Kathleen Raine (USA) and the lovely mare Breanna scored a 73.667% to win the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 5*, presented by Diamante Farm at Week 5 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE) and Divertimento followed in second with a 72.000% and Jill Irving (CAN) and Degas 12 rounded out the top three with a 69.078%.

Irving and Degas 12 had a lovely test to place them third in the class. “I am so thrilled with our performance. He has finally become a man!” she exclaimed. “He was very good and I feel like now we’re covering ground in the canter, especially in the two-tempis. We landed right on the letter.”

Irving is the presenter of the Jill Irving Owner’s Award at each “Friday Night Stars” Grand Prix Freestyle event of the 2015 season, highlighting owners of winning combinations in both the CDI Prix St. Georges tests and the AGDF National Shows. “I think this city, Wellington, has grown so much and is so international now. Just right now we have Sweden, Canada, and the U.S. represented here and I thought that it was time we started recognizing the owners who are such great stakeholders,” said Irving.

She hopes the award will continue to draw the spotlight to many of the owners who make this sport possible. “I just felt like this was something really dear to my heart, and I’m so passionate about this sport. I think the owners deserve to get a trophy and have some time in the limelight,” she continued.

Steffen Peters (USA) and Rosamunde, the spectacular mare who has wowed crowds this week at AGDF, took home another win, this time in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. The duo received a 73.745% to win the class followed closely by Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo scoring a 69.608% and Shelly Francis and Danilo in third on a 69.137%.

To learn more about the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival and for schedules and ride times, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com for more information. The FEI CDI5*/3*/1* competition will continue through Sunday February 5, 2015.

FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5* presented by Diamante Farms
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1. Kathleen Raine (USA), Breanna, 2000 Hanoverian mare, Bretano ii x World Queen x Weltmeyer: 72.157%, 72.255%, 72.255%, 72.745%, 73.922%, 72.667%

2. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE), Divertimento, 2002 Westphalian gelding, Di Versave x Fatima x Farragamo: 71.765%, 73.333%, 70.196%, 70.980%, 73.725%, 72.000%

3. Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12, 2002 Hanoverian gelding, De Niro x Rosana M x Regazonni: 69.216%, 70.098%, 67.941%, 68.725%, 69.412%, 69.078%

4. Susan Dutta (USA), Currency DC, 2000 Oldenburg gelding, Clintino x Cinderella x Classiker: 67.451%, 69.216%, 65.490%, 67.157%, 65.686%, 67.000%

5. Michael Barisone (USA), HF Victor, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Gribaldi x Miana x Burggraaf: 65.392%, 63.235%, 63.431%, 65.000%, 66.373%, 64.686%

FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1. Steffen Peters (USA), Rosamunde, 2007 Rhinelander mare, Rock Forever x First Lady x Fidermark: 76.863%, 72.451%, 73.235%, 71.078%, 75.098%, 73.745%

2. Charlotte Jorst (USA), Kastels Nintendo, 2003 Dutch Warmblood stallion, Negro x Rodieni R x Monaco: 67.451%, 70.490%, 68.627%, 70.196%, 71.275%, 69.608%

3. Shelly Francis (USA), Danilo, 2004 Hanoverian gelding, De Niro x Annabella x Andiamo: 69.510% 69.706%, 70.490%, 67.647%, 68.333%, 69.137%

4. Arlene Page (USA), Woodstock, 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Havel x Mirania x Contango: 69.412%, 67.451% 70.980%, 68.235%, 68.725%, 68.961%

5. Carrie Schopf (ARM), Sancisco OLD, 2001 Oldenburg gelding, Sandro Song x Rosenfee x Rohdiamant: 71.078%, 68.529%, 65.980%, 67.745%, 67.549%, 67.824%

6. Lara Griffith (GBR), Rubin Al Asad, 2002 Hanoverian gelding, Rubin Royal x Wandergirl: 66.373%, 67.059%, 70.392%, 67.745%, 67.549%, 67.824%

7. Alice Tarjan (USA), Elfenfeuer, 2007 Oldenburg mare, Florencio x Elfensonne x Sion: 65.980%, 66.961%, 65.490%, 69.216%, 66.569%, 66.843%

8. Yvonne Losos de Muniz (DOM), Foco Loco W, 2005 Belgian Warmblood gelding, V Sierappel x M. Weingraefin: 65.784%, 64.412%, 64.804%, 67.745%, 65.196%, 65.588%