Barbançon Claims Grand Prix Particular Victory with New Private Finest Rating in AGDF Week 3
Morgan Barbançon & Habana Libre A. Picture © SusanJStickle.com.
Week 3 of the Adequan® International Dressage Competition (AGDF) continued this weekend, with a victory for France’s Morgan Barbançon and her personal Habana Libre A within the FEI Grand Prix Particular CDI4*, introduced by Palm Seashore Equine Clinic.
Barbançon’s 74.404% efficiency aboard the Dutch Warmblood gelding by Zizi Prime marked the pair’s highest Grand Prix Particular rating to this point. At 11 years previous, Habana Libre A was the youngest horse within the class. The pair completed greater than three share factors away from second-placed Anna-Christina Abbelen (GER), who rode her personal and Silke Abbelen-Mooren’s Sam Donnerhall to 71.234%. Spain’s Pablo Gómez Molina claimed third on the 13-year-old PRE gelding Ulises De Ymas with 69.915%.
“I’m tremendous blissful,” stated the 30-year-old Barbançon, who’s competing at AGDF for the primary time. “I’m on cloud 9. Actually, I believed we might get a 72% or possibly 73%, and I might have been tremendous pleased with that. In the present day, I had such a floaty, fluid experience, and I didn’t push.”
Tarjan Claims Ticket to Lövsta Future Problem Last
The second qualifiers within the Lövsta Future Problem Younger Horse Grand Prix Collection and the Future Problem Younger Horse Prix St. Georges Collection despatched two extra combos by to the Grand Last (which takes place in AGDF 11) from every class. These courses purpose to determine and nurture gifted, up-and-coming younger FEI horses.
Within the Lövsta Future Problem FEI Intermediate II Qualifier, Alice Tarjan rode her personal Summersby II (by Sezuan x Sandro Hit) to 70.833%. Ali Potasky rode Inxs into second place with 69.558%, claiming the second qualifying slot.
“It’s an ideal division,” enthused Tarjan, who rides as an novice. “I’ve been right here the final three years and it’s an excellent solution to get the greener horses into the CDI stadium and in entrance of the CDI judges with out the strain of a CDI.
“Summersby is a very nice horse, and solely eight years previous. I’m simply blissful that she stayed with me by the entire take a look at. The horse has to get stronger within the work, however she’s actually sincere and the ambiance didn’t appear to have an effect on her in any respect.”
Pape Posts Second Win of the Week
Within the CDI3* FEI Grand Prix Particular, introduced by ProElite®, Nice Britain’s Susan Pape and Concord’s Eclectisch notched up one other victory, including a 70.021% win to their blue ribbon within the qualifying Grand Prix class.
“Our experience felt good and highly effective at this time,” stated Pape. “Sadly, I had a mistake within the twos and those on the centerline. However aside from that, it was excellent. The passage on the left lead was excellent for him and expressive. Within the canter work, those have been lovely, and so was the prolonged canter.”
Pape and the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion by Zenon, owned by Pape and Concord Newbie Sports activities Basis, have been partnered for a number of years, and he or she mirrored on what taking the experience over on the well-trained horse has been like.
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