Morgan Barbançon & Habana Libre A. Photograph © SusanJStickle.com.
Week 3 of the Adequan® World Dressage Competition (AGDF) continued this weekend, with a victory for France’s Morgan Barbançon and her personal Habana Libre A within the FEI Grand Prix Particular CDI4*, offered by Palm Seashore Equine Clinic.
Barbançon’s 74.404% efficiency aboard the Dutch Warmblood gelding by Zizi High marked the pair’s highest Grand Prix Particular rating thus far. At 11 years previous, Habana Libre A was the youngest horse within the class. The pair completed greater than three proportion factors away from second-placed Anna-Christina Abbelen (GER), who rode her personal and Silke Abbelen-Mooren’s Sam Donnerhall to 71.234%. Spain’s Pablo Gómez Molina claimed third on the 13-year-old PRE gelding Ulises De Ymas with 69.915%.
“I’m tremendous blissful,” mentioned the 30-year-old Barbançon, who’s competing at AGDF for the primary time. “I’m on cloud 9. Truthfully, I assumed we might get a 72% or perhaps 73%, and I’d have been tremendous pleased with that. At this time, I had such a floaty, fluid trip, and I didn’t push.”
Tarjan Claims Ticket to Lövsta Future Problem Ultimate
The second qualifiers within the Lövsta Future Problem Younger Horse Grand Prix Sequence and the Future Problem Younger Horse Prix St. Georges Sequence despatched two extra combos via to the Grand Ultimate (which takes place in AGDF 11) from every class. These lessons purpose to establish and nurture gifted, up-and-coming younger FEI horses.
Within the Lövsta Future Problem FEI Intermediate II Qualifier, Alice Tarjan rode her personal Summersby II (by Sezuan x Sandro Hit) to 70.833%. Ali Potasky rode Inxs into second place with 69.558%, claiming the second qualifying slot.
“It’s an important division,” enthused Tarjan, who rides as an novice. “I’ve been right here the final three years and it’s an excellent solution to get the greener horses into the CDI stadium and in entrance of the CDI judges with out the stress of a CDI.
“Summersby is a extremely nice horse, and solely eight years previous. I’m simply blissful that she stayed with me via the entire check. The horse has to get stronger within the work, however she’s actually sincere and the environment didn’t appear to have an effect on her in any respect.”
Pape Posts Second Win of the Week
Within the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix Particular, offered by ProElite®, Nice Britain’s Susan Pape and Concord’s Eclectisch notched up one other victory, including a 70.021% win to their blue ribbon within the qualifying Grand Prix class.
“Our trip felt good and highly effective in the present day,” mentioned Pape. “Sadly, I had a mistake within the twos and those on the centerline. However aside from that, it was superb. The passage on the left lead was superb for him and expressive. Within the canter work, those had been lovely, and so was the prolonged canter.”
Pape and the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion by Zenon, owned by Pape and Concord Newbie Sports activities Basis, have been partnered for a number of years, and she or he mirrored on what taking the trip over on the well-trained horse has been like.
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