The pair win the $37,000 Restylane 1.45m CSI2* ‒ a hot start, as it is their first show after a lengthy break due to the pandemic.
Fraser-Beaulieu and the big gelding earned their highest Grand Prix CDI-W score ever and now set their sights on the FEI World Cup Finals.
Second place in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* for Special went to Canada’s Lindsay Kellock piloting Sebastien, who earned 72.326%.
Top Canadians in the $73,000 class were Tiffany Foster, 5th with Figor, and Mario Deslaurier, 10th riding Bardolina 2.
The victory marked a triumphant return for the German rider after a four-year absence from WEF; Tiffany Foster 5th with Northern Light.
Three Canadians finished in the top 10 in the $37,000 class, led by Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2, who placed second.
WEF 4 started out with an incredible sweep by the American rider; top Canadian was Erynn Ballard and Nespresso Van’t Laekhof, 3rd in Sec. A.
Guenter Seidel and Equirelle win their first Grand Prix Freestyle while Canada's Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien grab 2nd place.
Germany’s Christoph Koschel tops the FEI Grand Prix CDI4* ahead of Kellock while Lauren Barwick is 3rd in CPEDI3* competition.
Tiffany Foster and Brighton grab 6th place in the CSI3*; all WEF feature classes are available to watch for free both live and on-demand.