A split field of 105 entries took on the two $6,000 classes; Canadian David Arcand and Malle Babbe Van’t Kieveld place 6th in Sec. B.
The 2020 Finals of this talent development program were originally set to take place in March 2020 but had to be postponed.
Sunday's feature event at WEF 1 was clinched by Hilary McNerney and Singuletto with Foster and Vienna hot on their heels.
This time the victory came in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3; Krystalann Shingler (CAN) and Fidelio were 8th in the class.
The first international grand prix of the 2021 WEF circuit ended in a win for Madden, with two Canadians in the top ten.
Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) and Berdien captured the win in the 1.50m class at WEF; Canada's Vanessa Mannix was 6th aboard Catinka 25.
The US rider soared to the top in the $37,000 Adequan CSI3* aboard Agana Van Het Gerendal Z; Canada's Eric Lamaze was 5th with Fine Lady 5.
Two Canadians placed in the top 10 of the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* as the 2021 Adequan Global Dressage Festival gets underway at PBIEC.
“The horses are fresh ... They feel like they got a year younger with a year off," said the Olympic gold medalist following his win.
Ballard wraps up a very successful opening week at WEF; Canada's Austin Krawitt 8th in the feature class with the stallion Zazu.