Articles: Press Release
Marie Pettersson and Ommen Triumph in FEI Test of Choice Division at
Zada Florida Dressage Classic
PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Pettersson and Ommen. Photo by Susan J.
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Wellington, FL - February 26, 2007 - Competition in the third day of the
Zada Florida Dressage Classic heated up with a closely contested FEI
Test of Choice division, where riders choose which test they will
Earning the blue ribbon in the class was Marie Pettersson on Ommen with
a 66.000 percent. The pair rode third to last and triumphed over Ed
Borrensen and Beemer, who held the lead for most of the afternoon with a
64.417 percent and ended the day in third place. The second place
position went to Lynda Alicki and Nick who rode a competent test and
were awarded a 65.833 percent.
The remainder of the class was extremely close, and fourth place went to
Betsy LaBelle and Routinier, who closed out the afternoon with the last
ride. All top four finishers rode the Prix St. Georges test. In fifth
place was Daphne Haagmans and Nimos, who performed the Intermediare I
test to earn a 62.417 percent. Rounding out the top six was Heather Ward
and Aegis Joris with a 61.750 percent.
In the FEI Grand Prix Special, the original class of five entries
dwindled to two on account of scratches, but Tami Crawford and Markant
put in a fluid test to be awarded a 62.533 percent, which earned them
first place. Nancy Later and Alexis-D, a bay Oldenburg mare, were second
with a 60.667 percent.
In the FEI Young Rider Prix St. Georges division, Devon Kane captured
both first and second places on her horses Prins and Douwe,
respectively. She earned a 66.167 percent for her first ride on Prins
and a 60.000 percent with Douwe. Third place went to Julie McKean on
Heslegard's Stravinsky with a 59.500. The FEI Junior Individual Test was
won by Julia Warstler on Integrity.
The Zada Florida Dressage Classic will conclude tomorrow afternoon.
Competition will begin at 10 a.m. in Ring One, and highlights include a
variety of freestyles, which are individualized dressage tests set to