Canadian Lindsay Kellock, who resides in Wellington, FL, and Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), a 15-year-old Rheinländer gelding she co-owns with Enterprise Farm Equestrian, LLC, racked up a career-best Grand Prix score on Thurday at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Their solid test with only a slight bobble in the one-tempis earned 72.326%, which was higher than their previous best of 71.587% in Grand Prix competition at Dressage at Devon in 2019 and the best Grand Prix result since she came onto the Big Tour scene in 2012.
The pair made their 2021 CDI debut during AGDF 3 at the end of January, racking up two second-place finishes in the Grand Prix (68.739%) and Freestyle (74.575%) and at that time she had remarked, “It was our first time back in the international ring in 10 months, so we had a few rusty moments in the Grand Prix but overall many improvements from last season, especially in our passage, piaffe and pirouettes.” Kellock added that “I am very grateful to be able to keep competing through these difficult times and excited for what’s to come with this talented horse.”
Lindsay, 30, now leads her fellow Canadian dressage riders by GP score and plans to compete in the CDI5* at AGDF in two weeks. Qualifying for the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team for the Covid-delayed Games in Tokyo began in January and will end mid-June with the best three GP scores to count.
More results and news from AGDF 5 can be found here.