo Gomez Molina / ESP / Furst Fiorano Ymas / 69.912
2. Kelly Layne / AUS / Furst Amante / 69.353
3. Nicholas Fyffe / AUS / Hitchcock / 66.353
4. Marco Bernal / COL / Germany / 66.059
5. Raul Corchuelo / COL / Senorita 43 / 65.794
6. Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt / ESP / Rhianna Ymas / 65.353
7. Marta Renilla / ESP / Rhustler / 60.647