73 was the lucky number for Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, QC, who reached that target to earn two personal best scores during the seventh week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held Feb. 19-23, 2020, in Wellington, FL.
On Feb. 20, Fraser-Beaulieu bested her standing Grand Prix record with All In (Tango x Damiro), her FEI level partner of seven years that she co-owns with her father, Craig Fraser and husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu. The duo earned a score of 73.957 % in the CDI 5* Grand Prix, smashing their previous best of 71.957% from AGDF 10 in 2018. Two days later, Fraser-Beaulieu and the striking 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding returned to the ring for the CDI 5* Grand Prix Special. A score of 73.447% put them in second place and broke their previous Grand Prix Special best of 72.319% from the 2018 Ottawa Dressage Festival.
“All In was incredible at the CDI 5* this past weekend,” said Fraser-Beaulieu. “Scoring two personal bests of 73% in both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special was a huge accomplishment for us. All In was with me every step of the way through both tests. The passage, extended trot and canter tour were a few highlights this past weekend. All In keeps improving and I am really excited for what’s to come next.”
Fraser-Beaulieu and All In’s teammates from the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, and Deer Ridge Equestrian’s Zodiac MW (Rousseau x Amethist), also wowed the judges at AGDF 7. They clinched first place in the CDI 3* Grand Prix on Feb. 20, drawing a score of 70.935% from the judges. Lane and the 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding made the top three once again on Feb. 22, placing third in the CDI 3* Grand Prix Special with 66.787%.
In the small tour, Canada was well represented by Ariana Chia of Winnipeg, MB, and her 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Fiderflame (Fidertanz x Abanos). They placed second in the CDI 3* Intermediate I on Feb. 21 with 69.314% and third in the CDI 3* Intermediate I Freestyle on Feb. 23, where they bumped their score up to a notable 71.745%.
Earning a pair of third place finishes was Diane Creech aboard Robbie W, the 17-year-old Oldenburg gelding sired by Rubin Royal that she co-owns with Louise Leatherdale. The Caistor Centre, ON, native placed third in Feb. 21’s CDI 1* Prix St. Georges and the following day’s CDI 1* Intermediate I with scores of 68.480% and 68.726%, respectively.
In the Under 25 (U25) division, Camille Carier Bergeron of Mascouche, QC, rode Acoeur (Acordelli x Ricardo), Gilles Bergeron’s 13-year-old Baden-Württemberg gelding, to third in the Intermediate II on Feb. 20 (63.088%).
Competition continues at AGDF until late March, with the next CDI competition taking place Feb. 26-March 1. For more information and results, visit https://gdf.coth.com.