The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* wrapped up competition on Sunday, April 18, with the final classes for CDI and national competition. In Arena 3, Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Sebastien captured the win in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, while Kevin Kohmann (GER) and Five Star swept the Small Tour with a third win in the FEI Intermediate 1 Freestyle CDI3*.
It was the second win of the week for Kellock and Sebastien, who also won Friday’s Grand Prix CDI3*. They received a score of 72.021% in the Special, which is longer, more technical, and offers more challenging movements.
“The pirouettes to the one-tempis down centerline, that’s a difficult move,” Kellock agreed. “It’s just overall longer, so it’s harder for them to keep their power throughout. For this horse, it’s a good test because his strengths are his passage and his extended trot, and there is a lot of that in this test. He likes this test.”
Kellock felt that Sebastien improved from Friday’s grand prix and noted, “Sebastien again brought his ‘a’ game and tried his heart out for me. I just could not be happier. We had some great passage today and good pirouettes. My overall feeling was that I had more power in this test than I did in the grand prix. That showed in the score.”
Sebastien is a “very, very confident horse,” described Kellock of the 15-year-old Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit x Fidermark owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC. “He loves attention. He doesn’t always show it, but he always wants attention. My manager Meghan Donovan is his number one caregiver, and he loves her to death. She is constantly giving him attention in every way. He’s a people horse for sure.”
Kellock was thrilled with her results this week in her first time at World Equestrian Center – Ocala.
“I think it’s an incredible facility,” she said. “The stabling is so nice, and the air-conditioning is a huge bonus. It’s also just great exposure for our horses to be able to compete in an indoor environment. We don’t have that a lot in North America, so that was great to know that my horse can come into an indoor and perform. I can’t wait to come back here and compete again. To be at WEC for the first time and win the first CDI here is pretty special.”
Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* went to Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) and All In, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and Marc Andre Beaulieu. They received a score of 71.936%.
Along with being the top amateur in the class, Jessica Howington (USA) placed third overall with Cavalia, her own 14-year-old KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall x I.P.S. Gribaldi, with a score of 71.447%.
The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* has concluded, but international dressage competition will return to World Equestrian Center – Ocala with the World Equestrian Center Dressage IV CDI-W on October 21-24, 2021, and World Equestrian Center Dressage V CDI-W on December 9-12, 2021.
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Final Results: FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*
1 Sebastien: 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit x Fidermark owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC and Lindsay Kellock
Lindsay Kellock (CAN): 71.170, 72.553, 72.128, 73.298, 70.957, 72.021%
2 All In: 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser and Marc Andre Beaulieu
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN): 73.191, 70.745, 71.596, 73.404, 70.745, 71.936%
3 Cavalia: 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall x I.P.S. Gribaldi owned by Jessica Howington
Jessica Howington (USA): 70.957, 71.170, 72.128, 71.596, 71.383, 71.447%
4 Eclips: 2009 KWPN gelding by Apache x Olympic Ferro owned by Barbara Soederhuizen and Chris Von Martels
Chris Von Martels (CAN): 70.319, 70.532, 71.064, 70.106, 72.012, 70.809%
5 Arthur: 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz x Contango owned by Jill Irving
Jill Irving (CAN): 68.617, 68.298, 68.936, 71.489, 67.128, 68.894%
6 WGangster Girl: 2003 American Warmblood mare by Sieger x Inxcess owned by Sally Seaver
Nora Batchelder (USA): 67.128, 69.362, 67.447, 68.298, 67.766, 68.000%