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More Aussie success at Global Dressage Festival V

 Jemma Heran and Saphira Royal 2. Image: Susan J Stickle

Jemma Heran and Saphira Royal 2. Image: Susan J Stickle.


More Aussie success at Global Dressage Festival V

By Equestrian Life

Global Dressage Festival V is wrapping up in Wellington Florida, with three Australian riders building on their success from the previous event.

Jemma Heran and Saphira Royal 2 finished fourth in the CDI3* Grand Prix on Thursday, scoring 67.108%. The pair then contested the CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Saturday and finished third with a terrific PB score of 70.319%. The class was won by Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Hyatt on a score of 70.596%, so it was very close at the top end of the placings!

Kate Kyros and Chemistry continued their dominance of the CDI-U25 classes, winning Thursday’s CDI-U25 Inter II with a PB score of 69.794% and Friday’s CDI-U25 Grand Prix on 69.385%. Kate also finished second in Friday’s CDI1* Prix St Georges with Intro K, scoring 69.912%, and was third in Saturday’s CDI1* Inter I with a score of 67.647%.

Hope Beerling won the CDI-YH 7YO Preliminary Test with Marokko on Saturday, scoring 75.311%. Marokko is a chestnut Oldenburg by Morricone out of a Laurentio mare, and is owned by NorCordia USA.

Competition continues on Sunday at the event, with Hope to contest the CDI-YH 7YO Final Test with Marokko, while Kate will contest the CDI1* Inter I Freestyle with Intro K and the CDI-U25 Grand Prix Freestyle with Chemistry.

One of the largest dressage competitions in North America, Global Dressage Festival spans 10 events over 12 weeks from January through to the end of March, with eight of the events featuring international-level classes. You can find out more about the Global Dressage Festival here.

Full results can be found here.






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