of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI****/CDIY
FL March 8, 2004 The Palm Beach Dressage Derby, the
flagship show of the annual three-event Palm Beach Dressage Derby
Series hosted by The Horse Park At Equestrian Estates, drew a stellar
roster of competitors for the prestigious show, held March 5-7,
2004, in Loxahatchee, Florida. Walter and Mary Anne McPhail and
their Fair Weather Properties, Inc. developed White Fences Equestrian
Estates and the Horse Park.
four-day Derby presented 10 competitions in the CDI,
which featured qualifying classes for the Dressage Team Selection
Trials for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the USET Foundation
Intermediaire I Championship and the USET Foundation Grand Prix
Championship. The show also offered USEF recognized classes from
Training Level through Grand Prix, including qualifying competitions
for the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships and the BLM Championships.
off the competition on Friday, March 5, in the CDI, Ashley Holzer
of Palm Beach, FL, riding Gambol for Canada topped a roster of 23
entries in the Prix St. Georges, scoring 71.350%. Shannon Dueck
of Wellington, FL, riding for Canada won the Intermediaire II with
Korona, besting the class of three entries with her score of 66.667%.
Jodie Kelly of Destin, Florida, aboard Weltkaar won the Young Rider
Team Test, earning 63.467% to top the class of 10.
in the CDI continued on Saturday, March 6, with four classes contested.
Ashley Holzer riding Gambol won the Intermediaire I scoring 72.167%,
heading up a class of 24 horses. Seventeen horses competed in the
Grand Prix B. Robert Dover of Wellington, FL, and Southampton, NY,
dominated the class, taking the win with FBW Kennedy on a score
of 71.333%, and placed second with Rainier who earned 69.500%. Ashley
Holzer showed Imperioso to third place after Dover, receiving marks
totaling 67.00%. Jodie Kelly claimed her second win in the Young
Riders, besting a field of 11 horses with Weltkaar on a score of
up the CDI on Sunday, March 7, four classes were contested. Catherine
Morelli of Wellington, FL, and Bedminster, New Jersey, aboard Be
Se won the Intermediaire I Freestyle, earning 70.300%, topping a
field of nine entries. Nine horses contested the Grand Prix Special,
and Robert Dover rode FBW Kennedy to the victory, scoring 70.880%.
Michael Barisone of Loxahatchee, FL, and Long Meadow, NJ, aboard
Neruda earned second place on a score of 65.240%. Mirja Block of
Lake Worth, FL, riding for Germany aboard Asharhaddon took third
place, scoring 64.760%. In the Grand Prix Freestyle, nine horses
performed kurs, with Robert Dover and Rainier earning the win on
the high score of the CDI, 75.550%. Ashley Holzer aboard Imperioso
earned second place with 71.300%. Evi Strasser of Quebec riding
Quantum Tyme for Canada placed third with 70.400%. And completing
her hat-trick, Jodie Kelly and Weltkaar won the Young Rider Freestyle,
addition to the CDI in Ring 1, three other rings were in action
showcasing the USEF-recognized classes. The most consistent winner
in the FEI level classes was Olympic and Pan Am Games medallist
Carol Lavell of Loxatchee, FL. She had a standout show, winning
all three of her Intermediaire I classes with Much Ado, her 2003
Pan Am Games mount. Lavell and Much Ado earned 67.642% in the Intermediaire
II; scored 72.250% in the Intermediaire I; and wrapped up the weekend
with a 66.475% in the FEI Freestyle Test of Choice at I-I.
Warren of Loxahatchee, FL, and North Smithfield, RI, also had a
winning weekend, claiming a blue ribbon every day. He showed Brighella
to the win in the First Level Test I Open, earning 74.074% on Friday;
he won the Second Level Test 2 Open on Saturday with Romantic on
a score of 73.514%; and then wrapped up his weekend with another
win in Second Level Test 4 aboard Romantic, earning 72.549%.
Kelly was also successful in the lower levels, showing on another
mount. She won the First Level Test 1 AA & Jr/YR aboard her
mare On Broadway, earning 70.741%. On Sunday, she won First Level
Test 4 AA Jr/YR, on a score of 74.815% which was the High
Score of the show.
complete results, visit http://www.pbderby.com/