As Canadian Dressage athletes continue the final push to qualify for the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile later this fall, competition was intense in the inaugural Dressage Classic CDI 1* 2* and 3* at Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, QC from Sept. 1 – 3.

Prix St Georges

Beatrice Boucher of Saint-Dominique, QC and Summerwood’s Limei (Londonderry x Weltmeyer), a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Monica von Glahn lead all pairs with a score of 72.794%. Boucher also won the Intermediate I with a score of 72.059%.

In second place was Canadian Dressage team veteran Shannon Dueck of Langley, BC, who now lives in Loxahatchee, FL, and Angelika MW (Franziskus FRH x Welt Hit II), an eight-year-old Oldenburg mare co-owned by Dueck, Elizabeth Ferber and Kathy Putnam finishing with a score of 71.176%

Rounding out the top five was Lori Bell of Beaverton, ON, and Flirt (70.686%) in third; Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, QC and Jaccardo (70.637%) in fourth; and Jaimey Irwin of Stouffville, ON, and Flirtfaktor S (68.235%) in fifth.

Grand Prix

Sainte-Adèle, QC, native Tanya Strasser-Shostak and Fidelis Tyme (Fit for Fun x Pentagon’s Peron), a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Evi Strasser, lead nine athlete and horse combinations with a score of 67.304%.

Grand Prix Special

In the CDI3* Grand Prix Special, Camille Carier Bergeron of Laval, QC, earned the victory aboard Gilles Bergeron’s Sound of Silence 4 (San Amour I x Limes), a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding, with a score of 68.128%.

Athletes will now wait to see if they will be selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile from Oct. 20 – Nov. 5. The Equestrian Canada Dressage committee will base their selection off of the approved selection criteria found here.

For full information and results about the Dressage Classic, please click here.