Ottawa, ON – Canadian Olympian Evi Strasser enjoyed five top five placings in the Grand Prix and Advanced division classes at the CDI-W Wroclaw in Wroclaw, Poland, September 12–14, 2008.


Strasser and Quantum Tyme, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Quattro x Argentinius), started the competition off with a score of 66.167% in the Grand Prix test which was good for fourth place. Out of a field of 16 starters, the pair then went on to finish tied for fourth place in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 68.600%.


“Quantum was in top form, and he was very focused in the in Grand Prix test. We received high marks for our piaffe, passage, pirouettes and changes,” said Strasser of her long-time partner. “I am also very thrilled with our Freestyle. He was a little up in the beginning, but settled in and showed off his quality throughout the performance. The judges commented on how well he is going, and that they thought that he is getting better and better.”


Her success continued in the Advanced division with her second horse, Action Tyme, an eight-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Aktuell x Aleksander). In the Prix St. Georges test, the pair scored 65.583% for fourth place. Strasser and her stallion moved up one place, to third, in the Intermediaire I test with 65.550%, and finished off with a score of 66.650% and fourth place in the Intermediaire I Freestyle.


“Action Tyme was also in fine form, and in the Freestyle he was fantastic,” noted Strasser. “The only problem we had during our Freestyle was that the music stopped on the last centerline, and it was just a technical problem. I was very happy with how he performed.”


Strasser will be making her way to the next CDI competition which is CDI 3* Saumur held September 25–28 in Saumur, France.


The international judging panel included Slawomir Pietrzak (FEI C—POL), Barnabas Mandi (FEI O—HUN), Peter Hansaghy (FEI I—HUN), Waclaw Pruchniewicz (FEI I—POL), Janusz Lawin (FEI I—POL), Maja Stukelj (FEI I—SLO), Raphaël Saleh (FEI C—FRA), and Zofia Gorska (FEI I—POL).