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Jan Brons and Jourdan Score Top Marks in USEF HP Grand Prix Special
PHOTO CAPTION: Jan Brons and Jourdan win the USEF HP Grand Prix Special
at Cosequin Wellington Dressage. Photo credit: Susan J. Stickle.
Chrissy Lane of
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Wellington, FL - February 10, 2007 - On the third day of Cosequin
Wellington Dressage at the 2007 Winter Equestrian Festival, Jan Brons
and Jourdan took home the highest honors in the USEF High Performance
Grand Prix Special test.
Brons and Jourdan, who were victorious in a Grand Prix class at Zada
Enterprises, LLC, Dressage at The National this past year, earned a
68.867 percent for the win. High performance classes are qualifying
events for the Intermediaire I National Championships and the Pan
American Games Selection Trials in Gladstone, NJ. Jourdan is a Dutch
Warmblood gelding by Elmshorn and is owned by Brons. In competition
yesterday, the pair earned a 63.542 percent for their Grand Prix
"I liked (the test) a lot, especially since yesterday he was a little
hot and unruly," Brons commented. "Today he was way more rideable, and
even though he had a mistake in the one tempis, I was very happy with
how rideable he was. I could just go around the ring like it was a day
at home, and I liked that."
Brons said that there was no specific part of the test that he favored
and noted that there were many good movements throughout the
performance. His plans for the horse for the season include the next two
WEF dressage shows and a possible bid for an invitation for Gladstone.
Nancy Later and her own Alexis -D were second in the Special with a
67.733 percent, and Suzanne Dansby Phelps was third with Goubergh's
Kaspar, earning a 65.93 percent.
Lars Petersen and Succes, a brilliant gray, set the bar in the FEI Grand
Prix Special and earned a 71.8 percent, which was more than eight points
ahead of the rest of the class. Second place finishers were Mikala
Gundersen and Cipriano with a 63.6 percent, and Ashley Fornell and
Kerido rounded out the top three with a 61.533 percent. Pati Pierruci
and Cosaco also earned a 61.533.
In the FEI Young Rider Prix St. Georges, sponsored by the North American
Junior and Young Riders' Championships, Kayce Redmond and Lipton earned
a 67.167 percent for the win. In October, the pair won at the Great
American/USDF Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Championship for
Region 3. Lipton is an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Lobster
and is owned by Redmond. Second place went to Caroline Roffman and
Rigavdon, earning a 65.750 percent, and Ana DiGironimo and Cadanz were
third with a 63.833 percent.
In the FEI Junior Individual Test, also sponsored by NAJYRC,Jessica
Deimler and Sion's Shadow rode to the win with a 62.083 percent. Earning
second and third, respectively, were Sarah Magbee and Lucky Mann, and
Lauren Knopp and Futurus.
Dressage competition kicks off at 8 a.m. Sunday and will continue
through the afternoon, Tomorrow's highlight classes are the freestyles,
and competitors ride personally choreographed tests that have